Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
180020601/20/200610019249Flash: malfunction indicator light illumination - p1128 closed loop fueling not achieved - bank 1. *tt02/22/2006
080590511/01/200510018583Flash: malfunction indicator lamp (mil) too dim. *ak01/06/2006
080510509/30/200510017004Occupant classification module erroneous diagnostic trouble code. *sc10/20/2005
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
1503/02/200610019754Reprogram wireless control module. *ak04/25/2006

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
01/08/2013124678
 Driving on expressway all the dashlights suddenly came on and the gauges started bouncing back and forth. all went back to normal for approx 10 mls and then started all over again, this time the engine died, after coming to a stop, turning everything off, it restarted. that was my first incident since then it has happened 3 more times in different driving situations.the mechanic can not reproduce the problem when he has it, and no codes are showing , do not feel very safe in vehicle any more
01/08/2013124678
 Driving on expressway all the dashlights suddenly came on and the gauges started bouncing back and forth. all went back to normal for approx 10 mls and then started all over again, this time the engine died, after coming to a stop, turning everything off, it restarted. that was my first incident since then it has happened 3 more times in different driving situations.the mechanic can not reproduce the problem when he has it, and no codes are showing , do not feel very safe in vehicle any more
01/08/2013124678
 Driving on expressway all the dashlights suddenly came on and the gauges started bouncing back and forth. all went back to normal for approx 10 mls and then started all over again, this time the engine died, after coming to a stop, turning everything off, it restarted. that was my first incident since then it has happened 3 more times in different driving situations.the mechanic can not reproduce the problem when he has it, and no codes are showing , do not feel very safe in vehicle any more
01/08/2013124678
 Driving on expressway all the dashlights suddenly came on and the gauges started bouncing back and forth. all went back to normal for approx 10 mls and then started all over again, this time the engine died, after coming to a stop, turning everything off, it restarted. that was my first incident since then it has happened 3 more times in different driving situations.the mechanic can not reproduce the problem when he has it, and no codes are showing , do not feel very safe in vehicle any more
02/05/2013525501
 My front windshild wipers stopped working. i took it into the chrysler dodge dealership, jackson mi and found the tipm, totally integrated power module was defective and needed to be replaced at cost of $906. i found on the internet this is a common problem on chryslers. it is at the dealer getting repaired. i feel a recall of this is needed. if you are out driving and the wipers go out you are in big trouble. just lucky we were in town and not on the expressway. *tr
02/05/201352550
 My front windshild wipers stopped working. i took it into the chrysler dodge dealership, jackson mi and found the tipm, totally integrated power module was defective and needed to be replaced at cost of $906. i found on the internet this is a common problem on chryslers. it is at the dealer getting repaired. i feel a recall of this is needed. if you are out driving and the wipers go out you are in big trouble. just lucky we were in town and not on the expressway.
02/05/201352550
 My front windshild wipers stopped working. i took it into the chrysler dodge dealership, jackson mi and found the tipm, totally integrated power module was defective and needed to be replaced at cost of $906. i found on the internet this is a common problem on chryslers. it is at the dealer getting repaired. i feel a recall of this is needed. if you are out driving and the wipers go out you are in big trouble. just lucky we were in town and not on the expressway.
02/05/201352550
 My front windshild wipers stopped working. i took it into the chrysler dodge dealership, jackson mi and found the tipm, totally integrated power module was defective and needed to be replaced at cost of $906. i found on the internet this is a common problem on chryslers. it is at the dealer getting repaired. i feel a recall of this is needed. if you are out driving and the wipers go out you are in big trouble. just lucky we were in town and not on the expressway.
02/05/201352550
 My front windshild wipers stopped working. i took it into the chrysler dodge dealership, jackson mi and found the tipm, totally integrated power module was defective and needed to be replaced at cost of $906. i found on the internet this is a common problem on chryslers. it is at the dealer getting repaired. i feel a recall of this is needed. if you are out driving and the wipers go out you are in big trouble. just lucky we were in town and not on the expressway.
12/01/2012654701
 My car was just pursed yesterday and i was so excited but now today i am furious car only has 65000 miles on it i will be driving down the road and the car acts if it want to cut of on me all the gauge lights come on the gas light goes from full to empty the temp leave goes from middle to cold all the middle lights brake oil seat belt light blink on and of on and of this isn't right the dealer at albany lincoln mercury dint make me away of any problems like this i just got rid of one problem to get it on other problem its not right and when i research it on the computer alot of people that own pt cruisers have gone thru this problem with no relief i need help my 87 year old grandma bought me this car because i am terminally ill and needed reliable transportation to get to the doctor with no worries not to get scammed please help me thank you *tr
12/01/2012654701
 My car was just pursed yesterday and i was so excited but now today i am furious car only has 65000 miles on it i will be driving down the road and the car acts if it want to cut of on me all the gauge lights come on the gas light goes from full to empty the temp leave goes from middle to cold all the middle lights brake oil seat belt light blink on and of on and of this isn't right the dealer at albany lincoln mercury dint make me away of any problems like this i just got rid of one problem to get it on other problem its not right and when i research it on the computer alot of people that own pt cruisers have gone thru this problem with no relief i need help my 87 year old grandma bought me this car because i am terminally ill and needed reliable transportation to get to the doctor with no worries not to get scammed please help me thank you *tr
12/01/201265470
 My car was just pursed yusturday and i was so excited bu now today i am furious car only has 65000 miles on it i will be driving down the road and the car acts if it want to cut of on me all the gauge lights come on the gas light goes from full to empty the temp leave goes from middle to cold all the middle lights brake oil seat belt light blink on and of on and of this isn't right the dealer at albany lincoln mercury dint make me away of any problems like this i just got rid of one problem to get it on other problem its not right and when i research it on the computer alot of people that own pt cuisers have gone tru this problem with no relief i need help my 87 year old grandma bought me this car because i am teramially ill and needed reliable transportation to get to the doctor with no worries not to get scamed please help me thank you
10/28/2012133000
 I was travelling on i-95 north in the vicinity of fredericksburg, va at approximately 65 mph, and without warning, the engine shut off. the brakes failed to respond; i put the vehicle in neutral. i was travelling in the left lane. i was able to put my hazards on, but because my brakes did not respond, i had to coast approximately a mile before my vehicle actually stopped. this was particularly frightening because i also had my two young children in the vehicle with me. after stopping, i tried to crank the vehicle and got nothing. the radio and lights came on, but the engine wouldn't budge. quite frankly, i feel fortunate to be alive given that i was travelling at a high rate of speed on a very busy interstate highway. i had it towed a repair shop. at first they weren't getting any diagnostic readings, but eventually they diagnosed it as a failed fuel pump. i had the fuel pump replaced the next day, and although i did not drive very far, the car ran fine. the day after that, i couldn't crank the car. i purchased a new battery from the same people who replaced the fuel pump. everything was fine until 19 november 2012. i drove my kids to school, drove back home, and went inside for a few minutes. when i came back out and tried to crank my car, it died after about 10 seconds. i tried two more times and the same thing happened. on my last attempt i heard a whirring sound but the engine would not turnover. i tried to jump the battery, and they didn't work either. i spent 20 minutes trying to crank it. my wife tried later in the afternoon with the same poor results.
10/28/2012133000
 I was travelling on i-95 north in the vicinity of fredericksburg, va at approximately 65 mph, and without warning, the engine shut off. the brakes failed to respond; i put the vehicle in neutral. i was travelling in the left lane. i was able to put my hazards on, but because my brakes did not respond, i had to coast approximately a mile before my vehicle actually stopped. this was particularly frightening because i also had my two young children in the vehicle with me. after stopping, i tried to crank the vehicle and got nothing. the radio and lights came on, but the engine wouldn't budge. quite frankly, i feel fortunate to be alive given that i was travelling at a high rate of speed on a very busy interstate highway. i had it towed a repair shop. at first they weren't getting any diagnostic readings, but eventually they diagnosed it as a failed fuel pump. i had the fuel pump replaced the next day, and although i did not drive very far, the car ran fine. the day after that, i couldn't crank the car. i purchased a new battery from the same people who replaced the fuel pump. everything was fine until 19 november 2012. i drove my kids to school, drove back home, and went inside for a few minutes. when i came back out and tried to crank my car, it died after about 10 seconds. i tried two more times and the same thing happened. on my last attempt i heard a whirring sound but the engine would not turnover. i tried to jump the battery, and they didn't work either. i spent 20 minutes trying to crank it. my wife tried later in the afternoon with the same poor results.
