Suspension Noise problems of the 2001 Chrysler Sebring

Four problems related to suspension noise have been reported for the 2001 Chrysler Sebring. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Suspension Noise problem 1
Failure Date: 05/05/2017

I was taking my son to school and as I turned the corner the ball joint completly popped real loud and my left rear tire caves in completely. Then a week later the right side rear did the same thing except I was on a long stretch road and a loud pop, tire caves in and I started swirling uncontrolably. Unknown as to why or how it just all a sudden popped. I did fix both rear ball joints my receipts are with oriellys auto. And also steering suspension is sounding funny and no mechanic can find the problem.

car   Suspension Noise problem 2
Failure Date: 01/19/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear driver side. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ball joint and the control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 09f056000 (suspension). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000. Djr.

car   Suspension Noise problem 3
Failure Date: 06/27/2014

Just turning off the main busy road from driving 40-45mph and onto a small residential narrow street doing 25mph I suddenly heard very loud clunking noises si I immediately stopped the car and got out and noticed that my rear drivers side tire was slanting inward. It turned out to be that my rear upper ball joint had busted . Was told by the tow truck driver that if it would of happened a few seconds earlier while driving 40 mph on the main road, that I would of had a serious crash. Due to my tire buckling in from the ball joint breaking in half. The entire suspension on the car needs repaired. Front and back. All bushings, ball joints are totally worn down to almost nothing. Shocks/struts all no good.

car   Suspension Noise problem 4
Failure Date: 09/15/2006

The dash, radio, & cd player lights flash off and on intermittently. This occurs on random occasions. It also happens when operating the turn signal. The lights will dim low and will not return to a "normal" brightness until you adjust the turn signal arm. Or the lights completely go off. Turn off the car and the displays will start up. The suspension problem is the noise of metal and banging in the suspension. The air bags, horn do not work as well as cruise control. The a/c fails to work most of the time.

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