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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,698 miles

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2005 Chrysler Sebring seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 082015


  • 63,185 miles


When you push the horn it will not turn off. I pulled the fuse out so that I would not have to deal with the horn having a mind of its own. My fix was to purchase a switch about $4-5 at the auto store and rewire the horn in on my own. It looks a little tacky, I put the switch under the turn signal, but it is far better than being in traffic or at a light and having the horn go off for 5 minutes. Straight. I never took it in but I am guessing it is an issue with the horn switch which is under the airbag. Expensive fix which is why Chrysler will never pay to fix the issue.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 042015

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. While the vehicle was parked, the driver side air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the driver side air bag was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000. Updated 7/16/15 the consumer stated the left front seat belt tensioner needed to be replaced, which was the reason, the air bag light was on. Updated 08/13/15

- Torrington, CT, USA

problem #5

Jan 012014

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
After fastening my driver side seat belt I started driving down the highway and all the sudden the seat belt light came on and then started chiming it distracted me to the point that I almost went off the road trying to refasten the belt to no avail now it chimes almost constantly and unless I hold pressure on the release side of the seat belt it won't shut off and every time I hit a bump or if I release the pressure I'm exerting on the belt connector it starts chiming again it is very dangerous because you constantly have to take your eyes and attention off the road to play with the seat belt.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 012011


  • 100,000 miles


The seat belt light/ chime lights up and sounds when driving, even though the seat belt seems to be securely buckled. Wiggling the seat belt makes the light go off. This occurs at least once per drive 90% of the time I drive the car. This causes a distraction while driving.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #3

May 152009


  • 30,000 miles
Seat belt indicator light and tone will not stop even with seat belt securely attached. This causes a major distraction when driving and also leads to uncertainly as to the air bag interconnect system. The dealer was contacted on 05/15/09 and diagnosed it as a seat belt buckle/pretensioner failure and that this was not covered by warranty and wanted to charge $500 to fix it. This is a standard safety interconnect system and should not be subject to warranty issues and should be repaired. If this is happening with this automobile, which is a very common model, then it surely is happening to others and may have already caused or is going to cause accidents and possible failure of air bag, safety belt systems as they are interconnected. This is a constant problem and the driver has tried various methods of interfering with the warning system such as locking and unlocking the safety belt, jiggling the safety belt, holding the safety belt away from the body while driving etc. This is a very dangerous situation for drivers to have to deal with as it is distracting and could also result in improper restraint in the event of an accident. Chrysler should fix this problem without question and should investigate to see if a recall is warranted. This began just over 30,000 miles and the owner contacted the dealer about 10,000 miles later when it was obvious that this problem was going to persist and there was nothing the owner could do to mitigate the problem. The dealer said it was not covered because the warranty on this item expired at 30,000. This vehicle has a 7 year, 70,000 mile drive train warranty. The vehicle, a 2005 Chrysler Sebring convertible, was purchased in 2006 from willits motors in susanville, California. Willits was purchased by susanville auto center, 530-257-5092 and that dealership has been the one the owner has been dealing with and who has refused to repair the problem unless paid the outrageous sum of $500.

- Susanville, CA, USA

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problem #2

May 112009


  • 5,700 miles
The seatbelt restraint carriage failed and has to be replaced.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 202005

Sebring 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the seat belt lights come on when I am already buckled in. For example, 8.5 miles into my commute today (1/20/05), the seat belt light came on three times over the next 1.5 miles to my destination. I was buckled in.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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