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1996 Chrysler Sebring brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 022003

(reported on)

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The brake pads would stick to the rotors causing the pads to wear out prematurely. The brake pads have been replaced approximately, every 5,000 miles and the rotors have been replaced three times. The brake pads wore on one side and not the other. When the brakes were applied on the highway they would go sideways. The consumer also had a concern about an "M 1999, " in which the engine would smoke while in motion on the highway. Oil leaked out from the top of the engine due to faulty parts. The engine was rebuilt by the dealer.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 241999


  • miles
Rusted brake rotors replaced and brake pads due to brake noise/reduction of brake responsiveness. Brake rotors have been recalled for this problem, however consumers VIN not included. (98V-005)

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 021997


  • miles
Front brake pads failed.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 261996


  • miles
Front right brake pads wear unevenly. The inside pad is grinding into the rotor while the outside is thick on the leading edge and thin on the trailing edge.

- Greystone, NJ, USA

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