really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,056 miles

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2007 Chrysler Sebring electrical problems

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #32

Mar 022009

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 46,000 miles


2007 Chrysler Sebring electronic throttle control light comes on and car cannot accelerate stalls almost to almost to a complete stop... only turning off the car resets this light for who knows how long it just happens and is very dangerous...this problem needs to be addressed before somebody gets seriously hurt...

- Weldon , CA, USA

problem #31

Dec 012011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. While driving at various speeds, the contact stated that the vehicle would stall and lose all power. The failure recurred intermittently and the contact was able to successfully restart the vehicle after the failures. In addition, the contact noticed that the tire pressure monitoring system light was illuminated. The dealer informed the contact that the VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V152000 (electrical system:wiring). The contact was awaiting a response from the manufacturer. A private mechanic made several attempts to duplicate the failure, but the vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 75,000.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #30

Oct 012011


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated the vehicle stalled numerous times without warning while driving at any speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test that was unable to locate a failure code. The dealer cleaned the fuel system and replaced the engine spark plugs, but the failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to stall. The manufacturer stated the VIN was not included in NHTSA recall campaign id number: 08V152000 electrical system: Wiring, and denied assistance with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #29

Nov 182011


  • 55,000 miles


Purchased 2007 Sebring base model one month ago. Had dealership complete all recalls before purchase. Tail lights attached to the upper portion of the truck flooded/filled with water anytime there was rain and when you open the trunk it dumps the water on your head. All 3 break light seals were replaced and plugs removed to allow better drainage - issue resolved. Emergency break light intermittently illuminates while driving - emerg break is off and new breaks installed issue still unresolved. Delayed auto off headlights did not shut off. Returned to vehicle 2 hours later with daytime running lights still on and since they are automatic there is no way to turn them off. After cycling the engine they shut off, but now fail to come on at all. In the base model there is no feature to turn them "on" or "off" - issue unresolved. The vehicle also refuses to change the setting to turn the "auto unlock" feature "on" when vehicle is put in park. This feature also refuses to work on "first unlock" on the key fob. The doors just continue to stay locked - issue unresolved. I hope mine does not start shutting off on me like so many other complaints.

- Sarnia, MI, USA

problem #28

May 092011


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the instrument panel warning lights and all of the gauges continued to illuminate constantly. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who advised that there were no recalls for the vehicle and offered no further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 54,000.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #27

Dec 242010

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
This car shuts off, all the light so on and off and this has been happening since it was less than a year old. We have taken it to Chrysler dealership and they have said it didn't happen when they had it. The interior light comes on when you turn on right turn signal. The ABS light goes on and off and the seatbelt light.

- Polk City, FL, USA

problem #26

Sep 302011


  • 74,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that when driving 60-70 mph, the vehicle would exhibit a loud, abnormal grinding. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the ball bearings in the alternator failed and the alternator would need replacing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 74,000.

- Miami Lakes, FL, USA

problem #25

Oct 162009

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 46,250 miles
My Sebring stalls when I come to a stop or am traveling at low speeds. The car has stalled in the middle of intersections and is obviously very dangerous to drive. The car additionally lunges at low speeds or when I accelerate. The seatbelt light on the dash goes on and off sporadically. I have determined through personal investigation the wire connection for the seatbelt light is under the driver seat and it doesn't always make a good connection. When the connector is touched the light will go off and on so that tells me that the connector has a short and is faulty. A plastic part in the gear shift has broken and made it impossible to shift without manipulation with a screw driver, and there is a loud clicking sound that comes out of the air condition vent/duct when the ac is turned on. I have owned many vehicles through the years and this is the first car that I have purchased that I am actually scared for my family and I to drive anywhere. I will never again purchase a Chrysler, but not just because of the above but because they have not gained my trust. This company should try a new campaign of trying to gain the trust of the consumer, and they could start by accepting the fact that they have many faulty vehicles that need to be recalled and repaired, this is not only good sound advice this would be good business practice.

- Lufkin, TX, USA

problem #24

May 022011


  • miles
2007 Chrysler Sebring. Consumer states on numerous occasions the vehicle stalled without reason while driving, slowing down or making a turn.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

problem #23

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 #22

Jan 022011

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


Car stalls, engine stutters and hesitates when at a stop, turning or going around a bend at 30 mph. When initially stepping on the gas rpms will drop then surge (~2000 RPM). Almost hit a car in a parking lot on one occasion because of a surge. Also, the car stuttered and jerked on the highway. Chrysler dealership reflashed PCM on one visit and ran diagnostics on another visit and found nothing wrong with the car.