10/28/2012133000
 I was travelling on i-95 north in the vicinity of fredericksburg, va at approximately 65 mph, and without warning, the engine shut off. the brakes failed to respond; i put the vehicle in neutral. i was travelling in the left lane. i was able to put my hazards on, but because my brakes did not respond, i had to coast approximately a mile before my vehicle actually stopped. this was particularly frightening because i also had my two young children in the vehicle with me. after stopping, i tried to crank the vehicle and got nothing. the radio and lights came on, but the engine wouldn't budge. quite frankly, i feel fortunate to be alive given that i was travelling at a high rate of speed on a very busy interstate highway. i had it towed a repair shop. at first they weren't getting any diagnostic readings, but eventually they diagnosed it as a failed fuel pump. i had the fuel pump replaced the next day, and although i did not drive very far, the car ran fine. the day after that, i couldn't crank the car. i purchased a new battery from the same people who replaced the fuel pump. everything was fine until 19 november 2012. i drove my kids to school, drove back home, and went inside for a few minutes. when i came back out and tried to crank my car, it died after about 10 seconds. i tried two more times and the same thing happened. on my last attempt i heard a whirring sound but the engine would not turnover. i tried to jump the battery, and they didn't work either. i spent 20 minutes trying to crank it. my wife tried later in the afternoon with the same poor results.
10/28/2012133000
 I was travelling on i-95 north in the vicinity of fredericksburg, va at approximately 65 mph, and without warning, the engine shut off. the brakes failed to respond; i put the vehicle in neutral. i was travelling in the left lane. i was able to put my hazards on, but because my brakes did not respond, i had to coast approximately a mile before my vehicle actually stopped. this was particularly frightening because i also had my two young children in the vehicle with me. after stopping, i tried to crank the vehicle and got nothing. the radio and lights came on, but the engine wouldn't budge. quite frankly, i feel fortunate to be alive given that i was travelling at a high rate of speed on a very busy interstate highway. i had it towed a repair shop. at first they weren't getting any diagnostic readings, but eventually they diagnosed it as a failed fuel pump. i had the fuel pump replaced the next day, and although i did not drive very far, the car ran fine. the day after that, i couldn't crank the car. i purchased a new battery from the same people who replaced the fuel pump. everything was fine until 19 november 2012. i drove my kids to school, drove back home, and went inside for a few minutes. when i came back out and tried to crank my car, it died after about 10 seconds. i tried two more times and the same thing happened. on my last attempt i heard a whirring sound but the engine would not turnover. i tried to jump the battery, and they didn't work either. i spent 20 minutes trying to crank it. my wife tried later in the afternoon with the same poor results.
01/01/2012210001
 My wife and i obtained a 2006 pt cruiser from her father in 2008 with 12,980 miles on the odometer. in 4 years we've added about 12,000 miles. starting last winter, both while being driven at city speeds (30-45 mph) and while idling, this 2006 pt cruiser has periodically had a problem with the lights and gauges on the instrument panel. the needles all simultaneously switch back and forth rapidly, then go to the off position. the panel lights turn off at the same time, then after a few seconds to a few minutes, the panel returns to normal. prior to last friday, 10/12/2012, these incidents had not presented a danger or interfered with driving. however, on friday, my wife was driving the car in heavy traffic, and this time the panel went haywire as described before, but the car suddenly lost all engine power. the car would not respond to her pressing the accelerator, and she was forced to coast to a slow roll in the 40 mph traffic! then, the engine reengaged suddenly and the car surged forward when she wasn't expecting it. she refuses to drive it again. our local chrysler service tech seemed to be completely unfamiliar with this problem when i described it to him, and a call to chrysler corp llc proved useless. a cursory investigation online turns up dozens of this exact complaint over the past 5 or 6 years, and virtually all of them indicate a number of attempted solutions, including replacing the battery, the vacuum hoses, the wiring harness, the fuses, or the instrument cluster, and none of these apparently eliminate the problem. is this as common a complaint as it appears to be? if so, how can it be resolved? *tr
01/01/2012210001
 My wife and i obtained a 2006 pt cruiser from her father in 2008 with 12,980 miles on the odometer. in 4 years we've added about 12,000 miles. starting last winter, both while being driven at city speeds (30-45 mph) and while idling, this 2006 pt cruiser has periodically had a problem with the lights and gauges on the instrument panel. the needles all simultaneously switch back and forth rapidly, then go to the off position. the panel lights turn off at the same time, then after a few seconds to a few minutes, the panel returns to normal. prior to last friday, 10/12/2012, these incidents had not presented a danger or interfered with driving. however, on friday, my wife was driving the car in heavy traffic, and this time the panel went haywire as described before, but the car suddenly lost all engine power. the car would not respond to her pressing the accelerator, and she was forced to coast to a slow roll in the 40 mph traffic! then, the engine reengaged suddenly and the car surged forward when she wasn't expecting it. she refuses to drive it again. our local chrysler service tech seemed to be completely unfamiliar with this problem when i described it to him, and a call to chrysler corp llc proved useless. a cursory investigation online turns up dozens of this exact complaint over the past 5 or 6 years, and virtually all of them indicate a number of attempted solutions, including replacing the battery, the vacuum hoses, the wiring harness, the fuses, or the instrument cluster, and none of these apparently eliminate the problem. is this as common a complaint as it appears to be? if so, how can it be resolved? *tr
01/01/201221000
 My wife and i obtained a 2006 pt cruiser from her father in 2008 with 12,980 miles on the odometer. in 4 years we've added about 12,000 miles. starting last winter, both while being driven at city speeds (30-45 mph) and while idling, this 2006 pt cruiser has periodically had a problem with the lights and gauges on the instrument panel. the needles all simultaneously switch back and forth rapidly, then go to the off position. the panel lights turn off at the same time, then after a few seconds to a few minutes, the panel returns to normal. prior to last friday, 10/12/2012, these incidents had not presented a danger or interfered with driving. however, on friday, my wife was driving the car in heavy traffic, and this time the panel went haywire as described before, but the car suddenly lost all engine power. the car would not respond to her pressing the accelerator, and she was forced to coast to a slow roll in the 40 mph traffic! then, the engine reengaged suddenly and the car surged forward when she wasn't expecting it. she refuses to drive it again. our local chrysler service tech seemed to be completely unfamiliar with this problem when i described it to him, and a call to chrysler corp llc proved useless. a cursory investigation online turns up dozens of this exact complaint over the past 5 or 6 years, and virtually all of them indicate a number of attempted solutions, including replacing the battery, the vacuum hoses, the wiring harness, the fuses, or the instrument cluster, and none of these apparently eliminate the problem. is this as common a complaint as it appears to be? if so, how can it be resolved?
01/01/201221000
 My wife and i obtained a 2006 pt cruiser from her father in 2008 with 12,980 miles on the odometer. in 4 years we've added about 12,000 miles. starting last winter, both while being driven at city speeds (30-45 mph) and while idling, this 2006 pt cruiser has periodically had a problem with the lights and gauges on the instrument panel. the needles all simultaneously switch back and forth rapidly, then go to the off position. the panel lights turn off at the same time, then after a few seconds to a few minutes, the panel returns to normal. prior to last friday, 10/12/2012, these incidents had not presented a danger or interfered with driving. however, on friday, my wife was driving the car in heavy traffic, and this time the panel went haywire as described before, but the car suddenly lost all engine power. the car would not respond to her pressing the accelerator, and she was forced to coast to a slow roll in the 40 mph traffic! then, the engine reengaged suddenly and the car surged forward when she wasn't expecting it. she refuses to drive it again. our local chrysler service tech seemed to be completely unfamiliar with this problem when i described it to him, and a call to chrysler corp llc proved useless. a cursory investigation online turns up dozens of this exact complaint over the past 5 or 6 years, and virtually all of them indicate a number of attempted solutions, including replacing the battery, the vacuum hoses, the wiring harness, the fuses, or the instrument cluster, and none of these apparently eliminate the problem. is this as common a complaint as it appears to be? if so, how can it be resolved?
