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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (1%)

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (26%)

$500 - $999 (35%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 23 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Engine not specified

114000 mi

US $1000
A/C not cold. Six cooling fan (electrical) replaced. 2nd replacement of this fan.  

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

70000 mi

US $500
AC hose developed a leak. Replaced 
77000 mi Battery kept dieing....all systems checked out ok. No parasitic draws or electrical system failure. Unexplained 
79000 mi The PT would simply be dead, randomly and increasing in frequency. Origin undetermined but suspected alternater may have been the issue but more likely a fault in wiring harness somewhere. Needed to stop the bleeding. 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

41000 mi

US $878
Heard a chime sound & stopped at red light near a service station & decided to pull over to check it out. While parking the chime sounded very fast repeatedly. There was smoke coming from hood. Let engine cool & tested for problem. Replaced AC compressor  
126000 mi

US $900
Had wiring issue with left low beam, computer issue of some sort also. Dash lights would start blinking and gauges would go beserk occasionally. Decided to bail on car and cut my losses. 
50840 mi

C $460
had to have tsb done and had to put a set of plugs in it. 
87000 mi

US $1000
Replacement of Totally Integrated Power Module, unit send incorrect voltage to AC compressor. The module was expected to fail to control other electronic functions, so it was replaced. Module is VIN specific. 
99000 mi

US $1600
Replace compressor, one pressure hose and cooling fans. 
37000 mi

US $150
Check battery light keep coming on. Had to replace battery cables. 
37000 mi Battery light was intermittent, when came on. Has to stop car, shut off & restart. Dealer did a software reload. 
16000 mi Instrument panel dimmer rheostat failed. Replaced instrument panel dimmer rheostat 
50840 mi

C $800
seized alternater and broken belt 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

135000 mi

US $90
Flasher/Turn signals do not work outside the car, but I can visibly see flashers on inside of car working-flashing real fast! The turn signal switch was changed, but there is still no turn signal/flasher activity! What's the problem now? 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Electrical Problems

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