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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,471 miles

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1996 Chrysler Sebring brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #17

Jan 051999

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

Drivers side window, electrical issues, ABS, drivers side window has been repaired by dealer 4 times. Still not fixed, leaks water, electrical issues with door locks and lights coming on and off, and lighter also previously repaired, still a problem, brakes and rotors must be changed once a year, leaks oil. Minor accident a few years ago due to suspected brake issues however, this happened a couple of years ago and too late to prove what I know.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #16

Nov 082001

Sebring

  • miles
Cable connecting gas pedal to engine frayed and stuck at full throttle. Brakes did not work. Was traveling in rush hour traffic at full speed two times. The first time repeated stomping on the gas pedal and brake pedal and throwing the car into neutral unjammed it after a couple of minutes. The second time also in rush hour traffic these efforts did not help. I wove in and out of traffic until I got to an off ramp, and luckily was able to get through the traffic light at the intersection at the off ramp and onto a sidestreet where I put it into neutral and landed it like an airplane on a landing strip with the brakes smoking and the engine screaming and the car glided to a stop. Was told the cable had unwound like a frayed piece of rope and stuck inside the cable connecting the pedal to the engine.

- Eastpointe, MI, USA

problem #15

Jan 012000

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS light illuminated, dealer has replaced the ABS modulator 2 times and it has only lasted for 2 years.

- Central Square, NY, USA

problem #14

Jan 011997

Sebring

  • miles

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

Excessive wear of rotors and pads within every three months. Rotors would be turned or replaced, alongs with replacing brakes pads. Dealer / manufacturer were notified. Dealer replaced/repaired rotors and pads on the frist two occasions. All expenses went to the consumer. Feel free to provide further details.

- Bangor, PA, USA

problem #13

Jun 011998

Sebring

  • miles
After replacing head gasket, I now have rust deposits in the radiator fluid. The window in back falls with a thump when put down, and the brakes constantly squeak. My dealer told me there was a national back order on head gasket replacement parts, and that he had a whole parking lot waiting to be repaired.

- Hillsborough, NC, USA

problem #12

Nov 041999

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle down hill throttle cable broke, causing the accelerator pedal to not return to idle and the brakes did not work. The driver had to downshift into low gear and use the emergency brake to stop. Dealer has vehicle.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #11

Sep 121999

Sebring

  • miles

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

The vehicle had remained stuck on cruise control. It kept on accelerating. Had applied brakes; vehicle did not slow down. Relaxed on brakes & vehicle accelerated again. Had worn brakes out. At side of road & turned vehicle off & disengaged cruise control. Restarted vehicle & had no brakes. Used emergency brakes. Had vehicle towed to dealer.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #10

Sep 211999

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
The brakes would keep locking up whenever they are applied. Vehicle would shake. Been to dealer & entire braking system was replaced. One month later, problem had started over again.

- W. Orange, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jul 291999

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
ABS brakes aren't working.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #8

Jun 251999

(reported on)

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When windows are rolled up, either front or back window will get caught behind the other, not allowing the occupants to exit. Manufacturer has been notified. Windows leak, brakes make noise and sometimes feel like they catch, electric mirrors inoperative, water standing in the drivers rear taillight cover, alarm system inoperative. Nlm

- Ft Gibson, OK, USA

problem #7

Dec 201998

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving applied brakes and nothing happened, vehicle went into a spin, hit a stone wall. Police report stated vehicle had no brakes. Fluids checked okay. Dealer contacted and does not accept responsibility for the incident.

- Ridgewood, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jun 011997

Sebring

  • miles
No summary provided by consumer

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 011997

Sebring

  • miles
Anti lock brakes before/after recall repair.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 241997

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle hit another car in the rear and totaled the veihcle and neither air bag deployed. The dealer said that the body sensor had been pushed back 2-21/2 feet.a lso the dealer said that there was no air code in the computer system.

- Pittsburg, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 301997

Sebring

  • miles
Weather was rainy & road wet, driving about 25mph; started applying brakes & pedal went to floor; happens on dry roads also. Took to dealer & said brakes fine; could not find anything. Manufacturer said to try another dealer.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 261996

Sebring

  • miles
Driving vehicle about 35mph & started to apply brakes; heard loud popping noise; after leaving toll booth, another vehicle cut off Sebring; hit brakes hard, heard popping sound; brakes didn't catch; went into spin & hit retainer wall, front end came up & smashed windshield; seat belt came unlatched upon impact; air bag did not deploy.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 181997

Sebring

  • miles
While driving on three seperate occasions on or about 15 mph, trying to come to a complete stop brakes failed. Manufacturer was contacted. There was an inspection on the vehicle, the manufacturer could not duplicate the problem, but the connection was tightened.

- Brandywine , MD, USA

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