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5.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,200 miles

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1998 Chrysler Sebring body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Dec 071999

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles

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

Outside panel of the driver's side door came loose and hung out on the side. Dealer has repaired driver side door seven times, and one time on passenger side. But problem still exists.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #14

Jun 141999

Sebring

  • miles
The lower outside door (garnish)panels have parted from the car. The problem seems to advance when the outside air temp is high, causing panels to warp. At that point the plastic clips fail and panel parts from car. Dealer has made several attempts to repair but problems are not remediated. Design of molding clips may be defective.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #13

Aug 011998

Sebring

  • miles
Side door panels keep falling off. Advised by dealer due to design flaw air gets under panels during driving and causes the panel to come off. Advised by dealer that there is no permanent fix...that they have several customers with same problem...one man has had his door panels replaced at least six or seven times. I have been fortunate in that panel has not come off during driving. However, if it does, it could very easily cause another unsuspecting motorist to have a fatal accident since panel is very large. I have my third appointment to get this fixed again on Sept 29, 1999. Please note my E-mail address is pbd5332@aol.com (I was unable to go back and correct this error).

- Battleboro, NC, USA

problem #12

Sep 221999

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles

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

The clips that are attached to the door panel are plastic and easily break, causing the door panel to disengage from the door frame. Plesase give any further details.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #11

Sep 101999

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
The outside molder panel on the door is held on by plastic clips that do not hold. Panel has fallen off vehicle when door was opened. The dealer has been contacted.

- Boones Mill, VA, USA

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problem #10

Oct 011998

Sebring

  • miles
Right-side passenger lower panel fell off.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 071999

Sebring

  • miles

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

While in a parking lot the siding on the front passenger door side fell off. On July 19th while driving about 20-25 mph the siding fell off. The siding has been completely replaced once and reattached twice by the dealership.

- Woodlake, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 011997

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On three occasions the exterior door side panel plastic rivets fell off.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #7

May 011998

Sebring

  • miles
Passenger door panels fallen off multiple (10+) times. Dealer has not offered a solution.

- Valhalla, NY, USA

problem #6

May 311999

Sebring

  • miles
Consumer was driving on a toll road when passenger's side exterior door panel disconected. Dealership says they will repair it.

- Edwardsburg, MI, USA

problem #5

May 291999

Sebring

  • miles

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

Brake system - caliper installed incorrectly at factory causing rotor and pad on front/driver's side to fail. Remaining pads/rotors in fair condition. Plastic exterior door panel on driver's side falls off will speed above 45mph. Sunroof fails to open or close. Battery died. Anti-theft not working

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 011998

Sebring

  • miles
At 300 miles all inside panels had be replaced. ( the panels had what looked like sun spots in them. But after getting new panel's which had the same spots in them. It seems to be a production problem. On the 3rd set panels.) at 400 miles driver's window trim started coming loose. The car's insulation or lack of is so poor that you hear the exhaust system grinding on the frame of the car. When you press on the brakes the L/H front wheel starts to vibrate. Both door's leak when it rain's or when you wash the car. On Dec 24, 1998 it rained and with weather droping down below freezing and with no ice on the outside of the car showing I could not open the door's on the car for about one hour. On Dec 23, 1998 I called daimlerchrsler motors corportion customer assistance center ( 1-800-992-1997 ) to find out Chrysler meaning of quality. The answer was Mitsubishi build's the Sebring and that Chrysler has no control over there quality and that what you have warranty for.

- Oak Grove, KY, USA

problem #3

Nov 181998

Sebring

  • miles
Car is falling apart, unsafe to drive, can't see out of it due to icing and other problems took to dealer for repairs, repairs were not completed

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #2

Oct 251997

Sebring

  • miles
Door paneling fell off on interstate causing damage to the rim, repairs made several times for door panel.

- South Charleston, WV, USA

problem #1

May 121998

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
While driving the door moulding fell off, resulting in loss of control and causing damage to the to the rim. Dealer has been notified.

- S. Charleston, WV, USA

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