Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 21 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chrysler Sebring based on all problems reported for the Sebring.
About 2 years ago my tpms sensor on my driver side stop working, not even a month later my car started stalling. I would be at a light, stop sign, or pulling out into traffic and it would just stall. So I had the alternator replaced at not even 70,000 miles which solved the stalling issue. Then about a year and a half ago I noticed when I was on the interstate driving to tampa from orlando and I put the cruise control on and my car started slowing down on i4 and almost got me hit by a semi truck but he was thankfully able to swerve into the lane beside me. I called Chrysler and told them the issue and they said well there is a recall on the tpms but your VIN number doesn't match and turned me away. Then a few weeks later I started having problems with my passenger side door not locking and the window going up before the door was shut, and would have to mess with it to get the door to actually shut. Then about 8 months ago my rpms where jumping erectly and my dad who is a mechanic cleaned all the carbon out in my motor and I was still having the same problem. Then today my car shift would not shift out of park and my dads friend noticed the cable in the motor was popped out and popped it back in. So I drive to class and when I get on campus and go to park my car my var gets stuck in reverse and I had to sit in there for over an hour with my foot on the break before someone was able to help me. This car needs a serious investigation and Chrysler refuses to help me when I have less than 95,000 miles on the car and my issues match there recall perfectly. These issues could lead me or someone else to get killed or seriously hurt, but I guess they wont due anything until enough people get killed or injured to realize theres a major problem with this vehicle.
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The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Sebring. While driving 15 mph, the driver side window became inoperable and fell inside the driver side door without warning. The window failed to roll back up. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the window regulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Approximately six weeks later, the passenger side window became inoperable. The vehicle was taken back to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the window regulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,900.
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Front driver seat started feeling loose, airbag light came on, low tire light came on and check oil light would come on every time car is started. A few days later the car didn't feel right and started making a loud knocking noise, took it to the mechanic and found out that tensioner belt became loose causing damage to the car. I had to get a new alternator, tensioner & pull, and transmission flushed/serviced as well as the power steering. Not very happy with this 2008 Sebring!!!!!.
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the vehicle would sporadically stall when driving at various speeds, attempting a turn or when braking to a stop. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the alternator was replaced but the failure was not remedied. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 08v152000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 48,000.
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The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that when driving 60-70 mph, the vehicle would exhibit a loud, abnormal grinding. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the ball bearings in the alternator failed and the alternator would need replacing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 74,000.
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact also stated that the vehicle failed to start intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the spark plugs. The vehicle was also taken to a private mechanic who replaced the alternator two times and the battery but the failure recurred. The failure was reported to the manufacturer. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 08v152000 (electrical system: electrical), however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 45,000. The current mileage was 60,000.
Tl- the contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated the horn and the drivers rear window failed to function properly. The horn would not work and the window would not open or close. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic test that located the failure within the window regulator and the horn wires. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 100,000. Rvk.
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The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. While driving various speeds with the accelerator pedal depressed, the vehicle jerked forward and the electronic throttle failure warning indicator illuminated. The contact heard a grinding sound coming from the front of the vehicle. The rear brakes would not operate correctly. There was corrosion in the trunk and around the rear driver side and passenger side doors. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the vehicle was diagnosed with needing the alternator replaced and the rear brakes needed adjustment. The electronic throttle issue was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact had the alternator replaced and the brakes adjusted. The contact mentioned that the throttle issue has persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 40,000.
Cab wires to battery caught on fire with family riding in vehicle part was order and replace two months later causing the alternator going out tire pressure light cuts off and on and engine light cuts off and on dealer told me it was still under factory warranty took it to the Chrysler dealer told them about the four recalls I found on the car and the dealer is saying the VIN number doesn't match but my car is have all the descriptions of all four recalls.
I purchased a 2008 Chrysler Sebring in August 2007, from darcars brand new, at the time of purchase Chrysler was aware of the recall 6months prior and made no attempt to inform me. My car is currently at the dealership being serviced. I took the car in because suddenly the car begin to make a horrible noise, that I described to the customer service representative as a noisy fan belt, that whinnied while driving, but noisiest while in park, odilimg at the stop light. I took the car in and they pretended not to have a clue, and begin to inquire about oil changes and other suggested maintenance, I showed the writer and mechanic my most current maintenance receipt printout along with the previous dates, so they backed away from the indirect accusations that it was possibly my fault. The power steering pump is defected, the pulley froze, and the alternator. The car has only been used to transport my children to and from school and social events, and my transportation to and from work, grocery stores and things of that nature. My mileage is 31,418. They are behaving as if they don't have a clue, but after looking into several recall links, I am appalled that they knowingly sold me a lemon at regular price, with no discount. I have supporting documents. I only received on recall notice, but being the driver and experiencing the problems, there should have been recalls for recall id 07v473000, and recall dated for April 2, 2008 Sebring electrical system;wiring recall id 35950. Also the recall titled engine and engine cooling;cooling system radiator id#55084. The alternator is an electrical operating piece, it also tie into the recall titled "tire pressure monitor, because one of the consequences include stalling, and battery corrosion, and stopping without notice, which is also caused by a defected alternator. I drive two school age children, two grandchildren, 1month, and 13months old. Chrysler put us all in danger knowingly. But still to date acts as if they do not have a clue.
