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Ignition Switch problems of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

Two problems related to ignition switch have been reported for the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser.

car   Ignition Switch problem 1
Failure Date: 03/03/2010

The ignition key does not stay in when the engine is running. The mechanic who worked on the car in October said he has replaced several ignition switches in this model car. Could it have been manufactured by the same company as those involved in the gm recall? this problem has existed for several years.

car   Ignition Switch problem 2
Failure Date: 06/27/2002

You can remove the key from the ignition switch in any of the positions. Also, you can move the gear shift and the car will move. There is no incident date. It's been that way since I bought it new.