5.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 072006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated while moving from a stop sign at 10 mph on normal road conditions, fire was noticed coming out of the hood. The contact evacuated the vehicle. The fire department was present to extinguish the fire however, the vehicle was deemed a total loss. The fire department determined a short circuit from the battery cable was the source of the fire. There was no police report taken. The dealership nor the manufacturer were contacted.

- Franklin, IN, USA

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