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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,115 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2009 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 262015


  • 10 miles


I have a year with my vehicle and it hasn't gave me any problems until now that the automatic transmission fluid needs to get drained. The gears wont shift correctly.RPM's feel as though they are not rising proportionally to throttle input.throttle response feels dead in certain instances.sometimes the car will chirp/spin the tires off the line and the RPM's rise quickly, other times you can floor the car off the line and get absolutely nothing.general sluggishness in acceleration -significantly increased drop in RPM between shifts. So I looked it up and I found this article on 300 cars that from the makes 06-10 with rwd models the  42rle transmission uses ¿emcc¿. the way it is programmed to operate in this 4 speed transmission causes serious drivability issues a torque converterclutch in an automatic transmission will lock/unlock at certain speeds, but the torque converter clutch in the 42rle does not operate as Chrysler describes it in the owner's manual. There is alot more people with that same problem so please try to give ower recall complain a look. I love the Chrysler 300 series and would hate to keep going through this on a beautiful car.

- French Camp, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 142015

300 6-cyl

  • 68,750 miles
On the morning of March 14, 2015 the car stalled while driving at full speed on a four lane hwy. My wife had to pull to median to restart car.

- Jonesville, SC, USA

problem #2

Mar 132015


  • 68,700 miles
On morning of March 13, 2015 car stalled while pulling into highway from driveway. This required having to quickly pull over to restart car. On morning of March 14, 2015 the car stalled while driving at 55 mph on a four lane highway. My wife had to quickly pull to median to restart car.

- Jonesville, SC, USA

problem #1

Mar 122010


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler 300. While traveling 40 mph the accelerator pedal had suddenly fell to the floor of the vehicle, the brakes were applied and the vehicle was shifted into neutral gear. The contact pulled the accelerator pedal up from the floor of the vehicle and heard a popping sound. The contact resumed driving the vehicle and when the vehicle reached a speed of 60 mph the accelerator pedal fell to the floor of the vehicle and the vehicle had begun to accelerate. The contact had to pump the accelerator pedal excessively with his foot which caused the pedal to move into its normal position. The contact drove the vehicle to the dealer and was advised by an independent company that the failure was caused by the floor mats. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 15000 and the current mileage was 15000.

- Lowell, AR, USA

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