really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,077 miles

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2008 Chrysler Sebring brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 122012


  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. While driving 45 mph, the contact attempted to decelerate and applied the brakes but the vehicle did not respond. The failure caused the steering wheel to seize and the contact was unable to maneuver the vehicle, crashing into the median strip. The vehicle was destroyed and the air bags did not deploy. The contact and a passenger were injured as a result. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was contacted and the contact was awaiting a response. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Oak Forest, IL, USA

problem #6

Dec 152008


  • miles
I purchased my 2008 Sebring in November 2008. Several months later the brakes began making squeaking noises. I have had the dealer (from which I purchased) to put 3 pair of brakes on since then. I don't travel or drive long distances, but everytime I stop the brakes make squeaking noise S and skips. Also I have lots of dust to accumulate on the front driver rim. I was told to slowly pull my brake handle while driving to decrease the brake dust.

- Canton, MS, USA

problem #5

May 282010


  • 41,000 miles
My brake lights go on for no reason while driving the normal speed limit. It will go off after I turn off the vehicle but then again appear at different times the dealer has said nothing is wrong with the fluids nor brakes and cannot figure out why the brake light keeps appearing.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #4

May 282010


  • 33,538 miles


I purchased a 2008 Chrysler Sebring on May 28, 2010. On that day after test drive I spoke with salesman and finance manager about the brakes and was insured that any problems to bring back within 2 weeks. I also was told that the squeaking would subside within 2 week time. I have returned car to dealership twice now and each time was told no problems and they did not hear any noise. I've had to pump my brakes to stop and there is a grind noise when applying pressure to brakes. I have since replaced the pads and was told the rotors were bad also. Is it going to take someone having an accident or possible death in order for actions to be taken" or will it take going public with the media" I would hope that actions would take place to correct the problems. Please don't ignore these complaints.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 042010


  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. He stated that while driving 40 mph the vehicle accelerated, he applied the brakes but the vehicle did not stop causing him to drive over the curb and crash into trees. The vehicle was damaged severely and had to be towed. The contact sustained unknown injuries. A police report was filed. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 7,000.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 102009


  • miles
Hello I have a 2008 Chrysler Sebring and it constantly has brake problems. I bought the car from a dealership in Dec of 2009. I have had to put brakes on 3 times since then and I don't go long distance or drive long. I have had factory brakes put on from the Chrysler dealership. The brakes always make squeaking noise all the time. I have talked to alot of other people that have Chrysler and they all said the they have brake problems. I think the car needs to be repaired or recalled.

- Phila, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 092008

Sebring 4-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chrysler Sebring touring with 9,000 miles is having brake failure problems. The consumer stated on 2 occasions, she experienced brake failure while backing up. On one of those occasions, she hit another vehicle.

- East Freedom, PA, USA

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