Chrysler Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch


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Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1997
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
June 24, 2003
Location:
Arlington, VA

in short, my '97 sebring convt. (86,000 mi) is on its 3rd starter, needs a new fuel gauge & switch to light fog lamps (problem for va. safety insp.). also tach, speedometer, & other gauges have stopped functioning temporaily while car is moving. *jb

Mileage was 75500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3EL55H4VT. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 10, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 1997 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Fairfax Chrysler Plymouth Darcars . Dealer's telephone number: 703-385-0500 . Dealer's city: Fairfax . Dealer's state code: VA.

Chrysler Town And Country 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 20, 2001
Location:
Yorktown Heights, NY

for the last 3 years, we have had nothing but problems with our 2001 town & country awd van. i am in the shop almost once a month! the list of repairs are as follows: (2001) failure of rear-windshield wiper, failure of driver's side heated seat, replaced switch, replaced front drive shaft, replaced power steering reservoir bottle (2002) replaced power steering pump, transmission failure (2003) of rear fan motor, replaced rear-tailgate latch, failure of front passenger heated seat, driver's side window sticks and stays down mostly during wet weather and requires you to turn the defroster on high for 5 minutes to have it go back up, check engine light came on due to leak in compressor, belt still squeals after a hard rain, knob for fog light won't stay on. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2C8GT64L11R. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 20, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler TOWN AND COUNTRY 2001 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler TOWN AND COUNTRY 2001 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Adzam Chrysler Jeep . Dealer's telephone number: 1-800-327-0688 . Dealer's city: Bedford Hills . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 10507 .

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
May 31, 2005
Location:
De Pere, WI

multifunction light switch failure, causing lights to come on when car not operating. short in wiring caused sparks and smoke.

Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C4FY58B32T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 10, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2002 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: S & L Chrysler .

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 02, 2005
Location:
Oak Hill, VA

dt: consumer owned three 2001 chrysler pt cruisers. each of the vehicles had problems with the fog lights and turn signal light switch , which was replaced free of charge when one vehicle was out of warranty and the fog lights and headlights stayed on and would not go off. the second and third cruisers fog lights would not go off, consume r removed the fuse. there was a flaw in the design of the pt cruisers headlight switch, which would run down the battery. the switch should be replaced at no charge to the consumer. also, there should a be a redesigned switch, and a full recall/replacement after the switch was redesigned. in order to have two pt cruisers pass va state inspection consumer removed fog lights bulbs, socket and wiring. *ak

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY4BB71T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 11, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Darcars Chrysler Of Fairfax . Dealer's telephone number: 866-200-5038 . Dealer's city: Fairfax . Dealer's state code: VA. Dealer's zipcode: 22030 .

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Sept 30, 2005
Location:
Tulsa, OK

my fog lights would not turn off and could turn on even when the car is not running. my car battery drained a couple of times, and i had to obtain a jump to start my car. called car dealer, and they pulled the fuse to the fog lights and said there is a short in the multi-function switch and it would need to be replaced. called chrysler, and i am out of warranty and they will offer no assistance unless there is a recall on this issue. i see there is a prior complaint dated august 2, 2005 for the same issue on three other pt cruisers and my car dealer states they have had to replace the switch on several pt cruisers. i have also read about this problem on some online forums. i will keep my service records in case of recall per chrysler. *jb

Mileage was 52700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY4BB71T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 29, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 09, 2006
Location:
Fresno, CA

fog lights came on, even with key turned off. fog lights would not turn off. puff of smoke from steering column and fog lights ceased to function. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY4BB41T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 31, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Apr 17, 2006
Location:
Wheaton, IL

dt*: the contact stated the fog lights illuminated without warning and only went off when the turn signal switch was manipulated. on monday the contact noticed smoke coming from the top of the steering column, but no fire. the vehicle was taken to the service dealer who determined the multi function switch was melted and needed to be replaced.

Mileage was 44700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY4BB21T. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 20, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Fields . Dealer's city: North Field . Dealer's state code: IL.

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2006
Location:
Campbell, CA

feb 2006 - june 2006: indicator light on dashboard lights intermittently, appears to indicate a headlamp failure, but no burnt-out bulb is apparent. june 8, 2006: indicator lamp will only go out when high beam or turn signals are on. june 8, 2006: battery dead after car parked for 5 hours. jump start successful. june 8, 2006: read manual. discovered that car had fog lights, and that the indicator light meant that the fog lights were on. only the fog light switch was off. and turning the switch on and off didn't solve the problem. june 9, 2006: pulled relevant fuse. hope nothing critical is on the same circuit. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 54999 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY58B92T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 26, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2002 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 03, 2006
Location:
Brunswick, GA

failure of the fog lights to turn off. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 724901 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY68B22T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 27, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2002 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2002 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Carl Gregory . Dealer's telephone number: 265-1708 . Dealer's city: Brunswick . Dealer's state code: GA. Dealer's zipcode: 31522 .

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 02, 2005
Location:
Merida, 00

fog lamps remain on when switch is in the off possition. this problem has been identified in many "pt" forums on the internet. the solution is the replacement of the multifunction switch that controls all the lights.*nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C4F258B65T. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 15, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2005 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2005 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Automotriz Yucatan .

