really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,667 miles

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1998 Chrysler Sebring seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #5

May 032013


  • 59,337 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that while starting the ignition, the front driver and passenger side air bags deployed erroneously. The air bags were not replaced. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or repair shop for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 59,337.

- Henry , IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 042012


  • 169,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chrysler Sebring convertible JX. The contact stated that while reversing into a parking space, both front air bags deployed without warning. The failure caused head and neck injuries to the driver and the vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 169,000.

- Killingworth, CT, USA

problem #3

Oct 292003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I am so disgusted. I will never buy another Chrysler vehicle, nor will I encourage anyone else to do so. I purchased a 1998 Chrysler Sebring lxi on 6/29/2000. Since that time I have had the following problems: Key won't work in trunk all the time. Lack of air bag deployment - 2 different incidents (reported in a previous complaint) passenger side seat belt will open if you just push against it - I have taken the vehicle to the certified service agent (over a year ago) who was supposed to order the part and contact me when it arrived. He never did and now that dealership is not the service agent anymore. Driver's side seatbelt twists inside the covered area attached to the interior wall of the vehicle. High-pitched whining sound coming from front driver's side tire area. Have replaced rotors twice. Have had to purchase those expensive ($600 - $800) Goodyear tires about 4 - 6 times. One day, about 18 months ago, I was on the highway driving to work, going uphill and my car just slowly died. All the lights went out, I could not give it any gas, I could barely steer it and it just rolled to a stop. I kept trying to crank it and nothing happened. I was still partly in the road, so I put it in neutral and tried to back it onto the shoulder. After doing that, I tried to crank it again and it started right up. I drove it to a garage nearby, but they could find nothing wrong. Hesitation when going from park to drive. More complaints are being submitted in a subsequent form.

- Martinsville, VA, USA

problem #2

May 302003


  • miles
Consumer states air bags deployed without impact. Dealer notified.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 252002

(reported on)


  • miles
Air bag failure.

- Sunnyville, CA, USA

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