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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,292 miles

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2007 Chrysler Sebring brakes problems

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #18

Sep 262012

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle continued to accelerate. The emergency brake was engaged in order to stop the vehicle. The contact was able to resume driving cautiously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the rear and front brakes were replaced. The rotors were resurfaced. Also, the technician informed the contact that the tie rods were faulty; however were not replaced at that time. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000. Updated 11/14/12

- Grosse Ponte Shore , MI, USA

problem #17

Dec 022011


  • 84,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact was driving 20 mph when the brakes failed when applied. The ABS warning light illuminated during the failure. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 84,500 and the current mileage was 84,643.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #16

Oct 012009


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated while having the vehicle serviced by an independent mechanic, she was informed that the brakes, rotors, and calipers all needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure had since recurred every two months. The vehicle will be taken back to the repair shop where the brakes, rotors, and calipers would be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 70,000.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #15

Jul 232009


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that on numerous occasions, the brakes would fail. The dealer made repairs to the brakes but to no avail. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #14

Mar 142001


  • 59,500 miles
Multiple issues with this vehicle. The latest one is the most serious. A faulty ABS sensor cause the brakes to operate abnormally. The ABS light may come on then go off and (periodically goes on and off). Regardless of the light status, the ABS system randomly engages and does not allow the vehicle to stop in a safe manner. The ABS when engaged resists the driver from apply pressure to the brake pedal. The result is the car not stopping. Luckily I was going slow and there was no one around other wise there would have been an accident. The ABS light came on, resisted my braking force then went off and allow the brakes to engage as anticipated. The roads were normal, dry and free of debris/ loose fill. This happened twice over two days. On the second day I parked the car and let it sit until it's service date. The service department diagnosed a faulty sensor with code C1044. They said it was due to rust. First this is a 2007 car, second if rust on a sensor is going to inhibit normal braking then the part is defective and or the design is defective. I was lucky some one else is not going to be. ABS is designed to pump the brakes under certain conditions. I'm sure normal driving at 25 mph on a dry normal surface isn't one of them. Even if the ABS fails the operator should still be able to stop the car by applying manual force to the brake petal. This failure does not allow effective use of the brakes! second issue is the lights (both interior and exterior dimming) with audible surges in the climate control blower. The dealer says this is due to my remote starter even though this issue has been occurring well before the remote starter was involved. Third issue is the rear window repeatedly coming out of track there were other issues with the brakes rotors warping and brake light coming on, gas cap light coming on, tire sensors

- Kingston, PA, USA

problem #13

Sep 012010

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My airbag light comes on intermittently. Sometimes it blinks off and on a few minutes at a time as I drive for as long as I'm driving. Other times, it will stay on for 30 minutes or so continuously, then stay off. Or, I can go days without it coming on. I'm afraid it's going to either deploy for no reason while I'm driving and cause an accident, or not deploy if do have an accident. My brake lights come on almost every time I stop at a light. I have had the brakes checked by a mechanic, and they couldn't find anything wrong with them. My driver's side window has occasionally begun "sticking". usually it is when I have rolled it down, it does not want to roll back up. My car is out of warranty, so I have not paid to have it hooked up to the computer at the dealership to see if there are any error codes. These have all started happening in the last three months, and are steadily getting worse.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #12

Jan 012010

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


2007 Chrysler Sebring, this has been an ongoing problem that has resulted in numerous trips to the mechanic. I have a constant vibration while driving the vehicle from speeds around 50-70+ mph. Whatever the vibration is can be felt throughout the passenger compartment as if your sitting in a massage chair. This problem is also causing the brake rotors to warp and fail (safety safety) issue. I am on my fourth set of rotors, third set of brake pads, and third set of tires. In addition I have replaced the hub bearings as well. All by the recommendation of various mechanics. I am afraid that since most of my time in my vehicle is on the interstate that I will have a complete failure at high speeds. The Chrysler dealer doesn't care about the issue they only want you to keep coming back paying the outrageous labor rates. One repair shop all but told me to stop coming. This vehicle has a serious safety issue that needs to be addressed by Chrysler. This problem is on going and I have to deal with it everyday, cause no one can fix it. When the rotors warp the vehicle is hard to control while braking.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #11

Sep 132010

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Letter from senator brown on behalf of constituent regarding issues with his 2007 Chrysler Sebring )dot/I#2010-1253-respond to cleveland, oh office the consumer stated he was unable to shift the gear out of park. The ABS light illuminated and stayed on and the brakes would not work until the vehicle was driven about a block. He had to drive very slow until the brakes engaged.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #10

May 312010


  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that on May 31, 2010, while attempting to park the vehicle, she applied the brakes but the vehicle would not stop and crashed into a building. The vehicle was towed to repair facility. There were no injuries. There was no police report filed. The contact spoke with the dealer who stated that she should send in the report for the failure. The current and failure mileages were approximately 46,000.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #9

