Chrysler Sebring Convertible Power Train Automatic Transmission Safety Reviews


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Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2004
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 28, 2010
Location:
Kirkwood, MO

we have a 2004 chrysler sebring convertible which has a problem with lurching forward and unable to stop (no brakes). this has happened 3 times and we feel it is a very dangerous situation. it has now been diagnosed as a transmission problem. we feel we should not be responsible for this defect but chrysler has refused to fix the problem. when we contacted chrysler, we were told we had an extended warranty but now are told we do not. we are afraid to drive the car and feel strongly that chrysler should be willing to repair or take it off the road. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 69400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL55R94N. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2004
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 06, 2010
Location:
Albany, NY

car stopped running when stopped at red light. towed to dealer. informed it needs new battery and transmission solenoid pack. i authorized the repairs and also requested oil change. dealer called back stated engine has sludge, engine"very very bad" , making knocking noise,"may need new engine." i purchased the car from the same chrysler dealer 2 yrs ago. *tr

Mileage was 41355 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL55R74N. 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:
Nov 04, 2005
Location:
Laguna Niguel, CA

┐all computer electrical systems periodically, sporadically shut down completely: electrical circuit failure ┐i am trapped, locked in my car with no safety, dash, window or temperature controls ┐at night, my headlights flicker then go out ┐steering/upper control arm appears to be cracked ┐transmission doesn't shift, it slams into gear at ten miles per hour or 50 miles p/h ┐something in the undercarriage is snapping loudly when turning or going over speed bumps, something in steering column ┐driving over speed bumps: the front and rear loudly creak and groan ┐air bag light sporadically stays on┐then off┐then on again ┐engine light sporadically comes on┐then off┐then on again ┐runs like a truck, chugs, rattles ┐cylinder one misfire at 45k. these are platinum plugs which do not require changing until 100k ┐coolant housing cracked causing coolant gauge to approach red zone and require replacement. chrysler was aware of this problem but did not notify owner of recall item. my cost: $200 ┐driver┐s window shudders when rolling up and down. *tr

Mileage was 188 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL65R25N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 27, 2005
Location:
Park Ridge, IL

purchased vehicle in apr 05 from friends. without the key in the ignition, the button can be pressed and the shift lever moved. while running, the button can be pressed and the shift lever moved without having to put foot on the brake pedal. vehicle brought in to dealer and recall c45 alleged to be completed 10-25-05. due to my children now use the car, a return was made to a dealer 12-01-09 for recall. invoice states "reinspect recall #c45." while waiting, service advisor appeared to discuss recall and state that i needed to replace the interlock cable. invoice stated "did recall c45 replace shifter rod," "need to replace interlock cable, $227.00." so it appears after doing another shifter rod, maybe the recall should be for the interlock cable as in another complaint # 10126915. though i said this was a recall and a safety issue, he repeated i'd have to pay for the interlock cable. about to leave, a long spring was found on drivers floor area. service advisor was shown same and said a new one was put in, hopefully with a new shifter rod, though maybe that's the wrong fix for this safety defect. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3EL55H1TT. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2001
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 20, 2009
Location:
Madeira Beach, FL

the timing chain/guides/tensioner has failed in the vehicle with only 91000 miles on the odometer. i have experienced the oil light coming on at idle and have been told by the dealer that the issue is the sensor. this did not correct the problem. *tr

Mileage was 91000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL65U81N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2001
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 05, 2007
Location:
Newport News, VA

while driving my 2001 chrysler sebring the car would jolt as you are coming to a stop. the car at this time had 89,958 miles on it. after a complete diagnostic service by aamco transmissions the transmission was reconditioned with rebuilt torque converter. cost me $2,700. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 89958 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL45U21N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2005
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 15, 2008
Location:
Burton, MI

purchased 2005 sebring convertible in early 2006 with 18,000 miles on it. was pushed into an extended warranty that has went out of business. car cruise control quit working, was a wiring issue, had to have steering wheel tore apart and repaired. dealer cost $374. interior lights in car flicker and continue to flicker. car goes into gear hard sometimes, like a clunk. no the blower motor in the vehicle has went out and the car only has 84,000 miles on it. if you google this vehicle for blowers it is all over the internet, a manufacturer problem that only has a service bulletin. how nice of chrysler to know they have thousands of this issue and they do nothing about it. i am very displeased with the problems i am experiencing with this vehicle. signed a very upset customer. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 84000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL55R55N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2002
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 15, 2003
Location:
Snellville, GA

