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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,242 miles

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1996 Chrysler Sebring suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #26

Jun 081998

Sebring

  • miles

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

The ball joint and lower lateral arms failed prior to recall notice 99V-066, the consumer contacted manufacturer for reimbursement but was denied(attorney for client). Nlm

- Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #25

May 152001

Sebring

  • miles
While driving at approximately 50 mph lower ball joint broke after recall 00V421002 had been performed to correct a defect in vehicle. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #24

May 102001

Sebring

  • miles
Received recall notice 00V421002. Contacted dealer and took vehicle in. Was kept for over 3 weeks. Vehicle had an extra 480 miles on in and 1/4 fuel tank. Had checked mileage after filling fuel tank. Mechanic refused to repair as according to recall. Failed to clean and put special sealant on ball joints for prevention of moisture. Been in contact with manufacturer.

- New Paris, OH, USA

problem #23

May 032001

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles

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

The dealer had no parts available to complete recall 99V-066.

- Corbin, KY, USA

problem #22

Jan 192001

Sebring

  • miles
The vehicle was inspected for recall 99V-066 of the front ball joints, the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that no problem existed, 21 days later vehicle was taken to a garage for a front end alignment and consumer was told the upper ball joint needed to be replaced along with the left front wheel bearing and hub assembly, the consumer feels the dealer did not properly diagnose the problem and requests reimbursement for repairs made. Nlm

- Homer City, PA, USA

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problem #21

Apr 112001

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph consumer heard a scraping sound from front end, then a noise. Front axle had broken. Prior to recall 97V-201 the lower lateral arm ball joints failed. Consumer not sure how the lower lateral arm ball joints works in conjunction with the axle. However, consumer question whether or not this could have caused the problem.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #20

Oct 132000

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Front suspension would wearout excessively. Front wheel bearings had to be replaced. Also, lower left ball joint/ outer tie rod end/ sway bar link, and bushings were replaced by mechanic. In addition, head gaskets were leaking water and oil, and they were replaced.

- Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

problem #19

Mar 092001

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
Recall 00 V 421 000 cncerning lower ball joint failure. Vehicle was repaired under recall. However, replacement part failed. Boot was damaged, and joints were dry. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Danbury, NH, USA

problem #18

Jul 211999

Sebring

  • miles
Vehicle experienced failure of the recall component 97V201 prior to recall notification, consumer has not received reimbursement for repairs.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #17

Jul 211999

Sebring

  • miles
Vehicle experienced failure of the recall component (99V-066) prior to recall notification, consumer requesting reimbursement.

- Philadelph, PA, USA

problem #16

Jul 181999

Sebring

  • miles

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

Vehicle experienced failure of the recall component (99V-066) prior to recall notification, resulting in damage to vehicle.

- Philadelph, PA, USA

problem #15

Sep 231997

Sebring

  • miles
Prior to recall (97V-201) arm ball joint failed.

- Fort Gibso, OK, USA

problem #14

Jan 102000

Sebring

  • miles
Consumer received recall letter concerning lower ball joint failure. Consumer replaced it at his own expense, and has been contacting the manufacturer for reimbursement. Manufacturer has no plans, as of yet, to reimburse the consumer.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #13

Feb 092000

Sebring

  • miles
Vehicle experienced failure of the recall component prior to notification, damage to other components due to defect. (99V-066)

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #12

Sep 301999

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Received notice #99V066003/ lower ball joints and contacted dealership. Mechanic checked vehicle & found it okay. 3 months later, the wheel fell off. Took vehicle back to dealer. Service manager indicated ball joints & parts had rusted out & needed to be replaced.

- Lorraine, OH, USA

problem #11

Mar 161999

Sebring

  • miles
Vehicle experienced failure of recall component (99V-066003) which caused extensive damage to vehicle, however denied recall work due to VIN #.

- Kingwood , WV, USA

problem #10

Nov 221999

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 40mph, front driver's side tire separated from vehicle due to lower ball joint failure.

- Hudsonville, MI, USA

problem #9

Apr 211997

Sebring

  • miles
Vehicle experienced failure of the recall component prior to recall notice causing severe damages to vehicle due to loss of control. (97V-201) (attorney for consumer).

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #8

Sep 241999

Sebring

  • miles
While pulling into a praking space at 5 mph there was some knocking noise and clicking noise coming from the vehicle and the front left wheel came apart from the ball joint.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 241997

Sebring

  • miles
Front suspension ball joint boots failed prior to recall notice(99V-066). Nlm

- Austin, TX, USA

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