Mar 072009


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact was driving approximately 70 mph on an incline with the cruise control activated. An opposing vehicle pulled in front of the him and suddenly, pressure was applied to the brake pedal, followed by no power response or movement of the pedal. The driver applied excessive force to the brake pedal, and the cruise control disengaged. The vehicle was able to resume in operation. The failure occurred whenever traveling on an incline. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The brake booster was replaced after additional testing was performed. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Lyndonville, VT, USA

problem #8

Mar 192009


  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the brake warning light would illuminate periodically. She was also unable to shift to any gear due to transmission failure. The vehicle had not been inspected nor repaired at the time of the complaint. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and the transmission was repaired. She had not spoken with the manufacturer to-date. The current mileage was approximately 46,500. The failure mileage was approximately 35,000.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #7

Jan 152009


  • 19,000 miles
When braking moderately, the front wheels shimmy and cause the steering wheel to vibrate so badly that you can not hold on to it. Could cause loss of control and an accident. It does not happen when braking lightly or hard unless you had already been braking moderately. Took vehicle to dealer and was told it was caused by warped rotors and since this was a component of the brake system, it was only covered by warranty for 12 months/12,000 miles. The vehicle had been in service for 17 months and had 19,000 miles on it. This could be a real safety hazard. I would think the warranty would cover the rotors, calipers, and brake lines but not the disk pads or shoes. Rotors should not warp in 17 months or 19,000 miles.

- Butler, OH, USA

problem #6

Jun 272009


  • 5,000 miles
Intermittent ABS and traction control warning light illuminate during drive pavement conditions. Have taken this to dealership and they say this is normal. Found real notice (campaign 06V493000). Apparently they still can not get this corrected with this recall. The dealership has had this vehicle twice for the same problem. When this happen the ABS engages and it almost pulled me off the road it was braking so hard!

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #5

Jan 122009


  • 44,751 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle shakes. The brakes fail to work properly and feel as if they are tapping on something when the pedal is depressed. When the contact turns the vehicle, there is a rubbing sensation. In addition, the cruise control does not work. The contact could not control the vehicle because it accelerated on its own. The ABS light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact received a recall notice for the tire pressure monitoring system and electrical connectors and the vehicle was repaired. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not under warranty due to the recall that was issued. The vehicle will only be repaired at the contact's expense. The vehicle was diagnosed as having electrical failure. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The failure mileage was 44,751 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Lake Worst, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 152008


  • 15,000 miles
I own a 2007 Chrysler Sebring bought new in Oct 2007. I have been having a constant vibrating problem with the braking system and/or tires since May 2008 and I did not know my brake system was covered under warranty up to 18,000 miles so I took it a Firestone dealer. At the time I had 15,000 on my Sebring and they told me that my brakes were wearing down due to my rotors eating my brad pads and I would need them to be resurfaced. So I paid out of pocket $120 to have them resurfaced and continued to have the same problem then when I had time I took my vehicle to the dealer in August 2008 and they informed me that I would need new rotors and brakes because Firestone did not properly put the brakes back on or something with the braker slider bridge. Well come to find out from the manager at Firestone, that my rotors should not have to be replaced at such low mileage and it is a manufacturers defect from the Chrysler corporation. Well I had to have them replaced because I work an hour away from my home and depend on my vehicles liability. I could not stand driving 2 hours everyday with constant vibration. So I paid $288 to have my rotors replaced and Firestone was kind enough to throw in the brakes for free. Well here it is October 18, 2008 and I am still having the same exact problem. I called Chrysler corporation and informed them of my problems and they just do not seem to care. I have been the route of the dealer and I keep getting the run around. Well when I step on my brake my vehicle sounds like it is revving up as in acceleration but still slows down, when I make left had turns I hear a clunk in the steering column and that has not been addressed because apparently there is nothing wrong with it. I am afraid that one day my brakes may fail when I am driving and I have 2 small children to be concerned about. I need this constant problem resolved.

- Horseheads, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 212008


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. When the contact depressed the brake pedal, she sporadically heard a loud squeaking noise accompanied by vibration. She took her vehicle to an authorized dealer and they stated that she needed to replace the brake shoes because it had excessive wear. The vehicle has not been repaired. She is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 15,000.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 022007


  • miles
2007 Chrysler Sebring sedan customer states that the car started smoking and was taken to the dealership and the car caught on fire in front of the dealership* the consumer the tires and the cruise control switch were replaced. The brakes were not grabbing and the pedal would go to the floor. The cd player would not eject the cd's. the cooling fan caught on fire.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 242007

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle failed to stop when the emergency brake was applied. The contact is also experiencing suspension failure. Whenever she drives over a pothole or a bump in the road, the vehicle shakes. The dealer stated that they are unable to inspect they vehicle until July 5th. The dealer advised her to read the owner's manual and that the failure should work itself out. The current and failure mileages were 500. Updated 08/29/07.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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