Consumer Complaints


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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
01/11/201255000
 The fuel line/pressure regulator assembly has been replaced for the third time because the pressure regulator leaks, spraying gas on the firewall. including the original part, this is now the fourth assembly in this vehicle. we have had the service performed at an independant faciltiy, not chrysler, but the parts have been purchased form chrysler. my service tech says he repalces 50 or 60 of these per year. this is a potentially dangerous problem. when the assembly fails, the odor of gas permeates the inside of the vehicle and is very strong outside the vehicle. this vehicle only has 55000 miles on it and the first replacement was at about 40000 miles.
01/11/201255000
 The fuel line/pressure regulator assembly has been replaced for the third time because the pressure regulator leaks, spraying gas on the firewall. including the original part, this is now the fourth assembly in this vehicle. we have had the service performed at an independant faciltiy, not chrysler, but the parts have been purchased form chrysler. my service tech says he repalces 50 or 60 of these per year. this is a potentially dangerous problem. when the assembly fails, the odor of gas permeates the inside of the vehicle and is very strong outside the vehicle. this vehicle only has 55000 miles on it and the first replacement was at about 40000 miles.
01/11/201255000
 The fuel line/pressure regulator assembly has been replaced for the third time because the pressure regulator leaks, spraying gas on the firewall. including the original part, this is now the fourth assembly in this vehicle. we have had the service performed at an independant faciltiy, not chrysler, but the parts have been purchased form chrysler. my service tech says he repalces 50 or 60 of these per year. this is a potentially dangerous problem. when the assembly fails, the odor of gas permeates the inside of the vehicle and is very strong outside the vehicle. this vehicle only has 55000 miles on it and the first replacement was at about 40000 miles.
01/11/201255000
 The fuel line/pressure regulator assembly has been replaced for the third time because the pressure regulator leaks, spraying gas on the firewall. including the original part, this is now the fourth assembly in this vehicle. we have had the service performed at an independant faciltiy, not chrysler, but the parts have been purchased form chrysler. my service tech says he repalces 50 or 60 of these per year. this is a potentially dangerous problem. when the assembly fails, the odor of gas permeates the inside of the vehicle and is very strong outside the vehicle. this vehicle only has 55000 miles on it and the first replacement was at about 40000 miles.
01/11/201255000
 The fuel line/pressure regulator assembly has been replaced for the third time because the pressure regulator leaks, spraying gas on the firewall. including the original part, this is now the fourth assembly in this vehicle. we have had the service performed at an independant faciltiy, not chrysler, but the parts have been purchased form chrysler. my service tech says he repalces 50 or 60 of these per year. this is a potentially dangerous problem. when the assembly fails, the odor of gas permeates the inside of the vehicle and is very strong outside the vehicle. this vehicle only has 55000 miles on it and the first replacement was at about 40000 miles.
11/01/201132000
 Tl* the contact owns 2005 chevrolet pt cruiser. the contact stated that she could smell smoke inside of the vehicle while driving. the dealer diagnosed that the fuel line was defective. the vehicle was repaired numerous times, but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 35,000.
11/01/201132000
 Tl-the contact owns 2005 chevrolet pt cruiser. the contact stated that she could smell smoke inside of the vehicle while driving. the dealer diagnosed that the fuel line was defective. the vehicle was repaired numerous times, but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 35,000. sm.
11/01/201132000
 Tl-the contact owns 2005 chevrolet pt cruiser. the contact stated that she could smell smoke inside of the vehicle while driving. the dealer diagnosed that the fuel line was defective. the vehicle was repaired numerous times, but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 35,000. sm.
