Problem Description and Possible Solution
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
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Average mileage: 105,600 (55,000–185,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 2.7L V6
29 people reported this problem
We have had an ongoing overheating problem with our '04 Sebring. Coolant tank starts bubbling after 10-20 minutes of driving; especially up any hills. Coolant starts bubbling out of overflow tank when temp gauge reaches half mark, and the needle will go straight to top if driving is continued (we pull over and shut it off when it gets to half mark). We have replaced the coolant cap, the thermostat (3 times, the latest time with a 160 degree thermostat, which seemed to give us a little more time until it overheats), the water pump, several hoses, the cam chain, and tensioner (because they were bad (rattling), and the mechanic was in there anyway), and flushed the radiator, We have spent $2150 so far, chasing this mystery problem and it still overheats every time we drive it, we are about at our wits end with this car. If this thing needs head gaskets, we're going to buy a Toyota. I have ordered a new coolant tank as a last ditch effort. Anyone try that?
My car was overheating while driving, coolant bottle sounds like it boiling. got heads done,,new radiator water pump thermostat used tranny,,,,,,one day later 2,500.00 .....coolant bottle boiling again!!!! has comression shop said no leaks.....and my car sits in the drive way still....replaced relays and now fan dont come on got fan assembly from junk yard...and still dont work.....im so pissed off....dont know what to do now
Head gasket failure requires expensive replacement.
Car not fixed over heating not the water pump not therm.but gaskets..
Head gasket blew and haven't fixed it , too expensive,regret getting this car!!
Engine overheated one day. Coolant gone. Refilled and runs ok now, but the shop reports head gasket is leaking - coolant getting into system.
Blowing white smoke. Haven't fixed it yet. Was my grandmother's car. She took such good care of the car that when she would go to change the oil they would tell her she needed to drive it around some more and then come back because it wasn't time yet.
2.7L V6 and the head gasket blew right after we bought from individual and he said there was nothing wrong with it
Saw some oil drips on the ground in my garage, so I took it to a shop just to catch any issue before it became major. Ended up needing a whole new head gasket system. Very clean car, only driven in the summer, such an unexpected issue, very expensive.
Head gasket leaking. Coolant loss
Blown head gasket, only over heated on the highway. They also had to replace the thermostat.
head gasket ready to blow!
it's not fixed. it's sitting in my driveway