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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,858 miles

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2006 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

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2006 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 272015

Sebring 4-cyl

  • miles


2006 Chrysler Sebring. Consumer writes in regards to oil leak in vehicle engine area. The consumer stated the water pump and timing belt were replaced on January 27, 2015 after which, an oil leak developed. After two crankshaft oil seal replacements the consumer was informed the problem appeared serious enough to contact Chrysler about a further diagnosis. The consumer was able to identify a problem which resulted in a technical service bulletin identifying the problem as crankshaft end play resulting in oil seal performance and leakage. The recommended action was to install a second thrust bearing to eliminate crankshaft vibration/movement. Updated 09/21/15

- Rio Grande, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 212011

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
On July 21st I was heading home from work and the noise just occurred as soon as I was turning onto the ramp to get to the highway. I instantly took my car to Firestone where I always take my car and they did a full inspection and realized that my bushing to my motor mount went out, my motor mount was shot and my motor mount bracket was shot. This issue is very unsafe and I contacted better business bureau, Chrysler corporation, Chrysler CEO and chairman, governor rick snyder, congressman bill huizenga, and attorney general's office. There should be a recall. This has been a long time without a car and no normal human being can afford spending 600 dollars a month for a rental car when it is not the consumers problem that Chrysler doesn't make a part. Their needs to be a recall on this car. A motor mount should never go out on a car. They should be able to be found in a junk yard after a car has lasted its average life time. There needs to be recall nobody should be on a nationwide waiting list for this especially when now I am looking at having possible transmission problems later on down the road. Something needs to be done about this and I won't give up until something is.

- Comstock Park, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 032010

Sebring 4-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2006 Sebring with a 2.4L engine that has had the seals replaced twice and it still kept pouring oil. My original mechanic said there was nothing more he could do and the engine should be replaced. I was referred to anther mechanic by a friend who did a lot more work in trying to fnd out why they could not fix the oil leak. He found out that the 2005 and 2006 engines were missing a thrust bearing and so it kept pushing the crankshaft against the timing belt which pushed out the front seal. Chrysler fixed the design by adding a second thrust bearing with a new revision to the engine. After 8 weeks and $5500 of repair and rental builds, I have a new half block and it seems to be fxed. I think Chrysler should have put out a recall on these motors since there was a design flaw fixed in the new version of the 2.4L engine and short block. It is not safe to be driving a car leaking oil nor fair for consumers to eat the cost of the repair when it was an engine design error. I am paying car payments on top of having to pay for a Chrysler design flaw. Thanks for any info you can give.

- Grayson, GA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012008


  • 25,000 miles


Rough idle at start-up, check engine light goes on. Replaced ignition wires and spark plugs and continued to do it. Performed de-carbonization, and its been good so far for 2 months.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #2

Dec 252008


  • 25,000 miles
Vibration felt in steering wheel while in gear at idle. You can also see steering wheel vibrating. Check engine light does not come on. Dealer does not know what causes this.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 222009


  • 46,150 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Sebring. While driving 20 mph, the contact heard a knocking noise coming from the engine compartment. He pulled over and noticed a large amount of oil leaking from underneath the vehicle. He shut off the engine and added a quart of oil into the vehicle, which stopped the leaking. Once the vehicle was started again, the leaking returned. The dealer inspected the vehicle and stated that the crankshaft oil seal had been pushed out due to excessive play. They further stated that the vehicle needed a new engine. The manufacturer stated that they would not be responsible for the repairs. The owner believes that due to the year of the vehicle and the mileage, the failure should not be occurring. The current and failure mileages were 46,150.

- Middleton, WI, USA

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