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: 84,480 (140–245,000)
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
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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.
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.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 61,000 mi,
Turn signals, windsheild wipers, headlights, nothing would work on switch.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 45,000 mi,
Headlights stay on when vehicle is running, no highbeams, no turn signals, no dashboard dimming function. Hazards still work.
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 96,000 mi,
The turn signal lights don't work, along with the windshield wipers
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 90,000 mi,
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 $$$$$$$$
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 62,000 mi,
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!
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 87,000 mi,
Turn signals wiper high beams won't work. Hazards lights will work.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 60,000 mi,
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!
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 75,000 mi,
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.
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.
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 113,000 mi,
This morning my headlights won't turn off unless the key is off, my turn signals don't work, and my windshield wipers don't work. I haven't check the rest of the lights (ie break lights)
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 117,000 mi,
Right front blinker does not work when lights are running. The actual blinker light works when the hazards are on or the parking lights are on, but does not signal direction when the headlights are on.
the turn signal dosent work any more also the windshield wipers.
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 175,000 mi,
Hazard lights don't flash, just stay on. Signal lights don't blink, just stay on.
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 64,280 mi,
no wipers, no exterior lights including brake lights, no turn signals. first time resulted in dead battery and alternator was replaced and battery replaced. I did not insist on the multifunction switch being replaced. I asked if they checked it and it was brushed off as not important. 600 miles later - Problem has occurred again with no wipers, lights, I will insist on getting multifunction switch replaced this time. The shop wouldn't listen to me the first time, i.e. dumb female! I am going to a more reliable repair shop now.
The fog lights stopped working i checked the connection everything was ok so i tackle the switch and thats the problem replaced it and both work again.
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 45,000 mi,
Need help, when I use the turn signal the headlight will go off,
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 134,000 mi,
right side turn signal has a rapid blinking and very dim ,changed bulbs but did not fix . when I turn car off light brightens up but wont blink when key is removed. need help!
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 70,000 mi,
Fog lights stay on drain battery dead.