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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#109 of 159 check engine light
Nov 03, 2009 (10:58 am)
I have been in and out of the Chrysler Dealerships with my check engine light since January of 2009. Practically everything you can think of has been replaced in the car including four different PCM's. And the check engine light continues to come on and stay on. The last place I took it to has been in the phone every single time with the Chrysler Engineers and they are stumped. Everytime something is replaced that the engineer has suggested the engine light is right back on and the same codes keep coming up. The car is misfiring most of the time, does not like to start when it is cold outside, smells really bad no matter what kind of gas it is burning which by the way was one of their diagnostics, and now it is down to needing a new program for the car that guess what Chrysler laid off the Engineer that has the program. Last I was told all the Flex Fuel Engineers are getting together to re-write the program which could take months meanwhile I have to drive my car with a check engine light on, it smells, burns gas like no other and even stalls when it feels like it...in intersections...but according to Chrysler that isn't life threatening and no one will pay for the rental car....Anyone else out there having this much frustration with their 06 Chrysler Sebring Touring model....that is under 65000 miles.
#110 of 159 Re: check engine light [dlhuff63]
Nov 03, 2009 (6:15 pm)
Sounds to me like you got the bad one of the bunch...! Can you say return to sender? With all of those issues, I would think you would be in for a trade with Chrysler!! They owe you a NEW ONE!!
#111 of 159 Re: check engine light [qwestgirl]
Nov 04, 2009 (1:25 pm)
I agree but Chrysler isn't listening to what I have to say or what the dealership has to say either. They are the ones who have to do all the work for nothing since it is all under warranty.
#112 of 159 Re: check engine light [dlhuff63]
Nov 04, 2009 (3:35 pm)
Thank goodness for the warranty!! Sad though that YOU are the one dealing with all of the crap of having to get it looked at over and over and still having all of the issues that don't seem to be getting fixed....Hopefully, at some point, they will have it all resolved so you can go on living your life with a normal car!!....Good luck~!!
#113 of 159 Re: check engine light [dlhuff63]
Nov 29, 2009 (1:02 pm)
re: 2006 Chrysler Sebring - check engine light won't turn off
Same problem. Just purchased the car used.
Check Engine light came on while driving home from work 2 days after getting the car home. Took to dealer, who originally said we must have done something to it? Then he decided to help us.
- First try: He cleaned the engine and did a few tests. Replaced the Oxygen Sensors. The light went off. 2 days later... it was back.
- Second try: Then the dealer had the Catalytic converter replaced. Brand new. Car ran fine for 2 miles. Light was back on same day.
The car "looks" great. The engine light will not go off. I think we occasionally get a whiff of gas....
Anyone fix this issue? It seems to be an ongoing problem from year to year??
#114 of 159 Re: check engine light [rcaoun]
Dec 02, 2009 (6:17 pm)
Same problem. I just purchased the car a few days ago. After the spark plugs and everything was changed the check engine light went off, then it came back on the next day. I haven't smelled a whiff of gas yet. I hope someone can fix the problem soon.
#115 of 159 Engine light on
Dec 03, 2009 (5:00 pm)
The car won't start unless I pump the gas a dozen times.
When it does start, it seems fine until 2k, then runs really bad.
Haven't driven it because of this.
Anyone have any ideas?
#116 of 159 Re: 1998 6 Cylinder 2.5l Sebring convert. JKI Problem [kilofactor]
Dec 29, 2009 (5:00 pm)
You have got to be kidding me.... a switch?
There are over 30 sensors and switches on a car that can go bad, or give false readings to set this light off.
As a mechanic, i am disturbed to think that my customers would ever think this.
Something as minute as a loose gas cap, or overfilling your tank, to spiders inside your emissions control devices can also set it off.
Please, trust your mechanic.
ESPECIALLY your dealerships.
#117 of 159 Check Engine Light/P0303 Code
Jan 04, 2010 (12:44 am)
I have a 2006 Chrysler Sebring. The check engine light came on. Went to Auto Zone and they connected hand held diagnostic computer which showed P0303 Code which says #3 Spark Plug is misfiring. We changed the plugs, the wires and the spark module and it still continues to stay on. Now my blower on the ac and heater only works on high setting. Their is an exhaust smell when engine is starting and it is idling really rough. Any suggestions or comments?
#118 of 159 PO300&PO305
Mar 04, 2010 (5:46 pm)
1998 Chrysler Sebring
6 Cyl. 2.5L
Just bought this car for my Daughter and have had the following done with no results. (paid $1500.00, but put $695.00 on sales slip to help with sales tax, got boned)
Replaced plugs, rotor, dist. cap., wires
Checked out misfire Cyl 5, codes PO300 & PO305 found.
Leak down test (Good) for Cyl.5
Compression Test 172
Replace lower and upper intake Gaskets
Swap Injector & Spark Plug 5 & 6 No Change.
I also had to replace the Cat. Converter because it was broken up inside, the guy at the Garage said that could have been from the injector at 5 shooting to much gas and overheating the Cat.
Garage said the computer seems as if it was replace at some time because there is a sticker on it that says it has to be programed and New cars do not have these stickers. It only misses after being warmed up for 15-20 min. and only when idling not when it's being driven. Seems to be terrible on Gas.
He suspects a wire could be the problem but says it could take days to find it. I'm already into this thing for $1200.00 (parts & labor) on the of the $1500.00 I paid.
Any help would be appreciated