why does my check engine light come on

Asked by May 10, 2014 at 01:41 AM about the Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i am driving and my check engine light comes on and all my dash goes out and then it
stays in 2nd gear and now it sputters...

3 Answers

257,915

any number of things, have the car scanned for the code or codes. A local auto parts store will do it for free for you or you can buy one or have a mechanic check it out for you.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
20

I am drving and mu tranmission light comes on, i have changed belt and tge both sensors. It still stutters

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

2nd Gear is "Limp Mode" letting you still move your car without hopefully doing too much more damage to it. Don't over-rev the engine! Just be happy that it is letting you do 30 mph or so and get the car to your home or mechanic. All the dash going out sounds weird... maybe a computer/electronic problem. My daughter's went into limp mode when it slipped a few teeth on the timing belt.

Your Answer

PT Cruiser

Looking for a Used PT Cruiser in your area?

CarGurus has 2,929 nationwide PT Cruiser listings starting at $879.

ZIP:

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,600
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
    Reputation
    1,480
  • #3
    Kelly Little Ashford
    Reputation
    1,400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet HHR
65 Great Deals out of 2,546 listings starting at $990
Used Toyota FJ Cruiser
58 Great Deals out of 2,069 listings starting at $6,941
Used Volkswagen Beetle
191 Great Deals out of 7,601 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chrysler Sebring
24 Great Deals out of 2,735 listings starting at $995
Used Chrysler 300
335 Great Deals out of 18,060 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Mustang
594 Great Deals out of 36,389 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Focus
808 Great Deals out of 55,799 listings starting at $800
Used MINI Cooper
272 Great Deals out of 10,242 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Soul
317 Great Deals out of 26,440 listings starting at $1,950
Used Toyota Camry
937 Great Deals out of 82,537 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Accord
1,016 Great Deals out of 60,157 listings starting at $1,099
Used Dodge Caliber
46 Great Deals out of 2,239 listings starting at $888
Used Honda Civic
788 Great Deals out of 70,037 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Liberty
241 Great Deals out of 7,293 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chrysler 200
343 Great Deals out of 16,334 listings starting at $2,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.