Starter Problems of Chrysler Pt Cruiser
Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners have reported 8 problems related to starter (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Starter problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3A4FY58B96_. Dashboard lit up, engine stopped, vehicle slowed allowing me to make a right turn out of traffic. Was able to restart engine. Car history prior to incident on the road. No mechanical incidents, however engine cranking problems. Battery previously replaced and starter replaced on 05/28/2013 by mcx auto service center, mcas miramar, san diego, CA. , 92145, phone number (858) 536-1684. Since, first stalled incident, engine failure of the same has happened 3 more times, all in light street traffic with no injuries. Vehicle restarted after each incident. Latest incident August 01, 2013 at 4:30 pm. Internet research has provided me with information and a video of symptoms pertaining to the ignition actuator switch and pin. This video shows exact symptoms of my car and also how to replace switch. Please advise on recall information replacement or a potential safety problem being evaluated for recall. Very respectfully, john shadwell. This issue happened on 05/20/13.
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#2 - Starter problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The car involved is a 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser convertible. I have been having trouble with my p. T. Cruiser with problem starting. It has gone on for many years. I was looking for information on any recalls. It was said it was the starter, but the problem continued speratically. I still do not know what the problem is. The car wont start but there is connection with the battery. I have been told its the manufactures alarm having a kill switch, that it may be electrical, the fog lights do ot turn off unless the fuse is pulled and it drains my battery. The dealer I bought it from went out of business. I want to know if Chrysler has had any issues with this type of car. Since they are not making them anymore. This issue happened on 05/19/2007.
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#3 - Starter problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The VIN of this vehicle is 3A4FY58B06_. The owner has a 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The contact stated that when braking to a stop with the air conditioning unit activated, the vehicle would start to idle roughly. When shifting into reverse, the air conditioning unit would shut off. The contact also stated that the vehicle would sporadically refuse to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed but the starter was replaced. The vehicle was in need of additional repairs unknown to the contact. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 100,000. It was Feb. 23, 2012 when this starter issue occurred.
#4 - Starter problem of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The car was a 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3C8FY68B82_. Parked 2002 Pt Cruiser in shopping center. Upon return vehicle was completely dead. Pushed to adjacent goodyear dealer (remained 3 days) said it needed a new battery, starter & #11 fuse. All replaced and when backing out of goodyear, vehicle died & #11 fuse again blew. Owner had old starter examined elsewhere and found it to be in perfect working order. Goodyear replaced old starter plus repaired battery ground cable. Drove 45 miles to doctor and vehicle died when stopping in lot. Tarzana goodyear came, replaced #11 fuse and drove to their garage. Unable to detect any problem. Owner drove vehicle home with no problem. Wife drove vehicle to dentist & when pulling out of lot and in with flow of traffic, vehicle died. #11 fuse replaced and drove home. Later took vehicle to crown Chrysler in ventura, CA & signed contract for $100. 00 bench fee for them to locate problem. Vehicle remained there "sisxteen days" until crown refused to check any further until owner would sign contract to pay $500. 00 for further diagnosis. Crown said that it might need $700. 00 power train control module. Crown advised that once installed, if that was not the problem, they would not remove it & owner would incur $700. 00 plus installation charge. Vehicle was then brought to owner's residence where it remains garaged. Please assist in this matter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thank you. This starter problem happened on 06/15/2011.
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#5 - Starter problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The car involved is a 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chrysler Pt Cruiser is 3C4FY58B13_. We own a 2003 Pt Cruiser. It has manifested three separate problems, all of which are similar to complaints I have found from others on the internet: first, the "check engine" light comes on. The dealer said we needed to click the gas cap. We did that, but the light came back on. Second, the fog light switch failed such so that the lights turned on without the switch being touched. We discovered the problem only after the battery had been drained, stranding my wife at work. I "fixed" this problem by pulling the fuse on the fog lights. I have read complaints in which this faulty switch has actually started fires. Third, we have the infamous intermittent starting"problem. I have replaced the starter and the battery. I checked alternator function and integrity of all cable connections to the starter. Then I read others' complaints and have found there is no available solution. The problem became more and more frequent, and now the vehicle is dead in the driveway. Our vehicle has only 54,000 miles on it, and we believe we should expect many more miles from it. We are afraid to take it to a dealer and have hundreds of dollars worth of fruitless diagnostics done on it. We still owe $1,800 to Chrysler financial for the car. It pains us to make payments on a vehicle that is a lump in our driveway. We would like to have the vehicle repaired at no charge, assuming the manufacturer has found a solution. Although the vehicle is currently out of warranty, the problem began to occur long before the warranty expiration, but we could not get it to repeat for the dealer. Is there a "secret warranty" for this issue? we cannot find a full-text TSB to find out. It was Jul. 7, 2007 when this starter issue occurred.
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#6 - Starter problem of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. My '02 Pt Cruiser has had many incidents over the past 4 years. The instrument panel occassionally flickers or does not light up at all. The radio display/clock feature will turn off while music is still playing. Headlights dim when radio/instrument panel is changed. The abs failed on the interstate whlie going 65mph. The car slid for a long time, causing a large bald spot on all 4 tires. Then subsequently the car shut off and took a few minutes before the car was able to turn back on. The starter has died 3 times, each time being replaced. The car gets roughly 13mpg at all times. There is no safety under the seat to prevent rolling objects from rolling into the front seat and potentially affecting the use of pedals. The car frequently does not allow me to turn the key. I have had all of these problems, even while taking excellent care of my vechicle. The failure date was January 1, 2007.
#7 - Starter problem of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The VIN of this vehicle was 3C8FY68B22_. The vehicle involved is a 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. Whenever the vehicle was started, the lights would illuminate, but the engine would not turn over. The dealer stated that the starter needed to be replaced. The starter has been replaced three times within the same month, but the failure persists. The current mileage was 106,000 and failure mileage was 102,000. This issue happened on 09/09/07.
#8 - Starter problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The vehicle was a 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The VIN of the car is 3C8FY4BB51_. Trans shifter failed causing vehicle to lock up. The dealer stated the starter malfunction, but the consumer disagreed. This issue happened on Nov. 21, 2003.
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Other Electrical System related problems of Chrysler Pt Cruiser:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||111|
|Dash Wiring problems||23|
|Horn Assembly problems||20|
|Instrument Panel problems||18|
|Battery Dead problems||15|
|Underhood Wiring problems||8|
|Starter Solenoid problems||5|
|Battery Cable problems||5|
|Ignition Switch problems||5|
|Car Will Not Start problems||5|
|Electrical Failure problems||4|