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Chrysler Sebring - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chrysler Sebring owners have reported a total of 3,989 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 1996 Chrysler Sebring cars have the most problems reported (416 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 (618 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (573 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chrysler Sebring

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
618
  Electrical System
573
  Air Bag
462
  Power Train
313
  Suspension
307
  Structure
243
  Service Brakes
232
  Vehicle Speed Control
192
  Seat Belt
169
  Steering
163
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  Equipment
123
  Wheel
110
  Visibility
100
  Gasoline Fuel System
63
  Tire
57
  Unknown Or Other
50
  Other Fuel System
49
  Exterior Lighting
43
  Seats
43
  Latches/locks/linkage
36
  Electronic Stability Control
29
  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 12742,8197    
0.42
  2009 5119,6018    
0.33
  2008 39450,2369    
0.87
  2007 38978,14710    
0.50
  2006 25443,12511    
0.54
  2005 14846,02212    
0.27

  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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