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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 4 of 5)

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problem #28

Sep 012014

300

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #27

Nov 122014

300

  • 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #26

Dec 042014

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. Updated 09/14/15

- Hillsboro, TX, USA

problem #25

Jan 312015

300 6-cyl

  • 39,406 miles

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

First my car displayed "battery saver mode", next the radio shuts off, the ABS, ebs, and check engine light comes on, then the car automatically and completely shuts off with no other warning.

- Dededo, GU, USA

problem #24

Oct 012014

300

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #23

Nov 012014

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #22

Jan 112015

300 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles

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

I had just left my house and was approximately a quarter mile from home when my son and I noticed a strong smell of something burning. Then the radio turned off. I looked down and the message center said "battery saving mode". I had just put a new battery on less than 4 months ago. Then I heard a whirring noise under the hood and the vehicle would not accelerate up a hill. The red outline of a battery appeared on the dash. I took the car back home and parked it -- then had to have a new alternator installed the next day. Mechanic said there was definite evidence of the alternator burning up. After picking up the vehicle with the new alternator -- my heat would not blow out the front vents. Turns out the actuator had gone out. I am still trying to determine if this was caused by the electrical system or just a really strange coincidence. I am still afraid to drive the car when I get on the interstate even with the new alternator because I was told it could happen again at anytime without knowing the cause of the problem.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #21

Jan 092015

300

  • 159,000 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 made aware of the failure. The specifics of the failure were not available. The failure mileage was 159,000.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #20

Jan 032015

300 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Two recent issues with this vehicle. ABS/ecs warning light began coming on intermittently then over one weeks time it stayed on for longer periods. Light now stays on constantly after starting and moving the vehicle a short distance. Recently was driving at about 30 mph and the car hesitated, check engine light came on and service transmission warning appeared on dash display. The vehicle drove like it was in low gear engine RPM 2000 and moving under 20 mph. Pulled the vehicle into a safe spot tried to put the vehicle in park. Worked the shift lever however the car would not go into park nor could I turn the vehicle off. Eventually was able to get the car into park, not sure exactly how I did it, but was able to shut the vehicle off. Contact Chrysler road side assistance and they dispatched a tow truck to service the vehicle at a local dealer. The dealer service shop is back-up and will be a couple of days before they can examine the vehicle. Spoke to Chrysler technical support they conformed the vehicle has no existing recall notices.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #19

Jan 022015

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 3/13/15 updated 03/17/15

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #18

Dec 222014

300

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact was notified of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #17

Nov 212014

300 6-cyl

  • 14,999 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that the vehicle was functioning as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 14,999. Updated 02/24/15 the consumer stated the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. Updated 6/10/2015

- Park Hills, MO, USA

problem #16

Dec 122014

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to do the repair were unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue.

- New Britain, CT, USA

problem #15

Dec 042014

300 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
This is in regards to Chrysler recall P60/NHTSA 14V-634 I received recall notice on thurs, Dec 4, 2014. I drove the vehicle to the don jackson dealership in union city, ga where it was purchased and presented the recall notice. I was told there are no parts available to correct the problem and no date as to when parts will be available. I called Chrysler 800 - 853-1403 number and provided recall notice info. I was told there are no parts to correct the problem and no date as to when parts will be available. I have explained that I work 50 miles from where I live and that I am driving thru 8 lanes of traffic 5 days a week. In addition, I have explained that this car is scheduled for a long 428 mile one way trip for xmas. Still no date as to when parts will be available. I was then told that this car is safe to drive. I wonder about this since the notice claims possible failure of electrical system and loss of anti-lock brakes. No one seems to care about my safety. So what about the 8 lanes of drivers and cars around me. Does anyone care about the possible impact to drivers who have nothing to do with this problem. They should not be harmed !!! I am making payments on this vehicle and feel that I should receive greater consideration. If this car is deemed to be possibly "not safe, " I strongly recommend that Chrysler find me one which is safe. Again, safercar -- what happens to the drivers around me if the systems in this Chrysler 300 should fail and I lose brake control in 8 lanes of traffic" any ideas" the folks who built it appear to be clueless !!!

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #14

Nov 162014

300

  • 51,000 miles
Was driving down the road and car started making a noise. Pulled over and popped the hood and smelled burning of plastic. Alternator was smoking. Had to have towed home.

- Smiths, AL, USA

problem #13

Nov 062014

300 6-cyl

  • 36,500 miles
I was going 30mph when I noticed my radio turned off, few seconds later center console went off, afterwards all the warning lights appeared on my instrument panel. The lights were going on and off the wind shield wipers turned on. 10 seconds later I lost brake control and the vehicle was stuck on the drive gear, power steering was off as well. I ran through a red light I managed to use the emergency break to stop, once I was stopped the car was still stuck on drive, the engine was shaking and making noise it took 30 mins for the engine to turn off. The vehicle interior and exterior lights were going crazy. The car got towed now the dealer is charging me 1,020 to replace the alternator and battery. That's how Chrysler thanks me for almost crashing.

- Detroit , MI, USA

problem #12

Oct 302014

300 6-cyl

  • 47,500 miles
I was driving along the street going about my normal day and while I was driving my radio shut off then all my lights on the dashboard start coming on the ABS light, sudden movement light. All lights in car start blinking off and on. Message popped up on computer screen that it was in power saving mode. Windshield wipers came on.steering locked.car screen went blank and car shut off. This is very dangerous. I was on a busy street and the only thing that saved me was that a policeman happened to be behind me.I took it to the dealership and it is getting checked out. They said that it is possible that my alternator went out. This could cause some one to lose their life.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 242014

300 6-cyl

  • 41,261 miles
Chrysler 300 2012 with 41261 miles. Was driving to work in the am coming to a stop light and my radio shut off the dash board went dark and the entire car shut down. I had my car towed to my mechanic 9/24/14, he said it was the alternator and it would cost $555 for the alternator $95 for labor + $52 tax = $702 for the repair. Today 10/17/14 I find out there is a recall on my car for the electrical alternator, how do I get a refund?

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #10

Oct 052014

300

  • 61,000 miles
Was driving along doing about 45mph when my (ABS) light came on and then 10 seconds later my battery light then 5 seconds later all electrial components failed. (lights, power stearing) the car went dead and I was coasting down from 45mph at night totally blacked out with my child in the car. I was nearly hit by another car trying to stear the car to the shoulder. It drained the battery down to nothing and I smelled something burning with minor smoke under hood. No actual fire that I could see. Had to replace battery at 179 dollars and with estimate from dealer around 800.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #9

Oct 092014

300

  • 79,540 miles
Faulty alternator, alternator fails and cars engine powers off while driving, first "battery saver mode" indicater comes on on message board then goes off and dealer cannot find the problem, it comes back on few days later and goes off. Dealer will not know problem. After message is displayed car is running on battery power only and eventually kills battery and alternator. "battery saver mode" message goes off when car is powered off when first appears. This a common problem and very costly. Very dangerous if vehicle is traveling on highway.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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