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

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1996 Chrysler Sebring body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 052001

(reported on)


  • miles


A frame bent unable to get an alignment.

- El Reno, OK, USA

problem #4

Oct 092000


  • miles
Water would get inside of vehicle on passenger's side when it was raining or vehicle being washed. Also, horn & cd player failed to work due to possible moisture inside of apparatus. Took vehicle back to dealer & horn/air bag was replaced.

- Republic, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 201999


  • miles
While driving at 65 mph and without prior warning, the front end frame fell down onto the tires.

- Clewiston, FL, USA

problem #2

May 031998


  • miles
Consumer experiencing ongoing problem with water leaking into the vehicle. Dealer notified and informed consumer it was normal for this condition to happen whenever the drain gets clogged up, causing the water to leak into vehicle.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 191998


  • miles
1. structure/frame/body -- water gets into the car and collects under the back seat cushion and on the floor. It has been reported to the dealer and attempts to fix have been unsuccessful. The water gets in at numerous locations and has been observed running over electrical connections and switches. There is also a concern about eventual corrosion and rust damage that could compromise the integrity of the seatbelt bolts because of the water. This problem was detected about nine months ago -- but there is no determination as to how long before that period it had been occurring. 2. brakes/shoes (pads)/rotors -- the front brake pads have had to be replaced every 6,000 - 12,000 miles since about 17,000 miles on the car. It currently has about 58,000 miles on it. The recommended Chrysler mopar pads separate and fail. They have literally fallen off of the metal holder that is a part of the brake pad, damaging the rotors as well. There is no warning that the pad is about to fall off or has been separating. Luckily, the last time it happened I was coming to a stop light and was able to control the stop and, due to the metal on metal sound when I was braking, pulled over immediately and telephoned for help. This is not only a risk while driving the vehicle, but a potential risk because I could be stranded in unfavorable locations and circumstances, without access to telephone for help. 3. rack and pinion steering -- the gear assembly, power steering was replaced in January 1998. I noticed a problem before it was completely inoperable.

- Austin, TX, USA

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