Horn Assembly problems of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring

26 problems related to horn assembly have been reported for the 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring based on all problems reported for the 2005 Sebring.

car   Horn Assembly problem 1
Failure Date: 02/14/2017

My car lights on the inside do not turn on have tried replacing all fuses the radio also will not come on also have tried replacing fuses the right door does not latc and can only be opened from the inside the left door only can open from the outside the steering wheel makes a noise when trying to turn and tries to locked up but I do have steering fluid in there the right back blinker stops working at random timessage even with a new bulb the seat belt light blinks and dings even with seat belts on also the oilast light comes on even with oil in it and the horn does not work.

car   Horn Assembly problem 2
Failure Date: 11/10/2015

Complaints with heaters , horn and lights wiring.

car   Horn Assembly problem 3
Failure Date: 09/16/2015

I've written to you people before about this problem and a girl called back and said she'd call again because you people are so busy. I never heard another word and that was last fall. The horn button in the steering wheel has stopped working and it is very dangerous to not have a horn to warn people. It has completely stopped working at all times.

car   Horn Assembly problem 4
Failure Date: 01/01/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the horn independently activated. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver side air bag and the horn switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available.

car   Horn Assembly problem 5
Failure Date: 12/01/2014

I recently got pulled over because my horn keeps going of uncontrollably! I had to take the fuse out and I've been pulled over twice because the horn goes off and distracts drivers unintentionally. They get mad and call the cops. . Then once this fuse is pulled the gas meter goes crazy and dumb. It said once we had half tank and we ran out as soon as we pulled out the driveway! this is a safety hazard!! this need to be recalled!!.

car   Horn Assembly problem 6
Failure Date: 11/26/2014

Horn goes off by itself and continues to sound, until pounding on the steering wheel center. Dealer says it is a bad horn switch which is integral with the airbag assembly, which is not a covered part with extended warrantee and costs >$750. This would be very unsafe in a high traffic situations, or bad neighborhoods.

car   Horn Assembly problem 7
Failure Date: 11/05/2014

Tl-the cotact owns a 2005 chrylser Sebring. The contact stated while driving the horn sounded and the sound susatined. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the driver air bag was defective. The failure was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000. Jb.

car   Horn Assembly problem 8
Failure Date: 08/10/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the horn activated independently. In addition, the contact stated that the horn was depressed but failed to function. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the horn and air bag needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

car   Horn Assembly problem 9
Failure Date: 12/23/2013

The horn on the vehicle starts to randomly go off and will not stop. Horn will blow even while driving at random times. This is a safety concern as there is also a clicking noise that is emitting from underneath the airbag assembly as the horn starts to go off. I am concerned that at some point during driving the airbag may deploy at the same time as the horn is randomly going off. I have contacted Chrysler and they say they are unaware of this issue even though there are multiple complaints about this issue listed with the NHTSA and do not consider this a safety concern. Repair is quoted at $750+. This really needs to be investigated by NHTSA and Chrysler needs to be made aware of this issue and address for me and other customers who are dealing with this particular safety issue.

car   Horn Assembly problem 10
Failure Date: 10/27/2013

Horn starts blowing spontaneously in cold weather and will not stop until car is warmed up. This presents a hazard to other drivers and is a traffic violation. Horn shares a fuse with the fuel pump, so no easy way to disable it and drive the car, and car will not pass inspection if the horn is unplugged. A web search shows that this is a very common problem with this car, but since the horn switch is part of the airbag unit the replacement cost is almost $1000.

car   Horn Assembly problem 11
Failure Date: 11/19/2012

Horn started going off by itself and would not stop while driving. This is dangerous and could cause a crash. This has happened numberous times. It is very difficult to get it to stop (have to turn steering wheel and continuosly press horn down until stops). I've read numberous complaints about the same and think that this should be a recall due to number of people impacted.

car   Horn Assembly problem 12
Failure Date: 11/01/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the horn sounded unexpectedly. The contact also mentioned that the failure only occurred in the winter. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 75,000. The VIN was not available.

car   Horn Assembly problem 13
Failure Date: 08/22/2012

Tl - the contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that the horn activated independently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 83,000. Pmb.

car   Horn Assembly problem 14
Failure Date: 07/09/2012

The horn just randomly goes off. To get it to stop I had to pull the fuse which also disconnects the air bag. After reading about the exact same problem by hundreds of Sebring owners, I feel that Chrysler should replace the horn and air bag (Chrysler mechanic told me it was all one unit and to replace it would be over $700). This is a safety issue, not only for me but for others on the road.

