Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 29 problems related to throttle control warning light on (under the vehicle speed control 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.
Backing out of my driveway the engines suddenly shut down but restarted without an issue. Later that day the red warning light came on and the engine started to have no power and then staled I was able to move to the side of the road and saw the throttle position sensor light was on (witch I looked up in owner manual. Was able to get it started again and drove it to my mechanic who tested it and said I needed a throttle body. T hat was replaced now 4 days later I was on a hov lane doing 65 light came on engine sputtered but didn't stall arrived at destination when I got back in car light was out and car started. Driving home I had to pull over several times when light was illuminated . My concern is driving at highway speeds especially where I live there are long tunnels I travel through hopefully it doesn't do this to anyone driving through them and anywhere that would definitely cause a serious accident , the initial repair to replace throttle body was $271 and an additional $88 for same issue now throttle pedal needs replaced cost at this time unknown.
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I was driving one morning and it was raining. The electronic throttle control light came on and the car wouldn't accelerate over 20 mph. I cut the car off and started it back up and it didn't do it anymore. Until the other day when exiting off the interstate the car lost speed and the same light came on. The restarting trick didn't work. The car runs shaky and is idled up high when started. The car still won't accelerate over 20mph. Had it diagnosed and discovered the throttle body needs to be replaced as well as the intake manifold runner valve to fix this problem. I see a lot of people that own this car 2007/2008 have this problem. Which can potentially be dangerous especially while on the interstate!.
As I was driving 70 mph on the highway, the throttle control warning light came and the car begin to loss power and hesitate. I pulled off the road and it began to stall and jump. The car was losing power and I could not go past 45 mph. Another problem I am having is the instrument panel light went off and I cannot see the gas gauge, speedometer, etc. The vehicle is currently sitting in the parking lot until I can get it towed to be checked and/or fixed. It currently runs, but I am afraid to drive it.
While driving the engine light came on, loss speed occurred, car felt like in was going to dye on the freeway. No excellaration power. Engine light flashing, throttle light flashing in red. Car has no pick up. I have called Chrysler and was told no recall. I had it checked at local auto shop and code was p0035. Crank shaft sensor. Many customers have had this issue and no one not even Chrysler can figure out the problem.
Most recently the electronic throttle control light came on, the owners manual indicates that the vehicle may loose control of speed and cause an accident. Further research indicated that this was a common problem and that people have lost control of there vehicles and or been in accidents as they were unable to slow down or stop do to this issue. Many of the complainants on line were individuals with young children as I am and have serious concerns for injury or death. Local dealers had issues resolving the problem. My second issue which is also a common issue for Chrysler owners is that the instrument cluster lights go out and cease to work and you will not be able to see any of your instruments at night such as your speed, tachometer, gas gauge,engine temperature ect. This is a big safety concern as you can not see your speed at night or early in the morning when kids are going to school and reduced speeds are in affect, as well as being able to know if your running out of gas or car is overheating causing further damage. I did although find a recall for different models with gas gauge issues as a safety concern for running out of gas. This instrument cluster issue has to be far worse than the gas gauge recall as it causes the same concerns plus several more in just one problem. When I called the recall line they said that its not on the recall list but was able to confirm the gas gauge issue I attached below. Fuel gauge may overstate fuel level models : Chrysler Sebring, Dodge avenger engine, March 16, 2009 the began March, 2009. The Chrysler recall number is j02. I will be forwarding this complaint and posting to the executives of Chrysler as well as my local media, and insurance company for validity of my complaint. I hope to be contacted for this issue to be resolved.
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While going 65 mph, the electronic throttle control sensor light came on and the vehicle began to lose power. It felt as though the gas pedal was not working and the speed dropped to about 30mph. After restarting the veh. The problem would correct itself for awhile. But eventually that no longer worked, and I had a mechanic replace the gas pedal. This too did not correct the problem. So when we drive it, at any time, the power deaccelerates and the vehicle slows way down. It also seems like it is not shifting into overdrive and revs at a high rpm.
