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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#78 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [yoyis2024]
Mar 17, 2008 (12:31 pm)
yes - I think we both are having the same symptoms, and yes same with me I bought my car in November 2007, I just recently found that the car has been on the dealers lot since October of 2006 and was one of the units first produced - the dealer turned the rotors & replaced pads but that did not resolve problem - I am taking car to another dealer by request of Chrysler factory for a second opinion if they cant find out problem they promised a factory tech to come out from Sterling Heights MI (where made) and an engineer to look into it further - keep an eye on this string for further developments
#79 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [research5]
Mar 18, 2008 (7:31 am)
can you please keep me informed? I will really appreciate it.
thank you .
#80 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [yoyis2024]
Apr 08, 2008 (11:28 am)
well "fixed" by Chrysler (different dealership) turned out brake rotors were warped so badly they needed replacing not machining and set of new pads did it - dealer showed me in their "service manual" the following - I hope this helps
Brake System Troubleshooting
Brake pedal pulsates or shimmies when pressed
1. Check wheel lug nut torque and tighten evenly to specification.
2. Check the brake rotor for trueness and thickness variations. Replace the rotor if it is too thin, warped, or if the thickness varies beyond specification. Some rotors can be machined; consult the manufacturer's specifications and recommendations before using a machined brake rotor.
3. Check the brake caliper or caliper bracket mounting bolt torque and inspect for looseness. Torque the mounting bolts and inspect for wear or any looseness, including worn mounting brackets, bushings and sliding pins.
4. Check the wheel bearing for looseness. If the bearing is loose, adjust if possible, otherwise replace the bearing.
#81 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [research5]
Apr 08, 2008 (12:43 pm)
I am glad your problem is solve, I really apreciatte that you let me know what is the problem I am going to take it to chrysler and tell them about this.
thanks again for your help.
#82 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [research5]
Apr 08, 2008 (2:51 pm)
well "fixed" by Chrysler (different dealership) turned out brake rotors were warped so badly they needed replacing not machining
Hmm...sounds close to what I suggested back on March 4:
The pulse can be caused by warped rotors from overheating (stuck caliper) or improper lug nut torque.
#83 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [research5]
Apr 13, 2008 (2:19 pm)
I also bought a Sebring in November and have a similar virbration. Usually around 35-40 mph as I decelerate.
#84 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [tedebear]
Apr 14, 2008 (7:01 am)
agreed, they advised me they had "turned" (machined) the rotors prior but apparently not right & when dealing with Chrysler under "warranty" they sometimes make poor business decisions, I even offered to pay up front and if successful then they pay me back - and of course the answer was no -
thanks for the help
Jun 30, 2008 (12:34 pm)
I have a 07 sebring touring that I bought on December 07 , I been having problems with it since I bought it , first when coming to a stop I can feel like a tug or push to the front , this is always that I am stoping !!!! and a a noise that I do not know if it comes from the engine but it is almost like a when you ear an airplane's turbine from far away you can hear it when you are about to run the car and also when coming to a stop, and occasionally it also makes a squeeking noise when I turn left I had took it to the dealer three times already because of these they keep it for a week almost every time and told me that the tug and the noise was "normal" and that they could not find anything when it turn to the left that I need to wait if something came up on the car panel or a bulletin or recall, so I took it to home and two weeks later it broke down now this piece of shit is stuck in parking , I had to call the wreck truck to pick it up!!!!! T his is the 4th.time now and I only have six months with this car and it only has 6,400 miles on it , what can I do so they can pay attention to me???? does any one know?
#86 of 112 Re: HELP!! [yoyis2024]
Jun 30, 2008 (1:42 pm)
sorry does not sound like same problem I had - as far as who you can call - try the toll free number for Chrysler Corpotate, file a complaint with them, or try another dealershp, thats what it took to get my car fixed right - then if unsusessful, go right to the Dept. of Consumer Affairs - good luck to you
#87 of 112 Re: HELP!! [research5]
Jul 01, 2008 (12:29 pm)
hi, thanks for your information I called the 1-800 number for chrysler and they talked to the dealer and give me a case/reference number & told me that they are looking for the piece that need to be replaced for the gear stuck in parking,
until then they are going to check everything else , for mean while I am driving a rental they gave me.
Hope this works and it can finally be fixed
thanks again for your help.