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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,011 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.

2001 Chrysler Sebring accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 052007


  • miles


The rear window defroster does not work.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 112006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
When opening and closing the top, often times the sides of the top fold underneath the rear window. This causes a crease which makes it more likely to occur again. When folded under the top often leaks in the rain. When manually pulled out into it's rightful place, the portion of the top pulled out becomes ruffled and unsightly. Damages were caused to the rear window defroster. On one side, the wire connected to the electronic defroster was broken off. Also, the top has torn loose from the bottom window over halfway across the window. The top has already been replaced once under warranty for the same problem, and the same problem has now recurred.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 202002

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 10,066 miles
Consumer replaced rear defrost on Chrysler Sebring on numerous occasions. The rear defroster does not work. The rear vision glass needed to be replaced. Chrysler offered the consumer a 50/50 split. Also the drivers side window rattled, red fluid was found in the consumer's driveway due to transmission pan and cooler line leakage, the convertible was leaking on the drivers side window area due to weather strip and there was a slow leak in the R/R tire due to a hole.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 242005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


December of 2002 - rear window defogger quit. Wire connector came loose from rear window. Could not be repaired. Window had to be replaced to fix problem. May of 2004 - air bag indicator came on and chime sounded. Sensor or some sort replaced at an expense of over $300 June of 2005 - repeat or above problem. Appointment to bring car in for servicing on June 28th. June of 2005 - repeat of rear window defogger. Item has not worked for months. I have run a report on and have found both of these problems with other owners of this model. Appears we have a problem here. I should not have had to pay for the air bag problem the first time and I certainly shouldn't have to pay next week when I bring it in for servicing.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #2

May 092004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
7 times since purchasing my car new the rear window defroster has boken loose from the glass, causing the rear window defroster to not function. Causing no visibility out the rear window of the vehicle. When repaird repair last around 3 days and then breakes again. Causing no visibility out the rear wqindow during this condition.

- Ashland, OH, USA

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problem #1

Mar 222002


  • miles
Very snowy conditions in killington, Vermont. Revving the engine to try and get traction. Sparks and fumes emitted from the wiring that connects the wire to the rear defroster. Eventually, the wire came detached, making the rear defroster both inoperable and a fire/health hazard. A useless rear defroster means a useless rear window. No direct backwards visibility other than the outside rearview mirrors.

- Ithaca, NY, USA

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