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Electrical System Problems of Chrysler Sebring - part 1



Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 139 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 1
Failure Date: 01/20/2015

Driving down a normal traffic filled street, car all of a sudden shakes and, wont go passed 20 mph and the electronic throttle control light comes on. Its happened before but if I turn off the car and restart, the car would return to normal. This particular day it didnt. Took it to tire plus, they said I need a fuel line cleaning or something like that. Fixed the problem for about a week and today as I was driving from work doing about 45 mph the electronic throttle control light comes on again, 3 times in under fice mins. Each time had to restart my car. Its dangerous when youre in traffic and late at night, having to pull over and restart.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 2
Failure Date: 12/30/2014

Having continual issues with lights on dash flickering: 2 repairs completed in last 18 months and still broke. Cosmetically, the car is crappy since the day I bought it; paint flaking off, tire rims have pitted, inside door handles flaking off paint too, among a few others. However, my heated seats burning through is what has me very irate! I was driving and had two adult passengers with me. Both of us in the front had the heated seats turned on returning home from running errands in the city 45 miles away. My passenger is 8 months pregnant and I have low lumbar issues, so heated seats are always used. We had both complained that we found it weird that if we made quick stops during our running, when we got back into the car and turned the heated seats on, it felt warmer than usual. However, if we were somewhere for a longer period of time, the seats didn't get terribly hot right away. The car sat for 48 hours before it was time for me to pack up and head back to my own home, when I noticed what I thought to be a stain on my seat (from my daughters dog thinking he was going with me). After trying to clean it and nothing happening, I touched it with my finger tip, only to find that it was a burn spot. If that would have caught fire while driving, I could have crashed! I could have killed my pregnant passenger, her hubby and her unborn baby! since today is a holiday, you can bet that I will be calling the dealership first thing tomorrow. I am the first and only owner of this car.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Chrysler Sebring 3
Failure Date: 11/28/2014

I was driving my vehicle at 55 mph when my electronic throttle control light came on and my speed drop down to a stuttering 35 mph which almost cause the car behind me to rear end me. I have the bumper to bumper power train warranty but I was told that the part my not be covered.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 4
Failure Date: 11/25/2014

I was crossing 4 lanes of oncoming traffic and my car stalled and died. This was the first time it had happened so I was unsure what to do. Thank goodness I put my car in p and restarted it in enough time to get out of the way before I was hit. This has again happened many times over the last 10+ years of ownership. Funnily enough, as I pulled up to my bank to make my final car payment, the car also stalled. It was too ironic. I have taken it to the dealership which is such a hassle and of course, they can find nothing wrong. Now, my check engine light comes on and then goes off with no apparent reason. Please issue some sort of recall so no one is hurt because of this issue.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Chrysler Sebring 5
Failure Date: 11/10/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that the failure was progressing. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was not able to replicate the failure in order to diagnose the problem. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the pcm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000. Pam.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 6
Failure Date: 11/05/2014

Air conditioner stops working.


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Chrysler Sebring 7
Failure Date: 10/21/2014

This incedent occurred will traveling on the freeway at 65 mph. Without notice the electronic throttle control light illuminate and the car decelerated from 65mph to 35mph. This deceleration almost cause the car following to almost rear-end my car. This problem has occurred on other Dodge/Chrysler vehicle. I would like for this to be investigated before someone lose their life.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 8
Failure Date: 10/16/2014

Car shuts off while driving no power steering or brakes.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 9
Failure Date: 10/14/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while in park, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact also stated that the vehicle hesitated to start. In addition, the headlights and windshield wipers failed to activate. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Chrysler Sebring 10
Failure Date: 10/13/2014

Ignition does not stay in position. It can move to acc or on position when car is started. Since it can be freely movable if the car is involved in an accident chances are the air bags may not deploy if key ignition not kept in on position. I called local dealer since this particular model is not on recall then I would have to pay to have it fixed. Other models from Chrysler are already on recall and this model needs to be added to it for the consumers.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Chrysler Sebring 11
Failure Date: 08/22/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Sebring. While driving approximately 35 mph, the speedometer failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 12
Failure Date: 08/15/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the sensor flashed for the tpms intermittently. The contact stated that the air pressure was low on the rear passegers side, the tire was filled with air several times and the failure recurred with the sensor not reading and the tire was intermittently low and had to contantly be filled with air. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop who replaced the tire and step which is without a sensor. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number:08v152000 (electrical system). The tire was replaced but the tpms sensor still illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Dyd.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 13
Failure Date: 06/09/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled with the entire instrument panel illuminatd. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing who stated that fuel pump and electrical module would need to be replaced to repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000. Rg.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 14
Failure Date: 05/25/2014