11/01/201132000
 Tl- the contact owns 2005 chevrolet pt cruiser. the contact stated that while driving the contact would smell smoke inside of the vehicle. the dealer diagnosed that the fuel line was defective. the vehicle was repaired numerous times, but the failure would recurr. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 35,000. nw
11/01/201132000
 Tl- the contact owns 2005 chevrolet pt cruiser. the contact stated that while driving the contact would smell smoke inside of the vehicle. the dealer diagnosed that the fuel line was defective. the vehicle was repaired numerous times, but the failure would recurr. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 35,000. nw
04/18/201164040
 The pt cruiser 2005 turbo was purchased new and currently has 68,296 miles. the vehicle has shut off on numerous occasions while we were driving. we immediately contacted cerritos dodge chrysler jeep (cerritos, ca) and glen e. thomas (signal hill,ca} and both serviced veicle. neither dealers fixed the problem.the last time we paid a service technician almost $100 to just ride around with us to see if vehicle would stop. again nothing was done. after finally bringing the car back 6 times for the same problem, within a 12 week period, they told us to contact the corporate division at chrysler because they would not service our vehicle. the most recent occurence was in september 2011( which put others life in danger) we were driving on the freeway at 60 miles/hr. the car just shut off, again without any warning. we are afraid to drive the vehicle on a regular basis, for fear of risking the lives of others and ourselves. we are currently seeking a recall because we know of other owners who has experienced the same problem.
04/18/201164040
 The pt cruiser 2005 turbo was purchased new and currently has 68,296 miles. the vehicle has shut off on numerous occasions while we were driving. we immediately contacted cerritos dodge chrysler jeep (cerritos, ca) and glen e. thomas (signal hill,ca} and both serviced veicle. neither dealers fixed the problem.the last time we paid a service technician almost $100 to just ride around with us to see if vehicle would stop. again nothing was done. after finally bringing the car back 6 times for the same problem, within a 12 week period, they told us to contact the corporate division at chrysler because they would not service our vehicle. the most recent occurence was in september 2011( which put others life in danger) we were driving on the freeway at 60 miles/hr. the car just shut off, again without any warning. we are afraid to drive the vehicle on a regular basis, for fear of risking the lives of others and ourselves. we are currently seeking a recall because we know of other owners who has experienced the same problem.
04/18/201164040
 The pt cruiser 2005 turbo was purchased new and currently has 68,296 miles. the vehicle has shut off on numerous occasions while we were driving. we immediately contacted cerritos dodge chrysler jeep (cerritos, ca) and glen e. thomas (signal hill,ca} and both serviced veicle. neither dealers fixed the problem.the last time we paid a service technician almost $100 to just ride around with us to see if vehicle would stop. again nothing was done. after finally bringing the car back 6 times for the same problem, within a 12 week period, they told us to contact the corporate division at chrysler because they would not service our vehicle. the most recent occurence was in september 2011( which put others life in danger) we were driving on the freeway at 60 miles/hr. the car just shut off, again without any warning. we are afraid to drive the vehicle on a regular basis, for fear of risking the lives of others and ourselves. we are currently seeking a recall because we know of other owners who has experienced the same problem.
04/18/201164040
 The pt cruiser 2005 turbo was purchased new and currently has 68,296 miles. the vehicle has shut off on numerous occasions while we were driving. we immediately contacted cerritos dodge chrysler jeep (cerritos, ca) and glen e. thomas (signal hill,ca} and both serviced veicle. neither dealers fixed the problem.the last time we paid a service technician almost $100 to just ride around with us to see if vehicle would stop. again nothing was done. after finally bringing the car back 6 times for the same problem, within a 12 week period, they told us to contact the corporate division at chrysler because they would not service our vehicle. the most recent occurence was in september 2011( which put others life in danger) we were driving on the freeway at 60 miles/hr. the car just shut off, again without any warning. we are afraid to drive the vehicle on a regular basis, for fear of risking the lives of others and ourselves. we are currently seeking a recall because we know of other owners who has experienced the same problem.
04/18/201164040
 The pt cruiser 2005 turbo was purchased new and currently has 68,296 miles. the vehicle has shut off on numerous occasions while we were driving. we immediately contacted cerritos dodge chrysler jeep (cerritos, ca) and glen e. thomas (signal hill,ca} and both serviced veicle. neither dealers fixed the problem.the last time we paid a service technician almost $100 to just ride around with us to see if vehicle would stop. again nothing was done. after finally bringing the car back 6 times for the same problem, within a 12 week period, they told us to contact the corporate division at chrysler because they would not service our vehicle. the most recent occurence was in september 2011( which put others life in danger) we were driving on the freeway at 60 miles/hr. the car just shut off, again without any warning. we are afraid to drive the vehicle on a regular basis, for fear of risking the lives of others and ourselves. we are currently seeking a recall because we know of other owners who has experienced the same problem.
