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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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.

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.

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 242012

PT Cruiser

  • 135,000 miles


I was driving down the highway and my rear right window flew off while going 55 mph. This is extremely unsafe! I had no idea the window was only glued on! I am curious if there are other people who have had this issue and what can be done.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #4

Nov 082011

PT Cruiser

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the rear driver side window detached from the seaming. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The failure and the current mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Brookland, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 102011

PT Cruiser

  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that when driving approximately 70 mph with all the windows closed, the rear passenger quarter side window suddenly exploded. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised him that the window needed to be replaced due to the sealant not holding. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were approximately 28,000.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 152010

PT Cruiser

  • 50,000 miles
I own a 2005 PT CRUISER. Two months ago, the wipers suddenly stopped working. Mechanic identified problem as a faulty intermittent wiper switch that needed to be replaced and had to be ordered through Chrysler. The vehicle in unsafe to operate without wipers because we live in Florida where it is now rainy season and it rains nearly every day. The mechanic could not get the part despite many calls to Chrysler, and we contacted every dealer/junkyard in the state of Florida trying to get either a new or aftermarket part with no luck. We now have no way to get to work, and if we do drive to work, we get stuck often sitting by the side of the road if/when it rains because we cannot drive without wipers. We contacted Chrysler corporate a few days ago after getting the runaround from dealers for two months, and learned there are several hundred backorders for this very same part all with owners whose wipers don't function! ! this is a health, safety and hazardous issues, particularly for customers in tropic climate in southeastern U.S. where rainy season lasts four months! the part number is 5019-710aa. How can Chrysler be allowed to deny owners the ability to fully enjoy their cars by failing to provide parts for a late model car? this car has only 50,000 miles on it, and I need it to drive 54 miles to work each day, and can no longer get to work because Chrysler cannot get and won't make the part, and has steadfastly refused to get me a loaner car until they figure out how to fill my order and the backorder for this wiper part for hundreds of other consumers across the country who have Chrysler that can't be driven because they can't use the wipers!

- Crescent City, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 162009

PT Cruiser

  • 37,000 miles
The plastic used for the windshield washer nozzles on the Chrysler PT CRUISER GT model is not correct for the application, in that the extra heat under the hood from the turbo charger causes the plastic to become weak and crumble, which results in windshield washer fluid leaking down on top of an electrical panel located on the firewall of the drivers side of the vehicle, which ultimately results in a safety hazard.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

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