Transmission Stuck In Gear problems of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring

Seven problems related to transmission stuck in gear have been reported for the 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring based on all problems reported for the 2008 Sebring.

car   Transmission Stuck In Gear problem 1
Failure Date: 11/03/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to engage into the drive position and the gear shift was stuck in neutral. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (darcars orange park Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram, 7233 blanding blvd, jacksonville, FL 32244, (904) 777-5500) where it was diagnosed that the shifter cable needed to replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 101,000.

car   Transmission Stuck In Gear problem 2
Failure Date: 07/27/2012

I drove to work this morning just fine. Upon preparing to leave, the car would not come out of the parked position. The gear was stuck.

car   Transmission Stuck In Gear problem 3
Failure Date: 07/24/2012

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the gear shifter was stuck and would not shift into any gear after several attempts. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for repair. The contact was uncertain of the part being replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Transmission Stuck In Gear problem 4
Failure Date: 09/06/2010

My 2008 Chrysler Sebring's gear shifter got stuck in the park position over night. It won't move to allow me to drive the vehicle. I have read that many others are experiencing this problem as well.

car   Transmission Stuck In Gear problem 5
Failure Date: 08/14/2010

My 2008 Sebring shifter is stuck in park; the car cannot be moved. A dealership service mechanic said it is a common problem on several Chrysler and Dodge models due to a broken plastic piece on the 'brake shift interlock'. The entire shifter unit must be replaced because there is no replacement part. It will cost $150-$200 since my Sebring is 3 months out of warranty (30,000 miles). On the shifter assembly there is a bright pink plastic piece that has a small 2/8" hook. This 2/8" small plastic hook is about as round as a small paper clip. One end of a small 3/4" spring attaches to this plastic hook and the other end of the spring attaches to a hook on the shifter housing. This spring allows the bright pink piece to move when the brake is depressed, which disengages the interlock allowing the shifter to move out of park. A broken 2/8" piece of cheap plastic that can disable an entire car is without a doubt a poor design and a manufacturing flaw! if you do a web search ("Chrysler stuck in park" or "Dodge stuck in park") you will find thousands of hits. Better yet, look at the complaints on this website you will see it is a chronic problem that is reported in 2007-2008 Dodge (avenger) and Chrysler (sebring & 300) products. It is needlessly costing the owners hundreds of dollars to do an out-of-warranty repair on an under-designed part. A chronic design flaw that spans multiple years on multiple product lines demands a recall.

car   Transmission Stuck In Gear problem 6
Failure Date: 08/07/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. When the vehicle was parked, the gear shift became stuck in the park position and would not move. She tried all of the helpful hints that the manufacturer had given her but none of them worked. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The approximate failure and current mileages were 57,000.

car   Transmission Stuck In Gear problem 7
Failure Date: 07/17/2010

2008 Chrysler Sebring. . Gear shift gets stuck in park and can not be released from park. The dealership said it is an ongoing problem and they have to replace the part on average of 20 cars per month. The dealer said he has replaced the same piece on same vehicle within a 12 month period. It is a little plastic piece that hold the gear shifter in place and when plastic part breaks the gear shift can not be removed from park. If this part would happen to break while car is in drive position and gearing down to 3rd gear for going downhill there would be no way a person would be about to get car out of drive and could cause serious injury or death if person was unaware that the part broke while driving. Chrysler is not taking this serious and told me to go to this website and put in complaint and maybe could get a recall put on that part, but until recall is put on there customers are responsible for $200 worth of repairs to fix a problem that might happen again in just a couple months. This part could easily be replaced with a metal piece instead of plastic.

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