2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Flames are normal, right?

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#1

Has anyone else had a serious fire coming out from the right side of their cruiser?


#2

I hope you are not in the car as you are asking this.


#3

No I’m not in the car, it burned up and was totaled.


#4

This is an open forum associated with the CarTalk site. The chance of having very many owners of 2002 PT cruisers let alone those that have had a fire a very slim. Your vehicle was 16 years old so that could have been a factor. This being a vehicle type specific problem is remote.


#5

There are several websites that come up when you search for “PTCruiser forum”. Good luck.


#6

Go to safercar.gov and check for fires on the 2002 PT Cruiser as well as other years of the same period, 2001 to 2005. See if anyone reported fires.


#7

Right! And not just 02 PT Cruisers.
Mr. Obvious, here…
…flames are normal for just about any any car proceeding to burn to the ground!
:evergreen_tree::slightly_smiling_face::evergreen_tree:
CSA


#8

It would be absolutely normal for a fuel line to rust through anwhere in the rust belt at that age or a piece of road trash could have punctured a fuel line or tank. I have had fuel lines rust throough in 12 years here in Western NY. Not a PT Cruiser specific problem.