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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,550 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 292007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles


While letting my car warm up, with the heated seats on low, the drivers seat started smoldering, and filled the car with smoke. I phoned 911 for the fire truck. The cushion under the leather upholstery disintegrated under the heat. The car is a 2003 PT CRUISER GT turbo, with only 23000 km. I have not contacted my dealer, yet.

- Lindsay On Canada, 00, USA

problem #1

Jun 142003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Heated seats went on by themselves and poor/dangerous location of on/off switch (on seat base between seat and door) is unsafe.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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