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled as the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.
I was driving my car last week and the electronic throttle control light came on then went off happened maybe 3 or 4 times but nothing of it. . . So today I'm on my way from work I make a stop on my way home go to start the car and leave and I turned the key but nothing the radio and lights all work but it's not even attempting to start. I thought maybe I needed a jump I tried that and still nothing I have roughly 56000 miles and I service the car regularly I need an explanation because this is obviously a common problem from multiple threads I've read about this car. Chrysler needs to be held accountable!!!!.
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Just like everyone else's complaint on the 2008 Sebring. The electronic throttle control light comes on. The cars rpms rev high but the car won't even be going fast. The car will speed up on its own and jump while sitting at a red light. Then once the light comes on and you cut the car off if you try to crank it back up it went cut on. This is ridiculous. I've almost wrecked quite a few times. Nobody knows whats wrong amd when you take it to the dealership they don't know either and they are all rude. And they charge you 100$ to diagnose it. If you don't know anything about vehicles you should def not work for Chrysler and should not charge people for the diagnostic.
My 2008 Sebring had the electronic throttle control light come on. When this happened the vehicle immediately reduced itself to 2000 rpms. I could not accelerate beyond that threshold. If the vehicle came to a stop it would stall out completely. I have read several similar reports of this issue including it causing involuntary acceleration.
I was going about 55 mph when the electronic throttle control light came on. It was flashing with made it impossible to reach speeds over 40 mph. I was a danger on the highway because I was unable to maintain speed as well as the vehicle hesitating. It took me 1hour and a half to travel 35 miles. The next day started it and the light went out, I have been afraid to drive it. No one seems to have an easy answer.
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact was driving 55 mph when the vehicle suddenly began to lose power and would not accelerate. The contact stated that the electronic throttle control malfunction warning light was also illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. . . Updated 02-28-14 updated 3/19/2014.
The electronic throttle control light came on. The car decelerated and was idling high/rough. It will not pick up speed beyond 25-30 mph.
I came up to the stop sign and the electronic throttle control light came on. I turned and tried to get to speed but could only get to 35mph. I turned around and went back home. Went to a private repair shop on Monday, but he said if it is running ok, not to do anything. Again it happened on 3/16/14 as I was going about 60mph. The light came on and I could not generate any more speed. I pulled into a store and turned off the car. I waited about 5 minutes and it started and no light. Been driving fine again. But what happens when I pull out to pass someone and the light comes on and I have no power to pass that car.
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the electronic throttle control and malfunction indicator warning lights remained illuminated. The dealer performed unknown repairs. However, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.
The electric throttle light came on. Car loses power and then will only go 5miles p/hr. . Very dangerous situation when you are on the freeway in busy traffic.
While traveling in virginia on int. 64 the electronic throttle control warning light came on and the car lost power. I turned the car off waited a minute and the car was fine. This has happened three times in the past. Dealer claimed it was fixed and it keeps happening periodically. Normally on trips.
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while attempting a left turn, the vehicle stalled and lost power. The electronic throttle control light was illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle approximately 45 minutes later. The failure was resolved momentarily. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or a repair shop for inspection or repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate current and failure mileage was 80,000.
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact started the ignition and the electronic throttle control warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel permanently until the engine was turned off. Also, whenever driving the vehicle would not accelerate over 25 mph. The vehicle was currently being diagnosed at an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the problem and they informed there was not a recall related to the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.
While driving down the highway I lost power to my car. It wouldn't go faster than 25-30 mph even when I floored it. The electronic throttle control light starts blinking on the dash. Happened a couple times, about 5-6 months apart, and I found out that if I turned my car off and restarted it it would run just fine again. Recently began happening whenever I drive for more than about an hour, really dangerous when it happens on the interstate. Took it to a mechanic when it first happened and they said that the computer never registered anything and they can't tell what is wrong with it unless it is happening when I bring it in. Never happens when I'm near a repair shop though. Looked it up online and apparently plenty of other people are having the same problem. Fed up with it.