01/01/201221000
 My wife and i obtained a 2006 pt cruiser from her father in 2008 with 12,980 miles on the odometer. in 4 years we've added about 12,000 miles. starting last winter, both while being driven at city speeds (30-45 mph) and while idling, this 2006 pt cruiser has periodically had a problem with the lights and gauges on the instrument panel. the needles all simultaneously switch back and forth rapidly, then go to the off position. the panel lights turn off at the same time, then after a few seconds to a few minutes, the panel returns to normal. prior to last friday, 10/12/2012, these incidents had not presented a danger or interfered with driving. however, on friday, my wife was driving the car in heavy traffic, and this time the panel went haywire as described before, but the car suddenly lost all engine power. the car would not respond to her pressing the accelerator, and she was forced to coast to a slow roll in the 40 mph traffic! then, the engine reengaged suddenly and the car surged forward when she wasn't expecting it. she refuses to drive it again. our local chrysler service tech seemed to be completely unfamiliar with this problem when i described it to him, and a call to chrysler corp llc proved useless. a cursory investigation online turns up dozens of this exact complaint over the past 5 or 6 years, and virtually all of them indicate a number of attempted solutions, including replacing the battery, the vacuum hoses, the wiring harness, the fuses, or the instrument cluster, and none of these apparently eliminate the problem. is this as common a complaint as it appears to be? if so, how can it be resolved?
01/01/201221000
 My wife and i obtained a 2006 pt cruiser from her father in 2008 with 12,980 miles on the odometer. in 4 years we've added about 12,000 miles. starting last winter, both while being driven at city speeds (30-45 mph) and while idling, this 2006 pt cruiser has periodically had a problem with the lights and gauges on the instrument panel. the needles all simultaneously switch back and forth rapidly, then go to the off position. the panel lights turn off at the same time, then after a few seconds to a few minutes, the panel returns to normal. prior to last friday, 10/12/2012, these incidents had not presented a danger or interfered with driving. however, on friday, my wife was driving the car in heavy traffic, and this time the panel went haywire as described before, but the car suddenly lost all engine power. the car would not respond to her pressing the accelerator, and she was forced to coast to a slow roll in the 40 mph traffic! then, the engine reengaged suddenly and the car surged forward when she wasn't expecting it. she refuses to drive it again. our local chrysler service tech seemed to be completely unfamiliar with this problem when i described it to him, and a call to chrysler corp llc proved useless. a cursory investigation online turns up dozens of this exact complaint over the past 5 or 6 years, and virtually all of them indicate a number of attempted solutions, including replacing the battery, the vacuum hoses, the wiring harness, the fuses, or the instrument cluster, and none of these apparently eliminate the problem. is this as common a complaint as it appears to be? if so, how can it be resolved?
05/01/201060000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated that while traveling 35 mph the lights in the instrument panel illuminated, the gauges dropped as if the vehicle shut down, then the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to press the accelerator pedal and the vehicle began to function normally. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure could not be replicated. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 70,497. pmb
05/01/201060000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated that while traveling 35 mph the lights in the instrument panel illuminated, the gauges dropped as if the vehicle shut down, then the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to press the accelerator pedal and the vehicle began to function normally. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure could not be replicated. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 70,497. pmb
05/01/201060000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated that while traveling 35 mph the lights in the instrument panel illuminated, the gauges dropped as if the vehicle shut down, then the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to press the accelerator pedal and the vehicle began to function normally. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure could not be replicated. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 70,497. pmb
05/01/201060000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated while traveling 35 mph the lights in the instrument panel illuminated, the gauges dropped as if the vehicle shut down, then the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to press the accelerator pedal and the vehicle began to function normally. the vehicle was able to be driven to the contact's residence. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the failure could not be replicated. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted about the issue. the failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 70,497. mh
05/12/201245000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. after starting the vehicle, the contact noticed that all of the interior electrical components failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be determined. the current and failure mileages were 45,000. kmj
05/12/201245000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. after starting the vehicle, the contact noticed that all of the interior electrical components failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be determined. the current and failure mileages were 45,000. kmj
05/12/2012
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pt cruiser. after starting the vehicle the contact noticed that all of the interior electrical components stopped functioning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be determined. the current and failure mielages were 45,000. bml
09/24/201171000
 Driving on interstate my dash lights/gauges went crazy (on/off,on/off). finally went back to normal. then in dec. i went out to start it & nothing, tried to jump it & nothing...end up buying new battery & it started right up. this month (may 10 2012) was driving to an appt. & dash lights all came on & then engine quit, pulled off road, turned key to off & back on (car started right up), no more trouble that day. may 13 2012 driving & dash lights would all come on & then go off several times, the engine didn't stop this time. what if i am on interstate again & it does this, injuring someone. i'm not happy with chrysler, there is no recall. mileage is 71, 200. apparantly problem seems to be in the steering column, you just shake it or turn key off/on it quits. don't kav the money to fix & mechanic can't get it to this when he has car.
09/24/201171000
 Driving on interstate my dash lights/gauges went crazy (on/off,on/off). finally went back to normal. then in dec. i went out to start it & nothing, tried to jump it & nothing...end up buying new battery & it started right up. this month (may 10 2012) was driving to an appt. & dash lights all came on & then engine quit, pulled off road, turned key to off & back on (car started right up), no more trouble that day. may 13 2012 driving & dash lights would all come on & then go off several times, the engine didn't stop this time. what if i am on interstate again & it does this, injuring someone. i'm not happy with chrysler, there is no recall. mileage is 71, 200. apparantly problem seems to be in the steering column, you just shake it or turn key off/on it quits. don't kav the money to fix & mechanic can't get it to this when he has car.
09/24/201171000
 Driving on interstate my dash lights/gauges went crazy (on/off,on/off). finally went back to normal. then in dec. i went out to start it & nothing, tried to jump it & nothing...end up buying new battery & it started right up. this month (may 10 2012) was driving to an appt. & dash lights all came on & then engine quit, pulled off road, turned key to off & back on (car started right up), no more trouble that day. may 13 2012 driving & dash lights would all come on & then go off several times, the engine didn't stop this time. what if i am on interstate again & it does this, injuring someone. i'm not happy with chrysler, there is no recall. mileage is 71, 200. apparantly problem seems to be in the steering column, you just shake it or turn key off/on it quits. don't kav the money to fix & mechanic can't get it to this when he has car.
09/24/201171000
 Driving on interstate my dash lights/gauges went crazy (on/off,on/off). finally went back to normal. then in dec. i went out to start it & nothing, tried to jump it & nothing...end up buying new battery & it started right up. this month (may 10 2012) was driving to an appt. & dash lights all came on & then engine quit, pulled off road, turned key to off & back on (car started right up), no more trouble that day. may 13 2012 driving & dash lights would all come on & then go off several times, the engine didn't stop this time. what if i am on interstate again & it does this, injuring someone. i'm not happy with chrysler, there is no recall. mileage is 71, 200. apparantly problem seems to be in the steering column, you just shake it or turn key off/on it quits. don't kav the money to fix & mechanic can't get it to this when he has car.
11/08/201129000
 Sometimes dashboard gauges go crazy on and off same with dashboard lights . engine sometimes turns off, no codes. dealer has been unable to reproduce the fail, they said nothing is wrong with it.
11/08/201129000
 Sometimes dashboard gauges go crazy on and off same with dashboard lights . engine sometimes turns off, no codes. dealer has been unable to reproduce the fail, they said nothing is wrong with it.
11/08/201129000
 Sometimes dashboard gauges go crazy on and off same with dashboard lights . engine sometimes turns off, no codes. dealer has been unable to reproduce the fail, they said nothing is wrong with it.
11/08/201129000
 Sometimes dashboard gauges go crazy on and off same with dashboard lights . engine sometimes turns off, no codes. dealer has been unable to reproduce the fail, they said nothing is wrong with it.
