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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,552 miles

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2004 Chrysler Sebring accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 102010

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 46,988 miles


*what happened" use as much space as you need. We own this 2004 Chrysler sebring as we purchased it new in the fall of 2004 from westborn Chrysler in dearborn. In the spring of 2005 we took a trip to Florida, and as we were getting off the freeway, at the first stop light, the car was jerking to the point that if we did not put it in park it would hit the gar in front, then it stopped. It stopped several times in that trip. We took it to the dealer; they could not diagnose anything wrong with it. We drove the car short distances since, but recently started to drive about 20 miles one way, when it started to have the same symptoms. We experience several cases of sudden stalling, jerking and sudden stops when turning. It happens when have to stop after a highway drive. In one instance it almost hit our house. We took the car to the dealer again and were told that the right downstream O2 sensor, and the harness connector have to be replaced and the fuel injector needs to be serviced. Also the power steering pump is noisy. Chrysler would pay for the parts, but we would have to pick up the labor cost of $1,103, because the car has 47,000 miles, it is so far since the warranty expired. They claim this is not covered by the 70,000 miles or 7 years warranty. It is the engine and/or transmission that are malfunctioning, but they try to find different things to give me the run around and not to cover the expenses. After all, T really thing that this will not fix the problem, this is only the effect of a different cause, that is not even found. 2. another issue is that once it rains, the carpet on the driver side is always wet. 3. a third issue, we had to replace the blower motor resistor. All common problems with these cars, as I read complaints. Why isn't Chrysler stepping up and fixing these problems"

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 232004


  • 5,667 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Sebring. Whenever she puts the convertible top down, the rear defroster does not work. She took the vehicle twice to two different dealerships to have it repaired on eight different occasions. The technician admitted that it was a manufacturing defect and repaired it free of charge. She contacted the manufacturer numerous times, but was not provided with assistance. The defroster was currently inoperative and no dealers in her area would assist her. The current mileage was approximately 105,600. The failure mileage was approximately 5,667.

- Farmingdale , NJ, USA

problem #1

May 062007

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I purchased a used Chrysler, 2004, sebring gtc convertible just this weekend. On the way home, I live some distance from the dealer, I noticed that the blower motor only operated in high speed. Upon returning home the first thing I did was log on to the internet, and discovered that many owners had this problem with all makes of sebring from 2001 to 2006. I read the technical service bulletin (tsb )for the problem, and contacted Chrysler customer service. They admitted there was a problem, but won't discuss the matter that it was defective, nor was it covered. In fact, I was informed that even if the car was brand new that Chrysler has not offered to reimburse costs or to repair this problem for the owner. The service representative raised his voice and challenged me, when I calmly informed him I would be in touch with company officials and with my state's attorney general, so that since there was a known problem with this system, but no recall. He could enforce the lemon law on this make and model for future automobile consumers. The customer service representative was rude, and very impolite---almost threatening. Also, despite my documentation, including a receipt for payment and contract, Chrysler denied the extended warranty on my vehicle.

- Sabetha, KS, USA

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