Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 129 problems related to horn assembly (under the electrical system category).
The dealer insisted that the random horn blowing was coming from a defective tipm rather than a problem behind the airbag within the steering wheel which is where many complaints about this problem have detected the cause. The car horn blows whether it is stationary or moving. Mechanic would not consider the possibility of removing the steering wheel cap to determine whether it was really coming from within the steering wheel or not. It was just easier for them and more expensive for me to state that the random horn blowing came from the tipm. I ran out of there like a bat out of hell after paying $280 for the diagnostic work! meanwhile, now I have to drive the car without a horn which is a safety hazard.
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Horn goes off on its own while driving. Same sometimes when it's parked unattended. This recurs once a week or so.
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This car has a faulty totally integrated power module (tipm). This caused several problems including: the car stalling suddenly while driving at about 50 mph on a straight road, the horn going off intermittently and uncontrollably both while the vehicle was stationary and while it was moving, and a check engine light that would not clear. I replaced the faulty tipm at my own expense and it resolved all these problems. Chrysler has issued recalls for tipms, but they have never recalled the 2008 Sebring. I have the original, faulty tipm out of the Chrysler that I can send for testing and verification.
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Sebring. Without warning, the horn continued to sound and the noise continued randomly for weeks. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic and taken to a dealer for inspection and diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.
I am joining the many other owners who's horns go off, with out warning car off or car on. At the same time the horn now seems to have stopped working entirely leaving me no way to warn other drivers that do not see me. I can confirm the costive a repair is on the $1100 range and my local Chrysler reports they do this repair 4 times per week, nationwide. This repair is out of my budget and I think Chrysler needs to recall and repair these vehicles. The horn has gone off in stationary, motion, on a city street and highway and turning. Even with the engine shut off in the wee hours of the morning. Below you ask when did this happen? at least 20 times. The horn switch indeed includes the air bags. No way to test them but I fear they are not working as this switch is bad. I hope I don't find out the hard way.
About 4:30 pm (rush hour) on 20 October 2015 I was driving south on I-95 south of washington DC when the horn sounded continuously and unexpectedly, surprising me and drivers near me. I was going straight at about 60 mph. It stopped after I firmly depressed the horn pad twice. After I arrived at home the horn sounded again for about 1 minute. The car was parked with the wheel slightly to the left. I disconnected the horn and began researching on line. . Read more...
I've written to you people before about this problem and a girl called back and said she'd call again because you people are so busy. I never heard another word and that was last fall. The horn button in the steering wheel has stopped working and it is very dangerous to not have a horn to warn people. It has completely stopped working at all times.
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My 2008 chyrsler seabring engine stop on highway and steering wheel lock. The reason why is a chyrsler defected part (tipm) which is total intergrated power module. Chyrsler have a lawsuit on them about this problem. My car is at the dealer for repair. Cost $1100. 00 which I have to pay. This problem should be fix for free under recall. Also horn blowing, door window moving , trunk opening,interior light not coming on. It would help I you could contact the dealer concerning my issue. Contact information: ginn Chrysler Jeep Dodge ,5190 us-278 ,covington georgia 30014 ,770-786-2271 tim dabney timd@gelginn. Com (business manager) zack thackston (service advisor ).
The 2009 Chrysler Sebring horn starts to blow at all hours and I have to go out and hit the horn pad on the steering wheel. I had it go off in traffic and almost had a guy in a road rage situation until I told him what happens to the horn. This should be a recall for safety for sure. I see where there are many more complaints on the internet.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the she noticed that the entire steering column was fractured. The driver's side air bag warning light was continuously illuminated. The failure occurred continuously. The horn was fractured and the cruise control was fractured as well. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the clock spring needed to be replaced but the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000. Pp.
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The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the horn independently activated. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver side air bag and the horn switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available.
Car pulled out in front and hit the horn, which did not work, and now comes on only intermittently, or even on its own. This seems to be a common problem with the Sebrings and from blogs seems to be due to a faulty switch inside the airbag cover on the steering wheel. This is a terrible safety hazard and should have been recalled.
I first noticed the light in the analog click go out, then the light in the shifter and overhead lamp. Most importantly is my power locks stopped working. I purchased a 5 batteries for my remote key and when that didn't work I purchased a new set of keys. The horn and lights would sound but the locks would not lock. I have to manually lock my doors and I'm unable to access my trunk unless I crawl in from the back seat and hit the release. I've had several people look over my car and I no one can figure this out. I finally started researching and I see several recalls but because my car was not built in a certain time and location I'm not qualified for the recalls unless I pay out of my own pocket. I can't even trade it in and get a good enough price due to these malfunctions. I will by no means trust Chrysler or Dodge vehicles.
I recently got pulled over because my horn keeps going of uncontrollably! I had to take the fuse out and I've been pulled over twice because the horn goes off and distracts drivers unintentionally. They get mad and call the cops. . Then once this fuse is pulled the gas meter goes crazy and dumb. It said once we had half tank and we ran out as soon as we pulled out the driveway! this is a safety hazard!! this need to be recalled!!.
Horn goes off by itself and continues to sound, until pounding on the steering wheel center. Dealer says it is a bad horn switch which is integral with the airbag assembly, which is not a covered part with extended warrantee and costs >$750. This would be very unsafe in a high traffic situations, or bad neighborhoods.
Horn started to sound when I was in a parking lot at low to no speed. It would not stop. I had to pull the fuse to disconnect. Dealer said entire horn with airbag assembly needed to be replaced. I was not under warranty, but I noticed the repair ticket had a cost in the range of $700 to $1,000 to complete the job. I bet a lot of people just leave horn and airbag disconnected rather than pay that much money. I have seen many people complain about the same.
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Sebring. While driving at various speeds, the horn sounded on its own intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the clock spring, horn pad, and driver side air bag needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,975.
Tl-the cotact owns a 2005 chrylser Sebring. The contact stated while driving the horn sounded and the sound susatined. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the driver air bag was defective. The failure was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000. Jb.
My horn sounds continously in the middle of the night with no cause or prompting, causing unnecessary angst for me and discomfort for my neighbors.
Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that the horn in her vehicle became inoperable without warning. The failure was persistent. The contact also stated that she was worried that her air bags are probably inoperable as well. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000. Ec.
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the horn activated independently. In addition, the contact stated that the horn was depressed but failed to function. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the horn and air bag needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the horn activated intermittently. The vehicle was to be inspected, diagnosed and repaired by an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.
There is a defective part in the steering wheel that costs around $1000 dollars to fix. The horn will go off with any warning. There are currently 49 complaints on the car complaints website for the Sebring model. . Read more...
Horn goes off by itself, even sitting in the driveway turned off.
Just purchased the car a year ago. Horn did not work since the purchase date. Finally decided to see if I could fix the problem. When trying to repair it,discovered fuse was removed because horn blows continuously.