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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles

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2003 Chrysler Sebring steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 112005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles

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

I have a 2003 Chrysler Sebring LX, I bought it used with 21,000 miles in March of 2004, nearly new right? since then, I have gone through 2 sets of rotors and pads for the front, 1 set of tires, passenger side lower ball joint, totaling over $700 for repairs, that I paid out of my pocket. The fan knob inside the car that controls the speed of the heater fan labeled 1-4, now only works on 3 and 4. now the lower tie- rod end on passenger side is bad or making a thumping noise. A nearby mechanic says that it is dry and needs lubrication but is not accessible due to Chrysler not putting grease fittings on any of the important areas! I brought it to the dealership when I found it would cost $850 to fix. There mechanics say that they don't seem loose and nothing is going to fall a part, but just in case, since you can't just replace the tie-rod end, you have to buy the whole rack and pinion, so they supposedly have it on order. The dealer says if it has to be replaced after they look the car over good, that I would have to pay a $50 deductible and the warranty will cover the rest. I bought this car since I have always bought Dodge/Chrysler vehicles assuming it would be a safe family car since my wife is pregnant and due in November which is right around the corner! I have had the car less than a year and a half and have sunk more money in it then most vehicles 5 years or older. I have a little over 59,000 miles on it which when I bought it I got the extended warranty up to 75,000 miles. At the rate it's going, the car will lucky to make it that far. Safety is my main concern when purchasing a vehicle, and this car has proven to me that it is a lemon due to the front end problems and is a hazard to my family and I. please contact me with any questions you may have. I am looking forward to hearing back from you.

- Newcastle, ME, USA

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