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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,204 miles

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2008 Chrysler Sebring electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #52

Aug 312016


  • miles


Car has stalled while driving 4 times in the last week that we have owned it. Took it to dealer to get looked at and it is the tipm that costs $1000 to fix.

- Tipp City, OH, USA

problem #51

Aug 022016


  • 30,300 miles
Passenger window exploded in the door while touching control button for window to open to ask directions. Had to travel by myself to Mexico 300 miles away and had to drive all the way back to las vegas with no window. The driver's side window did the same exact thing last summer in 2015. Called fca customer assistance center everyday for a week now and they told me my case was being escalated to a case manager. They would not help me. All I want is for Chrysler to pay for the repair of my defective window. I called 1-800-992-1997. They call themselves fca customer assistance center. They were a waste of my time and effort. Last window on driver's side did the very same thing. I want satisfaction!!! I want the window repaired by chyrsler on them as I repaired my last window blowout. Can any one suggest some help as I really need it today and even last week? I'm afraid of driving my own car. Chyrslers should either bring their windows up to new standards (electrically) or not sell any to people who live in the desert. They are not safe!!! this car is always garaged and has low mileage as I worked close to home. What's this world coming to" who's out there to help me" chyrsler sure is not!!! only god!!!!!!!!! I stopped for directions on this last window explosion, but the other window I was driving to the hospital without stopping.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #50

Mar 132016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. While driving 80 mph, another vehicle driving at a high rate of speed sideswiped the contact's vehicle. The impact caused the contact's vehicle to spin around in the opposite direction, facing two semi-trucks. The contact's vehicle stalled without warning. The contact made numerous attempts to restart the vehicle, but the gears were extremely difficult to shift and the vehicle suddenly reversed down a ravine. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop and was inspected by the insurance company. A police report was filed. The contact sustained head, neck, back, and knee injuries that required medical treatment. The vehicle was taken to the dealer more than three times, but they could not repair the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #49

Jun 012016


  • 176,000 miles


The dash lights go on and off randomly. An easy search on google shows this to be a design flaw with thousands of consumers affected. This should be an immediate recall to replace the 12 volt inverter which is flawed.

- West Point, VA, USA

problem #48

May 222016


  • miles
Had my car going on a year and I have made my trips to NY in August of 2014 a week after I purchased the car and going to mi may of this year and once I turn my headlights off I lose all dash lights when I turn them back on. Had to use my phone for light just to see my speed. Doesn't happen all the time just the 2 times so far when I took my trips from nc N back

- Hazel Park, MI, USA

problem #47

Jan 122016


  • 105,503 miles
I bought the car 1/02/2016 2 weeks later I am in motion I put my foot on the brake at a red light it takes off on its own, cuts off when I make a stop

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

problem #46

Mar 152016


  • 12,500 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, there was excessive hesitation and the vehicle responded as it would stall. There was no warning indicators illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently, when driving 65 mph or greater. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V152000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 12,500.

- Alamo, TX, USA

problem #45

Mar 022016


  • 76,000 miles
This car has a faulty totally integrated power module (tipm). This caused several problems including: The car stalling suddenly while driving at about 50 mph on a straight road, the horn going off intermittently and uncontrollably both while the vehicle was stationary and while it was moving, and a check engine light that would not clear. I replaced the faulty tipm at my own expense and it resolved all these problems. Chrysler has issued recalls for tipms, but they have never recalled the 2008 Sebring. I have the original, faulty tipm out of the Chrysler that I can send for testing and verification.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #44

Dec 012014

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
My father owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring limited. Around the year 2014 and 70,000 miles, the car started to act like it was possessed. Radio, hazard lights, interior lights would turn on all by themselves. My father took it to the dealer. They told him that the radio stayed awake while the car was turned off and that this was causing a draw on the battery. They told him he could replace the radio for $900 or just pull the fuse. This would cure the problem. However, the battery was trash and it cost him over $300 to replace. The knew battery didn't last a year. They replaced the battery B/C it was still under warranty. However, now they said, that after the test performed a draw test, there was an intermittent draw of 1 amp or more at times. They couldn't isolate the circuit and that it seemed to be something internal to tipm causing issue. They said they could replace for $765 but would have to recheck, and couldn't guarantee that would fix the problem. They recommend that he should just drive the car to keep the battery charged. I would like to learn more about this class action vs. Chrysler. You can contact me at this email or call me at 978-609-3005 thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #43

