definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

May 122005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Came out to car after work to go home. The car wouldn't start, the ignition would turn on, but the engine wouldn't turn over. I turned the ignition on-off-on to get any trouble codes and when I took the key out afterwards the "key in ignition chime" sounded when I opened the door after I had already removed the key. I put the key back in the ignition and tried to start the car again, but the ignition wouldn't even turn on, there was no discernble click as I turned the key in the ignition at all. I had the car towed to the dealership and they told me I need to have the entire steering column replaced and that it wasn't covered under the daimler Chrysler service contract I had purchased when I got the car new.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #1

Apr 022005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
My ignition would not turn after putting in the key. It was as if the solenoid was frozen.

- Fairburn, GA, USA

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