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Axle Assembly Problems of Chrysler Sebring



Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 9 problems related to axle assembly (under the power train category).

car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 1
Failure Date: 08/13/2009

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Sebring. While driving approximately 20 mph downhill, the contact heard a loud clunking noise outside of the vehicle. The vehicle stopped without warning. The contact pulled the vehicle over near the sidewalk and noticed that the front passenger side tire was detached from the vehicle. There were no injuries. Roadside assistance was called to the scene and the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the failure was contributed to the cv joints, axle, and rim. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 72,300.

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car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 2
Failure Date: 07/01/2007

After explaining to my mechanic that my front end was rubbing and grinding at a speed of 40 and above, and that it was worse while driving straight or bearing left, while bearing right the rubbing and grinding lessened a lot. My mechanic said that he replaced front brakes & balanced wheels. The same situation still existed. He stated that my front axle needed to be replaced, & he would replace it when he came back from vacation. I explained to the mechanic that it was getting worse and if my children and I would be safe driving the vehicle until he returned, he said it would be fine to drive. On June 30th 2007 ,the children and I noticed it was getting worse. I drove the car home. I then decided to go for a ride with it, alone. I started driving on route 195 east in the high speed lane with my cruise control set at 65 mph. Shortly after crossing the ri/MA line the steering wheel became very loose and I heard a very loud bang. My car then started to lift off the ground. Lifting the right side & then the right. I tried to apply my brakes but with two tires off the ground they were not working. I tried steering the car in the opposite direction that was being lifted off the road. I had no steering at all. The car rocked side to side while heading into the next lane of travel and as it did the rocking turned the car over and over and over several times. After the first roll over I do not remember anything. I became unconscious. The state police who investigated the accident stated, the car was going in all directions across the highway while rolling over several times landing in the bush off the side of the highway. He stated that there were 6 witness and one of them had pulled me out of my car and carried me away from the vehicle a few feet (I was not conscious). I did become somewhat coherent,and heard a loud explosion and saw my car burst into flames. I then became unconscious again until the next morning in the hospital.

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car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 3
Failure Date: 01/01/2002

While driving heard a thumping noise in the front end of the vehicle. Took vehicle to the dealer, and was told that she needed a new axle. She had the axle replaced. Also, she was told that the rims were bad, and tires continuously lost air. Took the vehicle back to dealer, and was told that the rims rusted completely through. That was why the tires didn't last. The rims broke into the tires.

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car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 4
Failure Date: 11/01/2001

While traveling on a side street heard a noise. Without prior warning axle broke, and vehicle fell to the ground.

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car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 5
Failure Date: 05/04/2001

After dealership examined vehicle for previous suspension recalls and found nothing wrong on vehicle in 1999, consumer was starting to accelerate from a stop sign and turning right. Front right lower control arm disconnected from vehicle, and right front wheel kicked out from vehicle also, tie rod separated, and passenger's side axle became dislodged from transaxle. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 6
Failure Date: 04/11/2001

While driving 30 mph consumer heard a scraping sound from front end, then a noise. Front axle had broken. Prior to recall 97v-201 the lower lateral arm ball joints failed. Consumer not sure how the lower lateral arm ball joints works in conjunction with the axle. However, consumer question whether or not this could have caused the problem.

car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 7
Failure Date: 02/21/2001

Consumer has tried several times to have recall # 97v201000 repaired, but dealer would not honor recall.

car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 8
Failure Date: 04/21/1997

Vehicle experienced failure of the recall component prior to recall notice causing severe damages to vehicle due to loss of control. (97v-201) (attorney for consumer).

car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 9

While driving vehicle wheel buckled under due to a broken axle. Dealer said it needed a new axle and control arm.