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Chrysler Sebring Automatic Transmission May Have Shifting Problems

Chrysler Sebring Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 117,735 mi (65,000 mi - 215,000 mi)


The automatic transmission can develop problems like erratic shifting, rough shifting, or delayed gear engagement. Repairs for many of these problems are outlined in service bulletins.

  • Visitor, , 78,000 mi

    Right now my 2006 Sebring is stuck in my driveway. I cannot get the gear shift out of Park. The car starts with no problem, I put my foot on the brake to move the shift, but it doesn't move!!!!!

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  • the car jumps after coming to a stop. the car will not shift sometimes until
    i turn the engine off and restart the car

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  • Visitor, , 95,681 mi

    when car is cold slow to go into gear, have to rev engine and then jerks into gear. Made a whinning sound as well, flushed trans and replaced filter and fluid. This seemed to fix the sound but still slow to shift into gear when cold.

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  • Visitor, , 205,000 mi

    Paid for rebuilt transmission and it still "downshifts" from D to 2nd gear, sometimes will not go forward but will drive in reverse. Too many miles I guess.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    does not shift past 3rd?

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  • Visitor, , 124,300 mi

    Never shifts the same some times it has a delay when coming to a stop sign and will have a harsh shift starting again

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  • Visitor, , 96,243 mi

    found my gear shifting to be a linkage issue covered under a 2000 recall from Chrysler. Problem solved, no charge

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  • Transmission slips when first started and put into drive. Once warmed up it is fine.

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  • Visitor, , 89,999 mi

    hard shifting.

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  • Visitor, , 131,000 mi

    Rough shifting and sometimes won't even shift to drive gets stuck in reverse. Had this same problem last year at this exact time, was told it was the transmission. Had them fix it for $1100 and now its back. I will never buy a Chrysler again.

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