hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,943 miles

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2004 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

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2004 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #15

Oct 032017


  • miles


Had fuel pump replaced a couple months ago. Then at gas station wouldnt start at all, had a tow truck take it to a mechanic and that mechanic tapped on gas tank and it started and said fuel pump needs to be replace so I called the dealer where I bought it because the new fuel pump had a warranty. They said they found nothing wrong with fuel pump but found problem wirh #2 selinoid and they replaced it. Two weeks later ths car was driving fine but when I got home and turned off the car for a couple hours it started right up. So I turned it off and on a couple times then the engine surged then hestitated then died. It did it twice after starting it then turning itvon about 5 times trying to find out what could be wrong with it. I bought the car in February 2017. I had both strut mounts fixed, fuel pump, an air valve from coolant do not remember exact name, #2 selinoid now this problem. I still owe on this car and its not reliable and scared to drive it and wreck.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #14

Apr 112016


  • 84,765 miles
The headgasket has failed for the third time in four years.

- El Mirage, AZ, USA

problem #13

May 212016


  • 139,000 miles
When in motion leaks coolant on public roads...once again. Had this problem fixed before when this said vehicle had 70,000 miles on it at the Chrysler dealership. Replaced water pump.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 132013

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


I was driving down the road coming to a stop light when I noticed my car had just turned off without warning. Luckily there was a turn lane and the light was red so I didn't cause any accident. After that I took my car to see why the engine light came on and the mechanic said the code stated it had to do with the oxygen sensor. I replaced the part and the car ran ok until another time I was stopped at a light and the car turned off again. I've noticed the engine light comes on and then goes off after a couple of days. I was told I probably need to replace the intake manifold gasket which I bought but haven't replaced because someone told me about the recall of other Sebrings that had the same problem. The car was running fine and the engine light had gone off and then it happened again with no warning. I looked up and saw there have been other same complaints of the engine stalling as one is driving. The code given was H07. I am disabled and cannot afford to take a risk to drive down the road and this happen again. Please let me know where I should take my car to have the defective part replaced. I am also having problems with the driver side window coming off track and going through the rubber and I am afraid the window will shatter because it won't stop going up. I greatly appreciate any help you can give. Thank you

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #11

Nov 252014


  • 500 miles
I was crossing 4 lanes of oncoming traffic and my car stalled and died. This was the first time it had happened so I was unsure what to do. Thank goodness I put my car in P and restarted it in enough time to get out of the way before I was hit. This has again happened many times over the last 10+ years of ownership. Funnily enough, as I pulled up to my bank to make my final car payment, the car also stalled. It was too ironic. I have taken it to the dealership which is such a hassle and of course, they can find nothing wrong. Now, my check engine light comes on and then goes off with no apparent reason. Please issue some sort of recall so no one is hurt because of this issue.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #10

May 022014

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
I smelled a burning smell the engine light came on so I brought it to my mechanic and he found a lot of stress cracks in the oil pan which is aluminum told me I was lucky the engine didn't seize or catch on fire the exhaust pie is under one of the cracks and as the car got hot that crack expanded. There are several more in the pan. This is a safety issue.

- Brownville, ME, USA

problem #9

Mar 162014


  • 37,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while traveling 25 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 37,000.

- Edison , NJ, USA

problem #8

Feb 012014


  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle accelerated and stalled without warning. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic where the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 134,000.

- Seattle , WA, USA

problem #7

Apr 052014

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
My 2004 Chrysler Sebring lt stalled out on me in the middle of in intersection in a left turn lane. Could not get car restarted immediately and was in heavy traffic. Once I had restarted the vehicle I moved over to the shoulder where it happened again, and this also happened in a parking lot. This is dangerous. If stall would have happened 2 seconds later I would've been T-boned by a pickup truck. Upon stall the car engaged the E-brake and also lit up the following warning lights : engaged ebrake, oil, battery, and engine.

- Merrill, IA, USA

problem #6

Feb 132014

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
Engine seized up while driving it. I was on the parkway and this put me in a very dangerous situation. No lights or warning at all....car was well maintained and oil changed every 3,000 miles. Sludge build up in engine and I was advised this was a defect on these engines. I was advised by the mechanic that changing the oil regularly would not of prevented the build up, this is a defect and is happening to these engines.

- North Babylon, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 082012

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 136,100 miles


Electrical and engine problems defective engine caused car to cut off intermittently.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Feb 012005


  • 1,500 miles
I recently saw that you are investigating Chrysler for stalling while driving. I had this happen to me on several occasions in my 2004 Chrysler Sebring convertible. I have since sold it. I took it in and reported this to the dealer over 3 times to which they said they found nothing wrong. Once time it stalled in the middle of an intersection while the light was changing. I was in constant fear of it stalling while driving. Another time it stalled while I was going 15 miles per hour. It must have happened at least once a month. It often happened after refueling. I can provide you with the VIN. I both purchased the car and took it here with complaints on several occasions to: Dadeland Dodge Chrysler jeepmore 16501 South dixie highway miami, fl 33157 (305) 278-9994

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 142013


  • 107,000 miles
2004 2.7L Chrysler sebring gtc convertible V-6 engine suffered complete failure at 107,000 miles. While driving engine started to buck, surge, and make a serious knocking sound, white smoke poured out of the tail pipe. Engine light came on, car stalled in it's tracks, unable to run again. Had to have it towed away. Mechanic stated engine was ruined due to coolant entering the internals.

- Hopkinton, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 272009

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 87,277 miles
Water housing outlet manifold leaks. This is the third time it has to be replaced.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 102012


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while traveling 20 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact stated that the failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the issue. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

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