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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,373 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300 lights problems

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Sep 012015

300

  • miles

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

My headlights flickers on and off. This hazard almost caused me to have a serious accident. The lights goes from dim to off at any moment while I'm driving or if my car is standing still. Also, my signal lights began flashing out of control. Sometimes other drivers can see that I' signaling to turn and sometimes they can't. I've been told that my lights are fine. Evidently, this is one of Chrysler's defects. In addition, I've trouble with my front end wheels on my car. I've had to get the bearing that keeps your car going straight while driving replaced.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #25

Jan 122005

300

  • 105,000 miles
When I turn on the headlights, the headlights and interior lights flash in intensity, and brightness. The result of this hazard is that it distracts the driver of my car, and any driver on the road who come into view of the Chrysler 300. This condition is amplified by switching head lights from low to high beam. The Chrysler corporation has been aware of this problem since january12, 2005. This is a serious hazard and affects the safe operation of this vehicle. Why hasn't there been a recall to give relief and safety in this matter"??????????????????????????????????????"

- Pleasantville, OH, USA

problem #24

Sep 242015

300

  • 105,000 miles
The vehicle's headlights, dash, and interior lights would flicker, sometimes they would just shut off without warning. Cold start, idling, accelerating, and while braking. There is a tsb (18-003-05) detailing this issue. This is obviously a safety related issue and repairs should be handled by the manufacturer.

- Kapolei, HI, USA

problem #23

Jun 012015

300

  • 135,000 miles

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

While driving at night my vehicle head lights turn off and on, then some time will not come back on. I have to turn the light switch on and off to get my lights back on.

- Country Club Hills, IL, USA

problem #22

Feb 172014

300 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
While driving automobile, noticed headlamps & dash lights dimming and shutting off. Turned headlight switch off and on several times, which resulted in the headlamps turning back on. The problem seems to be occurring more frequently.

- Everett, WA, USA

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problem #21

Nov 192014

300

  • 125,000 miles
My car as continually given me problems with flickering headlights. I contacted my local dealer and had them to check it out and found nothing, but the problem still exist. No mechanic can find the problem, but it still exist. I have been to a few Chrysler forums and see other owners are experiencing the same problem. This has been a real frightening experience me and my family.

- Watauga , TX, USA

problem #20

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 #19

Oct 142014

300 6-cyl

  • miles
The headlight switch is faulty. The headlights begin to flash and will not stay on. This is extremely dangerous!

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #18

Oct 112014

300 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
Purchased this car in 2012 with a 3 month warranty. 1 month later lights started flickering occasionally. Then while driving 60 mph on local highway lights went out totally. Pulled off road and waited until they came back on. Took back to where I purchased it, they took it to Chrysler dealer and I was told it was "reprogrammed". no problems until last night when lights started flickering again. Just a matter of time before they go out totally again at night driving down some dark country road. This is a dangerous situation and hopefully no one will get killed before I can get this car back to a dealership, and this time I will have to pay for it myself. Apparently Chrysler has no interest in providing a permanent fix for this problem.

- Rio, WI, USA

problem #17

Sep 162012

300 6-cyl

  • 175,000 miles
While driving my headlights and interior lights will just turn off. This is very dangerous. I have found other Chrysler owners on the website with the same issue. Please help. Below is what I found on the website. 1. I have a 2005 Chrysler 300 touring and over the weekend on Saturday night I was out driving down the highway and my headlights began to flicker & completely went out! when the lights went out it was for a moment but at night without headlights (on a dark road) a few seconds, etc. Seems like an eternity. Than they started to flicker off/on and go out again, before they stayed on; like this expensive car that I paid my money for should be doing. It is a danger that could very well cause an accident!! if not a recall than Chrysler should have the professional courtesy to send out a letter about this hazardous/dangerous defect that requires us to pay for this so-called unforeseen deficiency! no one from a corporate stand point can say that this is a dangerous and we should send letters too besides posting it on the internet (not everyone is internet savvy). I feel that when the car was built this problem should have been foreseen and I am not pleased with the way Chrysler, as a whole entity, is attempting to resolve this defect. [xxx] 2. I love my 300 had it since it was brand new.. last month I notice my lights blinking in the middle of the day when I was behind a big truck. Since then it appears to happen almost everytime I start the car and tends to go away after 30 minutes of running. At night it is very dangerous. The lights will blink and sometimes go completely off.. when I turn them off they come back on..then go out again I turn the switch and they come back on.. sometimes the dash lights also go completely out and other times they go from dim to bright and back to dim. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #16

