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

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1996 Chrysler Sebring steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 191998


  • miles


1. structure/frame/body -- water gets into the car and collects under the back seat cushion and on the floor. It has been reported to the dealer and attempts to fix have been unsuccessful. The water gets in at numerous locations and has been observed running over electrical connections and switches. There is also a concern about eventual corrosion and rust damage that could compromise the integrity of the seatbelt bolts because of the water. This problem was detected about nine months ago -- but there is no determination as to how long before that period it had been occurring. 2. brakes/shoes (pads)/rotors -- the front brake pads have had to be replaced every 6,000 - 12,000 miles since about 17,000 miles on the car. It currently has about 58,000 miles on it. The recommended Chrysler mopar pads separate and fail. They have literally fallen off of the metal holder that is a part of the brake pad, damaging the rotors as well. There is no warning that the pad is about to fall off or has been separating. Luckily, the last time it happened I was coming to a stop light and was able to control the stop and, due to the metal on metal sound when I was braking, pulled over immediately and telephoned for help. This is not only a risk while driving the vehicle, but a potential risk because I could be stranded in unfavorable locations and circumstances, without access to telephone for help. 3. rack and pinion steering -- the gear assembly, power steering was replaced in January 1998. I noticed a problem before it was completely inoperable.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 131997


  • miles
Rack and pinion steering failed.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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