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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 miles

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2001 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Jul 022002

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
In hot weather car idles way too fast and is difficult to stop.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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