Does the battery in a 2004 Chrysler Sebring have the capability to recharge itself?
No, a battery cannot recharge itself. The alternator converts
some of the engine's energy into electrical energy which is then
stored in the battery. If a battery is not getting recharged under
normal driving conditions, you either have a problem with the
charging system or a failed battery. You can't know without
testing. On the other hand, sometimes a dead battery can get what's
called a "surface charge". A surface charge just means that when
you were cranking last time, you depleated all of the readily
available electrical charge. By letting the battery sit for a
while, "entropy" has allowed some of the chemical reaction to
spread out over all of the battery plates... but the battery cannot
"create" electrical energy.