Two problems related to instrument panel have been reported for the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser.
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. While driving 35 mph, the contact smelled an electrical burning smell coming from the instrument panel. Shortly afterwards, the instrument panel indicators stopped working. The contact then smelled burning plastic. The Chrysler dealer pulled the instrument cluster and discovered that the cluster circuit was burned. The dealer replaced the instrument cluster with a new part and they retained the old part. The failure mileage was 74,600.
The computer in the car keeps locking up, all the dash emer lights come on and no dash componets work, speedometer, mileage indicator, tack0meter instrument panel off . One doesn't know if car is working properly or not. Could shut down in traffic and cause an accident or a person to be stranded anywhere.