Door Latch Problems of Chrysler Sebring



Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 14 problems related to door latch (under the latches/locks/linkage category).

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 1
Failure Date: 02/26/2006

Both outside door handles have broken off within 2 months of each other. Appear to be made of plastic. No unusual force used on either handle. Just snapped off. Unable to enter car conventionally, must go through trunk. Taken to body shop to repair.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 2
Failure Date: 10/26/2005

Chrysler Sebring, Dodge avenger, or Mitsubishi eclispe driver and passenger door handles break off while trying to enter the vehicle. I have had to replace my passenger door handle once and now the driver side has broken and needs to be replaced. The dealer told me they are on back order. Why? because they break all of the time. I see vehicles riding down the road with new handles on both sides of the car. What if I were being chased and needed to get into my car to stop someone from attacking me and the handle broke off in my hand. What if I were then raped or worse someone found me dead all because I could not get into my car. Someone needs to look into the defect of these door handles.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 3
Failure Date: 09/13/2005

My door panel on the drivers side of my 1999 Chrysler Sebring lxi blew off on the highway hitting my car and coming dangerously close to hitting several others behind me.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2005

Interior door handles have an aluminum tape or sheet over them, and is coming off on the edges, leaving a razor sharp edge that several people have sliced their hands on. I don't see anything in the recalls, but wonder if you have received similar complaints. Any suggestions how to remedy the situation? thank you.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2000 Chrysler Sebring 5
Failure Date: 07/16/2005

Concerning my 2000 Chrysler Sebring lxi about 5 mos. Ago my door panel on the drivers side malfunctioned and will not let me open the driver door. This is an expensive repair, so my door handle is still broken. Furthermore, today July 16, 2005 , I went out to my car and I had to like always get in on the passenger side , because I cant open the drive side door, I went to grab the handle and it malfunctioned and broke off right in my hand! this is a huge safety issue I cant even get into nor drive my car! this defect should be recalled be the chryler corp. (defective door handle) my fiance also own a 98' Sebring and his door handle is also broken off. I spoke with a representative and she only gave me a number to call, I want results!! (both of my door handles are broken off) as a result of Chryslers defective handles on the Sebring. .

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2000 Chrysler Sebring 6
Failure Date: 03/03/2004

Drivers side door opens unexpectedly when driving. Has occurred twice in 4 months. This incident has occurred on my 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible with VIN # 3c3el55h9yt258187 I can not find any recall notices on this type of thing happening.


car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 7
Failure Date: 02/13/2004

Vehicle was vandalized. The thief broke into the vehicle by pulling up on the handle of the automobile and using some tool to pop open the lock. They stole over $130 worth of cds. Cell phone equipment and irs papers that contained my social security number.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 8
Failure Date: 10/22/2003

During the summer of 2003, my passenger side door handle fell off upon opening the door. I had not yet repaired this problem, but now the driver side door handle has fallen off. I have to keep my windows open to open my car doors. I hope the manufacturer will cover these costs as I have read about five similar cases reported on this website and I'm sure there are many more unreported cases. I only have 33,000 miles on my car, but the 3-year warranty has expired.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 9
Failure Date: 09/29/2003

In sept. 2003 my driver door handle broke-off. Within 3 weeks, the passenger door handle broke as well. I've called Chrysler and they informed me that it was my problem. To replace the handle / latch cost around $125 for each door.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 10
Failure Date: 09/08/2003

Defective door handle on my 1998 chrylser Sebring: my door handle on the driver side broke off right in my hand as I attempted to opent the door. Due to expensive repair the handle is still broken . Over the years I have noticed close to a hundred Sebring owners with broken door handles, so this is obviously a manufacturers defect and should be recalled!.


 
car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 11
Failure Date: 08/11/2003

After having door panels fall off, tar drip from side doors, tires continually go flat and need replacing prematurely, and a front bumper being torn from scraping on curbs, I now have a driver side door handle break. Is there any way to get Chrysler to address and fix these problems?.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 12
Failure Date: 11/01/2000

The contact owns a 1998 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the door latch has failed three times when she attempted to open the driver side door. When attempting to unlock the vehicle, the key turns, but does not unlock the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to different mechanics and they replaced the locks and latches twice. The current mileage was 139,000 and failure mileage was 110,000.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 13
Failure Date: 12/12/1997

While driving the door on the driver's side comes open. The vehicle has been to the dealership 3 times for this prolbem. Dealer is not able to correct the problem.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 14

While installing a css in the rear seat, the locking latch plate (made of plastic) popped apart and fell off. Since it no longer was locking, it becomes a sliding latch plate and would require a locking clip to ensure the css would stay in place. The service dept. Popped the piece back on. The locking latch plate is easy to pull apart. . . . Will this hold if there is an accident?.


Other Common Latches/locks/linkage related problems of Chrysler Sebring

Problem Category Number of Problems
Latches/locks/linkage problems
16
Door Latch problems
14
Hood Latch problems
3
Trunk Lid Lock problems
3