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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,113 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Jan 032005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


I followed the maintenence schedule on my 2002 Chrysler sebring with regular scheduled oil changes, yet I am now faced with replacing the engine because of oil sludge build up in my 2.7 engine. I understand that this is a well known and common problem. The quote from the Chrysler service dept is 10K for replacement.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 222004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,982 miles
I was driving on the freeway in a construction zone. My car started accelerating and then the engine just stopped. It was during rush hour traffic, and due to the construction there was nowhere for me to avoid the ongoing traffic. A nice gentleman assisted me to the off ramp. I took my car to the nearest mechanic (tunex). They shared with me that I would need to tow the car to the dealer so that my warranty would cover the problem. I needed a new engine. The dealer is refusing to cover my car, even though I have oil change records and my mechanic went personally to the dealership, where his cousin works, and testified to my regular maintenance. The car is sitting in my garage pending arbitration.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #2

May 212004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles
The vehicle would intermittently stall when applying the brake to come to a stop. The vehicle has been to the dealer on 5 separate occasions. The dealer reset the timer the first time and was not able to duplicate the other 4 times.

- Placerville, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 232004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
While driving 60 mph vehicle seized. As a result, vehicle had to be towed to the dealership.

- Dumont, NJ, USA

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