really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,400 miles

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problem #8

Dec 312018


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Sebring convertible. When the contact turned on the vehicle to warm it up, she left and noticed smoke inside the vehicle upon her return. The contact stated that the passenger seat was smoking and contained a hole. The contact did not see any flames. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Bottiueau, ND, USA

problem #7

Sep 042014


  • 106,000 miles
The car has heated front seats. The passenger seat began smoking. It was not on. The fire department was called.

- Hanson, MA, USA

problem #6

Apr 172013


  • miles
The seat warmers overheat. When driving, I smelled something burning. The seat warmers burned a quarter-size place in the passenger seat while my daughter was sitting in it. She got out of the car and I turned the seat warmers off, but there is a black mark in the center of the passenger seat and we can no longer use the seat warmer safely. Why hasn't the car model been recalled by Chrysler?

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 012013

Sebring 4-cyl

  • miles
2004 Chrysler Sebring LX. Consumer writes in regards to drivers seat malfunction. The consumer stated when his wife entered the vehicle, the front driver's seat collapsed backwards into the back seat. Apparently, bolts had broken causing the seat to collapse. The consumer was informed a recall was issued for previous models.

- Fremont, NE, USA

problem #4

Feb 142012

Sebring 6-cyl

  • 90,200 miles
Passenger seat had been feeling warmer than usual for a couple months so kept the seat at heat level 3 instead of 5. it was ok for awhile but then burned a hole thru the seat as well as my jacket. Smelled the burning so I turned the seat off. Turning the seat off stopped the burning.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #3

Nov 012011


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, he activated the front driver's heated seat warmer and the seat became extremely hot. The contact stopped the vehicle and noticed that there was a burnt hole in the middle of the seat. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 012009


  • 80,000 miles
Heated seat on drivers side has burned two holes in the seat; now burns my thigh if I dare to turn the seat heater on. I was advised by my local service manager that there are no recalls as to the heater in the seat.

- Gilberts, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 032010


  • 81,000 miles
Passenger seat heater was smoldering. The seat started smoking and burned through the seat.

- Union Grove, WI, USA