definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,508 miles

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2002 Chrysler Sebring transmission problems

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2002 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 152006

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,250 miles


I own a 2002 Chrysler Sebring with approx. 35K mileage. The transmission started acting funny about three weeks ago. It would not budge when in drive gear or would stall at red light. It was worse when cold. I took it to Chrysler dealer in greenvale, New York. They indicated a transmission leak requiring change of transmission oil and cleaning, even though Chrysler manual itself does not indicate transmission service before 45K mileage. They changed the transmission lines and hoses and charged me over $400 for the service. Chrysler fails to acknowledge a design defect requiring this service. Ultimately, I discovered that you have received many complaints regarding the same issue and also outright transmission failure which Chrysler fails to address. I know that a recall was issued by nhsta for 2001 Chrysler Sebring regarding similar issues. Perhaps it is time you issue the same recall for 2002 Chrysler Sebring. Even better, please issue a cease and desist order against all american manufacturers of crap they call motor vehicles, so we need not make similar complaints in the future.

- Manhasset, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 162004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,765 miles
While driving air bag warning light illuminated and stayed on the remainder of the time while vehicle was being operated. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. A rattling noise could be heard in the dash area. The consumer found a nut and notified the dealer. The dealer informed the consumer that the nut did not belong in the dash and they insulated the dash so no more noise could be heard. The consumer feels the nut came from something in the dash. The seat belt pre-tensioner was replaced three times. The transmission fluid began to leak. The dealer determined that the cooler line clamps became loose and caused the transmission fluid to leak.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

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