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:
74,333 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.

2009 Chrysler Sebring steering problems

steering problem

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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

Jun 212016


  • miles
Noise in front end. Rack and pinion steering. Been hearing this for a few years. Finally have a mechanic who can fix it. More loud as it drives. Can feel a thump and knocking noise. Thought it was tire rods.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #1

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

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