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:
56,625 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.

2009 Chrysler Sebring seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 162015

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


The 2009 Chrysler Sebring horn starts to blow at all hours and I have to go out and hit the horn pad on the steering wheel. I had it go off in traffic and almost had a guy in a road rage situation until I told him what happens to the horn. This should be a recall for safety for sure. I see where there are many more complaints on the internet.

- Export, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 102014

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Steering is extremely tight and unable to turn, rack and pinions are defective. I researched online and it seems a lots of Chrysler Sebring and Dodge avenger are having the same issue with the steering.

- Yonkers , NY, USA

problem #3

May 232012

Sebring 4-cyl

  • miles
There was no incident, but I'm trying to find out why Chrysler stopped the recall for faulty air bags (front seat sensors?) on the 2008. I have a 2009 that the air bag light keeps illuminating and beeping. I called Chrysler, and they were very rude saying that the recall does not apply to my 2009, and wanted alot of money for me to bring it in for a diagnosis. I feel this is wrong. If the 2008's were faulty, then there's a good chance that the 2009's are also. I have only owned this car for 3 months, and have had nothing but trouble with it!

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 132014

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 84,123 miles
Vehicle hit black ice, flipped and rolled a few times. No air bags were deployed! Chrysler was immediately notified and still no response. Recall on airbag sensor, yet no recall on air bags.

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #1

Sep 062013


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated as the air bag deployed independently. The contact was not involved in a crash nor was there any impact to the vehicle. The contact stated that the impact caused her to sustain a bruised hand. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,000.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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