really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,267 miles

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2005 Chrysler Sebring seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #7

May 062011


  • 79,500 miles


Horn will start working on it's on and will not stop until fuse burns out. The only way to fix this is by replacing the driver airbag since the horn pad is inside the airbag assy. Needless to say, a vehicle without an horn will not pass inspection and since this is the only way a driver has to communicate with the surrounding drivers in case they get too close or to warn them of a danger a head, this most certainly is a safety issue. By Chrysler avoiding their responsibility for this bad design, there are a lot of people out there who are driving sebrings with no horns (since they can not afford $800 for a new airbag, which by the way is going to be no more then a temporary solution since no change in the design have been made). That posses as much as a threat on all of us who share the road with them as it does on those sebrings owners... I have to admit I'm skeptical about NHTSA making sure Chrysler make things right, but at least I'll give it a try. To see how big of a problem this is I suggest you google "Chrysler sebring horn fix". thank you. P.S there was no incident just yet, but I had to choose a date of the "* approximate incident date:" Or it will not let me go to the next page.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #6

Dec 252010

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 69,369 miles
2005 Chrysler sebring gtc conv. At 3:00 O'clock in the morning, I awoke to my horn just honking away. The air bag light is on all the time. It happened another time in the middle of the night and then happened when I was stopped at a light. Everyone was looking at me as I *dramatically* pounded on the steering wheel. I don't think the pounding is really helping, as it seems to just stop on it's own. The last time it happened was yesterday. As I pulled up to my friends house, and was just about to shut it off, the horn started honking short honks then progressed to looooonnngggg honks. Being labor day, needless to say all the neighbors came out to see what all the racket was about. After pounding on it for a few, I decided to drive away as I was sooo humiliated by this time. It stopped about 6 houses down the street. Go figure. However, it was the first time I was aware that there was a ticking sound coming from the area where the control panel for the mirrors were, on the left side of the front of dashboard.

- Ardmore , PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 202010


  • 70,000 miles
Started engine, airbag light came on, and stays on. Checking for recall before going to dealer.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #4

May 112009


  • 5,700 miles


The seatbelt restraint carriage failed and has to be replaced.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #3

Aug 092007

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,500 miles
This complaint is on behalf of my father. Robert mulcahy sr. He owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring (touring) auto. I don't have the VIN number, but could get it. He was just involved in an accident that had him impacting another vehicle with the front of his car at or around 35-40 mph. We both find it incredible that neither air bags deployed. Does this sound like a normal operation of safety equipment? this accident happened in oak lawn, il., on the 9th of August, 2007.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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problem #2

Feb 112006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,800 miles
: the contact stated while driving 60 mph the left front wheel fractured and broke away from the vehicle. It crashed into a guard rail and proceeded to travel over the guard rail. Neither of the front airbags deployed. The fuel tank was punctured during the process, and the vehicle erupted in flames. It became fully engulfed in flames and burned to the ground. The fire department and the state police were at the scene of the accident and provided written reports. The vehicle was inspected by the insurance company and was deemed totaled.

- New Hartford, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 112006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving a 2005 Chrysler sebring, started to rain and skidded sideways into a curb. The air bags deployed and smoke started to billow from the steering wheel area. The other bag broke the windshield. I turned off the ignition and got out of the car. I suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. Upon release from the hospital I went to put on my coat and discovered that it was me that had been on fire. 1/3 of the sleeve had been burned by the exploding air bag. If I had been unconscious or it was summer I could have suffered from smoke inhalation or burned at least my arm. Something should be done about the sparks and possible explosion that the air bags set off.

- Columbia, MD, USA

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