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5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,889 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Chrysler Sebring body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 142004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The cloth tops on the Sebring convertible is in my opinion defective and a hazard. The thread holding the top together, and the glue holding the back, glass window, disintegrate after a short period of time. Although my window is still O.K., the threads on my cloth top have almost all disintegrated after approximately 2 years. *akoriginally I thought it was just my car, but about 2 months ago I watched a report on a local tv station about many other owners having the same complaints. This is not only a cosmetic problem, but could potentially become a major safety hazard if the cloth top or the back window become dislodged while driving.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 152004

Sebring

  • 68,000 miles
Convertible roof fabric stitching was coming apart, causing the rear window to fall. As a result, the consumer stapled the fabric together every three months in order to keep the window from falling out.

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 052002

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Chrysler sebring convetiible top is fraying around all the edges. Around the back window the top has come away from the bottom and the sides of the window.

- Oldsmar, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 172004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • miles

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

While parking, the convertible top unraveled from the rear window seal. This caused water to leak inside the vehicle. Consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the consumer there were no recalls on this vehicle. This problem remained current.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 042003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
After having two hydraulic pistons for the convertible top replaced by the dealer=courtesy Chrysler, Jeep of casselberry, Florida=and paying $518, I proceeded to lower the top to check it out, I heard a snap or cracking noise and the top lowered into position on the passenger side while staying about six inches above proper seating. This happened in front of the repair mgr's office. The mgr and repair man claimed it was not their responsibility and they would fix it by buying another roof siderail and install it for another $1200.

- Celebration, FL, USA

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problem #4

May 112002

Sebring

  • miles
When it rains vehicle floods due the convertible top drain being clogged.

- La Grange, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 102000

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles

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

Frame of convertible top is cracking and cannot be used. Vehicle has never been involved in an accident.

- Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 032000

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cylinder and pump motor that raises and lowers roof top malfunctioned.

- Knoxville, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 211999

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
In rainy weather conditions rain enters the vehicle from the convertible top, cause unknown.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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