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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
Aug 16, 2004 (10:58 am)
I have a 2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi w/ abs brakes.
I've spent about $500 at Brake Check getting my brakes replaced, cleaned, new hardware, etc. and it is STILL making this screeching (think fingernails on a chalkboard) and a rubbing/scraping noise. It is also making that metal on metal noise while driving (usually at 35 mph with the windows down) and screeches more when I apply the brakes. I was hoping after the hardware was replaced for both rears it would stop but nothing has changed (as B.C. suggested since one side was loose). I only have 40,700 miles and I'm the only owner and driver, bought the car in June 2000 with 87 miles on it.
Any suggestions if that noise is just going to exist or if something really is wrong with the car. I'm ready to pull my hair out about this.
#34 of 112 Re: 2000 Sebring LXi ABS [kimberleekaye]
Nov 15, 2005 (10:05 am)
i also have a 2000 sebring and have a similar noise when i reach 50 mph but goes away when i slow down. it will go away but as i'm driving around 50 it comes back. i've look at all the brakes and see no scourching. the dealer says it's brake dust. this thing is also driving me crazy. when i take it to the dealer it doesn't do it. i notice it's mainly in the spring and fall.
#35 of 112 Very "Scary" stuff here....
Aug 19, 2003 (11:06 am)
Ok folks! So I have just read every post on my "Dream Car" that has ever been sent here and now i'm scared. My car is in the shop (Chrysler Imperial 93) and at best is getting "patched up" just long enough to get another car. I've had 3 Chrysler's since 1992 ( 2, 5th Aves and now an Imperial...all VERY DEPENDABLE and I was able to "drive them into the ground"!My first went to 210,000 miles! The second 180,000!) but my "Dream Car" is a 98-99 Cyann Pepper Red with a gold top and gold wheels JXI. If I find such a car I am willing to drive from New England (Boston area) to as far as SC to get it. "Am I CRAZY"? (probably) but in your best oppinion...Is the Sebring "worth" it? They say if you have a "good" experiance you will tell 3 friends (I work 3 jobs and one is in a restaurant). If you have a "bad" experiance...you will tell 10. Is this what is happening here? I'm not hearing very comforting things? By the number of comments about the front end noise...it appears that almost "everyone" has it but that the car is still driveable with little or "no" repairs (and no satisfaction)...just the annoyance of the noise. Rattling doors... seems to be the same. Brake replacement...hmmmmmmmm...most major brake shops have a life time warranty which should save me $$ there... right? Gas in the oil...I only noticed a few comments on that. Electrical problems with dash lights...I think everyone has had that at one point or another (even me, and it was usually a "one" time fix),just annoying.
So what do you think??? Is it a "money pit" or what??? Again... I'm working 3 jobs (and not because I "like" too!LOL). "Please" help me decide or "talk me out of it"! LOL
A 42 year old "Spring Chicken" (LOL)
PS...all your comments have helped me so far, "greatly", as to what to look and ask for if I test drive! THANK YOU!!!
#36 of 112 You will love it
Apr 02, 2005 (10:30 am)
Hey I too am a "spring chicken" at 41 and I love it... like any other car have it looked at, and expect some maintenance, but I love my convert. it makes me feel happy, calm, young and well like a "spring chicken"
Get the car....
#37 of 112 Re: looking for zone manager DC area [kenitzer]
Aug 27, 2004 (9:36 am)
My car was in the shop [Fitzgeralds Auto Mall where I in fact purchased the car]for brake problems....several times to the extent I wrote BBB regarding same. I was reimbursed however, this situation cropped up since there [btw oil was put in the car Sprint prior to being at the dealership] I am finding a lot of problems with the 2.7 motor-type at google-even class action suits. another site autosafety.org is attempting to have Chrysler extend the warranty. I still have a Powertrain warranty [7years/70]but they are not honoring it per above. I have found on the net several stories very similiar. In fact when I called DOT Transportation saftey commission, I was advised there are so many problems with this engine they should recall it. I am becoming a consumer advocate re: this motor-it is a safety issue as well as economical-the complaints are similiar in nature-low milage; gunked oil-engine fails-dealership/chrysler puts onus on the owner-usually with 36,000 milage used. btw-I finally got an address in Elkridge for the zone manager but I am not feeling very positive.
#38 of 112 chrysler sebring sedan
Oct 25, 2004 (5:07 pm)
Any Sebring sedan owners have problems with turning and braking crunching noises in the front? How did you fix it? Service hears it....can't fix it.
#39 of 112 2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible (Touring) Dangerous Brake Problem
Apr 18, 2005 (10:30 am)
Since I bought my Sebring, sometimes when I come to a stop and brake, the car jets forward. This has happened at Stops and is very dangerous. When I take it back, they say because they cannot replicate the problem, they cannot fix it.
Has anyone had this problem? I never heard of not being able to check on a problem through being told what the problem is. This is the second time I have it in and they are saying the same. "We can't replicate the problem, therefore we cannot diagnose and fix it." Is that true?
#40 of 112 Re: 2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible (Touring) Dangerous Brake Problem [daleastar]
Apr 20, 2005 (12:04 pm)
I am experiecing something similar with my 2004 Sebring Convertible (GTC). It has just over 3,000 miles so it's pretty new. Twice in the last couple of days I was stopped with my foot on the break (stop sign, in front of my garage door) the car surged forward. The third time it just stalled. I have an appointment with the dealer in a couple of days. I will let you know what they say/check.
#41 of 112 Re: 2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible (Touring) Dangerous Brake Problem [newconvert]
Jul 18, 2005 (6:11 am)
My wife and my daughter both own 2004 Sebring Convertible (Touring) and are both having the same problem you describe. Was the dealership able to correct your problem? Thanks ...Joel
#42 of 112 2001-Sebring Convertible - Changing Brake Pads
May 16, 2005 (5:31 am)
I recently changed the brake pads and turned the rotors on my Sebring and now the braking is almost zero. Help! Is there something that I missed, never had this problem when changing brake pads/rotors on other cars. If anyone has experienced this please let me know how you fixed it! Thanks