really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,312 miles

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problem #6

Jan 162017

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that the air bag indicator turned on and off by itself while driving 20 mph. Also, the horn did not work due to the air bag indicator that was wired into the horn. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing or repairs. The contact called hilltop Chrysler dealer and was advised that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The dealer stated that if there was a failure with the horn or air bag, the repairs would be at the contact's expense. The failure mileage was 77,000.

- Richmond, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 072016

PT Cruiser

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owned a 2009 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a side impact collision at 35 mph. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard where it caught fire. The fire was extinguished by the towing company. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. There were two injuries, one of which required medical attention. The contact suffered neck, shoulder, and head pain. The child occupant suffered from a bruised foot. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 59,000.

- Playa Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 012014

PT Cruiser

  • 60,000 miles
"takata recall" after starting the car the airbag light comes on when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. This has been happening since 60,000 miles. I have had my car hooked up to a machine to tell me what the light is supposed to mean and no codes come up. Each time the light appears it will make a ding sound about ever 30 seconds. I've tried checking the fuse and checking to make sure there weren't any lose wires. This is driving me crazy and makes me wonder if my passenger airbag is going to pop out at any min. This has to be dangerous so I have to warn people before they sit there and most of the time they elect to sit in the back seat and I'm up front like a personal driver.

- Escalon, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 172015

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Air bag light comes on and stays on. Back hatch will not open.

- Levelland, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 182013

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated while traveling 30 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The contact applied the brakes, but the vehicle did not slow down causing the contact to crash into a tree. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 73,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 212011

PT Cruiser

  • 20,871 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact was driving 35 mph when she drove over ice and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle was spun around and another vehicle crashed into the driver side of her vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained head injuries and was transported to the hospital via emergency vehicle. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an auto body shop and declared as destroyed. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 20,871.

- St Paul, MN, USA