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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,585 miles

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1996 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 232004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,269 miles

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

My name is karen richey. I have a 1996 Sebring convertible I pulled into a filling station and shut the car off. When I started it, it revved up and accelerated on it's own. I pressed the brakes as hard as I could but couldn't stop the car. I went through the doors of the station and finally came to a stop in the coffee machines. I was taken to the hospital. I was in Florida at the time and I received a ticket for careless driving. The police officer said no matter what you have to have control of your car. There was no way to have control over the car. I had only owned this car 5 months. It shows that the car was in for a recall in Aug of 2002 for throttle repair. On March 17 in savannah ga the same thing happened to a 1996 sebring converible and he hit 9 people. I have talked to the gentleman. His sebring revved up, accelerated and he couldn't get it stopped. His had also been in for recall in 2002. My car is still in the dealer ship in Florida and is being repaired for the damages caused in the accident. I don't think I could ever drive this car again in fear that it will do it again and maybe cause a injury or death.

- Auburn, IN, USA

problem #8

Mar 102003

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
The throttle cable failed which caused the vehicle to accelerate at a high speed.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 202002

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
Had received recall notice 02V186000 for throttle. Contacted dealership, and set up an appointment. Took vehicle in for repairs on throttle cable. Was informed by mechanic after arriving, that no parts were available. Parts for throttle cable were on back order. Delucka Chrysler/Plymouth, bedford, Ohio 44146, 440-232-0880.

- Garfield Hts, OH, USA

problem #6

Jun 022002

Sebring

  • miles

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

While driving accelerator cable frayed, causing vehicle to accelerate to speeds of up to 80 mph. Then, consumer stopped vehicle. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Gary, IN, USA

problem #5

Nov 082001

Sebring

  • miles
Cable connecting gas pedal to engine frayed and stuck at full throttle. Brakes did not work. Was traveling in rush hour traffic at full speed two times. The first time repeated stomping on the gas pedal and brake pedal and throwing the car into neutral unjammed it after a couple of minutes. The second time also in rush hour traffic these efforts did not help. I wove in and out of traffic until I got to an off ramp, and luckily was able to get through the traffic light at the intersection at the off ramp and onto a sidestreet where I put it into neutral and landed it like an airplane on a landing strip with the brakes smoking and the engine screaming and the car glided to a stop. Was told the cable had unwound like a frayed piece of rope and stuck inside the cable connecting the pedal to the engine.

- Eastpointe, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 262001

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 65 mph accelerator stuck and vehicle revved even though consumer had taken his foot of pedal, consumer applied brakes and emergency brake, he had to shut off engine to stop vehicle, the vehicle was towed to mechanic who determined that throttle cable had to be replaced, it was frayed which had caused it to get stuck.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 302001

Sebring

  • miles

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

While traveling approximately 50 mph vehicle suddenly accelerated to 75 mph, and lost control. Vehicle crashed into the traffic barriers approximately three times before stopping. Dealership examined vehicle and determined that accelerator cable frayed. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

- East Sandwich, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 041999

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle down hill throttle cable broke, causing the accelerator pedal to not return to idle and the brakes did not work. The driver had to downshift into low gear and use the emergency brake to stop. Dealer has vehicle.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 251999

Sebring

  • miles
While driving throttle cable fell apart, causing the vehicle to suddenly accelerate. Brakes would not work, which almost resulted in a crash. Dealer replaced the throttle cable.

- Orange, TX, USA

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