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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 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.

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2009 Chrysler Sebring transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Chrysler Sebring Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 262010


  • 13,000 miles


On mon., July 26, 2010 I was driving when the deck light came on. I pulled over, closed the trunk and continued driving. As I pulled into my street, (less than 10 min. Drive), the deck light came on again. I pulled into my driveway, which is on a slight incline, put the emergency brake on, put the car in park, left it running and got out of the car and closed the trunk again, standing behind the car. I then leaned into the car to check the light that says "deck." At that point the car slipped out of gear and started rolling down the driveway. My passenger was able to jump over the console and apply the brake. I suffered severe bruising, scrapes and related injuries. My entire right side of my body suffered injuries and some on the left side, when I hit the pavement. The neighbors, police and emt's all checked the car to make sure the emergency brake was on. It definitely was. You cannot take the gear out of park without applying the brake.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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