really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,869 miles

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problem #19

Jun 042019

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler PT CRUISER. On several occasions (6) times, while driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled. After several attempts, the contact managed to restart the vehicle in neutral and in park. The vehicle was taken to gary miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (located at 5746 peach St, millcreek township, pa 16509, (814) 868-3635) to be diagnosed, but the mechanic was unable to retrieve a fault code or duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000. The VIN was not available. Invalid VIN

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #18

Dec 012018

PT Cruiser

  • 140,000 miles
Back hatch comes open randomly on its own. Sitting still while off or on, driving down the road it doesn┐T matter, it triggers to open randomly.

- Henderson, KY, USA

problem #17

Dec 122017

PT Cruiser

  • 24,999 miles
The tipm (the computer that maintains the whole car) is bad and needs to be replaced in an almost 10 year old vehicle bought new in 2008 with only 25,000 miles on it. It is sending bad signals to the wipers so I cannot drive it in bad weather. Although thre is a powertrain for life warranty, Chrysler refuses to replace the tipm. I was driving in heavy morning traffic it was snowing and the wipers stuck in the middle of the car causing me to be unable to see posing a danger to myself and others. The car also stopped dead in traffic on me a couple of times and there was nothing wrong with the battery I took it to the shop and they found nothing.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #16

Dec 202017

PT Cruiser

  • 125,000 miles
While driving with my headlights and fog lights on, using my turn signal turns off my headlight on that side until the turn signal shuts off. I have also seen this in a Chrysler 300, and a town and country. And, I have seen this in a Chevy camaro and a VW. Something is seriously wrong here!!! the date is only because you need a date. It is frequent, .

- El Mirage, AZ, USA

problem #15

Dec 132017

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Good morning, this may not be an emergency, or a severe safety hazard, but... I found that my 2007 Chrysler PT CRUISER had an annoying flaw. When I had my headlights on with the driving lights, and I put on my turn signal, the headlight on that side would go out. Since nothing else was affected, I chose to keep my driving lights off. However, I have noticed is that other Chrysler (300, 200), a Jeep Cherokee, a Chevy camaro, and a Volkswagen do the same thing, but without the driving light being on. It is always when the turn signal is engaged while the headlights are on. I have only noticed this recently...I am not sure why, but I am beginning to see this a lot. On a dark, rainy night, that could eliminate a whole quadrant of light is a person is turning. There is an electrical issue with several different manufacturers. I am also going to contact other entities, but I think this is a real problem. Thank you. Jules ohrin-greipp

- El Mirage, AZ, USA

problem #14

Aug 212017

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Blinker works at times and not at others. Battery light came on while drivumg, got home now it won't start, battery has full charge but the starter is not cranking.

- Paigepaige, TX, USA

problem #13

Jun 192017

PT Cruiser

  • 45,000 miles
Our PT CRUISER has approx. 63,000 miles on it. As you're driving our car, all of a sudden all the engine lights come on and the gauges go down and the engine shuts off. When you pull over and restart the car it starts and this may happen again further down the road or may not happen again for a few weeks. This happens both on city streets and on the highway. This has been happening more and more frequently and for over a year. The last time I was in for maintenance it happened just as I pulled into the dealership, yet when the code scan was used no problems were indicated. This is extremely dangerous. Someone is going to get killed on the highway if that hasn't happened already. Since we have no other vehicle we must use this car. I have been asking online if any other cruiser owners are having this problem. There are many people having the same problem but no one has been forthcoming with a solution. I also noted some cruiser owners are talking about starting a class action suit against Chrysler. I really don't want to go that route if I don't have to. I just want my cruiser fixed.

- Jeannette, PA, USA

problem #12

Mar 011917

PT Cruiser

  • 129,600 miles
I bought a used 2007 Chrysler PT CRUISER. I have paid $900+ for tightening the underneath of the car. The back windows do not go down and the hatchback lock will not open. I would like to know if some of the recalls were not taken care of or if these repairs are covered. Thank you. Problems were there when I bought it., but I was unaware. Shifter is hard to get the button up to get the key out.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #11

Sep 082015

PT Cruiser

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, several unknown warning lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be duplicated. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified O the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #10

Jun 102015

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
Totally integrated power module (tipm) is not turning on the low speed fan resulting in overheating of A/C coolant which in turn increases pressure in A/C system and total evacuation of system coolant, a real environmental problem. The increase in operating temperature also increases load on engine cooling system and threatens total engine failure. MA 10/2 the consumer stated the vehicle had not been repaired because it was too expensive. Updated 12/28/2015

