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Automatic Transmission Problems of Chrysler Sebring - part 1



Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 88 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 1
Failure Date: 08/16/2011

2008 Chrysler Sebring is stuck in park. Gear shift will not move at all. Was working fine yesterday. Came out this morning started my car and could not get out of park. Car is taken well car of. Waiting for a tow to get repaired.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Chrysler Sebring 2
Failure Date: 12/21/2010

When I park my car or stop at intersection it does not move when I give gas, I give more and more gas then car start moves. What could be the problem I don't know. Dtc is p0007 showing transaxle.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 3
Failure Date: 09/25/2010

My wife drove her 2008 Chrysler Sebring to work yesterday, everything seemed to work fine. When she tried to drive home the car was stuck in park. After researching the problem online I took the trim ring off of the shifter area and found the pink piece of plastic on the left side of the shifter. With a long screw driver I was able to push the pink piece of plastic backward and could then move the shifter out of park.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 4
Failure Date: 09/24/2010

Shifter in my 2008 Chrysler Sebring touring sedan convertible frozen. Only goes into reverse and park.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 5
Failure Date: 09/24/2010

2007 Chrysler Sebring: could not shift from park to reverse etc. Car had to be towed. The car only has 28,000 miles. It is currently at a repair shop.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 6
Failure Date: 08/27/2010

2008 Chrysler Sebring stuck in park.


car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 7
Failure Date: 08/17/2010

The contact owns a 2008 chrylser Sebring convertible. The contact stated that the gear shift selector became lodged in the park position. The dealer advised her to bring the vehicle in for diagnosis and repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 18,000. Updated 11/16/10.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 8
Failure Date: 08/14/2010

My 2007 Chrysler Sebring "stuck" in park. I have 48847 miles on my Sebring and have not had a problem with it. On Aug. 13 I pulled into my garage and parked. The next day I got into my car and it would not shift out of park. I checked the manual and it gave an "over-ride" procedure. This procedure does not work. I called Chrysler on the 15th and asked how to engage the over-ride. They gave me the same procedure. On the 16th I had a tow truck come to my house to tow my car to the dealership. He showed me an entirely different over-ride that was shown to him, by Chrysler. But Chrysler does not pass on to the consumer. It worked and I was able to drive my car to the dealership. Before I took my car to the dealership I contacted Chrysler and got a case manager assigned to me. The case manager worked with the dealership and got my car repaired for a $50. 00 CO-payment. Chrysler knows there is a problem with 2007 & 2008 Sebrings I would like to see Chrysler send a new over-ride procedure to all owners of vehicles that could have this problem and issue a recall. I was lucky it happened in my garage, but several others might not be as lucky where this failure happens, without the correct knowledge on how to over-ride the system.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 9
Failure Date: 08/13/2010

I left work and my 2007 Chrysler Sebring would not shift out of park (it's an automatic). I eventually had to have my car towed for a total of 280. I learned that an internal spring and another part inside of the shifter had broken. Based on what I read, it seems to be a common problem with the later model Sebrings.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 10
Failure Date: 08/12/2010

2008 Chrysler Sebring stuck in park. Can not shift transmission.


 
car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 11
Failure Date: 08/11/2010

Started the car pushed in on the brake as usual to release the safety on the gear shifter so it'd go in reverse and it wouldn't go in gear. I mashed the brake harder & still nothing. I tried turning the steering wheel thinking maybe it was the safety thing locking up in that but it was real loose! by now my kids were late for there apptments so I gave up and went inside and started calling around. The nearest dealership said it was a line running from my shifter to my brake up to the steering I needed to tow it in cost my $50-300. My husband took my console apart that evening and found that the shifter is locked in place by a small pink plastic device with a wire running through it which is attached to your braking system somehow on one end yet on the other end its attached to some kind of spring which is attached to yet get this, another piece of plastic! well my spring broke and the pink plastic thing cracked!!! I find this to be a safety hazard. I strongly feel that Chrysler should be having to deal with and fix these issues.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 12
Failure Date: 08/06/2010

2008 Chrysler Sebring. On August 6th, the car gear shifter knob was seized in the park position. Upon reading the internet, it became very apparent that this is an obvious defect on Chrysler's part. The shift knob is attached to a small plastic pink "flipper" type part, that easily becomes detached from the spring. The only fix by professionals is a $400. 00 repair. The sad reality is that the actual fix is a $5. 00 part. . .

