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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 262002

(reported on)

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

This vehicle is (20) days beyond recall scope. NHTSA recall 98V183000, ignition key shift interlock; with no key in the ignition, a child was able to move the gear shift which allowed vehicle to move. The vehicle rolled into someone elses driveway hitting a tree. Manufacture not claiming any responsiblity eventhough vehicle is exhibiting same failure.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 012001

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slipped into reverse without key in on postion. Consumer reached across gear shift, and knocked shift lever out of park, causing vehicle to roll. Existing problem. Chrysler was notified.

- Dover, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 262001

Sebring

  • miles
Vehicle jumped from park to into reverse without the keys in ignition. Dealer has been contatced.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #3

May 031999

Sebring

  • miles

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

Vehicle was parked inside of driveway, consumer's daughter was inside of the vehicle. The keys were not in the ignition. Car started to roll and the daughter jump out of the vehicle, and vehicle rolled into a ditch.

- Hampton, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 132000

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
Recall 98V183000; self adjusting shift cable remedy malfunctioned, causing the shift interlock to move while the key was out of ignition. Chrysler admitted there was no solution for the problem. Dealer is galloway gulf coast Dodge, 15565 South tamiami trail, ft meyers, fl 33908 941-415-2147. This vehicle fell under the lemon law for this problem.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #1

May 011999

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle can be shifted from park at any time (key or no key) may be similar to recall number 98V183000, although this vehicle is outside recall dates/VIN.

- Bear, DE, USA

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