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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,906 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 162008

PT Cruiser

  • miles


The multifunction turn signal switch allows stops working and fog lights stay on making the battery run down and the only immediate remedy is to disconnect the fog lights, I pulled the fuse. I have read many complaints about this on the internet, it is a big problem.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #4

Feb 012008

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,500 miles
The multifuction turn signal switch allows stops working and fog lights stay on making the battery run down and the only immediate remedy is to disconnect the fog lights. This part has failed three times on my PT CRUISER.

- Blue Point, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 102004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,030 miles
I own a 2002 PT CRUISER, which was subject to a recall concerning the dash cluster gauges. Gauges failed on me causing me to run out of fuel on I-285 in atlanta. Took vehcile in for recall reprograming of the dash clusters when the vehicle had 4000 miles on the odometer. This failure occurred at 24000 miles. I have been waiting over two weeks for the dealer to obtain the part needed to fix the problem. Today I was told that the part has to be "burned" into the dash order to fix the problem. Moreover, the service manager wayne hammond (770-216-9300) stated that he had a number of consurmers with the same problem. I have been riding around with a gas can in my vehicle for fear of running out; without dash or interior lights or gauges.

- Dunwoody, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2002 PT CRUISER caught fire and the dealer and the manufacturer say too bad.the car had two recalls one which was fixed and one which they never notified me of.

- Triangle, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 042003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 34,000 miles
While driving consumer noticed black smoke coming from the engine. Consumer pulled the vehicle over, opened the hood, and noticed that the engine was on fire. Driver called the fire department to put the fire out.

- Sebastopol, CA, USA

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