2001 Chrysler Sebring ... Engine Prob...

Plaquemine, LA

#201 Dec 30, 2008
Any problems with 02 wrote:
I own an 02 LXI w/the 2.7 V6 24valve. Are all the 2.7 engines 24 valve, or is there a difference? I'm beginning to worry, although I haven't had any problems. If you have,let me know.THANK YOU!
Well I have a 2002 with that engine and never had any problems it has about 82,000 miles on it. I was driving down the road and the engine killed. It's at the shop with a locked up engine. I just bought a new car and not sure what to do with that one. An engine replacement cost about $4000.00 or better and is very hard to find. I wish you all the luck but from what I found out and experienced, I would trade it in while it is still working. The 2.7 engines have major problems. My mom had an Intrepid and hers blew at 50,000 miles two weeks after mine.

Atlanta, GA

#202 Feb 11, 2009
Driving my 2001 LXI 2.7 V6 up the freeway. The oil light comes on just as I'm coming to my exit. Just as I get off on the exit, my car shuts off. I push it down the hill and get it towed. Total engine failure. Fantastic. Just got new tires and battery. Thanks Chrysler! After reading the comments here, I'm going to call around and see if I can scrap the thing rather than throw more money at this piece of crap.
Don H

Culpeper, VA

#203 Feb 13, 2009
I've had my 2001 Chrysler Sebring vert since 17 miles. It now has 194,000 miles on it. I still gets 30->31 MPG (checked with calculator and gas pump gallon reading)

The best advice I can give you is replace it with Mobile 1 5W-30 (syntehtic), and desludge the engine every 50,000 miles.

I've had the starter key switch go bad, starter motor, 6 wheel bearings, transmission hoses, bad envonrinmental fan controls, and 1 snap ring in the transmission. But for 194,000 miles I can't complain.

Minneapolis, MN

#204 Feb 28, 2009
I read in a post that the timing belt tensioner gets weak and that makes the oil dummy light flicker at idle. Replacing this stops the issue.

Dean wrote:
I just bought a 2002 Chrysler Sebring convertible w/ 2.7 liter engine. I bought it from a dealership and less than a week into owning it, the oil light came on in while idling in traffic.
I added STP oil treatment to it and it stopped. Then a week later it was leaking fluids from the engine and the check engine light came on. I took it back to the dealership and they fixed a transmission leak that was $800+ dollars (which they paid for). The car only has 51,000 miles on it. After I got it back from the shop, it continued to leak, now both trans fluid and oil!!! Oh yeah, and the check engine light came back on of course.
The dealership originally told me I had a powertrain warranty up to 100,000 miles. What i wasn't told was I have to pay 50% of repairs if it's different than the original problem. Which it is...DO NOT buy one of these P.O.S.'s, trust me.
Chad G

Mechanicsburg, IL

#205 Mar 4, 2009
Don H wrote:
I've had my 2001 Chrysler Sebring vert since 17 miles. It now has 194,000 miles on it. I still gets 30->31 MPG (checked with calculator and gas pump gallon reading)
The best advice I can give you is replace it with Mobile 1 5W-30 (syntehtic), and desludge the engine every 50,000 miles.
My 2001 has 129,000 and I do the same but with oil changes every 25,000 miles with AMSOIL (synthtic)

Sarasota, FL

#206 Mar 12, 2009
hi i have 2001 crysler sesring with 103,000 miles, when the car gets to normal tem antifreze boils and car slows down lil bit antifreze gets out of buket, what could it be wrong with the car. thank you
Sebring Sux

Danielson, CT

#207 Mar 13, 2009
joan wrote:
I have a 2002 sebring never had any trouble with engine. I was driving on the highway and engine killed. Engine locked up. I have 82,000 miles. I did have a loud squeeking noise in my wheels was told it was the struts. My mom had a Dodge Intrepid her engine blew 2 weeks after mine did the same thing she had 50,000 on hers. Chrysler needs to do a recall on those engines. My car is still at the shop. I just bought a new car. Any suggestions on how I can get any kind of money for this car? It's in good shape and fully loaded just the engine doesn't work! Ha
Junk. Never buy Chrysler.

