Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
65,291 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. pulled out fuse to get them off (2 reports)
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser lights problems

lights problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

May 252015

PT Cruiser Touring

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,582 miles


I was over 100 miles from home - meeting family members for the first time. THANK GOD I didn't stand in the parking lot waving good bye while everyone else drove away!! So I went shopping and found THE LAST jumper cables in the Shopco and everyone else stayed, so as not to abandon those forced to stay. As soon as I had enough charge to keep the car running - I was alone in the parking lot!

So 4 hours earlier when I first arrived for the gathering, and turned my car off - lights and all, without beeping a warning to me, the fog lights turned on and ran the battery dead... Driving home the fog lights would not turn off - until I discovered that turning on the bright lights, made the fog lights go off. When I got home I removed the fuse (#8) and I am happy to report that when I had to take my cat to the vet on an emergency - my car did start. I don't have over $400 for this - it seems I just replaced the 'clock spring' or something like that, because I thought the air bag was going to blow while I was driving on the interstate...

- , Livingston, MT, USA

problem #1

May 012012

PT Cruiser LX 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Discovered the battery was dead one morning. After getting a jump start, noticed the fog lamps were on and could not get them to turn off. I see from other forums this is a common problem for the PT Cruisers. Add mine to the list. Didn't feel like spending money to get it fixed, so I just pulled the fuse. Problem solved since I didn't use them much anyway. Typical Chrysler junk....

- , New Hope, MN, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?