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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,207 miles

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2002 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Oct 282006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,195 miles

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

Driving on I-295 in the evening when engine suddenly, dramatically and without warning lost power and started stalling. My wife was very nearly struck by traffic from behind due to the sudden loss of power while on a major highway. We were informed by a local mechanic that the engine is blown and needs to be replaced.

- Kingsville, MD, USA

problem #12

Jun 282006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
I was on my way to work on June 28th the car began to knock and shake wildly. My engine just blew, I had oil changes regularly. After doing some research and working to find me a new engine, my mechanic said that that this engine is notorious for blowing and they usually go at 50,000 miles. At least I got 70,000. It is sitting in his shop right now, I can't pay for it. This car cost $30,000. New. I leased it now it will cost $36,000. And I will have nothing to show for it come December!

- Oakmont, PA, USA

problem #11

Jul 212006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,500 miles
Sludge build up in the engine, there is coolant like into the oil line. Which has made the oil spit out from under the head gasket and spit out on top of the motor cover. The water pump and time change needs to be replace when they notice the sludge in the oil pan of the car. They in turn took of the top of the engine and the sludge was just thick and gritty. I was told by a Chrysler technician that Chrysler is aware of the problem with the 2.7 liter engines.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #10

Sep 232005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

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

Contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving.. upon taking the engine apart and inspecting it, the service dealer stated that there was a buildup of sludge in the engine. The dealer suggested the contact replace the engine. The manufacturer needed to see the oil change receipts. The consumer sent the invoices to the manufacturer. The consumer did not know what the manufacturer or service dealer was going to do about the problem.

- Manapolis, MD, USA

problem #9

Sep 072005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles
Our 2002 Chrysler Sebring's engine failed at an off ramp of a highway. The car had to be towed. The car started to smoke after it was driven from the garage that it was towed to. The engine needs replaced.

- Mckees Rocks, PA, USA

problem #8

Jan 152004

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
While driving 20 mph driver heard a loud knocking noise coming from the front. Suddenly, the vehicle jerked and vibrated. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #7

Nov 282004

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

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

While driving the engine failed without warning. The cause has yet to be determined. Please provide additional information.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #6

Jun 012003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle's engine seized while driving. The vehicle had a continuing brake problems and would die while in motion. The consumer requested reimbursement. When the vehicle was first purchased at 92 miles, there was a problem with low oil. The consumer was advised that the transmission leaked. The vehicle would continue to lose power and the oil light had come back on. Other problems were: The brake light was intermittent, the front end would vibrate, the brakes squealed, there was slight leak at the proportioning valve, the top was pulled down and the radio had become inoperative, the side mirrors and the power locks had become inoperative, and the brake pads had worn down to 2/32.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 312004

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,900 miles
2002 Chrysler Sebring engine failed. Diagnosed as excessive oil sludge. Extended warranty and dealer denied claim due to inadequate oil changes. I bought car used in July, 2003. What happened: The car stopped after a loud tapping noise in the engine. I was driving in rush hour traffic when the car stopped in the middle of the street. I sent complaint letter sent to Chrysler's CEO on 9/22/04.

- Sharon Hill, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 242003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
Auto was running normal.. then heard noise from car.. started to feel hesitation as I pressed on gas pedal. It would run ok for a few minutes then hesitation felt again. Drove to Chrysler dealership nearby..days later I was calledto be told a new engine is required..dealership and Chrysler refusing to honor warranty, despite fact that car has been maintained properly..told by dealership car is too dangerous to start or drive without new engine..had to have it towed off their lot April 04..fearful to even turn the ignition..it sits in my garage..owned car for 18 months at time of failure with less than 28,000 miles.. please help.. edc.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

May 272004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,762 miles

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

Automobile was running normally, suddenly there was a loud "clacking sound" from the engine, oil light went on, car shut off as I slowed down and pulled off of the turnpike. Chrysler is refusing to honor warranty, despite fact that car has been maintained properly. A new engine is required (this is the infamous 2.7 Chrysler/Dodge engine).

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 152002

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The vehicle stalled without warning. When driving 45-50 mph, consumer would take foot off the gas and vehicle made a whining noise. Dealer repaired problem.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 072002

Sebring

  • miles
While traveling on the highway she heard a noise coming from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle started shaking and she lost power. Vehicle completely shut down. The dealership is aware of the problem.

- Murrieth, CA, USA

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