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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,298 miles

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1996 Chrysler Sebring transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Apr 272005

Sebring

  • miles

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

Purchased vehicle in Apr 05 from friends. Without the key in the ignition, the button can be pressed and the shift lever moved. While running, the button can be pressed and the shift lever moved without having to put foot on the brake pedal. Vehicle brought in to dealer and recall C45 alleged to be completed 10-25-05. Due to my children now use the car, a return was made to a dealer 12-01-09 for recall. Invoice states "reinspect recall #C45." While waiting, service advisor appeared to discuss recall and state that I needed to replace the interlock cable. Invoice stated "did recall C45 replace shifter rod, " "need to replace interlock cable, $227." So it appears after doing another shifter rod, maybe the recall should be for the interlock cable as in another complaint # 10126915. Though I said this was a recall and a safety issue, he repeated I'd have to pay for the interlock cable. About to leave, a long spring was found on drivers floor area. Service advisor was shown same and said a new one was put in, hopefully with a new shifter rod, though maybe that's the wrong fix for this safety defect.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #21

Oct 232003

(reported on)

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle roll back occurred when gear shift was knocked out of park. While the vehicle was in park, the consumer's granddaughter accidentally hit the gear shift stick and the vehicle rolled backwards. (the consumer has since sold the vehicle)

- Brentwood, TN, USA

problem #20

Mar 012003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 50,565 miles
Oil light illuminated when stopped, and went out when in motion. The dealer serviced vehicle, but the problem reoccurred. The next day consumer heard a "screeching" noise when depressing the gas pedal, then vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who advised the consumer that transmission needed to be replaced..

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #19

Oct 112001

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I have had so many problems with this car. The car looks very nice on the outside but has many issues on the inside. This car has cost me a fortune since my warranty went out at 75,000 miles. I have replaced brakes, rotors, and drums almost every year. This is very costly (over $350 every time). My transmission failed on me twice, once under warranty and the other without a warranty. I spent over $1,000 for repairs to replace a gasket, O-ring, and transmission pump. My O2 sensor failed twice. When I try to adjust my mirrors with the button on the driver side, the mirrors won't respond at all. I constantly hear a knocking noise from the engine. The service advisors at the dealership continue to tell me that Chrysler cars sounds like that. That's normal. All the tings I have shared with you are just some of the things I have experieced. In my opinion, this car will put you in a bad financial situation. It's not worth the trouble. I traded mine for a more reliable car (a german car).

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #18

Apr 272001

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
Transmission is slipping, odometer, tacometer are also not functioning properly.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #17

Apr 272001

(reported on)

Sebring

  • miles
Transmission is slipping, odometer, tacometer are also not functioning properly.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #16

Nov 152000

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When trying to accelerate after coming to a stop, vehicle would not move forward, transmission would not engage consumer had to replace transmission. Leaking from bellhousing due to torqconvertor failure.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #15

Feb 232001

(reported on)

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When shifting gear into park key will not turn which prevents vehicle from being shifted into park position. Also, recall number 98V183000/anufacturer's recall 789 dealt with same issue; however, this vehicle was not included in recall due to VIN.

- Minnetonka, MN, USA

problem #14

Dec 012000

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine head gasket failure and automatic transmission failures at 75,000 miles. Dealer / manufacturer were notified at this time.

- Ventnor, NJ, USA

problem #13

Oct 151999

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tranmission. Self destructed when a pin came loose, conv. Top stiching is extremely weak and broken all over the top.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #12

Jul 011999

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #11

Dec 031999

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car was a demo, in shop approximately 22 times from 96-00, major expenses incurred that have reduced the value of the car. Computer still needs replaced per dealer. No safety defec tlisted in summary.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #10

Apr 202000

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #9

Apr 202000

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #8

Jun 101996

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission gears do not change, and there is no power when accelerating.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #7

Nov 081999

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Blacklick, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 071999

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at any speed vehicle is stalling and cutting off, and the vehicle isn't shifting properly.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 071999

(reported on)

Sebring

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle is shifted into gear it makes a clunking noise, and will not go into gear. Also and oil is leaking. The dealer has been notified.

- Fairfeild, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 251999

Sebring

  • miles
Pulled onto expressway @ 45mph. Car seized as if hit something; dead stop; engine died. Transmission fluid pouring out. Differential exploded; total transmission damage. Repair shop said never seen this happen in 30 years.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 151997

Sebring

  • miles
Took car in to 3 different dealers to have them fix water leaks & air whistling and none could fix it. They said there was a flaw in the design of the top. They tried spraying foam on edge, adding an elastic strap (#8894 part), tried adjusting top - none of these exercises worked. Now yet another dealer in joplin too tells us there's nothing that can be done as it's a flaw in the design/construction. There is also a whistling in the A/C system or vents when A/C is on and driving 40+ miles an hour. Several times while driving in "D" the transmission doesn't shift out of low gear.

- Joplin, MO, USA

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