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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,841 miles

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2012 Chrysler 300 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Nov 012016

300

  • miles

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

Since purchasing this vehicle on memorial day weekend at Chrysler, little falls NJ of 2014, I have had nothing but issues. From electrical problems, to the airbag issues, to later spending over 1300 in repairing the alternator. Within the 1st few days of the purchase the air bag light came on in which I immediately brought the car in for repair and the mechanic stated that there were no issues found. Unfortunately, it was too late to cancel the purchase, per flo I had signed the contract and cannot cancel the deal. After becoming very frustrated with the continuous issues with the vehicle and lack of customer service, I contacted corporate Chrysler, in which caitlin contacted me and scheduled an appointment with RT1 Chrysler in lawrenceville NJ around 7/2015, in which they stated that the air bag had spliced wires. A few days from taking the vehicle home the air bag light came back on. I contacted caitlin to report that the issue still exist in which she never called me back. I called her for several months. I then took the vehicle to the Chrysler in cherry hill and the one in lumberton, all stated no issues found, even after bringing it in when the alternator went on it. I also brought it in to the Chrysler in lumberton since the car had lost power/engine knocking and they stated nothing was wrong until I brought it back to cherry hill Chrysler and they found that it was engine problems. Corporate Chrysler and all these dealers have continued claiming that they cannot find any airbag issues or when they claim they find something, it has been repaired but yet the problem still exist. Bottom line, all these dealers and corporate Chrysler have continued putting my life, my families life and others in danger. I fear for my life and my families. This car is nothing but a luxury lemon and corporate Chrysler needs to replace the vehicle since they cannot fix it.

- Browns Mills, NJ, USA

problem #32

Jul 202016

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Iowa Park, TX, USA

problem #31

Sep 302016

300

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While the vehicle was stationary, the air bag indicator illuminated without warning. In addition, the ABS indicator remained illuminated and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 74,000. The VIN was not available.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #30

Sep 192016

300

  • 66,656 miles

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

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

problem #29

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

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problem #28

Feb 252014

300

  • 42,000 miles
The airbag never deployed on my vehicle. Car slid down hill and brake were applied but car never stopped. Car always slides a little extra when brakes are applied. Have taken the car to various places over the year Chrysler dealer and geico collision and they all said it is probably me being traumatized from the accident and the car is fine.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #27

Aug 242016

300 6-cyl

  • 66,096 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 an unknown speed, the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The dealer diagnosed that the seat air bag wiring harness would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V118000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,096. Updated 11/01/16 updated 11/02/16.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

problem #26

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 #25

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 #24

Mar 202016

300

  • 52,000 miles
Airbag warning light keeps coming on and staying on for long lengths of time. Recall number NO7 was issued for this very thing but Chrysler refuses to repair ours as it is 2 months short of manaufactor date. The recall began in April of 2013 and I contend the same parts that initiated this recall are the same parts used in our vehicle. They told me when enough complaints come in they may extend the dates of manufactor for the recall,

- Alabaster, AL, USA

problem #23

Jul 222016

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: 16V352000 (air bags); 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #22

Jul 252016

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 repairs were 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. Parts distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #21

May 142016

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); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Baden, PA, USA

problem #20

Jul 012016

300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Ovilla, TX, USA

problem #19

Jun 172016

300 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle stalled and the battery warning light illuminated. The dealer diagnosed that the alternator was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 67,000. Updated 08/17/16 the dealer also replaced the battery. Also, the air bag light was on. Updated 10/19/16.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #18

May 132012

300

  • miles
Airbag warning light comes on and chimes randomly. It may come on as soon as car is started and not chime again, or chime and light up half dozen times in five miles. I have had the dealer's mechanic look at it two or three times. It might go away but come back afterwards. Motor vehicle is stationary when just cranking up and light/chime occurs. This also happens when car is in motion. There is no discernible patter to these occurances.

- Tennille, GA, USA

problem #17

Apr 222016

300

  • 65,000 miles
While on highway, my radio turned off and vehicle went into battery saving mode. As I proceeded to exit the highway, the interior and exterior lights started to flicker. I went to autozone and the car barely made it there. The car smelled like if something was burning under the hood. One of the attendants checked my battery and said the battery was drained, I had them recharge it. I had to get the car towed since the car was inoperable. I picked up the battery this morning and turned the car on, and all the electrical system started to flicker so I just turned of the car. I read in to the vehicles recalls and I noticed that recall #P6O is exactly what my car was doing last night. I called Chrysler today and they refuse to fix it due to my car not being affected by this recall but it obviously has been. Is there anything that I can do to make my car part of this recall" if so what steps can I take to make this happen" this is a safety issue that could of caused an accident and or multiple accidents since I was on the highway when this issue started, if not for my quick thinking the car could of stalled in the middle of the highway. I should also mention that while the electrical system began to fail it was extremely difficult to brake. On another note, the air bag light turns on and off all the time. I am afraid if we have an accident that the air bags won't deploy.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #16

Apr 172016

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact's vehicle was involved in a head on collision with another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the head, shoulder, wrist, and neck. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was towed to the insurance company. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V118000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #15

Jun 212015

300

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled and all the warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not able to restart. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, a few months later, the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was included NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Wauconda, IL, USA

problem #14

Jun 212015

300

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 40 mph, 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. In addition, when the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Wauconda, IL, USA

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