Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: After a horrific run of complaints and headaches, Chrysler introduced its 3rd generation Sebring starting with the 2007 model year. While there was a bit of complaint carryover, things eventually settled down and in 2009 the Sebring became one of the least complained about cars we have on record that model year. I know, it shocks us too.

If you’re shopping for a used car you could do better than a 2009 Sebring. But the fact of the matter is you could also do worse. A lot worse. And for that reason we gave this car our “Seal of Pretty Good.”


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Chrysler Sebring electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 082016


  • 28,900 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Sebring. While driving 15 mph, the driver side window became inoperable and fell inside the driver side door without warning. The window failed to roll back up. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the window regulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Approximately six weeks later, the passenger side window became inoperable. The vehicle was taken back to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the window regulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,900. Updated 05/26/16

- Bradenton Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 162015

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The 2009 Chrysler Sebring horn starts to blow at all hours and I have to go out and hit the horn pad on the steering wheel. I had it go off in traffic and almost had a guy in a road rage situation until I told him what happens to the horn. This should be a recall for safety for sure. I see where there are many more complaints on the internet.

- Export, PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 222015


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, there was smoke coming from the interior lights. A police/fire report was not filed. There were no injuries reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 132014

Sebring 4-cyl

  • miles


Ignition does not stay in position. It can move to acc or on position when car is started. Since it can be freely movable if the car is involved in an accident chances are the air bags may not deploy if key ignition not kept in on position. I called local dealer since this particular model is not on recall then I would have to pay to have it fixed. Other models from Chrysler are already on recall and this model needs to be added to it for the consumers.

- Hope Mills, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 142013

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
My wife was driving her 2009 Chrysler Sebring at approximately 55 miles per hour when all the indicator lights in the instrument cluster all began to flash erratically. The car began to loose power and then stalled while she was trying to remain in control. She was eventually able to get the car to the side of the road in a area that has barely any shoulder to stop on with much effort since no power makes a car with power steering very difficult to drive. It took another 15 minutes to get it restarted all while many cars whizzed by at high speed, with greatly diminished power as the power train did not know if it was coming or going. It limped back to our house stalling again in our driveway. We called Chrysler and made appointment to have it taken to neuwirth Chrysler in wilmington nc for diagnosis and repair. Tom chappell, called us and relayed the following, the power train module was faulty and needed to be replaced. He also told us that this part was on Chrysler's national back order and we could not expect delivery until May 5, 2014. If you notice today's date is 21 November 2013. That is almost 6 months from now. This car is not safe to drive and should not be driven. I have since spoken to the general manager at neuwirth Chrysler and he agrees that the car should not be driven and that the dealership is trying to intercede with Chrysler corporation on our behalf to get a rental car and something in order to alleviate this situation. The general manager cautioned that all he our anyone at neuwirth could do was "yell and jump up and down" on our behalf, but the final authority would the Chrysler corporation in Michigan. Chrysler corporation maintains it is safe to drive for the next 6 months. Please help this car should be recalled.

- Southport, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 012010


  • 1,100 miles
I have a 2009 Chrysler Sebring that I bought new on 8=10=2009. I have had multiple problems with the safety sensors and warning lights going off. The car loses power and stalls. I have taken it in for repairs 4 times with the last time being 09-02-10 the dealership pulled the tranny to put in a new "sensor module" within 24 hours it is doing the same thing and now the starter grinds and has a mind of its own and wont stop turning over....called the Corp and they said sorry it is a holiday get a hold of your dealer.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

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