03/16/201180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser . the contact stated that while driving at various speeds , the electrical system malfunctioned . this failure caused the exterior light , interior and all other electrical features to stop working.the vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic sate stating that this failure is a commom problem in the steering column for this type of vehicle . the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired by an authorized dealer. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 112,000.cv
03/16/201180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser . the contact stated that while driving at various speeds , the electrical system malfunctioned . this failure caused the exterior light , interior and all other electrical features to stop working.the vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic sate stating that this failure is a commom problem in the steering column for this type of vehicle . the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired by an authorized dealer. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 112,000.cv
02/23/201290000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated that when braking to a stop with the air conditioning unit activated, the vehicle would start to idle roughly. when shifting into reverse, the air conditioning unit would shut off. the contact also stated that the vehicle would sporadically refuse to start. the vehicle was not diagnosed but the starter was replaced. the vehicle was in need of additional repairs unknown to the contact. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 100,000. kmj
03/16/201180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser . the contact stated that while driving at various speeds , the electrical system malfunctioned . this failure caused the exterior light , interior and all other electrical features to stop working.the vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic sate stating that this failure is a commom problem in the steering column for this type of vehicle . the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired by an authorized dealer. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 112,000.cv
02/23/201290000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated when coming to a stop , having the air conditioning on the vehicle will start to idle very rough and when shifting into reverse the air conditioning will cut off . the vehicle also does not want to turn on when the key is placed into the ignition . the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired for this time of failure. the vehicle has been repaired before for the starter and has not been completely repaired. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.cv
02/23/201290000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated when coming to a stop , having the air conditioning on the vehicle will start to idle very rough and when shifting into reverse the air conditioning will cut off . the vehicle also does not want to turn on when the key is placed into the ignition . the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired for this time of failure. the vehicle has been repaired before for the starter and has not been completely repaired. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.cv
02/23/201290000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated when coming to a stop , having the air conditioning on the vehicle will start to idle very rough and when shifting into reverse the air conditioning will cut off . the vehicle also does not want to turn on when the key is placed into the ignition . the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired for this time of failure. the vehicle has been repaired before for the starter and has not been completely repaired. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.cv
08/10/201160000
 2006 with less than 60,000 miles on it started hard time cranking, jerking, skipping and losing power down to about 25 mph. replaced plugs, wires, battery and crank sensor nothing seemed to fix it. i went online to see if this was a regular problem with the pt cruiser and on several websites found it was a continual problem here is the result of one of the searches: i ran into that problem with a customer's pt cruiser the same year as yours. what i found by accident during diagnosis was the connectors terminals that plug into the front control module lose terminal tension causing intermittent electrical concerns. the way i found it was by wiggling the wiring harnesses that go up underneath the module which caused the problem to show up. i had to dissemble the connectors and re tension the terminals. the terminals are kind of dinky on those and it wouldn't take many plugging and un-plugging of the connectors to cause the terminal to lose tension. no fix is listed on the chrysler website or anywhere yet there a numerous complaints. i bought this car for my 16yr old (now 17) never had a problem with it until now. when going down the interstate it went from 65 to 25 and she was scared sensless. this could have been a tragic accident. now the car does it we push the plugs back in runs fine then when the car is ran for any length of time it does it again. push the plugs back in runs fine so i do know it is this part i hope for a fix before someone gets really hurt from the loss of power so abruptly. websites i referred to: carjunkie.com, ask.com, chrysler.com, google.com sear for 2006 chrysler pt cruiser.
08/10/201160000
 2006 with less than 60,000 miles on it started hard time cranking, jerking, skipping and losing power down to about 25 mph. replaced plugs, wires, battery and crank sensor nothing seemed to fix it. i went online to see if this was a regular problem with the pt cruiser and on several websites found it was a continual problem here is the result of one of the searches: i ran into that problem with a customer's pt cruiser the same year as yours. what i found by accident during diagnosis was the connectors terminals that plug into the front control module lose terminal tension causing intermittent electrical concerns. the way i found it was by wiggling the wiring harnesses that go up underneath the module which caused the problem to show up. i had to dissemble the connectors and re tension the terminals. the terminals are kind of dinky on those and it wouldn't take many plugging and un-plugging of the connectors to cause the terminal to lose tension. no fix is listed on the chrysler website or anywhere yet there a numerous complaints. i bought this car for my 16yr old (now 17) never had a problem with it until now. when going down the interstate it went from 65 to 25 and she was scared sensless. this could have been a tragic accident. now the car does it we push the plugs back in runs fine then when the car is ran for any length of time it does it again. push the plugs back in runs fine so i do know it is this part i hope for a fix before someone gets really hurt from the loss of power so abruptly. websites i referred to: carjunkie.com, ask.com, chrysler.com, google.com sear for 2006 chrysler pt cruiser.
08/10/201160000
 2006 with less than 60,000 miles on it started hard time cranking, jerking, skipping and losing power down to about 25 mph. replaced plugs, wires, battery and crank sensor nothing seemed to fix it. i went online to see if this was a regular problem with the pt cruiser and on several websites found it was a continual problem here is the result of one of the searches: i ran into that problem with a customer's pt cruiser the same year as yours. what i found by accident during diagnosis was the connectors terminals that plug into the front control module lose terminal tension causing intermittent electrical concerns. the way i found it was by wiggling the wiring harnesses that go up underneath the module which caused the problem to show up. i had to dissemble the connectors and re tension the terminals. the terminals are kind of dinky on those and it wouldn't take many plugging and un-plugging of the connectors to cause the terminal to lose tension. no fix is listed on the chrysler website or anywhere yet there a numerous complaints. i bought this car for my 16yr old (now 17) never had a problem with it until now. when going down the interstate it went from 65 to 25 and she was scared sensless. this could have been a tragic accident. now the car does it we push the plugs back in runs fine then when the car is ran for any length of time it does it again. push the plugs back in runs fine so i do know it is this part i hope for a fix before someone gets really hurt from the loss of power so abruptly. websites i referred to: carjunkie.com, ask.com, chrysler.com, google.com sear for 2006 chrysler pt cruiser.
08/10/201160000
 2006 with less than 60,000 miles on it started hard time cranking, jerking, skipping and losing power down to about 25 mph. replaced plugs, wires, battery and crank sensor nothing seemed to fix it. i went online to see if this was a regular problem with the pt cruiser and on several websites found it was a continual problem here is the result of one of the searches: i ran into that problem with a customer's pt cruiser the same year as yours. what i found by accident during diagnosis was the connectors terminals that plug into the front control module lose terminal tension causing intermittent electrical concerns. the way i found it was by wiggling the wiring harnesses that go up underneath the module which caused the problem to show up. i had to dissemble the connectors and re tension the terminals. the terminals are kind of dinky on those and it wouldn't take many plugging and un-plugging of the connectors to cause the terminal to lose tension. no fix is listed on the chrysler website or anywhere yet there a numerous complaints. i bought this car for my 16yr old (now 17) never had a problem with it until now. when going down the interstate it went from 65 to 25 and she was scared sensless. this could have been a tragic accident. now the car does it we push the plugs back in runs fine then when the car is ran for any length of time it does it again. push the plugs back in runs fine so i do know it is this part i hope for a fix before someone gets really hurt from the loss of power so abruptly. websites i referred to: carjunkie.com, ask.com, chrysler.com, google.com sear for 2006 chrysler pt cruiser.
07/15/200934000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. while driving at different speeds the reading of all the instrument panel gauges began to fluctuate and the vehicle lost power. the failure occurred intermittently and with time progressed and became constant. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics. the mechanic performed a software update. the failure continued after the update was made. the mechanic was contacted and stated the instrument panel needed to be repaired and advised the contact to contact the dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 34,000. ds
07/15/200934000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. while driving at different speeds the reading of all the instrument panel gauges began to fluctuate and the vehicle lost power. the failure occurred intermittently and with time progressed and became constant. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics. the mechanic performed a software update. the failure continued after the update was made. the mechanic was contacted and stated the instrument panel needed to be repaired and advised the contact to contact the dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 34,000. ds
07/15/200934000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. while driving at different speeds the reading of all the instrument panel gauges began to fluctuate and the vehicle lost power. the failure occurred intermittently and with time progressed and became constant. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics. the mechanic performed a software update. the failure continued after the update was made. the mechanic was contacted and stated the instrument panel needed to be repaired and advised the contact to contact the dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 34,000. ds
07/15/200934000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. while driving at different speeds the reading of all the instrument panel gauges began to fluctuate and the vehicle lost power. the failure occurred intermittently and with time progressed and became constant. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics. the mechanic performed a software update. the failure continued after the update was made. the mechanic was contacted and stated the instrument panel needed to be repaired and advised the contact to contact the dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 34,000. ds
04/21/201098000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated the headlights and the windshield wipers stopped working. the vehicle was not inspected, but the contact did research and was concerned that the failure was caused by the totally integrated power module. the contact stated the failure also caused the brakes to lock. the failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.
