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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,253 miles

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2001 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 142004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

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

I have a 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX sedan. I have had problems in the beginning as far as the digital odometer skipping, and other electrical problems with it. I have called the dealership, and have had it in there for inspection, but they claimed they never found anything. The dealership also never told me about the recalls. I noticed several months ago that the cruise control was causing me to speed without control, so I turned it off and never used it again, thinking I would take it in when I was able, due to the fact that the dealership fluctuated back and forth whether I had 3-year/36K bumper-to-bumper, or 7-year/70K powertrain, although it was with my understanding that the salesman offered both of the warranties. Last week, my son was asking me about the cruise control and he turned it on. He experienced the lack of control with the speed. I told him to turn it off and never use it, and that I was going to have it looked at asap. The next evening, my son was driving the car, and he experienced lost of control with the accelerator. In a panic, he tried to pull the emergency brake, but ended up crashing into a guard rail. I have photos to prove that there were no tire marks of any kind at the scene: The policeman claimed that there were 90ft of tire marks, but they have no proof, and there were parents at the scene at that moment who are willing to testify that there were no marks at all. This proves to me that there was failure with the acceleration and/or brakes. This morning, I read in the paper that there was another Sebring involved in a crash in the middle of a St. Patrick's day parade, the cause was due to a faulty acceleration system.

- Frackville, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 252003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front end suspension, wheel bearing & steering - grinding noise when going over small holes or hills such as speed bumps & pot holes. Almost never when driving directly forward, but often when turning. Dealer made 4 (four) repair attempts and still has not gotten it right. Not 2 months after last repair, which took six weeks to get all the parts together (during which the lemon law coverage for my car expired - go wonder about that..) the noises have returned again. Other issues, I have seen 6 total issues mentioned in this site that I can identify with. As for those sudden accelerations some have mentioned, yes I agree the pedals are too close which makes it easy to mash both brake & gas pedals.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 212002

Sebring

  • 105,012 miles
When driving at low speeds, vehicle accelerator will stick. This almost caused an accident. There is a recall for this problem, but in the early year vehicle 1996/1997. Recall number 02 V 186 000. The dealership refused to address the problem.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 162001

Sebring

  • miles
Traveling on I 95 South in the city of jacksonville fl - gas pedal stuck while at a speed of 65 and began increasing, it was necessary to use brake with all the force that was possible to control the car - it was at least 2 miles until we could exit the freeway - this was downtown and in an area of construction over a new bridge - there was not the opportunity to leave the road, place the car in neutral or do anything but ride the brakes until we could exit, West side Dodge in jacksonville examined the car the morning of 9/17 and found a plastic cap that was used to cover a sensor had not been discarded and had found its' way to the linkage. We are asking the dealer here in South Carolina to replace the roters and pads - is there anything else that I should be concerned with? thank you for your time and concern. Sue and joe feutz "fights"

- Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

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