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2003
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
May 30, 2006
Location:
Roc Hester, NH

pt cruiser 2003 fog lights come on without warning, battery runs dead, defective parts etc. $75.75 new battery, labor $110.05 $76.14 new switch, and $129.98 a second time labor for the same problem. chrysler mechanics are aware of this issue and clearly are enjoying the profits. in a one (1) week period. *nm

Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY68B63T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 18, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2003 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Poulin . Dealer's telephone number: 603-332-2010 . Dealer's city: Rochester . Dealer's state code: NH. Dealer's zipcode: 03866 .

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 11, 2006
Location:
Strasburg, PA

fog lights difficult to shut off even with key out of ignition, caught early enough to avoid fire/wiring meltdown. upon removal of switch assembly and disassembly of component plastic arm worn out allowed spring loaded contact to make light and constant contact producing a short circuit. once plastic fails no way to turn fogs off. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80654 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY4BB71T. Vehicle was purchased on July 17, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph. Dealer's name: Unknown .

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 24, 2006
Location:
Brunswick, ME

the connector plug for the fog lights shorted out causing it to smolder and the lights to remain on even though the key was removed. there was fire but no flame. the plug melted and cracked and will need to be replaced. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 85324 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY4BBX1T. Vehicle was purchased on June 25, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 27, 2006
Location:
Kenosha, WI

over the past 6 months i have had 50 plus times where i have found my battery dead and the fog lamps on. over the last 3 years i have had fewer , but , regular times when this has also happened. i check to see that they are off as i exit the vehicle , and return to find them on and the battery dead. the switch on the end of the light control stick is not a good arrangement. it wears out the stop and then ( as mine is now ) you can not turn the fog lamps off. any little bump while i am driving and they come on. i have had to unplug these lamps ( rather than pay the ridiculous dealer replacement fee ) to keep my current ( 3rd this last 2 years ) battery from dying. i got the first retail pt delivery in wi on april 12 2000 and am sure in time all owners will find this problem. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY4BB71T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 12, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Palmen Motors . Dealer's city: Kenosha . Dealer's state code: WI.

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 01, 2006
Location:
Newport News, VA

the fog lights on my 2002 pt cruiser come on by themselves. they have come on during the middle of the night. this has caused my battery to go dead. i had to pull the fuse to make them stop coming on. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY68B32T. Vehicle was purchased on June 10, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2002 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Pomoco . Dealer's city: Newport News . Dealer's state code: VA. Dealer's zipcode: 23602 .

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 15, 2007
Location:
Gig Harbor, WA

cannot turn off fog lights/driving lights when headlights are on or off. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 05, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2002 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.

Chrysler Pt Cruiser Convertible 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 25, 2007
Location:
Fairfax, VA

2005 pt cruiser gt convertible with 50,000 miles.i looked out the window and noticed fog lights on. the fog lights cannot be turned on without the headlights being on. but here was the fog lights on and it drained my battery completely. the only way i could turn the fog lights off was to tape the universal switch, so that the fog light switch was forced to close. after see how many people have had the same problem for several years, i am wondering why the nhtsa doesn't do something about this.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50295 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3AY75S15T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 18, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER CONVERTIBLE 2005 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Fair Oaks Chrysler . Dealer's city: Chantilly . Dealer's state code: VA.

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 18, 2007
Location:
San Jose, CA

control switch for 2001 pt cruiser headlights and fogl ights had intermittent short, causing repeated battery drain. exact same problem noted by 20 other pt cruiser owners this year on www.topix.net. some suggested a fuse replacement for $200 may fix the problem. no word from chrysler on the subject. why was there no recall?*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 103000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 10, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 24, 2007
Location:
Freeburg, IL

my 2001 chrysler pt cruiser's fog lights will not go off even when the car is not running unless the left turn signal is turned on. if the turn signal switch is not turned on the fog lights drain the battery leaving me stranded and requires recharging or replacement of the battery. multiple forums i've read lead me to believe this is a massive problem with the pt cruiser. it requires replacement of a multifunction switch at a cost of over $200. *jb

Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C8FY4BB71T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 27, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Oliver C. Joseph . Dealer's telephone number: 618-233-8140 . Dealer's city: Belleville . Dealer's state code: IL.

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Apr 09, 2007
Location:
Cass Lake, MN

the fog lamps on the 2001 pt cruiser come on and stayed on their own accord. this caused a dead battery 3 times. when i opened the door the alarm went off. sometimes the instrument panel worked correctly, sometimes it did not. sometimes the keyless entry worked and sometimes it did not. when it did work, i could not get the door to unlock with the key, it relocked by itself, leaving me locked out of my own car and stranded on several occasions. i could not lock the door on driver's side with electronic door lock. must individually lock all doors. smoke came from the top of the steering column , through hazard light switch on two occasions. dealer suggested $200. replacement of multi function switch - but research showed thiswas not a remedy to the problem. i live in a remote, rural area, and do not feel safe or secure with this vehicle. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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