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. Whenever the contact drives the vehicle at a speed of 10mph the vehicle will suddenly shut off without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact had the alternator replaced, however the failure is still occurring. The contact has noticed the failure since purchasing the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 56000. Updated 05/07/10. The consumer stated the dashboard lights would flicker. Updated 08/26/jb.
While driving black smoke began coming from underneath the hood. There was no indication on the instrument panel of any malfunction. The consumer pulled to the side of the road and the vehicle caught on fire. The consumer noticed that the fire was underneath the passenger side of the hood of the vehicle. The consumer was told by a daimler Chrysler inspector that the fire was due to a electrical problem which started in the generator system.
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On Friday, April 16th I noticed my battery light on in my car as I drove home. That evening we drove my car to a friends and noticed the light stayed on. When we got there, 3 people looked at my car and noticed that my alternator was smoking and smelt hot, the wire that goes into the alternator was burnt completely in two and was seperated from the alternator. It was thankfully touching just enough to keep my car running. The next day, they took my alternator out of my car and one side was completely melted. We called serveral parts stores and were told by each one that Chrysler has not released some of its parts to be sold yet, and the alternator was one of them. Leaving us to only go to a dealer to have it replaced and pay numerous charges to have it replaced when we could of done it ourself. One, a 3yr old car, should not be having problems with an alternator yet unless its faulty, two it definetely shouldn't be catching on fire, three, Chrysler should be letting parts stores sell their parts. . . .
2000 Chrysler Sebring lxi, 51,000 miles. Car doesn't always start. May take up to 32 tries to start. Not the starter. Not the battery. Somtimes starts on first try, someimes up to 32 tries before it starts. Chrysler dealership replaced relay plug ($89. 00) but did not fix problem. Now told it is the electronic distributor and the part is $720 and labor $200! Chrysler says not covered under warranties. Refuse any help. I don't believe this part should have gone bad already. This is a leased vehicle and I don't feel I should have to pay for this repair. I understand tires, batteries, belts, etc. But not electronic distributor. Are there other complaints of this kind on this vehicle?.
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This car is garbage! I have had water leaks, had to replace complete fabric interior! the battery light now refuses to go off along with the engine light. I have gone through 4 batteries in a year, have replace the alternator and I still have problems. Not one shop, along with a dealer, can understand why this car will not run properly. The dealer who sold me the car told me it was too late for him to do anything about it. I also have the same problem as everyone else with the seat belt, drivers side. It no longer connects together. Dealer who sold me car stated the car was a 6 cylinder as does my title, found out recently that car is only 4 cylinder.
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The vehicle's roof leaked, the windows shook, and the steering wheel rubbed. Then, the wheel bearings went out, the driver's door was loose, and gas gauge broke. Also, the suspension was defective. The steering rack was replaced, both door panels were replaced, the rear windows would shake when opened and closed, the regulator cable was knotted, the left 1/2 regulator was replaced, the front tires were rubbing, the front end displayed a clunking noise, the backing plate was bent, the key did not come out at times, but no repair was needed at the time, the check engine light stayed on, a tire blew out and the wheel bearings were replaced. The fuel sending unit volts were too high per engine light and the fuel gauge was not moving. Wiring was found open in the fuel pump module which was replaced.
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I bought the car brand new, added the extended warranty and had several things go wrong. Just to name a few: engine shut down without warning and had to be replaced when it was just over the 100,000 mile warranty even though oil changes and regular maintenance was done 3-4000 miles, transmission pan had metal shavings in it which resulted in poor performance, control arm had to be replaced after Chrysler dealership told me the problem was the motor mounts(I did not need the mounts replaced and the repair was not done under warranty), water pump & thermostat housing(was told both weren't covered and should have been), rear window defroster replaced and/or fixed three times, driver power window regulator replaced(glass had to be replaced because of damage from the regulator, which I paid), visor vanity light-part ordered but "too late" when tried to have it replaced(was not notified that part was in), dash lights-on & off, headlights replace several times, hub seal replaced, passenger seat adjust arm broken, lighter inoperative, check engine light on first month I had the car!.
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Window motor replaced.
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Alternator failed. Mjs.