Recall List for the 1996 Chrysler Sebring

Official recalls have been issued for the 1996 Chrysler Sebring by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chrysler service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chrysler customer service.

  1. 1996 Chrysler Sebring SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM, SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM NHTSA Campaign #10E059000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 27, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 22,689

    Summary: Federal-mogul is recalling certain replacement control arm assemblies, part numbers K7425, 10945, fa4510X, K7427, 10946, and fa4611X, sold for use on various passenger vehicles listed above. The ball joint on the control arm assembly can fail causing the ball stud to wear through the control arm housing resulting in noise and/or separation of the ball stud from the housing.

    Consequence: If there is a separation of the ball stud from the housing, the driver can loose steering control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Federal-mogul will notify owners of record and replace the affected control arms free of charge. The safety recall began on January 28, 2011. Owners may contact federal-mogul at 1-877-489-6659. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10E059000 »

  2. 1996 Chrysler Sebring SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #09E056000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 09, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 5,787

    Summary: Qualis automotive is recalling certain aftermarket ball joints sold for use on certain passenger vehicles. The socket may have been excessively hardened which could cause it to crack near the retaining ring groove allowing the ball stud to separate under impact load. The subject ball joints were sold as four part numbers, D10945, D10946, G10945, and G10946. The affected control arms, D10945 and D10946, are stamped with the following dates on the ball joints: 134308, 135708, 100109, 102709, 104109, 105509, 107609, 108909, 110309, 113209, and 116609. The G10945 and G10946 are the same part as the D10945 and D10946 respectively. They are labeled differently depending on the aftermarket customer.

    Consequence: Separation of the ball stud from the socket of the ball joint housing would allow the control arm to collapse and the wheel to fold in causing loss of steering control, possibly resulting in a crash.

    Actions: Qualis automotive will replace the ball joints free of charge. The safety recall began on November 9, 2009. Owners may contact qualis automotive at 1-800-493-4128. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E056000 »

  3. 1996 Chrysler Sebring EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  4. 1996 Chrysler Sebring FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #07E055000

    • Date Announced: JULY 26, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 222

    Summary: Certain Airtex fuel pump module assemblies, P/N E7081H, sold for use as replacement equipment for the vehicles listed above. The wall of the flared fitting of the fuel pump is not thick enough to prevent the mating threaded fittings from bottoming out before an adequate seal is achieved. This condition may result in leakage of fuel at the connection of the vehicle fuel line and the fuel pump module assembly.

    Consequence: In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak could result in a fire.

    Actions: Airtex will notify owners and replace the fuel pumps free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2007. Owners can contact Airtex automotive at 800-880-3056. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E055000 »

  5. 1996 Chrysler Sebring FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #06E091000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 02, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 24,358

    Summary: Certain Airtex fuel pump modules, P/nos. E7089M, E7094M, E7113M, and E7129M, manufactured between June 1 and September 24, 2006. These fuel pump modules were sold as aftermarket for use in certain DaimlerChrysler vehicles listed above. Silicone material used in manufacture of the flapper valve was out-of-specification, leading to excess swell of the flapper valve restricting the flow of fuel to the fuel pump module.

    Consequence: Fuel restriction could result in loss of power and/or engine stall, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Airtex will notify owners and replace the defective fuel pump modules free of charge. The recall began on October 18, 2006. Owners may contact Airtex toll-free at 1-866-867-3759. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E091000 »

  6. 1996 Chrysler Sebring FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #06E088000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 23, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 39,243

    Summary: Certain tigas fuel pump modules manufactured between June 1 and September 24, 2006, sold under various brand names and P/nos. These fuel pump modules are sold as aftermarket for use in certain DaimlerChrysler vehicles listed above. Silicone material used in manufacture of the flapper valve was out-of-specification, leading to excess swell of the flapper valve restricting the flow of fuel to the fuel pump module.

    Consequence: Fuel restriction could result in loss of power and/or engine stall, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Ti automotive will notify owners and replace the defective fuel pump modules free of charge. The recall began on October 6, 2006. Owners may contact ti automotive toll-free at 1-877-461-1834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E088000 »

  7. 1996 Chrysler Sebring POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT NHTSA Campaign #04V021000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 13, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,315,768

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the floor shifter ignition-park interlock may fail and allow the shifter to be moved out of the park position with the key removed. An inoperative interlock may also allow the key to be removed when the shifter has not been placed in the park position.

