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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,810 miles

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2008 Chrysler 300 engine problems

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2008 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #46

Feb 292016

300

  • 104,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving 40 mph, there was a noise coming from the engine that sounded like boiling water. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. In addition, the vehicle lost power when driving at various speed. The contact coasted to the side of the road and resumed driving. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #45

May 092016

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred on separate occasions. When attempting to start the vehicle, smoke appeared under the hood. The vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The vehicle continued to stall after the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #44

Jan 012015

300

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The gauges malfunctioned and the vehicle became inoperable. The contact received a recall notification under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The diagnostic determined that the failure was an anti-lock brake issue. After a 23 point inspection, the vehicle was still inoperable. The motor fractured and locked after the inspection and the hoses were dry rotted. In addition, there were two bolts on the floorboard of the vehicle. The radiator leaked fluid after the repair with an additional case of spark plug rust. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #43

Feb 112014

300

  • 64,626 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving 30 mph, the accelerator pedal seized while attempting to accelerate without warning. Once the contact depressed the brake pedal, the failure stopped. The failure occurred randomly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle control failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 64,626.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #42

Apr 142011

300

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving at approximately 25 mph, the vehicle jerked forward and stalled as the traction control and the check engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 87,000.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #41

Aug 262014

300

  • 99,069 miles
My wife had taken our 2008 Chrysler 300 in for service when while sitting in the service lane awaiting a service advisor with the engine running at idle one of the fan blades broke and went into the radiator. We found a technical service bulletin # csn-L08. We complied with sending all of the documentation per the service bulletin to Chrysler as instructed. After not hearing anything for more than 60 days after sending the documentation into Chrysler, we called Chrysler customer service and we were told that the reimbursement was denied due to some kind of sales code. When we asked what that was we were never told and kept being told the service bulletin was denied due to a sales code, but they would not tell us what that was and there is no such sales code mentioned on any of the paperwork and the service bulletin does not address any sales code. This seems to be a lot of double talk so it does not have to be reimbursed. We were never notified that the request was denied. We also had ignition problems per Chrysler recall # P57. This was still not fixed. We were told that was due to no parts available. We are brand loyal customers but this is changing our outlook for the Chrysler brand. Very disappointed with Chrysler's reaction to this issue.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #40

Apr 152015

300

  • 139,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. When the vehicle was started, the vehicle continued to function as if it were attempting to start even though the engine was already started. The contact powered the vehicle off and back on, but the vehicle was able to be started normally. The contact also stated that the lights on the instrument panel would no longer illuminate. While driving at various speeds, the steering wheel was difficult to turn. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were 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 failure. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000.

- Ridgeville, SC, USA

problem #39

Sep 222015

300

  • 107,392 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle slowed down independently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or diagnosed. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair 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 approximate failure mileage was 107,392.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #38

Jul 312015

300

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving at 10 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle successfully after a couple of attempts. The contact stated that the failure recurred intermittently. 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 failure. The failure mileage was 124,000.

- Bay Minette, AL, USA

problem #37

Aug 052015

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact received recall notifications for the power train and engine; 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 VIN and NHTSA campaign numbers were not provided. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Richmond , TX, USA

problem #36

Jul 212015

300

  • 19,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving at 50 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after numerous attempts. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 19,000.

- Calabasas, CA, USA

problem #35

Nov 132014

300

  • miles
Made several complaints to Chrysler around November 2014 regarding my car cutting off and periodically not starting.I received a recall from the fca around that same time for "win module and frequency operated button ignition key (fobik's P57".. I have a 5 yr. Loan on my car and Chrysler assured me that this issue would be resolved. I received a letter from Chrysler manufacture customer service/field operations in August 2015 stating that both recall parts had come in and I was to contact my nearest dealer. Well, the NHTSA 14V-567 airbag had come in. It has been corrected.thank you, but although that is also a serious issue, what is giving me a problem is the cutoff & start. My family & I feel unsafe! not to mention not being able to have a car that I can depend on. I am very disappointed that this hasn't been corrected. It appears to be getting worse. Chrysler said the part was in...is it or not?!!!! I need to make sure that my family is safe and my children can get to and from school & appointments. This is ridiculous!

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #34

Oct 312014

300

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While making a turn at 10 mph, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power which almost caused a crash. The contact was able to restart the vehicle; however, the gear had to be shifted into neutral. The throttle body warning indicator and malfunction warning indicator were illuminated. The vehicle is no longer operational. 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 failure mileage was 115,000.

- Live Oak, FL, USA

problem #33

Sep 022015

300

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving 30 mph, the front driver side cooling fan fractured and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Webster Groves, MO, USA

problem #32

May 232014

300

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was restarted and towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the crank shaft malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V567000 (electrical system). However, the parts needed to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 46,000.

- Lemont, IL, USA

problem #31

Sep 172014

300

  • 115,000 miles
Had two occasions in the past 12 months where as I'm driving along, the engine shut off and was barely able to keep car from colliding with other vehicles on road. Most recently, I experienced a 3rd incident where while driving at approx 30 mph, all warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle lost power and was unable to accelerate. Pulled over and shut off car. And tried to restart. Engine started but was in 'limp' mode and had codes in computer. Had car towed to mechanic and they stated codes P0344, P0340 & B1A35 present. Advised that motor now has a knock in it and would need an entire replacement.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #30

Jul 162015

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. There was an abnormal noise coming from the engine and the oil warning light illuminated. The vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition module failed and that the part was on back order. The dealer provided a temporary remedy of modifying the ignition switch and upon restarting the vehicle, there was an engine failure. The vehicle remained at the dealer due to the vehicle being unsafe to drive. The parts were not available for NHTSA campaign id numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. MA 10/15/2015

- Fulton, TX, USA

problem #29

Oct 012014

300

  • 129,117 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving at 63 mph, the vehicle shut down without warning. The vehicle restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician test drove the vehicle but was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure was not repaired. The failure mileage was 129,117.

- North Olmsted, OH, USA

problem #28

Sep 012014

300

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 50 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact was able to maneuver off the road. The contact was able to restart the engine after multiple attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part needed for recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 09/21/15

- Rockledge, FL, USA

problem #27

Jun 212015

300

  • 78,903 miles
The engine cooling fan on my 2008 Chrysler 300 (3.5L V6) separated/blew apart during the fan operation and caused damage to the radiator. The fan and radiator needed to be replaced. There is a recall notice on the engine cooling fans for the Chrysler 300 (2006-2008) as listed on the NHTSA website; however, Chrysler claims that my car (2008 Chrysler 300) is not eligible for the recall. This is the same issue as reported by other Chrysler 300 drivers.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

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