Notes: The 2006 is the worst year for PT Cruiser engine complaints. Having an engine light on is annoying, but it's the complaints about the engine shutting-off while driving that really have us concerned.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,640 miles

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 102011

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 chrylser PT CRUISER. The contact stated that the air conditionaer would not blow cold air. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that the evapurator was leaking and needed to be replaced. The mechanic notified an authorized dealer and was informed that all of the parts were on back order. The manufacturer was then notified and the contact was informed that all vehicles under 70,000 miles would be covered, under warranty, for the repairs. After informing the manufacturer of the mileage, they denied to cover the repairs under the warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000. Joann graham. Updated 09/07/2011

- Tampa , FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 232007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,280 miles
The speedodometer dropped to zero. Comes and goes and the dealer can not get a reading because it does not do it when they check it. Next the ac kicks in and out of cool air. Next while driving down the road the car dies. I had to put it in neutral and manually turn because it died. I nearly hit a cement wall. Now the dealer says he can not find anything wrong.

- Perkinston, MS, USA

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