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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,469 miles

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2006 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #13

Sep 072011

Sebring

  • 27,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

In the middle of the night and then while driving, the horn will begin to blare (like someone laying on it without letting up) for 30 seconds or more. I initially took the car to my local mechanic who could not reduplicated the issue and even performed an electrical diagnostic test. One week after getting the car back from the mechanic who could not find the issue, the horn blared in the middle of the night again. I believe this is a safety issue because, this morning, I will need to deactivate the horn relay again. If the horn goes off in the middle of traffic which it has done to me before, it can cause confusion and anger. Without the horn, however, I do not have the means to alert another driver of a potential incident (example, another driver attempting to change lanes and not realizing I am in lane next to them). Also, I understand I am not the first one to complain about this exact same issue. From other complainants, I see that the horn is tied in with the airbag assembly in the steering wheel/column, so apparently the airbag is affiliated in this malfunction, again a safety issue and very expensive repair I cannot afford to make.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #12

Sep 012010

Sebring

  • 45,000 miles
Horn started going off when the car was parked in drive. Then started going off as you drive the car. The only way to stop it is to take out the fuse, which disables the airbag in the steering wheel. Both of these problems are safety issues and there needs to be a recall and Chrysler needs to be financially responsible as it seems to be a design flaw. We have been told that the airbag would have to bee removed to get to the horn contacts and this will cost upwards of $800. We live on disability due to cancer and can not afford this cost. Car was bought to get husband back and forth to cancer treatment. There are 61 complaints this same problem on the internet.

- Godley, TX, USA

problem #11

Nov 012010

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Horn goes off intermittently in cold weather. The first time it happened was at aprox 3am and again at 6am. I've had to start pulling the fuse every night. It will also randomly go off while driving. Not only is it humiliating but it is dangerous. I was shocked and very disappointed to find all the complaints on line but when I called Chrysler they had received none. People, nothing can be addressed if you don't complain to the source. Please everyone with this issue call you Chrysler Canada or us and make a formal complaint so this issue can be properly addressed. I have yet to have the issue diagnosed because it has to be a cold day and the few times I've made appointments it has warmed up in between.

- Calgary, 00, USA

problem #10

Aug 232010

Sebring

  • 32,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Sebring. While the vehicle was parked the horn began to blow on its own and turned off after approximately twenty seconds. The failure occurred numerous times and it continues to occur intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician repaired the foreign relay. The approximate failure mileage 32,000.

- Succasunna , NJ, USA

problem #9

Dec 012010

Sebring

  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2006 Chrysler Sebring that I purchased new and the horn goes off by itself all the time. It has gone off when I click the lock or unlock buttons on my keyless remote, when you open or close the door, driving down the road, starting or shutting off the vehicle, while sitting in the driveway. I can't seem to find anything in particular that will make it stop. After some investigating I have found this is a very common problem with the Sebrings and have discovered that it will cost approx. $1000 to fix it. The horn is attached to the airbag in the steering column, so the airbag has to be replaced. I have also discovered that if you pull the horn fuse, which most people are doing because they can't afford the repair, it will disable the air bag. So I feel this is a very bad safety issue. 1. the horn going off randomly and not working properly when needed. The horn has to be working properly before your car can pass the safety inspection 2. if people pull the horn fuse to stop it from going off then their air bag won't work, which isn't safe. I have found 27 complaints about this same problem on your webiste alone. Found numerous complaints on other websites. I feel that Chrysler should have to do a recall and fix this problem before someone gets hurt. I can't afford the $1000 so have pulled my horn fuse and am now driving without an airbag and horn. How safe is that?

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #8

Nov 012010

Sebring

  • miles
I own a 2006 Chrysler Sebring, the horn goes off on its own and I have to pull the fuse to get it to stop. There is no tsb or recall for this but it is a common problem.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #7

May 012007

Sebring

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2006 Chrysler Sebring horn-goes off blaring with out warning regardless if car is on or not. At first I could press hard on the steering wheel to get it to stop, now I have to pull fuse to cut it off. Finally just pulled fuse out perm. Dealership told me they could do nothing, as it did not happen when they had it. ****this is a major safety hazard as it could give other drivers mixed signals from you when goes off, causes a major distraction for you and other drivers operating in the area and most just pull fuse making the horn inoperable-great safety issue as a horn is a requirement to pass inspection if its operation was not important would not be on inspection standard and it is clear that this is design/parts issue not abuse of the vehicle by the consumer. Needs to be recalled and fixed before an accident happens.

