fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,012 miles

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel system problems

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

May 152009

PT Cruiser

  • 28,000 miles


In 2006 I purchased a 2005 PT CRUISER with 12000 miles, it ran great until may,2009 with approx. 28000 miles, when it started spittering and sputtering upon acceleration and would not exceed a speed of 25 for 15 to 25 seconds, sometimes longer. I found this out on a 275 mile round trip up us hwy 40 after stopping to get gas. Upon reentry to hwy 40 with cars traveling 70-85 mph, my car just would not go. I felt my life as well as my husbands was in grave danger. I immediately put my flashers on and stayed on the shoulder of the road until it returned to normal speed. Then while going up hills, or stopped for red lights, stop sign or slowing down to yield, it would again, spitter & sputt and backfire. Upon my arrival back home I took it to my local Chrysler dealer and was told it was in need of a tune up (atl ess than 20000 miles), and I was told by the dealer it was not covered by warranty, which I believed was a unlimited 5 yr/50,000 miles, costing in excess of $300/which I did not and do not have the funds to get repaired., but still feel this is a danger factor for anyone riding in it. (which I seldom have anyone with me except my husband occasionally.) the PT CRUISER is still the same even though I have added gas treatments and fuel injector cleaners trying to resolve this severe, and potentially deadly problem. The car to date only has a little over 35000 miles and is still acting up, and the "check engine" light continues to stay on. I have taken the car to a trusted local mechanic who informed me that it is a tune up problem or the fuel injectors, and that it should have been covered under warranty that was still in effect at the time. (what is the warranty worth? (not life or limb.) I might add that if I had known of this web site or how to file a complaint when this first happened I would have. Thank you for your interest in the "peoples rights and safety."

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #1

May 262005

PT Cruiser

  • 23 miles
After refueling gague still reads empty, never know how much fuel you have, dealer had car for seven days to run tests could not find the problem so they changed instrement cluster this only lasted 4 on&off cycles and back to same problem

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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