Melbourne, FL

#208 Mar 15, 2009
xtrememonkey120 wrote:
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Were there any other signs or anything my oil light has just started coming on im at 86,000 miles took to mechanic they said it was a sensor they guessed but werent for sure!!!!!!!! If you can tell me anything else please please do.
the 2.7 lit. engines are known for problems. the sensor could be bad and it is rather inexpensive to replace and you can see if it takes care of the problem but be cautious with that engine i would advice to sell any 2.7 engines. i am a dealer and buy cars from newcar dealers(trade-ins) and only buy 4 cyl. or 3.0 never a 2.7. a rplacement engine even a used one due to demand are very costly and you can not tell if that one is going bad as well.
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Schuylkill Haven, PA

#209 May 4, 2009
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Schuylkill Haven, PA

#210 May 4, 2009
these cars are junk the problems are endless..............thanx chrysler.....buy the LHS instead we have had 3 in the family and they are good cars with a good engine

Windermere, FL

#211 May 6, 2009
My Chrysler Sebring convertible 2001. Was working fine, the following day it would not start. No accesories will work, battery and EVEYTHING is fine but it just will not start. Could it be the Sentry key ?

Tuscaloosa, AL

#212 May 12, 2009
why is there a knocking noise in oil pan on a 2.5 sebring con.can anyone help me

Littleton, CO

#213 May 13, 2009
i have a 2001 with the 2.7 was just coming back from putting new tires on it. it has 115,000 miles and stopped at stop light oil light came on went about a mile and car started on fire .it sprayed oil all over the engine and had started on fire and the stupid person i am i put it out. now i have to pay to fix it or replace the engine.should of let it burn .
sarah rush

Murray, KY

#214 May 26, 2009
John Durst wrote:
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The same thing happened to me, but I'm a lawyer and have decided not to take it. I'm starting a class action in New York. If you are with me, please come to my website and email me. I will start a class action in your state for you, no charge.
in KY. same thing happening here piece of shit 2001 sebring!

Baldwin, WI

#215 Jun 28, 2009
bob lalonde wrote:
I have a 2000 Concorde with 2.7 engine check engine light stays on code says engine misfire on #4 cyl i've changed spark plug, coil,wire. Light stays on idles rough but runs fine at higher revs.
Check the exhaust valve. My wife's '04 Sebring did the same and I changed all that stuff too, but did not fix it. Took it to a garage and they told me the #3 cyl. exhaust valve was burned. They wanted $1500 to fix it. Me and a buddy did it ourselves for less than $500. When you hook a OBD II computer up to it it will read "misfire" in whatever cylinder.

Orlando, FL

#216 Jul 4, 2009
i have a chrysler sebring 2001.....i jus changed the oil at a professional place and after one month...i travled a long distance and my engine locked on me.....wow...chrysler SUXXXXX.....

Retribution for customers demanded

Boise, ID

#217 Aug 1, 2009
have a 2001 chrysler 2.7 i paid $4oo for engine has water in oil shoul i have it rebuilt or wut to do.
Tired of Chrysler

Lake Villa, IL

#218 Aug 5, 2009
I have a 2001 Sebring convertible with the 2.7L V6 engine that just recently died after the timing chain broke. From everything I have read, this engine left the manufacturer with too hot of an engine temperature and the oil ports too small so that engine sludge builds up and the engine dies somewhere between 25,000-90,000 miles. Mine died at 62,000. Only two alternatives: drop in new engine or buy a new car. Waiting on Chrysler to advise why they never warned us and what they are going to do to make it right.
021sebring_shack ing

Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

#219 Aug 21, 2009
Yes i was driving down the freeway in my 01 sebring and i the cruise control on and while i was going up a slight incline of the road the vehicle began to shudder so i turned off the cruise control. After i noticed that the engine light had come one. But the vehicle ran smoothly. After stopping off at a friends and driving somewhere else the engine light turned off but after the returning to my friends the engine light turned on again and the vehicle begane to shudder while at a constant speed and once while accelerating. What is the problem?

Syracuse, NY

#220 Sep 8, 2009
We bought 2001 2.7 sebring ,68057 miles,#4 rod. Went 500 miles to buy another motor paid $800. 1,000 mile later motor went again. Dropped oil pan, bearing gone. Replaced bearing, not even 50 miles. time to look for another motor. Do you have one? WITH E G R VALUE

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