really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,890 miles

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problem #4

May 112007


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Sebring. While driving between 45-50 mph, the contact heard a loud rattling noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. Unexpectedly, the vehicle began to steer in one direction without assistance. The contact was required to exert greater force to turn the steering wheel. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road and resumed normal operation. The vehicle was inspected and repaired by a certified mechanic, who stated that the failure was related to the tie rod ends. The tie rod ends were replaced on two separate occasions and recently failed. In addition, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the transmission when accelerating. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 28,000 and current mileage was 65,700.

- Madison Heights, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 022005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Loss of control while driving. Car was moving at low speed and was able to stop faulty tie rod.

- Pennsauken, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 102005

Sebring 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,560 miles
There was a slight shake in the steering. Upon checking the left tie rod end was loose. After replacing the tie rod a check, by cutting the boot, revealed the ball and socket had dissintergated. This looks similar to those tie rod ends on the Ram. It looks like there was no lubrication in the joint or that the whole thing was made of wroght iron and not steel. I would take a quick guess that one good jar would have dislodged the ball from the socket. The right hand tie rod end has some play in it. The boot looks in good shape with no holes.

- Laingsburg, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 232004


  • miles
While driving the brakes locked up. Consumer pulled out of the driveway an proceeded to drive forward when the back brakes locked up causing the vehicle to stop dead in the middle of the main street. Vehicle obstructed the main road. After a long towing ordeal the consumer was told by the mechanic that a tie rod was broken. Vehicle repairs on this issue was covered on the warranty but two years earlier not at the time of failure. The consumer stated that the vehicle will stay at the dealer until this is resolved or until consumers council states otherwise.

- Saddle Brook, NJ, USA