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5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,750 miles

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1996 Chrysler Sebring electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 142005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles

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

My 1996 Chrysler Sebring convertible almost caught fire from the dash stereo speakers mid 10/05.. screeching noises came from my speakers and then smoke began to come out of them. I turned off the stereo and soon after went to my mechanic. When they turned my stereo on smoke came out of the dash speakers again. I asked them to pull the fuse so that it wouldn't happen again. On 2/16/06 I called Chrysler. I received a letter from them dated 2/21/06 stating that they would not do anything about it because the time or mileage warranty had expired. On recall sights I have found where there were recalls for the same problem in slightly newer models. This could have ended in injury or even death to myself and my two nieces that I was driving to school that morning. I am hoping that you can help me have the problem corrected by Chrysler. There are also other electrical problems and I've also had a few problems with the steering and timing belt. I await your reply.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #7

Sep 172002

(reported on)

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Computer system is registering false readings, making the service light illuminate. A mechanic has inspected items theatcomputer has acknowledged as a failure, but no problem was found.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 162000

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
There is something wrong with the brakes, I have taken the car to two different shops and it still makes a metallic sound like something is grinding when you step on the brakes, the odometer and RPM gauge work intermittantly at best probably some kind of a short in the system, when you start up the car the passenger side window motor comes on, the window doesn't go up or down but the sound is coming from the inside of that door, sometimes the powere buttons for the windows don't function right away, you have to tap on the button several times for it to work. The connection for the rear window defrost came apart where it connects to the window

- Ft. Benning, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 021998

Sebring

  • miles

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

When car is turned on dashboard only works 1/2 time when car is on. Dealer not aware of problem. No warranty. Repairwork not done. Problem still exists. Provide further information.

- Alpine, NJ, USA

problem #4

May 011999

Sebring

  • miles
Digital mileage & gear shift screen + RPM gauge intermittently goes off; both while driving and at start up.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #3

May 011999

Sebring

  • miles
Digital mileage & gear shift screen + RPM gauge intermittantly goes off; both while driving and at start up.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 111999

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
The digital mileage and gear shift screen and the RPM gage keep going off periodically, sometimes when you start the vehichle and sometimes just driving down the road it will go out and then back on at anytime. No ryme or reason.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 261997

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer says when electrical short happens all gauges return to (0), and the power windows quit working. The cruise control and rear defrosters also quit working.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

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