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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,919 miles

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2008 Chrysler 300 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 122014

300

  • 56,900 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 when the key was inserted into the ignition, the engine failed to start. The contact mentioned that multiple attempts were made before the vehicle could be restarted. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 56,900.

- Marshall, IL, USA

problem #7

Jan 052015

300

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the key became stuck in the ignition and failed to release, leaving the vehicle running. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the parts needed were unavailable to perform the repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000.

- Tifton, GA, USA

problem #6

Dec 192014

300

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the wireless ignition node needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 47,000.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #5

Oct 302014

300

  • 120,000 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 while driving 20 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 142014

300 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
We are having problem with the ignition key when you start the car. It take 5-10 second for the car to respond and start the car. On August 16,2014 we took the car to carl burgers dealership for service. They said the issue is with the key and new key is need to be purchased at $226.66 so we did. After the service was done 24 hours after we still had the same issue. I contacted the dealership on 9/27/2014 concerning a recall currently have on Chrysler vehicle with same issue. They told me this car is not included in recall. Than I contacted the Chrysler company asking the same questions and there respond was you car is not included in the recall but they might expand the recall to different model which will include your vehicle. So as a consumer what do we do drive the car with all these faults and take risk for our family's because Chrysler don't have the people to fix the issue. Please advise.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 102014

300

  • 30,450 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the key fob split open after it was placed inside of the ignition switch. The key was not able to start the vehicle. The contact used the spare to start the vehicle. The spare key started the vehicle for three weeks. The failure recurred with the spare key. The manufacturer was notified and referred the contact to the dealership for repairs. The vehicle was left at the dealer in order to have the repairs completed on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 30,450 and the current mileage was 30,861.

- Galbeston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 022014

300

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled after the drivers knee inadvertently made contact with the ignition key. In a second incident the contact experienced the same defect while making a left turn. The contact indicated that the defect had recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 162014

300 6-cyl

  • miles
I'm complaining about the win module, I've had so many problems with this. Not knowing that's what it was, I went out and bought batteries for my fobs...worked for about a week, my car beeps all night long so I took the backs of the fobs so that the battery would not have contact. That helped with the beeping. But I have had so many problems with the car starting, had to sit places until I could get it started. So I go on Chrysler S page only to read about problems with the win module, and it states that there"S many many of the 2008 Chrysler 300 with this problem. And it also states that if it fail while driving the car could shut off. My complaint is if Chrysler know this why don't they have a recall on the cars. So many people complaining that their car want start, but when it's taken into the shop, the part is on back order, and then when the part come in and installed you have to get another key fob and it programmed to that module. That key is a total of $289. I was quoted, and most people have 2 keys. That price is $289 each. This is not right, if it's that many complaint it should be recalled. The price for repairs was $760 plus $289 twice and not to mention car rental.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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