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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,946 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #14

Sep 282014

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,372 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the esp and bac light illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, the contact mentioned that the turn lights, side mirrors and all power windows failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 119,372. Re-mailed 11/25/14 updated 1/28/15 the consumer stated the following components failed: Horn, ac compressor, ac fan, radiator fan, radio, wipers, speedometer, air bag indicator and battery. Updated 02/18/15

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #13

Dec 282005

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The horn only works when it wants to. It takes a lot of pressure to activate the horn.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #12

Mar 072006

300

  • miles
I drive a Chrysler 300C, when I purchased the car I felt the car veering to the right. Well I had taken the car in to the dealer and I was told that I needed a wheel alignment and I also needed to have my wheel rotated. Well I did that and still I had the same problem. So I took the car back and was told that I needed another wheel alignment and my wheels needed to be rotated I did all of that and I still have the same problem. I also have a problem with my horn not blowing when the car is not running. I find all of the above complaints to hazardous and dangerous to myself, family and friends. I am told by the dealer that there is no problem. I have tried calling the service manager for the last two days and have yet a receive a response.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #11

Sep 062005

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2005 Chrysler 300C - 2 issues 1) horn is difficult to activate. The button on the steering wheel is difficult to press, and sometimes does not sound the horn. This is a safety concern. 2) horn does not operate while the car is off. This is a design feature (flaw, in my opinion), which may not be a safety item, but may be related to item #1.

- Dale City, VA, USA

problem #10

Aug 282005

300 8-cyl

  • 1,700 miles
4/04 my wife and I purchased a Chrysler 300C at riverfront Chrysler, we reported to them on numerous occasions the car stalls out when making a left or right turn, dealer claims it was a hose causing stall, when car stalled again dealer claimed it was control module when car stall again dealer claim to see no duplicating problem this has been going back and forth for months now other electrical problems are happening the horn don't blow all the time the back driver window don't always work, passenger airbag light goes off and on, driver door misaligned car brakes and tires are giving us problems.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #9

Jan 172005

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn is extremely difficult to work, only a small area seems to work. In an emergency it would be difficult to find this "spot".

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #8

Jan 082005

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2005 Chrysler 300C/Dodge magnum, horn button in steering wheel difficult to operate especially in emergency conditions. Horn also does not work without key in and engine running.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #7

Jan 062005

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The horn button on the steering wheel of my 2005 chryler 300C requires excessive force in order to operate. During several "events" over the few months I have owned this car, I have been unable to operate the horn on the first press of the button. It is simply useless as a timely warning device.

- Maplewood, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jun 152004

300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75 miles
The horn is very hard to blow, and when the key is not in the vehicle the horn won't blow at all.. consumer is concerned if there is an emergency he cannot use the horn to get help......the thick vinyl/rubber horn pad has several areas where the horn does not blow. Essentially, there are only two spots on the entir epad where the horn activates. It is poorly designed.

- Granville, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 022005

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Chrysler 300C 2005 horn difficult to operate in emergency situation - must try pressing in several spots - there is no specific horn operating marking on the steering wheel.

- Fair Lawn, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 062005

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Horn requires extensive pressure to operate in "key" locations on steering wheel. Often, horn does not operate in emergency situations. This is almost identical to the 1995 Chevy Impala ss horn problem due to airbag placement in the steering wheel. This should be addressed now, otherwise there will surely be accidents which were avoidable if the horn operated properly.

- Oakdale, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 162004

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
Was parked in post office parking lot and other patron backing out of spot. Went to honk horn to warn them to look up but the horn did not work. Result was bumper smashing. Ignition has to be on for horn to work in this car. Is Chrysler 2005 300C.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 072004

300

  • miles
The consumer stated that the horn would not blow unless the key was in the ignition. The consumer did not find this out until after he had purchased the vehicle. The consumer complained to the dealer and went to the dealer. The consumer found that all of the 200 Chrysler 300's had the same problem. This is a safety issue. The horn would only activate in one spot.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 052004

300 8-cyl

  • miles
I am the owner of a 2005 Chrysler 300C. I noticed that my horn is inoperable unless the key is in the ignition and turned on. In talking to other owners, it appears that this is a common trait on this new vehicle. I brought it to the dealers attention when I had it in for service. They checked other new vehicles in their inventory in stated that they were all like that. They then contacted Chrysler help line and were informed that "unbeleivable as it is, that is the way the vehicle was designed". in my opinion, this could pose a safety issue. If I am sitting in my car with the ignition off and the possibility of someone backing into me is imminent, I will not be able to warn them with my horn.

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

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