Wheel Rim problems of the 1997 Chrysler Sebring

Six problems related to wheel rim have been reported for the 1997 Chrysler Sebring. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Wheel Rim problem 1
Failure Date: 12/20/2002

The rims bent under normal driving conditions resulting in deflated tires. The tire blowout occurred on one occasion while driving at highway speed.

car   Wheel Rim problem 2
Failure Date: 08/19/1999

I have had 8 tire failures during 15000miles of driving. Been to goodyear dealer 56 times and car dealer 6 times. Both say there is nothjing wrong, but aaa truck drivers all say it is faulty rims on the Sebring. I have read of dozens of similar problems on the NHTSA web sitre. Took copies to dealer who disputes the validity of persons' report to NHTSA. I have spoked to Chrysler hotline 3 times and goodyear's once. All say there is no reported problem and to go to dealer. I told dealers I am afraid to drive this car on a freeway. The car has been farther than 30 miles from home. Most occurences happened during the warranty but dealer now says it is past warranty. I suspect cvhrysler is hiding information from other Sebring owners and there have been no deaths from flat tires, so there has been no recall. I will continue to contact Chrysler to get total failures of the tires on the Sebrings. Nhtsa has reports on wheel problems on 1998 and 1999 Sebrings. I have all the records of aaa calls, dealer visits and tire dealer visits. (tiresize: p215/50ri7).

car   Wheel Rim problem 3
Failure Date: 11/07/1997

Alluminum rims lose air. Has happened three times in three years - tire explodes. Dealer said that Chrysler has problem with rims on Sebrings. My out of pocket expenses to date are around $2,000 plus an increase in auto insurance. I want Chrysler to recall the aluminum rims. They are dangerous. We've had three accidents in three years because of exploding tires in freeway driving. Please do something. (tiresize: standard)( dot number: tire size: standard ).

car   Wheel Rim problem 4
Failure Date: 11/07/1997

Alluminum rims lose air. Has happened three times in three years - tire explodes. Dealer said that Chrysler has problem with rims on Sebrings. My out of pocket expenses to date are around $2,000 plus an increase in auto insurance. I want Chrysler to recall the aluminum rims. They are dangerous. We've had three accidents in three years because of exploding tires in freeway driving. Please do something. (tiresize: standard)( dot number: tire size: standard ).

car   Wheel Rim problem 5

Tires are deflating and rolling off wheels due to a problem with rim. The consumer indicated that 12 tires deflated, but the dealer says it happens only to this vehicle. (goodyear tire p215/50r17 and dot # m6pclnwr0200).

car   Wheel Rim problem 6

I have replaced 3 wheels & 2 tires because of the rims bending. I will never buy another Chrysler product.


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