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Trunk Lid Problems of Chrysler Sebring



Chrysler Sebring owners have reported 17 problems related to trunk lid (under the structure category).

car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 1
Failure Date: 08/26/2010

I own a 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible. During the process of lowering the retractable top,I reached into the trunk while standing next to the car to free an object (cardboard box)that I feared would encumber the operation or damage the top. The mechanism pinned my arm and I wedged my shoulder into the underside of the trunk lid to impede the travel of the lid so I could extricate my arm from the scissoring action of the top. Once I had my arm free, the mechanism had me pinned facedown while it continued to close. I braced myself against the force in anticipation of activating some sort of safety stop/reversal mechanism. I would estimate the downward force to be in excess of several hundred pounds per square inch since one of the guide pins created a 2 cm impression in my back about 2 inches from my spine. The top did finally stop and I was able to pry myself free. My concern is that had circumstances been slightly different, I could have been killed, paralyzed or had my right arm amputated above the elbow. A child, slight framed, or elderly person probably would have been crushed or killed. This mechanism exerts an extraordinary amount of pressure and will only stop when it encounters an object that it cannot cut or crush.

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car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 2
Failure Date: 07/15/2009

Trunk lid will not stay up. Problem began intermittently at approximately 10,000 miles, possibly dependent on air temperature; by approximately 20,000 miles trunk lid will not stay up without being propped. Numerous injuries to head, neck and back, over the eleven years I have owned vehicle.

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car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring 3
Failure Date: 03/01/2009

2004 Chrysler Sebring convertible. Consumer states problem with trunk lids failure the consumer stated she was leaning inside the trunk, when all of a sudden, the lid collapsed OH her back which ultimately required surgery and one month of rehabilitation. The consumer was informed by Chrysler she was responsible for making sure the struts on the lid were in working order as the problem was considered a maintenance issue.

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car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 2002 Chrysler Sebring 4
Failure Date: 10/01/2008

The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Sebring convertible. Whenever the contact lifts up the trunk, it does not remain open and the trunk slams back down. The contact cannot lean into the trunk because it will fall down on her. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer, but believes the repairs should be the manufacturer's responsibility. The failure mileage was 36,000 and current mileage was 39,000. Updated 1/8/09 updated 01/14/09.

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car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 5
Failure Date: 06/04/2008

Trunk lid does not stay up - must be propped. Multitude of failures have caused injuries to head, neck and back.

car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 6
Failure Date: 04/10/2008

Trunk lid will not stay up. Will slam closed if not propped open. In the past there have been a multitude of these same complaints, including ones I have filed, but no they are no longer on the list.


car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring 7
Failure Date: 10/28/2007

While retracting the convertible top, the top retracted into the trunk as usual, the trunk lid remained upright and would not go down. There was no response from the convertible top switch and the car could not be driven.

car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 2000 Chrysler Sebring 8
Failure Date: 01/02/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that the trunk occasionally drops down due to unsteadiness. On one occasion, the trunk landed on her head. The trunk was repaired and is working properly; however, the contact feels that the failure could recur at any moment. The current mileage was 70,000 and failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 02/02/09. Updated 02/03/09.

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car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 2000 Chrysler Sebring 9
Failure Date: 12/01/2005

The contact stated when opening the trunk the trunk lid pistons allowed the trunk to stay upright, were not locking properly, and the trunk lid fell down. The vehicle has not been seen by a dealer. Updated 02/06/06.

car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 10
Failure Date: 06/02/2005

Trunk springs for trunk lid no longer work. Have to hold trunk open manually. Springs are no longer available because of changes Chrysler has made so I have to pay to have springs rewelded. Trunk lid has hit me in head on occasion. Why should I pay for rewelding because of your changes on something so simple.

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car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 11
Failure Date: 08/05/2004

While unloading the vehicle trunk lid fell down . The component hit the consumer sharply on the wrist and his wife on the head.

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car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 12
Failure Date: 06/04/2004

Trunk falls without warning - has hit me on the back, head and hand on multiple occasions, causing severe bruising, but no broken bones, yet.

car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 13
Failure Date: 06/17/2003

Trunk lid in raised position will suddenly drop closed.

car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 14
Failure Date: 03/01/1999

Trunk lid /assembly has worn out, and will not remain open. Could come down on an individual, causing injury. The manufacturer changed the trunk lid design possibly due to defective part and should be on recall.

car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 1997 Chrysler Sebring 15
Failure Date: 08/10/1998

Trunk and trunk lid assembly with waterproof seals have failed repeatedly. Seals, 3rd taillight assembly, side weatherstrip, deck lid weather strip, top weather strip have been replaced repeatedly. New carpet in trunk, new tail light assemblies have been replaced repeatedly. Trunk continues to leak. Drain holes have been cleared repeatedly. Problem can not be fixed by dealership. Another appt. Is scheduled for this month. Water is standing in trunk even when there has been no rain for days/weeks.

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car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 16

The consumer stated that the trunk support on passenger side is gone.

car image   Trunk Lid problem of the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 17

Consumer states that Chrysler admitted to the original design of the trunk being defective, consumer states that the dealer required new hinges be installed.


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