definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,333 miles

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2007 Chrysler Sebring transmission problems

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #9

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 #8

Sep 242010


  • 28,000 miles
2007 Chrysler Sebring: Could not shift from park to reverse etc. Car had to be towed. The car only has 28,000 miles. It is currently at a repair shop.

- Bergenfield, NJ, USA

problem #7

Sep 132010

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Letter from senator brown on behalf of constituent regarding issues with his 2007 Chrysler Sebring )dot/I#2010-1253-respond to cleveland, oh office the consumer stated he was unable to shift the gear out of park. The ABS light illuminated and stayed on and the brakes would not work until the vehicle was driven about a block. He had to drive very slow until the brakes engaged.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 142010


  • 48,487 miles


My 2007 Chrysler Sebring "stuck" in park. I have 48847 miles on my Sebring and have not had a problem with it. On Aug.13 I pulled into my garage and parked. The next day I got into my car and it would not shift out of park. I checked the manual and it gave an "over-ride" procedure. This procedure does not work. I called Chrysler on the 15th and asked how to engage the over-ride. They gave me the same procedure. On the 16th I had a tow truck come to my house to tow my car to the dealership. He showed me an entirely different over-ride that was shown to him, by Chrysler. But Chrysler does not pass on to the consumer. It worked and I was able to drive my car to the dealership. Before I took my car to the dealership I contacted Chrysler and got a case manager assigned to me. The case manager worked with the dealership and got my car repaired for a $50 co-payment. Chrysler knows there is a problem with 2007 & 2008 Sebrings I would like to see Chrysler send a new over-ride procedure to all owners of vehicles that could have this problem and issue a recall. I was lucky it happened in my garage, but several others might not be as lucky where this failure happens, without the correct knowledge on how to over-ride the system.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #5

Aug 132010


  • 88,965 miles
I left work and my 2007 Chrysler Sebring would not shift out of park (it's an automatic). I eventually had to have my car towed for a total of 280. I learned that an internal spring and another part inside of the shifter had broken. Based on what I read, it seems to be a common problem with the later model Sebrings.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #4

May 202010


  • 30,000 miles
2007 Chrysler Sebring would not shift out of park, with only 30,000 miles on the car this happened, the shifter was replaced.

- Berlin, NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 192009


  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the brake warning light would illuminate periodically. She was also unable to shift to any gear due to transmission failure. The vehicle had not been inspected nor repaired at the time of the complaint. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and the transmission was repaired. She had not spoken with the manufacturer to-date. The current mileage was approximately 46,500. The failure mileage was approximately 35,000.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 062007

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 36,505 miles
There were no actual events leading up to the problem. The car is a 2007 model Chrysler Sebring sedan with a 2.4L, 4 cylinder engine. The car has 36,505 miles on it. The car was acting perfectly normal up until I went to start it. Once I started it, I could not get it out of park. I called and had it towed to the dealership who stated that the entire "shifter" had to be replaced. The car was 505 miles past the manufacturer warranty, so I had to pay a deductible on my extended warranty. I have not received the car back yet, but I will be asking for the old parts back.

- Huntingtown, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 102007

Sebring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle hesitated when attempting shift into second gear. The dealer stated that they repaired the failure however they did not informed the contact of the cause or the remedy. The same failure occurred the next day. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact stated that she heard a beeping noise. The dealer stated that the seat belt sensor failed. As of October 9, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the failure. The contact stated the signal light blinks too fast. The dealer stated that turning light sensor failed. As of October 9, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the failure. The failure mileage was 42 and the current mileage was 4,300.

- Madisonville, KY, USA

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