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#49 of 169 Interior Water Leak
May 16, 2006 (6:00 am)
Purchased new 2004 Sebring Touring edition. After about a year and a half, around Oct of last year, it developed a major interior water leak on the passenger side. During heavy rains, the passenger side front and rear foot wells will flood with water. As of this moment I have about 4 gallons of water in there from this weekends non-stop rain in the North East.
Brough it to the dealership FOUR times back in October/November trying to get it fixed, but they have been unable to locate where the leak actually is. Each time they thought they found and repaired it, but I would have to wait until another heavy rain occurred to find out for sure, and each time it still leaked. After the forth attempt, it appeared to be ok and stayed dry through the winter, but the interior continued to smell badly of mildew despite having replaced the carpet. Then finally, this past weekend, it flooded once again as bad as ever after heavy, extended rain in MA.
I also experienced a problem with the engine stalling when idling or slowing down to near stop speeds such as when approaching a red street light or stop sign. Dealer could never find a problem and its occurance seemed to lessen on its own over time, however, it still occurs on occassion still today.
The 'chrome' looking interior door handles also turned out to not be chrome but rather chrome plated. The plating over the two front interior door handles began to peel after about a year, and actually cut my mother-in-laws finegrs one day when she was opening to door to get out.
#50 of 169 Re: Interior Water Leak [mirthrindr]
May 18, 2006 (10:00 am)
On the stalling part of your problem. Try running you sebring without air or fan running if that makes a difference,all you need to do is replace Air cond Fan relay. If that is ok" then go to the 02 cencor and map censor combustion censors,This may correct some problems with other people on this site as well
#51 of 169 Re: Interior Water Leak [mirthrindr]
May 21, 2006 (8:25 am)
Is the leak in the front or rear on the passenger side? If its the rear, your drain holes are probably plugged. There are plenty of posts here on how to check/fix that.
Oct 01, 2006 (10:15 am)
Has anyone had water leak problems with the Sebring Convertible? I have a 2002 convertible and have had standing water in the passenger side back foot well - has happened 5 times since I've had car. Chrysler has drained it 3 times, now this time refuses to do it for free. Even though they have drained it 3 times before. They tell me that this is not a design defect, and told me not to park under trees. They said all convertibles have this problem, but this is my 3rd convertible in 15 yrs. and I've never had this problem before. I'm so upset with this dealership for blowing me off. Any advice????
Oct 01, 2006 (5:17 pm)
I have had the same problem with my car. There are plenty of people who are having the same problem and it is always with chrysler. I just keep getting it drained.
Oct 14, 2006 (8:34 am)
I BOUGHT A 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING A COUPLES MONTHS AGO AND SINCE IT HAS BEEN RAINING IT HAS BEEN GETTING WET INSIDE. EVEN WHEN I'M DRIVING AND ITS RAINING IT COMES INSIDE. ITS COMING FROM THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE RIGHT ON TOP BETWEEN THE SIDE OF THE WINDSHIELD AND ROOF TOP. IT GETTING FRUSTRATED!!!!!!! ANY SUGGESTIONS.
#55 of 169 Re: Standing Water in Floor Board [jakeandmuffy]
Oct 16, 2006 (1:45 pm)
I had the same problem with my 2000 Sebring and it was the passenger side. It was still under warranty and I had to get ugly with the dealership but they corrected the problem. They explained to me that they drilled a whole in front of the rear wheels - water builds up and it has no place to leak out so it builds up in the door and other places then leaks inside the car. Hope this helps
#56 of 169 Leaky Trunk
Jan 01, 2007 (3:22 pm)
My 1999 Sebring has water in the spare tire well, and I can not figure out where it is coming from. So any suggestions would be helpful. By the way my car use to leak inside, I resolved the interior leaks by cleaning the weep holes every time I have a scheduled oil change (it would behoove Chrysler to put it in their maintenance manual).
#57 of 169 Re: Leaky Trunk [klf1]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 23, 2007 (10:59 am)
Possible areas for leaks would be tail light gasket, rear windshield gasket and trunk seal. Also rear sunroof drain would not be out of the question.
You can spread newspaper in the trunk and test with a hose...that might help to locate the source.
#58 of 169 Rain leaking into body
Feb 02, 2007 (7:53 am)
Recently, when it rains, it is leaking into the body of my Sebring convertible and then takes a couple of days to slowly drip out....any suggestions?