Starter Problems of Chrysler Sebring



Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 10 problems related to starter (under the electrical system category).

car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 1
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without any prior warning. After the engine restarted the horn sounded independently. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road and the contact touched the fuse box lid and then the cruise control, remote starter and horn became inoperable due to a short circuit. The contact also mentioned that the tire pressure monitoring system warning indicator illuminated after the failure occurred. There was a recall related to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 08v1520000 (electrical system), however the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000. Js.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2006 Chrysler Sebring 2
Failure Date: 12/15/2010

2006 Sebring convertible in 2007 fuses blew top stuck half open. Beginning mid 2010 fuses keep blowing, starter fuses keep blowing, dash lights go bright then dim, air bag light comes on and off intermittently, I don't know if it will deploy if needed. Heater gets warm and then goes cold for no reason then warm again. It won't start at all now even with a jump. Spend hundreds of dollars new battery, checked alternator, it still won't start. Towing it to electrical tomorrow this car is not that old.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2009 Chrysler Sebring 3
Failure Date: 08/01/2010

I have a 2009 Chrysler Sebring that I bought new on 8=10=2009. I have had multiple problems with the safety sensors and warning lights going off. The car loses power and stalls. I have taken it in for repairs 4 times with the last time being 09-02-10 the dealership pulled the tranny to put in a new "sensor module" within 24 hours it is doing the same thing and now the starter grinds and has a mind of its own and wont stop turning over. . . . Called the corp and they said sorry it is a holiday get a hold of your dealer.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring 4
Failure Date: 07/17/2010

My vehicle was involved in an accident July 2010, damage was to the front driver's side. Upon picking up car I complained of an engine knock and axle noise. Geico determined this was not due to the accident. I was told to take my car back to where the axle was replaced in April 2010 by pep boys. While waiting to be seen by an adjuster from geico, my vehicle would not start. I then had my battery and starter replaced by pep boys. My vehicle still had engine knock which geico said was not cause by accident. I then had my car taken to a repair shop where they diagnosed an oil pump problem. They later determined before replacing the oil pump that there were metal shavings in oil pan. They inspected my engine block and determine that engine block was clean due to my use of synthetic oil, but was not operable. The warranty regarding this was not covered for this by Chrysler.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 5
Failure Date: 06/19/2010

We have a 08 Chrysler Sebring it was taken to Nissan about 2 months ago we were told it was the battery charged 75. For a diag fee. The car itself dies when at a stop sign or red lite it will suddenly rev up the motor and just turn off. It started to stall and not turn on the battery was having to be charged over and over. Finally we changed the starter and bought a new battery that was 2 months ago. Now it is doing the same thing the battery is dying we have just taken it in to get recharged just to find out if it is the alternator. The recall that was done on the Sebring for the tire pressure monitor does not include our car. I don't see how the same vehicle the same year is doing the exact same problems does not get included in the recall.

car image   Starter problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 6
Failure Date: 11/25/2009

After driving my car for a 30 min or more, park, turn off, come back 20 min to 1hr starter cranks and cranks and cranks. It eventually starts.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2006 Chrysler Sebring 7
Failure Date: 03/01/2007

I bought my Sebring sedan in may of 2006 with 5 miles on it. For starters, I immediately had issues with the radio cutting out. I took it back to the dealership ASAP, and they claimed to have fixed it, but didn't. My second problem was my horn. It all of a sudden started sounding muffled, if it sounded at all. I called about that problem and they told me to bring it in. Which I would have, but over that weekend out of nowhere, my car stalled out on me without any kind of warning lights or gauges. I called a local towing company to pick it up, and they immediately told me that they could see right off the bat that I had a large hole in my oil pan, and all of the oil had probably leaked out. So I told them just to go ahead and replace it and we would go from there, thinking that would be the end of it. Unfortunately, I was wrong. After they replaced the oil pan, they soon realized that my engine had seized. So assuming the dealership would be the ones to install the new engine, I had the car towed back to my house until I confirmed things with the dealership. I also figured that because the car was barely a year old, it should be covered under my warranty. I was wrong again. So, long story a little shorter, the dealership refused to pay for any of the new engine, nor did they even give me a good price on one. Their cheapest one was pretty much the price of another mechanics most expensive. So, because I had the engine replaced somewhere else, my warranty for almost everything else was void. Since then, I have had nothing but problems out of it, and its going to break down for good soon because I cannot afford to keep up with the problems. My engine light is currently on, and has been for about 6 months, I just recently had an antifreeze leak fixed, I think there may be a transmission problem, and my horn still doesn't work. Those are just to name a few. It has been the most unreliable vehicle I have ever owned. I am actually thinking of letting the bank just take it.

car image   Starter problem of the 1997 Chrysler Sebring 8
Failure Date: 06/24/2003

In short, my '97 Sebring convt. (86,000 mi) is on its 3rd starter, needs a new fuel gauge & switch to light fog lamps (problem for va. Safety insp. ). Also tach, speedometer, & other gauges have stopped functioning temporaily while car is moving.

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car image   Starter problem of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 9
Failure Date: 04/08/2003

First time this happened was oct - 2001, blew ignition fuse , then had the car towed to dealer. Replaced starter and fuses per diagnoses from dealer(starter drawing excess amps causing ignition fuses to blow). March 2003 , ignition fuse started to blow again. Replaced fuses about six times in about a month. April 7, 2003 blew ignition fuse again, fuse would not hold ,car towed to dealer.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 10
Failure Date: 03/14/2001

Multiple issues with this vehicle. The latest one is the most serious. A faulty abs sensor cause the brakes to operate abnormally. The abs light may come on then go off and (periodically goes on and off). Regardless of the light status, the abs system randomly engages and does not allow the vehicle to stop in a safe manner. The abs when engaged resists the driver from apply pressure to the brake pedal. The result is the car not stopping. Luckily I was going slow and there was no one around other wise there would have been an accident. The abs light came on, resisted my braking force then went off and allow the brakes to engage as anticipated. The roads were normal, dry and free of debris/ loose fill. This happened twice over two days. On the second day I parked the car and let it sit until it's service date. The service department diagnosed a faulty sensor with code c1044. They said it was due to rust. First this is a 2007 car, second if rust on a sensor is going to inhibit normal braking then the part is defective and or the design is defective. I was lucky some one else is not going to be. Abs is designed to pump the brakes under certain conditions. I'm sure normal driving at 25 mph on a dry normal surface isn't one of them. Even if the abs fails the operator should still be able to stop the car by applying manual force to the brake petal. This failure does not allow effective use of the brakes! second issue is the lights (both interior and exterior dimming) with audible surges in the climate control blower. The dealer says this is due to my remote starter even though this issue has been occurring well before the remote starter was involved. Third issue is the rear window repeatedly coming out of track there were other issues with the brakes rotors warping and brake light coming on, gas cap light coming on, tire sensors.


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