- Smithton, PA, USA

problem #21

Mar 142001


  • 59,500 miles
Multiple issues with this vehicle. The latest one is the most serious. A faulty ABS sensor cause the brakes to operate abnormally. The ABS light may come on then go off and (periodically goes on and off). Regardless of the light status, the ABS system randomly engages and does not allow the vehicle to stop in a safe manner. The ABS when engaged resists the driver from apply pressure to the brake pedal. The result is the car not stopping. Luckily I was going slow and there was no one around other wise there would have been an accident. The ABS light came on, resisted my braking force then went off and allow the brakes to engage as anticipated. The roads were normal, dry and free of debris/ loose fill. This happened twice over two days. On the second day I parked the car and let it sit until it's service date. The service department diagnosed a faulty sensor with code C1044. They said it was due to rust. First this is a 2007 car, second if rust on a sensor is going to inhibit normal braking then the part is defective and or the design is defective. I was lucky some one else is not going to be. ABS is designed to pump the brakes under certain conditions. I'm sure normal driving at 25 mph on a dry normal surface isn't one of them. Even if the ABS fails the operator should still be able to stop the car by applying manual force to the brake petal. This failure does not allow effective use of the brakes! second issue is the lights (both interior and exterior dimming) with audible surges in the climate control blower. The dealer says this is due to my remote starter even though this issue has been occurring well before the remote starter was involved. Third issue is the rear window repeatedly coming out of track there were other issues with the brakes rotors warping and brake light coming on, gas cap light coming on, tire sensors

- Kingston, PA, USA

problem #20

Sep 102010


  • 54,000 miles
I drive a 2007 chry. Sebring touring edition, the air bag light keeps coming on, cruise control does not work, and everytime it rains, the entire passengers side inside the veh gets really wet.

- Barstow, CA, USA

problem #19

Sep 012010

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My airbag light comes on intermittently. Sometimes it blinks off and on a few minutes at a time as I drive for as long as I'm driving. Other times, it will stay on for 30 minutes or so continuously, then stay off. Or, I can go days without it coming on. I'm afraid it's going to either deploy for no reason while I'm driving and cause an accident, or not deploy if do have an accident. My brake lights come on almost every time I stop at a light. I have had the brakes checked by a mechanic, and they couldn't find anything wrong with them. My driver's side window has occasionally begun "sticking". usually it is when I have rolled it down, it does not want to roll back up. My car is out of warranty, so I have not paid to have it hooked up to the computer at the dealership to see if there are any error codes. These have all started happening in the last three months, and are steadily getting worse.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #18

Dec 072010

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
I own a 2007 Chrysler Sebring touring sedan. Sometimes when breaking or accelerating, the vehicles electronic throttle control sensor light will engage, and the car may fail to break or accelerate, or even completely turn off. This has happened to me on the highway, as well as city streets. This has become a more frequent issue over the past 6 months. The vehicle also sometimes jerks or transmission will skip when this happens. I have noticed the dashboard lights and radio turn off with no reason while driving. I was told no problems could be found with the electrical system as of this moment, and am still having these same, dangerous problems.

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #17

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 #16

Oct 182010

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
My car lost power without warning on the interstate and just came to a stop and the engine crank fine but would not start, change spark plugs but did not matter, the electronic throttle control indicator light came on, have to get it to.

- Windsor, CT, USA

problem #15

Aug 112010


  • miles
My 2007 Chrysler Sebring is stuck in park.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #14

May 022010


  • 56,000 miles
I own a 2007 Sebring (VIN [xxx]) with approximately 56,700 miles. I purchase the vehicle in Nov. 2008 considered new with 29,000 miles from Saturn of fremont, ca. The car is driven primarily by my wife to and from work and to drop off and pick up the children. After a recent oil change on May 2, 2010, my family and I noticed an extremely loud engine noise. For the first week after the oil change, the car would start fine but the noise became worse. The engine began to loose pressure while driving on the highway and as of today, will not start at all. I visited a Chrysler automall dealership on sommersville road in antioch, ca on Saturday May 15. I was told that I would have to pay a $130 diagnostic fee as the vehicle was out of warranty. I was under the impression that the vehicle was still under warranty as I was told at the time of purchase that the warranty would be extended to 3 years/60,000 miles. The technician mentioned that the noise was a radiator or fan motor. Then I checked the recalls for 2007 Sebrings and found two recalls (NHTSA campaign id numbers: 08vi52000 and 07V473000 regarding engine and electrical matters, one of which has the same concern that I have. I called Chrysler and spoke to brittany who said my VIN did not have any concerns so the company could not help me. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #13

May 082010


  • 36,000 miles
My 2007 Chrysler Sebring caught on fire. Smoke was coming from the dashboard and steering area. The ABS light came on after the smoke. (ps there were no physical injuries, but mentally it's frightening, we're terrified to get back into that car! mentally 2 persons were injured.

- Chester, VA, USA

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