really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 miles

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2001 Chrysler Sebring brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 182006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


Anti-lock brake failure. Hit black ice and started to skid. Applied moderate and then heavy pressure to the brake pedal. Wheels locked up without the anti-lock feature engaging at all, inducing loss of control, resulting in spin and crash.

- New Egypt, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 272001


  • miles
Two incidents occurred with subject vehicle, the first on 12/27/01. When approaching an intersection while slowing for a traffic light, the car lurched forward and accelerated. I immediately applied the brakes but the car continued to move foward toward a double parked vehicle. After pushing hard on the brakes while pulling my body up off the seat, the car finally stopped. I brought the car to the dealership and they could not find any problem. The next mishap occurred on 1/27/02, wherein I was to back out of my driveway. I had my foot on the brake pedal while shifting the car into reverse. The 2001 Sebring convertible lurched but could not move because my foot was on the brake pedal. This being the second time, I calmly placed the car in park. These too mishaps are frightening and dangerous as its occupants and any pedestrian(s) in the path of the vehicle could easily be injured or seriously injured.

- Westbury, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 062001


  • miles
Tried to stop approx. 1 month ago and first applied barkes, went to floor. I released them and applied them a second time and they stopped me but to avoid a rearend accident, I veered my car to the shoulder. I contacted the service department of tupelo auto sales they asked me where the car was. I told them that it only failed the one time so I was just cautious as I drove on into work. They told me that it would be hard to find until it messed up more often so they could see the problem. I had no more problems until Dec. 5th on my way home from work..I started hearing a clanking sound that sounded like I was having a flat tire so I pulled over to check. The tires appeared to be fine. I was only a mile or so from home so I drove on home. Once home, I inspected the underside of the car and the wheels but could not see anything different. The following morning, when I left home, the car seemed ok. Once I arrived at my first stop sign which is at the bottom of a hill, I applied my brakes and again they went to the floor. The second time I applied them, they caught and I stopped. I turned onto the highway and travelled about 150 feet and the front (seeming) locked up similar to the way it does when you place a car in park and cut off the key. I was headed to the right onto the soft shoulder of the road and was fighting the car because I was headed for the ditch and an electrical generator on the side of the road. The steering or brakes (?) broke loose, sending me into an oncoming pickup, the pickup hit the front of my car, then the truck hit a van which was following me. My airbags did not deploy, my steering locked and my brakes failed, all within 1 1/2 miles of my house. Chrysler has sent an investigator to look at the car today, but even he said that it would be difficult to find a problem that only happens periodically. Now, even if the car is repaired, I am afraid that I will have the same problem again. I had no blemish on my driving record.

- Tupelo, MS, USA

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