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Convertible top faults

Upon lower a convertible top on a 2008 sebring, it stopped just before the trunk deck finished lowering over the well. No response to the system now. Can not raise or lower. Any idea how to re-set?I took delivery of my 2008 Sebring Convertible Touring model today. The first time I tried to put the top down, the top retracted into the trunk, but the trunk lid would not close. Then nothing worked. The top would not go up and the trunk lid would not go down. After waiting several minutes, and trying several times, I finally got the top to go up and latch, but the trunk would still not close.

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  • BruceM1953 Feb 08, 2009

    Solution was not helpful. Of course I'm taking it back to the dealer. That begs the question of how I can close the trunk lid so I can drive to the dealer.

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This top was damaged by the previous owner. Im sure they took it in for repair but, it seems that the repair didn't go well. who ever repair it before you took delivery, did not re align the cross bars correctly. this causes unnecessary friction that will cause the relays to malfunctin,therefore, rendering protect mode which it when it will stop working for while. i would take it back imediatly for repair. hope that helps and, thx for using fixya.

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    Michael Masters Feb 08, 2009

    If this vehicle is new, it should be protected by the warranty. this is a defective convertible top and should be repaired for free.

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Do not attempt any repairs, this could void the warranty and be a very expensive repair.... Take it to the dealer,

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Being that you just received it and the car is under warranty you want to take it directly to the nearest dealership, where they can either assist you or perform warranty service. You DO NOT want to void your warranty in any way. If you need further assistance let me know. Also please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly
Thank you,
Lee

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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    Lee A. Feb 08, 2009

    just tie the trunk down and take it to the dealer, you dont want to cause any further damage, and being that their is a lot of things that could be defective and you dont want to void your warranty.
    If you need further assistance let me know.
    Thanks,
    Lee


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