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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,742 miles

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser lights problems

lights problem

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 232008

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,742 miles


I own a 2004 Chrysler PT CRUISER and came close to hitting a jogger in the pre-dawn hours. The low beam headlights are passable, but the high beam is completely useless and creates a definite safety hazard! I have had the headlights reamed and even changed to 80 watt bulbs, but the problem is in the headlamp housing design. The highbeam puts out a diffused, unfocused light which does not add any increased night vision over the low beam lamps, fortunately the low beams stay on with the high beams. I am not aware if the auto manufacturers must meet minimum headlight performance standards, but if they do exist I'm sure my PT CRUISER would fail. Thank you, brian P. moran

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

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