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Thanks to you, Chrysler's paying for a new dashboard

There are 107 comments on the The Miami Herald story from Jul 27, 2007, titled Thanks to you, Chrysler's paying for a new dashboard. In it, The Miami Herald reports that:

After reading Action Line about PT Cruiser dashboards cracking, I tried unsuccessfully to file a complaint and then sent an e-mail to Action Line describing my problem. via The Miami Herald

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Kay Simms

Rome, GA

#1 Oct 1, 2007
Has anyone been able to get their PT Cruiser dashboard replced or has there been a recall on it? My 2001 Limited Edition dashboard is split right down the middle. It's going to cost me $187 to get a new dashboard through my local Chrysler dealer.
Gordon

Jackson, CA

#2 Oct 1, 2007
Face it! Your car us 7 years old! This is not something that is common. How did it crack and break?$187 is not much, and should be covered by your comprehensive insurance if something crashed into it. My dash is metalic and composition of some kind. I can't imagine where it would crack.
plant hopper

AOL

#3 Oct 2, 2007
maybe she had road rage a punched the dash.
Jaz

United States

#4 Oct 26, 2007
nice
PeteY

United States

#5 Jul 6, 2008
hey simms, i bought a 02 pt and it's just 2 mos into being w/me a year, and guess what-my dash has cracked all the way to my instrument panel. can't seem to find a replacement under $350, and don't know what to use to try and patch other than a cover of velour or carpet. sounds tacky, but may have to use it. what happened with chrysler replacing the dash?
PAM

Zephyrhills, FL

#6 Aug 28, 2008
i have an 02 pt limited edition and the dash cracked in 3 places. it must be a common problem for chrysler car owners
Kordula

Niceville, FL

#7 Sep 2, 2008
Count me in! I have a 2001 PT Cruiser LED, and my dash board cracked right in the middle at about 90K miles. I am the 1st. owner of the car, and there was no abuse to the dash board. It cost me a total of $350 to have it replaced at the dealership.
PTC 2001

Tallahassee, FL

#8 Sep 9, 2008
Same here - my PT 2002 cracked straight down the middle when it was about three years old. No abuse, no mistreatment.
Marc

Warwick, RI

#9 Sep 18, 2008
My 01 PT has a cracked dashboard from front to back in the middle. I am the original owner and take good care of the car.
pcrow

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Oct 9, 2008
my dashboard started cracking right after recall replacements were done. Should I have to pay to replace it!
Denise Stamm - MO

Farmington, MI

#11 Oct 9, 2008
My husbands best friend has a 2006 Viper with less than 1000 miles on it, always garaged. His dash also split right down the middle...junk parts bought cheap and sold high.
TNAPWife

Toledo, OH

#12 Oct 9, 2008
I use to be a purchaser for interior automotive parts and accessories. I believe this vendor I dealt with now sells direct to the public and you can purchase your replacement dash(es) thru them. Trick is, you'd have to check to see if they offer 'how to' instructions.

http://www.coverlaymfg.com/
Bush

Montmorenci, IN

#13 Oct 10, 2008
A sucker is born every minute!:}
Phaze1

Jacksonville, FL

#14 Oct 13, 2008
Yep same problem....crack right down the center n even the top vent holes are cracked. This also started to happen right after I had some work done at the dealership a few years ago and it has been progressing ever since. I am looking for a replacement at a fair price and I am NOT looking for covers...mats or caps.
elijah bruno

Tucson, AZ

#16 May 6, 2009
hello my dash is crack right down the center and the vents are crack to I am looking for a new one is there something i read in the miami hearld that chrysler dash crack on pt crusier so I went to the dealership and want to no if there was a recall on dashes and the said no
The Truth

AOL

#17 May 6, 2009
Bush wrote:
A sucker is born every minute!:}
you would know BUSH, i got some weapons of mass destruction to sell, you wanna buy some Bushie, cheap
Kokomo casting

Kokomo, IN

#18 May 6, 2009
My dash is cracked too. But it's a 74 plymouth duster.
PB FL09

United States

#19 May 6, 2009
I have an 02 Cruiser and noticed dashboard cracks after a recent visit to the dealer for AC work. While I can't rule out hairline cracks prior to the service, I did not notice them. A cracked dashboard had never crossed my mind; but after reading several forums it seems to be quite common.
The service department recommended using a silicone caulk at the ends of the cracks to help stop further damage; but it looks like I'll be shopping for a replacement in the future.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#20 May 6, 2009
Kay Simms wrote:
Has anyone been able to get their PT Cruiser dashboard replced or has there been a recall on it? My 2001 Limited Edition dashboard is split right down the middle. It's going to cost me $187 to get a new dashboard through my local Chrysler dealer.
Its made in Mexico so who cares
Derek

Chapel Hill, NC

#21 May 28, 2009
Kay Simms wrote:
Has anyone been able to get their PT Cruiser dashboard replced or has there been a recall on it? My 2001 Limited Edition dashboard is split right down the middle. It's going to cost me $187 to get a new dashboard through my local Chrysler dealer.
So my PT does the same thing, the batch of plastic that was used was not good(contraction and expansion does it) Just get a dash matt

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