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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,455 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Chrysler Sebring wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 182014


  • 151 miles


Axel and ball joint went out on me after buying this car within 48 hours.

- Aberdeen , OH, USA

problem #8

Oct 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,944 miles
I purchased this car on Nov 2, 2003. When I purchased it, there was a rattling noise when you go over bumps, and also when the car goes up to 70 you could here a grinding like noise in (what I thought was the engine). They told me to go ahead and take the car and they scheduled me for service the following Friday. When I brought the car in, they said they didn't work on Chrysler and sent the car to tuffy. When it was time to pick up the car, the guy tore up the bill of service and said you're all set, so I really don't know what was done. When I asked for a copy he said he didn't have it, but could it order it for me. When I drove home, the rattling noise under the front left side was gone, but when I got off the freeway and tried to make a left turn, the car pulled away in the opposite direction and didn't want to turn. I almost ran into a tree. I called and told them about it, so they had me bring it in that following Monday for service. When I picked it up again, they said they had to replace the bearings, that the bearings were bad. As I drove off the lot and onto the freeway, you could hear a grinding noise under your feet as the wheels turned and also anytime you tried to apply pressure to the brakes, the car would grind like the there was something going on between the wheels, brakes and steering. I waited 3 days to make sure it wasn't just me. But what appeared in the beginning to be a slight grinding when you get up to a certain speed evolved into a problem that was much worse. A problem that you could here more consistently, every time you applied pressure to the brakes, or just sometimes driving along the streets you could hear the grinding in the wheels, like something had rusted or gone bad, which caused the car to drive hard. It took a lot more power to accelerate, so much so that it feels like the overdrive doesn"T work (it takes that much power to get the car going, and it wasn"T that way before.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #7

Dec 312001


  • miles
This is the 4th wheel for this vehicle that has bent in 2 years.

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #6

Nov 011999


  • miles


Front left wheel assembly on vehicle fell off completely while traveling at approximately 30 mph. Dealership did not give consumer a reason for possible defect. Prior work was done by a private mechanic - an investigator looked into this matter. Please provide any additional information/attachments/photographs.

- Louisville, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 242001

(reported on)


  • miles
Rotors constantly being replaced or turned; vibration bad; now dealer blaming it on weak wheels.

- Groveport, OH, USA

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problem #4

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 #3

Jan 162001

(reported on)


  • miles


All 4 wheels are bent on car from road pot holes. The rims are made from aluminum. They are to soft for the low profile good year tire that is on the car. Went the rim bends the tire belts break causing the car to vibrate. The Goodyear tire that is on the car is the only 17 inch tire that fits the car. I have checked out many other Sebrings most of their rims are bent also. This is a very bad safty issue. I use my car to travel for my work.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 102000

(reported on)


  • miles
Since purchasing my Sebring in may '98 I have had 6 flat tires. I have never had a flat before. After speaking with other Sebring owners it seems there could be a fault in the soft aluminum wheels. I have just had my second flat in the past 2 weeks and am afraid to get into the car. This is happening on 3 of my wheels, not just the same one. Usually it is a slow leak. I work for the airlines and I am out of the country quite a bit. This makes it even more strange as I probably drive half the miles of anyone else. Since purchasing the car from another person in may '98 I have driven only 15,000 miles. What should I do" thanks. (dot number: " tiresize: Oep215/50R)

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 191999


  • miles
I have had 3 out of 4 my rims bend (at speed from 40 - 55 mph), which claused flat tires. These rims are highly unreliable!!! please investigate!!! I have talked to other Sebring owners, and all have had the same problems!!!

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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