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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,923 miles

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2012 Chrysler 300 electrical problems

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2012 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #18

Oct 252016

300

  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Mountain House, CA, USA

problem #17

Jul 302016

300

  • 46,042 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While idling at a traffic light, the contact noticed smoke under the hood of the vehicle. The contact pulled over, raised up the hood, and noticed smoke rapidly exiting the alternator. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and repaired. The failure mileage was 46,042.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #16

Aug 272016

300

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle began to decrease in speed while the accelerator pedal was depressed. In addition, the steering wheel seized, the vehicle stalled, and numerous warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 212016

300

  • 82,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While pulling out of the driveway, smoke emitted from the interior vents and hood. The contact noticed a small fire under the hood and all the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #14

Jul 112016

300

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle shut down completely without warning. The contact and her son pushed the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was later towed to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #13

May 112016

300

  • 45,019 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving 25 mph, various warning lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to park, but the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,019.

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #12

Mar 062016

300

  • 89,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact also stated that there were braking issues due to the failure of the rotors. The rotors were replaced every 20,000 miles. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Ocean, NJ, USA

problem #11

Jan 122016

300

  • 55,302 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 40 mph, the steering wheel seized and the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and caused the transmission and other systems to fail. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was approximately 55,302.

- Wellesly Hills, MA, USA

problem #10

Oct 312015

300

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the vehicle lost power and stalled without warning. The contact stated that when the hood of the vehicle was opened, the alternator was smoking, however there was no fire present. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Smyrna, DE, USA

problem #9

Nov 042015

300

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, unknown warning lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator drained the battery. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #8

Jul 092015

300

  • 48,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 60 mph, the battery sensor light suddenly illuminated and the vehicle began to lose power and sputter. While backing out of the driveway, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was examined by and independent mechanic who determined that the alternator was faulty. The alternator was replaced and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Lee Summitt, MO, USA

problem #7

Jul 082015

300

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving at approximately 65 mph, the battery saver low light illuminated on the instrument panel. Shortly after, the battery light illuminated. The vehicle stalled and was not able to restart. The failure occurred one time. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000.

- Courtland, AL, USA

problem #6

Jun 012015

300

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While the vehicle was stopped, there was smoke coming from the front of the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was 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 100,000.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 032015

300

  • 132,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. After the vehicle was turned off, the engine continued to run. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 132,000.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #4

Jun 032015

300

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While at a complete stop, the electrical system failed and caused the trunk to open on its own. The radio system and all electrical function failed and the engine stalled. The vehicle was towed to the local mechanic who performed a diagnostic test, which located the failure at the alternator. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 91,000.

- Pasadena , TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 242014

300

  • 36,500 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,500.

- Detroit , MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 122014

300

  • 38,743 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 70 mph, the engine stalled and the vehicle failed to restart. The dealer diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 38,743.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 162014

300

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, strong persistent smell of acid was emitted into the vehicle and shortly after the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was unable to restart. The vehicle was towed to dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator was defective and would need to be replaced. The failure persisted and the contact had the vehicle towed back to the dealer who stated that the battery and one of the battery lines were serverly corroded and would need to replace. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of this failure. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 50,000.

- Del Valle , TX, USA

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