- Goliad, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 102009

Sebring

  • 45,000 miles
2006 Sebring, also have a problem with the horn going off by itself, more so in cold weather and for at least a year. With all the other complaints this is definitely a problem that should be a recall as this can be dangerous if you are in traffic and it confuses the horns intent. Have complained but have gotten the brush off from the dealer saying they could do nothing until they heard the horn go off.

- Kamloops, 00, USA

problem #5

Jun 012009

Sebring

  • 30,000 miles
2006 Chrysler Sebring. Horn goes off at will when I'm driving or when the car is just sitting there. When I really need the horn, it will either not honk at all or get stuck and keep honking for about 3 minutes. This has been happening on and off for over a year now.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

Mar 302008

Sebring

  • 40,000 miles
At around 40K miles the horn on my 2006 Sebring started to go off without being pressed. At first it malfunctioned when I unlocked the car with the keyless remote. Then it begin doing it while driving. It doesn't just beep the horn gets stuck so I am pounding on my steering wheel trying to get it to stop. My wife was pulled over on the highway because the police thought she was driving aggressively blaring the horn at everyone. Luckily while she was explaining to the officer the problem the car has the horn went off and he saw for himself that there is a problem with this car. After several months I just had the mechanic unhook the horn, which is a huge safety hazard, because he gave me an estimate near $1000 to repair it. So its been over a year and about 20K miles that I have been driving a vehicle with no horn. My car is due for safety inspection on April 25th and it definitely wont pass without a horn, and $1000 is way too much to pay to get a horn fixed. Had I known about this site a couple years ago I would have posted a complaint then, but I guess better late than never.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 162009

Sebring 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Sebring touring. While proceeding from a traffic signal at 15 mph, the vehicle safety alarm system sounded without warning, and then deactivated. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired for the failure. Updated 1/28/10 the consumer stated when the vehicle was started, the alarm and horn would sound. Then it would start again while driving. Updated 02/03/10.

- Highpoint , NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 012009

Sebring

  • 111,000 miles
My 2006 Sebring is having horn problems again. In August of 2007, I had it in the dealer to do a warranty fix on the "air bag module", which was causing my horn to sound at odd times and prolonged durations. Now, in April of 2009 the problem has returned. This time there is no warranty coverage and the price to fix is ridiculously high. I have searched online and have found this problem to be very common with Chrysler vehicles. I think Chrysler should issue a recall on affected vehicles. A working horn is a safety requirement in many states. My state inspection is due by the end of this month and I have to have it fixed in order to legally drive in Texas.

- Dickinson, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 012007

Sebring

  • 28,000 miles
I bought my Sebring sedan in may of 2006 with 5 miles on it. For starters, I immediately had issues with the radio cutting out. I took it back to the dealership asap, and they claimed to have fixed it, but didn't. my second problem was my horn. It all of a sudden started sounding muffled, if it sounded at all. I called about that problem and they told me to bring it in. Which I would have, but over that weekend out of nowhere, my car stalled out on me without any kind of warning lights or gauges. I called a local towing company to pick it up, and they immediately told me that they could see right off the bat that I had a large hole in my oil pan, and all of the oil had probably leaked out. So I told them just to go ahead and replace it and we would go from there, thinking that would be the end of it. Unfortunately, I was wrong. After they replaced the oil pan, they soon realized that my engine had seized. So assuming the dealership would be the ones to install the new engine, I had the car towed back to my house until I confirmed things with the dealership. I also figured that because the car was barely a year old, it should be covered under my warranty. I was wrong again. So, long story a little shorter, the dealership refused to pay for any of the new engine, nor did they even give me a good price on one. Their cheapest one was pretty much the price of another mechanics most expensive. So, because I had the engine replaced somewhere else, my warranty for almost everything else was void. Since then, I have had nothing but problems out of it, and its going to break down for good soon because I cannot afford to keep up with the problems. My engine light is currently on, and has been for about 6 months, I just recently had an antifreeze leak fixed, I think there may be a transmission problem, and my horn still doesn't work. Those are just to name a few. It has been the most unreliable vehicle I have ever owned. I am actually thinking of letting the bank just take it.

- Cochranville, PA, USA

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