Notes: After a horrific run of complaints and headaches, Chrysler introduced its 3rd generation Sebring starting with the 2007 model year. While there was a bit of complaint carryover, things eventually settled down and in 2009 the Sebring became one of the least complained about cars we have on record that model year. I know, it shocks us too.

If you’re shopping for a used car you could do better than a 2009 Sebring. But the fact of the matter is you could also do worse. A lot worse. And for that reason we gave this car our “Seal of Pretty Good.”


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,333 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.

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2009 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 132016


  • 138,000 miles


I was in a car accident yesterday.the brakes locked up on me.the steering wheel jerked & got stuck.I ended up htting 2 cars.I knew nothing about a recall.I've only had this car for 5 months.I have to loook online to find out there was a recall.I wnna know what is gonna be done about my situation?I'm very upset.

- Coolumbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 142013

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
My wife was driving her 2009 Chrysler Sebring at approximately 55 miles per hour when all the indicator lights in the instrument cluster all began to flash erratically. The car began to loose power and then stalled while she was trying to remain in control. She was eventually able to get the car to the side of the road in a area that has barely any shoulder to stop on with much effort since no power makes a car with power steering very difficult to drive. It took another 15 minutes to get it restarted all while many cars whizzed by at high speed, with greatly diminished power as the power train did not know if it was coming or going. It limped back to our house stalling again in our driveway. We called Chrysler and made appointment to have it taken to neuwirth Chrysler in wilmington nc for diagnosis and repair. Tom chappell, called us and relayed the following, the power train module was faulty and needed to be replaced. He also told us that this part was on Chrysler's national back order and we could not expect delivery until May 5, 2014. If you notice today's date is 21 November 2013. That is almost 6 months from now. This car is not safe to drive and should not be driven. I have since spoken to the general manager at neuwirth Chrysler and he agrees that the car should not be driven and that the dealership is trying to intercede with Chrysler corporation on our behalf to get a rental car and something in order to alleviate this situation. The general manager cautioned that all he our anyone at neuwirth could do was "yell and jump up and down" on our behalf, but the final authority would the Chrysler corporation in Michigan. Chrysler corporation maintains it is safe to drive for the next 6 months. Please help this car should be recalled.

- Southport, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 212012


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while sitting at a traffic light. The vehicle was restarted within two minutes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test but could not determine the failure. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 52,000. The VIN was not available.

- Randallstown, MD, USA

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