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Wife was putting top down and suddenly it stopped, and will not go down but about half way before it just binds up. The top will close back down ok but will just not go down past a certain point. Dealership says all the clips are bent and must be replaced. Over $500 parts and labor. This seems extremely overboard and I do realize the whole top must come off (lots of labor). Is it not plausible that the clips were defective in the first place to bend so easily? Is there not a recall or bunch of customer complaints? Many thanks in advance! Mike

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  • mdavin3 Oct 07, 2010

    What would cause all these clips to bend to the point it will not go down? Seems like defective parts to me with no recourse???? Is there 5 hours labor involved with this? Seems steep!

  • mdavin3 Oct 07, 2010

    2008 Chrysler Sebring


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Hi! May I ask the year and model of the car please. Thanks!

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    dj_relly999 Oct 07, 2010

    Alrighty, have you tried lubricating the slides? This can help to ease up the motion of the roof.


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Recalls are safety related,customer complaints maybe,but do they(makers) take notice when they supply the parts to fix it?????(i know that in the states you have a national site that you can read re the actual customer feedback on specific cars,so why do people still buy them......and (i live in England)$500 is cheap compared to an audi roof $2500.(on a lighter note,it could have been you dropping the lid and what would she have said.....please DO NOT show her this,as i want to live, a little longer)and to answer your question NO they are not defective,but must be lubricated regularly.

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