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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 miles

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 082006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


: the contact stated that the brake and tail lights would not illuminate properly. The bulbs intermittently burned out. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the bulbs were changed 4 times. The fifth time the bulbs failed, the dealer determined that the light fixture was defective. Updated 7/25/2006 -

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 202005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake light mechanism fell out from position under dashboard which made the brake lights stay on constantly, resulting in a dead battery and a dangerous situation with the brake lights being constantly on.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #1

Jan 012003

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The gasket on the third break light does not fit up to the rear windshield. There is about a 1/4 inch gap. A new one was installed but it has the same problem. It must be a design flaw.

- Decker, IN, USA

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