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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
99,700 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

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2001 Chrysler Sebring AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 072013

Sebring LXI 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles


Car was a gift as it had been parked for about a year. When I started driving it the AC was great...until I noticed that the front driver side, all the way to the back was filled with 1/4" of water!

Even using the defrost causes a water leak.

- , Martin, GA, USA

problem #4

Sep 132007

(reported on)

Sebring 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles

I just bought this car from my In-Laws so I have driven it many times before now. They have had it for 5 years and it started to smell about a year ago. I thought it was just old coke/coffee cups or spills from my father-in-law. I didn't know what the deal was until after I got it. My daughter dropped a book in the driver's side floor board & when I went to pick it up at home it was soaked and stained! I pulled up the floormat and water was just soaking the carpet. I thought there was a leak in the window or something for a while and tried covering the car when it rained and facing the driver's side away from the yard sprinklers until someone said that it was the a/c leaking into the car. I then realized that the more I use the a/c the more water there is. It is also in front and when driving you can squish your left foot around on soggy carpet. The mat in back has molded and the car stinks to high heaven when you drive somewhere & then have to leave it in the hot sun. I looked on the internet & found some info about some drain plugs but all in the convertibles. I still got down & looked under the car & saw 2 painted over rubber plugs like in a piggy bank. I pried them out w/a screwdriver & dug aroung w/a small screwdriver. Water started to drip almost in a stream out of the back one and a little from the front. It is nose-up on my inclined driveway right now. I have left them out but don't know if that is a good idea. Just did this tonight. I am afraid of the mold since my daughter has allergies. I love this car but this really sucks! I am embarrassed to let anyone ride in the swamp machine. I would appreciate any help on this. P.S. I also read about a possible twisted a/c hose being the cause?

- , Haslet, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 072007

(reported on)

Sebring LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

Excessive water pools on the floor on driver side after using A/C. Can't determine where it comes from, but only occurs after using A/C. Water so excessive that it runs under driver's seat to rear of car. No one can determine where water is coming from to repair. HAS ANYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM DETERMINED AND FIXED???

- , Sparta, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 222007

(reported on)

Sebring LXI 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

I bought a Sebring in July 2006 and for a while everything went well. But keep in mind that was in the fall when the A/C wasn't needed as much. Plus to make things worse when you have the floor mats in place you can't detect any water build up. Well when summer came around I started to use the A/C and what do ya know my driver side became a damn pool of water. I checked around and found the impossible drain tube, snaked it out and thought everything would work. By the time I got from the shop to my house the pool had returned. I can't stand it! It looks like the only way to actually put your hands on the evaporator assembly is to take apart the whole dash. By now I'm so pissed off about it I feel like trading it in instead of ripping the car apart. You can't run the A/C anymore unless you want to go for a swim. It's just sad that manufacturers can't make a product that isn't destined to suck.

- , Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 132006

(reported on)


  • 65,500 miles

There is a swimming pool of water collecting on the floor of the driver's side. I have to soak water up everyday. I thought it was a leak from rain, but it only happens in the summer when I have the A/C on. I have taken it to the Dealership 2 times and they can't find out where the water is coming from. It is really starting to smell bad. I am going to try one more time to get it fixed and hopefully the car will last until in pay off the last 15 months!!

- , Spring, TX, USA

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