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#9 of 45 Re: PT Cruiser Lights Flash and Engine Stops [kayrichj]
Jan 12, 2011 (5:34 pm)
We are having the same problem with my wife's 2006 PT Cruiser. It is an automatic, so she does not have the option of easily restarting when on the road. All I can say is there sure seem to be a lot of complaints about this same issue with the same model and year of vehicle. It is to the point that we are almost afraid to drive it anywhere at all for fear that it will quit either in the wrong part of town, or cause an accident on the road. At the same time we are not independently wealthy to be able to afford untold labor charges to keep searching for this elusive problem. Our vehicle has less than 50,000 miles on it and we should feel confident about the quality and reliability. Chrysler needs to agree there is a problem and get it fixed.
#10 of 45 Re: PT Cruiser Lights Flash and Engine Stops [sp49085]
Jan 24, 2011 (11:57 am)
Well your symptoms perfectly describe what happened to us in our PT cruiser Manual Diesel 2005 Tourer in the UK. No one seems to know what the problem is but it starts with the seat belt light coming on and off followed by lots of other lights (bottom row I think) then sometimes a warning bong. I also reckon there is a ticking under the dash to the RHS of the steering column (RH drive in the UK!) All gauges flicker up and down finally coming to rest on zero. A few seconds later everything is OK for a few seconds then repeats for a few times before the engine dies. Engine light illuminated and dealer readout show low pressure to injector rail. Wait a few minutes restart and all OK! Dont think it is heat, it was about freezing when it happened to us, and it wasn't raining so unlikely to be water ingress. Lost complete confidence in the car as you dont know when it is going to happen (tho' last time it was after 35 miles). Chrysler dealer couldn't find anything wrong. Any news on this problem would be gratefully received, if Iget to the bottom of the problem I will update you. Currently injectors being replaced... other forums point to failing battery and/or dashboard failure though that is not conclusive
#11 of 45 Dash/Odometer out--2005 PT Cruiser
Jan 28, 2011 (8:19 pm)
Help! I have a 2005 PT Cruiser convertible/turbo-my dash lights are totally out. No warning, just stopped working. I am hoping to trade this car in, but I cannot do it without my odometer showing up! The seatbelt light, oil light, fuel light all work..it's the light in the middle that shows the odometer, etc......that is out.
I have had 2 estimates basically telling me that I can ONLY get this part from the dealership. The cost=$600 (Not including labor)
Can I find this part on E-bay? At a junkyard?
#12 of 45 Re: PT Cruiser Lights Flash and Engine Stops [sameclarke]
Jan 31, 2011 (5:13 pm)
Same problem, i.e. all of the warning lights flashed on and all needles (speedometer, fuel guage, tachometer, etc.) dropped to their "engine off" positions after first flashing the seat belt light, just started last week. 2006 PT GT manual with less than 30K miles. Only seems to happen after 10 to 15 minutes of freeway driving (consistent 60+ mph). I drove surface streets in to work this morning, never exceeding 55 mph, and it did not happen.
#13 of 45 PT Cruiser Lights & Engine stall
Feb 17, 2011 (7:54 pm)
Same problem exists on my '07 PT Cruiser Convertable...please advise as to a solution thank you.
#14 of 45 Re: PT Cruiser Lights Flash and Engine Stops [sameclarke]
Mar 11, 2011 (4:18 am)
I think (hope) the problem is fixed.
New diesel injectors were fitted. However 200 miles after this repair the battery light came on for a few minutes while driving and then went out. 20 miles later knocking grinding noises from the alternator. This was replaced, while looking around trying to find the where the noise was coming from I noticed a short earth strap from chassis to engine (just above the pulleys) had been worn though (by a rubbing contact dont know what) and had become disconnected, this was reconnected when the alterator was replaced.
The original problem has not occurred and we have done hundreds of miles since. So.......are the flashing lights etc due to a software glitche that is triggerred by an engine fault, or was it the earth strap or was it the alternator.
Oh and the car does 50% more miles to the gallon since the injectors were replaced. I gotta thank the dealer who sold us the car for their tenacity and perseverence in fixing this problem it makes a change to have some great aftersales service.
#15 of 45 Re: PT Cruiser Lights Flash and Engine Stops [johnnorris]
Apr 13, 2011 (10:48 am)
Problem still occured sporadically. All the grounding straps are ok. Mid March I disconnected an aftermarket wireless backup camera we had be using and the problem has not recurred. Appears that it was causing interference.
#16 of 45 Re: PT Cruiser Lights Flash and Engine Stops [johnnorris]
Apr 25, 2011 (9:03 pm)
Have a 2003 Turbo GT 98,000 miles. Bought new. I have had endless problems with engine light coming on and at first, that was all, no skipping or anything just light kept coming on. Finally I had a dealer fix a vacuum leak around the fuel hose close to the gas cap. This helped for about 4 or 5 months then check engine light comes back on. I have had same problems as most of you. Took it to dealer about 6 months ago and was told I needed computer softwear update. That was done(285.00) Ran fine for about a 2 months then engine light comes on. That is a common problem and have been told to ignore this unless it starts flashing. Well, several weeks go by then same problem again, RPM speedometer goes up and down, loss of power, cutting off, back on, (on a4 lane xpressway no less) I pull off on emergency lane wont crank after several minutes cranks up and I drive home at 65 mph, 15 miles home smooth no problem. This has been going on for several months (about 8) Happened again today. It never happens when I take it in for check up now but I'll be taking it in tomorrow anyway. Hope to have an answer to post
#17 of 45 Re: PT Cruiser Lights Flash and Engine Stops [johnnorris]
May 16, 2011 (12:54 pm)
Of course 2 weeks after I reported things seem to be ok after disconnecting backup camera, it happened again. Does seem to be happening less frequently though.
#18 of 45 2007 PT Cruiser
Jun 26, 2011 (7:27 am)
I have a 2007 PT Cruiser, base model with manual. I just started having the problems noted in the above comments...no engine stalling...yet. I was about to go to dealer but after reading the comments I do not want to waste the money.
Has anyone found the problem?
Did the problems get worse? better?