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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles

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1996 Chrysler Cirrus suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Chrysler Cirrus Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 252016

Cirrus 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles

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

My front tires feel like they are going to break off the vehicle due to the lower ball joints, steering control arm, inner and outer tie rods; accelerates all by itself. Will not lock shifter with key out of ignition. ECM is faulty because it shuts the lights off, turns engine, all lights, off. Unpredictably! seat belts do not engage when stopping. If I were to be critically injured because of malfunctioning of said vehicle" who would take responsibility of my safety and well being" this all happens while operation of vehicle. Traveling on the freeway at 55 mph. ABS malfunctions as well even when driving 15 mph.

- Homeland, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 052011

Cirrus

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Chrysler Cirrus. The contact stated that the rear lateral link fractured, causing the rear driver side tire to fold inward while driving 10 mph. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer or local mechanic for repairs or diagnostics. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Rock Springs, WY, USA

problem #4

Apr 092002

Cirrus

  • miles
Front lower ball joint broke, and front right ball joint went outwards to the ground. Dealer stated it was a problem with lateral arms.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 012001

Cirrus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When turning wheel in either direction there is a loud clicking sound, metal to metal. Vehicle has been at dealer for 4 months, replaced swaybar/ wheel bearings, and lower control arm. Did not remedy problem.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 141999

Cirrus

  • miles
Thanks to your web site the Cirrus is now at the dealers for recall (6) checks, I received a call today that while checking this vehicle the "sway bar links" are worn, cost to replace $266. I called dealer/service and was told this is a potentially dangerous situation, and if not replaced immediately could snap. I asked if this is normal for a car two years old, answer was no. I asked if they have seen any other cases of this. The answer was yes, a few. Service rep told me that prior to 1996 models this part could be greased and no problems ocurred, beginning with the 1996 model there is no way to grease this part, therefore the wearing occurs

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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problem #1

Sep 191997

Cirrus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that there is excessive road noise in the suspension, and there was problems with the steering. The dealer fixed the streering under a recall. The dealer and the manufacturer has been contacted about the suspension.

- Alamo, CA, USA

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