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Front Air Bag Problems of Chrysler Sebring - part 1

Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 44 problems related to front air bag (under the air bag 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.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring 1
Failure Date: 05/06/2011

Horn will start working on it's on and will not stop until fuse burns out. The only way to fix this is by replacing the driver airbag since the horn pad is inside the airbag assy. Needless to say, a vehicle without an horn will not pass inspection and since this is the only way a driver has to communicate with the surrounding drivers in case they get too close or to warn them of a danger a head, this most certainly is a safety issue. By Chrysler avoiding their responsibility for this bad design, there are a lot of people out there who are driving Sebrings with no horns (since they can not afford $800 for a new airbag, which by the way is going to be no more then a temporary solution since no change in the design have been made). That posses as much as a threat on all of us who share the road with them as it does on those Sebrings owners. . . I have to admit I'm skeptical about NHTSA making sure Chrysler make things right, but at least I'll give it a try. To see how big of a problem this is I suggest you google "Chrysler Sebring horn fix". Thank you. P. S there was no incident just yet, but I had to choose a dat of the "* approximate incident date:" or it will not let me go to the next page.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2006 Chrysler Sebring 2
Failure Date: 03/05/2011

2006 Chrysler Sebring convertable approx 45,000 miles for no reason horn goes off and will not stop blowing. Only way stop stop the horn is by removing the fuse which deactivates the airbag as well as the horn. To stop my horn I have to drive without an airbag. I have taken the car tto the Chrysler dealer who says warrenty is up and it will cost up to $1000 dollars to replace the hornpad and airbag. I have read numerous complaints of other Sebring owners having the same issue and cannot believe a safety recall has not been issued.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2001 Chrysler Sebring 3
Failure Date: 02/10/2011

2001 Chrysler Sebring lxi no horn, no cruise control, and air bag deactivated (light on) all three of these issues are due to a defective clock spring part# 4649092ac by Chrysler corp. They had this same issue with their late 90's to early 2000 Mini van's. This is a real threat to public safety, and there need to be action taken; do to the fact there are thousands of these clock springs (4649092ac) on the road. Do to the cost of this repair (check alldata auto repair guide), a lot of people will opt out of doing this repair.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2006 Chrysler Sebring 4
Failure Date: 10/04/2009

The horn on my 2006 Chrysler Sebring convertible no longer works when I push the horn manually, but it does blow when it wants to, without anyone touching it. It blows when it is parked in the garage at home, when I am walking into work, when I am sitting at a red-light behind someone, and when I am just riding down the highway. That is the first problem. The second problem is that since my horn decided to develop a mind of its own, it has taken over the rest of the controls located on the steering wheel. The radio controls no longer work, and the cruise controls work intermittently. Of course it worked fine while under warranty. It waited for the warranty to run out for these problems to occur. The only way to get the horn to stop blowing is to beat on the steering wheel. So. . . . Here is a scenario for you. . . . . I'm riding down the highway, my horn starts blowing by itself, I start beating on the steering wheel to get it to stop, and the airbag goes off causing me to wreck (and probably other people too). . . . . I sue your company for not fixing the problem to begin with. . . . . Who do you think will win this when there are 100's of other complaints about the exact same problem that I am having? it is an extremely dangerous hazard, and it puts the airbag module at fault. Lives are at risk here and you need to recall these cars and fix the problem!!!!!.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2006 Chrysler Sebring 5
Failure Date: 06/05/2009

2006 Chrysler Sebring horn blow intermittently. I see on the internet that others have had this problem and because it is located with the airbag may be a safety issue.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring 6
Failure Date: 05/11/2009

The seatbelt restraint carriage failed and has to be replaced.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 7
Failure Date: 10/14/2008

