Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners have reported 21 problems related to seats (under the seats category).
Let me start by saying I just bought this 2001 limited edition Pt Cruiser three days ago from a private dealer. I was on the highway, heading home from work in the middle of the night, and wanted to try the cruise control. I turned it on and set it for 67mph to see if it worked first. Then I went to reset it to my actual desired speed by tapping my brakes, then I tried the switch on the arm of my steering wheel but the cruise control wouldn't shut off. I got off at the next exit and was able to slow down to 40mph before my brakes locked up and I was forced to run the stop sign at the end of the off ramp. (thank god it was at 3am and my baby wasn't with me!). I was able to pull over doing 20mph before the brakes locked up again. I quickly shut it off, put it in park, and waited a few minutes to turn it back on. But the engine just kept reving, as if I was holding my foot on the gas because the cruise control was still on! I tried resetting it by turning the key back and forth a few times. I tried to see if it would throw me a code but only "done" appeared on my dash. Every time I started the car, the led for cruise control would come on and then shut off after a few seconds. I was able to coast home doing 40mph with access to my brakes again. Not very well, but enough to make it home, (when I'd let off the brake the car would take off again). I've been doing research since I got back and found a few other reports of this happening, except they were all able to stop. For example by shifting into neutral or shutting the car off. Every time I start the damn thing, the cruise control is still on! how do I shut it off?.
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When passenger is seated in front passenger seat . Airbag light turns on and chimes until passenger exits vehical.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the driver's side front heated seat caught on fire. The contact stated that the fire department was notified, and were able to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unavailable. Ah.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, there was a burning odor coming from the front drivers side seat. The contact mentioned that there was a seat cushion placed on the drivers side seat when driving and when it was removed, it was discovered that there was a large burn. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 202,078. Kc.
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The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. When the contact entered the vehicle, the driver's seat switch bezel fractured and resulted in exposed wiring. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. Prior to the failure, the vehicle experienced the same failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the component fractured and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.
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This is not an accident but a concern about the drivers seat. . . When I purchased the vehicle the drivers side seat control panel was broken, plastic parts would not hold. The dealership tried to tape it to fixed it. Lasted 5minutes!! they had too order a new control panel, replaced it, last about 3 mo. Fed up with dealership had friend drill hole in metal frame to insert a screw. . . Worked for a few more months, now broken again, the screw part is ok, but the front part is broken!! just want to say I am not obese,just a normal weight person! this is the part that moves the seat up and back and up and down. Just very aggravated about the whole thing. This is my 4th Pt Cruiser, so I know the car. This one has a crappy seat control!!.
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The seat started moving up and did not stop until it was at the highest point making it difficult to drive due to reaching the pedals and legs jammed up against the steering wheel.
Heated seats come on by them selfs and overheat can not turn them off unless you turn off car it gets so hot it can burn you .
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The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The contact stated the seat control became fractured, causing the driver's seat to move around independently while the contact was driving. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer, who ordered and replaced the control panel. The contact was concerned that the new control panel would not remedy the issue due to the way the control panel was designed. The failure mileage was 5,000.
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The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The contact stated that the plastic covering of the electronic driver's seat adjuster detached and caused the driver's seat control motor, wires, and clip to be exposed and loose. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 9,000 and the current mileage was 11,581.
Front control arm bushings need to be replaced. Car has only 39,000 miles on it. I purchased this vehicle used as a rental return with only 389 miles on it. Seems that the bushings shouldn't be going out with less than 40,000 miles on a vehicle. Vehicle has had all required maintenance and new tires - I baby this car. Also, panel with controls on left side of drivers seat has detached. I have tried to reattach many times with no success. I will need to bring to the dealership to fix. Unfortunately both of these items happened just after my 36/36 warranty was up and is not covered by my lifetime powertrain warranty. Have been quoted nearly $1000 to fix both.
