definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,225 miles

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problem #8

Jan 162006

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
: the consumer stated both tie rod ends fractured on two separate occasions. The first time, while backing out of the driveway, the front tires went in opposite directions and the vehicle would not move forward or backward. The tie rod end was replaced. The same failure occurred on the other side and the contact repaired the vehicle. Upon inspection, it was determined the sealed pivot joints were not lubricated and resulted in these failures.

- Islip, NY, USA

problem #7

Oct 012004


  • 71,800 miles
The vehicle's rh tie rod was extremely rusted and pitted. As a result the tie rod failed while the consumer was backing out of a parking space. The consumer had both tie rods replaced.

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #6

Mar 292004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
Tie rod fell off. Started engine, proceeded to pull out of parking place and the tie rod fell off. Since Chrysler now makes tie rods so that they cannot be lubricated, they dry up and the end just drops off. I am fortunate that I was not driving down the highway 50 miles an hour when this happened. There is absolutely no forewarning of a problem until it happens. My mechanic also noticed that Chrysler has installed a heat shield between the tie rods and brakes. I have saved the parts and I have notified Chrysler of this situation. I have 78,000 miles on my car. I truly feel that the tie rod fell off due to a manufacturing defect or flawed design -- I am notifying you in the hopes that this will be looked into so that no one gets killed while driving down the highway. As I said I was very fortunate, the next person or family may not. Feel free to contact me and if you would like me to ship the parts -- I will be glad to. Thank you.

- Key West , FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 212003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Tie rod end fell off car while moving.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #4

May 042001


  • miles
After dealership examined vehicle for previous suspension recalls and found nothing wrong on vehicle in 1999, consumer was starting to accelerate from a stop sign and turning right. Front right lower control arm disconnected from vehicle, and right front wheel kicked out from vehicle also, tie rod separated, and passenger's side axle became dislodged from transaxle. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Vanderbilt, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 132000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front suspension would wearout excessively. Front wheel bearings had to be replaced. Also, lower left ball joint/ outer tie rod end/ sway bar link, and bushings were replaced by mechanic. In addition, head gaskets were leaking water and oil, and they were replaced.

- Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 201997

(reported on)


  • miles
Tie rods failed.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

May 081996


  • miles
Front outer tie rod broke.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA