really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,799 miles

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1996 Chrysler Sebring electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #12

Feb 082015

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 63,900 miles


I just spent $12.95 on getting a car history report because my title says the car is a reconstructed, totaled title, but receiving your report it says they can't even find title and low and behold it isn't a reconstructed car"???I'm confused...what the hell did I pay for..the family doesn't know anything about this, it's there deceased mom's car..I'm writing you and complaining about this site, either I get the right report since I'm holding the title in my hand that says opposite of your findings, or my money back" I really wanted to find out why the car is reconstructed totaled title your site does not give anyone any other place to get ahold of your scam, when someone has been took for there money and giving no information...

- Nehalem, OR, USA

problem #11

Feb 042010


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at 75 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #10

Mar 222010


  • miles
Well when I bought the car the back window was fully out, also when im driving it seems as tho im going slower than what my speedomiter says. The alarm doesnt work at all. My breaks bont fully break on time so I have to stop earlyer than usual.also one day I was in the car and I put the car in drive and the car started to roll back slowly also the stering wheel locked.also when I put gas in it, it says its half empty fast when I only drive around the corner, but when I turn it off and let it sit for a while the meeter goes up.

- Tarzana, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 012009


  • miles


The odometer and RPM gauge work intermittently like in complaint 10061946. Though the fuses look good, the fog lights and high beam flash do not work now since the above has been occurred.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #8

Apr 272005


  • miles
Recall #717, power mirror switch, alleged repaired 03-20-97 according to Chrysler vip summary report. Return to dealer 12-01-09 due to all 4 positions not working. Invoice states "check recall #717, " "no longer covered, " "needs mirror switch." Guess I'm suppose to buy the recalled mirror switch.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 262008


  • 100,300 miles
Vehicle is totally unmodified! while sitting at a light, I heard a pop (like a balloon popping) and smoke and flame burst from under the hood. Fire department observed fire began in the area of the fuel line and spread into the dashboard. Possible cause was electrical failure causing arc which compromised the rubber fuel hose.

- Burbank, IL, USA

problem #6

Dec 142003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,750 miles


The odometer and RPM gauge work intermittently. The ABS light also comes on then goes off intermittently. Have changed fuses but stillhave the same results.

- Discovery Bay, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 242003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,638 miles
When it rained, water leaked inside the vehicle. Dealer repaired drain hoses at rear. Burning wire smell with heater on. Lack of power. Radio inoperative. Erratic operation of the dash lights. Mirror lights stayed on when vehicle was shut off. Dealer inspected electrical connections to heater. Checked wiring under dash and found ok. Disconnected sterio power amp and reset body control module.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 051999

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
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 #3

Oct 212001

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 55 mph, the vehicle hit a bump and the odometer/ tachometer went out. The vehicle hit another bump and they came back on. Contacted dealer.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 242000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driver got inside and started vehicle he turn on the radio, but the radio was not working. Then when he turned off the engine, he received a very strong electrical shock. According to the dealer, the water leaked from areas related to 6tsb's for the vehicle. Water settled under the carpet gathering 3-4 inches overnight, affecting transformer under passenger seat which became inundated with water. This problem has been unable to be fixed after several attempts.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 271997


  • miles
The right door panel in vehicle caught on fire. An investigator determined that the cause of the fire was electrical. Chrysler will repair the vehicle.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

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