Headlights Problems of Chrysler Pt Cruiser



Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners have reported 18 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 1
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

Battery went completely dead after only two years. Had the battery replaced and now the dashboard lights and the headlights flicker terribly and even more when on high beams.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2
Failure Date: 05/21/2014

All dash lights flash and car sometimes stalls. Very frequent loss of headlights, wipers, all gauges and blinkers.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 3
Failure Date: 01/09/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The contact stated that the headlights flickered intermittently. The failure progressed and the lights remained off for longer periods of time. Additionally, the interior lighting illuminated independently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000 and current mileage was 167,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 4
Failure Date: 01/11/2012

I was driving on a 2-lane road, light snow coming down going around 45 mph when the headlights went out. Total darkness! I had been driving for about 25 minutes. If there would have been a car behind me I would have been in an accident. I stopped, turned off the engine, restarted the car and the headlights came on. I drove another 7 to 10 miles and the headlights started flashing. Again, I stopped, turned off the engine, restarted the car, but this time I kept the dims on. I had been using the wipers to clear snow off the windshield and also my brights and dims for on-coming traffic. I drove back home with only my dims on. . . . . Lights went out 2 more times. I don't feel safe in this vehicle anymore. Is it going to take a fatality before something is done?.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 5
Failure Date: 10/20/2010

The plastic headlight lenses on my 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser have become so cloudy they are practically useless. This is dangerous. I have seen other Pt Cruisers as well as other Chrysler products with this same problem. I am going to have to replace them as I am fearful of having an accident due to low visibility. I live in a rural area with alot of deer and this low visibility concerns me.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 6
Failure Date: 08/17/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. He stated that whenever the vehicle was driven, the headlights would become cloudy which made it difficult to see at night. The contact is concerned about the safety risk while driving at night. The dealer was contacted and they stated that there were no related recalls. The dealer confirmed that the headlights appear to be cloudy during the day since the sun reflects on the lens and that the plastic on the lights has deteriorated. The headlights have not been replaced. The failure mileage was 14 and the current mileage was 47000. Updated 02/17/10 updated 02/17/10.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 7
Failure Date: 08/04/2009

Nhtsa 629139 exterior lighting headlights, moisture inside vented headlamp assembly. Headlights have hard water deposits on inside of lamp,with sun exposure have become so corroded they are not usable have to drive with high beams on.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 8
Failure Date: 04/22/2008

My 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser has had problems since the time of the 36,000 mile warranty ran out. There is a problem with the dash and headlights dimming on and off while driving which is very dangerous. I have children and do not feel safe driving at night because of that. When the air conditioning is being used it is as if there is short in the system causing the ac to go from cold to hot repeatedly. This occurs while traveling down the road and while sitting still at intersections or parking lots. I live in texas and it is hot this should not be a problem in a vehicle with 36,000 miles. The radio which is manufacturer installed also turns on and off and sometimes will only click loudly. The engine seems to shift rather hard at times even though my fluid levels are okay. The vehicle was stopped a red light and the ac started blowing cold and then the engine started to smoke. Vehicle had stalled while traveling on the interstate at 70 mph. This does not seem safe and there seems to be many with similar issues. I am now having to bring the car to the shop since at first I was not sure if the ac was just going out at red lights since I was sitting still and I thought that may have been how the car was made. But since then the car has started having ac trouble while traveling and there have been the other stalling and smoking engine problems this week.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 9
Failure Date: 03/23/2008

I own a 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser and came close to hitting a jogger in the pre-dawn hours. The low beam headlights are passable, but the high beam is completely useless and creates a definite safety hazard! I have had the headlights reamed and even changed to 80 watt bulbs, but the problem is in the headlamp housing design. The highbeam puts out a diffused, unfocused light which does not add any increased night vision over the low beam lamps, fortunately the low beams stay on with the high beams. I am not aware if the auto manufacturers must meet minimum headlight performance standards, but if they do exist I'm sure my Pt Cruiser would fail. Thank you, brian p. Moran.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 10
Failure Date: 06/07/2007

I own a 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The covers for the headlights have become totally yellow and hazy or foggy making them very, very dull at night. I contacted Chrysler, was told this was not their problem. I have been advised and have spoken with other pt owners having the same problem. Due to the cost of these covers, I feel Chrysler should be responsible for the replacement of same.


 
car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 11
Failure Date: 06/19/2006

: the contact stated while driving at night the headlights intermittently illuminated on and off without warning. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who could not duplicate the problem.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 12
Failure Date: 05/04/2006

: the contact stated upon inspection of the vehicle it was noticed the covering of the headlights were cloudy. The dealership cleaned the headlights. The manufacturer was alerted.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 13
Failure Date: 03/03/2005

Headlights are so cloudy, looks to be unsafe. Have tried 3 different products on the market to correct this but so far nothing has helped. Seems like something that is going to be out in the weather like a headlight could be made from something better than they are.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 14
Failure Date: 06/08/2004

I bought my 2003--never titled--pt cruiser last may. I noticed several weeks later that while driving the headlights and panel lights flickered continuously. Afraid of a short and causing a fire I contacted my dealership immediately. I had the car back 5-6 times and they tried everything from checking for shorts, to replacing a switch, to installing a new panel cluster, and nothing fixed the problem. At one time they had my car for over a week working by phone with the technicians from Chrysler to try to solve the problem and it still exists. I have been very patient them, but my patience has worn out. On one occasion 50 miles from home the lights flickered so bad they went out temporary and I had to pull off the road.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 15
Failure Date: 03/19/2004

I was driving home at 11:00 pm and just about to get on I 75, and my headlights went out. I had tail lights and I could use my flashers. I took it to the dealers next day and they found nothing wrong with it. I told them to put a new battery in it no matter what. I haven't driven it at night since. I'm afraid to drive it at night.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 16
Failure Date: 01/12/2001

Low beam headlights fail to activate or go out. Activiating high beams restors low beams. Happened twice so far upon initial turn on. Have heard of them going out while driving. Concerned!.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 17
Failure Date: 06/14/2000

1. Steering wheel became loose on shaft while traveling at 68-70 mph; 2. Headlights would flicker from bright to dim, and 3. Front weels out of alignment. Most problem was corrected by dealer. >> please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 18

Low beam headlights-from the Chrysler manual- "the headlamp low beam pattern has a distinct horizontal cutoff line which is used to visually align the headlamps. " this means that there is only part of a beam from each light shining on the road. The rest I.


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