pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
119,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace buckle (1 reports)
  3. replace seat belt timer module (1 reports)
2000 Chrysler Sebring seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2000 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 212016

Sebring JX 2.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles


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seat belt failure

A picture says a thousand words. Fortunately for my son this inboard seat belt buckle broke when he buckled up in the driveway and not during an accident. It is clearly apparent from the frayed off cable end of this part, that it would not have held him in his seat during an accident.

A potentially FATAL problem. WOW! Chrysler has done nothing about this and apparently won't be doing anything soon. I've been in the auto business all my life and have never seen anything like this that is so potentially and apparently dangerous. I know it is an old car, but it is something that normally last beyond the life of the vehicle in other cars. Poor design or poor quality steel in the cable?

- , Worthington, MN, USA

problem #2

Jul 272015

Sebring 2.5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

My front seat belts stopped retracting all together, before that they worked when they wanted too. Found out it's a seat belt timer module, 185 bux. I went and pulled a used one, knowing that it wasn't going to work, because they go out on all these cars. My question is, since we are told to wear seat belts, and it is a safety issue, why isn't it recalled?? I have tied my seat belts in the pulled out position so I won't get a ticket! I REFUSE to pay for this part and am gonna bitch and call whoever I have to to get this part out of Chrysler, I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF I CAN SELL IT WITHOUT THE BELTS WORKING...!!!!

Update from Oct 16, 2015: I will add vin number as soon as I get it.

- , Akron, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 092011

Sebring JXI V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

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seat belt failure

My wife owns a 2000 Chrysler Sebring JXI (convertible). The other day when leaving for work she went to buckle her seatbelt and the entire female receptacle for the driver's side seatbelt snapped off in her hand! The ENTIRE cable that bolts to the driver's seat broke! We were both thankful we didn't find out about Chrysler's "piece of crap" seatbelts during an accident! My wife went to our local Chrysler dealer and asked about getting it replaced - they told her it would be around $300 - really? For a piece of plastic with a cable attached that takes two minutes to bolt on?... We contacted Chrysler Customer Service and they told us another joke - "It's not covered under warranty" - I told them if the problem had of been discovered in a accident they would be dealing with a lawsuit not just a complaint. It was at that point the lady with Chrysler became very defensive. I got online and found this website along with others and discovered I'm not alone. I read about 5 other complaints in the first 10 minutes of searching describing the same problem from model year 200 through 2005! One of the complaints mentioned an accident when the problem was discovered and listed "head injuries" as the result. In the meantime I have moved the passenger side seatbelt receptacle to the driver's side as a temporary fix, but nobody can ride with her up front because there's no seatbelt. If anyone is in the car with her they have to ride in the back. My wife said she's afraid to drive the car because the passenger side receptacle that was moved might fail in an accident. I think it's time to get a lawyer since it's illegal in most states to operate a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt.

- , Columbia, MO, USA

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