Engine problems of the 2001 Chrysler Sebring

17 problems related to engine have been reported for the 2001 Chrysler Sebring. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Engine problem 1
Failure Date: 03/20/2011

2001 Chrysler Sebring, convertivle 2. 7, VIN 1c3el55uo1n630535 engien failure, no warning.

car   Engine problem 2
Failure Date: 08/18/2009

I recently purchased a 2001 Chrysler Sebring convertible with a 2. 7liter engine three months ago from a private owner. Car seemed in good condition, oil changes runs good. . . On 8/18/09 my husband and I were driving and out of nowhere the engine seized. We paid $100 for a tow to pep boys. At pep boys we paid $100 plus to have them tell us there is nothing else we can do we need a new engine. We haven't replaced it yet as this just happened two days ago but we estimate $2000 to replace the engine. I only purchased the vehicle for $4800.

car   Engine problem 3
Failure Date: 02/02/2009

2001 Chrysler Sebring. I had an engine blow at 71,850 miles. Changed oil every 3,00 miles and have service records to prove it.

car   Engine problem 4
Failure Date: 12/20/2008

Chrysler 2. 7 liter engine complaint. 2001 Sebring lxi. 77,000 miles. Didn't pass inspection. Emissions and visible smoke coming from the tailpipe. Just had the car checked and was advised that the engine needs a lot of work. Advised that the 2. 7 engine has had many problems. Many people have filed complaints. I am adding my name to the list of people that are complaining. Bottom line is I was told that I could fix all that is wrong and engine will still fail. I was told that the engine needs to be replaced. I should not have a smoking engine at 77,000 miles.

car   Engine problem 5
Failure Date: 11/07/2008

2001 Sebring convertible needs to have engine replaced. Was driving down the road and a sound like a soda can inside the engine started. Mechanic says rod baron gone bad. Searched and said this 2. 7l engine is garbage and says that it will happen again with a replacement engine. The engine is garbage. Car has sat in my garage while I decide what to do. . . 4k to repair and being told it will happen again. . . ¿!@#$% Chrysler how do you stay in business!!!.

car   Engine problem 6
Failure Date: 12/17/2007

Low oil pressure light comes on at idle.

car   Engine problem 7
Failure Date: 08/28/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Sebring. While driving 65 mph, the engine seized without warning. The contact noticed smoke rising from underneath the hood. A local mechanic stated that the head gasket appeared to have failed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that there was a crack on the cylinder wall and the engine needed to be replaced. The powertrain was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 103,000.

car   Engine problem 8
Failure Date: 05/15/2007

2. 7 liter Chrysler engine declared destroyed by sludge buildup.

car   Engine problem 9
Failure Date: 03/25/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that the check oil indicator illuminated while driving the vehicle. The vehicle began to vibrate, and then shut off. The vehicle was towed, and the mechanic diagnosed the failure as engine sludge. The current and failure mileage were 72,000.

car   Engine problem 10
Failure Date: 12/19/2006

I am writing in regards to my 2001 Chrysler Sebring which contains a 2. 7l engine that failed in December 2006 while I was driving on I-75, a major highway in ohio (cincinnati) during a busy hour of the day (between 6pm & 7pm). There were no events leading up to the failure. I had my oil changed every 3,000 miles at a dealership. I was driving on a highway and my engine locked up. Nothing has been done to fix the failure. It would cost more to get the engine fixed than the car is worth, and I have not found anyone (besides a Chrysler dealership, which quoted me $8,900 to repair my engine) that would agree to repairing my car because no one wants to work on that engine model. My engine had 80,000 miles on it when it failed. I had my oil changed every 3,000 miles at a dealership, there is no reason my engine should have failed. My engine is still not fixed. Not only did this issue put me in harms way when the car stopped on the highway, but it has caused a financial hardship. Please advise if there is anything that I can do.

car   Engine problem 11
Failure Date: 10/20/2006

2. 7 liter engine of Sebring lxi seized up without warning. Had changed oil 1400 miles prior to failure. Purchased vehicle from auto auction within last 2 months.

car   Engine problem 12
Failure Date: 08/29/2006

I am another 2001 Sebring owner with a 2. 7l engine that has died. My wife was on her way home on the interstate when the motor died with no warning and approximately 10 miles from the nearest exit. Having seen Chrysler's lack of concern for the thousands of complaints, I now have a worthless automobile that is worth about $250-500 for a trade or a $4000-8000 engine replacement. It seems that whether you have maintained this car or not, there is no promise of satisfaction from Chrysler. My promise to Chrysler is that we will never buy another of their vehicles!.

car   Engine problem 13
Failure Date: 05/11/2006

Sudden catastrophic failure of the engine.

car   Engine problem 14
Failure Date: 08/15/2004

Oil changed every 3,000 miles. Knocking started to occur. As I was driving to get it looked at, motor just stopped. 2001 Chrysler Sebring 2. 7l motor. 69000 miles. Diagnosed as broken timing chain, new motor needed $6,000-$7,000. Garage had seen quite a few recently with the same problem. One option was to buy a new engine that had been modified to correct original manufacturing problem, or to purchase a new or rebuilt engine. Since rebuilt engine was $1000 less than other options went with that option.

car   Engine problem 15
Failure Date: 07/09/2003

Engine surges and dies out. Standed on interstate, no accident. After replacement of camshaft and crankshaft sensors, determined that problem was with wiring harness. Identified recall notice from NHTSA, 00v29902. After contacting Chrysler several times, they do not have any information on the recall nor acknoledge any recalls for my vehicle.

car   Engine problem 16
Failure Date: 03/22/2003

Engine quit at 34,000 mi , took to dealer they stated there was sludge in the engine and that the car was neglected do to lack of oil changes "voiding warranty". There appers to be a problem with the 2. 7 liter engine. Oil changes were performed at regular intervals between 3k-5k miles.

car   Engine problem 17

The engine is gone out. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer for repairs.

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