Erratic Operation of Turn Signals and/or Hazard Lights on Chrysler PT Cruiser

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.

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Average mileage: 96,260 (20,000–1,000,125)
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
103 people reported this problem
71 people shared problem details
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 This should be a recall issue and the problem should be covered by the manufacturer.
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.
Parking lights came on while setting in the sun running batter down. Dealer could not find. I told them to Chang the one piece light switch out. It turned out the by metal inside was heating up an turning the parking lights on. Problem solved. Part cost $98.00 easy to replace. Dealer will charge $$$$$$$$
Turn signals, windsheild wipers, headlights, nothing would work on switch.
Headlights stay on when vehicle is running, no highbeams, no turn signals, no dashboard dimming function. Hazards still work.
no head lights, blinkers or inside cab light, fixed by replacing multifunction switch but now its doing it again and lo and behold I take the ebrake off they all work!
Faulty turn signal switch that left running lights on and drained battery. Found out that the turn switch was failing and caused the problems.
turn signal switch went bad made fog lights stay on drained battery . removed fog light fuse was able to keep battery charged an drive till part came in easy fix!
Dealer wanted $400 (!) to replace the switch. I ordered the part and did it myself. Still had to pay the $100 diagnostic fee to the dealer (ridiculous, given how common the problem is), but I still saved $200.
The turn signal lights don't work, along with the windshield wipers
Turn signals wiper high beams won't work. Hazards lights will work.
Ignition switch replaced,also problems with turn signals. Now the key signal indicater beeps after the key is removed. Wth.
the fog lights come on by themselves even if the car is shut off resolution in a dead battery. The fog light comes on the dash. Have to put in a new multifunction switch.
Fog lights ALWAYS Stay on.
fog lights go on randomly and drain the battery
Turn signal lights will not come on.
My battery has gone out twice. The fog lights wont turn off and I don't have the option to do this with the switch that I have
Just purchased this car used January 2015. Within a week it started acting up. At first it lost power and would run erratic. Then the gauges started going haywire. I've had the car in the shop several times, several sensors have been replaced, and now on top of losing power and the gauges going crazy the car stalls randomly!!! Mechanics scratch their heads. I know this is not a random problem, yet there's no recall. HELP!!!!
blinkers notworking or brake lights
Fog lights not turning off even when car is turned off. AAmco dealer disconnected the fog lights, but even when the car is off, the green fog light icon on the dash is still lit up.
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