NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1995 Chrysler Sebring

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1995 Chrysler Sebring, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE IGNITION INTERLOCK NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE98001

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 07, 1998
    • Date Closed: May 29, 1998
    • Recall: no recall issued

    Component(s): Power Train

    Summary: Alleged failure of the automatic transaxle ignition interlock system either allows the ignition key to be removed when the transmission gear selector is not in the "park" position or prevents the ignition key from being removed when the transmission gear selector is in the "park, " or any other, position.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #PE98001 »

  2. SAFETY BELT CINCHING LATCH PLATE NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE02082

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 06, 2002
    • Date Closed: April 23, 2003
    • Recall: no recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts

    Summary: There are no injuries or fatalities associated with this alleged defect.while conducting this investigation, ODI found that the subject cinches meet the load bearing requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208, and that many of the reported failures were due to incorrect child safety seat installations. Additionally, the report rate is low (1.60/100K).the information available fails to establish the existence of a defect trend at this time.further allocation of Agency resources to this issue is unwarranted and the preliminary evaluation is being closed.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #PE02082 »

  3. STEERING COLUMN SEPARATION NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP03002

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 07, 2003
    • Date Closed: July 22, 2003
    • Recall: no recall issued

    Component(s): Steering:Column

    Summary: Mr. Larry a. sackey submitted a petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by letter dated April 18, 2003, requesting that nhtsafurther investigate the "defective collapsible steering shaft system" on 1987-1995 vehicles manufactured by the DaimlerChrysler corporation.in part because of 49 cfr 30120(G), NHTSA has decided to limit the scope of the petition vehicles to 1993-1995 models, excluding the 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 1994-1995 Dodge Ram series trucks that were recalled (93V210 & 96V230) for steering column failure.if the analysis of these vehicles had identified a potential problem, the scope could have been expanded in an investigation.a review of ODI's data base shows no recent complaints and a lack of a complaint trend concerning the subject issue on the subject vehicles as a whole or by individual models.therefore, the petition is denied.for details, see federal register notice volume 68, no. 130, July 8, 2003.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #DP03002 »

  4. LOWER CONTRTOL ARM BALL JOINT NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ00015

    Component(s): Suspension

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #RQ00015 »

  5. BALL JOINT NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE99008

    Component(s): Suspension

    Summary: allege failure of front ball joints may cause the driver to loose control of the vehicle as the front suspension collapses on one side.this loss of control increases the risk of a vehicle crash.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #PE99008 »

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