really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,230 miles

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2005 Chrysler Sebring steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 212015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring convertible. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle was unstable on the road and suddenly spun out of control. The contact crashed into a guardrail and stopped facing in the opposite direction of traffic. None of the air bags deployed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed by the insurance company. The manufacturer sent an independent investigator who stated that the air bags were not faulty based upon the speed and location of impact. The independent investigator and the manufacturer provided no specific diagnosis on why the air bags did not deploy and sent a letter with a response. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 10E059000 (suspension), 09E056000 (suspension), 04V579000 (steering), and 15V338000 (air bags). The failure mileage was not available.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #7

Jun 302015


  • 89,676 miles
Steering became hard to control. When I turned the steering wheel to the left, a noise and the front right wheel was sideways therefore unable to drive. I just missed getting T-boned...scared to death. I see 3 different recalls listed for the make and model year. Per Chrysler, per my VIN, my car was not included in the recall. I find it very interesting that what happened to me is exactly what the recall description reads.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #6

Jun 052015


  • miles
The vehicle started making noise while turning the wheels from front corner...updated 07/21/15

- Corning, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 232013

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles


The horn on the vehicle starts to randomly go off and will not stop. Horn will blow even while driving at random times. This is a safety concern as there is also a clicking noise that is emitting from underneath the airbag assembly as the horn starts to go off. I am concerned that at some point during driving the airbag may deploy at the same time as the horn is randomly going off. I have contacted Chrysler and they say they are unaware of this issue even though there are multiple complaints about this issue listed with the NHTSA and do not consider this a safety concern. Repair is quoted at $750+. this really needs to be investigated by NHTSA and Chrysler needs to be made aware of this issue and address for me and other customers who are dealing with this particular safety issue.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 092012


  • 49,682 miles
The horn just randomly goes off. To get it to stop I had to pull the fuse which also disconnects the air bag. After reading about the exact same problem by hundreds of sebring owners, I feel that Chrysler should replace the horn and air bag (Chrysler mechanic told me it was all one unit and to replace it would be over $700). This is a safety issue, not only for me but for others on the road.

- Ordway, CO, USA

problem #3

Jan 032011


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that whenever the vehicle was started, the horn would honk and would not stop. The contact had to remove the fuse from the fuse box. Also while driving, the contact noticed a grinding noise from the passenger side when parallel parking. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in recall 04V579000 (steering: Linkages: Knuckle: Spindle: Arm) and the contact would be responsible for repair expenses. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152009


  • 38,075 miles
I have 2005 Chrysler Sebring convertible, purchased in 2006, used from a local Chrysler dealer with only 9000 miles. Today, July 16, 2009. It had a warranty of 3 years or 36000 miles. The upper ball joint is rattling around, took it to the dealer they gave me a estimate of $389. This is unacceptable. The part is clearly defective. My boyfriend is a mechanic. Ball joints should go 100,000 miles before replacement. I want to file a defect complaint. Laurie treadwell

- Naples , ME, USA

problem #1

Oct 102005


  • 33,403 miles
Purchased 2002 Chrysler Sebring in 2005. Car was making grinding sound a couple of months later from front passenger side tire or shock. Dealer replaced steering gear and tie rods. One month later, dealer again had to replace same parts. Four months later, while driving on interstate, entire upper ball joint came apart causing complete loss of steering. Dealer replaced upper ball joint and control arm on passenger side. Less than two years later, lower control arm and ball joints disintegrated. Dealer refused to repair or warranty.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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