really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,297 miles

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problem #7

Aug 252015


  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Cirrus. While driving approximately 20 mph, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 072006


  • miles
The ball joints have always made noise. The air conditioning has never worked.

- Waynesburg, KY, USA

problem #5

Apr 272015


  • 110,000 miles
Car has been making front end noise for about 4 days before the ball joint breaking completely cause the axle to remove and break also vehicle needs fixed asap call me at [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Acme, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 222014

Cirrus 6-cyl

  • miles
Ignition locks up, key will not come out of ignition, can't put car in park. Air bag light comes on, when air bag comes on the car wants to die out. Already replaced the ball joints, brake drums, brake lines, brake pads, calipers, rotors, and the oxygen sensors twice.

- Milan, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 302012

Cirrus 4-cyl

  • 111,080 miles
While driving my son home from school, my 2000 Chrysler Cirrus became disabled due to the right side ball joint snapping off the control arm. I had to get my veichle towed and had to replace the right ball joint, the right control arm and also the right side axle. I only own this car 6 months ( 1825 miles) and this was the 2nd major repair I had with this veichles steering conponents ( rack & pinion assy and power steering pump). I found on another website that there is a recall for the control arm:lower ball joint recall id #79830. Can you please help with this problem or lead me in the right direction. Thank you!

- Minersville , PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 312008


  • 127,000 miles
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4 liter engine. Car parked, with engine off. Fire starts in engine compartment, started by either the fuel lines on the top of the engine or the power steering unit on the rear left of the engine by the reservoir. There were no signs of overheating, no smoke and no strange noises prior to the fire. The fire started approximately 10 mins after I got out of the vehicle.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #1

May 252004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver noticed that the power steering fluid was leaking. While driving the vehicle caught on fire without warning. The driver pulled over and called the fire department who extinguished the fire. The vehicle was towed to a body shop. The cause has not been determined at this time.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA