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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,520 miles

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2002 Chrysler Sebring wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #9

May 102010

Sebring

  • 85,237 miles

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

On May 17,2010 while driving to college, I noticed a loud whining rough sound, and every time I hit a bump it would sound like something was loose coming from my tires. Before, I could stop to see what the problem was, my steering wheel locked and my car ran off the road when I attempted to regain control my Sebring over corrected and entered a counterclockwise spin. I crossed 5 busy lanes before striking a ditch. My car stopped opposite direction of oncoming traffic!!! July of 2013 I had my lower control arms, and ball joints replaced. And again in February 14,2014 I had to take my car to the shop again for lower ball joint disconnect and replace lower control arms. And again this year February 24, 2015 for the exact same thing; replacement of lower control arms and lower ball joint. This car is very hazard I was blessed there were no injuries in 2010 when I had my accident! every time; I drive this car I am so frantic of knowing around the time I am going to hear that sound of something rattling and sounding like loose bolts coming from the tire. My 15 year old daughter this year, made the remark;" mama I hear that rattling sound again!" please someone, somewhere; do something about the costly repairs on the Chrysler Sebring 2002 cars. The economy is not cheap to live in, especially when you are fixing the same repairs year after year on the only vehicle you have. And yes, I do have all receipts on repairs and accident report. Thank you very much for your time and consideration of helping.

- Moultrie, GA, USA

problem #8

Sep 012009

Sebring

  • 62,544 miles
My vehicle has been having low air pressure and flat tires for several years. I was finally told that it was a problem with the wheel rims due to corrosion/flaking of the chrome. I have been told by several other people with this make of car that they have the same problem and the tire dealer told me the same thing. It is a Chrysler problem.

- Bethalto, IL, USA

problem #7

Jan 052012

Sebring

  • miles
Why is Chrysler allowed to get away with their rim problems? we have had issues with two separate Chrysler vehicles' rims being unsuitable for consumer safety. One caused a blowout on an interstate highway, the other causes constant air pressure issues. The rim actually has a corrosion crack on the flat part of the rim, not even on the bead (that is the problem with the other rim). If you have a Chrysler, have your rims checked regularly. Chrysler conveniently kept this off their warranty program. Perhaps they knew something"?"

- Howell, NJ, USA

problem #6

Dec 202009

Sebring

  • 50,000 miles

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

Forced to replace all my tires once, and bring my car into ntb multiple times regarding my tires going flat despite that the car could sit in my garage all week, after speaking with ntb they said they deal with these things all the time, a Chrysler pulls in and he can tell you exactly what is wrong with it. The wheel rim on the chrome ones, are corroding causing a rim leak, this causes many uninformed customers to go out and buy brand new tires when this is not necessary, it also forces customers to waste time either by having their car checked out every month B.C of these leaks or make them stop at a gas station and fill their tires up with air like I do. I please ask you all who read this to write to Chrysler to explain to them this poor performance, I have read others complaints which could lead to blow outs, as far as I last checked this is a major safety issue that needs to be addressed and addressed now! this is ongoing for over a year.

- Mlb, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 012008

Sebring

  • 80,000 miles
First I had continuous oil leak so the pan or some part was ordered and installed. The oil is still leaking out of that pan or part? that was a couple hundred bucks including checking the constant flickering oil light which now just flickers and I pay it no attention. The second issue was a computer chip or something, the car would just not start so I took it in that was 800 something by the time the car was going again. The third issue was the connecter that has three hoses to it went bad and smoke came from under hood and when I opened it the water was spraying leaking and of course empty which was another 300 bucks after towing parts labor etc... the current problem is the steering which I don't know what's wrong with I just do my best to stay in the lane. Also I have found out the wheel are really really cheap and flaking so my brand new tires were immediately punctured which I've paid a bunch to keep them sealed and balanced and not to mention the wear from the steering and flats has pretty much ruined the new tires.

- Mb, SC, USA

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problem #4

May 112006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
: the contact stated the aluminum wheels have become pitted over time with normal use. The pits allowed air to escape through the sidewall, where the rim and tire meet. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the wheels needed to be replaced with stainless steel in order to avoid the same problem in the future.

- Jeannette, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 102005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I was driving residential streets when I suddenly heard a knocking noise coming from the right front passenger wheel well when the car went over bumps in the road at about 20-25 mph. But I didn't feel any compromise in vehicle handling. I pulled over, visually inspected the tire and tried to bounce the car front to replicate the sound with no success. I decided to proceed on and entered the highway and accelerated to about 60-65 mph. After 15 minutes of highway driving the engine made a loud clanking sound and the car began vibrating. I moved off the road, to the right and stopped with a great deal of difficulty both in braking and steering. Upon stopping the vehicle made a loud single bang noise and black smoke rose up from the right front passenger tire. The vehicle could not be moved forward or backward and was towed to the dealer repair shop. The diagnosis was that a bolt fell off of a support arm that holds the right brake caliper in place. The support arm had become entangled in the rim and locked the tire. I replaced the premium rim, support arm, bolt and was able to keep the brake caliper. My brakes have not been changed, my car is 3 yrs old and has 27,000 miles and is in otherwise perfect condition.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 292005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,900 miles
The wheels corroded from the inside at the center hubs. This happened on all four wheels. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for a state inspection last week and the inspector found this problem. Contacted manufacturer, and was told to take the vehicle to the dealer, but this was not covered under warranty. The consumer was going to replace all four wheels, one wheel was almost completely corroded. Consumer was still driving the vehicle. There was no mailing address provided for the dealer by the consumer.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 102005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
Consumer states: Noticed air leaking from tires. Chrome wheels were corroded, and it caused the tires to leak. However, dealer confirmed that they wanted to charge consumer out of pocket to fix it.

- Mt Laurel, NJ, USA

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