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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
401,883 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

problem #3

Feb 192014

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 121,650 miles

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

A guy pulled out in front of me and to avoid hitting him I slammed on my brakes. My seatbelt never locked so I was thrown forward almost to the steering wheel then slammed backwards into my seat. Now I have whiplash and a bone out of place in my neck up near my skull. I have an emergency room bill for severe headache and am having to pay a chiropractor to try to get it back in place to stop the headaches, if she can't with where it is I may need a surgery I can't afford since insurance won't pay for avoided accidents. If the seat belt had locked I would never have had my whole body thrown forward then backward and could have possibly avoided such a severe neck and back injury.

- Aurora, MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 162013

PT Cruiser

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that the front driver's side seat belt failed to retract. As a result, the seat belt not secured warning light would illuminate continuously, as the driver was unable to fasten the seat belt. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 150,000.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #1

May 252009

PT Cruiser

  • 934,000 miles
The driver's side seat belt locked into position & would not protract. Have tried numerous times to get it to do so but have been unable.

- Seatac, WA, USA

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