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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#62 of 158 Re: 2008 Sebring Convertible Problems [mikebuckley]
Sep 27, 2007 (3:58 am)
Mike: I appreciate ALL your suggestions--you sound like an attorney. You're right--Chrysler will have picked up the tab on the rentals but the dealer made it happen. You've probably read about other owners who haven't had my experience in this regard.
My Sebring is behaving OK right now so I have the time and energy to negotiate the T's and C's of the replacement. I'm not convinced Chrysler will be receptive to negotiation.... I'll be interested in getting "the call" and knowing the level of the caller. VA Lemon Law says Chrysler has 45 days to comply once the decision to refund or replace is made. I have yet to hear from the state investigator.
Many of my friends say I'm nuts to even consider another Sebring "...go for the VeeDub Eos" they say.
#63 of 158 Re: 2008 Sebring Convertible Problems [jackieh2]
Sep 27, 2007 (4:41 am)
Jackie: Good point that the dealer, not Chrysler, made the rental car available to you. Points go to the dealer for that.
I agree that Chrysler will probably not want to negotiate a special contract. But it won't hurt to try.
No, I'm not an attorney. Now you know how little my advice is worth.
Nov 04, 2007 (6:09 pm)
I talked to you awhile back when my top was broken and the dealership wouldn't do anything for me. After complaining to the dealership they gave me a rental and fixed everything that was wrong with the top and the trunk. I have not had a problem since (Thank God.) I don't know what the future holds for me and my car, but I guess I will see. Good luck with everything.
#65 of 158 trunk is stuck open
Nov 25, 2007 (9:44 am)
My 08 touring conv only has 6000 miles, and the top has messed up. When lowering the top, the top dropped back, but now the trunk will not come back down. This happened Friday at 8pm. Dealership isn't open until Monday. Good thing I have a garage that it will fit into. Any one know of a way to manually get the trunk down. When I hit the button on the dash to complete dropping the top I can hear the motor running, but nothing happens. Any advice?
#66 of 158 Re: air leak under convertible roof? [mseningen]
Dec 21, 2007 (6:42 am)
Mine 04 just started doing this also. I did not notice it until after my son ran it through the car wash he works at. An earlier post said something about an allen wrench or star wrench could tighten down the latches, but I have not tried that yet. If you get a reply on this, please forward it to my personal email : kim.gilmoreatt.net.
Love the air blowing in my receding hair!
#67 of 158 2008 Hardtop Conv Weather Stripping
Dec 28, 2007 (12:06 am)
I have been taking my new Sebring in for service regarding the weather stripping crimping in the windows. Alas, they have not been able to fix it on the last 6 attempts. Has anyone had similar issues? I have been told by my dealer that they have not heard of any other issues similar to this... I am now starting the California Lemon Law procedure; we'll see how long this takes.
#68 of 158 Re: 2008 Hardtop Conv Weather Stripping [kimscar1]
Dec 30, 2007 (6:15 pm)
This is the first time I've heard about this problem. Was your car one of the earlier 2008 models, May or June 07? I heard there is a recall on some 08 Sebring convertibles associated with a door latch.
I recently received my replacement vehicle, built in Nov. 07, and so far it is perfect and I'm loving it. But I've only driven it 480 miles. I'm optimistic that Chrysler has finally figured out the retractible top problems with the early models.
If you are claiming relief via Lemon Law, document, document, document. These are not cheap vehicles and they should be delivered without defects. Good luck. Jackie in VA
#69 of 158 Recall to change micro switch
Feb 18, 2008 (7:00 pm)
There is a recall posted on 01/18 that changes a micro switch of the top and my dealer is saying that after doing the recall in 30 or more vehicles none of the customers came back but it's winter so I don't know if the problem was really eliminated. Does anybody has any information after doing the recall?
#70 of 158 Re: Recall to change micro switch [ricbra]
Feb 18, 2008 (9:50 pm)
Does anybody has any information after doing the recall?
What model year?
#71 of 158 Re: Recall to change micro switch [tedebear]
Mar 13, 2008 (11:08 am)
I had my replaced. I purchased my 2008 in September. By November, the top left me stranded in the parking lot of an Academy Sports & Outdoors with the trunk still open from lowering the top. The car had to be towed to a dealership. They said it was the main computer that operated the convertible top that had to be replaced. They fixed it..........Well not quite. In February the top malfunctioned again. Getting stuck open, and then not responsive. I brought it in. They notified me of the recall, and replaced the switch. Since getting my car back after the second repair I have had no problems. I have probably used the top 7-10 times since then, and no problems. However, I have no confidence in the operations of the convertible top, and am just waiting for it to leave me stranded again. (I live in the south, that is why I have been able to use my top so much.)