Rattle From Rear Shock on Chrysler Sebring

A rattle from the rear of the vehicle may indicate that the rear shock absorbers are defective. Updated shocks are available; however, careful inspection of all suspension components should be performed before any parts are replaced.

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Average mileage: 120,066 (20,500–194,000)
10 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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2001 Chrysler Sebring 107,000 mi,
STARTED ON THE REAR RIGHT RATTLING GETTING LOUDER DAY BY DAY I NEEDA SOLUTION TO FIX THE PROBLEM
2005 Chrysler Sebring 146,362 mi,
increasingly loud rattle coming from the rear/trunk area.loud clanking
2001 Chrysler Sebring 120,000 mi,
Rear strut mount crumbled, what a piece of junk
2004 Chrysler Sebring 120,000 mi,
Constant rattle on right rear of car sounds like strut gone bad but further investigation revals bushing deterated that between sprong and car body..
2008 Chrysler Sebring 24,000 mi,
rattle from rear shocks
2001 Chrysler Sebring 146,464 mi,
Right rear shock rattling on Sebring convertible
2007 Chrysler Sebring 93,000 mi,
rear struts wear out. I am in the process of replacing on 07 sebring. also have an 08 avenger we bought new and rear struts started making strange popping noises at 50,000 miles.
2000 Chrysler Sebring 194,000 mi,
Just began yesterday and has been happening on and off, not constantly. And the knocking is loud, sounds like someone is hitting bottom left rear of car with hammer.
2001 Chrysler Sebring 150,000 mi,
Yup, mine just started rattling, getting louder everyday, rear-right shock absorber.