pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
67,962 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. dealer rebuilt under warranty (1 reports)
2003 Chrysler Sebring transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 042009

Sebring Limited 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,749 miles


When the car reaches over 60 kilometers per hour and I apply the brake to slow down, once it reaches 40 kilometers per hour the car kicks down hard. I had the transmission fluid flushed prior to the new problem.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

- , Burlington, Ontario, Canada

problem #3

Jan 262007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,453 miles

Driving back from Vegas. Car went into neutral. Transaxle was screaming and coasted to a stop. Towed home 275 miles. Dealer said sorry but not under warranty. Blasted thing was 450 miles over a 70,000 mile warranty. Dealer said roughly 3500 dollars to fix. Sits in driveway on it's trailer. Waiting for money to drop out of sky. Buying a foreign reliable one next time. piece of junk.

- , Ogden, UT, USA

problem #2

Aug 122006

(reported on)

Sebring LX

  • 100,024 miles

Ok i was on my way back from Arkanas and my 2003 Chysler Sebring, bought with 6,500 miles on it, was running fine until we stopped to get gas. Once we took off it made this whinning noise, but it still ran fine. So, i checked the transmission fluid, yes it has a small leak but if it's full then it would be ok. So since it was still drivable we went on anyway. Well about 200 miles later the check engine light comes on and the RPM jumped from 2,500 and 4,500 at a steady speed. We really had no choice but to keep going. We go into some construction and when it time to get back to speed it wouldn't switch gears. It was 6,000 rpm's at 60 mph. So i figured we'd better stop before we make it worse. As we get off the interstate and try to accelerate it acted like it was in neutral. (but if I let it cool and revved it really hard it would jerk and take off.) So it got us to a hotel. THERES MANY POSSIBLITES BUT I WILL UPDATE ONCE I GET MY CAR FROM MEMPHIS.

- , Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 022005

(reported on)

Sebring LXI

  • 15,624 miles

I took the car to the dealership months ago for a small leak in the transmission. I was informed that the gasket had just changed because of the cold weather. No problem, drive your car. I took it to the dealership again in February 2005 because it was slippng out of gear or not catching the gears. I was told that I had a very small leak in my transmission cooling lines. No problem, they will order the lines and I can drive it no problem. I took it back in on 02/14/2005 for the lines to be replaced. I also had informed them of the car doing a real hard shift at 27 MPH. I asked how fixing a small leak in the transmission cooling lines was going to fix this problem? If the transmission is full, how will fixing a leak help? I was informed that it would. I called to check on the status of my car that was to be ready for pickup on 02/14/2005. I was informed by the Service Manager that I had to have a total transmission rebuild. My transmission had killed itself at 15624 miles. All of the internal clutches had burned up along with the transmission pump.

I picked up my car on 02/15/2005. Now, my new car that has been "babied" all of its life sounds like a turbine engine. It actually has a sound like an airplane taxing up a runway.

- , Santa Fe, NM, USA

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