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Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2005
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 06, 2011
Location:
Carrollton, TX

horn will start working on it's on and will not stop until fuse burns out. the only way to fix this is by replacing the driver airbag since the horn pad is inside the airbag assy. needless to say, a vehicle without an horn will not pass inspection and since this is the only way a driver has to communicate with the surrounding drivers in case they get too close or to warn them of a danger a head, this most certainly is a safety issue. by chrysler avoiding their responsibility for this bad design, there are a lot of people out there who are driving sebrings with no horns (since they can not afford $800 for a new airbag, which by the way is going to be no more then a temporary solution since no change in the design have been made). that posses as much as a threat on all of us who share the road with them as it does on those sebrings owners... i have to admit i'm skeptical about nhtsa making sure chrysler make things right, but at least i'll give it a try. to see how big of a problem this is i suggest you google "chrysler sebring horn fix". thank you. p.s there was no incident just yet, but i had to choose a date of the "* approximate incident date:" or it will not let me go to the next page. *tr

Mileage was 79500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL75R95N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2005
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 25, 2010
Location:
Ardmore, PA

2005 chrysler sebring gtc conv. at 3:00 o'clock in the morning, i awoke to my horn just honking away. the air bag light is on all the time. it happened another time in the middle of the night and then happened when i was stopped at a light. everyone was looking at me as i *dramatically* pounded on the steering wheel. i don't think the pounding is really helping, as it seems to just stop on it's own. the last time it happened was yesterday. as i pulled up to my friends house, and was just about to shut it off, the horn started honking short honks then progressed to looooonnngggg honks. being labor day, needless to say all the neighbors came out to see what all the racket was about. after pounding on it for a few, i decided to drive away as i was sooo humiliated by this time. it stopped about 6 houses down the street. go figure. however, it was the first time i was aware that there was a ticking sound coming from the area where the control panel for the mirrors were, on the left side of the front of dashboard. *ln

Mileage was 69369 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL75R55N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2005 Drive type:FWD. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2000
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2002
Location:
Wimberley, TX

i have a 2001 chrysler sebring convertible with exactly the same problem: the horn goes off whenever it wants to. the first time it completely burned out both of the horns, which i had to pay for to be replaced, since the vehicle was long out of warranty. of course, the horn always activated itself in the middle of the night. the chrysler dealer diagnosis revealed that the horn switch is somehow defective, something i figure out after banging on the pad during one scenario only to discover this caused the horn to turn off. the horn switch is designed as some sort of membrane and is non-conventional by any means. temperature expansion and contraction causes the two side of the switch to connect on their own. to add insult to injury, you can only replace the switch if you replace the entire airbag assembly, a part which is quite costly. so, instead of paying the over one grand repair cost for something that is obviously a manufacturing defect, i wired in a switch to the side dash fuse compartment in between the horn relay and the connector and mounted the switch in the center of the panel door. now, when i leave the vehicle, i simply throw the switch and my horn worries are over. a hassle? maybe, but at least i dont have to run out to the car in my underwear in the middle of the night to tap the steering wheel pad to stop that infernal blaring of the horn. this should have been a recall by chrysler--which it never was--as the switch design is defective. slipshod engineering is my analysis. chrysler should be liable for the repairs but they assume no responsibility, probably because this model has so many electrical, computer, and alarm issues that they would have gone broke fixing all of them. my dash lights go on and off at random and im also having alarm and key fob issues. i really love my convertible, but i'll never buy another chrysler product. *tr

