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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
67,435 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012009

PT Cruiser Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


This problem really sucks, the radio led goes out and the horn won't work, then you have to bang on the steering wheel and get it to work hoping the air bag doesn't go off. Then you have the problem of the blinkers not working or working when they want to. Also now I am having the problem of the alarm going off when it feels like it. WHAT IS THE DEAL?????? Has any one found out what the problem is and how do you fix it??? I found a recall on the electrical cluster under the dash, but don't know if we can still use it or not. If I find out anything I will post. Thanks

- , Hernando, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 152004

PT Cruiser 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

The radio LED and horn are malfunctioning. I have had 3 different Car Dealers look at the car and no one can figure out what is wrong with it. It is pissing me off..

- , Vinita, OK, Pacific Islands (US)

problem #2

Jun 042008

PT Cruiser Touring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Whenever the radio LED goes dark, the horn won't work. This is a really weird problem that had our mechanic and the dealership scratching their heads. It occurs randomly, and the dealer could not make it fail during the 2 days they had it. The only real concern is that the horn might be unavailable when it's needed.

- , St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 102007

(reported on)

PT Cruiser Limited 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,739 miles

Would like to know if any one else is experiencing this problem and if so was it fixed?

- , Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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