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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems

A defective turn signal lever (multifunction switch) can cause erratic operation of the turn signals and other exterior lights. Depending on the fault, a dead battery could result. Our technicians recommend replacing the failed switch.

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

2.4L 4 cylinder (non-turbo)
Software updates to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) are available that can improve shift quality for rough up and/or down shifts. On higher mileage vehicles, other problems may cause shifting issues. Diagnoses may be required to isolate the cause. Anytime major transmission repairs are made the PCM software should be checked and updated as necessary.

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

battery or alternator, or both, how to test? I must put jumper cables from neighbors car everyday to start car, runs great till I turn off, then I need to jump again to run?

If I could fix my car myself, I would. I keep having shifting problems. I don't have a 4 or 5 speed, I have an automatic. I already had a new sensor put in less than 2 weeks ago. This is frustrating.

My car is a 2006 PT Cruiser with 49,000 miles on it. The shifting is the only problem I have. Does it also have a fuse like the ignition does? I haven't even had the car a month yet.

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Recalls

The rear quarter glass may separate from the vehicle. If the glass separates while driving, it could strike another vehicle or injure a pedestrian. In most cases, the glass will become loose before falling off completely. Dealers will replace the quarter glass on affected vehicles.

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

My mom was driving our 2006 pt cruiser touring edition and the speedometer went down and up and the gas meter went to empty .

I bought my PT Crusier GT new in 2006, I have spent a lot of money on tires, and keeping it running, I park in my garge 6 months ago, and stop driving it, due it was always breaking down, the turbo stop working, go through tires, engine light is always on, due something is wrong, I bought the top end, black with crome packet with GT, looks good park, as long you don't drive it

All I can say about this PT which I purchased new in 2006 is "I'm glad to see you gone". Maintenance issue after maintenance issue from the time the car turned 36 months with less than 36,000 miles. Spent $3,000 - $4,000 in miscellaneous repairs from months 36 - 72.

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