really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,688 miles

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2002 Chrysler Sebring seat belts / air bags problems

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2002 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 302007

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 74,500 miles


Major headache has been the recent engine damage as a result of what may be oil sludge gathered in the motor. Engine seized briefly upon switching from 1st to 2nd gear, then began "clicking" upon acceleration or deceleration to/from high rpms (upshifting and downshifting). Chrysler dealership claims the problem is broken connector rod and bearing in #2 cylinder, which necessitates a new engine. Estimated price tag: $10,000 (more than vehicle's worth). Other problems with this vehicle have included faulty passenger airbag part that required replacement; persistent dimming/flickering of instrument panel lights; multiple battery and headlight burnouts; emission leaks on two separate occasions requiring two separate repairs; and cd player skipping, requiring (according to Chrysler) a completely new stereo system. Speakers are somewhat shot and the driver-side sunvisor clip broke under slight pressure.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #7

Feb 192003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Sebring convertible lxi with multiple still yet unresolved "electrical" problems : door locks (8+ times attempted repair) front passenger power window(2X attempted repair), airbag light resulting failed seat belt tensioner(2X), wiper moter failed, stereo sytem (2X), other issues.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #6

May 312005

Sebring 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag warning light has come on several times for varying periods of time. Under warranty they have replaced right front seat belt tensioner and seat belt buckle. Warning light still comes on sometimes. They said that the bags will not operate when the light is on. The light must be on for them to work on it and it will normally be out by the time that I make an appointment and get it in.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #5

May 152006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 45mph a deer and telephone pole were struck with the front end of the vehicle. The frontal air bags did not deploy during the accident however, an hour later both frontal air bags deployed. The contact was not the driver of the vehicle therefore, it is uncertain if there was pre-impact braking. The driver of the vehicle was wearing a seat belt and no injuries were sustained. The air bag warning light did not illuminate. As a result of the accident the vehicle caught fire and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle has not been inspected by the dealership. The insurance company has the vehicle performing an investigation. The police were alerted and a report was filed at the scene. The vehicle is a 2002 Chrysler Sebring lxi.

- Kearneysville, WV, USA

problem #4

Aug 122005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Ran in back of vehicle. Air bag didn't deploy. Car is in shop being repaired. Would like to know if this is happening on all chryler

- Cross Lanes, WV, USA

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problem #3

Jan 072005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
While driving an accident occurred. There was snow and ice. Consumer was driving at 25 mph. The air bag did not deploy right away. However, the air bag deployed about two to three minutes after the impact. This was a head on collision. Both the driver, and passenger were injured. The drivers side air bag deployed but was not inflated. The passenger side air bag deployed half way. The driver hit the steering wheel bending the steering wheel.

- Fairview Heights, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 032003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Air bag did not released in crash where my vehicle, 2002 Chrysler Sebring sedan, was going 20 mph and hit by vehicle going 45 mph. My vehicle sustained over $9000 damage. I received a minor injury.

- Drexel Hill, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 272003

(reported on)


  • miles
When stopping at a stop air bag indication light began flashing, and passenger's side aig bag deployed inadvertently. Air bag smashed the windshield and console.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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