car   Horn Assembly problem 15
Failure Date: 07/02/2012

While driving or sitting still the security alarm system (horn blows off & on) goes off. The only way to stop it is to pull over, get out of the car ,open fuse box and remove the small yellow fuse marked for the horn. Upon replacing the fuse I have driven as much as a day or up to (3) weeks before happening again. The vehicle is out of warranty so I took the car to (3) different repair facilities and they were unable to find a problem or solution. I contacted Chrysler corporation and they said I would have to have a Chrysler dealer run a diagnostic but that did not find the problem ($106. 90) . They kept the car overnight and the next day called and said that I would need a horn module ($600. 00) part and 2 1/2 hours labor ($320. 00). I called to find a cost on a horn module but no parts store ever heard of it, even other dealers never heard of it. On a web site called carcomplaints. Com it seems that a lot of us 2005 car owners are having the identical problem. Can a class action suit be presented to Chrysler?.

car   Horn Assembly problem 16
Failure Date: 02/12/2012

Horn blows for no apparent reason. Usually occurs when using the remote to unlock doors but has happened when just opening the car door. Continues to sound for several minutes. Occasionally will stop if holding horn pad down on steering wheel but then resumes when pressure is released. Service department unable to replicate. States it is probably a faulty horn pad which is connected to air bag assembly so all must be replaced. Very expensive fix! apparently this is a frequent problem with Sebrings for this year. Why not a recall?.

car   Horn Assembly problem 17
Failure Date: 01/03/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that whenever the vehicle was started, the horn would honk and would not stop. The contact had to remove the fuse from the fuse box. Also while driving, the contact noticed a grinding noise from the passenger side when parallel parking. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in recall 04v579000 (steering: linkages: knuckle: spindle: arm) and the contact would be responsible for repair expenses. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 80,000.

car   Horn Assembly problem 18
Failure Date: 09/29/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the horn malfunctioned and the contact could not use the horn while driving. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the horn needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 91,000.

car   Horn Assembly problem 19
Failure Date: 05/24/2010

I have had to disconnect the horn on my 2005 Sebring, because it was going off anytime anywhere and it was causing huge problems for me. It just started for no reason one day. Does so randomly with no warning. It does this when I am parked or driving, makes no difference. It?s been doing this for months. The temporary fix was just to have it disconnected, but then I am left without a horn. The estimates to fix it are quite pricey. I have been informed that the horn is made with the wires too close. If you tap on it when it?s going off it will stop beeping. I can't believe this is not covered under warranty. . . . The horn is a safety feature of the car and if there is an electrical problem or whatever with it shouldn't there be a recall on this? I have spoken to Chrysler and they have denied fixing this saying that my car is no longer covered under warranty since it is over 3 years old.

car   Horn Assembly problem 20
Failure Date: 04/05/2010

2005 Chrysler Sebring has problems with horn going off while driving or while parked in driveway. Can lead to road rage and/or unsafe driving conditions while trying to get horn to stop blowing. Widespread problem from postings on the internet of others experiencing the same problem.

car   Horn Assembly problem 21
Failure Date: 11/24/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring touring (n/a). The horn would suddenly sound off when the vehicle was turned off; the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where they replaced the horn but the failure continued. The manufacturer had not been notified. The failure mileage was approximately 96,000.

car   Horn Assembly problem 22
Failure Date: 07/17/2009

The horn on my 2005 Chrysler Sebring gtc convertible started honking intermittently six times during the past 2 months. It is a safety issue, at least to me, that when the horn starts honking in heavy traffic on the freeway that not only am I distracted trying to shut the thing up but everyone around me is alarmed because a honking horn signals danger. I have taken out the fuse for the horn, so now I do not have a horn but that is preferable to repairing the problem or having a horn. I read on the internet others with the exact same problem and it seems no one is really sure how to handle it as there were different 'fixes' and some didn't work.

car   Horn Assembly problem 23
Failure Date: 03/15/2009

-the contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated the horn engaged on its own when the vehicle was not in operation. The loud noise sounded for a period of 45 seconds. The failure occurred spontaneously. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician was unable to locate the problem. The failure continued to occurr. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,000.

car   Horn Assembly problem 24
Failure Date: 01/01/2009

Safety hazard of driving on the interstate and the horn goes off scaring the driver next to you who could then run into you or run you off the road or they could run off the road themselves. This did not happen but I am worried it could. . . Not only with my vehicle but anyone else driving one of these Sebrings.

car   Horn Assembly problem 25
Failure Date: 04/16/2008

Horn goes off when door is opened, or when driving . Have to beat the horn to turn this off. I smell an hot electronic smell. This is the 3rd time it has happened.

car   Horn Assembly problem 26
Failure Date: 06/22/2007

The horn will not stop blowing, I will be driving & the horn will go off until I beat the steering wheel to turn it off, it has scared several drivers & upset several drivers as well. It also went just sitting in the driveway waking up the neighbors. I have taken the car to the dealership & am being told it is something within the airbag & needs to be replaced, @ my cost not covered in the extended warranty. I have heard of a few other complaints of the same thing. It is a costly procedure & something I can not afford, this is a somewhat new car, I shouldn't have to pay for this, it sounds like a manufacuring issue.


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