Sep 012013

300

  • 100,000 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 headlights intermittently failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the software needed to be updated. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the manufacturer's recall. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #15

Aug 052013

300

  • 138,688 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the headlights flickered on and off. The contact replaced the battery and the bulbs however, the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who updated the computer system but the update did not correct the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 138,688.

- Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #14

Jun 152013

300 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the headlights and panel lights failed to illuminate. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000..... updated 10-17-13 updated 10/29/2013

- Highpoint, NC, USA

problem #13

Mar 072013

300 6-cyl

  • miles
The headlights and interior lights flicker on and off while im driving my 2005 Chrysler 300.. this is a very serious and dangerous issue especially while driving at night. Not only do people get annoyed thinking im flashing my lights at them, it can cause a serious accident..there needs to be a recall made on this issue and I see im not the only one with the same problem..

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #12

Jan 012012

300 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
While driving my 300, all the dash board lights will come on and the gauges will go all the way up, then back down. Almost as if I were just starting the vehicle. All will go back to normal quickly and my car never looses power. This may happen 10-15 times in 5 minutes. Now, the headlights will come on by themselves and go off several times. I can't drive my vehicle at night as I don't want the lights to go out on me. I feel sorry for the people in front of me as my car keeps turning the lights on and off. This is a serious safety issue. I have already read about several of the same problems and Chrysler isn't worried about their customers safety or looking into this issue. This should have been a recall as many complaints and issues there are out there. I would like to see Chrysler step up and take some responsibility for their product. After talking to the service manager at the dealership, he said that it could be the power distribution in the truck. It is a very expensive part to replace for a could be problem. It can't been tested as the problem happens so fast, they wouldn't be able to hook it up to the machine to read the problem. Having 4 daimler Chrysler vehicles, I would like to think that they would take care of their long time customers and look into the issue. This is a major safety issue and I would like to see a recall.

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #11

Jan 152012

300 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Hid headlights randomly flicker on and off. Occasionally while driving at night the lights will turn off. When switch is in automatic mode, the lights will randomly flicker in both daylight and nighttime.

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #10

May 012012

300 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Headlights turn on and off by themselves while driving. At night sometimes they will go on and off and sometimes they will stay off. This is a very dangerous safety issue and the cars should be recalled. The car has never been in an accident or flood but has developed this electrical problem. Possible problem with a relay or body module. Dealer has no clue as why headlights are doing this.

- New Stanton, PA, USA

problem #9

May 012012

300 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Headlights turn on and off by themselves while driving. At night sometimes they will go on and off and sometimes they will stay off. This is a very dangerous safety issue and the cars should be recalled. The car has never been in an accident or flood but has developed this electrical problem. Possible problem with a relay or body module. Dealer has no clue as why headlights are doing this.

- New Stanton, PA, USA

problem #8

Dec 012010

300

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 35 mph, the headlights and the instrument panel lighting began to flash on and off until the headlights failed completely. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics but the mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Roseville, ME, USA

problem #7

Apr 012010

300

  • 118,000 miles
My headlights have been flickering on an off too lately. I have no brights and I can't control my park lights or my regular lights. I'm a little scared to drive at night. It's obviously electrical, but I haven't taken it in yet because it's going to cost $.

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

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