07/16/2009101001
 My wife's 2005 pt cruiser with only 10,100 has a continual problem starting. by replacing or reinstalling the fuel pump relay the engine will start. recently on one occasion the engine stalled; gladly in a parking lot, had this happened on the road or freeway an accident could have been caused. has chrysler been notified about the problem and is it just this particular vehicle or are there others with similar problems and will there be a recall by chrysler to fix this problem before or after an accident? *tr
05/11/200996111
 Vehicle would not start, this has happened numerous times in the past. i have replaced the fuel pump relay and this has corrected the problem. in the past the vehicle did start with a jump or by cleaning the positive battery terminal. *tr
02/22/20051801
 Since new, feb. 2005, my 2005 pt cruiser shakes and stumbles at idle. at 180 miles, the engine stopped in freeway traffic. i was able to get the car restarted, but it ran extremely rough. the dealer replaced a crankshaft position sensor. the engine hasn't died since, but i still experience rough idle and stumble on acceleration. the dealer tells me they can do no more to correct the problem. *jb
07/25/2005681407/03/2005
 I purchased new,2005 pt cruiser in el paso, tx. returned car for service at 3 weeks with engine problems- missing, misfire. dealer said nothing wrong & reset computer. returned car following week- engine used 1/2 qt oil in one week. could smell gas while driving car. dealer said nothing wrong. i spoke with sales manager and tried to return car. they said no, this was normal. they said cars could use oil in first month of usage. they said this would never happen again. i was being transferred to dallas following week, they said no problem, if anything was wrong go to dealer in dallas. sept- car used 1/2 qt oil again, gas/oil smell getting stronger while driving- effecting my asthma. returned car to dealer for service- service said oil usage normal for up to one year. service said that chrysler would not do anything about issue until car was using 1 qt oil every 500 miles. service did oil change. service started oil usage report on car and said to bring car in every 500 miles for check. i drove car 500 miles and checked oil. service has overfilled oil level and is 1/4 inch over the fill line. returned to service and they refused to check oil and said that i needed appointment and would need to leave car again. car to go to service for fourth time on monday, oct 10. *nm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM - INJECTORS
08/25/200624000103/22/2006
 O rings on fuel injectors came off, causing injectors to tap. chrysler will not touch it. they keep saying the injectors are supposed to tap! i went to 4 chrysler dealerships, and 3 said it`s normal, and one said they couldn't hear the tap. i went to 3 other mechanics ( non chrysler) and they all said it`s not normal, and to get it fixed right away. but chrysler will not admit there`s anything wrong, and they refuse to fix it. because of that, i have to get a different car! after the warranty runs out, i won`t be able to afford to fix the problem! i wouldn't recommend any chrysler product to anyone! *jb
08/21/200624000103/22/2006
 Fuel injector o rings come loose causing injectors to tap. *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
05/15/2009280001
 In 2006 i purchased a 2005 pt cruiser with 12000 miles, it ran great until may,2009 with approx. 28000 miles, when it started spittering and sputtering upon acceleration and would not exceed a speed of 25 for 15 to 25 seconds, sometimes longer. i found this out on a 275 mile round trip up us hwy 40 after stopping to get gas. upon reentry to hwy 40 with cars traveling 70-85 mph, my car just would not go. i felt my life as well as my husbands was in grave danger. i immediately put my flashers on and stayed on the shoulder of the road until it returned to normal speed. then while going up hills, or stopped for red lights, stop sign or slowing down to yield, it would again, spitter & sputt and backfire. upon my arrival back home i took it to my local chrysler dealer and was told it was in need of a tune up (atl ess than 20000 miles), and i was told by the dealer it was not covered by warranty, which i believed was a unlimited 5 yr/50,000 miles, costing in excess of $300.00/which i did not and do not have the funds to get repaired., but still feel this is a danger factor for anyone riding in it. (which i seldom have anyone with me except my husband occasionally.) the pt cruiser is still the same even though i have added gas treatments and fuel injector cleaners trying to resolve this severe, and potentially deadly problem. the car to date only has a little over 35000 miles and is still acting up, and the check engine light continues to stay on. i have taken the car to a trusted local mechanic who informed me that it is a tune up problem or the fuel injectors, and that it should have been covered under warranty that was still in effect at the time. (what is the warranty worth? (not life or limb.) i might add that if i had known of this web site or how to file a complaint when this first happened i would have. thank you for your interest in the peoples rights and safety. *tr