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Old 09 May 2007, 03:34 pm
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- A flood of viewers have come forward with complaints that the dashboards on their PT Cruisers are cracking and collapsing similar to photos shown in a recent Local 6 investigation into apparent problems with Dodge Rams.

Since Local 6 aired the original report on dashboards, the station has received hundreds of e-mails from people who said they are having problems with their Dodge Rams.

"Consumers are wondering why they're driving the automotive equivalent of a sinkhole," Local 6's Steven Cooper said.

The report featured Lucy Perez, who is one of many PT Cruiser owners claiming they have defective dashboards.

"My concern is that we are driving and something happens and this whole thing goes and collapses and we have an accident," Perez said.

The PT Cruiser is made by Daimler Chrysler -- the same manufacturer of the Dodge Ram.

In an earlier report, Cooper spoke with a driver who said she lost all power to her headlights when her Dodge Ram dash collapsed while driving at night.

Another man said his dashboard fell apart and pieces fell inside and jammed the gas pedal while he was driving.

Cooper said the dashboard reports have circulated across the country.

The latest dashboard complaints have come from Texas, Missouri, South Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and Utah.

"As for Daimler Chrysler, the company has not been consistent in its dialogue with us," Cooper said. "Some days they respond to our inquiries and some days they do not. And it seems the consumers are having the same experience."

Cooper said he is looking into how Daimler Chrysler is handling the complaints.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will not comment on the record, except to say it is monitoring the situation.

Anyone with a PT Crusier, Dodge Ram or another Daimler Chrysler with dashboard problems should call 800-992-1997 and file a complaint with government regulators at SaferCar.gov - NHTSA.


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Old 12 May 2007, 07:31 am
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Damn! I've been on multiple forums since practically the beginning, and I thought I've read it all till now. Dashboards caving in? Some people gotta quit doing it in the front and move to the back seat!
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3 PTs between my wife and I and no dash problems. This is the first time I have ever heard of this since the PT came out.
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never heard this one !!
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it is weird that recently many stuff happening to PT.
1st is the screen being blown off.
then this cracking dashboard.
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I have two PT's and a Dodge Ram and I have not had any problems with the dash in any of them. Not even a hair line crack.
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it is weird that recently many stuff happening to PT.
1st is the screen being blown off.
then this cracking dashboard.
Skylight, Do you mean the rear quarter panel window being sucked out of the PT? Never heard of the screen thing your referring too.
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Skylight, Do you mean the rear quarter panel window being sucked out of the PT? Never heard of the screen thing your referring too.
hehe.. yeah. i was referring to the rear-quarter glass
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hehe.. yeah. i was referring to the rear-quarter glass
...guess that's better than having a $60,000 automobile and having problems with the roof blowing off. At least my C4 stays together at high speeds.

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sounds like alot of misleading information, The dash boards only had problems on some 2001 pickups in the storey
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