really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,196 miles

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problem #11

May 032016


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that the wiring harness caught fire. The contact stated that the rain extinguished the fire. A fire report was not filed. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not occupied. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- York, PA, USA

problem #10

Jul 282014


  • 124,649 miles
Alarm system will activate multiple times automatically while the vehicle is park. When driving, the doors will luck and unluck multiple times and all the interiors lights will turn on and off at the same time the doors will luck and unluck.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #9

Jun 192013


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving and the anti-theft security system light illuminated after the failure occurred. The contact also stated that at initial start up, the anti-theft security system light illuminated and caused the engine to stall. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 15,000.

- Grabill , IN, USA

problem #8

Apr 092013


  • 107,000 miles
Car horn keeps going off at random times, while driving and not driving. Looked up on internet and very well known issue, part is extremely expensive, only alternative is to pull fuse for horn out, but in doing so the air bags are also disabled.

- Waltham , MA, USA

problem #7

Jan 012002


  • 27,000 miles
I have a 2001 Chrysler Sebring convertible with exactly the same problem: The horn goes off whenever it wants to. The first time it completely burned out both of the horns, which I had to pay for to be replaced, since the vehicle was long out of warranty. Of course, the horn always activated itself in the middle of the night. The Chrysler dealer diagnosis revealed that the horn switch is somehow defective, something I figure out after banging on the pad during one scenario only to discover this caused the horn to turn off. The horn switch is designed as some sort of membrane and is non-conventional by any means. Temperature expansion and contraction causes the two side of the switch to connect on their own. To add insult to injury, you can only replace the switch if you replace the entire airbag assembly, a part which is quite costly. So, instead of paying the over one grand repair cost for something that is obviously a manufacturing defect, I wired in a switch to the side dash fuse compartment in between the horn relay and the connector and mounted the switch in the center of the panel door. Now, when I leave the vehicle, I simply throw the switch and my horn worries are over. A hassle? maybe, but at least I donżT have to run out to the car in my underwear in the middle of the night to tap the steering wheel pad to stop that infernal blaring of the horn. This should have been a recall by Chrysler--which it never was--as the switch design is defective. Slipshod engineering is my analysis. Chrysler should be liable for the repairs but they assume no responsibility, probably because this model has so many electrical, computer, and alarm issues that they would have gone broke fixing all of them. My dash lights go on and off at random and IżM also having alarm and key fob issues. I really love my convertible, but I'll never buy another Chrysler product.

- Wimberley, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 012007


  • 89,000 miles
I own a 2000 jxi conv, that I purchased in 2006 and my remote stopped working so I changed the battery and it still will not work after changing the battery. I had never noticed that there was an alarm on this car, there was never any flashing lights or anything. Just all of a sudden when I went to enter my car the alarm went off, and with the remote not working I could not stop the alarm, even after starting the car, driving with lights flashing. Now the alarm sets most of the time when I exit the car, but I cannot use the key in the drivers door, because it will nor un-arm the alarm, and if the alarm did not previously come on when I locked the car it come on when I try to unlock the car. I have to go to the passenger side door to unlock the doors. I tried to re-synchronize the remote with the car but with the remote buttons not working it did not work. There must be some type of electrical short in the car why it remote/ alarm will not work properly. Also sometimes when I just put the key in the door without turning it will unlock the doors. Now the trunk will not stay open when opened. When you think it will stay open it will fall down on you.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 012007

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Sebring. The engine completely shut off without warning while driving at any speed. The contact stated that the vehicle restarted after approximately four seconds, but ran normally as long as the transmission was engaged. The dealer never inspected the vehicle. If the contact unpluged the computer, and then pluged it back in the vehicle will restart normally. The current and failure mileage were 110,000.

- Springdale, AR, USA

problem #4

Mar 022005

(reported on)


  • miles
Chrysler Sebring 2000, vehicle just won't start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for this issue. Electrical wire were replaced along with a new computer and tune up but the problem recurred. The brake rotors failed, the alarm operated erratically, the doors won't unlock, the horn doesn't work and the radiator was blocked.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Apr 022004

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 59,505 miles
Brake failure, brakes felt soft and made a whistling noise. The vehicle brake pads were replaced due to wear and the rotors were turned. The horns fuse blew when the cigarette light was used.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 132003

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I have reason to believe that the security system on my 2000 Chrysler Sebring lxi is malfunctioning and causing the car to not start. I have had several occasions where the alarm goes off and I am getting into my trunk or even in the car and driving down the road. After the car's security system has been set, I am experiencing difficulty starting the car. If I don't lock my car it starts just fine. The dealership told me I needed a new electronic distributor. But I feel it may be the security system not allowing the car to start as it is malfunctioning. Are there any other complaints of this kind out there?

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 152002


  • miles
Headlights do not work. Each time when consumer has to blink headlights, all of the electrical system fails. Also, dealer in her area was giving consumer a hard time in repairing electrical problem.

- Livingston, CA, USA