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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,455 miles

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1996 Chrysler Cirrus brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chrysler Cirrus Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 232004

Cirrus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

Loss of ABS when applying brakes. This happens at all levels of braking, I.e. heavy, medium and minimal braking. When loss of ABS happens, the pedal decends to the floor and a buzz/racheting noise is heard. This problem has lead to potentially 4 major accidents. To solve the loss of braking, driver has to "re-pump" the pedal after loss has occured. (no mil/scan tool code recorded).

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #10

Feb 202001

Cirrus

  • miles
ABS brakes locked up, causing vehicle to slide.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #9

Sep 012000

Cirrus

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 35mph on a highway street, and went to apply brakes and pedal went all the way to the floor. He passed the stop sign, there were no brakes. Then, as he rode down the street, three blocks later the brakes came back and the emergency brakes handle was up.

- Millbrae, CA, USA

problem #8

Jan 011997

Cirrus

  • miles

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

At 55,000 miles the ABS light came on on my vehicle's instrupment panel.upon taking same to a certified mechanic I was advised that the ABS motor was no longer working however the vehicle brakes them selves were in working order. I contacted Chrysler and was advised that my vehicle was not on the recall list as other 1996 2.5 liter Chrysler Cirrus(s) were for their ABS master cylinder piston (recall#686) and master cylinder primary piston(recall#687). At 75,000 miles I was exiting off of interstate I-95 onto I-395 when I attempted to brake for a traffic signal(red light) the ABS light which normally stayed lit constantly began to flicker/blink. While my foot was pushing the brake pedal the pedal began to pulsate and pushed up. The vehicle was unable to stop and I was headed into an intersection when I steered the vehicle into a high curb symotaniously shifting the vehicle into park to avoid colliding into any vehicles at the intersection(conway St. And I-395). The vehicle was towed to my mechanic where the front driver's side tire and wheel/rim was replaced.the mechanic advised he was unable to locate the reason forthis incident. The fuse to the ABS motor located in the fusebox under the hood was removed to ensure same incident would not occur again. I am giving you this information not for restitution but to investigate why no recall was issued for my and maybe other Chrysler Cirrus(s) vehicles. Sincerely, franklin lee adkins.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #7

Sep 041997

(reported on)

Cirrus

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes the steering wheel vibrates, cause unkown. Also, the ABS warning light illuminated, indicating malfunction. Dealer replaced the relay pump. Please give any other details.

- St Bernard, LA, USA

problem #6

Jan 091997

(reported on)

Cirrus

  • miles
ABS brakes have a tendency to fade, also grind in panic stops.

- Manassa, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 261997

Cirrus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Experienced total brake failure prior to/after recall repairs (96V075/074).

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 301996

Cirrus

  • miles
ABS brakes failed 3 times, brake pedal dropped almost to the floor and felt spongy for a little while.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 201996

Cirrus

  • miles
The master cylinder is empty because there's a crack in it which caused a complete brake failure. The pedal goes to the floor before the vehicle is stopped.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 131996

Cirrus

  • miles
ABS; the front brakes are grinding metal to metal, have to start stopping ahead of time to make sure you are going to stop, 3rd time in the shop for brakes.

- Baton Rouge, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 071996

(reported on)

Cirrus

  • miles
Equipped w/ABS brakes; when brakes are applied the pedal descends to floor then returns to normal. Problem unknown w/dealership not able to duplicate.

- Mableton, GA, USA

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