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3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 11
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,576 miles

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2012 Chrysler 300 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #48

Nov 162015

300

  • 74,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 70 mph, the check battery warning light illuminated. The contact pulled over and shut off the vehicle. After the vehicle was restarted, the contact stated that as she proceeded to drive, the instrument panel illuminated and the vehicle failed to shut off. The contact mentioned that the vehicle shut off when the battery post was removed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 74,000.

- Panhandle, TX, USA

problem #47

Nov 132015

300

  • 62,000 miles
I press the start button my car and it came up service transmission, please put vehicle in park, my windshield wipers activated on their own (when they were in the off position), my heater continuously blew hot and I was unable to turn it off. I had to crawl through the backseat of my vehicle to open the trunk and disconnect it from the battery to cut the vehicle off. It also blind spot deter failed. A few months ago this happen while I was driving and the vehicle wouldn't go in park, with the same issues and they replaced my battery as well as my alternator but they said it was not in recall status. My car idled and attempted to go by itself and I was unable to control the vehicle.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #46

Aug 262015

300

  • 60,000 miles
Was driving the vehicle and it started to stall. Managed to get it to a parking lot where it died out. Thought it was the battery got a new one to move from the parking lot. Proceeded to drive the car home from the parking lot about 1 mile away. It started to give out and stall again so I pulled over. Popped the hood open and the altanator was smoking so I turned the car off. Even after I turned it off it still smoked and sounded like it was cracklings like a fire luckily it did not catch on fire. My question is if there's recalls on 2011-2014 Chrysler 300 altanators why is there not one on my car?

- Pala, CA, USA

problem #45

Aug 052015

300

  • 62,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact mentioned the windshield wipers independently activated. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator had overloaded and burned out the battery. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Hartford, CT, USA

problem #44

Aug 022015

300

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, the ABS warning light illuminated. In addition, the steering wheel seized and the contact was unable to shift the gear lever into park. The emergency flasher illuminated independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Revere, MA, USA

problem #43

Jul 152015

300

  • 62,500 miles
I was driving at 45 mph on highway when suddenly all the light on the dashboard cluster when on then the radio went off, then windows would not work, door locks would not work then lost power steering and power brakes and engine was still on but not responding to gas pedal. I was able to pull it off the road safely but then I could not put the car in park or shut down the engine. The car was then starting to overheat and a burning electrical smell was noticeable. I was able to open the hood and pull out some fuses to finally shut the car down before it potentially caught on fire. I fell this is an inherit safety dange with this car. I sent do dealer to be told it was the alternator which is very scary that the car could do this if the alternator goes. I seen there was a recall on my model car but not for the one I have but seems to be the same problem as the previos recall for the alternators.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #42

Jul 052015

300

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check battery and ABS warning lights illuminated. The contact's personal mechanic replaced the battery; however, the failure was not corrected. The technician inspected the vehicle a second time and diagnosed that the alternator was defective. The manufacturer advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Salem, MA, USA

problem #41

Jun 052015

300

  • 88,000 miles
While driving on parkway, battery light saver comes on car, instrument panel goes hay wire just starts lighting up gauges going crazy. Steering wheel locks up car cuts off, lucky I was the only vehicle on the road manage to stop car bye hitting a embankment, when I pulled over black smoke was coming from the hood. Could smell something electric burning. Car cut off and would not start had toed to the dealer.

- Carnegie , PA, USA

problem #40

Jun 262015

300

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled and the transmission warning indicator illuminated. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #39

Apr 102015

300

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. When the vehicle was started, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Fort Sill, OK, USA

problem #38

Jun 232015

300

  • 84,500 miles

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

The car began to stall, losing power at around 20mph. The first indication of something being wrong was the failing of radio, A/C and dimmed lights. The car began to jerk, shake, eventually coming to a complete stop. It was preventing shifting from drive gear to park gear. After a few moments, it allowed shifting to park and turned off. Initially thought the battery failed, so replaced it. Later discovered the alternator was cooked. Then determined the issue was related to a recall on the alternator.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #37

May 092015

300

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While traveling approximately 50 mph, the ABS warning lamp and the stability traction control warning lamps flashed, the radio went off, and would not turn back on. The vehicle stalled. The contact was able to merge over to the side of the road. The contact also indicated that when the failure occurred, there was a burning smell that caused strong fumes to emit into the interior of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed and was to be towed to an authorized dealer to determine the failure. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

- Evening Shade, AR, USA

problem #36

Jan 042015

300

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the headlights became inoperable without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14V634000 (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 22,000.

- Claire Lake , CA, USA

problem #35

Mar 172015

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (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.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #34

Jan 262015

300

  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While making a left turn, the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that low battery warning previously displayed across the message board. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,000.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #33

Mar 162015

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (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.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #32

Jan 152015

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14V634000 (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. Updated 4/15/15

- Bridgewater, NJ, USA

problem #31

Dec 182013

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (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 made of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Defuniak Springs, FL, USA

problem #30

Feb 202015

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part was not available for the recall remedy. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Gary, IN, USA

problem #29

Feb 172015

300

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The brake warning light and engine warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that the speedometer needle fluttered, the wipers activated independently, and the trunk lid failed to open. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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