Notes: Chrysler has taken the boring small car frame of the Neon, grafted a 1930s-era roadster body on top and named it the PT Cruiser. While the new look may appeal to some, the vehicle has unfortunately also inherited many of the same problems as the Neon.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,500 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012004

PT Cruiser

  • 45,000 miles


Multipurpose switch turn signal, fog lamp, dimmer. Malfunctioned and leaves fog lamps on intermittently, whether vehicle is occupied or not. Drained battery multiple times and required removal of fog lamp fuse. My positive battery cable melted and lost electrical function of entire car.

- Emory, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 242007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
My 2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER's fog lights will not go off even when the car is not running unless the left turn signal is turned on. If the turn signal switch is not turned on the fog lights drain the battery leaving me stranded and requires recharging or replacement of the battery. Multiple forums I've read lead me to believe this is a massive problem with the PT CRUISER. It requires replacement of a multifunction switch at a cost of over $200.

- Freeburg, IL, USA

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