hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,545 miles

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2001 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

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2001 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 052008

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,230 miles


The 2001 Chrysler Sebring with the 2.7L engine burnt out. It has 55,000 miles on it. The first problem was with the oil light coming on. I took it to kasing Dodge in hermitage pa. And they said that it was a wire and fixed it for almost 200 dollars. A week later the engine made noise that sounded like it would explode. I had to towed to kading Dodge again and they said that the crankcase bearing broke from oil starvation. They said that it would be over 4000 dollars to put a new engine in. What they did instead was a fix of the broken bearing which cost me another 250 dollars and told me that may work for awhile but they would not guarantee that work. Well it did not work. Why did they only do same jobs that cost me money when they all know that Chrysler is having a possible class action lawsuit against them for this very engine?

- Cranberry Twp., PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 022006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,253 miles
I bought a 2001 Chrysler Sebring with a 2.7 L engine in November 2005. While driving on the interstate 59 from Louisiana to Alabama on Jan. 2, 2006 my engine seized and stopped. I had to pull off of the interstate immediately to keep from getting hit. I had my car towed to a repair shop where they found it had sludge all over the engine. I have kept my car maintained and had an oil change the Friday before the incident. There was no indication that something was wrong with the engine. This left me vulnerable to have injured myself or someone else. I was offered an extended warranty when I bought the car, but was told sludge was not covered. I was told I would be responsible for the repairs.

- Gadsden, AL, USA

problem #3

Feb 052005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
I have a sludge build up in my 2.7 Chrysler seabring lxi 2001. I have faithfuly changed the oil every 3,000 miles. The Chrysler factory warranty and most of the extended warranty plans will not cover engine repairs if they find sludge in the engine. My car failed with no warning while driving down the road which could have lead to a serious injuries.

- Mcclelland, IA, USA

problem #2

May 152004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,244 miles
Oil was changed every 3000 miles. No warning lights or any type of warning when my engine failed after only 43,000 miles. It is a 2001 Chrysler Sebring sedan. After researching I found that these engines 2.7 liter found in the Sebring and intrepid are prone to sludge and premature failure. My warranty was up at 36,000 miles and I am going back and forth trying to get some help with these repairs consisting of $4988.45. A new engine should not be needed in a vehicle with 43,000 miles. (and I am not the only one) I have spoken to 5 different mechanics and they are all aware of these engine problems. I was stranded 150 miles from home, it was graduation wk-end so no hotel rooms and no rental cars available. I was outside of kirksville mo. And had to ride with a stranger to get to somewhere that I could phone since my cell phone was out of raduis.

- Urbandale, IA, USA

problem #1

Jan 252002


  • miles
Leased new car for 6 months, had oil ahcnge at 3,000 miles, have 5,000 miles now. Entire oil leaked out of the engine and engine stopped. Chrysler's waranty will not cover the damage since the plastic guard under the car was litttle broken maybe by hitting a pothall and therefore is my negligence. Cost $2,500 to fix engine.

- Fair Lawn, NJ, USA

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