- Medford, WI, USA

problem #9

Dec 082014

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
I drive a 2007 T cruiser and have on and off again issues with my center dashboard lights coming on and gauges going up and down. Engine almost stalls in heavy traffic. This has happened several times and the mechanics cannot find any issues with wiring, grounding, battery, alternator, switches, etc. Happens at any time. Will be fine for a short period of time and then it will start to do it again. This takes place sitting still and in heavy traffic. Chrysler better take note and figure this out or they will have a huge lawsuit like what is going on with GM. Many people with the same complaints; how is it no one is concerned? scared to drive my vehicle.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #8

Mar 052013

PT Cruiser

  • 127,000 miles
This car kept over heating and after having the thermostat water pump and the entire fan unit replaced. Failing to find the source the head gasket blew.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 012014

PT Cruiser

  • 75,000 miles
I am frequently experiencing the following problem which includes the check engine light coming on, the car not wanted to accelerate, feeling like the car is going to stall while driving down the road. One time it did stall in traffic however, it started right back up. The check engine light does go out. I have taken it to several car places and no one has been able to diagnose the problem. This is a serious problem as I am afraid to drive the car. It has happened at varying speeds and weather conditions, from 20 - 60 miles per hour, local road to highways, warm days, cool days and everything in between. It is hard to predict when this will happen but is an issue that should be addressed before something serious happens and people are injured.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #6

Sep 032013

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
We were coming to a stop and there was a pop under the hood the entire vehicle shut off, and then started right back up since that incident our lights contiunously blink inside and outside the car and our radio has a mind of itsd own it works when it wants to... we have replaced the battery and the posts we have also replaced the alternator... we have had it tested several different times and nobody can seem to diagnose the problem...

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #5

Aug 252013

PT Cruiser

  • 69,689 miles
The multi function switch on the steering column just stops working. When this happens you lose head lights, tail lights, turn signals, windshield wipers, and windshield spray. The switch has been replaced twice now and the same problem keeps occurring. It either fails totally or works intermittently. You cannot drive the car at night or when it's raining - it's a major safety issue.

- Honor, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 252013

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • miles
Came out one day and the left front turn signal was glowing. Will not blink or turn off even with the engine off. All others work fine, but the left rear blanks a little faster. I have changed: Bulbs, fuses, sockets on this left front, but did not work.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #3

Mar 012011

PT Cruiser

  • 49,000 miles
Iwas driving and entering the expressway from an on ramp when my check engine light came on after I heard a ding sound. I tried to excellerate and could not go over 20 miles an hour with out the car sputtering as if it was not getting gas. I drove to the nearest off ramp and preceded to a dealership where I had an oil change done on the same car a month prior. I had bought the car used from carmax just 4 months ago and it only had 44,000.the tech said it was probably something minor. When he called to tell me what was wrong it was not minor. The cam and crank position sensors had gone out. At the tune of $491 to fix it. I called the operations manager at carmax and all he wanted to say was thank goodness I had bought the extended warranty so it would only be $300 for the deductible. I saw that there were others with this same problem. I have had more people tell me that these cars (PT CRUISER) have many problems and that something is always going wrong with them. I wish I had never gotten this type of vechile now!!! I am stuck with this car because I cannot trade it in, I would be upside down. Hopefully I will not have the oil problems that all the others have had. If I had known they were built in Mexico I would not have even thought about buying it.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 062010

PT Cruiser

  • 55,000 miles
2007 PT CRUISER,55000 miles. Burst into intense flames while parked in front of a store. Fire investigators declared that it was an electrical short that started fire. This car was totaled, product defect division of Chrysler responded that there is no Chrysler defect covered with their extended warranty or certified used car warranty. However fire marshall's report states that there was a defective wiring harness which caused the fire. If Chrysler is not responsible for defective wiring in their certified and guaranteed cars, then who is?

- Matamoras, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 172009

PT Cruiser

  • 59,217 miles
We have a 2007 in November 2007 the ignition switch fuse started to plow out once every 3 months. It got worse in august16, 2009 it would not stop blowing so we took it to larry miller Dodge to have it check and they said it was the ignition switch and it melted some wire under the dashboard. Had it all replaced and drove around for a few days started doing it again. I took it back and they hooked it up to there machine and didn't find anything wrong so I left it they told me that it needed to do it in front of them and it did started blowing the ignition fuse right there I left the car with them and the next day they told me it stopped doing it a day later it did it again so I called the main office of larry miller and they told me they would look into it to stay by the phone and they would call me on what to do I did. 2 months later went by and I called them and they said that the guy that was helping me got fired and that they closed the case I have been calling them about every day about this and they said it is my problem not theirs. And now the cooling fan is not working there is something wrong with the electrical system with this car. I am afraid to drive it because I have a little boy with me and am worried something is going to catch fire.

- Boise, ID, USA