Last post on Aug 10, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#105 of 112 Re: 2007 Seabring Break Problems [dylan2009]
Jan 17, 2011 (4:38 pm)
I Bought a Sebring 2007 crd limited, and have the same problem. No solution yet, the Dealer says its normal...but it isnt.
#106 of 112 Re: 2007 Seabring Break Problems [h_chora]
Jan 17, 2011 (4:51 pm)
well 3 years & 32,000 miles later, 5 sets of rotors, 8 sets of pads Chrysler OEM branded, Wagner, Bendix, and Centrex brands Chrysler made good on an engineer visit, he replaced pads & rotors back OEM, (do not use value line) and do not turn OEM rotors ever - this increases heat, do not let technician at dealer or tire store use impact wrench - use hand wrench and torque wrench, as weird as it seems that "worked" - clearly defined in JS (Sebring family including Dodge Avenger) factory service manuals, this will cause rotor to warp, heat will build up and continue, cutting rotors (also called turning) thins out metal and thickness also causing heat build up enough to warp - now having checked at factory expense every 3 months / 3,000 miles whichever comes first and so far they are holding up - keep fingers crossed
#107 of 112 Re: 2007 Seabring Break Problems [research5]
Jan 17, 2011 (5:11 pm)
Thanks for your feedback...wish me luck
Regards from Portugal
#108 of 112 Re: 2007 Seabring Break Problems [research5]
Feb 01, 2011 (3:45 pm)
I have one new set of rotors and one sets of pads (japanese brand)....and everything ok...but just drive 250 miles...
#109 of 112 Re: cruise control problems and braking problems [1huck]
Feb 01, 2011 (4:21 pm)
my brake issues were pretty much limited to accelerated wear, and once pads were worn, and heat build up warped the rotors there would be a vibration in steer column that could be felt in steer wheel when braking slowly and at around the 40 mph mark, the heat build up got so bad at one point on rotor set #3 the rotor surface had cracked, (looked like shattered safety glass) and had a bluish purple tinge color in center hub another sign of excessive heat present, I still like the Sebring runs good, stopping has always been my challange and of course poor dealer support (everywhere)
thanks for everones help, I hope this can return the favor and ease your frustration to one of you, find a dealer you can trust, use new Mopar, not their discount Value Line brand the dealers sell you for their service coupons, make sure they dont use an impact on wheel lug nuts when mounting, and do not turn rotors ever, if grooved to point of maximum just replace them.
If dealer gives you a hard time tell them to look it up in the JS family model service manaul 2007 - 2010 Chrysler Sebring / Dodge Avenger and CALL Factories toll free 800 number and complain, if in California have them start paper work on "lemon law" you will be called back and that's a promise
#110 of 112 Re: Locked Brake Calipers [spike14]
May 25, 2011 (7:37 am)
I am going through the exact same problem. I already changed the pads, the rotors, the calipers, the parking brake shoes. Yesterday a friend told me that the brake line is probably pinched. Makes sense, right? Not sure if that is a big deal to do. Well, doing anything laying in my driveway isn't a walk in the park.
Jun 27, 2011 (3:58 pm)
In 08 took car to dearlership for brakes told emergengy brake stuck and it was replaced. when it snow car go threw lights took back to dearlership and they said that it was abs and normal. 2011 june going to work went through stop sign almost killed which was memorial day always. Then towed to dearlership and called to check on it and they said the brakes line was contaminated. they told me it would cost 1800.00 to fix. when I complainted they said they would paid half. now that has been fixed drove home and the car is pulling, making noise and back in shop and waiting to see problem now.
#112 of 112 Sebring Convertible brakes squeel
Aug 10, 2011 (6:36 am)
almost everytime we start our sebring for the day and press the brakes they squeel loudly for awhile then stop; the brakes seem to run okay but the noise is very loud. Any ideas?