really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,378 miles

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 302005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,000 miles


Acceleration problem. Going 35-40 in residential area, thought we were slowing down for stop light, acceleration pedal went to floor. Car sped up. Brakes would not stop the car. Emergency brake was pulled and car put into neutral. Stopped before reaching two cars ahead waiting to turn.

- Pineville, NC, USA

problem #5

Feb 232004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,269 miles
My name is karen richey. I have a 1996 Sebring convertible I pulled into a filling station and shut the car off. When I started it, it revved up and accelerated on it's own. I pressed the brakes as hard as I could but couldn't stop the car. I went through the doors of the station and finally came to a stop in the coffee machines. I was taken to the hospital. I was in Florida at the time and I received a ticket for careless driving. The police officer said no matter what you have to have control of your car. There was no way to have control over the car. I had only owned this car 5 months. It shows that the car was in for a recall in Aug of 2002 for throttle repair. On March 17 in savannah ga the same thing happened to a 1996 sebring converible and he hit 9 people. I have talked to the gentleman. His sebring revved up, accelerated and he couldn't get it stopped. His had also been in for recall in 2002. My car is still in the dealer ship in Florida and is being repaired for the damages caused in the accident. I don't think I could ever drive this car again in fear that it will do it again and maybe cause a injury or death.

- Auburn, IN, USA

problem #4

Oct 072003


  • miles
The distance between the gas and brake pedals is designed poorly. When transferring foot from one pedal to another it will get stuck between the pedals.

- Amherst, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 212001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer was driving 35-40 mph and took foot off accelerator pedal to slow down, accelerator pedal was stuck, and vehicle kept moving. Consumer went through an intersection, and was hit by another vehicle. Consumer was not injured. Damage to vehicle was $ $5422. Chrysler investigator will look at vehicle. Chrysler sent consumer a letter stating that the throttle system was thoroughly inspected and all cables and levers were found free and moving without any restrictions, they also found no stored or active codes in the system.

- Boody, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 092000


  • miles
Was driving 60mph when accelerator pedal became stuck. Speed increased uphill. Turned vehicle off. Checked throttle cable which was frazed. Inside housing wires were together. Clipped wires & pieces & able to continue. Took vehicle to dealership & mechanic replaced cables. Was informed throttle was changed. Mechanic would not give original parts after replacing parts. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Turlock, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While accelerating to pass a vehicle at 60 mph accelerator pedal went to the floorboard. Vehicle kept accelerating without application. When braking was not effected, driver down shifted to the lowest gear, shifted vehcle in park and turned the engine off. Throttle cable was frayed. This was discovered by owner before the vehicle was idle to the dealership.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

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