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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 7
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,594 miles

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2008 Chrysler 300 electrical problems

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2008 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 14 of 24)

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problem #208

Aug 012012

300

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that when the ignition key was in the on position, the vehicle failed to start without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the key fobik needed to be replaced. The key fobik was replaced, but the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #207

Jan 232014

300

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. After restarting the vehicle, it resumed normal operation. The failure recurred numerous times. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to perform the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

problem #206

Feb 052014

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the key failed to turn in the ignition switch in order to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the starter relay. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags) however the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #205

Apr 072015

300

  • 45,000 miles

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

On April 7, 2015 I had trouble starting my car. I thought it was the starter and took the car to my local service station where my car "died". they evaluated the car and told me it was the key and wins component. On April 8, the service station manager called me to say that the local Chrysler dealership did not know when they would be able to get the part, so I rented a car. On April 17, I was advised to call Chrysler customer service. I now had a case number and was told my issue would be expedited but the part was not available in the usa. On April 27, I wrote to the president and vp of Chrysler corporation asking for their help. On May 6, I received a call from mike at corporate headquarters saying the part would be here on May 13 (it wasn't) and Chrysler would pay for my car rental (which they did). On May 26, I was told that the keys were in but not the wins component - that might not be ready until July. Later that day, my car was fixed !! but with Jeep parts. It cost me over $1200; the trunk doesn't open with the key; the tire light remains on at all times and the Chrysler part is still not available. And I may have to pay for the repair again once the right part comes in!!!

- West Islip, NY, USA

problem #204

Jun 012014

300

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, the key remained in the start position. The contact had to apply force to the key in order to shift the key to the run position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags) however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable the contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Signal Hill, CA, USA

problem #203

Jul 062013

300

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, brakes was depressed and failed to respond without warning. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a head injury and the front passenger sustained a knee injury that both required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician informed that the brakes was operating as designed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #202

Nov 102014

300

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lincolnwood, IL, USA

problem #201

Jul 022015

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts were unavailable. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available to service the vehicle under the recall. The manufacturer was also uncertainty when the parts would become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #200

Nov 152010

300 6-cyl

  • 39,858 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving at various speeds, the service engine, traction control, esp, and ABS warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. In addition, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,858. Updated 09/15/15 the consumer stated when attempting to start the vehicle, the key locked in the on precision. The esp light, service engine light, traction control light ABS light, gps illuminated. Updated 10/21/15.

- Quincy, FL, USA

problem #199

Apr 072015

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed 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 contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rockland, CA, USA

problem #198

Nov 162014

300

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lockhart, TX, USA

problem #197

Jun 102015

300 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system and air bags); however, the part needed 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 09/14/15 the consumer stated the vehicle stalled. However, the consumer was able to re-start the vehicle. Updated 09/15/15

- Fort Madison, IA, USA

problem #196

Jun 012015

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
My wife stopped at a red light. Fortunately, the car chose that time to shut off the ignition. She restarted the vehicle, and it has operated normally since. This problem is the subject of a Fiat-Chrysler recall, # P57 (nthsa 14V-567). The original notice of the recall was received in November, and Chrysler has claimed not to have the needed parts on hand ever since. I feel that the delay is unreasonable, and that those especially who have experienced the problem associated with this defective part should be offered a repair immediately, regardless of whether there are sufficient numbers of parts available to fix the remaining millions of vehicles at this time. Updated 09/09/15 updated 12/9/2015

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #195

Nov 112014

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #194

Jun 102014

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lucerne, CA, USA

problem #193

Sep 172014

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); 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 contact had not experienced a failure.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #192

Sep 172014

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); 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 contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sunny Isles Beach, FL, USA

problem #191

Jun 222015

300

  • 194,632 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the ignition failed and it took several attempts to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 194,632.

- Charleston, MS, USA

problem #190

Jun 262014

300 6-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle was inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not find a failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14V567000 (electrical system); 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 notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000. Updated 8/21/15 the consumer stated after a year and six months the recall still had not been completed. Updated 12/1/2015

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #189

Sep 012014

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 was received in September of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Charolette, NC, USA

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