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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 1 of 6)

problem #102

Nov 072016

300

  • 106,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. While attempting to shift gears at various speeds, the gear shifter seized. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the gear shifter failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 106,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #101

Oct 202016

300

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shift selector seized in the park position. After several attempts, the contact managed to move the gear shift selector out of the park position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- North Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #100

Sep 212016

300

  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shifter failed without warning. The vehicle would not shift out of the park position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 136,000.

- Bunnlevel, NC, USA

problem #99

Mar 162016

300

  • 165,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. After attempting to reverse the vehicle, it failed to shift from the park position without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission shifter assembly failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The year of the vehicle was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 16V240000 (power train). The failure mileage was 165,000.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #98

Sep 062016

300

  • 91,611 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shift lever seized in the park position. The contact was unable shift the vehicle into drive or reverse. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V460000 (power train). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,611.

- Upper Darby, PA, USA

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problem #97

Sep 042015

300

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. While attempting to shift the vehicle out of the park position, the shifter failed to move. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission was getting stuck in the park position and that a software update would have to be done to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V240000 (power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Cave Spring, GA, USA

problem #96

Aug 232016

300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,731 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 vehicle failed to shift from park into drive. The contact had to make several attempts to shift the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for further inspection. The vehicle was not included in the customer satisfaction notification: K39 (transmission shifter interlock lever). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 103,731. Updated 10/19/16

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #95

Aug 092016

300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shift failed to switch from the park position without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V460000 (power train). The failure mileage was 86,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 10/05/16

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #94

Aug 022016

300 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. After starting the vehicle, the transmission shifter could not be switched from the park position. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000. Updated 09/08/16 updated 09/29/16. The consumer stated the shift interlock lever broke. The vehicle was repaired at a cost of $325. Updated 10/04/16.

- Franklin, VA, USA

problem #93

Aug 022016

300

  • 130,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. After reversing out of the driveway and placing the vehicle into park, the gear shift failed to shift out of gear without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 16V352000 (air bags); however, the parts were not available for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #92

Jul 152016

300

  • 92,000 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 vehicle was started, but did not shift out of park, rendering the vehicle inoperable. The contact stated that there was no warning indicator. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the gear system needed to be repaired. The technician also stated that there was a recall and advised the contact to go to a local dealer. The local dealer stated that there was no recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but stated that there was no recall. The contact was referred to NHTSA to file a complaint. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 92,000.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #91

Jun 252016

300

  • 149,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. When the contact attempted to start the vehicle, the gear shifter failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 149,000.

- Rockland, MA, USA

problem #90

Jun 262016

300

  • 179,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear lever would not shift out of the park position. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V460000 (power train). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 179,000.

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #89

Jun 192016

300

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the transmission shifter interlock lever was fractured. As a result, the vehicle became inoperable. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Huntington, IN, USA

problem #88

Jun 042016

300

  • 84,557 miles
Transmission gets stuck in park and wont come out. The emergency release does not work. Vehicle was parked in the home garage headed in. The shift linkage had to be released by emergency road service that has had prior knowledge freeing the linkage when it is stuck in park. It could not be towed out of the garage or damage would have been done to the transmission.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #87

Jan 062016

300 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Chrysler 300. Consumer writes in regards to dealership unable to complete repairs on driver airbag inflator recall notice and transmission cup bracket recall.

- San Tan Valley, AZ, USA

problem #86

Jan 012015

300

  • 64,000 miles
Gearshift locks in park. Unable to shift from park. This car has less than 65,000 miles. First happened about 30 months ago and has become progressively worse. Happens in stationary position.

- Winchester, CA, USA

problem #85

Mar 092016

300

  • miles
For the past eight-ten years their has been been this noise/hesitation at time, whenever I'm in a back up motion and while turning out of my drive. I first complained at (1,199 miles ) in 2008 at abc Chrysler-Jeep 395 w.merrick rd.valley stream, NY 11580. (see attached invoice #chc566468). Vehicle was checked at this time, no problem found.the noise continued, then on 04/10/10 at (18,309 miles) now at star Chrysler 211-34 jamaica ave. Queens NY, 11429 I complained again (see attached invoice #chcs169243). Vehicle again was checked and road tested. Tech stated vehicle operating as designed! now on 3/09/16 during my regular service after tech completed service and backing vehicle out of bay he noticed the hesitation/noise which has been their all the time. He informed the advisor that a diagnnostic needs to be done to see what the problem was. I agreed, he reported that the rear axles/drive neeeded to be replaced and if driven it my seize up. I'ved had my car serviced by only these two dealership, and after some( thirty services). Someone now is telling me that what I've been complaining about is now a drive/axles problem that no one until now has picked up.. please note I've been driving this car with this problem stated above for over ten years (51,152 miles).

- Cambria Height, NY, USA

problem #84

Feb 162016

300

  • 140,365 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear lever failed to shift out of the park position until after the shifter mechanism was engaged inside the gear box. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the shifter interlock would need to be replaced. The vehcile was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,365.

- Shelby, NC, USA

problem #83

Oct 072014

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. While driving at 40 mph, a loud noise was heard and the vehicle jerked into another gear. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be determined. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000. Updated 12/30/15......updated 12/30/15 updated 2/23/2016 updated 03/09/16.

- Highland, CA, USA

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