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Chrysler PT Cruiser Locked up WCM may cause engine cranking problems

Chrysler PT Cruiser Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 38,046 mi (35,139 mi - 43,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 35,139 mi

    It just started about three weeks ago. I haven't felt safe driving it, it will crank after you turn it off after trying to crank it several times. I thought it was the battery but it wasn't. I'm going to have it looked at tomorrow.

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  • Visitor, , 36,000 mi

    HAd to take it in to get the security replaced

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