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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Chrysler Sebring transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


Problems started even before the first payment was due. The transmission was replaced twice and still jolts when driving and slips out of gear. On the third occasion I was told by the service manager that it is normal for the sebring's drive that way and it was not fixed. Over time the fuel pump has been replaced three times and still has the same problem. The roof has leaked. The doors shake. Automatic windows do not work properly. Both front seats do not lock into place. The key is difficult to remove on occasion. I have had two alignments done but the front end shakes when driving and has a rubbing/grinding noise. The car has 43,000 miles and I consider it unsafe and unreliable for long distances.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 242005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The shift interlock on the vehicle was stuck. The consumer was unable to drive the vehicle. The manufacturer offered no assistance.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 232003

(reported on)

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There were problems with the wheel bearing and brake caliper bolts falling out. (it was a new vehicle) the manufacturer was contacted by mail and the consumer had no response. The dealer was contacted and stated there was no explanation as to why this happened to the vehicle. There was a humming noise coming from the front end and the transmission had become inoperative.

- Wilsonville, AL, USA

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