Jun 302015


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled and the tpm warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 08V152000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #42

Sep 162015


  • 152,178 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle on the first attempt. The contact stated that the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was diagnosed; however, the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The dealer was notified, but did not offer a remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 152,178.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #41

Sep 022015


  • 58,862 miles
After a few days of the windows not operating properly and the car hesitating at times during acceleration, it would not start after being parked for an hour. The vehicle was towed and it was diagnosed as the tipm was not working and that it had been supplying continuous power to the fuel pump and the wires were burned! this certainly sounds like a fire hazard. This repair cost over $1000 with $677.50 being for parts. I see that Jeep have been recalled and there are other similar complaints about the tipm for vehicles. Why is this not a recall item?

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #40

Aug 032015


  • miles
My 2008 chyrsler seabring engine stop on highway and steering wheel lock. The reason why is a chyrsler defected part (tipm) which is total intergrated power module. Chyrsler have a lawsuit on them about this problem. My car is at the dealer for repair. Cost $1100 which I have to pay. This problem should be fix for free under recall. Also horn blowing, door window moving, trunk opening, interior light not coming on. It would help I you could contact the dealer concerning my issue. Contact information: Ginn Chrysler Jeep Dodge,5190 us-278, covington Georgia 30014,770-786-2271 tim dabney (business manager) zack thackston (service advisor ).

- Covington , GA, USA

problem #39

Jul 152014


  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while making a turn, the engine stalled. The contact was able to maneuver off the road. The contact discovered that the key was turned to the off position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #38

May 152015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the TPMS warning lamp flashed and remained lit. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer more than twice, but they were not able to diagnose and repair the vehicle. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V152000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The failure mileage was not available.

- Avon, IN, USA

problem #37

Dec 152014

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
I first noticed the light in the analog click go out, then the light in the shifter and overhead lamp. Most importantly is my power locks stopped working. I purchased a 5 batteries for my remote key and when that didn't work I purchased a new set of keys. The horn and lights would sound but the locks would not lock. I have to manually lock my doors and I'm unable to access my trunk unless I crawl in from the back seat and hit the release. I've had several people look over my car and I no one can figure this out. I finally started researching and I see several recalls but because my car was not built in a certain time and location I'm not qualified for the recalls unless I pay out of my own pocket. I can't even trade it in and get a good enough price due to these malfunctions. I will by no means trust Chrysler or Dodge vehicles.

- Alice, TX, USA

problem #36

Oct 142014


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while in park, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact also stated that the vehicle hesitated to start. In addition, the headlights and windshield wipers failed to activate. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #35

Oct 012010


  • 30,000 miles
Car has 50,000 miles on it. This has been a problem for years. The ignition switch sticks when car is started and you have to manually turn it back to on so starter will disengage. When I heard of recall recently on other models I was surprised this car hadn't been included.

- Southborough, MA, USA

problem #34

Mar 062012


  • 86,000 miles
When I am driving and it is raining or has rained or if the car is wet there is an issue with the car skipping/ stalling out when you accelerate. This only occurs when the car is wet. It has cut completely off at an intersections before. This usually happens with speeds less than 40 mph or you can hear and feel it pulling/ when driving at higher speeds. I thought it was the spark plugs going bad and had them replaced that they did not fix the problem. This is dangerous because you are not able to determine when it will stall out/skip. I have taken it to the dealership on numerous occasions and they could not determine what the problem could be. Or state no problem found. This has gone one for two years.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #33

Apr 172014


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle resumed normal operation once it was turned off and restarted. The failure occurred multiple times. In addition, the windshield wipers activated independently and the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Rutland , VT, USA

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