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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,643 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 lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 072007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I own a 2003 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The covers for the headlights have become totally yellow and hazy or foggy making them very, very dull at night. I contacted Chrysler, was told this was not their problem. I have been advised and have spoken with other pt owners having the same problem. Due to the cost of these covers, I feel Chrysler should be responsible for the replacement of same.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

May 042006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,570 miles
: the contact stated upon inspection of the vehicle it was noticed the covering of the headlights were cloudy. The dealership cleaned the headlights. The manufacturer was alerted.

- North Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 082004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147 miles
I bought my 2003--never titled--PT CRUISER last May. I noticed several weeks later that while driving the headlights and panel lights flickered continuously. Afraid of a short and causing a fire I contacted my dealership immediately. I had the car back 5-6 times and they tried everything from checking for shorts, to replacing a switch, to installing a new panel cluster, and nothing fixed the problem. At one time they had my car for over a week working by phone with the technicians from Chrysler to try to solve the problem and it still exists. I have been very patient them, but my patience has worn out. On one occasion 50 miles from home the lights flickered so bad they went out temporary and I had to pull off the road.

- Blanchard, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,500 miles
While driving at 55 mph headlights were flickering and finally burned out. Vehicle was taken to the dealer eight times for this problem. Dealer has checked every component, trying to repair the problem, but to no avail. The manufacturer repurchased the vehcile from the consumer.

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #1

Mar 112004

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • miles
While driving consumer noticed that headlights and dashboard light were flickering off and on. Vehicle was serviced three to four times, but dealership was still unable to find proper remedy.

- Saint Cloud, MN, USA

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