hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,497 miles

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problem #17

Feb 212016


  • 113,000 miles
Drivers inboard seat belt broke off when my son tried to buckle up in the driveway. Potentially a fatal situation in an accident. The connecting cable frayed. It would not have held in any type of forward accident.

- Worthington, MN, USA

problem #16

Jan 012010


  • 100,000 miles
The seats belts will lock and you cannot loosen them. If you are just entereing the car you cannot put them on.

- North Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #15

Jul 102013

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
All seatbelts in the car have stopped functioning. It started with the belts randomly locking, whether driving or not. Now, I have to keep clips on the belts to prevent them from fully retracting.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #14

Jun 182013

Sebring 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
On 6/18/13, I noticed that the driver's seat latch (the receptacle portion) was being pushed between the seat and the center console when I attempted to buckle. The fourth or fifth time it did this, the entire buckle broke off. Upon inspection, the wire cable connecting the seat belt latch and the anchor had broken. The anchor was still securely bolted to the seat. I have contacted a dealer and Chrysler, to no avail.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #13

Apr 152012

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The following problem concerns the seatbelt restraint system ".the seatbelt control module" has failed on our 2000 Chrysler sebring 1. this vehicle is not driven on a regular basis and after setting for a period of time the battery was low requiring jump starting. 2. two dealerships checked out what was draining the battery and was told there was no problems with the car. 3. with the battery ground disconnected and an ammeter between battery ground and chasis ground my initial reading was.06 amps, . 4. with this same test setup in place the doors were opened and then closed the ammeter read.5 amps draw on the battery after the control for the interior lights timed out. Note:the initial breaking of the ground disguised the problem. (maybe why dealerships did not detect the problem). I proceeded to pull fuses until I discovered the.5 amp drain went away when the fuse feeding the seat belt control module was pulled. I have not yet had our car repaired however appearances are that the module is defective. This problem may never have showed up had the car been driven on a regular basis keeping the battery from getting too low to start the car. Even with the fuse pulled the seatbelts could be used as normal which we did several times before they locked to where they could not be retracted. What little research I have done tells me this module has many safety functions besides just reminding us to fasten the seat belts. The impact sensor is a component of the seatbelt control timer module (sctm) located under the center console. The G-sensor is sensitive to frontal impact and to a roll or pitch or more than 45 degrees and to acceleration or deceleration equal to or greater than 0.7G in any direction. In closing my concern is that there are many cars being driven daily with the owners unaware of a malfunctioning "seat belt control module".

- Fort Scott, KS, USA

problem #12

Jun 012011


  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that the driver and passenger side seat belts were locked and would not retract. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 154,000 and the current mileage was 157,000.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 062011

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 119,000 miles
My wife owns a 2000 Chrysler sebring jxi convertible. On September 6., 2011 my wife was leaving for work and when she went to buckle her seat belt the entire seat belt's female recepticle (driver's side) broke off in her hand (the entire cable snapped). Upon inspection we discovered the cable that bolts the recepticle to the seat frame had broken in the middle where there is very little binding or bending. We called Chrysler customer service and they stated it "wasn't covered under warranty...." my wife took the vehicle to our local Chrysler dealership and they told her it would cost $300 to replace it. As a temporary fix I moved the seat belt recepticle from the front passenger side seat to the to the driver's side since it's illegal in Missouri to drive without a seat belt. We feel there shouldn't be a warranty period for safety equipment on a vehicle - if a part fails through no fault of the owner the manufacturer should replace their substandard parts, especially when it's a defective part that could cost the occupants of the vehicle their life. After doing an online search we found we weren't alone in seat belt recepticles breaking on Chrysler sebrings. Within 10 minutes of my search I found 5 complaints describing the same malfunction or defect - one mentioned the problem was discovered after an accident where "severe head injuries" resulted. The complaints I read online started with the model year 2000 and go through 2005. My wife is afraid to drive the car for fear of the seat belt recepticle I moved to the driver's side failing in an accident. If I get one from a junkyard to save money on the repair who's to say it won't break in an accident too resulting in serious injury or death?

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #10

May 012011

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that at times, the seat belt connectors would fail to align properly, rendering them inoperable. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 160,000 and the current mileage was 164,000. Updated 8/29/11 the seat belt release module does not randomly belts. Updated 09/21/11

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #9

Mar 052010


  • 120,000 miles
2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible jxi - seatbelts malfunction seatbelt retractor locks up (both seats at the same time) so the seat belts cannot be used. Intermittent problem but very problematic. I have replaced the seatbelt fuse. I have consulted with a Chrysler service dept. Technician who stated that replacing the retractor would be $508 per seat but couldn't guarantee that this would be the solution. I have researched the internet; townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.F11C283 which has numerous similar complaints and www.allexperts.com.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 062010


  • miles
I own a 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible jxi. The seat belts occasionally will not retract from both front seat. The problem persists for anywhere between an hour and several days. Both front seat belts lock at the same time.

- York, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 012009

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the safety belt cable failed on the vehicle. As a result, the seat belt would not latch. The dealer stated that the failure was due to natural wear and tear on the vehicle; therefore, they would not assume responsibility for the repairs. The repair would cost over $200. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were less than 85,000. Updated 09/14/09. Updated 09/15/09.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 202007


  • 82,000 miles
I have a 2000 sebring jxi convertible. The drivers side seat belt base wires broke and tore off the click in part.. I brought it to Chrysler dealership where I purchased the car and they said they wouldn't replace it. They were going to charge me over $300 dollars to put in a new base. My husband transferred the passengerside base to the drivers side for me. But I can't take anyone with me in the car. I am still upset. I wish they would send me a new base.

- Taylors , SC, USA

problem #5

Nov 122008


  • 110,446 miles
2000 Sebring convertible seat belt problem. The drivers side seat belt buckle cable which is made up of striated wires snapped off when the strads broke off. The seat belt needs to be replaced. When I replace the seat belt the old part will be available Chrysler Corp seat belt conforms to FMVSS 209 model no.0tt00 lot number 03501G.

- Babylon, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 032008


  • 124,000 miles
On my Chrysler sebring (2000), the driver and passenger seatbelts are not performing correctly. Either they both lock and can't be deployed, or they both can be deployed and buckled, but then lock in place, even while the car is sitting parked with no brake application. When I start the car, I never know which way the belts will perform, but mostly they just lock in place. Since both driver and passenger seat belts behave identically, it must be some mechanism that controls both seat belt mechanisms. This is a dangerous failure of a safety feature.

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #3

May 242008


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the front driver and passenger side seat belt retractor mechanisms would not release properly. There was no warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated that the failure was related to the seat belt control timer. He was concerned of the safety risk involved. The vehicle has not yet been taken to an authorized dealer for repair. The failure mileage was 90,000 and current mileage was 96,000.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 202008


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The contact stated that a portion of the driver's side seat belt split in half while he was attempting to use the belt. The dealer stated that they do not repair the seat belts for free. The contact believes that all seat belts need to be replaced for free since it is a law that they must be worn. The current and failure mileages were 150,000.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 222003


  • miles
Consumer stated that while driving and without warning the seat belt would become to tight causing and distraction to the consumer. Dealer notified.

- Clinton, MD, USA