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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,809 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.

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser engine problems

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 182014

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 89,954 miles


Everytime I turn on the ac unit the fan doesn't come on right away and when it does it pops and the car begins to over heat. At the time I turn off the power.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 252010

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 35,474 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler PT CRUISER. While stopped with the vehicle shifted into park, the contact began to see smoke being emitted from the instrument panel. The contact then popped the hood and noticed a fire in the engine compartment. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was told a heat shield was missing from the wires under the hood. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 35,474 and the current mileage was 35,674. Updated 03/31/11 the consumer stated the first time the vehicle caught on fire, it was due to a missing cover on the catalytic converter. Updated 05/06/11

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

May 012010

PT Cruiser

  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the seat belt warning light would illuminate, followed by the illumination of the every warning light on the instrument panel, and then the vehicle would stall. The vehicle was able to be restarted after a few moments. The contact stated that the failure would occur on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed the contact that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 21,000.

- Courtlandt Manor , NY, USA

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