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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 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.

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • miles


2004 PT CRUISER customer states that they are problems with the dome lights and the gauges* the consumer believed his problem maybe related to recall # 01V288000

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #2

Jun 092005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
I was driving and the car caught on fire - electrical with flames inside the car. To the best of my knowledge the engine and body of the car were not damaged. The car is currently sitting on the dealer lot. It was reported to Chrysler and the car is under warranty; however, they are denying my claim. I wasn't hurt - just inhaled a lot of black smoke getting the car off the highway and into a parking lot. The windshield shattered from the heat as well as the entire dash to the left of the steering wheel is gone - and the plastic is melted and just hanging. Chrysler is refusing to do anything about my PT CRUISER even though it is under warranty. The 911 operator transferred me to the fire department - who have a report on the car.

- Sun City Center, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 242005

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Lose all instrument panel function, dome light stays on, and door ajar light stays on....even tho no door is has no clue and computer does not report an issue....pull fuse and reinsert resolves the issue....

- Fairfield, ME, USA

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