Chrysler Sebring - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chrysler Sebring owners have reported a total of 4,149 problems for their cars built in the 16 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chrysler Sebring. The 2008 Chrysler Sebring cars have the most problems reported (446 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Chrysler Sebring

  Common problems of Chrysler Sebring

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Chrysler Sebring cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (631 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (602 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chrysler Sebring

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
631
  Electrical System
602
  Air Bag
485
  Power Train
321
  Suspension
316
  Structure
248
  Service Brakes
238
  Vehicle Speed Control
199
  Seat Belt
176
  Steering
168
   
  Equipment
137
  Wheel
111
  Visibility
102
  Gasoline Fuel System
63
  Other Fuel System
58
  Tire
57
  Exterior Lighting
56
  Unknown Or Other
50
  Seats
46
  Latches/locks/linkage
36
  Electronic Stability Control
35
  Parking Brake
6
  Air Brake
4
  Child Seat
2
  Interior Lighting
2

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chrysler Sebring of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Sebring model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chrysler Sebring model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Sebring Model Years

Sebring
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2010 13742,8199    
0.36
  2009 5719,60110    
0.29
  2008 44650,23611    
0.81
  2007 43578,14712    
0.46
  2006 26143,12513    
0.47
  2005 15846,02214    
0.25

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chrysler Sebring is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2010 Sebring
3
  2009 Sebring
2
  2008 Sebring
22
  2007 Sebring
18
  2006 Sebring
6
  2005 Sebring
9
  2004 Sebring
44
  2003 Sebring
8
  2002 Sebring
29
  2001 Sebring
29
  2000 Sebring
9
  1999 Sebring
14
  1998 Sebring
39
  1997 Sebring
15
  1996 Sebring
30


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