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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,905 miles

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2012 Chrysler 300 drivetrain problems

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2012 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #49

Aug 202016

300

  • 65,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While in park, the contact's vehicle rolled away in the forward direction and crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The body of the vehicle was repaired. In addition, the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 16V240000 (power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #48

Oct 052016

300

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. After the vehicle was refueled, it was unable to be started. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was determined that the vehicle was not in the park position. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V240000 (power train). The vehicle was repaired per the recall; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #47

Oct 082016

300

  • 53,000 miles
My 2012 Chrysler 300 while driving power just died. In the middle of a busy intersection I see recall but was told it had to be VIN specific I have less than 60kmiles on the car and the average price range from $762 to $1100. I car stalled then loss power the dashboard began to flicker was not able to cut car off or put it in park. I had to wait till it died then that ruin the battery. Can not start the car at al. Took it to an dealership and it the alternator

- Dicksnson, TX, USA

problem #46

Oct 012016

300

  • 57,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. After attempting to place the vehicle in park and exit, the contact discovered that the gear shift failed to move into the park position and the accessory warning indicator illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V240000 (power train), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was diagnosed a second time and the technician stated that the receiving code for the transmission was not updated to the computer. The vehicle was not repaired due to the part being on back order. The contact mentioned that the accessory indicator remained illuminated after the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 57,000.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #45

Sep 192016

300

  • 66,656 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While the vehicle was parked, the contact approached the vehicle and pressed the auto start button. The vehicle started to roll down the street and crashed into a concrete divider. The undercarriage and fog light fractured without warning. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer who kept the vehicle and later stated that the damage was not due to a recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. In the interim, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V240000 (power train) and 16V352000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 66,656. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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problem #44

Aug 112016

300

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift properly into park position. As a result, the vehicle independently rolled forward down an incline and crashed into a curb. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was determined that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V240000 (power train). The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 66,000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #43

May 162016

300

  • 20,000 miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift out of park into the other gears without warning. The contact had to maneuver the gears to ensure that the gear had been changed over. In addition, the service engine indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled more than once. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V352000 (air bags) and 16V240000 (power train). The contact was to check with the manufacturer to determine if they may be able to diagnose the failures and schedule the two recall repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #42

Aug 192016

300

  • 18,789 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. After having the vehicle serviced for a recall repair, the vehicle experienced difficulty shifting into drive. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the parts under warranty were needed for the transmission. The contact stated that the parts needed for the warranty repair were not available and that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the warranty repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The recall details were unknown. The failure mileage was 18,789.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #41

May 022016

300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V352000 (air bags) and 16V240000 (power train). The parts needed for the repair were not available. 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. Parts distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #40

Aug 012016

300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While the gear selector was placed in park on an incline, the vehicle rolled backwards and forward several times without warning. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V240000 (power train), but the recall notice indicated that a permanent remedy for this condition was currently under development by the manufacturer. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags), but the notice indicated that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Largo, MD, USA

problem #39

Sep 012016

300

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. After the vehicle was started, the gear shift failed to switch out of the park position without warning. The failure occurred after the vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 16V240000 (power train). The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #38

Aug 252016

300

  • 20,100 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While the vehicle was stationary, it became stuck in the park position. Prior to the failure, the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 16V240000 (power train). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 20,100.

- New Hampton, NY, USA

problem #37

Aug 242016

300

  • 70 miles
Since 2013 I have been experiencing electrical issues with my car. First in 2013 it was very sporadic. The bluetooth and radio would not turn on approximately once every 2 to 4 months so I would turn off the car and restart it and it would connect. This year in January 2016 the fan was not blowing and there was not heat in the vehicle. I turn the car of and restarted it and the fan began to blow immediately. Last week my steering wheel felt like it was not going to complete my left turn and got really tight. Yesterday as I was driving my accelerator and brake began to feel very tight as if they were both getting stiff and the suspension started getting very tight then as I was backing into a parking space my backup camera started flickering like poltergeist. I took the vehicle to check it I needed a battery or a new alternator and they said nope. My battery, my alternator and started are all good. I have been two different places and they told me that I have an electrical issue that has just gone bad over time. I tried to have someone look into it in 2013, but anytime someone held onto the vehicle nothing happened. I just spoke to another mechanic and they said I may need a new PCM. I am not sure what the problem is but would like to get to the bottom of it.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #36

Aug 182016

300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V352000 (air bags) and 16V240000 (power train). The dealer scheduled an appointment and waited more than an hour for the repair. The vehicle was later taken to a repair shop, but the contact was uncertain if the parts were available to repair the vehicle. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 10/07/16

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #35

Aug 122016

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V240000 (power train) and 16V352000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #34

Jul 042016

300

  • 75,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While the vehicle was parked in a driveway, it rolled down the driveway and crashed into a building. The contact attempted to get back into the vehicle to place it in park, but was unsuccessful. The contact was not injured and a police report was not field. The gear was still in drive and rolled away. The vehicle was parked at a collision repair center for inspection. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V352000 (air bags) and 16V240000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Marksville, LA, USA

problem #33

Jul 272016

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 16V240000 (power train); however, the part was not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the recall repairs. The dealer was made aware of the delay. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Newton Falls, OH, USA

problem #32

May 012016

300

  • 43,448 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While refueling, the vehicle independently rolled backwards. The contact was able to engage the brakes and shift the lever back into the park position. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V240000 (power train); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 43,448. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #31

Aug 102016

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While the vehicle was parked and turned off, it went into reverse without warning. The vehicle jumped a curb and crashed into a building. The vehicle received damage to its rear frame. The vehicle was towed and a police report was filed. There were no injuries. The dealer was notified and the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA

problem #30

Aug 062016

300

  • 43,400 miles
Transmission service warning & engine service lights come on with transmission going out of gear while the vehicle is at speed. Renders the vehicle inoperable and creates a dangerous situation to oncoming and surrounding motorists. Has happened multiple times. Reported to the dealer on three separate occasions. Requires a shut down and restart/reboot with diminished transmission ability. Yellow service engine light and ABS & traction control lights are in the constant on, lighted. Chrysler service codes detect no coded issues. Happening on a greater frequency now, started before 30,000 miles, vehicle now has 43,000 miles on it. Happens in motion, after being parked, just before parking. Frequency is such that I am afraid to drive the vehicle. Chrysler dealer(s) state that do do not have a fix resolved yet for the 2012 models.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

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