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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,078 miles

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2004 Chrysler Sebring suspension problems

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2004 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 142011

Sebring 9-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


Front-end noises were reported to the selling dealer when the vehicle was under warranty. After three shop visits to a cary, nc, dealer during which the technicians "could not replicate the problem, " we decided to just live with the noises. After moving from North Carolina to Florida, the noises got worse. A clermont, fl, Chrysler deal charged us $100 to check out the problem and "couldn't find anything, " but they did offer to replace the ball joints and control arms for about $1100. By that time, of course, it was out of warranty. We took it to a private mechanic, who found that the ball joints and control arms did indeed need to be replaced, so we did. The disconcerting part of this is that the problem when the vehicle only had about 30,000 miles on it and that the tech's at two dealers either couldn't determine or didn't bother to determine the cause of the problem. Then, the replacement that should have been done under warranty had to be done out of pocket at about 58,000. I understand that this sort of thing could be very dangerous. Now, from the front end sounds we're hearing again, we may need to have cv joints replaced. We have an extended drivetrain warranty, and that is supposed to be covered, so it will be interesting to see how the Chrysler dealer handles it.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 232011


  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler sebring. The contact stated that the front drivers side of the vehicle rattled while driving at various speeds. The contact was unaware if the failure also occurred on the front passenger side. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10E059000 (uspension:front:control arm:lower arm). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 82,000.

- Youngsville, LA, USA

problem #4

Apr 242009


  • 50,470 miles
Began 4/2009 2004 Chrysler sebring front driver side suspension. Creaking noise in front end occurs all the time. Tried lubricating axel had car in for service five times. Google 2004 Chrysler sebring found a common problem. Chrysler refused to respond to situation sent auto repair shop google info found defective replaced L/S tie rod.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 162008


  • 75,000 miles


I was turning right after a stop, and my front right ball joint failed, causing the car suspension to fall onto the wheel rim, and I lost my steering. I backed up to get out of the way of cross-traffic, and inadvertently pulled the right boot out of the transmission, and the front passenger corner of the car fell all the way to the ground. Car was towed, inspected, and found tat the left ball joint was also loose, so I replaced both sides, as well as a new right drive axle and boot. The mechanic said that this model has greaseless bearings in the ball joints, which is a problem he has seen before. Total repair bill was over $770. I feel lucky, in that in another 5 miles I would have been on an interstate highway.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 202008

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
04 Chrysler Sebring 4 door sedan V6 2.7L rear strut to body mounts failed. The mounts appear to be cast aluminum and dissolved to nothing cause suspension failure. This then caused the fronts to be replaced as well. The whole car become dangerous to drive causing the car to sway and have excess play in steering.

- Milan, IL, USA

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problem #1

Jun 122004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have just bought a Chrysler Sebring 2004, and experienced some problems. I have not been to teh dealer yet for them, just wanted to conform the problem first. I did a search online and saw this website an dthe I agreed with all the complaints already on here. 1). the car idles badly, and when slowing down at a light or while U have your foot on the brake, the vehicle will jump forward suddenly! I almost hit the car in front of me. This has happened twice so far. I have 128 miles on my car. After reading same complaints on this website, I am affraid that the dealer will not be able to fix this, which is pathetic that a 30000 dollar car would have something like this that is so annoying. 2. when U are decellerating with ur foot on brake to stop at a stop light for example, just before the RPM needle reaches teh idle point at "1" almost.. it will suddenly go back up to about 1.5 and then come back to 1. I dont know if its bad gear shifting by teh autotran or just bad timming adjustement? but its annoying, cuz it make teh car jump a little if you are soft braking. 3). twice already the engine just dies.. and I think thsi is related to the previous two problems. I was backing up in my parking at hime.. and as soon as I put gear in reverse.. the RPM sudeenly dropped.. and eventually engine shut down. Same thing happened when I pulled up to the parking entrance at work to show my access card, and when I put it in P, the RPM dropped causing the car to stall. 4). transmission makes clunk sound sometimes while driving when changing from N to D. or when I do a cold start in teh morning and then put teh gear in D, as soon as I move teh car an inch.. it makes thsi sound.. somethimes looks liek coming from teh front end not the tran.. I donno what that is. But this also has been reported by other people on this same site, no one is hurt but I see my self bumping someone in future sooo clearly.!!

- Houston, TX, USA

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