hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,014 miles

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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser engine problems

engine problem

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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012014

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 180,798 miles


I drove 15 miles an pulled at 55 mph into oskaloosa ia reduced speed to 35 down to 25 an thought I smelled something burning like wires an antifreeze, black smoke rolled out from under neath my hood on passenger side put in park popped hood opened hood flames coming from underneath engine in front of alternator grabbed snow throwing it on flames called 911 got fire extinguisher sprayed got fire out fire dept.showd looked they said smelt like wiring& antifreeze burnt smell.then looked in side of car keys in my hand dash lights all lite up an flashing.fireman said electrical melted the windshield washer fluid container.cause car was off we discounted battery took neg off laid it where nothing touch an went take pos.off sparks shot out of neg.cable end. The day before at nite I put brake on in car an head lights flickered never done that before.they'd dim bright while driving.fog lights kept burning out they came on when car was off.several times.I replaced alternator/ starter/battery/ valvecover/ all 3 sensors/ new headlamps they were so dim with new even.ud even get scked just checkin engine oil dip stick. Replaced struts &schocks an both tie rod ends bearings. All since Nov 2013.

- New Sharon, IA, USA

problem #1

Apr 262013

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 25,229 miles
Car using about 1 quart of oil per 1000 miles of operation. Head gasket leaking. Head gasket replaced by dealer. Now uses 1 quart of oil per 880 miles of operation.

- Middletown, NY, USA

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