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10.0

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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Chrysler Cirrus engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chrysler Cirrus Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 242001

Cirrus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 40 mph there was a loud clanking sound, engine revved. Stepped on gas, engine died. Tried to restart vehicle, would not start. Took vehicle to dealer, who found distributor had gone out.

- Brookfield, IL, USA

problem #6

Mar 031999

(reported on)

Cirrus

  • miles
Several times when I applied the brakes in stop and go traffic, at a speed of about 5 to 10 miles per hour, as I was pushing down the brake pedal, the engine would suddenly increase its speed. In order to stop I had to apply a great deal of pressure to the brake, or put the car into neutral. In a few seconds the engine speed would decrase on its own. I did not have my foot on the gas while I was braking.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 121996

Cirrus

  • miles
While driving about 40 mph without prior warning the vehicle just stopped and would'nt start back up. Contacted dealer, and they determined the iac motor had to be replaced. The vehicle started having more problems, and now they are replacing the engine.

- Gardena, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 141996

Cirrus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Cruise control failed.

- Goleta, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 091996

Cirrus

  • miles
The vehicle was in motion and the consumer applied force to the brake pedal and the vehicle suddenly accelerated.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 311996

Cirrus

  • miles
During a road trip the consumer had to turn the car off in order to turn the cruise control off.

- Lake Bluff, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 191995

Cirrus

  • miles
Vehicle failed to slow down after releasing the accelerator pedal.

- Manalapan, NJ, USA

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