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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,238 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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2004 Chrysler Sebring cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2004 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 182011

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 86,700 miles


The contact owns a 2004 chrylser Sebring. The contact stated while driving 25 mph the warning light illuminated indicating the vehicle was overheating. The vehicle was driven to a mechanic who replaced a heating element. The dealer was not notified of the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and gave her the NHTSA number to file a complaint but offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 86,700. Updated 9/13/11 updated 10/28/11

- Springville, UT, USA

problem #4

Nov 272008


  • 78,000 miles
Car cold stalls, stalls when at traffic lights, engine shakes violently, brakes squeal an grind, when starting car floods itself and cannot be turned on for a few hours, had an accident at 44-50 mph and airbag did not deploy, gears stick and do not come out of gear at times:insurance was called at time of accident and said no reason could be identified as to why airbag did not deploy. Car has had new brakes every 3-4 months, brand new cooling system, tune-up, oil change every 2500-3000 miles, dealership updated software, cold start stalling problem could not be duplicated, check engine light keeps coming on and off and no problems found at auto shop. I contacted the dealership and they informed me that since the car was used they were not going to and could not do anything about it and refused to check anything out or even listen to my concerns. I have researched and there have been many complaints on this model of vehicle doing all of these things. Since the first initial time of problem problems have continued. Car is at 96,000 miles but has left me strandeded since and keep having to replace parts.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 302007

Sebring 6-cyl

  • miles
I had a problem with my thermostat overheating in 2007. The car was only a little over two years old. I purchased the car brand new in 2004 and started having problems with it two years later. Then the engine had a tapping noise in it and the car started going down hill after that point.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 072005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,488 miles
The contact stated transmission failed after owning the car for one year. She called the dealer and the manufacturer, and because she did not have a warranty, no one will do anything about it. The cooling system malfunctioned shortly after she bought the car. Then, the following year, the engine went out. The labor will be $2,000 and the parts will cost $5,000. When she bought the car it had 28,838 miles on it. Currently, it has 51,488 miles on it.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 202004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I have a 2004 Sebring with an intermittent problem with engine surging, dying, reving up while driving at slow speeds. The dealer has tried several fixes without solving the problem, they can't duplicate the concern so they say there is no problem. I have found 19 complaints on this website that share the same concern. If you have one of these problem cars, lets compare notes.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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