really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,038 miles

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2007 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Mar 042013


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was restarted and functioned normally. On another occassion, the vehicle would not accelerate beyond 20 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who advised that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #11

Apr 272013

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I was driving the vehicle on the highway. The etc light came on and the car would not accelerate. Coasted to the side of the road, turned car off, then back on and it ran fine. It has done this at least 30 times since. Now my etc light blinks and car will only go 10-20 mph, slows to 5mph going up any grade. Idle is rough and idles between 1500 and 2000. Sometimes when I first start the car it will run okay for about 2-3 minutes then etc light suddenly come on, car decelerates and I have almost been hit several times. Now the brake light comes on and off as does the check engine light. The dealer does not know what is wrong. This seems to be a common problem with this model vehicle. Chrysler needs to do something before someone is seriously injured or killed. I will never buy another Chrysler product because they will not fix this problem, always say they do not know what the problem is.

- Gallipolis, OH, USA

problem #10

Oct 102013


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The battery was jump-started however, the vehicle began stalling sporadically with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 07V473000 (engine and engine cooling) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #9

Oct 252013


  • 98,825 miles


The electric throttle light came on. Car loses power and then will only go 5miles P/hr..very dangerous situation when you are on the freeway in busy traffic.

- Crosby, TX, USA

problem #8

Sep 162013

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
Attempted to start vehicle in the morning, turned the key to crank motor and the engine would not start but continued to crank. Eventually it stopped cranking, I attempted to start vehicle again then it started. Began driving my car down the highway and the air bags light started going off and stayed on for the rest of my drive. Also while driving around corners the brake light will go off as well as going down some hills.

- Guttenburg, IA, USA

problem #7

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

problem #6

Nov 152007

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 6,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the vehicle shook and stalled. The contact also stated that loud noises came from the engine. The vehicle regained power independently. The contact depressed the accelerator several times to resolve failure. The failure recurred consistently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for inspection but the technicians were unable to determine the cause of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000. The current mileage was 23,700. Updated 6/17/13

- Burlington , MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 202007

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 600 miles
I purchased the vehicle in may of 2007 and within the first few months the car stopped for no apparent reason while driving on 3 separate occasions. The incidents startled me greatly that I requested to receive a new car. The dealership refused and had someone fly in from los angeles, ca to fix. Now after 5 years the car is doing same thing. I presented this safety issue to the manager of the dealership by the name of [xxx]. [xxx] proceeded to tell me that since I did not use him for my servicing that he would not assist me. He flatly told me how could he help me when he didn't make any money off of me. I've been told by other people with this same vehicle that they had the same problem of stopping without any notice. This is dangerous and can cause death or a terrible accident. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- San Pablo, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 172010

Sebring 4-cyl

  • miles
First two complaints have been recalled and serviced. Said recalls were for # 1 engine stalling and # 2 driver airbag under seat sensor illuminating on and off on dash. Even after the service was performed for the recalls, I still have engine stalling during stops and on deceleration the vehicle threatens to stall. I need to keep giving gas and on humid days that is indicative of possible rain the threat is more often. The second recall complaint that I am still experiencing is the air bag illuminator on dash for the drivers side goes on and off and the wires under the drivers seat are involved when driver seat moves front or back. Stalling is a safety issue that can cause personal injury or death to occupants in this car or nearby cars sharing the road. Also the air bag sensor problem keeps me in fear that the airbag will not deploy when necessary or will deploy accidentally on its own while the vehicle is in motion. I also have a complaint that the car when braking for a stop continued to rev causing me to use the emergency break and I had to shut off the car to stop the car totally.I have noticed that this issue is common with other peoples complaint and an inquiry would seem imminent for safety reasons. The dealership knowing the recalls have not secured the proper handling of my vehicle's safety wants to charge a diagnostic fee or a service fee when it is clear that the proper service was not rendered causing recall malfunctions to this date. For the two complaints that have recalls that I am inquiring about need to be addressed to the dealership asap for service and I would appreciate the outcome of this complaint in writing. As for the accelerator problem I would like to be kept abreast if a safety issue is mandated for the repair of that complaint. Thank you.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Oct 202010


  • 52,000 miles
As I approached a stop light and had to stop, the engine stalled, and I had to restart it from the ignition. It happened on three other occasions (once in a left turn at a stop sign). The steering problem is progressively aggravating to the point of loosing power assist when I make a left turn, and occasionally a right turn, also. It started as a small inconvenience, but at this point, if I am not very careful when I make a left turn, the car would go strait instead of turning.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 222012

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 38,320 miles
As I was slowing for a red signal at an intersection, my engine shut off as if I turned off the key. It didn't shudder or give any indication that there was difficulty with the engine performance, it simply ceased running. I read a ap article on the Chrysler 200 engine stall in this mornings paper and noted that motor being investigated by your Agency was the same motor that is in my Sebring. I wanted to notify you of my problem to make a written record in the event that the problem continues or exacerbates and there is a need for me to bring my vehicle to the dealership for the problem repair.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

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