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9.1

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,427.00
Average Mileage:
80,468 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. never buy a Chrysler (3 reports)
  2. replaced transmission (2 reports)
  3. had to replace the transmission at dealership for $5000 (1 reports)
  4. new solenoid pack and replaced one wire (1 reports)
2001 Chrysler Sebring transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 012008

Sebring LX 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

In April 2002 I bought a 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX with 1100 miles on it. I had minor problems up until 2008 when the transmission started to act up. I would go down the road and it would start to jerk and die out. It would idle high and take off fast. I had the transmission worked on and paid out of pocket. That lasted about 6 months.I drove it to the gas station and put gas in the car and when I tried to start it up, it would not start. It sounded like it had flooded. I got a boost and it started. I drove it one block and it started to smoke. I open up the hood and took the oil top off and I saw my car making a milk shake under the hood. Every one I took the car to would not fix it under $1500.00 and they could not guarantee the work because of the 2.7 engine. Everyone told me that that engine was bad news and that Chrysler should have had a recall. I believe with all of the complaints we should launch a law suit against Chrysler to receive at least half of the money we paid in these vehicles.

Alice J Dallas,Texas

- , Dallas, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 022011

Sebring LXI 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,273 miles

iI'M AT A LOSS FOR WORDS RIGHT NOW. We just had belts and tensioners replaced ($500) and the very nbext day the transmission went out! Now we cannot find a replacement anywhere. On top of all that, everyone is telling me it's going to be more expensive to fix than the car costs!

- , Cape Girardeau, MO, USA

problem #5

Apr 102010

Sebring LX 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

I was going down a county road with the cruise control at 50mph when I felt a sudden jolt as if I had applied the brakes suddenly. I pulled off the road and it seemed fine going 0-20, but when I try to go on the highway, the rpms are through the roof. I brought it to Transmission Shop Inc to have it checked out. They found a bad solenoid pack and replaced it. However that did not fix the problem. They now think they found a bad wire and will be fixing that this morning. I somehow think that will not fix it due to the overall crappiness of this car. I will update this complaint when I find out more information. If it is this wire, the overall cost looks to be about $575. Not too bad when compared to the cost of a new transmission, but still THIS CAR SUCKS!

Update from Apr 13, 2010: I was going down a county road with the cruise control at 50mph when I felt a jolt as if I had applied the brakes suddenly. I pulled off the road and it seemed fine going 0-20, but when I try to go on the highway, the rpms are through the roof. I brought it to Transmission Shop Inc to have it checked out. They found a bad solenoid pack and replaced it. However that did not fix the problem. Then they found bad wire and be fixed that. Ended up costing $463. Not too bad when compared to the cost of a new transmission, but still THIS CAR SUCKS!

- , Cottage Grove, MN, USA

problem #4

Nov 292009

Sebring LXI V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

The engine light went on, checked the error it said Torque converter going out. Then only a couple of days later the car dies in traffic, transmission failed. Must replace transmission at 80,000 miles for $2700.00.

- , Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 012004

Sebring LX Lx

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

The the warranty ran out at 80,000 miles and with in 900 miles the transmission went out. The dealer charged me $5000 dollars.

- , Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 072006

(reported on)

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

My Sebring has been sorta jerking when I apply the brakes, So I took to a Brake shop. They referred me to the Dealser stating it was a transmission problem.

Dealer calls me to say it is a $4000.00 internal problem. I dont have $4000.00 + Car payment & Car insurance.! I have owned the car 1 year. ! I purchased the extra warranty and it just expired.! I am VERY upset and would like to know how a transmission can start acting up a week ago & need $4000.00 worth of work done to it.!

- , Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 132004

(reported on)

Sebring LXI

  • 40,000 miles

I was driving home one evening and the car just stopped in the middle of rush hour traffic that piece of XXXX just left me. Between the car note and all the repair bills I Could be driving a HUMMER!

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

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