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5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2001 Chrysler 300M brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 052003

300M

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

I own a 2001 Chrysler 300M. I bought the car September 2000 with 10 miles on it. I have had nothing but problems, at 40,000 miles my 4 disc cd changer/tape player/am-fm stereo with 12 speakers went completely out. It used to ding (like when the lights are turned on and you take the key out of the ignition, that annoying "ding") constantly. I couldn't get it to stop. The I was told by the 5-star service technicians that it was an "internal electrical problem" but they could replace the stereo with another one at the tune of $450 plus $50 for labor. At 50,000 miles my transmission light came on and I called three different 5-star service departments I was told "no problem, that light really doesn't mean anything, but you should get the car in so we can look at it, we can't get you in for a week, in the meantime, it's okay to drive." Three different dealership service departments told me the exact same thing. I also told them the car wouldn't make it for another week because it felt like it was "slipping, " like it wouldn't stay in gear. Finally, a dealership 40 miles away took me in, the car almost didn't make it there. By the time I got to the service department the engine was making a winding sound, and it wouldn't stay in gear at all. The next day I was told I needed a new transmission - at barely 50,000 miles. I was then told it would cost me at least $3500, maybe more. I called Chrysler customer service and complained. Chrysler said that if I paid the first $950, they would pick up the balance, but the stereo's internal electrical problem was still mine to deal with. I said okay and I got the transmission fixed - but as of today I'm still experiencing shifting problems, sluggishness, and hesitation. My heated leather seats don't work, my on-board overhead digital info center, none of that works. The brakes shake and shudder every time I slow down. The pads and rotors have been serviced, but to no avail. Now I hear a loud "clunk" every time I turn the steering wheel to the right.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 252002

300M

  • miles
Brake pedal had fluttering feeling like rotors were warped. Took car to dealer where I purchased it because I could not believe it could be the rotors at such a low mileage on the vehicle. Both front disc brake rotors were warped and required refacing at very low mileage (15K). Disc pads are almost like new. I've owned several other vehicles w/disc brakes and never had this problem at such a low mileage. Suspect defective or extremely poor quality rotors. Nlm

- Frederick, MD, USA

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