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2005 Chrysler Sebring

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2005 Chrysler Sebring Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

3.0L V6 (coupe)Erroneous Check Engine Light illumination for intermittent misfires can be solved with a software update to the powertrain control module (PCM).

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Sedan and Convertible A click heard when turning the steering wheel may be solved by aligning the steering column or installing revised steering column parts as necessary. Installing the revised parts will require removal of the steering column from the vehicle.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won't start), the wireless control module (WCM) may have locked up. This is due to static discharge through the ignition key. A revised model should be installed, but simply disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for thirty seconds will temporarily reset the module so you can start the car.

2005 Chrysler Sebring Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 15, 2004

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The left and right rear outboard seat belt retractor and turning loop bolts may not have been properly tightened. In the event of a crash, seat occupants may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect and tighten the affected fasteners. This recall is expected to begin on November 15, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D52.

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Suspension & Steering, December 27, 2004

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The right steering knuckle may have been damaged during the manufacturing process. This could cause the steering knuckle to crack and separate from the upper control arm, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the right steering knuckle. This recall is expected to begin on December 27, 2004. Chrysler recall number is D55.

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2005 Chrysler Sebring Questions and Answers

hemiman, 2005 Chrysler Sebring, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Citrus Heights, CA

when its cold window wont roll down. when warmed it work?

hemiman, 2005 Chrysler Sebring, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Citrus Heights, CA

fan control only works on high with heating and air?

Tony B, 2005 Chrysler Sebring, 2.7L V6, Palatine, IL

When the trans is cold it clunks hard when I shift from neutral to drive and neutral to reverse. It stops when the engine and trans warm up. It only has 6700 miles on it, and is still under warrant...

Jill Peterson, 2005 Chrysler Sebring, Elk Grove, CA

What does "TDC Partitioner Circuits are open" mean?

ROBERTBERNALJR, 2005 Chrysler Sebring, 3.0L V6, Waco, TX

Me again with another junker question,my 05 chrysler sebring convertible,blows a big cloud of white carbon smelling smoke when cranked up after sitting for a while.Rings,exhaust,what could it be.I ...

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2005 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Bought my 2.7 2005 Sebring Limited in 2006, used, with low miles. I now have 201,600 mostly highway miles on it. I've had to replace some front suspension parts over the years, and more recently wheel bearings, rotors don't hold up well. I've never run anything but synthetic oil in it. With this many miles I can't complain. Just now I've had the oil light start coming on intermittently when idling. And the check engine light comes on throwing a P0306 code. That light stayed on for 110 miles and then went out, but code is still there. The only other odd issue I've had over the years is dimming/blinking dash lights intermittently, for which no one could ever figure out the cause.

I hate this car. I bought it almost 4 years ago and have had nothing but trouble from day 1. My car burns oil for whatever reason. I have replaced the wheel barrings 3 times, tie rods once, front suspension last November and the front left wheel barring for the 4th time shortly after my suspension was replaced. Also about a year after I got my car the paint on the hood only started chipping. Last November while I got my suspension done I also had them repaint my hood because all of the paint had chipped off!! Now the gears are starting to slip between 2 and 3 and between 3 and 4. My advice is do not ever buy a Chrysler, total waste of money.

I have a 2005 Chrysler Sebring I brought it used. I have had it for only four months. The check engine light came on two days after I took it home. The light has been on ever since. It has been to a Chrysler dealership five times and the light is still on. Frist they said that it was a senser then the converder then they said that the converder that they put in was bad,so they replaced it but the light still came on. They said that they don't know what else to do. I have another appt. on Jan. 16th 2012 maybe you can help.

I have nothing but problems since I had it. This past week I had three test done to see why it was jerking when I first start out and then when I reached 60 to 65 miles per hour, then it would jerk again until I started driving slow at first. First test I did was with Advance Auto's and they said it was the camshaft sensor and I replaced that part, then I took it to Midas and they did a test and they said it was the crankshaft sensor and I replaced that part. Then I said to myself I am going to take it a Chrysler Dealer and have them put on a computer and they came up with the Powertrain Control Module (if you tell me were that is located on 2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4l or a picture of it) and the Power Distribution Center (which is the fuse box), we replaced that and the positive cable to the battery. We replaced throughout the 2 years we had the car, the hub bearings(3 times),struts and shocks, tie rods, camshaft, brakes and pads, cylinders, control arms and much more. We got a rotten used car.

I have the convertable that I bought used with 16K miles. It was about a year old. Have had only to replace the fuel pump. It is a very smooth ride with tight handling, lots of power with a V6 engine that moves like greased lightining and is fabulous with the top down. And in our NE Ohio winters performs exceptionally well in deep snow, better than alot of Hondas and Toyotas I've seen, and considering the equivelent size vehicle is probably 500lbs heavier. Am looking forward to buying another one maybe this year. I have about 70K miles and have not had to replace the brakes, also what i really like is that as the car changes gear you feel nothing , no shifting ect, just a smooth increase in speed.

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