2005 Chrysler Sebring Sedan Limited from North America - Comments

22nd Oct 2006, 11:37

Actually I set the cruise at about 70 mph and I'm always at 28 mpg or higher. Before I had to start driving through a stop and go construction zone, it would hit 30-31.

30th Jul 2007, 13:16

We own 2 sebrings and we never had a problem with the transmission, or anything at all..Buy the good quality brake rotors, but brakes last on depending how hard you tromp on the pedal.

18th Jan 2008, 01:19

I've had my car since Dec 2005. Recently I've had problems with the brakes. Once I apply pressure they often squeak and jerk until I come to a complete stop. Other than that, I've had no transmission problems. It's roomy inside. I love it!!

31st Jan 2009, 09:56

I have a 2005 sebring touring, with 115k (km) nothing wrong with the car, no noises, good transmission, etc. I also have a 1999 intrepid with 275k (km) and comparing the two, the intrepid is quieter, softer, closer to a luxury car, I like them both, good cars.

3rd Mar 2009, 22:36

My 2006 Sebring Touring Sedan has 55,000 miles and I've it owned since 30k. I've gotten 28 mpg with my 2.7L as well. Also haven't had a problem mechanically other than routine maintenance.

3rd Apr 2009, 11:47

2005 Sebring. This is my 2nd Sebring.

I also had a 1998 Sebring. I had 125k miles on it and it was a great car.

But the 2005 I have a lot of problems with it. The rear defroster wire come off the glass. This is the 4th time the rear window will have to be replaced. The last on was 5 months ago.

I also had to change the radio, the power window switch on the drivers side is out, the horn is messed up.

I had the tie rods changed.

I had a fault code p 301.

The car shifts rough sometimes.

On the good side, so far I have not had any leaks with the top.

Chrysler has told me it is common for the wire to come off the glass.

My local dealer service manager told me he will no longer work on my car. So I now have to drive 30 miles to get work done at a Chrysler dealership.

I also have a 1999 Concorde; the steering is bad, it has a lot of play in it, and it has 95k miles on it.

11th Dec 2010, 00:48

I just purchased a used 2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L, and the horn connector was disconnected "purposely". I never bothered to test the horn while I was testing the vehicle. I should have a checklist with me. Oh, well.

Anyway, after I connected the horn connector to the horn itself, the horn activated itself as if someone had pressed the horn switch at the steering wheel (airbag trim cover).

I have read other posts online, where people where complaining of their horn making noise by itself, while driving or while the vehicle is parked.

I have read that replacing the airbag system from the steering wheel was the solution, but costs lots of money. For the DIY folks, I have repaired my horn switch issues.

24th Apr 2011, 22:42

I have a 2005 Sebring Limited and I just bought it with 800000 miles on it.

The oil light comes on when I stop or brake and sometimes cuts off, but cranks right up. Any suggestions as to why? Who I can get to check it out for a reasonable price?

Someone please help. I haven't even had this car for a month.

10th May 2011, 12:47

I LOVE my 2005 Sebring Convertible.

I had 50,000 miles on it until 2 years ago when I have NOT missed a weekend trip to see the boyfriend. My oil light just starting coming on when I would stop, but ONLY at the end of a long trip, not daily driving in town to and from work. My mechanic son replaced the oil unit last night, didn't cure the problem. Trying the harness thing tonight.

I've never had a vehicle that got over 11 MPG (I also have a big Dodge 4x4). Just for kicks last night when seeing the gas level on the scanner, I calculated my mileage on my weekly trips. I was thrilled to discover 30.8 MPG in my 2.7 V-6.

The only thing I HATE about the car is the way I have to fight with both hands to flip the drivers seat up to put stuff in the back seat.

However, my favorite is still the 1996 Cavalier Convertible I had! It had lots of piddly problems, but what do you expect from machines that take a lot of abuse?

25th Apr 2012, 08:59

The water pump in these cars is internal. If it leaks, they sludge like crazy and kill the engine. I'd have it checked. Poor design, there are a series of YouTube videos about this, look up Sebring oil sludge. First symptom is the oil light flickering...

26th Nov 2013, 09:08

I had the same problem... Changing the oil pressure switch fixed it. Now my car is very squeaky... Hoping it is the brakes. I've also had to do a number of repairs... And many of them cost a lot of money for the parts. Boo!

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