definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,555 miles

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2003 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

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2003 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 042005

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,900 miles


I own a 2003 Chrysler Sebring with 4 cylinder engine, automatic transmission and cruise control. I purchased the vehicle used in March of 2005 with about 29,000 miles on the odometer. It currently has 39,000 miles. On a trip through Maryland and West Virginia on August 4th,2005, I experienced a terrifying experience. With the cruise control set at 65 mph, I was traveling on the interstate down a 6 to 8 % grade. The car would down shift the transmission and accelerate. When the speedometer reached 75 mph, I shut off the cruise and the car would upshift back to high gear and with braking I was able to regain control of the speed of the car. I was able to duplicate this action with the car until I traveled on interstate roads with 3% grades or less, then the cruise works fine. I took the car to North East Dodge, main street, North East, pa. 16428 on August 8th,2005 and explained the concerns about the cruise control. After conferring with Chrysler corporation, I was informed that there was nothing wrong with the car even though they were able to duplicate the problem. They stated that I should have read the owners manual which( I am paraphrasing here) states not to use the cruise control unless it is a sunny, dry day and the highway is flat. In other words, Chrysler says I should have read the owners manual before I bought the car and if I don't like the idea of the car going out of control down steep roads, then don't use the cruise control. Because Chrysler corporation puts a disclaimer in their owners manual about their selling the public an unsafe product should not absolve them of the responsibility of correcting it.

- North East, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 152005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,210 miles
2003 chryser Sebring lxi,4 door, V6 motor cruise controls shut down without warning. Causing a sudden deceleration in highway speed and nearly rearend collisions.

- Johannesburg, MI, USA

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