Mileage was 27000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2005
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
May 11, 2009
Location:
Jacksonville, NC

the seatbelt restraint carriage failed and has to be replaced. *tr

Mileage was 5700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL55R45N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2004
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 14, 2008
Location:
Salisbury, MA

traveling on the interstate two cars got into a fender bender another crashed into them and i was traveling behind the third vehicle when i applied the brakes and sent into a skid. my car slid a good distance until it crashed right into the back of the third vehicle which was a volvo in which their air bags deployed. my sebring did not stop nor did the air bags deploy. i was traveling around 30-40 mph when the impact happen. will not have confirmation until tomorrow but it appears that the car will not be salvageable. it is my understanding that anti-lock brakes should prevent a skid on a dry surface on a clear day. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 66000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL75R04N. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2004
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
June 14, 2008
Location:
Pensacola, FL

the airbag light goes on and off at random. chrysler has replaced the seatbelt tensioner on two separate occasions to fix the problem. it is now recurring and the local chrysler dealer wants to replace both driver and passenger seatbelt tensioners to turn off the light. i believe, from online queries, that this is a common problem with this particular car model series. the condition is clearly unsafe. *tr

Mileage was 26000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL65R54N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2004
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 16, 2008
Location:
St Petersburg, FL

brakes and air bags the brakes would not catch upon trying to stop and caused a rear end collision. also the air bags came out upon crash at maybe 20 miles per hour and caused a broken arm and a laceration under the chin and had to be stitched and person is hospitalized. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel System:Fuel injection. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2004 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph. Dealer's name: Park Auto Mall . Dealer's city: St Petersburg . Dealer's state code: FL.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Nov 30, 2007
Location:
Honolulu, HI

major headache has been the recent engine damage as a result of what may be oil sludge gathered in the motor. engine seized briefly upon switching from 1st to 2nd gear, then began "clicking" upon acceleration or deceleration to/from high rpms (upshifting and downshifting). chrysler dealership claims the problem is broken connector rod and bearing in #2 cylinder, which necessitates a new engine. estimated price tag: $10,000 (more than vehicle's worth). other problems with this vehicle have included faulty passenger airbag part that required replacement; persistent dimming/flickering of instrument panel lights; multiple battery and headlight burnouts; emission leaks on two separate occasions requiring two separate repairs; and cd player skipping, requiring (according to chrysler) a completely new stereo system. speakers are somewhat shot and the driver-side sunvisor clip broke under slight pressure. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 74500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL75RX2N. Vehicle was purchased on June 15, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 10 mph. Dealer's name: Passport Chrysler . Dealer's city: Alexandria . Dealer's state code: VA.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2004
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2007
Location:
Fair Oaks, CA

tl*the contact owns a 2004 chrysler sebring convertible. on 09/01/2007, while driving 35mph the contact crashed into the rear end of a vehicle. the antilock brake system failed and none of the air bags deployed. the front passenger bruised her knees on the dashboard, severely bruised across her abdomen chest. the passenger also had an injury to her neck and was unable to work for two days. pictures are available. a police report is available. the vehicle was towed. the mechanic has not diagnosed the vehicle. the weather was not a factor. the current and failure mileages were 30,000. the purchase date of the vehicle was 3/5/2006.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL45X64N. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 05, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2004 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2004 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph. Dealer's name: Elk Grove Ford .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 19, 2003
Location:
Coral Springs, FL

2002 sebring convertible lxi with multiple still yet unresolved "electrical" problems : door locks (8+ times attempted repair) front passenger power window(2x attempted repair) , airbag light resulting failed seat belt tensioner(2x), wiper moter failed, stereo sytem (2x), other issues.

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 21, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Maroone . Dealer's telephone number: 954-917-4000 . Dealer's city: Coconut Creek . Dealer's state code: FL.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Apr 02, 2007
Location:
Park City, KS

the airbags in 2001 chrysler sebring did not deploy in a front impact crash**cc the consumer submitted a claim to the manufacturer, however it was denied. the manufacturers claimed, the impact didn't significantly involve the frame and it did not create the longitudinal (front to back) necessary to deploy the air bags. the conclusion was supported by the readings from the onboard computer that disclosed no codes-indicating that the airbag system was fully operational at the time of the accident. *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL45U21N. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 29, 2006. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 29, 2006
Location:
Park City, KS

tl*- the contact owns a 2001 chrysler sebring convertible. while driving at 30 mph the contact's vehicle crashed into the passenge's r door of a 2001 dodge ram. the air bags did not deploy during the crash. the manufacturer stated that the crash did not create the longitudinal back to front deceleration necessary to deploy air bag. the onboard computer report stated that the air bags were operational. the crash destroyed the vehicle. the current mileage was 85000 . *ak updated 04/12/07. *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL45U21N. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2001 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph. Dealer's name: Wallys Auto Sales .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1997
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 14, 2006
Location:
Stuart, FL