Traveling on the interstate two cars got into a fender bender another crashed into them and I was traveling behind the third vehicle when I applied the brakes and sent into a skid. My car slid a good distance until it crashed right into the back of the third vehicle which was a Volvo in which their air bags deployed. My Sebring did not stop nor did the air bags deploy. I was traveling around 30-40 mph when the impact happen. Will not have confirmation until tomorrow but it appears that the car will not be salvageable. It is my understanding that anti-lock brakes should prevent a skid on a dry surface on a clear day.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 8
Failure Date: 02/16/2008

Brakes and air bags the brakes would not catch upon trying to stop and caused a rear end collision. Also the air bags came out upon crash at maybe 20 miles per hour and caused a broken arm and a laceration under the chin and had to be stitched and person is hospitalized.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 9
Failure Date: 09/01/2007

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Sebring convertible. On 09/01/2007, while driving 35mph the contact crashed into the rear end of a vehicle. The antilock brake system failed and none of the air bags deployed. The front passenger bruised her knees on the dashboard, severely bruised across her abdomen chest. The passenger also had an injury to her neck and was unable to work for two days. Pictures are available. A police report is available. The vehicle was towed. The mechanic has not diagnosed the vehicle. The weather was not a factor. The current and failure mileages were 30,000. The purchase date of the vehicle was 3/5/2006.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring 10
Failure Date: 08/09/2007

This complaint is on behalf of my father. Robert mulcahy sr. He owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring (touring) auto. I don't have the VIN number, but could get it. He was just involved in an accident that had him impacting another vehicle with the front of his car at or around 35-40 mph. We both find it incredible that neither air bags deployed. Does this sound like a normal operation of safety equipment? this accident happened in oak lawn, IL. , on the 9th of August, 2007.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2001 Chrysler Sebring 11
Failure Date: 04/02/2007

The airbags in 2001 Chrysler Sebring did not deploy in a front impact crash* the consumer submitted a claim to the manufacturer, however it was denied. The manufacturers claimed, the impact didn't significantly involve the frame and it did not create the longitudinal (front to back) necessary to deploy the air bags. The conclusion was supported by the readings from the onboard computer that disclosed no codes-indicating that the airbag system was fully operational at the time of the accident.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring 12
Failure Date: 02/11/2006

: the contact stated while driving 60 mph the left front wheel fractured and broke away from the vehicle. It crashed into a guard rail and proceeded to travel over the guard rail. Neither of the front airbags deployed. The fuel tank was punctured during the process ,and the vehicle erupted in flames. It became fully engulfed in flames and burned to the ground. The fire department and the state police were at the scene of the accident and provided written reports. The vehicle was inspected by the insurance company and was deemed totaled.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring 13
Failure Date: 01/11/2006

Driving a 2005 Chrysler Sebring, started to rain and skidded sideways into a curb. The air bags deployed and smoke started to billow from the steering wheel area. The other bag broke the windshield. I turned off the ignition and got out of the car. I suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. Upon release from the hospital I went to put on my coat and discovered that it was me that had been on fire. 1/3 of the sleeve had been burned by the exploding air bag. If I had been unconscious or it was summer I could have suffered from smoke inhalation or burned at least my arm. Something should be done about the sparks and possible explosion that the air bags set off.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 14
Failure Date: 08/28/2005

Was in an accident and the front air bag did not activate. The horn did not work. If the horn worked I could have stopped vehicle from hitting me.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2002 Chrysler Sebring 15
Failure Date: 08/12/2005

Ran in back of vehicle. Air bag didn't deploy. Car is in shop being repaired. Would like to know if this is happening on all chryler.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 16
Failure Date: 07/16/2005

I am poa for james hampton owner of the vehicle, 2004 Chrysler Sebring convertible was involved in a head on collision , james hampton suffered serious injury , the convertible top was down at time of accident. Observing him prior to the accident in the vehicle I made the observation that he didn't appear to fit this car well, he is six foot three inches tall, top of windshield is about mid forehead in height on him, at time of incident air bag did deploy, still severe head injury to forehead on left side, observation of injury and location leads me to question that had he been under six foot in height air bag would have afforded more protection from impact of windshield, or if height of windshield was higher impact might have been different, car was determined a loss. I am concerned that consumer height, above average could possibly predispose one to more serious or fatal injury due to height of windshield relevant to area of impact.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 17
Failure Date: 05/31/2005