04/21/201098000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated the headlights and the windshield wipers stopped working. the vehicle was not inspected, but the contact did research and was concerned that the failure was caused by the totally integrated power module. the contact stated the failure also caused the brakes to lock. the failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.
04/21/201098000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated the head lights and the windshield wipers stopped working on the vehicle. the vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint, but the contact did research and feels the failure is caused by the totally integrated power module. the contact stated this also can cause the brakes to lock up. the failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.rl
04/21/201098000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated the head lights and the windshield wipers stopped working on the vehicle. the vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint, but the contact did research and feels the failure is caused by the totally integrated power module. the contact stated this also can cause the brakes to lock up. the failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.rl
03/31/201170975
 Our 2006 pt cruiser has an electrical issue that the dealer has not been able to fix. when turning on the vehicle, the headlights turn on the low beams, the blinkers do not work, the windshield wipers do not work, you can not turn off the low beam head lights, nor can you turn on the high beams. the car was recently at the dealer for repairs. they indicated that the issue was related to the clockspring mechanism in the stearing column. they replaced the clockspring mechanism. everything worked correctly for 2 days. the problem is now back, apparently not related to the clockspring. if you do an internet search for 2006 chrysler pt cruiser headlights blinkers windshield wipers not working you will get many hits about the same issue.
03/31/201170975
 Our 2006 pt cruiser has an electrical issue that the dealer has not been able to fix. when turning on the vehicle, the headlights turn on the low beams, the blinkers do not work, the windshield wipers do not work, you can not turn off the low beam head lights, nor can you turn on the high beams. the car was recently at the dealer for repairs. they indicated that the issue was related to the clockspring mechanism in the stearing column. they replaced the clockspring mechanism. everything worked correctly for 2 days. the problem is now back, apparently not related to the clockspring. if you do an internet search for 2006 chrysler pt cruiser headlights blinkers windshield wipers not working you will get many hits about the same issue.
03/31/201170975
 Our 2006 pt cruiser has an electrical issue that the dealer has not been able to fix. when turning on the vehicle, the headlights turn on the low beams, the blinkers do not work, the windshield wipers do not work, you can not turn off the low beam head lights, nor can you turn on the high beams. the car was recently at the dealer for repairs. they indicated that the issue was related to the clockspring mechanism in the stearing column. they replaced the clockspring mechanism. everything worked correctly for 2 days. the problem is now back, apparently not related to the clockspring. if you do an internet search for 2006 chrysler pt cruiser headlights blinkers windshield wipers not working you will get many hits about the same issue.
03/31/201170975
 Our 2006 pt cruiser has an electrical issue that the dealer has not been able to fix. when turning on the vehicle, the headlights turn on the low beams, the blinkers do not work, the windshield wipers do not work, you can not turn off the low beam head lights, nor can you turn on the high beams. the car was recently at the dealer for repairs. they indicated that the issue was related to the clockspring mechanism in the stearing column. they replaced the clockspring mechanism. everything worked correctly for 2 days. the problem is now back, apparently not related to the clockspring. if you do an internet search for 2006 chrysler pt cruiser headlights blinkers windshield wipers not working you will get many hits about the same issue.
03/31/201170975
 Our 2006 pt cruiser has an electrical issue that the dealer has not been able to fix. when turning on the vehicle, the headlights turn on the low beams, the blinkers do not work, the windshield wipers do not work, you can not turn off the low beam head lights, nor can you turn on the high beams. the car was recently at the dealer for repairs. they indicated that the issue was related to the clockspring mechanism in the stearing column. they replaced the clockspring mechanism. everything worked correctly for 2 days. the problem is now back, apparently not related to the clockspring. if you do an internet search for 2006 chrysler pt cruiser headlights blinkers windshield wipers not working you will get many hits about the same issue.
03/22/201185560
 Upon purchasing a used 2006 pt cruiser touring edition vehicle on 3/5/2011from boulevard pre-owned in durham, nc, found that the wind shield wipers did not work and the air bag light kept coming on. dealer said vehicle was under warranty and he would fix the problems. took it to him on several occasions, even missed a few hours of work and missed daughter's scheduled dental appointment to try to get car fixed. thus, after much frustration, i decided to take it to an authorized chyrsler dealer for repairs, after the dealer finally agreed to pay up to $150 toward the repair of the vehicle. on 3/21/2011, i dropped the vehicle off overnight, since the wind shield wiper motor was to arrive on 3/22/2011 (it was originally thought that the wiper switch had to be replaced instead). after taking it to the dealer and doing a diagnosic test, i was told i needed a new wiper motor and a new switch for the turn signals, since it was also faulty. now, on 3/22/2011, i get a call from the technican saying the electrical system has a short and the tipm needs to be replaced also. this along with the wind shield wiper motor will cost more than $900. and the vehicle is not covered under the factory warranty anymore. i have to purchase an extended warranty before my 30 days of purchase is over. please help. i work three (3) jobs, am a single parent, and is head of household. my money is already stretched too tight. after having had previous car issues with another car, i really do not need this. thank you.
03/22/201185560
 Fron wind shield wipers do not work and air bag light keeps coming on. purchased a used 2006 pt cruiser touring edtion on 4/5/2011. took it to dealer and found that tipm needs to be replaced. purchased this vehicle from a local dealer and did not know the car had these problems. it was orginally thought that a switch was only needed. after taking it to the dealer, it was determined that a wind shield wiper motor and a switch for the turn signals was needed. now, it turns out the electrical system has a short and the tipm needs to be replaced (after the diagnosic test, of course). this is going to cost at least $900. and the vehicle is not covered under the factory warranty anymore. please help. i work three (3) jobs, am a single parent and head of household, and my money is very limited.
03/22/201185560
 Upon purchasing a used 2006 pt cruiser touring edition vehicle on 3/5/2011from boulevard pre-owned in durham, nc, found that the wind shield wipers did not work and the air bag light kept coming on. dealer said vehicle was under warranty and he would fix the problems. took it to him on several occasions, even missed a few hours of work and missed daughter's scheduled dental appointment to try to get car fixed. thus, after much frustration, i decided to take it to an authorized chyrsler dealer for repairs, after the dealer finally agreed to pay up to $150 toward the repair of the vehicle. on 3/21/2011, i dropped the vehicle off overnight, since the wind shield wiper motor was to arrive on 3/22/2011 (it was originally thought that the wiper switch had to be replaced instead). after taking it to the dealer and doing a diagnosic test, i was told i needed a new wiper motor and a new switch for the turn signals, since it was also faulty. now, on 3/22/2011, i get a call from the technican saying the electrical system has a short and the tipm needs to be replaced also. this along with the wind shield wiper motor will cost more than $900. and the vehicle is not covered under the factory warranty anymore. i have to purchase an extended warranty before my 30 days of purchase is over. please help. i work three (3) jobs, am a single parent, and is head of household. my money is already stretched too tight. after having had previous car issues with another car, i really do not need this. thank you.
03/22/201185560
 Fron wind shield wipers do not work and air bag light keeps coming on. purchased a used 2006 pt cruiser touring edtion on 4/5/2011. took it to dealer and found that tipm needs to be replaced. purchased this vehicle from a local dealer and did not know the car had these problems. it was orginally thought that a switch was only needed. after taking it to the dealer, it was determined that a wind shield wiper motor and a switch for the turn signals was needed. now, it turns out the electrical system has a short and the tipm needs to be replaced (after the diagnosic test, of course). this is going to cost at least $900. and the vehicle is not covered under the factory warranty anymore. please help. i work three (3) jobs, am a single parent and head of household, and my money is very limited.
