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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

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1998 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 062001

(reported on)


  • miles


Engine-well maintained failed at 60K miles. Oil pump and bearings. Door assembly keeps coming loose, handle fell off. Wheels too soft, bent all of the time. Fuel pump failed at 17K miles. This car is a lemon.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 071999


  • miles
After the dealer had the car for 2 days and said there was no problem the car again went totaly dead, but this time while being driven on a mountin road. The lectrical system completely failed, resulting in no headlights as well as no ABS or power steering and my employee hit a telephone pole.

- Effort, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 271999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at approximately 20 mph, the vehicle felt like it was hesitating, consumer heard noises, then the vehicle stalled. Consumer restarted vehicle, drove it for about 100 feet, heard explosion, vehicle had caught on fire in the engine, which resulted in total loss of control. Chrysler investigator felt power steering fluid leaked on top of cataylic converter, causing fire.

- Babylon, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 021999


  • miles
When disengaging the cruise control, accelerator pedal weent to floor. Driver had to use the emergency brake and shift to park to stop vehicle. Also, there was a fire in the engine compartment. The fire was put out by fire department. The vehicle was totalled.

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 011999


  • miles
While driving at 35 mph vehicle was on fire and the consumer smelled smoke. Pulled to the side, and noticed vehicle was filled with smoke. Consumer popped open the hood, and the saw the fire. Consumer put out the fire on his own.

- Pennbroke, MA, USA

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