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.
Car Problem Reports
Chrysler PT Cruiser Multifunction Turn Signal Switch May Fail
Chrysler PT Cruiser Problem
Average Mileage: 74,519 mi (20,000 mi - 155,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Blinkers won't turn on sporadically, wipers either won't turn on or stay on. Headlights turn on themselves and won't turn off with switch until I turn the key off. Windshield washers front and rear do not work when everything else is not working.
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 61,000 mi
Turn signals, windsheild wipers, headlights, nothing would work on switch.
Visitor, 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 50,000 mi
Faulty turn signal switch that left running lights on and drained battery. Found out that the turn switch was failing and caused the problems.
Visitor, 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 87,000 mi
Turn signals wiper high beams won't work. Hazards lights will work.
Visitor, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 80,000 mi
Faulty multifunction switch. Replaced and problem solved.
Visitor, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 56,000 mi
Fog lights stay on, draining battery. Defective Multifunctional Switch (MFS). Removed the fuse, and recently put in a new fuse so the car could pass inspection, but now the fog lights won't come on at all. Suspect that the MFS has completely burned out.
No turn signals, no lights, no horn, no windshield wipers. The multi-function switch has been replaced twice in the last 10 miles. The problem keeps occurring. I just filed a vehicle safety complaint at Safercar.gov. This should be a recall issue and the problem should be covered by the manufacturer.
Fog Lights come on Even with switch off and keys out of ignition
Visitor, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 85,000 mi
Smoking turn signal lever. Dead battery.
Visitor, 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 133,000 mi
right turn signal crossed with bright lights, shows bright lights are on when not and right signal blinks sporadically.