When my car is cruising less than 20 miles per hour the electronic throttle control light flashes on and off and it's hard for the car to pick up speed. I have to pull over cut the car off and cut it back on.
My wife was driving our 2008 Chrysler Sebring at roughly around 45mph when the (etc) electronic throttle control light came. She lost control of the vehicle momentarily, had to use the emergency brake to slow the car down. She shut the care off, went to start it back up again and it wouldn't do anything, keep in mind she had our 2 children in the vehicle also. After a couple of tries to start the vehicle, it finally started again, no more light! she had told me what the car was doing, so I drove it for a day, and nothing happened at all. Later that night she went to the store, and it did it again!! this time it stayed on and started blinking. I drove the car, and it wont go over 20mph, and idles really rough, also idles high, between 1500-2100rpm. I am writing this because after doing some research on this it seems as though there is more than a couple thousand vehicles that have done the same thing. (the 07' to 08' Chrysler Sebring) it put my family in danger, this is why I am posting this complaint. Please look into this.
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall sporadically with the illumination of the electronic throttle control warning light. The dealer performed a diagnostic on the vehicle but was unable to determine the cause of failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 50,200.
A throttle control warning light appears on the dash off and on at intermittent times the car loses power and dies without warning. It has died on the highway several times so far, but will restart after a few minutes. It seems to happen when the fuel is less than half way full more than any other time and/or when traveling uphill. Rpm dial on the car jumps erratically just before the throttle warning light appears. Problem has not occurred while traveling at less than 45 mph. Afraid that the problem will cause an accident, if it happens when another vehicle is traveling behind me.
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle began to decelerate abnormally. The contact depressed the accelerator pedal but the vehicle would hesitate to accelerate. The throttle control warning light was also illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technicians stated to the contact that the electronic throttle control would have to be replaced. The dealer could not guarantee that the repair would resolve the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.
I bought my 2007 Chrysler Sebring back in October 2007 and have had it ever since. However, after the first year , I started having problem with the electronic throttle control light which will come on sometime and never go off unless you stop the car and restart. The electronic throttle control light always come on when I am in heavy highway traffic of when I am driving in the city . When electronic throttle control light is on you cannot break to stop the car, or speed up. It make you loose control of the whole car increasing the potentiality of accident if you was driving at any speed above 25 mph. Therefore when I drive I always make sure I am close to the curb. I went to Chrysler dealerships, but they do not know what is going on with the car or could cause that failure, `and have no idea how to fix it. I do not know if this problem is related to the power train. Many other owners of 2007 Chrysler Sebring have had the same problem. This problem happened to me already more than 30 times, luckily I am a good driver, and with luck I was able to handle the car. I went to pennsylvania this weekend and almost did not make it home. Also last night it happened to me twice at 12 am right at the exit of 295 while there was cars behind me and I almost got into an accidents.
I have an 08 Chrysler Sebring. My electronic throttle control light comes on randomly, and within 5 seconds, my car stalls. I've taken it to two dealerships, they can't figure out what is causing this defect. This is not safe! once when it stalled, I couldn't pull over because there was no shoulder. I pulled over in the little triangle area between merging traffic. On a trip from IL to va, I had to restart my car 7 times. One dealership replaced the map sensor, this didn't help at all. The other dealership told me there was nothing they could do, since there were no stored codes and they couldn't duplicate the problem.
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the engine stalled with the illumination of the electronic throttle control warning indicator. The vehicle restarted and resumed as normal. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer two times and they were unable to locate the problem. The identical failure recurred nine times. In addition, the alternator was replaced three times. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.
2007 Chrysler Sebring electronic throttle control light comes on and car cannot accelerate stalls almost to almost to a complete stop. . . Only turning off the car resets this light for who knows how long it just happens and is very dangerous. . . This problem needs to be addressed before somebody gets seriously hurt. . .
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|Throttle Control Warning Light On problems||
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|Speed Control Cable problems||
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|Car Throttle Sticking problems||
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