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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,556 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chrysler Sebring wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 142012


  • miles


On February 14 2012 something on my left driver side wheel broke, I could no long steer and the wheel laid outward toward the ground. There is a long arm like part, that was literally hanging off the wheel. It is now unoperable. This is very dangerous and I am so glad I was only going about 30 mph due to traffic, I was able to move to the shoulder without a auto accident.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #8

Oct 012006

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
: the contact stated while the vehicle was idle, a wheel was observed to be cracked and corroded. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer who determined that all 4 wheels were corroded and needed to be replaced. The service dealer also mentioned that this has been a common problem with vehicles of this same year, make and model. The manufacturer was alerted, and offered no additional assistance since the wheels were not covered under a recall.

- Salvisa, KY, USA

problem #7

Sep 152006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 55 mph on a dry highway, a very loud noise that sounded like the engine revved was heard. The oil light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. There were no lights illuminated prior to the noise. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who determined the engine needed to be replaced. There were no problems with the vehicle prior to the incident. The oil changes were maintained every 3,000 miles. Updated 10/4/2006 - the wheels corroded causing the tires to lose air. Each time the tires were rotated the wheel caps came loose and fell off. The caps have been replaced twice.

- Ambridge, PA, USA

problem #6

Jul 242006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


My car (2001 chrylser Sebring) came equipped with chromed wheels. Apparently the chrome over time cracks allowing air to leak from the tires. As I was driving I noticed that there was a strange vibration from the front so I pulled over and discover the low tire. I reinflated the tire and took it to a repair shop. They told me what the problem was and patched the tire. They also told me that the patch was only temporary and that eventually all the wheels would fail. I would either need to rechrome the wheels or replace them. I took the car back to the dealer who told me that this was normally wear and the wheels were only covered for 3 years even though I have an 7 year warranty. I have not yet decided which option to do but I feel that wheels that can fail like this are a danger. This time I was not driving that fast and the leak was not that bad but it could be worse in the future. Also researching the issue over the internet, I discovered many people with this problem across many makes and models.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 122006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
: the contact stated the chrome on the wheels flake off. As a result, there is a loss of air. When this first occurred air was added once a week now air must be added daily. This occurs on all four wheels however the rear is worse. The vehicle was taken to the dealership a couple of years ago under warranty and something was added around the wheels to seal off the leak. Since this the tires were replaced and rotated. The dealership has not been alerted again.

- Northville, MI, USA

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problem #4

Mar 302005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dt consumer states the wheels on his vehicle have corroded and caused air to leak out. When the wheels were replaced by the service dealer they stated it was from the road salt during the winter. The vehicle is still under warranty

- Waterford, ME, USA

problem #3

Feb 162005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Driver noticed that all four tires were losing air pressure from the wheels. The wheels contained alumina chrome alloy plated, and the seal deteriorated. This caused low tire pressure. Driver took vehicle to the dealer, and mechanic determined that the wheels would be changed at driver's expense.

- Crofton, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 132004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The consumer noticed that the vehicle's rear tires were losing air constantly. The consumer took the vehicle in for servicing and found that the chrome wheels were crumbling causing air leakage. All of the chrome wheels on the vehicle needed replacement.

- Ravenna, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 272002


  • miles
This failure of the wheel hub cap is the third time that this item has failed and departed the vehicle while it was in motion. The design of the wheel hub on the chrome optional wheels is extremely poor as these hubs do not stay in place. Each time I have had to purchase a new hub at $58. These center hubs should be redesigned and replaced on all vehicles.

- Vance Afb, OK, USA

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