03/22/201185560
 Upon purchasing a used 2006 pt cruiser touring edition vehicle on 3/5/2011from boulevard pre-owned in durham, nc, found that the wind shield wipers did not work and the air bag light kept coming on. dealer said vehicle was under warranty and he would fix the problems. took it to him on several occasions, even missed a few hours of work and missed daughter's scheduled dental appointment to try to get car fixed. thus, after much frustration, i decided to take it to an authorized chyrsler dealer for repairs, after the dealer finally agreed to pay up to $150 toward the repair of the vehicle. on 3/21/2011, i dropped the vehicle off overnight, since the wind shield wiper motor was to arrive on 3/22/2011 (it was originally thought that the wiper switch had to be replaced instead). after taking it to the dealer and doing a diagnosic test, i was told i needed a new wiper motor and a new switch for the turn signals, since it was also faulty. now, on 3/22/2011, i get a call from the technican saying the electrical system has a short and the tipm needs to be replaced also. this along with the wind shield wiper motor will cost more than $900. and the vehicle is not covered under the factory warranty anymore. i have to purchase an extended warranty before my 30 days of purchase is over. please help. i work three (3) jobs, am a single parent, and is head of household. my money is already stretched too tight. after having had previous car issues with another car, i really do not need this. thank you.
03/22/201185560
 Fron wind shield wipers do not work and air bag light keeps coming on. purchased a used 2006 pt cruiser touring edtion on 4/5/2011. took it to dealer and found that tipm needs to be replaced. purchased this vehicle from a local dealer and did not know the car had these problems. it was orginally thought that a switch was only needed. after taking it to the dealer, it was determined that a wind shield wiper motor and a switch for the turn signals was needed. now, it turns out the electrical system has a short and the tipm needs to be replaced (after the diagnosic test, of course). this is going to cost at least $900. and the vehicle is not covered under the factory warranty anymore. please help. i work three (3) jobs, am a single parent and head of household, and my money is very limited.
03/22/201185560
 Upon purchasing a used 2006 pt cruiser touring edition vehicle on 3/5/2011from boulevard pre-owned in durham, nc, found that the wind shield wipers did not work and the air bag light kept coming on. dealer said vehicle was under warranty and he would fix the problems. took it to him on several occasions, even missed a few hours of work and missed daughter's scheduled dental appointment to try to get car fixed. thus, after much frustration, i decided to take it to an authorized chyrsler dealer for repairs, after the dealer finally agreed to pay up to $150 toward the repair of the vehicle. on 3/21/2011, i dropped the vehicle off overnight, since the wind shield wiper motor was to arrive on 3/22/2011 (it was originally thought that the wiper switch had to be replaced instead). after taking it to the dealer and doing a diagnosic test, i was told i needed a new wiper motor and a new switch for the turn signals, since it was also faulty. now, on 3/22/2011, i get a call from the technican saying the electrical system has a short and the tipm needs to be replaced also. this along with the wind shield wiper motor will cost more than $900. and the vehicle is not covered under the factory warranty anymore. i have to purchase an extended warranty before my 30 days of purchase is over. please help. i work three (3) jobs, am a single parent, and is head of household. my money is already stretched too tight. after having had previous car issues with another car, i really do not need this. thank you.
03/22/201185560
 Fron wind shield wipers do not work and air bag light keeps coming on. purchased a used 2006 pt cruiser touring edtion on 4/5/2011. took it to dealer and found that tipm needs to be replaced. purchased this vehicle from a local dealer and did not know the car had these problems. it was orginally thought that a switch was only needed. after taking it to the dealer, it was determined that a wind shield wiper motor and a switch for the turn signals was needed. now, it turns out the electrical system has a short and the tipm needs to be replaced (after the diagnosic test, of course). this is going to cost at least $900. and the vehicle is not covered under the factory warranty anymore. please help. i work three (3) jobs, am a single parent and head of household, and my money is very limited.
06/15/201040000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. while driving approximately 20 mph the passenger air bag light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and repairs were made. the contact was not sure of what repairs were made. after the repairs were made the air bag light stopped illuminating but all the lights on the instrument panel began illuminating intermittently. the contact stated all the gauges fluctuate. the contact stated the vehicle also stalled once. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. ds
06/15/201040000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. while driving approximately 20 mph the passenger air bag light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and repairs were made. the contact was not sure of what repairs were made. after the repairs were made the air bag light stopped illuminating but all the lights on the instrument panel began illuminating intermittently. the contact stated all the gauges fluctuate. the contact stated the vehicle also stalled once. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. ds
12/21/20073000
 Chrysler 2006 pt cruiser touring edistion. horn very hard to operate ,takes more effort to make this horn work from the steering wheel than most cars
12/21/20073000
 Chrysler 2006 pt cruiser touring edistion. horn very hard to operate ,takes more effort to make this horn work from the steering wheel than most cars
12/21/20073000
 Chrysler 2006 pt cruiser touring edistion. horn very hard to operate ,takes more effort to make this horn work from the steering wheel than most cars
12/21/20073000
 Chrysler 2006 pt cruiser touring edistion. horn very hard to operate ,takes more effort to make this horn work from the steering wheel than most cars
08/16/201042000
 On august 16, 2010 we were driving back from an appointment doing about 70mph. it was around 100 degrees f outside (san antonio, tx). ironically, our 2006 pt hit 42,000 miles and when it did, all of the warning lights flashed on and all needles (speedometer, fuel guage, tachometer, etc.) dropped to their engine off positions. i did not notice any loss in power and the exterior lights remained on. this happened a couple of miles further down the road and repeated every few miles. this continued to occur even as we approached our subdivision at speeds around 30 - 40 mph. to date, this happens on occasion and we have only experienced one stall. being that the car is a manual transmission, it started right back up when i released my foot from the clutch. i have had diagnostic tests run by the dealer, mechanics driving the car for long periods of time, etc. the problem never repeats itself with the mechanics. i have spent $700 and more with no results. we even had the spark plugs changed since they were not the recommended ones. chrysler replaced the plugs which had been installed by goodyear. this is very frustrating.
08/16/201042000
 On august 16, 2010 we were driving back from an appointment doing about 70mph. it was around 100 degrees f outside (san antonio, tx). ironically, our 2006 pt hit 42,000 miles and when it did, all of the warning lights flashed on and all needles (speedometer, fuel guage, tachometer, etc.) dropped to their engine off positions. i did not notice any loss in power and the exterior lights remained on. this happened a couple of miles further down the road and repeated every few miles. this continued to occur even as we approached our subdivision at speeds around 30 - 40 mph. to date, this happens on occasion and we have only experienced one stall. being that the car is a manual transmission, it started right back up when i released my foot from the clutch. i have had diagnostic tests run by the dealer, mechanics driving the car for long periods of time, etc. the problem never repeats itself with the mechanics. i have spent $700 and more with no results. we even had the spark plugs changed since they were not the recommended ones. chrysler replaced the plugs which had been installed by goodyear. this is very frustrating.
08/16/201042000
 On august 16, 2010 we were driving back from an appointment doing about 70mph. it was around 100 degrees f outside (san antonio, tx). ironically, our 2006 pt hit 42,000 miles and when it did, all of the warning lights flashed on and all needles (speedometer, fuel guage, tachometer, etc.) dropped to their engine off positions. i did not notice any loss in power and the exterior lights remained on. this happened a couple of miles further down the road and repeated every few miles. this continued to occur even as we approached our subdivision at speeds around 30 - 40 mph. to date, this happens on occasion and we have only experienced one stall. being that the car is a manual transmission, it started right back up when i released my foot from the clutch. i have had diagnostic tests run by the dealer, mechanics driving the car for long periods of time, etc. the problem never repeats itself with the mechanics. i have spent $700 and more with no results. we even had the spark plugs changed since they were not the recommended ones. chrysler replaced the plugs which had been installed by goodyear. this is very frustrating.
08/16/201042000
 On august 16, 2010 we were driving back from an appointment doing about 70mph. it was around 100 degrees f outside (san antonio, tx). ironically, our 2006 pt hit 42,000 miles and when it did, all of the warning lights flashed on and all needles (speedometer, fuel guage, tachometer, etc.) dropped to their engine off positions. i did not notice any loss in power and the exterior lights remained on. this happened a couple of miles further down the road and repeated every few miles. this continued to occur even as we approached our subdivision at speeds around 30 - 40 mph. to date, this happens on occasion and we have only experienced one stall. being that the car is a manual transmission, it started right back up when i released my foot from the clutch. i have had diagnostic tests run by the dealer, mechanics driving the car for long periods of time, etc. the problem never repeats itself with the mechanics. i have spent $700 and more with no results. we even had the spark plugs changed since they were not the recommended ones. chrysler replaced the plugs which had been installed by goodyear. this is very frustrating.
