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10.0

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

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1996 Chrysler Sebring brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 182001

Sebring

  • miles

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

When brakes are applied front end will vibrate. Please provide additional information.

- Marion, SC, USA

problem #10

Oct 112001

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had so many problems with this car. The car looks very nice on the outside but has many issues on the inside. This car has cost me a fortune since my warranty went out at 75,000 miles. I have replaced brakes, rotors, and drums almost every year. This is very costly (over $350 every time). My transmission failed on me twice, once under warranty and the other without a warranty. I spent over $1,000 for repairs to replace a gasket, O-ring, and transmission pump. My O2 sensor failed twice. When I try to adjust my mirrors with the button on the driver side, the mirrors won't respond at all. I constantly hear a knocking noise from the engine. The service advisors at the dealership continue to tell me that Chrysler cars sounds like that. That's normal. All the tings I have shared with you are just some of the things I have experieced. In my opinion, this car will put you in a bad financial situation. It's not worth the trouble. I traded mine for a more reliable car (a german car).

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #9

Jan 011997

Sebring

  • miles
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 #8

Sep 211999

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles

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

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 #7

May 021997

Sebring

  • miles
Rotors keep wrapping about every 5,000 to 6,000 miles

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #6

Feb 101999

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
Front rotors require resurfacing every 3000 to 5000 miles. Car was purchased used with 24,000 miles. Front rotors had to be resurfaced shortly after purchase and again 4000 mile later. Local dealer (not one listed above) was questioned on cause and if any recalls were in effect. Dealer had no cause and suggested the rotors be replaced. Rotors were replaced with after market components at approximatly 39,000 miles. The rotors now require resurfacing to eliminate pulsating brakes. I'm frustrated with the cost and time I have to invest. I'm also concerned that others may not have their brakes repaired and be left with ineffective brakes.

- Athens, AL, USA

problem #5

Apr 151997

Sebring

  • miles

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

Vehicle has been leaking oil for more than a year. Dealer told that engine head gasket has a leak. Also, the brake rotors and pads are being changed every five months, there is no warning signs the brakes would suddenly begin to grind. In addition, the convertable top has been flying off, and now leaks air and water if it rains.

- Lowell, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 201998

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
Before I bought this car in March 97, the dealer promised to fix the brake problem (warped rotor-made the car come to a pulsating stop). They ground the rotors down before I bought the vehicle. Then in May 97, the rotors warped again and the dealer replaced the rotors. Then in Jan 98, the rotors warped again, but the dealer said "he could not find any problem". but of course there was a problem because it kept getting worse and worse so I took the car in again and the dealer replaced the rotors again in May 98. Then in Nov 98, the rotors became warped again but this time both the dealer and daimler Chrysler (I filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer file# 5313863) refused to fix this recurring problem. In the past they only fixed the symptoms, not the cause of this defect, otherwise, the problem would not keep recurring. I have sent both the dealer and manfacturer a complaint letter but they have not responded. It has been about 1 1/2 weeks.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 011997

Sebring

  • miles
While driving the vehicle the braking system malfunctioned, causing brake rotors to warp/more wear and tear on the brake pads, and calipers. Dealer replaced the brakes 7 times. Dealer cannot determine the problem.

- Brownsburg, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 121997

Sebring

  • miles
Brake problems; intermittently, while driving the vehicle at 30 mph and applying the brakes, the pedal goes to the floorboard and the vehicle keeps traveling at 35 mph. This happens without warning, under normal braking conditions, on regular road surface, and no inclement weather. The brakes pads were replaced 4 times/rotors were replaced once, and calipers were checked/replaced. Owner still experiencing braking problem.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #1

May 011997

Sebring

  • miles
Replaced warped front brake rotors/pads. In addition, rear main seal malfunctioned/vc boot cover flew off/ fuel injections dirty and mirror switch failed.

- Independence, MO, USA

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