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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1999 Chrysler Sebring

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1999 Chrysler Sebring, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: AUTO TRANS IGNITION-PARK INTERLOCK

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA03011

    Component(s): Power Train:Automatic Transmission
    Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Lever And Linkage:Floor Shift

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: AUTO TRANS IGNITION-PARK INTERLOCK

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ03005

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 08, 2003
    • Date Closed: July 16, 2003
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Lever And Linkage:Floor Shift

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: SAFETY BELT CINCHING LATCH PLATE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE02082

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 06, 2002
    • Date Closed: April 23, 2003
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts

    Summary: Alleged cinch clip within the latch plate breaks when under load

  4. INVESTIGATION: DOOR PANEL/GARNISH SEPARATION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE00007

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 02, 2000
    • Date Closed: July 18, 2000
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: Alleged that the plastic garnish panels mounted on doors detach from their mountings, sometimes while the vehicle is in motion

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