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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,600 miles

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 252016

PT Cruiser

  • 180,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that the fog lights illuminated independently and would not turn off. The contact also stated that there was an odor and evidence of smoke coming from the steering wheel. Afterwards, the contact was able to turn the fog lights off and the odor dissipated. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 122010

PT Cruiser

  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. While driving at approximately 30 mph with the fog lamp illuminated, the contact noticed a burning smell. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where a switch in the steering column was replaced. Some time later, the contact was unable to turn off the fog lights. She called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The current mileage was approximately 56,000. The failure mileage was approximately 28,000.

- Des Moines, WA, USA

problem #3

May 012007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that the steering wheel vibrated and she heard a rattling sound coming from underneath the vehicle while it was stationary. She felt that a failed motor mount caused the failure. As of November 8, 2007, the dealer had not completed an inspection. The failure mileage was 75,000 and current mileage was 85,000. Updated 03/13/08. The solenoid pack was leaking. The fog lights were inoperative.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 102004

PT Cruiser

  • miles
For the past 4 months my car fog lights come on for no reason. Woke up in the morning and they where on and if they turn on while driving it seems to affect the radio now when I shut off the car I put turn signal on and it seems to make it stop.

- Tonopah, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 032005

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Battery failure when fog lights go on due to faulty switch

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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