I bought the car in Arizona, and it seemed to run pretty good, had no problems whatsoever. In early 2001, I moved to Minnesota where the weather was a total change, I did receive the ball joint recall in the mail and took it a local Chrysler dealer where it was replaced at no charge.
Around Sept 2001, I was driving on the freeway in Minnesota when all of a sudden the car wouldn't shift and the check engine light came on. I took it into Chrysler where the speed sensor was replaced.
On Dec 2001, I was driving on the freeway when all of a sudden the car just died, thankfully I pulled over quickly to the side of the road and had to call a tow truck and taken to the same Chrysler dealer.
Almost a year went by with no problems. On Sept. 2002 after coming home from a party, the car began to stall and the check engine light came back on. I took it into the same Chrysler dealer where they performed a diagnostic test and were telling me it was "transmission" related problems. I was telling them what does it have to do with the transmission, if the car is stalling. So I took the car to an independent mechanic where they told me it was the E.G.R. valve. Can you believe it?? An independant mechanic doing a better job than Chrysler experts.
A few weeks later I received a call from Chrysler questioning me about their service, and I gave them negative comments about the service and the car.
On March 2003, the driver side door handle broke, I still haven't replaced it and I am not rushing to do so, since it barely happened this morning. Well, this is my review of the 1998 Chrysler Sebring LXI, I am considering getting a 2003 Honda Accord Coupe and trading in the Chrysler. I don't want to sell the Chrysler as a private party since I have attempted three times and it was in the Auto Trader over a month and only received one call. Also I don't want to get no upset calls from the new owner.