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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace door panel (1 reports)
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 262007

PT Cruiser 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Riding in car and smelled something bad (like hot brakes or burning rubber or plastic). Grandson cried out from his car seat that something burned him. Stopped car immediately and removed grandson, rear passenger side inside of door was extremely hot had begin to pucker up (like melted plastic). Electric window now does not work. Took it to dealership today and they say because we do not have an extended warranty, we must pay in full, estimate is >500.00. Inside of door panel burned completely. Also should the car not have blown a fuse or something to keep this fire from spreading and continuing but no fuses blew. We are thankful that we are safe but we are very unhappy with PT Cruisers at this time. Also, I doubt the dealership will do anything about the horrible burn smell!

- , Sandy Ridge, NC, USA

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