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Transmission Failure problems of the 1997 Chrysler Sebring



Five problems related to transmission failure have been reported for the 1997 Chrysler Sebring.

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.