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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,904 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 suspension problems

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2002 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 102013

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the left front lower ball joint failed, causing the wheel to cave inward. The vehicle was towed to the contacts home and was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- New Brittan , CT, USA

problem #5

Nov 162009


  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Sebring. While driving approximately 35 mph, the passenger front wheel seemed to cave in. The wheel collapsed and folded inward. She lost all steering capabilities the failure did not cause a crash; however, the vehicle was stuck in the middle of the road. The vehicle was towed. The tow truck driver stated that the ball joint were broken which caused the vehicle to collapse. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer stated that they had no knowledge of recall 09E056000, suspension:front:control arm: Lower ball joint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 96,000.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #4

Feb 102008

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Sebring convertible. Corrosion was present on the lower control arm ball joint seal. No repairs have been made. The failure mileage was 7,000 and the current mileage was 9,000. Updated 10/27/09 the consumer stated the lower control arm ball joint seal boot failed. It deteriorated which caused separation of the ball joint. Updated 10/28/09.

- Beverly Hills, FL, USA

problem #3

May 202008

(reported on)


  • miles


2002 Chrysler Sebring with broken ball joint. Consumer states that the ball joint broke and almost killed him. He would like to know if she should file a lemon law complaint.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 242006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,425 miles
Serious clunking noise upon acceleration / braking. Dealership determined the lower ball joint was loose and replaced the left front lower arm control. Glad I made it home on my 250 mile drive without killing myself or others!

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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problem #1

Jun 152005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
While driving the tire came off on front passenger side. The dealer said the lower ball joint failed. The manufacturer said they will talk to the dealer. They said they will pay for half. Manufacturer said that was their best offer. Last November the consumer heard a squeaking noise, and took it to dealer. They said it was nothing. Dealer did say after the tire came off other parts were damaged.

- Rockford, IL, USA

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