Suspension Noise Problems of Chrysler Sebring
Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 6 problems associated with suspension noise (under the suspension category).
#1 - Suspension Noise problem of the 2001 Chrysler Sebring
The car was a 2001 Chrysler Sebring. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1C3AL56U61_. The dash, radio, & cd player lights flash off and on intermittently. This occurs on random occasions. It also happens when operating the turn signal. The lights will dim low and will not return to a "normal" brightness until you adjust the turn signal arm. Or the lights completely go off. Turn off the car and the displays will start up. The suspension problem is the noise of metal and banging in the suspension. The air bags, horn do not work as well as cruise control. The a/c fails to work most of the time. This problem occurred on Friday, September 15, 2006.
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#2 - Suspension Noise problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring
The car involved was a 2008 Chrysler Sebring conv. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1C3LC55R18_. Noticed around this date when making left hand turns going down hill in the parking garage that the suspension was making a groaning sound. Took vehicle to several mechanics that found nothing wrong under inspection. Finally took to new mechanic and found rack and pinion with front left side. It was Friday, November 18, 2011 when this suspension noise issue occurred.
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#3 - Suspension Noise problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring
The VIN of this Sebring is 1C3EL65R94_. Began 4/2009
2004 Chrysler Sebring front driver side suspension. Creaking noise in front end
occurs all the time. Tried lubricating axel had car in for service five times. Google 2004 Chrysler Sebring found a common problem. Chrysler refused to respond to situation sent auto repair shop google info found defective replaced l/s tie rod. The failure date was 04/24/2009.
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#4 - Suspension Noise problem of the 2003 Chrysler Sebring
The vehicle is a 2003 Chrysler Sebring convertible. : the contact stated while driving 25 mph on a street, the vehicle struck a small pothole, and a banging noise was heard coming from the right rear of the vehicle. An independent repair shop inspected the vehicle, and determined the rear suspension mounting bracket was corroded and needed to be replaced. Additionally, the mechanic determined the corrosion was due to excessive road salts. The manufacturer was notified. It was September 6, 2006 when this suspension noise issue happened.
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#5 - Suspension Noise problem of the 2002 Chrysler Sebring
The car is a 2002 Chrysler Sebring coupe and while driving it at approximately 25 mph the front right wheel broke away from the suspension arm causing loss of control. Prior to this incident I could hear a squeaking in the direction of the failed part when driving on relatively smooth surfaces as well as over bumps. This lasted only a week before the part failed completely. There was not one significant incident that started the squeaking and rubbing sounds. Ultimately, the car had to be towed and the suspension arm replaced. If I were driving any faster than 25 mph with traffic around me, severe consequences would have arisen. It was Jul. 7, 2009 when this suspension noise issue happened.
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#6 - Suspension Noise problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring
The vehicle was a 1996 Chrysler Sebring. I had the vehicle in 2 weeks prior to 7/9/01 for regular service and a recall on the boots, the right being worse than the left side. I also complained about the rear end swaying when I drive over a rough road. There was no even flow. It turned out the inner tie rod ends had to be replaced. Within 2 days of receiving the vehicle back there was still a sway in the rear end but not as bad. I parked the car for 6 days because I used my father's new vehicle. When I used the car again especially on 7/9/01 I made a right hand turn into a parking lot and heard a loud metal thumping sound. I heard the sound again when I applied the brakes to stop. I brought the vehicle back to my residence and noticed the strut not only came undone but also broke the body frame under the front right wheel well. Vehicle was flat bedded back to dealership where they thought work could be done. Unfortunately, it had to go to an auto body shop. I am waiting to hear from body shop to see how this job will be done as well as what expense it will be to me. I saw on NHTSA's web site under complaints that there were 5 other complaints about the noise as well as the strut actually breaking off. I called to complain to crash, a data base site for vehicle problems who advised me they had just taken the same report on the same side on a Dodge neon. I do not understand how this strut broke. When I asked the dealership how this happened, they advised me normal wear & tear. Now I am in the insurance business for 12 years and have owned 2 other vehicles in my life, this is not a "normal" wear and tear. You have to have a serious car accident with extensive front end damage for the possibility of this to happen. I have also noticed that all the recalls that Chrysler has had on the Sebrings in particular, are mainly the front suspension. Maybe there was a problem whith manufacturing. I am extremely disappointed. I could have been seriously injured. This suspension noise problem happened on Monday, Jul. 2, 2001.
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