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By bingonut15
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2005 Chrysler Sebring 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I had so many problems with this since I bought it 2007 used from a Dealer that I thought I coud trust but I was wrong. He sold me a lemon. Bought hub bearings three times, struts, tie rods, crankshaft, crankshaft sensors, camshaft sensors and much more. Two weeks ago, I was have problems when I drove the car home the check engine came on and the car was jerking when I got up to 60 miles per hour. I went to Advance auto',test it out and they said needed a camshaft, so I bought it .installed it ,was still jerking. Then I took it to Midas to test it and it was the crankshaft sensor,got one, installed it still jerking. Brought to Chrysler test it, said Powertrain Module and


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Distrution Center. My husband told Chrysler Garage to check the cable to the battery because it sliced a liitle a getting hot. They didn't check it so we out and bought another cable, installed it and the car still is jerking when going more than 60 miles per hour and starting out(you have to gradually go slow at first). Plus we checked all the wires going to the Distribution center and checked all the fuses. Does anyone have the same problem and what did you do? I bought a powertrain module but they told me to take it back.


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Great car for awhile
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Brandy
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2005 Chrysler Sebring 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought my Sebring used in 2007. Only problems until now were with rotors needing turning often and the rear spoiler coming off. Recently the front crank seal blew out causing a severe oil leak. Had it fixed and it happened again within minutes. Discovered that there is a problem with this motor having crank shaft end play which causes the front crank seal to come out. There is a bulletin on this problem, but no recall. Currently awaiting Chrysler's response to see if they will take any responsibility since this is obviously a manufacturer defect since it has happened to so many of the 2005 motors.


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Nice exterior and comfortable interior.


Worst Features

Issue recall if there is a known defect with the motor!


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Beware of front driver side collision
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By starcrestsa
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2005 Chrysler Sebring 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I was recently in an accident where the front driver's side was impacted. Thankfully, the driver was safe. Although this was at a low speed, the impact was strong enough to smash the battery. Due to it's location, the battery acid made contact with computers, electrical & mechanical parts. Needless to say, it was considered totaled even though the damage did not appear as drastic on the outside. There was other structural/frame damage as well.


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Loved the style and the size of the car. Good to fair mpg. May get a newer model if battery location has changed.


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Interior of the cabin is not so quiet. Could use some sound proofing.


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By Greg Ploof
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2005 Chrysler Sebring 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I've had problems with this car, engine knock and right hand steering noise, it clicks when you steer to the right. This car had only 26,600 miles when I bought it and I have 35,567 now, this is my first Chrysler product and will be my last! A car with low mileage like this should not knock or make steering noises.


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Body style


Worst Features

Build it with quality


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Reasonable value
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By Damisal
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2005 Chrysler Sebring 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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It is quite pleasant to drive for the sedate driver, but response with spirited driving leaves a lot to be desired. CD skips ocassionally with moderate road bumps. All in all a reasonable car for the price.


Best Features

The exterior is deceptively attractive, comfortable drive, good base with sound system


Worst Features

Poor interior quality, minimal standard options. Excessively loud engine.


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