1997 sebring passenger side airbag exploded. *ts *jb

2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3EL55H6VT. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
May 31, 2005
Location:
Indianapolis, IN

air bag warning light has come on several times for varying periods of time. under warranty they have replaced right front seat belt tensioner and seat belt buckle. warning light still comes on sometimes. they said that the bags will not operate when the light is on. the light must be on for them to work on it and it will normally be out by the time that i make an appointment and get it in. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL55R62N. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 04, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Westgate Chrysler . Dealer's telephone number: 317 838 3921 . Dealer's city: Plainfield . Dealer's state code: IN. Dealer's zipcode: 46168 .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 11, 2006
Location:
Columbia, MD

driving a 2005 chrysler sebring, started to rain and skidded sideways into a curb. the air bags deployed and smoke started to billow from the steering wheel area. the other bag broke the windshield. i turned off the ignition and got out of the car. i suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. upon release from the hospital i went to put on my coat and discovered that it was me that had been on fire. 1/3 of the sleeve had been burned by the exploding air bag. if i had been unconscious or it was summer i could have suffered from smoke inhalation or burned at least my arm. something should be done about the sparks and possible explosion that the air bags set off. *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL75RX5N. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 16, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2005 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2005 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph. Dealer's name: Ourisman Chrysler . Dealer's telephone number: 410-988-8100 . Dealer's city: Clarksville . Dealer's state code: MD. Dealer's zipcode: 21029 .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 12, 2005
Location:
Cross Lanes, WV

ran in back of vehicle. air bag didn't deploy. car is in shop being repaired. would like to know if this is happening on all chryler

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 19000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL65R02N. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 10, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1997
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 15, 2005
Location:
Baltimore, MD

dt: the contact received a recall letter on 3-15-05 concerning the trans axle floor shifter ignition/park interlock she called at the end of march or the beginning of april and made an appointment to have vehicle checked. on 5-7-05, before the scheduled appointment, the vehicle popped out of gear and hit a pole. and the estimated damage was $8,700. on 5-12-05 chrysler sent an investigator to check the vehicle . the consumer was not present at the inspection, but someone else who was at the inspection claimed that the investigator tried to start the car and it wouldn't start. he did not think the trans axle floor shifter ignition/park interlock had anything to do with the crash. the consumer did not agree, stating that the driver and the passenger were injured in the crash. neither the seat belts nor the air bags worked in the crash.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 83000 miles. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on June 08, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 1997 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Unknown .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1999
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 16, 2001
Location:
Deland, FL

involved in head-on collision seat belt or seat did not hold and neither of the front air bags did not deploy serious injuries occurred to driver of vehicle. *la

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3650 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3EL55H6XT. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 03, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 1999 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Massey Motors . Dealer's telephone number: 386-255-6546 . Dealer's city: Daytona Beach . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 32117 .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1999
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 06, 2003
Location:
Honolulu, HI

the vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and none of the air bags deployed. *jb the vehicle was totaled. *scc *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 51000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3EL45H3XT. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 26, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 1999 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph. Dealer's name: Cutter Chrysler . Dealer's telephone number: 808 842 6300 . Dealer's city: Honolulu . Dealer's state code: HI. Dealer's zipcode: 96817 .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1999
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 16, 2002
Location:
Deland, FL

in a head on collision seat belt let go and front air bags did not deploy serious injury occured

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3EL55H6XT. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 04, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: bifuel. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 1999 Air Bags Frontal Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph. Dealer's name: Massey Motors Inc. . Dealer's telephone number: 386-255-6546 . Dealer's city: Daytona Beach . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 32114 .


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