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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
Aug 14, 2001 (11:33 am)
Please share your Sebring problems and any solutions!
#3 of 721 99 Sebring Cast Aluminum Wheels
Jun 19, 2002 (8:30 am)
I am in the proces of replacing my 3rd wheel. After the 2nd one I was told by the after-market wheel mfr. that Chrysler uses the "softest alumnium in the industry".Admittedly each replacement was necessitated by hitting potholes,but the impact didn't seem to be that serious.Is the "softest aluminum in the industry" statement valid? Has anyone had a similar experience? Does Chrysler offer any assistance in replacing the wheels?
#5 of 721 2001 Sebring Covertible LXI
Jul 10, 2002 (1:03 pm)
I own a 2001 LXI. I previously owned a 97 JXI. The 97 was a dream to own. The 2001 is a different story. I like the new body/interior design but the shifting of the automatic transmission with the 2.7 is not as smooth as the 97 / 2.5 V-6. Anyone noticing the same with theirs? I have spoken to the dealership and they state it is operating normally. I beg to differ. It clunks when reversing and then moving into the forward drive gear. In addition the upshifting when accelerating is jumpy from one gear to the next. I have owned several Chryslers and this is the first automatic to operate this way.
#6 of 721 2001 LXI Convert - Problem History
Aug 01, 2002 (7:03 pm)
My wife and I love the car, and just purchased another one (2002 LXI, different color.) But, the 2001 has not been without its problems:
. Central command control module failed - interior lights wouldn't go off, etc. Replaced.
. Passenger window wouldn't operate - replaced window motor.
. Rear window defroster failed - replaced entire rear window.
. Front windows don't lower completely when lowering the top. Haven't taken it in yet.
#7 of 721 The Wheels of the Sebring, big thumbs down
Aug 06, 2002 (5:26 am)
I have had sixteen flat tires since owning my '98 Sebring -- I cannot get to the bottom of the issue, though much like Steve above I have had two rims replaced (at the dealerships cost) but the dealership refuses to acknowledge that the rims are faulty. Aggravating enough that I may just sell the car!!!! I've shelled out about $1,000 of my own $$ to fix the repeated tire issues. I complained to the Better Business Bureau and that at least got the dealership to start paying for the repair costs and to replace the two rims, which is the least they can do, since the car is unreliable due to the tire problems......
#8 of 721 2001 Chrysler Sebring sedan problems
Aug 28, 2002 (9:11 am)
I bought a brand new (leftover) 2001 Chrysler Sebring in Nov. 2001. It was a quiet ride...for about 2000 miles. Dealt with a rattle under the middle of the car which was remedied after 2 visits by tightening exhaust. Around 4500 miles noticed a loud creaking noise in the front end when turning. Have been back five times since. So far the Five Star Chrysler Dealer service dept has replaced the control arms on the left side, the stabilizer links on both sides, and lubed an area on the tire rod which "should" have been factory lubed. In between all that I was told those noises are normal. Within the last two weeks I took it to 2 independent service technicians. They feel it is in the struts. Chrysler said they cannot authorize repair
because they cannot hear the noise. Also, the warmer the weather, the less sound is heard. Pulling out of my garage in the morning it sounds like an old rocking chair for several miles. I will be leaving my car for them to drive "cold" again. There is currently 8000 miles on it. In addition to the creaking noise in the front end, I notice a clicking noise from the steering column, and a shift in the seat on quick acceleration/stops which I am told is normal for these vehicles. The garage did replace what they said was a defective bolt in the seat, it is only a little better. This is my 4th new Chrsler product and I am greatly disappointed. I never returned to the garage with the others.
Anyone else having problems with their 2001 Sebring sedan?
#10 of 721 humming trans
Sep 15, 2002 (2:17 pm)
humming trans up 60 mps . what is causing this .