2006 PT Cruiser - Car Cutting Off/Shuts Down While I'm Driving!

Asked by Aug 16, 2018 at 08:44 PM about the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2006 PT Cruiser w/84,000 miles has been cutting off/shutting down while I'm
driving.  For the past 8-9 months.  I've consulted several mechanics.  They
all have a different remedy but the car still cuts off while I'm driving.  I have
replaced the TCM Module, purchased new car key & programmed to new
TCM, I replaced old battery (and my car still cut off 4 hrs. after installation).  
Car usually shuts down during the daytime while I'm idling in heavy traffic.  
But, after being off for about 15-20 minutes it starts right back up as if
nothing is wrong w/it.  And doesn't shut off again for another 2 wks.  I'm at
my wits end.  Yesterday, I had a mobile mechanic company come run yet
another diagnostic and everything was okay - NO codes came up. He
suggested I call him when the car shuts off.  Riiiiight, by the time he reaches
the car it will turn right back on and again - NO codes will come up.  I'm at
my wits end! Nervous every time I drive! Please advise.  Thanks!

2 Answers


Same symptoms on my 2008..Replaced ignition switch.. $80 problem solved.


Same problem on my 2008......Replaced ignition switch for $80...problem solved.. Good luck..

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