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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,778 miles

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2007 Chrysler 300 engine problems

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2007 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Jul 122016

300

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300. While at a convenience store, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic's lot where it was diagnosed that the motor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Bonwier, TX, USA

problem #23

Jul 012014

300

  • 102,000 miles
Gear shift was change in 7/2014 N also I need to change the ignition key, has never work properly it sounds like the battery not sending the correct charge. I haven't change the air bags because I don't have enough to pay where can I go to correct the problem please provide information 661-547-0688 ernesto esqueda

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #22

Jul 152015

300

  • 123,750 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 123,750.

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #21

Jul 062015

300

  • 72,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300. When the vehicle was started, a rattling noise emitted from the engine. The vehicle was shut off and towed to and independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the valve spring fractured and ruptured a piston. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #20

Jun 242015

300

  • 131,650 miles
Chrysler 300 series and Dodge chargers have a plastic dipstick handle that swells and breaks in the tube. As a service technician this is costing the company money and poses a potential safty risk if the proper oil level can not be checked

- Moses Lake, WA, USA

problem #19

May 012015

300

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Chrysler 300. While driving 35 mph and making a right turn, the vehicle ran over large abnormal rocks. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #18

Mar 092015

300

  • 164,241 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 40 mph, there was a two second delay when the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle would not accelerate past 60 mph. In addition, the check engine and the electrical throttle warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 164,241.

- Luzerne, MI, USA

problem #17

Dec 312012

300 6-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
I purchased a 2007 Chrysler 300 at the end of 2012 with 24K miles on it. Since purchasing it the car has continued to stall - while in motion at speeds of 55 mph and while under 10 mph. I have invested a considerable amount of money over a two year period trying to remedy the problem including the replacement of the purge valve in December 2014. The car stalled again today while driving 50 mph, and was difficult to restart.

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

problem #16

Oct 182014

300 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Driving 60 miles per hour on a houston, Texas crowded and busy freeway. My Chrysler 300 caught on fire immediately followed by thick black smoke and a strong smell of burning of burning plastic. The car caused cars to come to a complete stop on a 5 lane freeway because of the thick smoke. My steering wheel locked so loss of steering, brakes became mushy. Right before the loud boom fire and smoke. The check engine displayed and then the other lights in the instrument panel and sound of a pop then boom of smoke all within approx 5 seconds. It happened really fast. I have no special equipment. No rewiring of stereo equipment or any other kind of rewiring. All factory parts.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #15

May 012013

300

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300. While the vehicle was stopped and the brake pedal was depressed, the engine rpms erroneously increased and the vehicle experienced unintended acceleration. The dealer stated that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 51,000.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #14

Sep 202014

300 8-cyl

  • 103,000 miles

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

When driving my car there was no indication from the panel that there was a problem; car completely shut off motor over heated, car does not run at all. The panel of the car did not show anything at all car could have easily caught on fire with me locked in it failure of the system of the vehicle.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #13

Dec 312013

300

  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact had to shift the transmission into the neutral position in order to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure was 134,000.

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #12

Aug 182014

300 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
On yesterday I pulled into my driveway after picking up my seven year old son from school put my car into park and the exhaust fan explored. The blades hit the radiator so hard it put a hole in it. The fluid from the radiator poured out onto the drive. All I could do was sit and thank god it didn't happen the day before because I was out of town and I had to replace the shift lock in this same car as it was struck in park. What's next"???" how many people have to complain about these two problems before a recall is issued. Clearly this is a problem with all these cars.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #11

Jun 232014

300

  • 180,000 miles
The fan broke and flew into the radiator, puncturing it. This caused the car to lose power and die while I was driving. Thankfully, I had just turned onto a street and was able to pull over to the side of the road. If it had happened while I was on the highway, it could have been extremely dangerous. Apparently, Chrysler has recalled the fan assembly on some of the models, but not on mine. It looks like this needs to be done to prevent others from having the same problem.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

problem #10

May 262014

300 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
Per three mechanics, the cooling fan and cooling pipe thermostat went out in the vehicle. As a result of these parts loosening, the radiator developed a hole in it. My car was leaking radiator fluid and stopped running unexpectedly. I had to have the car towed to a local repair shop, and decided to call around for a second, third, fourth and fifth opinion. Each mechanic diagnosed the problem and stated that there was a recall with these same issues listed with the same vehicle type and year. I have contacted Chrysler consistently regarding this issue, but they were not able to assist me and referred me to this website. I am hoping that someone investigates this, as this issue is very costly and not as a result of abuse or poor use of the vehicle.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #9

Feb 102012

300

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, all of the lights illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for a diagnosis. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 105,000.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #8

Feb 052008

300 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
My engine shuts off when the car is low idling, typically in highway stop and go traffic or at a stop light. Everything shuts down, but the car starts up again 15 to 30 seconds after it stops. This has happened every year since I bought the car (2007) first occurring @ 25,000 miles. I experience this 4-5 times per year, usually during the winter with cooler temperatures and rain (I live in southern California).

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 072013

300 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Vehicle parked in my driveway for 3 hours when it caught fire. Vehicle fire started under hood. Vehicle is totaled.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #6

Oct 262013

300

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently. The contact mentioned that after merging to the side of the road and closely inspecting the vehicle, she noticed that the radiator fan was fractured and puncturing the radiator, which caused the radiator fluid to leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 113,000.

- Apollo Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 012013

300 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Check engine light on for P1004 cel"intake short runner control valve actuator, a tsb is listed as Chrysler knowingly acknowledges a faulty part and has issued a tsb repair cost approx $2000 for a know defective actuator that may be stuck due to a poor design, will not pass California emissions due to cel Chrysler will not honor under warranty that expired in July, attempted to get repaired at dealer was denied said was not covered, should have been repaired under warranty, or at least emissions warranty that is 7 years or 100000 miles from my understanding. Please advise.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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