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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,271 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300 drivetrain problems

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #82

Jul 292015

300

  • 88,000 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 gear shifter failed to move from the park position. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission shifter interlock lever failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000....updated 02/19/16

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #81

Dec 082014

300

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled and there was a burning odor coming from the vehicle. In addition, the ABS and the electronic throttle control warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the PCM and the win module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 22,000.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #80

Aug 292015

300

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. While attempting to shift out of the park position, the vehicle would not move. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Englewood, NJ, USA

problem #79

Jun 292015

300

  • 105,000 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 gear shifter failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000...updated 02/01/16

- Farmville, VA, USA

problem #78

May 012014

300

  • 51,000 miles
2005 Chrysler 300 gets stuck in park. I had the car repaired at a cost of over $300. This is a huge problem with these cars. Do not understand why there has not been a recall.

- Winchester, CA, USA

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problem #77

Jan 262015

300 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
My car gear shift got stuck in park and now want move unless you go under the cover of the shift.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #76

Jan 012015

300 6-cyl

  • 166,000 miles

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

I starting driving from the intersection the light had just turned green. After getting out of the intersection the car made a loud noise from the rear and stopped and would not move. I had to have the car towed. My work associate who was in the with me said the car sounded like I had just loss my rear-end. When I got the car to my private mechanic he said the rear-end was bad and needed replacing.

- Flossmoor, IL, USA

problem #75

Oct 152014

300

  • 148,544 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the transmission shook and the brake warning light illuminated. The contact had to apply the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. The mechanic diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 148,544.

- Greenville, MS, USA

problem #74

Oct 222010

300

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift into drive or reverse. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, who diagnosed that the shifter key needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred approximately 2 years after the repair. The contact mentioned that the vehicle failed to shift out of park. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #73

Sep 012014

300

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate, the accelerator pedal would become seized and required extreme force to release it. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Sneads, FL, USA

problem #72

Dec 022014

300 8-cyl

  • 107,321 miles

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

I drove my car on 12/02/2014 and when I got home and parked it, and got ready to leave out again it wouldn't not come out of park. I have a few friends that say this has happen to their car.

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #71

Jul 012010

300

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle could not be taken out of the park position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #70

Jul 062007

300

  • 80,000 miles
My shift gear got stuck and had to have the car towed and repaired.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #69

Oct 242014

300

  • 161,000 miles
Unable to shift gear out of parking position. This issue was fixed August 2009 and is happening again. Unfortunately, I never know when the issue will surface and recently, I was in a not so nice neighborhood and frightened to death because I was unable to shift from park to reverse. After a few attempts of cutting my car off and on and executing the brakes, I was able to get the car going again. So over this issue right now.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #68

Apr 102012

300 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
On many occasions, my car has been stuck in park. I have googled this, and found that many other people have had this same problem with Chrysler 300's. some of the cars were recalled, but of course, mine was not. However, I am having the same problem as the cars that were recalled. Something under the gear shifter between the front seats is not working properly. In the past, it would come unstuck after a few minutes, but now, I think it is finally fully messed up! I have not been able to get my car out of park for the last three days. I've tried pulling the emergency brake (even though it was not applied), I've tried turning the car off and re-cranking it, I've tried pushing on the brake pedal as hard as I could while trying to shift out of park, I've tried shifting the gear while on accessory, with it running, with it in the on position... nothing has worked. I've even tried talking to it nicely! the shifter just won't move. :( after reading online forums about this problem, many people say that the part that messes up is plastic. Something that gets moved as much as a gear shifter does should not be made out of plastic! I'm hoping many other people will complain about this, because I think Chrysler should recall all of the cars with this same plastic (or faulty) part!!!!!

- Pine Bluff, AR, USA

problem #67

Apr 102008

300 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
The vehicle will frequently shut off while driving. It will completely lose power. It also stalls, the gear shift has gotten stuck in park and would not move. The main concern is the fact that it cut off on me on the highway again today at 75mph!! very dangerous!! luckily the semi truck was able to swerve around me but that could have been a fatal accident! something needs to be done about this....

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #66

Aug 072014

300 8-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
Cannot shift, stuck in park.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #65

Jul 192014

300 6-cyl

  • 1,000,000 miles
Car stuck in park.

- Sandwich, IL, USA

problem #64

Jun 272014

300 6-cyl

  • 213,189 miles
This car has issues from the transmission to electrical the company needs to recall and fix them better.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #63

Jun 212014

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that she was unable to shift into park. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- San Diego , CA, USA

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