The abs brakes failed on the vehicle. She purchased the vehicle used with 19,000 miles on it. After she purchased the vehicle she noticed a grinding noise with the brakes. She took the vehicle into the dealership and had the rotors replaced because they were warped. The vehicle continued to have the grinding sound, but because they would not supply her with a loaner vehicle she did not take it in. On may 31, 2005, she was going around 40-45 miles per hour and she tried to apply the brakes when the abs failed. She skid 75 feet on dry pavement. There was a police report taken and a ticket was issued, but she is fighting the ticket because it was due to the brakes failing. None of the airbags deployed. This caused the consumer to hit her head and she has post concussion syndrome with possible seizures and is out of work. She also had bruised ribs and a neck and shoulder injury, all on the left side. The doctor has put her on complete disability and she can not even drive a vehicle at this time. She is currently on seizure medication. The vehicle is in new jersey, she was coming home from memorial day weekend in atlantic city. The damage is all on the drivers side front. The vehicle is considered totaled.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 18
Failure Date: 03/18/2005

This complaint relates to a 1998 Chrysler seibring convertible. The vehicle has two horns. During warranty, one horn failed and the manufacturer replaced it. The dealer said they fail "a lot". After warranty the other horn failed. I paid to replace it. The dealer indicated they failed frequently. At 9x,xxx miles the fuse in the horn/power outlet blew. Dealer diagnosed it as a failure of the horn circuit in the steering column requiring replacement of the air-bag assembly -- cost with installation in excess of $800. Vehicle has been without horn awaiting parts for more than a week. The horn is a critical piece of safety equipment and must be simple and cheap to repair when broken. By linking the horn circuit through the airbag, Chrysler has made it neither cheap nor easy. Many people will have to operate their vehicle without a horn since they won't have the $800+ to make what should be a few dollar repair. Shame on Chrysler for making the horn circuit this way. Shame on you for tolerating horn failures that cost $800 to repair during the prime and useful life of the vehicle.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 1997 Chrysler Sebring 19
Failure Date: 03/15/2005

The contact received a recall letter on 3-15-05 concerning the trans axle floor shifter ignition/park interlock she called at the end of March or the beginning of April and made an appointment to have vehicle checked. On 5-7-05, before the scheduled appointment, the vehicle popped out of gear and hit a pole. And the estimated damage was $8,700. On 5-12-05 Chrysler sent an investigator to check the vehicle . The consumer was not present at the inspection, but someone else who was at the inspection claimed that the investigator tried to start the car and it wouldn't start. He did not think the trans axle floor shifter ignition/park interlock had anything to do with the crash. The consumer did not agree, stating that the driver and the passenger were injured in the crash. Neither the seat belts nor the air bags worked in the crash.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 20
Failure Date: 02/19/2004

While driving at 35 mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. Upon impact, none of the frontal air bags deployed. Driver sustained face, head, neck and shoulder injuries. A police report was filed.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2002 Chrysler Sebring 21
Failure Date: 11/03/2003

Air bag did not released in crash where my vehicle, 2002 Chrysler Sebring sedan, was going 20 mph and hit by vehicle going 45 mph. My vehicle sustained over $9000 damage. I received a minor injury.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 22
Failure Date: 05/14/2003

I was involved in a car accident may 16th at 2:00 a. M. At the corner of page and bennington in creve coeur, mo. . Read more...

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 23
Failure Date: 05/06/2003

The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and none of the air bags deployed. The vehicle was totaled.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2001 Chrysler Sebring 24
Failure Date: 07/03/2002

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision oat 40 mph and neither air bag deployed. Dealer and manufacturer were not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further information.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 25
Failure Date: 03/14/2002

While driving at 35mph, vehicle was involved in a front collision. Upon impact, none of the airbags deployed. Vehicle totalled, one person was injured.

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