Driving south, from michigan, had driven approx. 600 miles of a 700+ mile trip, vehicle started "chugging" at 70mph on the highway, decelerating, unable accelerate, this was not in an area of differing elevations, it would almost stall then surge, then repeat. Cruise control was not being used at that time due to heavy traffic. Pulled the vehicle off the highway, into a store parking lot, shut it off for a few minutes, restarted and no further problems until today when driving for less than 15 minutes, on the highway at 60mpg, heavy traffic, it began again. Again, it was pulled over shut off and restarted with no further incidents today. You people need to do something to fix this. Someone is going to be fatally injured. I am not the only one experiencing this same issue.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 15
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

Just like everyone else's complaint on the 2008 Sebring. The electronic throttle control light comes on. The cars rpms rev high but the car won't even be going fast. The car will speed up on its own and jump while sitting at a red light. Then once the light comes on and you cut the car off if you try to crank it back up it went cut on. This is ridiculous. I've almost wrecked quite a few times. Nobody knows whats wrong amd when you take it to the dealership they don't know either and they are all rude. And they charge you 100$ to diagnose it. If you don't know anything about vehicles you should def not work for Chrysler and should not charge people for the diagnostic.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 16
Failure Date: 04/17/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated while the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle was accelerated independently without warning. The contact turned the vehicle's ignition off and once he restarted the ignition he was able to drive normally. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle's windshield wipers would also power on independently and the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Mf.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 17
Failure Date: 04/16/2014

My car cut off while driving, the windows wont go up or down my car will not un lock through the swich in the car or some times the key.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 18
Failure Date: 04/13/2014

My 2008 Sebring had the electronic throttle control light come on. When this happened the vehicle immediately reduced itself to 2000 rpms. I could not accelerate beyond that threshold. If the vehicle came to a stop it would stall out completely. I have read several similar reports of this issue including it causing involuntary acceleration.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 19
Failure Date: 04/07/2014

I have a 2007 Chrysler Sebring limited and when I take my key out of the ignition and open the drivers door it still indicates on the dash that the key is in the ignition, therefore causing my key fobs to not work as well. I cannot set my alarm on my car because the key fobs are not working and I have to sit in the car for 30-60 seconds waiting for the dash to stop indicating the key is still in the ignition so I can lock the car doors. It is a big hassle and inconvenience.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 20
Failure Date: 04/05/2014

My 2004 Chrysler Sebring lt stalled out on me in the middle of in intersection in a left turn lane. Could not get car restarted immediately and was in heavy traffic. Once I had restarted the vehicle I moved over to the shoulder where it happened again, and this also happened in a parking lot. This is dangerous. If stall would have happened 2 seconds later I would've been t-boned by a pickup truck. Upon stall the car engaged the e-brake and also lit up the following warning lights : engaged ebrake, oil, battery, and engine.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 21
Failure Date: 02/03/2014

Vehicle came to a complete stall while taking left- hand turn on intersection @ ~15mph. It now shows the indicator light for the engine randomly and stalls somewhat frequently at low speeds. Lastly, the trans is slipping rigorously.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 22
Failure Date: 01/14/2014

I was driving at about 55 mph, etc light starts blinking erratically. I then lose power and go down to 10-20 mph. Later that weekend, I started my car and the same thing happened, without it driving.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 23
Failure Date: 01/06/2014

I was going about 55 mph when the electronic throttle control light came on. It was flashing with made it impossible to reach speeds over 40 mph. I was a danger on the highway because I was unable to maintain speed as well as the vehicle hesitating. It took me 1hour and a half to travel 35 miles. The next day started it and the light went out, I have been afraid to drive it. No one seems to have an easy answer.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Chrysler Sebring 24
Failure Date: 12/29/2013

The electronic throttle control light came on. The car decelerated and was idling high/rough. It will not pick up speed beyond 25-30 mph.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 25
Failure Date: 12/01/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the headlights, interior lights and dashboard lights would sporadically flash. The dealer replaced the multifunction switch several times however, the failure was not corrected. The contact also stated that the vehicle intermittently stalled without warning. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 45,771.

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