07/10/201065000
 Tl. the contact owns 2006 chrysler pt cruiser . the contact stated while driving 55 mph the vehicle suddenly shut off without warning. this occurred twice while on the highway almost causing a crash. the contact called the dealer regarding the vehicle shutting off and the dealer stated their is nothing they can do to the vehicle. the dealer advised the contact to take the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the contact refuse to take the vehicle to a local mechanic and force the dealer to perform a diagnostic test. the dealer could not find a problem with the vehicle so the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the mechanic notice to defective relay in the engine. the mechanic replaced the relay switches in the engine. the vehicle has not shut off while driving with a repair. the failure mileage was 65,000. jo
07/10/201065000
 Tl. the contact owns 2006 chrysler pt cruiser . the contact stated while driving 55 mph the vehicle suddenly shut off without warning. this occurred twice while on the highway almost causing a crash. the contact called the dealer regarding the vehicle shutting off and the dealer stated their is nothing they can do to the vehicle. the dealer advised the contact to take the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the contact refuse to take the vehicle to a local mechanic and force the dealer to perform a diagnostic test. the dealer could not find a problem with the vehicle so the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the mechanic notice to defective relay in the engine. the mechanic replaced the relay switches in the engine. the vehicle has not shut off while driving with a repair. the failure mileage was 65,000. jo
07/10/201065000
 Tl. the contact owns 2006 chrysler pt cruiser . the contact stated while driving 55 mph the vehicle suddenly shut off without warning. this occurred twice while on the highway almost causing a crash. the contact called the dealer regarding the vehicle shutting off and the dealer stated their is nothing they can do to the vehicle. the dealer advised the contact to take the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the contact refuse to take the vehicle to a local mechanic and force the dealer to perform a diagnostic test. the dealer could not find a problem with the vehicle so the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the mechanic notice to defective relay in the engine. the mechanic replaced the relay switches in the engine. the vehicle has not shut off while driving with a repair. the failure mileage was 65,000. jo
07/10/201065000
 Tl. the contact owns 2006 chrysler pt cruiser . the contact stated while driving 55 mph the vehicle suddenly shut off without warning. this occurred twice while on the highway almost causing a crash. the contact called the dealer regarding the vehicle shutting off and the dealer stated their is nothing they can do to the vehicle. the dealer advised the contact to take the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the contact refuse to take the vehicle to a local mechanic and force the dealer to perform a diagnostic test. the dealer could not find a problem with the vehicle so the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the mechanic notice to defective relay in the engine. the mechanic replaced the relay switches in the engine. the vehicle has not shut off while driving with a repair. the failure mileage was 65,000. jo
09/21/200677000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated the electrical system in the vehicle fail. this causes the air bag to not deploy, exterior lights, interior lights, and all other electrical accessories to not work. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they ran a diagnostic test at a cost of $100 and informed the contact there are no recalls or warranty, and the cost of the repairs would be $600. the dealer also informed them to contact the manufacturer and check if they would help with the repairs. the manufacturer was called stating the vehicle was out of warranty and there would be no assitance with the repairs. the failure mileage was 71,000...mw
09/21/200677000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated the electrical system in the vehicle fail. this causes the air bag to not deploy, exterior lights, interior lights, and all other electrical accessories to not work. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they ran a diagnostic test at a cost of $100 and informed the contact there are no recalls or warranty, and the cost of the repairs would be $600. the dealer also informed them to contact the manufacturer and check if they would help with the repairs. the manufacturer was called stating the vehicle was out of warranty and there would be no assitance with the repairs. the failure mileage was 71,000...mw
09/21/200677000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated the electrical system in the vehicle fail. this causes the air bag to not deploy, exterior lights, interior lights, and all other electrical accessories to not work. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they ran a diagnostic test at a cost of $100 and informed the contact there are no recalls or warranty, and the cost of the repairs would be $600. the dealer also informed them to contact the manufacturer and check if they would help with the repairs. the manufacturer was called stating the vehicle was out of warranty and there would be no assitance with the repairs. the failure mileage was 71,000...mw
09/21/200677000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated the electrical system in the vehicle fail. this causes the air bag to not deploy, exterior lights, interior lights, and all other electrical accessories to not work. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they ran a diagnostic test at a cost of $100 and informed the contact there are no recalls or warranty, and the cost of the repairs would be $600. the dealer also informed them to contact the manufacturer and check if they would help with the repairs. the manufacturer was called stating the vehicle was out of warranty and there would be no assitance with the repairs. the failure mileage was 71,000...mw
12/01/200915084
 I have a 2006 chysler pt cruiser 15084 mile the car wouldn't start i put a new battery in it. it started. the next day the car wouldn't start i jumped it and it started. i put a small 2 amp charger on it and the next morning it still wouldn't start. i jumped started it with no problem and drove it to the dealer imperial chrysler after the first hour they the service writer told me i would have to leave it. the service tech took me out the the car to showed me that there was a electricial draw of 5 amps but he couldn't find it, when he put hand on this part called the pcd box the heavy wire going into it was red hot and at the point where the wire gos into the box. he then stated the short is in this box i would have to leave it. when i call about my car the charge was going to be over $900.00. i told him i would be going in to see him. the dealship and the service writer were very good the vehicle was just over the warrenty. ther were going to charge me $453.39 they said half. i paid it. the problem i have is that the pdc box is located behind the battery and contain fuses in it. i been driving over thirty years and i never seen this. the new box is opened on the side there is nothing keeping keeping moisture out. i had found other recalls about a water moisture getting into another part of the electrial system. i feel that its shouldn't have cost me anything and also the chance of a fire. thank you
05/12/2010510001
 I own a 2006 pt cruiser. in 2006, chrysler replaced the traditional fuse box with a unit called a totally integrated power module (tipm). the unit controls power to most areas of the car including brake lights, running lights, dashlights and headlights. as i was driving, the driver side rear running light burned out. at least that is my guess. the light bulb was the only shorted item could find. this caused the dashlights to go out and the primary brake lights to go out. the bulb shorted on the inside. the totally integrated power module (tipm) is designed with no fuse protection between the lighting module and the lights. this shorted bulb shorted out the unit and made the vehicle very unsafe to drive. i researched on the problem on the internet. i found many instances of the (tipm) failing. i found this in the chat rooms, blogs and threads i visited while looking for answers. i noticed that these units are installed in many of chrysler's cars and based upon what i learned have been problematic. in all the instance of failure, the car is driving and there is no notification to the driver that the unit has failed other then the lights go out. the units are built as a single unit and the wiring harness is part of the unit. you cannot repair the unit. i have been verbally quoted to replace this unit the cost will be around $975. it seems to me that having a $2.50 bulb trash a major safety component of a car is a bad thing. will you look into this problem and see it is fit for a recall? i am at work and do not have my cruiser with me today. if you need the vin number, please let me know and i will send it you. *tr
08/28/2007365
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the check engine light was illuminated and the vehicle was taken to the dealer who tightened the gas cap. in september 2007, the check engine light illuminated again and as a result, the clock spring was repaired. the contact felt that there was an enormous amount of electrical failures that led to the vehicle stalling while she was driving approximately 60 mph. there was no power in the vehicle because of the failure. the stalling occurred twice before the most recent failure, all of the warning lights on the dashboard flashed on and off. the vehicle was taken to the dealership but the dealer could not find the cause for failure and therefore could not repair it. she called the manufacturer and was instructed to take the vehicle to the dealer to have it inspected. the vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. the current mileage was approximately 34,000. the failure mileage was 365.
