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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
15 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
21 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,910 miles

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Apr 192002

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,080 miles

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

All air bags failed to inflate in a side and front impact crash of 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER.

- The Colony, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 282002

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
On the 28th of Nov 2002 my wife was involved in an accident. She rearended a pickup truck and it was around 45mph. When she struck the vehicle her airbags never went off. Now she hit the vehicle straight on and if I'm right anything above 25 or more the airbags should deploy. Luckly my wife wasn't injured but she could have been badly injured. I called the company and all they told me was that we should have called then immediately but when something like this happens you don't think about it. I wanted to file a complaint on the defect airbags. The vehicle was repaired and Chrysler said the should 've been notified so they could inspect the vehicle but the insurance company took the vehicle to the body shop right away and they started to repair it while my wife was at work. There was $5,400 in damage to the front end, basically it was completely replaced but the airbags never went off is what has me stumped. It's a 2002 PT CRUISER

- Fort Knox, KY, USA

problem #3

May 012002

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A white powder substance is leaking from air bag. Dealer replaced airbag and dashboard. The substance started leaking again. The manufacturer stated it was a reaction from paint on the plastic. The consumer gets ill from riding in vehicle. Consumer experiences nausea/headaches, and sore throat when riding in the vehicle. The manufacturer will not tell the consumer what the powder was-replace air bag assembly. The consumer states that the windows slip down in the track by themselves and makes a squeaky/creaking noises when used-may still exist per invoice, and reinstall 2 rubber bumpers in glove box-had to order a new air bag module-second time.

- Walpole, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 012001

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, vehicle was stuck on rail road tracks, when consumer was able to move vehicle from tracks, there was undercarriage damage and right front tire damage, vehicle shut off and both air bags deployed, consumer sustained severe damage to face and chest and was knocked unconscious and is receiving physical therapy, prior to purchase of vehicle, consumer informed dealer that plastic from the airbag was partially sticking out of the steering wheel, but dealer assured consumer this was ok, consumer is also concerned there may be a recall on vehicle.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 012001

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, vehicle was stuck on rail road tracks, when consumer was able to move vehicle from tracks, there was undercarriage damage and right front tire damage, vehicle shut off and both air bags deployed, consumer sustained severe damage to face and chest and was knocked unconscious and is receiving physical therapy, prior to purchase of vehicle, consumer informed dealer that plastic from the airbag was partially sticking out of the steering wheel, but dealer assured consumer this was ok, consumer is also concerned there may be a recall on vehicle.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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