really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
107,600 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 112014

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,700 miles


This is getting monotonous, but I am going to document the problems with my2008 PT Cruiser. On way home from a trip, about 60 miles in, nearly home, gauges do their dance, car loses power, and idiot lights come on. This happens over and over as I am exiting the highway near home. Finally, car dies on a curve where I can't get over on the shoulder just as I am talking to the manager of the local Chrysler dealership about what is happening. He tells me to get it to them. Thankfully, car starts right up. Take it there and leave for a day. Nothing is the result. No codes. Doesn't do it for them....duh. They didn't drive it 40-60 miles like I did. No solution.

I'm told over the next two weeks that they can't fix it unless the computer gets a code, but no code comes out. I'm told the best things would be if it broke down as then, perhaps, a code will be revealed. Of course, I could be smashed by a big rig or break down in an area of no cell reception, but, oh, well! I have read of others with this same problem. Surely someone knows something. Mechanics used to be able to fix cars without computers. Now we need computer geniuses to deal with our cars. I have emailed my concerns to Chrysler. I'm hoping to hear back before the car breaks down or I get killed.

- Holly S., Washington, IN, US

problem #1

Nov 052014

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,500 miles

First complaint was Oct 15. Second one happened November 5, 2014. Driving PT Cruiser 45 miles in to trip when all gauges bounce up and down, power is lost, and idiot lights come on, all at 70 MPH! This time it happened as I was trying to get out of the way of a big rig coming on to the highway. No power means no getting out of the way! Luckily, he slowed down, or I'd be dead. Pulled over as car stalled this time. Started right up and took back to dealership where I had bought it used 2 1/2 years prior. They still could not figure out what is wrong. I am losing confidence in my car. Such a shame as my 2001 saved my life in a car wreck by protecting me from an out of control car.

- Holly S., Washington, IN, US

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