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Horn Assembly Problems of Chrysler Sebring - part 1



Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 110 problems related to horn assembly (under the electrical system category).

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2003 Chrysler Sebring 1
Failure Date: 03/23/2015

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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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring 2
Failure Date: 01/01/2015

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.

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Failure Date: 12/22/2014

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.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 4
Failure Date: 12/15/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 11/26/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 11/12/2014

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.


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Failure Date: 11/05/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 10/27/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 07/16/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 06/04/2014

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...


 
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Failure Date: 04/09/2014

Horn goes off by itself, even sitting in the driveway turned off.

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Failure Date: 03/18/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 03/05/2014

1st time jut got out of driveway in a. M. And car horn went off and stayed on through most of street and then turned corner and went off again for several seconds as I approached 1st stoplight. 2nd time as I very briefly beeped horn at friend twice, near my local donuts place & mcd's, but it continued ! I was too embarrassed to stop. 3rd time no one around it parked in driveway when I was shoveling snow. Next & worst time as I was pulling in to stop at plaza and it continued as I shut off car and even restarted it and locked door & unlocked it by key and nothing! went inside car and pressed coast button and finally it stopped. Cops in car ,were nearby when I came out later, said nothing, assumed it went off again with no one around ! 3 other times supposedly no one else around in driveway sometime within my earlier descriptions. Recall this thing!.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 14
Failure Date: 02/26/2014

The horn keeps randomly going off both while im driving and when its completely shit off in the middle of the night. Multiple times its gone off while ive been driving its almost caused wrecks. Something needs to be done before an accident does happen.

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Failure Date: 02/07/2014

Driving down the road when my horn suddenly started going off. Did not turn off until I beat on the steering wheel. Continues to do this every day now, scaring drivers around me and there is nothing I can do about it.

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Failure Date: 02/03/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the horn erroneously sounded for approximately 2 minutes before shutting off independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 140,000.

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Failure Date: 02/01/2014

I have a 2006 Chrysler Sebring sedan. Over the past week the horn malfunctions where it will blare for 30-40 seconds while it is parked and untouched. This also happened while driving and I had to punch the steering wheel a couple times for it to stop. I had to pull out the fuse today. Why Chrysler doesn't recall this is beyond me. It is dangerous and can cause an accident.

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Failure Date: 01/06/2014

Back in January, my horn in my 2006 Sebring started blowing between 9 & 11 pm for some unknown reason. It lasted for about 40 seconds. I did think much of it at the time, but it started happening nightly. Practically every night the horns will blow for about 40 to 60 seconds. It seems to happen whenever there is a temperature drop outside. But now it will going off sometimes when I start the car and sometime while I am driving down the road. I have to hit the horn to stop it while driving to get it to stop. Other drivers and pedestrians seem to panic when it goes off because it is scares the hell of you when it goes off and there doesn't seem to be any danger in the area. My neighbors are getting a little annoyed with horn going off at night. It even when off at work while parked in the parking lot during the day. Chrysler needs to address this issue, because from what I have researched on this matter shows that this is a common problem with many Sebring owners. Many of them do not even know that they can report this and most likely are footing the $1000 price tag for the defect.

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Failure Date: 12/23/2013

The horn on the vehicle starts to randomly go off and will not stop. Horn will blow even while driving at random times. This is a safety concern as there is also a clicking noise that is emitting from underneath the airbag assembly as the horn starts to go off. I am concerned that at some point during driving the airbag may deploy at the same time as the horn is randomly going off. I have contacted Chrysler and they say they are unaware of this issue even though there are multiple complaints about this issue listed with the NHTSA and do not consider this a safety concern. Repair is quoted at $750+. This really needs to be investigated by NHTSA and Chrysler needs to be made aware of this issue and address for me and other customers who are dealing with this particular safety issue.

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Failure Date: 11/11/2013

Vehicle's horn blows at different times, ie. . . When turn signal is on, when it is cold outside and when nobody is in the car, usually in the early morning.

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Failure Date: 11/11/2013

In the beginning, the horn would sound randomly while the car was parked and unoccupied. It would continue to sound until we adjusted the steering wheel or pushed on the horn. However, now the horn sounds randomly while driving. It doesn't stop until I am able to pull over and remove the fuse. This creates an unsafe situation with other drivers. The dealership said that it was some sort of electrical failure in the horn and airbag within the steering wheel. We replaced the fuse that controls this mechanism, but it didn't work. The horn and airbag are an integral piece, so in order to replace the horn, we have to replace the airbag. This would cost more than $800. Our easiest solution was to remove the fuse that controls the horn/ airbag. This means that I'm driving it without an airbag or horn. This is extremely unsafe for other motorists and myself. I contacted Chrysler. They stated that there was nothing they could do, because the horn does not fall under any of the warranties and there has not been a recall for this part. There are hundreds of complaints online regarding the airbag and horn! it is very unsafe and common, therefore it should be investigated for a recall. I noticed that on the NHTSA site, people are categorizing this problem as "steering," "electrical," or "airbag," because there is no category for "horn. " I hope that this is not keeping the NHTSA from recognizing how many people are effected. Please investigate it.

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Failure Date: 10/27/2013

Horn starts blowing spontaneously in cold weather and will not stop until car is warmed up. This presents a hazard to other drivers and is a traffic violation. Horn shares a fuse with the fuel pump, so no easy way to disable it and drive the car, and car will not pass inspection if the horn is unplugged. A web search shows that this is a very common problem with this car, but since the horn switch is part of the airbag unit the replacement cost is almost $1000.

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Failure Date: 10/23/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the horn sounded independently. The contact had to remove a fuse to stop the horn from sounding. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic, who stated that the air bag unit needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 48,000.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2002 Chrysler Sebring 24
Failure Date: 10/16/2013

I have a 2002 Sebring limited convertible that he had purchased in August 2012 with at the time just over 64k on the digital clock. It now has just over 71k on it. A few months before this I had an electrical issue that looked like a burned wire somewhere and a puff of smoke under the drivers side engine compartment. I tightened up the loose remote ground on the strut tower and everything was fine. A few weeks late I turned the car off and restarted and it was fine. Well about 2 weeks ago I went down to the doctors office and back and armed the security system like normal. Later I happened to look in the car and the security light was not flashing. I open the door and there is no miles on odometer, no dash response from the gauges, warning lights except for the e-brake light and oil pressure light. Also no horn, wipers, dome lights, trunk release, power door locks/keyless entry, ac, rear defroster, dash lights, warning lights, the trip computer indicates the compass heading but nothing else, no power top or heated seats either. Now, here's what's working. The car starts and seems to drive as normal, I have as I said the e-brake light and the oil pressure light on the dash, the power windows, outside lights, turn signals and hazards, reverse lights, radio/amp, power mirrors. The transmission indicator on the dash. I basically now own a 2500lb paperweight.

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Failure Date: 09/12/2013

When I unlocked the car remotely, the horn sounded continuously for more than a full minute. It happened a second time about a week later, but continued on and off for a few minutes after I drove a short distance. I have read online of many similar happenings, and in most cases, it looks like a possible repair for about $1,000. Most seem to be removing a fuse that also disables the air bag. If the air bags are life savers, do we have to wait for a death for Chrysler and the government to do something about it. . . . Updated 11-06-13.

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