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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won't start), the wireless control module (WCM) may have locked up. This is due to static discharge through the ignition key. A revised model should be installed, but simply disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for thirty seconds will temporarily reset the module so you can start the car.

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions and Answers

aggie, 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser, w/o Turbo, Bushnell, FL

All the lights on my car headlights, dash lights, reading lamps, and any other lights you can think of get very dim and then brighten up. They may also flicker. I have taken the car to 3 different...

PETERPASCUCCI, 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser, w/o Turbo, Ossining, NY

TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT IS LITE ON THE DASH WHEN BUTTON IS PRESSED. DOES BOTTON NEED TO BE PRESSED TO LITE DASH AND HAVE TRACTION WORKING? WHAT DOES TRACTION LIGHT ON DASH WHEN LITE, MEAN? ON? OFF? ...

steffi, 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Fort Payne, AL

This has happened several times lately. I will try to start the car and all I get is a rapid clicking noise. The interior lights will come on and the radio will be on, but the car will not start. I...

Visitor, 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Westfield, MA

When should the transmission fluid and spark plugs, be changed

sick of pt cruiser, 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Cookeville, TN

my pt cruisers raider has been replaced thermostat has been replaced but you can drive the car five miles and it will over heat and run all the water out

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Brought my 2008 PT cruiser two years ago. I love the car, the only issues I have with it is the engine mounts I need to replace every two years. I live in a city full of Potholes and just assumed they are the reason.

I bought this pt 2008 new, and never had a problem everithing is workink properly, i changed the brakes pads and rotor after five years of use not bad! my car has 42000 mmilles

I bought my car used in 2011 after a car accident. Wasn't even considering buying a Cruiser.

I had gotten a great deal on this car. Now that I have it, I love it. Has plenty of room, a decent radio, lots of bells and whisles. I have only had to replace 2 tires on the car b/c they were worn when I purchased.

Bought this car new 2008. I had a 2006 PT at the time which ran great, until it turned three years old and then little by little, maintenance became expensive with the same issues. Now the 2008 has turned four years old and I am having major miscelleaneous issues, one by one causing me to kick myself for buying this hunk of junk. I like the styling and it's great for the family pet to get in and out with 1/2 of the rear seat removed, however: at 12 nonths I replaced the battery, at 24 months replaced the hub bearings, at 30 months (29,000 miles) replaced the rear shocks, and the brake pads and rotors, at 36 months replaced the battery again, at 48 months replaced the throttle body plenum, engine mounts, replace the CAM sensor and the fuel injector and was told that next time in, would need front and rear shocks AGAIN! Almost $3K in repairs and the car has only 45,ooo miles at 4 yeats old. Problem is, I just can't afford another car at this time.

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