Battery Dead problems of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

Three problems related to battery dead have been reported for the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser based on all problems reported for the 2003 Pt Cruiser.

car   Battery Dead problem 1
Failure Date: 05/29/2007

I bought my 2003 Pt Cruiser turbo gt in August 2005. In January 2006, August 2006 and may 2007 I have been stranded due to the battery failing. Mechanics are befuttled because charging/starting system checks out okay on diagnostic.

car   Battery Dead problem 2
Failure Date: 05/30/2006

Pt cruiser 2003 fog lights come on without warning, battery runs dead, defective parts etc. $75. 75 new battery, labor $110. 05 $76. 14 new switch, and $129. 98 a second time labor for the same problem. Chrysler mechanics are aware of this issue and clearly are enjoying the profits. In a one (1) week period.

car   Battery Dead problem 3
Failure Date: 05/01/2006

This problem started in the spring of 2006. Although I didn't know it at the time, the fog lights came on by themselves while just sitting in the parking lot or at home. No warning, so I didn't know until I went to start the car and the battery was dead. Since this was intermittent, no lights on the dash advising me the fog lights were on and during daylight hours, I never noticed that the fog lights were on. After several times of this happening. This caused me to replace the battery. While replacing the battery I noticed that the original cables had inferior battery connector leads. The cables connectors were mostly eaten through causing me to have to replace them. (I noticed that when I got the new leads that the connectors were of a better material). Due to this not having any rime or reason as to why the battery kept going dead and no one had any idea why this was happening I simply had to wait until I discovered the cause. In Dec 2007 I went to start the car and sure enough the battery was dead. However this time when I jumped the battery the fog light on the dash stayed on and that is when I found the problem. I was unable to turn them off since the switch was already in the off position. My only recourse was to remove the fog light fuse. Since removing the fog light fuse I have had no further issues to date. I still do not know the cause or the cure so, I logged on to this site to look for a service bulletin or information to tell me that and here I am. The mileage on the vehicle when this whole stuff started was approx 36,000 and it now has 42000 miles on it.

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