10/16/2009481601
 1- vehicle = 2006 chrysler pt cruiser touring. 2- weather conditions = raining 3- vehicle failure = windshield wipers became inoperable with out warning and would not work in any selected position. vehicle had to be driven home in the rain without the use of windshield wipers. 4- customer initially replaced the wiper switch initially with no results, wiper motor was not receiving operational current 5- vehicle had to be taken to the dealer for diagnostics (special equipment required to test), failure was found in the totally integrated power module (tipm), the controller for all vehicle networked electronics, including safety devices such as windshield wipers. dealer replaced the tipm and the wipers regained operation. cost of the repair $833.00 us. *tr
08/17/2009242501
 Had left side headlight go out. bought a new bulb to replace it. still did not work. swapped bulbs from the right side to insure new bulb was good. it was. bought a new pigtail and replaced it. still no light on left side. put a volt meter on pigtail , measured 11.9 volts, but soon as the bulb tried to light the volts went to 0. so under a load the volts drop. it wont even light a flashlight bulb. soon as you take the load off the pigtail it returns to 12 volts. *tr
04/04/2008264001
 Purchased 2006 chrysler pt cruiser, touring edition oct 2007 with 26100 miles on it. only recall was for side glass that was changed, no accidents on carfax or reported otherwise. car sat for first couple of months and then when we began driving it, had different electrical problems, thought to be low battery, got battery charged. next and most crucial thing, we were out at dusk in a blinding rain storm and the headlights, windshield wipers, turn signals and a few other things went. i had 3 heads out windows to get to safety, traffic was heavy, couldn't even signal to get off the road safely - it was a hair raising event. i checked the internet and saw hundreds of similar complaints about this vehicle. checked with chrysler and told basically to kiss off as i had just imported the car to canada so no warranty although it still has under 28,000 miles on it and of course there is no recall regarding the control module which is what went out. i feel so strongly about this - i could have had a head on collision when i lost my lights and wipers and could have been struck in the rear by someone who didn't know i was turning off the road. it sounds as though many many people have experienced similar things with this vehicle so i feel that it should be investigated. there is obviously a weakness in their electrical systems that needs to be corrected. these vehicles are apparently made in mexico!! *tr
11/11/2006120006012/11/2005
 Starting around nov of 2006 while driving at any speed, the instrument cluster indicator lights turn on; all the gauges go dead i.e. the speedometer, the tachometer, the gas gauge all go to zero. the warning sounds beep constantly. the 2006 pt cruiser will lose power and/or severely hesitates, power steering will fail, the brakes will fail, i have had to use the hand brake one to many times to slow the car down. i have had several near misses with other vehicles on the roads. i curb the car twice, damaging my tires once, so as to not hit other drivers. this has been happening for over a year now. i have taking it massey-yardley where i bought the pt, to have looked at over a dozen maybe even more i have lost count, i have tried to lemon the car, chrysler stated that there is nothing wrong with the car because the dealership has not reproduce the problem. i have taking the pt to other dealerships with the same result. just recently i took the car in again to massey-yardley for poor gas mileage and the same power problem, this time with a check engine light active, in nov of 2007, the dealership said it was a bad instrument cluster and a bad oxygen sensor, which they replaced. i am still having the above stated problem, the dealership stated on nov 16 of 2007 they know something is wrong but since they cannot reproduce the error to trouble shoot it they will not fix it. the dealership also said since i'm not happy with the results i should go to another dealership to have it looked at! i'm going to do that but it's hard when you have to work! plus massey-yardley will not give me a statement to that fact of unknown defect in writing. *tr
09/21/200720668304/19/2007
 I was driving 65 mph on freeway, all indicator lights come on, all gauges go to zero, engine begins to die. 2006 pt cruiser powers down when driving . this is very dangerous on any road because there is no warning when this happens. this could cause a serious accident or death. on sept. 21,2007 the car was towed to chrysler dealer. 1st time we were told it was the main computer, that needed to be reprogrammed. two weeks later october 24th 2007 it happened again, car towed to same dealer. were told this time it was a main fuse coming loose while driving. the dealer installed a metal plate over the fuse to keep it from coming loose. we were assured that was the problem fixed. three weeks later november 13,2007 it happened again. it was towed to dealer . we were told this time they couldn't find anything wrong with it and just to monitor it. *tr
03/25/2007200004003/16/2007
 The 2006 pt crusier has had the same problems since day one!! all the lights and gauges on the dashboard went haywire and then the car shut off while driving. took the car to a crystler service station 4 times, and they could not fix it because they could not duplicate the problem. i was almost in an accident yesterday because of the car just stopping while driving. i need help!!! i am a single mother and terrified for my son and myself. *ak
09/16/20066000402/25/2006
 On september 16, october, 27, march 6, and april 24, after having parked my car all day in the sun and upon starting for home with the airconditioning on low, my car stalled while i was driving at between 35-40mph. each time it stalled within 5-10 minutes of having been started. each time all the red indicator lights on the dashboard blinked on and off. each time i was able to pull over to the side, put the car in park, and restart the engine to continue home. each time i took it to the dealership. each time the service department kept my vehicle (a 2006 pt cruiser purchased in february or 2006) for between 2-7 days and could not find a problem or replicate the stall. i reported the situation to customer service at chrysler corporation in december and again in april. i have also spoken with the general manager at normandin chrysler. i feel that the vehicle is unsafe, but i have little recourse but to drive it since the service department said that chrysler corporation will do nothing if the problem cannot be replicated or identified. i am a long-time chrysler product customer having bought all of my cars at the same dealership since 1979.
05/18/200737000202/20/2006
 While driving down the freeway the door locks started clicking like they do when hitting the wireless remote. at the same time the flashers would go on. this continued intermittently all the way to work on city streets as well. i have not contacted the dealer at this time. my passenger airbag light went on, sometimes when i was driving. i took the car in to my mechanic in january for a complete brake job. the rotors needed replacing. i had less than 10000 when the car would shimmy violently when the brakes were applied. i took it back to my mechanic, and he informed me that the rotors were not of a material made to with stand much heat. he advised a beefier rotor. there was now a heavy duty rotor available on the after-market. i did not take this problem to the dealer because they most likely will tell me i was too hard on the brakes. if that were the case the honda, which had 107000 miles on it would have been in for brakes several times by now, it was on the first set and finally needed pads. . another car did not see me coming and pulled out in front of me. when i went to hit the horn it would not honk. i had to reposition my hand several times to find the right spot and then push very hard. i planned to get rid of this car and never purchase another american car again. i have always had nothing but trouble with them. * ak
08/03/2006307/01/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle stalled numerous times. the dealer changed an electronic module. the service dealer determined the gas was contaminated, but the vehicle had this problem on separate occasions.*ak
07/29/20061500604/04/2006
 Poor fuel economy, computer and electrical malfunctions, poor repair & diagnostic abilities of dealer service team. 12 mpg off the lot and no better than 16 so far including a trip to the keys. the h3 gets 20 !! continuous computer related issues with dash displaying erroneous readouts. repaired 1x, in for 2nd attempt now. my big lemon stamp is ready. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY - CABLES
05/15/200916000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated that his vehicle failed to start. upon further inspection, he noticed a powdery substance and severe corrosion on the battery. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the battery was leaking fluid from the positive terminal. the battery and all associated cables were replaced. the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 16,000.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
08/18/2009430001
 I own a 2006 pt cruiser driving on the road the ignition fuse blows and i loose power every thing works on the car when this happens its been to the shop three times now and im told they can find no problem i have come close to being in an accident which im trying not to happen an inspector from the insurance came to the dealer ship and he said there is no problem im very scared to drive my car its been two months of this problem. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - SOFTWARE
09/21/200720668304/19/2007
 I was driving 65 mph on freeway, all indicator lights come on, all gauges go to zero, engine begins to die. 2006 pt cruiser powers down when driving . this is very dangerous on any road because there is no warning when this happens. this could cause a serious accident or death. on sept. 21,2007 the car was towed to chrysler dealer. 1st time we were told it was the main computer, that needed to be reprogrammed. two weeks later october 24th 2007 it happened again, car towed to same dealer. were told this time it was a main fuse coming loose while driving. the dealer installed a metal plate over the fuse to keep it from coming loose. we were assured that was the problem fixed. three weeks later november 13,2007 it happened again. it was towed to dealer . we were told this time they couldn't find anything wrong with it and just to monitor it. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY - SOLENOID
11/25/2005211/25/2005
 Dt: the contact stated while traveling at 50-55 mph the vehicle stalled. the contact took vehicle to the dealership for inspection, and they determined the problem involved the starter assembly solenoid valve. repairs were made. however, this did not correct the problem. currently, the vehicle was not taken back to the dealership for additional repairs. the vehicle is a convertible. *ak