Purchased automobile 12/07/2010. . . Repairs conducted on 1/21/11 (1) replacement drivers (outer) l panel driver seat switch bezel broken *same exists panel continually "breaks" down after sitting on drivers seat (2) power lock system l/r door would not lock/or/unlock * additional electrical problems with "late" automatic locking of automobile doors on 11/14/11 during oil-change (mechanic) discovered (1) broken motor mounts (upper/lower) rf engine (2) shock leaking. . . Mechanic stated in 20 plus yrs of work as a mechanic he has "replaced" many pt cruiser-broken motor mounts. . . Myself, I documented all above in an email to Chrysler 11/14/2011. Suggesting "lemon" automobile & requested total compensation or (new automobile) replacement free of charge.
For 2009 Pt Cruiser I called the chyrsler store requiring about recalls on the side plastc piece were your automatic seat adjustments are. They explained to me that there has been over thousands of cars has come in to get that fixed and is dangerous due to while your driving you seat will move cause the plastic will readjust you if you go over a bump or stoping. Its costing over 300 dollars to fix something that should be a recall item due to dangerous driving hazards. If the seat moves even more t can couse an accident or even worse death.
I took a trip to pick my son up from college the night before thanksgiving. I was in heavy traffic on highway 91 and at times it was bumper to bumper. When I got on the 91 my electronic driver's seat began adjusting itself without any input from me. The seat bottom moved up and down, at angles and forward to backward. All this happened continuously. I tried pushing the button that controls the seat and got not response. I ended up having to lurch around on my seat for almost an hour before I could get off the busy highway. It was a strain to remain in lane and staying upright. Other drivers must have thought I was drunk and it was all I could do to keep from having an accident. The seat finally stopped moving when I turned off the car and got out. I woke up the next morning with a pulled muscle in my back and could barely walk.
The driver's seat doesn't have anything underneath it to prevent anything from the back of the car from rolling underneath it and under the driver's feet. When my daughter drops her toys or sippy cups, in a hard stop, they have rolled underneath the driver's seat and under my brake pedal. This is very dangerous!!!.
S10 appropriate handling re Chrysler and gm bankruptcy proceedings owner of 2004 Pt Cruiser is no longer able to seek compensation fm Chrysler/gm for a design and manufacturing defect. The consumer was involved in an accident that left her paralyzed from the neck down because the right front passenger seat back was defective and collapsed. The consumer filed suit against Chrysler. Expecting to have her day in court, Chrysler filed chapter 11 a few weeks before the scheduled trial date.
Normal wear wthin 3 months of a new purchase gt leather seat cushions in both front seats had the stitching split in the center. Dealer replaced the defective seats.
The driver's seat has nothing under it to prevent items on the rear floor area from rolling under the driver's feet and/or the pedals. Twice, soda bottles the kids have dropped have rolled under my brake pedal. I cannot seem to obtain any assistance from Chrysler regarding this issue, and on my last call to them was told it wasn't a safety issue, and they would make a note of it on my file (where no one would read it unless I call in). Mr.
Driver's outboard heated seat switch hazardous to drive with. Left leg compresses outboard seat over heated seat switch when seated. Must take left hand off of steering wheel to push seat inboard to see switch. Also must take eyes off of road to look down at the uncovered switch. When driving heated seat switch comes on & off when moving button or thigh to left. When temperature is 90 deg. & air conditioning is on, very uncomfortable fighting to turn off the heated seat switch. Time to look down & move outboard seat inward contributes to an accident. Front passenger heated seat switch comes on when passenger gets in or out , with ignition switch on/and or engine running. Must stop car in traffic? dt.
Consumer states that on 2 occasions an object from the back was able to rolled from to the front and go under the brake pedal almost causing an accident. Due to the fact their is nothing blocking it's passage underneath the driver's seat. Mr.
There is no barrier under drivers seat to prevent objects from rear compartment to roll under and wedge themselves under brake pedal. Already had a near accident do to this. Please do something before somebody get kill. Dealer has no answer for this problem.