Transmission Failure problems of the 1997 Chrysler Sebring

Five problems related to transmission failure have been reported for the 1997 Chrysler Sebring. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Transmission Failure problem 1
Failure Date: 04/15/2004

While driving between 25 to 30 mph and without any warning automatic transmission failed. Towed vehicle to the independent shop, and technician determined a new transmission was needed.

car   Transmission Failure problem 2
Failure Date: 04/15/2004

While driving between 25 to 30 mph and without any warning automatic transmission failed. Towed vehicle to an independent shop, technician determined the need for a new transmission or rebuilt the old transmission.

car   Transmission Failure problem 3
Failure Date: 08/08/2001

1997 Chrysler Sebring lxi 6 cyl. Transmission failed at 69,000 miles had to be replaced $1,808. 00. Engine failed 86,000 miles $2,500. Had to be replaced. Aluminum wheels easily damaged replaced all 4. I would never in life by another Chrysler. Would not even take a free one! bought in 1997 as a demo. Problems since 1 week of ownership. I don't look their direction when passing dealerships. Had a Toyota camry for 3 years prior to Sebring. No maintenance issues.

car   Transmission Failure problem 4
Failure Date: 10/01/1997

On several occasions the transmission failed when shifting the gear lever / when depressing the accelerator the engine would idle loudly and quickly but the vehicle would not move, prior to recall notice (98v183000).

car   Transmission Failure problem 5

The engine light kept coming on until the transmission failed. Also, the vehicle experienced delayed gear engagement. Engine races like it was in neutral 3-4 seconds but in drive.




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