really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 miles

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problem #2

May 072005

Sebring 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Was driving at an unknown speed and pulled in front of a bowling alley to pick up another passenger. Turned the engine off with key in ignition, within a matter of seconds the vehicle began to roll forward. The car gained speed and was too quick before the consumer could gain control. The vehicle went down an incline and crashed into a parking lot pole. The air bags did not deploy. Both passenger had seat belts on but passenger seat belt did not remain locked and passenger struck the windshield, this did not unlatch but a great deal slack came from that seat belt. Had received a recall on the transaxles floor shift(no NHTSA recall camp id# available) this recall had not been performed. A inspector from Chrysler came out to impasses vehicle who later noted this incident was not due the recall but consumer does not know how he made this assumption because he just looked at vehicle-the vehicle was locked up at the time. No repairs have been made. Dealer did make aware there was also a recall on throttle as well(no NHTSA recall id at this time.) dealer and Chrysler are unwilling to cover damages as well the recall repair.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 301998


  • miles
Plastic around gear shift.

- Alta Loma, CA, USA