i bought the car brand new, added the extended warranty and had several things go wrong. just to name a few: engine shut down without warning and had to be replaced when it was just over the 100,000 mile warranty even though oil changes and regular maintenance was done 3-4000 miles, transmission pan had metal shavings in it which resulted in poor performance, control arm had to be replaced after chrysler dealership told me the problem was the motor mounts(i did not need the mounts replaced and the repair was not done under warranty), water pump & thermostat housing(was told both weren't covered and should have been), rear window defroster replaced and/or fixed three times, driver power window regulator replaced(glass had to be replaced because of damage from the regulator, which i paid), visor vanity light-part ordered but "too late" when tried to have it replaced(was not notified that part was in), dash lights-on & off, headlights replace several times, hub seal replaced, passenger seat adjust arm broken, lighter inoperative, check engine light on first month i had the car! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 103000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL45R62N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
May 03, 2008
Location:
Provo, UT

my horn has started going off for no reason. it will not work when i press on it, but will sound itself at any time during the day or night. the lights on my stereo have been flickering, and the components on the steering wheel (such as the stereo volume and crust control) will turn themselves on and off or up and down. the car has also had problems shifting into gears like it is supposed to. i have only had the car for a year this month, and i have had nothing but problems with it. when i have had it looked at, i am told there is nothing wrong with it. i know it is not normal for the horn to sound off like it does, and for the stereo controls on the steering wheel to turn the volume up or down without anyone pressing on the buttons like they do. i read another persons report about the airbag system that is very similar to my problems, and i feel like the manufacture should be responsible to fix these problems. if i would have known that this car would end up with problems like this, i never would have bought it! *tr

Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL55R05N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Larry H. Miller . Dealer's telephone number: (801) 227-3200 . Dealer's city: Lindon . Dealer's state code: UT. Dealer's zipcode: 84042 .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 12, 2005
Location:
Hazlet, NJ

back in december of 2005 my sebring stranded me on the side of the road on a sunday. i had trouble with the car almost since the day i bought it and from september of 2005 to december 2005 i had already invested over 3,000 dollars into it. the car wouldn't move in reverse or forward. i managed to get the car to the dealer and with only 57,000 miles on it was informed i needed a new transmission. a new transmission for my car is a 4000 dollar job that they only guarantee for 3 years or 36 thousand miles. well here i am at 97 thousand miles and the transmission again slipping pouring out fluid everywhere. chrysler tells me to bring the car back, but the trans is no longer covered and i am still paying off the first bill. these cars are known to have transmission problems and needing new transmissions in them. a transmission should last you at least at the minimum of 60 thousand miles, most other vehicles guarantee the transmission for 75 thousand miles! does chrysler not because your lucky if it lasts the 30 they guarantee it for and they know it? is there anything i can do about this? i do know one thing i will not by a chrysler again. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Mc Donougha . Dealer's city: East Brunswick . Dealer's state code: NJ.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 2006
Location:
Bridgewater, MA

driver side seat belt failure on our 1999 chrysler sebring convertible jxi. the seat belt locking mechanism fails to lock over time. the plastic locking clip inside the locking clip will break (did break) with continuous use. the dealer wants $100.00 + for the part. if chrysler used a stainless steel locking we would have this problem. also the transmission sensors have a limited life. after driving for 30 minutes or more during low deceleration and low acceleration the transmission bucks and or slips. right now i have swap the passenger side seat belt locking mechanism to the driver side and we sit in the back if we're a passenger because $100.00 right now is not affordable. also when it rains water fills in the rear quarters, right up to the speakers, i have to park on a hill to drain it! *nm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3EL55H7XT. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 03, 2003. 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 Power Train Automatic Transmission Transmission Type: AUTO.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2003
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2003
Location:
Merritt Island, FL

problems started even before the first payment was due. the transmission was replaced twice and still jolts when driving and slips out of gear. on the third occasion i was told by the service manager that it is normal for the sebring's drive that way and it was not fixed. over time the fuel pump has been replaced three times and still has the same problem. the roof has leaked. the doors shake. automatic windows do not work properly. both front seats do not lock into place. the key is difficult to remove on occasion. i have had two alignments done but the front end shakes when driving and has a rubbing/grinding noise. the car has 43,000 miles and i consider it unsafe and unreliable for long distances. *jb

Mileage was 2000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL45T83N. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 09, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Brevard Chrysler . Dealer's city: Titusville . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 32780 .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Apr 21, 2004
Location:
Wickliffe, OH

vehicle failed ( complete mechanical stop) on highspeed highway interstate: twice from electronic failures in transmission soliniods, leading to a third failure from the transmission, the 4th was a complete electronic failure, followed by the 5th failure-same as the 4th the next day after chrysler serviced the vehicle.

