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: 96,343 (20,000–1,000,125)
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
106 people reported this problem
74 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.
Headlights stay on when vehicle is running, no highbeams, no turn signals, no dashboard dimming function. Hazards still work.
Turn signals, windsheild wipers, headlights, nothing would work on switch.
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 $$$$$$$$
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!
The turn signal lights don't work, along with the windshield wipers
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!
Faulty turn signal switch that left running lights on and drained battery. Found out that the turn switch was failing and caused the problems.
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.
Turn signals wiper high beams won't work. Hazards lights will work.
When the turn indicator turns off the emergency flashers turn on and will not turn off.
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.
Dash lites went out as well as tail lites..??
Went out to go to work 1 morning and my fog lights, high beams, both turn signals did not work at all. The airbag light has been on ever since I had the car and the tire pressure light. I've had my car 2 years and always been told it's just a glitch.
I've replaced the multi function switch twice... I spoke to the service guy about it and he said not only there was no recall. They sell 50 replacement swiches a week !! What the French? There needs to be a recall for them... I wish someone would start a class action suit..I'm sure there would be a lot of happy people! Thanks for listening!
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.
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