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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
146,352 miles

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 162015

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 122,703 miles


I tried rolling my windows up with the electric window switch & smoke started coming from the electric window switches on the dashboard.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #1

May 122014

PT Cruiser

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that rear passenger's side window malfunctioned and as a result, the window would open and close independently. The contact mentioned that the window became stuck in the down position. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 07V149000 (visibility) but did not confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Danville, VA, USA

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