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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,025 miles

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2001 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 032012

Sebring

  • 87,000 miles

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

Engine failure due to sludge buildup despite better than recommended maintenance.

- New Egypt, NJ, USA

problem #6

Mar 052014

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, she noticed an abnormal rubber smell as the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was driven onto the emergency lane and was restarted after approximately one hour. Additionally, the contact added freon to the vehicle. The vehicle was drivable but continued leaking freon. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic, who indicated that the water pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 131,000.

- Dinuba, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 142013

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 139,765 miles
My husband and I were going to a friend's house. On the way the all of a sudden the engine started knocking loudly. He pulled over to check all of the fluids and everything seemed to be fine. When I got home I researched the issues and about 99% of 2001 Sebring convertible owners experienced the same engine problems and it stated that it was due to oil sludge. I called Chrysler and informed them of the issue and was told to take the car the a dealership near me. I was able to enjoy my car for about 2 days. They will continue hearing from me for a long time because I am a person that never gives up. I will pester them everyday until my demands are met with fixing or replacing my engine. It is not anyone's fault that they made a crappy engine for this model. Let the games begin.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 182013

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles

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

Car started making engine noise so it was pulled over and then would not restart. I was told by my mechanic it needs a new engine.

- Amanda, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 142012

Sebring

  • 102,008 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler sebring. The contact stated that while waiting at a traffic light, the vehicle stalled and every light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact restarted the vehicle and the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the vehicle needed four quarts of oil. After putting the oil in the vehicle, the mechanic attempted to start the engine which made a rattling noise before it seized. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 102,008.

- Orange, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 092012

Sebring

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic and after inspecting the failure, the mechanic advised that the engine was destroyed because there was not enough oil in the engine. The engine oil had become sludge as a result of oil build-up. The manufacturer was notified and stated that they could not replace the engine and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 92,000. The VIN was not available.

- Douglassville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 132012

Sebring

  • 68,400 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle stalled.the contact was able to restart the vehicle but it continued to stall intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics but the engine light was off at the time so the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The engine warning light continued to illuminate intermittently.the contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 00V299002 (engine and engine cooling:engine) but was advised by the dealer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 68,400.

- Madison, TN, USA

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