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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,833 miles

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2002 Chrysler Sebring lights problems

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2002 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 302007

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 74,500 miles


Major headache has been the recent engine damage as a result of what may be oil sludge gathered in the motor. Engine seized briefly upon switching from 1st to 2nd gear, then began "clicking" upon acceleration or deceleration to/from high rpms (upshifting and downshifting). Chrysler dealership claims the problem is broken connector rod and bearing in #2 cylinder, which necessitates a new engine. Estimated price tag: $10,000 (more than vehicle's worth). Other problems with this vehicle have included faulty passenger airbag part that required replacement; persistent dimming/flickering of instrument panel lights; multiple battery and headlight burnouts; emission leaks on two separate occasions requiring two separate repairs; and cd player skipping, requiring (according to Chrysler) a completely new stereo system. Speakers are somewhat shot and the driver-side sunvisor clip broke under slight pressure.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #2

Dec 012005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact could not see the road when driving various speeds at night. He could only see when the high beam lights were activated. The mechanic stated that the lenses should be replaced. As of December 20, 2007, the mechanic had not replaced the lenses. The failure mileage was 75,000 and current mileage was 159,000. Updated 01/17/08 the consumer stated the mechanic informed him the cost for the repair would be $600. Updated 01/17/08

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 032003


  • miles
Approximately a month after I purchased the car new, I was driving home from work very late at night, my lights went out about 4 or 5 times. They would come right back on when I hit the dimmer switch, but it was really frightening. I took the car back to the dealer and they found a loose wire in the steering column. Now, 2 years later, May 2005, on the way home from work at 2A.M. my lights went out two times and came back on when I hit the dimmer switch.

- Fort Madison, IA, USA

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