really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 miles

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problem #6

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 #5

Dec 182005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Traffic accident. Hit at a T. totaled car. Air bag did not deploy.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #4

Mar 102002


  • miles
I was driving down a two lane damp road at approximately 50 mph. The tail end of the car started to fishtail, and I went off the road, through some bushes, and head-on into an oak tree. Neither air-bad deployed. I would guess that I was traveling about 40-30mph at the point of impact. I was wearing my seat belt, and only suffered bruised knees, and sore stiff neck.

- Marble Falls, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 182001


  • miles
After being cut off by another vehicle, my vehicle crashed into a guardrail head_on and I was going about 60 mph, and upon impact neither air bag deployed.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 082001


  • miles
Consumer was driving about 60 mph and lost control of vehicle, hitting another vehicle, and flipping off road. Upon impact, neither air bag deployed.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 242000


  • miles
After being cut off by another vehicle, consumer's vehicle crashed into a guardrail, and air bags did not deploy, and then vehicle caught on fire.

- Chicago, IL, USA