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Car Will Not Start Problems of Chrysler Pt Cruiser

Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners have reported 5 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category).

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 1
Failure Date: 12/01/2009

I have a 2006 Chrysler 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 car to showed me that there was a electrical 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 goes 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 dealership and the service writer were very good the vehicle was just over the warranty. There 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 moisture out. I had found other recalls about a water moisture getting into another part of the electrical system. I feel that its shouldn't have cost me anything and also the chance of a fire. Thank you.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2
Failure Date: 06/24/2009

High beams coming on without being turned on, at first once or twice a week then everyday it would happen then everytime using the vehicle, the high beams came on after I turned them off when getting out of my car upon returning to my car would not crank, the high beams where still on, had to get my car jumped started, removed the fuse and haven't had the high beams to come on again, but I need my high beams esp. For long distance driving through the mountains, there's a shortage somewhere between the fuse and high beams lights.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 3
Failure Date: 05/11/2009

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.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 4
Failure Date: 05/12/2005

Came out to car after work to go home. The car wouldn't start, the ignition would turn on, but the engine wouldn't turn over. I turned the ignition on-off-on to get any trouble codes and when I took the key out afterwards the "key in ignition chime" sounded when I opened the door after I had already removed the key. I put the key back in the ignition and tried to start the car again, but the ignition wouldn't even turn on, there was no discernble click as I turned the key in the ignition at all. I had the car towed to the dealership and they told me I need to have the entire steering column replaced and that it wasn't covered under the daimler Chrysler service contract I had purchased when I got the car new.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 5
Failure Date: 06/03/2004

Electric failures: 1) 4/29/03 placed key in ignition; alarm sounds and warning lights on dashboard, car would not start. Towed to dealer. Replaced ignition switch. 2) 11/15/03 drove car to work; placed car in park, turn key in off position and removed key from ignition, car engine remained running. Placed key back into ignition turn to on position, then back to off position, engine turned off. Called dealer and was told nothing could be done about this unless I could make it happen again. 3) 6/3/04 unlocked car, got in driver's seat and warning lights on dash were on (engine, oil, air bag, seat belt and alarm), turned key to on position, car started then cut out. Turn key to off position, then back to on position. Engine wouldn't start. All warning lights stayed on.

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