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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 1 of 3)

problem #46

Jan 182007

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

Lower lateral arm broke on our 1996 Chrysler Sebring. Dealer and Chrysler have refused to fix the car under recall. This is the 3rd major failure and inconvenience of this part. The last failure was 8 moths ago. There is clearly a safety issue here as well as a mechanical defect.

- New Berlin, WI, USA

problem #45

Feb 042006

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 107,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 15 mph the front right tire flipped sideways, the front drive shaft sheered off the oil filter and knocked it from the manifold. This occurred on an icy road during normal braking without warning. The vehicle was pulled to the contacts home. The dealership and manufacturer was notified however, no repairs have been made.

- Marshfield, WI, USA

problem #44

Dec 112004

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer received recall notice in 1999. NHTSA's recall # 99V066003. When taken to get serviced, they did not service the vehicle, they only inspected it. The consumer was told that the ball joints where fine. Recently, the consumer was involved in an incident where he was driving on the highway at approximately 55 mph. The front left ball joint broke causing him to loose control of the vehicle, he was able to avoid an accident. He again took the vehicle to get serviced and was told that they would only cover the ball joints and not the additional damage.

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #43

Aug 012004

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

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

NHTSA campaign 00V421002; daimler Chrysler issued a lower ball joint recall. This vehicle is not included in the recall. The consumer was driving 55 miles per hour when all of a sudden he heard a popping noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The consumer lost control of the vehicle before coming to a complete stop on the side of the road. The consumer took the vehicle to the shop and results showed that the lower ball joints needed to be replaced. Ball joint snapped and resulted in the wheel turning sideways. As a result the driveer lost control of the vehicle. When vehicle finally came to rest the tire was totally destroyed and under carriage sustained damage.

- Hatfield, PA, USA

problem #42

Sep 012004

Sebring

  • miles
Problems with ball joints on 1996 Chrysler Sebring. The vehicle was recalled in Dec 1997 and the dealer stated they were only required to visually inspect the front ball joints and elected to replace the left side only under recall #750. In Nov 2002 the right front ball joint assembly fell apart without warning.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

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problem #41

Jun 182004

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles
While merging into the interstate right front lower ball joint snapped off from the A- frame. Vehicle was towed to a repair shop. Mechanic determined that the problem was due to no lubrication/grease between the seating of the ball joints.

- Bethel, OH, USA

problem #40

May 152004

Sebring

  • 18,000 miles

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

While turning, the front passenger side lower ball joint failed. The consumer had the vehicle towed to a dealership. The dealership's mechanic repaired the problem once, but the consumer is still experienced having problems. Recall number 97V-201-000.

- Averill Park, NY, USA

problem #39

Apr 162004

Sebring

  • 38,000 miles
Front lower ball joints wore out. As a result, a grinding sound was produced.

- Montgomery Village, MD, USA

problem #38

May 242003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The ball joint letting go.

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #37

Dec 192003

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
While driving 5-10 mph the front passenger side wheel fell off due to the separation of the lower lateral arm ball joint. The vehicle was recalled for this problem before the current consumer owned the vehicle. Please provide any additional information.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #36

Jun 302003

(reported on)

Sebring

  • 100,000 miles

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

Dealership is not performing recall oov421002 for the lower ball joints within a reasonable time frame.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #35

Apr 152003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
I was involved in an accident caused by a defective front end. The ball joint fell totally out of the control arm causing major damage to vehicle under carriage and panels.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #34

Jun 042003

(reported on)

Sebring

  • 60,141 miles
Right/left ball joints fell off while vehicle was mobile.

- Jenks, OK, USA

problem #33

May 122001

Sebring

  • miles
While traveling about 30mph without prior warning. The driver side front wheel fell off. Please provide additional information. Dealer is aware of the problem.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #32

Feb 012002

Sebring

  • miles
While traveling on the highway without prior warning the left rear wheel fell off. Please fill in additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

problem #31

Oct 082002

Sebring

  • miles
Consumer is still having problems after recall has been performed on the vehicle. Recall#00V421002 lower ball joint. Please provide the dealer name, address and number.

- Newwark, NJ, USA

problem #30

Sep 182002

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
Dealership could not perform recall 97V201 for ball joint replacement due to lack of parts and tools that were stolen. Another dealership replaced both deteriorated ball joints and informed consumer that both ball joints were completely deteriorated and was hazardous.

- East Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #29

Aug 152002

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
Consumer received recall notice 00V421002 regarding ball joint defects. Consumer had the problem the recall is depicting three months earlier. Because of the defect, consumer lost control of vehicle and went off the road into a ditch. Consumer wants to know if Chrysler is liable for the damages.

- Montville, OH, USA

problem #28

May 222002

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the lower ball joint broke, pulling out axle, and damaging fender. Had vehicle towed to dealer..

- South Amboy, NJ, USA

problem #27

Feb 122002

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
Consumer stated while driving, the right front ball joint came completely out of its socket, causing the right front tire to turn side ways, consumer was informed by represenative from the corporate recall 800# that consumer was entitled to a refund, consumer is now requesting payment in full.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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