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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,933 miles

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2002 Chrysler Sebring steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 042006

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

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

At 41,000 miles my 2002 Chrysler Sebring lxi 4 door sedan required the replacement of right outer tie rod. I was told at that time if it had failed it would have caused a major and possibly deadly accident. One year to the day - at 47,000 miles the left outer tie rod required replacement. There were no accidents nor events which lead up to these failures.

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 282007

Sebring 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
- the contact stated that while backing out of a parking space and trying to make a turn at 5 mph heard a pop, then the vehicle would not steer. The vehicle was towed and the driver determined that the tie rod separated into two pieces.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 072005

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,800 miles
The problem to my car happened while it was sitting in the garage. My 2002 Sebring convertible has had a complete failure of the steering rack and tie rods at 28,000+ miles. The car is unsafe to drive. The dealer stated it was $1800. Repair. A call to Chrysler service resulted in am offer to pay for the parts not the $1000. Labor charge. I called back to negotiate this offer. I was promised a call back which I received by voice mail asking me to return the call and stating that was there best offer.. when I attempted to return the call to the person who left the message I was hung up on twice. I am still trying to communicate with Chrysler by phone so far after several hours I am still unsuccessful. After checking on the web I found many incidents of this kind reported by other Sebring owners. Why hasn't there been a recall on this obvious defect that could be life threating? this is a lightly driven car and should not have suffered this type of dangerous failure.

- Bonita Springs, FL, USA

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