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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,548 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 steering problems

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2004 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 132013

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


I was driving down the road coming to a stop light when I noticed my car had just turned off without warning. Luckily there was a turn lane and the light was red so I didn't cause any accident. After that I took my car to see why the engine light came on and the mechanic said the code stated it had to do with the oxygen sensor. I replaced the part and the car ran ok until another time I was stopped at a light and the car turned off again. I've noticed the engine light comes on and then goes off after a couple of days. I was told I probably need to replace the intake manifold gasket which I bought but haven't replaced because someone told me about the recall of other Sebrings that had the same problem. The car was running fine and the engine light had gone off and then it happened again with no warning. I looked up and saw there have been other same complaints of the engine stalling as one is driving. The code given was H07. I am disabled and cannot afford to take a risk to drive down the road and this happen again. Please let me know where I should take my car to have the defective part replaced. I am also having problems with the driver side window coming off track and going through the rubber and I am afraid the window will shatter because it won't stop going up. I greatly appreciate any help you can give. Thank you

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #6

Jun 092015


  • 123,400 miles
Thhe stearing will lock up and belt will sqeel even when the belt is tight got worse till line blew wide open not good when having kids thank god not in car when it happen.almost lost it.this is not a normal thing ive looked alot up on this.

- Deansboro, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 012014


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while accelerating and making a left turn, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The failure recurred on several occasions when making turns. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10E059000 (suspension). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #4

May 242014

Sebring 4-cyl

  • miles


Me and my kids was leaving our house and driving down the street I rode about 5miles and then my car start to swirl then it was hard for me to steer. So I got out the car and notice my front tire had went in. And I had to have a tow truck take my car back to the house. And come to find out the ball joint had broke. But before all of this I had never receive no recall to bring my car in to get this check and I'm doing research and it states that they have had a recall on this but I never receive no information. To fix this problem. This could have been the end of me and my kids lives if I had been on the highway.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Apr 052014

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
My 2004 Chrysler Sebring lt stalled out on me in the middle of in intersection in a left turn lane. Could not get car restarted immediately and was in heavy traffic. Once I had restarted the vehicle I moved over to the shoulder where it happened again, and this also happened in a parking lot. This is dangerous. If stall would have happened 2 seconds later I would've been T-boned by a pickup truck. Upon stall the car engaged the E-brake and also lit up the following warning lights : engaged ebrake, oil, battery, and engine.

- Merrill, IA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012013

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 100,200 miles
This was a mater of severe injury and property damage and could have been death or maiming. Traveling to a normal stop at an intersection traffic light, being the first car to the light on flat pavement, the car's front passenger side lower ball joint came out of its socket and the car skidded to a halt on the pavement riding on the undercarriage of the vehicle frame with the whole tire and brake assembly dangling by the brake line hose outside the wheel well. How could Chrysler be allowed to send a faulty life safety device such as a this critical steering, suspension ball joint that human life depends on into the public for sale? I am outraged that my wife could have been killed by Chrysler's slipshod engineering and product placement. There is no doubt in my mind that if she had been on the highway traveling at a high rate of speed I would be calling a funeral parlor today to make arrangements today for her burial. She was minutes away from traveling to a higher rate of speed when she left the shopping center. Thank god the light turned red. I hope someone at NHTSA can do something about this terrible and dangerous life threatening vehicle on the roadways for the sake of sebring occupants and other vehicle occupant's who are at risk of death if nothing is done to correct the issue or banish the vehicles altogether from roadways. Three sebrings passed us while we waited for the tow truck and those people are at the same risk of death by driving those cars. Chrysler should be held responsible for their careless and negligent actions. And, they should recall all of these products to provide a safe alternative at no cost. I am out mental anguish and property. They know their business and they take the liability so they should be responsible. In am very happy my wife didn't get killed. I have all pictures of the accident if you need them. Thank you.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 052012

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 97,238 miles
After turning around in a trailer park parking lot just started going forward when the lower ball joint separated from the lower control arm causing the left front tire to collapse from under the car and disabling the steering. If this had happened on the street at normal speeds it would probably have caused a major crash.

- Clarkston, WA, USA

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