Mileage was 56000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 24, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not 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 Power Train Automatic Transmission Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Halpert . Dealer's city: Willoughby . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 44092 .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 19, 2003
Location:
Westwood, NJ

i leased the 2002 sebring convertable lxi on sept 9, 2002 since then i have been having on going problems with the air bag light since june 2003 to this date may 2005. still having the problem. they have replaced the seat belt tensioner 3 times n the driver side and 2 on the passenger side, along with the seat belt buckle, set belt extracter. the dealership keeps replacing these parts but every other month it seems that the air bag like is still coming on. amongst other issues i am having with this vehicle such as the steering pulling left to right or when i excel {4 times this has happened} the steering spins 3-4 times completely around i have been complaining about this since june 2003. the transmission is bucking, slipping, and/or sticking into gear, i have been complaning about this issue to the dealership since february 2004. to this day may 15, 2005 all the above complaints are still an issue.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL55R82N. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 09, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Power Train Automatic Transmission Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Ramsey Chrysler/jeep . Dealer's telephone number: 201-818-9592 . Dealer's city: Ramsey . Dealer's state code: NJ. Dealer's zipcode: 07446 .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 24, 2005
Location:
San Francisco, CA

while having vehicle serviced for nhtsa recall 04v021000 concerning automatic transmission:lever and linkage:floor shifter consumer was informed that the freeze plugs rotted. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3EL55H5XT. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 1999 Power Train Automatic Transmission Transmission Type: AUTO.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2000
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 16, 2004
Location:
Angola, NY

vvehicle was at dealer for servvice at 99,500 miles , asked to check over for any problems which may be corrected as warranty was about to expire. none. at 114,000 miles transmission locked up at 60mph highway, able to slide 3/4 off roadway. repair is trans needs rebuilt ($1700) due to pin walked out of place.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 114239 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3EL55H7YT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 17, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2000 Power Train Automatic Transmission Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph. Dealer's name: Marong . Dealer's telephone number: 716-662-4407 . Dealer's city: Orchard Park . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 14127 .

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2002
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2004
Location:
Bolingbrook, IL

revving of engine when car started. tachometer and speedometer redline. car will not shift into gear. need to turn off and restart. taken to dealer. no codes found. has happened 4 times in 2 months. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EL55R92N. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 28, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 2002 Power Train Automatic Transmission Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1999
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 22, 2004
Location:
Delafield, WI

on 4/22/04 i took my 1999 chrysler severing convertible to be services because the ac didn't seem to be cooling and there was a grinding noise in the front drivers side wheel. turns out the rack & pinion steering is shot, the cooling core is cracked and the cooling sensor is not functioning properly. repairs would total more than $2100 to fix. requested a front end alignment and took vehicle home to consider options. two days later vehicle failed when started, 'service engine soon' light came on, speedometer didn't work, and vehicle was stuck in 2nd gear. found out that both transmission sensors are bad, there is silver sludge in transmission and i need new front brakes. this vehicle has 48,000 miles on it. has been services according to manufactures recommendations and i can't wait to get rid of it. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48801 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3EL45H0XT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 19, 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 Power Train Automatic Transmission Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1997
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 2004
Location:
Kansas City, MO

while driving between 25 to 30 mph and without any warning automatic transmission failed. towed vehicle to the independent shop, and technician determined a new transmission was needed. *ak

Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle was not 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 Power Train Automatic Transmission Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible 1997
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 2004
Location:
Kansas City, MO

while driving between 25 to 30 mph and without any warning automatic transmission failed. towed vehicle to an independent shop, technician determined the need for a new transmission or rebuilt the old transmission.*ak

Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle was not 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 Power Train Automatic Transmission Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.


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