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 13
Failure Date: 08/04/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated he started the vehicle and was unable to remove the gear shift selector from the park position. The contact attempted several times to move the selector but to no avail. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 71,058. Updated 12/08/10. The consumer stated he attempted to move the gear shift out of park, but it would not move from park to reverse. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop and the necessary repairs were made. Updated 12/13/jb.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 14
Failure Date: 08/04/2010

Just had got off work and car has been park for over 6 hours. When I got inside of the car I went to crank it up and everything was fine. After I tried to switch to reverse to back up the gear would not allow me to pull it back out of park. Tried turning it off and on but that didn't work.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 15
Failure Date: 07/10/2010

Shift interlock switch failure disabled car after putting it in park. Car was blocking a driveway, and interior had to be disassembled in order to manually actuate shift interlock and get the car out of park. Chrysler refused to repair it until I called corporate. Chrysler took a full week to repair, customer service was rude, unwilling. Case manager was chantel, ref# [xxx] , phone # 1-800-247-9753. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 16
Failure Date: 05/25/2010

Vehicle was parked overnight after operation. The next morning the vehicle was not able to be put into gear. Had to be towed to dealer. A part of the automatic shifter mechanism had broken, and had to be replaced.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 17
Failure Date: 05/20/2010

2007 Chrysler Sebring would not shift out of park, with only 30,000 miles on the car this happened, the shifter was replaced.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 18
Failure Date: 02/28/2010

We have a 2004 Chrysler Sebring convertible which has a problem with lurching forward and unable to stop (no brakes). This has happened 3 times and we feel it is a very dangerous situation. It has now been diagnosed as a transmission problem. We feel we should not be responsible for this defect but Chrysler has refused to fix the problem. When we contacted Chrysler, we were told we had an extended warranty but now are told we do not. We are afraid to drive the car and feel strongly that Chrysler should be willing to repair or take it off the road.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 19
Failure Date: 12/08/2009

2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible pink plastic breaks inside shifter causing internal mechanical failure. . Car will not move out of park happening way to often in Chrysler models. .

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring 20
Failure Date: 07/16/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact exited the vehicle without the key in the ignition. Her elbow struck the gear shifter and placed it in reverse; however, the vehicle moved forward and struck a house and a porch. The contact entered her vehicle and drove to her residence. The dealer and manufacturer have not been notified. The front fender and the top of the hood were damaged. The insurance company will be notified. The failure and current mileages were 85,744.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 21
Failure Date: 06/11/2008

Upon attempting to start the car, I had to put the car in neutral or jiggle the gear in park in order to start the car. I replaced the starter thinking that was why the car would not start. I was informed by several auto part stores that I would have to replace the neutral safety switch, had that replaced and the car still would not start. I had my car towed to ganley Dodge to have them put the transmission back into my car, which cost me $70 plus $180 diagnostic. The ganley Dodge gave me a quote of $3500 for a new transmission. That was not in my budget, I then had my car towed by transmission world to their shop, I explained to them the problems I was having with my car, prior to this I didn't have any problems with the transmission. It took transmission world a week before they could get the transmission out of the car, to have the transmission taken out and taken apart to find out what was wrong it cost me $2,037. 00 for a 3 year warranty on a new transmission.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 22
Failure Date: 05/31/2008

2008 Chrysler Sebring pink plastic lever broke inside shifter causing car to stay in park, unable to shift gears.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 23
Failure Date: 05/23/2008

Car is stuck in park. Gear shifter will not move. Was working fine yesterday when I parked it. Got up to go to work this morning and shifter would not move out of park. Car only has 33,000 miles on it and is taken very good care of.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 24
Failure Date: 05/11/2008

Car is stuck in park. Tried everything to get it out of park including pressing the manual override. Had it towed into dealership only to find out this is not covered under powertrain warranty.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Chrysler Sebring 25
Failure Date: 08/31/2007

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Sebring convertible. While idling at a stop sign, the vehicle accelerated and began idling rapidly. On August 29, 2007, the dealer diagnosed the vehicle and stated that it was operating normal. The following day, the contact informed the insurance company that she did not feel safe driving the vehicle. On August 31, 2007, the failure recurred and the contact crashed into another vehicle. Both vehicles were damaged, but there were no injuries. The insurance company stated that a police report was not needed since there were no injuries. The dealer agreed to have the vehicle towed and to have a Chrysler representative diagnose the failure. The representative also stated that the vehicle was operating normally. On September 28, 2007, another mechanic immediately diagnosed the failure and repaired the vehicle. The repair invoice is available. The current and failure mileages were 12,516.

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