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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,375 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser accessories - interior problems

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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #4

May 172014

PT Cruiser

  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler PT CRUISER. When the contact entered the vehicle, the driver's seat switch bezel fractured and resulted in exposed wiring. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. Prior to the failure, the vehicle experienced the same failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the component fractured and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Hurt, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 202011

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
Front control arm bushings need to be replaced. Car has only 39,000 miles on it. I purchased this vehicle used as a rental return with only 389 miles on it. Seems that the bushings shouldn't be going out with less than 40,000 miles on a vehicle. Vehicle has had all required maintenance and new tires - I baby this car. Also, panel with controls on left side of drivers seat has detached. I have tried to reattach many times with no success. I will need to bring to the dealership to fix. Unfortunately both of these items happened just after my 36/36 warranty was up and is not covered by my lifetime powertrain warranty. Have been quoted nearly $1000 to fix both.

- Forest Lake, MN, USA

problem #2

Jan 212011

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • miles
Purchased automobile 12/07/2010...repairs conducted on 1/21/11 (1) replacement drivers (outer) L panel driver seat switch bezel broken *same exists panel continually "breaks" down after sitting on drivers seat (2) power lock system L/R door would not lock/or/unlock * additional electrical problems with "late" automatic locking of automobile doors on 11/14/11 during oil-change (mechanic) discovered (1) broken motor mounts (upper/lower) rf engine (2) shock leaking...mechanic stated in 20 plus yrs of work as a mechanic he has "replaced" many PT CRUISER-broken motor mounts...myself, I documented all above in an email to Chrysler 11/14/2011. Suggesting "lemon" automobile & requested total compensation or (new automobile) replacement free of charge.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 052010

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 44,500 miles
For 2009 PT CRUISER I called the Chrysler store requiring about recalls on the side plastic piece were your automatic seat adjustments are. They explained to me that there has been over thousands of cars has come in to get that fixed and is dangerous due to while your driving you seat will move cause the plastic will readjust you if you go over a bump or stopping. Its costing over 300 dollars to fix something that should be a recall item due to dangerous driving hazards. If the seat moves even more it can cause an accident or even worse death.

- Hawthorne, CA, USA

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