    Consequence: Either circumstance may result in the vehicle rolling away without warning.

    Actions: Dealers will install a new load-limiting push rod into the floor shifter lever of the affected vehicles. Owner notification began on June 14, 2004. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V021000 »

  8. 1996 Chrysler Sebring VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #02V186000

    • Date Announced: JULY 08, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 88,000

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.5L V6 engines, the throttle control cable can fray causing the throttle to bind or stick.

    Consequence: This could potentially result in a loss of throttle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the throttle cable assembly. Owner notification began August 5, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V186000 »

  9. 1996 Chrysler Sebring SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #00V421002

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 18, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 393,796

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. If the rubber boots on the lower lateral arm ball joints of the front suspension were damaged during assembly, dirt and water can intrude. Also, mmc has added the potential of leaking moisture, which can cause the ball stud to corrode.

    Consequence: This condition could cause the lower lateral arm ball joint to separate, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. This campaign supercedes mmc's previous safety recall campaign, see 99V-066.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the lower lateral arm ball joint for wear. Ball joints that exhibit wear beyond the established tolerance will be replaced with newly designed lateral arm ball joints. Ball joints that are within the established tolerance will be cleaned and a special sealant will be applied to prevent intrusion of moisture. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V421002 »

  10. 1996 Chrysler Sebring STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS NHTSA Campaign #99I004000

    • Date Announced: MAY 06, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 175,000

    Summary: This is not a safety recall in accordance with the Safety Act. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the Agency. Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. If the convertible top cover is not installed correctly, it can separate unexpectedly from the vehicle while driving.

    Consequence: If the cover separates while driving, it could distract the driver increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Owners will receive an improved convertible top cover instruction label and installation instructions. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99I004000 »

  11. 1996 Chrysler Sebring SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #99V066003

    • Date Announced: APRIL 05, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 165,857

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. If the rubber boots on the lower lateral arm ball joints of the front suspension were damaged during assembly, dirt and water can intrude.

    Consequence: This condition could cause the lower lateral arm ball joint to separate, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the rubber boots, and if the boot is damaged, they will replace the lower lateral arm and ball joint on the affected vehicles. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V066003 »

  12. 1996 Chrysler Sebring POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #98V183000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 06, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 685,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. The adjustment of the cable connecting the console shifter mechanism to the ignition key can cause a trapped key condition which can result in a low force required to depress the shift button. A combination of applying a mis-adjusted release button with a low force attempt to shift out of park with the key in the locked position, can break the connecting pin in the shifter.

    Consequence: If this happens, the "ignition-park" interlock system will be nonfunctional.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect for proper operation of the system. Any vehicles that are not functional after the inspection will have the shift mechanism and cable replaced with a "self-adjusting" design. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V183000 »

  13. 1996 Chrysler Sebring SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #97V201000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 13, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 599,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The lower control arm ball joint can separate due to loss of lubrication.

    Consequence: Separation of the ball joint could cause a loss of steering control increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the ball joint end housing cover seal for leakage with a high pressure air tester and the rubber boot will be visually inspected for damage. If the cover seal leaks or the boot is damaged, the lower control arm will be replaced. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V201000 »

  14. 1996 Chrysler Sebring VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES NHTSA Campaign #97V015000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 10, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 39,000

    Summary: The electrical contacts in the power mirror switch can accumulate road salt due to water entering into the switch.

    Consequence: This can result in a high resistance short circuit and possibly cause a vehicle fire.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the power mirror switch with a newly designed switch. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V015000 »

  15. 1996 Chrysler Sebring SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST NHTSA Campaign #96V123000

    • Date Announced: JULY 02, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 22,500

    Summary: The power brake booster vacuum hose was improperly installed on the intake manifold vacuum nipple.

    Consequence: A disconnected vacuum hose causes an increase in engine idle speed and loss of power assist during brake application increasing the risk of a vehicle accident.

    Actions: Dealers will fully install the intake manifold vacuum hose to the vacuum nipple on the intake manifold. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V123000 »

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