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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Chrysler Cirrus Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 062004

Cirrus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While in reverse, the vehicle accelerated upon parking. The vehicle jumped over a parking bump and sustained minor damage.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #6

Oct 261999

Cirrus

  • miles
Consumer believes recall 99V-244 concerning the right rear brake tube may have caused accident in which consumer experienced loss of braking ability and loss of control resulting in hitting the stairs in front of house and hitting neighbors home, consumer suffered minor cuts to hand and a lump on forehead. Nlm

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 241999

Cirrus

  • miles
At a stop, the cruise control activated unexpectedly causing the vehicle to suddenly accelerate.occupant pressed the brake and the vehicle would not slow down. Occupant had to place the vehicle in the neutral position at which time, cruise control turned off.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

May 091999

Cirrus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

With brake pedal depressed, vehicle went from park to reverse and suddenly accelerated. Consumer pressed very hard on brake pedal and stopped vehicle. Vehicle then went to drive and suddenly accelerated forward crashing into house. Consumer braked again and air bags deployed.

- West Hartford, CT, USA

problem #3

May 091999

Cirrus

  • miles
Vehicle was in park and went into reverse and consumer had foot on brake pedal when vehicle suddenly accelerated and kept going. Consumer stepped real hard on the brakes and vehicle stopped. Also, driver's air bag deployed.

- West Hartford, CT, USA

problem #2

Feb 161999

Cirrus

  • miles
On 2/16/99, I was in the drive through lane at a bank to make a deposit. There were approximately 8 vehicles in front of me. As each vehicle advanced to the window, I took my car out of park, put it into drive, and advanced the little you do when you are sitting in line. I did this approximately 5 or 6 times while waiting to get to the window. As the pick up truck in front of me advanced to the window, I took my car out of park which you can not do without putting foot on the brake. Suddenly, the car leaped forward at a high accelerated speed. My foot was on the brakes as the vehicle crashed into the bank. Both airbags went off. When they got me out of the car, the girl in the vehicle right behind me said that that was the wierdest thing she had ever seen. She said that my brake lights were on, but the back end of the car was up and the wheels were spinning rapidly. The whole incident happened in a matter of seconds. I know that I had my foot on the brake. I was sitting in the drive thru lane at a bank. My foot never was near the gas pedal at any time. This was the most frightening experience of having no control whatsoever of your vehicle when it suddenly lurches forward out of control and the brakes are being applied. Fortunately, I sustained minor injuries, and thankfully there were no pedestrians outside at the time. My vehicle is now back at the Chrysler dealership with an estimated repair of $8,000. I will have the vehicle repaired, but I do not intend to keep it. I would never feel confident or safe in that car again. Something malfunctioned very wrong that day. I am advising you of this incident in the hopes that this does not happen to someone else and. Also, to notify you of a very dangerous problem with this vehicle. I thank you for your time in reading this complaint. Please feel free to contact me if you should have any further questions or require additional information. Sincerely, patricia a. marco.

- Parrish, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 091998

Cirrus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was in the park position and the engine roared up and the car jumped out of gear, and rolled backwards and hit a tree.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

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