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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,618 miles

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2002 Chrysler Sebring accessories - interior problems

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2002 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #2

May 102010

Sebring

  • 85,237 miles

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

On May 17,2010 while driving to college, I noticed a loud whining rough sound, and every time I hit a bump it would sound like something was loose coming from my tires. Before, I could stop to see what the problem was, my steering wheel locked and my car ran off the road when I attempted to regain control my Sebring over corrected and entered a counterclockwise spin. I crossed 5 busy lanes before striking a ditch. My car stopped opposite direction of oncoming traffic!!! July of 2013 I had my lower control arms, and ball joints replaced. And again in February 14,2014 I had to take my car to the shop again for lower ball joint disconnect and replace lower control arms. And again this year February 24, 2015 for the exact same thing; replacement of lower control arms and lower ball joint. This car is very hazard I was blessed there were no injuries in 2010 when I had my accident! every time; I drive this car I am so frantic of knowing around the time I am going to hear that sound of something rattling and sounding like loose bolts coming from the tire. My 15 year old daughter this year, made the remark;" mama I hear that rattling sound again!" please someone, somewhere; do something about the costly repairs on the Chrysler Sebring 2002 cars. The economy is not cheap to live in, especially when you are fixing the same repairs year after year on the only vehicle you have. And yes, I do have all receipts on repairs and accident report. Thank you very much for your time and consideration of helping.

- Moultrie, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 072010

Sebring

  • miles
I have always had issues with the ball joint on the control arm assembly can fail causing the ball stud to wear through the control arm housing resulting in noise and/or separation of the ball stud from the housing. Consequence: The federal-mogul has never notified me as owners and replace the affected control arms free of charge. It was often paid out of my pocket ever time I had issues and the sad thing about it, I always took my car to the actual dealership to have fixed and not once had they mentioned this was an issue with Chrysler sebring and listed as a recall which should have been covered free of charge.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

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