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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
46,982 miles

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2005 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #14

Aug 102014


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the horn activated independently. In addition, the contact stated that the horn was depressed but failed to function. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the horn and air bag needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Queensbury , NY, USA

problem #13

Jan 012015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the horn independently activated. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver side air bag and the horn switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available. MA 10/22/2015

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #12

Dec 182013


  • 105,260 miles
Horn randomly goes off, had to take the relay out to get it to stop going off at night. Only happens in the winter, when it is colder. Had to stop driving, about got ran off the road with out a horn that works. Dealer said it would be about $900 to fix. Should have been recalled years ago from all the complaints I have seen online.

- Slater, IA, USA

problem #11

Jul 092012


  • 49,682 miles


The horn just randomly goes off. To get it to stop I had to pull the fuse which also disconnects the air bag. After reading about the exact same problem by hundreds of sebring owners, I feel that Chrysler should replace the horn and air bag (Chrysler mechanic told me it was all one unit and to replace it would be over $700). This is a safety issue, not only for me but for others on the road.

- Ordway, CO, USA

problem #10

May 062011


  • 79,500 miles
Horn will start working on it's on and will not stop until fuse burns out. The only way to fix this is by replacing the driver airbag since the horn pad is inside the airbag assy. Needless to say, a vehicle without an horn will not pass inspection and since this is the only way a driver has to communicate with the surrounding drivers in case they get too close or to warn them of a danger a head, this most certainly is a safety issue. By Chrysler avoiding their responsibility for this bad design, there are a lot of people out there who are driving sebrings with no horns (since they can not afford $800 for a new airbag, which by the way is going to be no more then a temporary solution since no change in the design have been made). That posses as much as a threat on all of us who share the road with them as it does on those sebrings owners... I have to admit I'm skeptical about NHTSA making sure Chrysler make things right, but at least I'll give it a try. To see how big of a problem this is I suggest you google "Chrysler sebring horn fix". thank you. P.S there was no incident just yet, but I had to choose a date of the "* approximate incident date:" Or it will not let me go to the next page.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #9

Oct 202010


  • 63,000 miles
The horn randomly begins honking. It occationally happens as I'm driving down the road. When the car is turned off it continues honking. It occationally begins when I push the button on the remote to open the locked doors. It will then suddenly stop honking, only to start again further down the road. The only way I can get it to stop while I'm driving is to push hard on the center of the steering wheel with one hand while I steer with the other hand. This is a major safety hazard. I took it to the local repair shop. The mechanic told me that the problem is a switch in the steering wheel that controls the horn and the air bag. The switch costs around $500 and labor will cost about $500 more. Since I can't afford to pay that now, the technician suggested I remove the relay for the horn. He told me that would stop the horn from honking, but also disable the air bag. So now I am driving without a horn and without an airbag. This is also a major safety concern.

- Amery, WI, USA

problem #8

Nov 242009


  • 96,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring touring (N/a). The horn would suddenly sound off when the vehicle was turned off; the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where they replaced the horn but the failure continued. The manufacturer had not been notified. The failure mileage was approximately 96,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

May 242010


  • 90,000 miles
I have had to disconnect the horn on my 2005 Sebring, because it was going off anytime anywhere and it was causing huge problems for me. It just started for no reason one day. Does so randomly with no warning. It does this when I am parked or driving, makes no difference. It"S been doing this for months. The temporary fix was just to have it disconnected, but then I am left without a horn. The estimates to fix it are quite pricey. I have been informed that the horn is made with the wires too close. If you tap on it when it?S going off it will stop beeping. I can't believe this is not covered under warranty.... the horn is a safety feature of the car and if there is an electrical problem or whatever with it shouldn't there be a recall on this" I have spoken to Chrysler and they have denied fixing this saying that my car is no longer covered under warranty since it is over 3 years old.

- Ravena, NY, USA

problem #6

Apr 052010


  • 28,300 miles
2005 Chrysler Sebring has problems with horn going off while driving or while parked in driveway. Can lead to road rage and/or unsafe driving conditions while trying to get horn to stop blowing. Widespread problem from postings on the internet of others experiencing the same problem.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 152009


  • 28,000 miles
-the contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated the horn engaged on its own when the vehicle was not in operation. The loud noise sounded for a period of 45 seconds. The failure occurred spontaneously. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician was unable to locate the problem. The failure continued to occurr. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,000.

- Hilo, HI, USA

problem #4

Jul 172009


  • 33,000 miles


The horn on my 2005 Chrysler sebring gtc convertible started honking intermittently six times during the past 2 months. It is a safety issue, at least to me, that when the horn starts honking in heavy traffic on the freeway that not only am I distracted trying to shut the thing up but everyone around me is alarmed because a honking horn signals danger. I have taken out the fuse for the horn, so now I do not have a horn but that is preferable to repairing the problem or having a horn. I read on the internet others with the exact same problem and it seems no one is really sure how to handle it as there were different 'fixes' and some didn't work.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 162008


  • miles
Horn goes off when door is opened, or when driving. Have to beat the horn to turn this off. I smell an hot electronic smell. This is the 3rd time it has happened.

- Pittstown, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 222007

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The horn will not stop blowing, I will be driving & the horn will go off until I beat the steering wheel to turn it off, it has scared several drivers & upset several drivers as well. It also went just sitting in the driveway waking up the neighbors. I have taken the car to the dealership & am being told it is something within the airbag & needs to be replaced, @ my cost not covered in the extended warranty. I have heard of a few other complaints of the same thing. It is a costly procedure & something I can not afford, this is a somewhat new car, I shouldn't have to pay for this, it sounds like a manufacuring issue.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 242007

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
When driving my 2005 Chrysler sebring conv/GT the horn started blowing. I had to repeatedly punch the steering wheel until it stopped. It has happened several times. Took it to the dealer, and they told me it wasthe air bag, and it was not covered by extended warranty. They want $750. 00 to fix the problem. I have no horn, except when it wants to work, and no airbag in a gray 2-door convertible - scary. The carwas unsafe to drive.

- Runnemede, NJ, USA

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