Orange Crust Formation Due to Leak at Coolant Bleeder Valve on Chrysler Sebring

Problem Description and Possible Solution

For the sedan trim only, Coolant can leak at the coolant bleeder valve and is usually evident because of an orange crust formation on the housing. A revised bleeder and housing is available to correct this problem.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 87,777 (40,000–180,000)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6, 3.0L V6
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
19 people reported this problem
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Bleeder valve leaksp
Engine light came on and code stated it was coolant thermostat. Told to put coolant in. Light didn't go off. Week later the car overheated and had to have it towed 100 miles. Bleeder hose had to be replaced as well as the water pump and three gaskets. A week later the engine light came on. Supposedly the coolant thermostat was dirty so it was cleaned and computer reset. A week later the engine light came on and temperature began to get very hot. Had to add more coolant. Engine light went off but it is using coolant. Taking it in this afternoon to see what is going on.

Have put on four new tires, replaced a ball joint, steering repairs, oil leak repair, fan for air conditioning/heat repaired. Electric windows on passenger side do not work. Paint is starting to chip all over the hood and rear. I'm sure I'm forgetting something. Have put in over $5,000 in repairs in less than two years.
I have a 2.7L, convertible. Noticed orange crust around coolant bleeder valve. Dealer advised and replaced.
Leak on glued part of housing for coolant bleed valve
had the car running while i brushed off the snow. the compressor fan kicked on as i was getting in and theats when i saw my check engine light on. i got in and drove it a few feet before i decided to shut it off and check it out. everything looked fine in the dark, but it wouldn't start again. next day i found out the coolant was non exsistant. put more fluid in on a whim, and it started right up. turns out that theres a failsafe that prevents you from over heating your engine. just glad i didnt have to tow it over this.
Yep my coolant bleeder valve started leaking and that cost me over $300 at the deeler.