really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,308 miles

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2007 Chrysler Sebring drivetrain problems

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Mar 262015


  • 150,000 miles


Takata recall my etc light flashes and you cant accelerate the only way to get it to go off is turn car off then back on. I've put new throttle body and ECM on it but still have the problem. Help if you have any advice

- Ranger, TX, USA

problem #22

Jan 152013

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
My Chrysler Sebring's electronic throttle control light goes on for a second or 2 and then goes back off randomly. The car idles high and seem to want to stall out. The vehicle will go into limp mode when the etc light is solid and won't go more than 10-15mph. There is no check engine light and mechanic found no codes to tell what was wrong. I have been on the freeway or city streets when it will randomly go into limp mode and have to safely maneuver away from traffic as vehicle slows with no response from the gas peddle. I have read online that many other people have had this safety problem and no one seems to be able to fix it or find the source. I observed many others spending hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on different speculated parts that "may" cause this to happen. The best scenario after people replaced different parts was that the vehicle was fine for maybe a week or two but the problems came right back. I hope with your help we can put an end to this unsafe condition of this vehicle and protect the consumers. Thank you for reading this and taking my experience and many others into consideration.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #21

Dec 242014


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the vehicle slipped out of gear. The contact mentioned that the vehicle went from drive to the lower gear and the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was towed to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

- Franklington, NC, USA

problem #20

Oct 122014

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 91,061 miles


Was reversing out of parking space and engine stalled. This is not the first occurrence. Have previously been driving on the road at 35 mph and the engine has stalled and the vehicle had to cruise to a shoulder for safety, needed to shut off the car and restart. The first time this happened 2011 I had owned the car for 6 months I was going approx 60mph on a highway and the engine shut off, the car electrical system was fine but the engine cut off. The dealer was unable to duplicate the situation and it has happened several times since. Last week the dealer replaced the battery because they were certain this was being caused by the battery but it is not! left the car with dealer again as I have a lifetime maintenance plan but if they cannot duplicate they wont fix - right now this vehicle is a hazard and danger to drive.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #19

Aug 122013


  • miles
Engine is stalling once car is cranked. When pressing the brakes to put car in reverse or drive, the car cuts off. Once able to get into drive and try to drive, the car's brakes can not be touched or the car will stop instantly. The car also does stop and go driving like it's pulling on something heavy.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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problem #18

Aug 282012

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 115,164 miles
I drove my 2007 chry Sebring to a store and pulled into a parking space and attempted to put my car in park, the physical gear shift inside the car was in park but my gage said I was in reverse & my car was stuck in this position. I had this same issue a couple of years ago & was told it happens alot on Chrysler & its a little plastic part that keeps breaking with no recall on it & we are forced to purchase the whole shift level when its not needed. Ready to trade it in because it keeps happening.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #17

Mar 182012


  • miles


I have had my vehicle in for service on two different occasions for the same problem, the check engine light won't go off and now my vehicle will not engage out of park.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #16

Dec 012011

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I have a 2007 Chrysler Sebring automatic 4 cylinder. When driving the car intends to stutter somewhat. Especially in the rain. But whenever it accelerates at low speeds it would jump or hesitate like it wants to stall, I dont know if it could be the fuel type. I talked it over with the dealership they said it could be anything. I havent gotten it checked out yet because their going to charge me and if they cant figure the problem out. Then I wont be able to get my money back. Plus when going up a hill at a steady pace and at usual it would normally decrease in speed, I would have to smash on the pedal to just kick it in the next gear.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #15

Sep 302010


  • 65,000 miles
The car had a new set of spark plugs and a transmission service at 60,000 miles. The car was being driven at freeway speeds when it lost power and then was stuck in second gear. It was towed to a Chrysler dealer where they serviced the transmission believing that was the problem, because the obdii system reported no current or stored error codes. They returned the car and stated that it was running rough and should have a tune up. The car was driven about 180 miles at freeway speeds when it again lost power and was stuck in second gear. This time the car was driven along the shoulder to the next off ramp at which time the check engine light came on. The car was towed to another Chrysler dealer where the obdii codes showed that the catalytic converter and an oxygen sensor had failed. The dealer replaced these items. Fuel economy dropped from about 30 mpg to about 23 mpg. The local dealer looked into this problem but said that the obdii system is reporting no current or stored codes so there is nothing they can do per the factory, they also have noted that the engine is running roughly. Chrysler was contacted about the problem and agreed to refund the cost of the transmission service because it was not the problem. I mailed all the copies of the requested paperwork to them but they never responded back and have not paid.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #14

Feb 012011


  • 37,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The vehicle was previously repaired for an unknown recall in which the vehicle would not shift out of park. Approximately 3 months later, the failure occurred again. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The failure and current mileages were 37,500.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #13

