really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,714 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Chrysler Sebring engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2007 Chrysler Sebring:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2007 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 102010


  • 28,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact was driving 60 mph when the vehicle began to lose power. The electronic throttle control warning light was illuminated as the vehicle decelerated to 20 mph. The vehicle was parked overnight and the following morning, the vehicle operated as normal. On a later date, the exact same failure occurred and the vehicle began to drive extremely rough. After allowing the vehicle to sit idle overnight, the vehicle operated as normal. The contact stated that the failure would occur intermittently. The vehicle was not taken for diagnosis or repairs. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 28,000 and the current mileage was 49,750.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Mar 282007


  • 5,000 miles
Brake problems and surging problems with 2007 Sebring. This problem has been ongoing since I have owned my car. I already spoke to cbs3 on your side and they told me to file a complaint with you and call 1-800-lemon law.

- Richlandtown, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 172007

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. Whenever the contact drives the vehicle at a speed of 10mph the vehicle will suddenly shut off without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact had the alternator replaced, however the failure is still occurring. The contact has noticed the failure since purchasing the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 56000. Updated 05/07/10. The consumer stated the dashboard lights would flicker. Updated 08/26/10

- New York, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 162008


  • 29,000 miles
Vehicle hit a deer head on and burst into flames. Air bags did not deploy. Auto has been in to dealership numerous times for engine light, which would not stay off. On my home from Arizona to Minnesota, the emergency brake light kept coming on when going down off ramps.

- Ramsey, MN, USA

problem #2

Jun 192008


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. While driving on June 21, 2008 there was smoke present under the hood. After approaching a traffic light the vehicle shut off and a large amount of smoke was coming from the engine. She observed that the engine compartment and the under side of the vehicle was on fire. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire after three attempts. The vehicle was towed. The dealer confirmed with the contact that there were no recalls related to her VIN. The dealer instructed the tow truck company to bring the vehicle to them; however, the dealer later advised them to take the vehicle away since the damage was so massive. The dealer also stated that the contact would have to wait until Monday to obtain a rental car. The dealer later informed the contact that they would not provide her with a rental car until an investigator inspected the vehicle. An investigator has not inspected the vehicle since the fire occurred. The failure and current mileages were 32,000.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 152007

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. While stopped at a traffic light, the RPM's decreased to zero and the engine stalled. The gear was shifted into park and the vehicle was restarted. After it was restarted and the contact depressed the accelerator pedal, the vehicle hesitated for 15-20 seconds before accelerating. When it rains, the headlights and instrument panel lights would dim intermittently. The light switch was turned off and then back on. The dealer was unable to duplicate or repair the failures. The powertrain was unknown. The failure mileage was 16,000 and current mileage was 29,000. Updated 03-19-08 updated 03/19/08

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

Not what you are looking for?