Nov 192010


  • 52,000 miles


I was on the express way going to work and the car idled down and was about to cut off when the electronic throttle control light came on and the car gas pedal would not work I had to cut it off then on before it would go and it take a long time for the transmission to change gear this car is a lemon and Chrysler know it. It needs to be recalled for all these problems it only have 52,000 miles on it. It's a mess that Chrysler should fix now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #12

Jan 012010

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
2007 Chrysler Sebring, this has been an ongoing problem that has resulted in numerous trips to the mechanic. I have a constant vibration while driving the vehicle from speeds around 50-70+ mph. Whatever the vibration is can be felt throughout the passenger compartment as if your sitting in a massage chair. This problem is also causing the brake rotors to warp and fail (safety safety) issue. I am on my fourth set of rotors, third set of brake pads, and third set of tires. In addition I have replaced the hub bearings as well. All by the recommendation of various mechanics. I am afraid that since most of my time in my vehicle is on the interstate that I will have a complete failure at high speeds. The Chrysler dealer doesn't care about the issue they only want you to keep coming back paying the outrageous labor rates. One repair shop all but told me to stop coming. This vehicle has a serious safety issue that needs to be addressed by Chrysler. This problem is on going and I have to deal with it everyday, cause no one can fix it. When the rotors warp the vehicle is hard to control while braking.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #11

Sep 182010


  • 59,800 miles
I went to the store in my 2007 Chrysler Sebring, and park the car on a level parking lot, when I came out of the store, the car was stuck in the park position and I could not move it. I searched on-line only to find out that this is a common problem.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #10

Sep 082010


  • 36,083 miles
On September 8, 2010, I was getting into my car on my way to work when I could not get the automatic stick out of park (out of gear). I just purchase my 2007 Chrysler Sebring on June 29, 2010 at a dealership in my home state, and is the first time I have encountered this type of problem with the vehicle. Prior issues I have experienced since purchasing the vehicle on June 29 is the multifunction (emission) and airbag sensors coming on. A brake sensor has been coming on and off. Both the multifunction and airbag sensors fixed on August 28, 2010. I was informed by the Chrysler mechanic shop that the brake sensor is okay. Now, I have new problem with the vehicle. The vehicle will have to be towed to a Chrysler dealer for repair. I have missed a day from work because of this issue.

- California, MD, USA

problem #9

Aug 102010


  • 34,000 miles
I had been driving the vehicle all day. I later went to run an errand and the car would not let me get out of park. It was completely jammed. For absolutely no reason. It was very frustrating as I was headed to an important doctor's appointment. Had to aaa tow the vehicle. Very disappointing as this vehicle let me sit. Currently being repaired and public transportation will be needed to get to work.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #8

Aug 092007


  • 69,000 miles
Car stalled for second time while in park. First at 34000 mi then again at 69000 mi. Have read all the blogs... to take apart console and perform surgery is ridiculous!

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 012010


  • 64,480 miles
My 2007 chyrsler Sebring is stuck at work in park! it wont come undone. Did everything I thought would trigger it. Brake bulbs, tire lock, gas cap etc etc. So my car is sitting in my work garage until I find out how to fix it.

- Little Elm, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 112010

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
2007 Chrysler Sebring touring was stuck in park and would not allow me to shift into reverse, drive, neutral. Had to remove the chrome housing around the shifter and there is a little pink lever looking thing that I had to press backwards to allow the shifter to come free and go back into reverse or any gear. Vehicle this is a V-6 2.7 engine.

- Millersville, MD, USA

problem #5

Jul 032010


  • 92,000 miles
Chrysler-Sebring 2007, ( 2.4 ) car stuck in park, unable to drive it. This happened on my job. I had to get it towed. I'm happy I was in a safe place. This is very serious, I could have been in an unsafe place and it could have happened at nite. This should be a recall, my friend has this same exact car and it happened to her, I would like Chrysler to repay the money that I must pay to get it repaired.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 042010


  • miles
I went to start up my car for the first time that day and when I tried to put the car in drive the shifter would not shift. At first I thought it was because the E brake was on but once that was removed the shifter still would not go past the "P" icon. I tried pushing the rear of the car to jar it loose, to no effect. The previous day the car drove fine and I had no issues. I eventually had to call a tow truck to pick the car up and take it to a repair shop. They told me that they would have to replace the entire shifter and it cost me $275. I bought the car this year with under 50,000 miles on it. I haven't had any other problem with the car until now. The repair shop replaced the shifter with the exact same shifter from the Chrysler Corp. I now find myself wondering if the same thing will happen again?

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

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