Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,817 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chrysler 300M steering problems

steering problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Chrysler 300M:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 092010


  • 144,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler 300M. The contact stated that the tie rod on the rack and pinion was loose on the front passenger side of the vehicle. The contact was driving 20 mph and was able to drive onto the emergency lane. The mechanic stated that the bushings burned and that the failure occurred in several vehicles identical to his year, make and model. The failure mileage and current mileages were 144000.

- Elkmont, AL, USA

problem #10

Nov 202008


  • 85 miles
I have a 300 M 2001 and the rack an pinion has went out for the second time. I lost steering in town. There was a knock in the front end that the dealer ship could not find.

- Henderson, KY, USA

problem #9

Jun 042005

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Lose steering, bobbing steering with rumbling noise- diagnosis need new rack and pinion, having 3rd one put in now. Will lock up in a turn, will become very hard to turn left, sounds like out of steering fluid but not. I think possible part has changed or something not right with car or part. Something needs to be done about this. Car had 60,000 when it first began and very well maintained.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #8

Jan 272006

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,400 miles


: the contact stated while driving at 15mph, the rack and pinion fractured with no prior warning. The steering was extremely difficult while making a left hand turn. The vehicle was driven to an independent repair shop for inspection. The repair shop offered to make repairs, however the repairs were not made.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #7

Aug 222005

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,500 miles
Grinding noise - and play in the steering wheel - steering wheel sticking on turns I brought it in to the dealer and the cost was $934.10 for the part and $412.50 for labor plus the cost of another front wheel alignment of $60 - not under warranty and an email to customer service at Chrysler was not fruitful, they really don't care that the power steering rack went out at just over 40,000 miles.

- Milford, MA, USA

problem #6

Sep 202004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
While driving 50 mph rack and pinion steering failed. As a result, the tires failed to respond to steering movement.

- Demotte, IN, USA

problem #5

May 222004

300M 6-cyl

  • miles


Rack and pinion steering on 2001 Chrysler 300M has suddenly work loose internally. Company will not explain why steering has become loose. There is 50,000 miles on vehicle. We do not know if vehicle steering system is breaking down and are replacing rack and pinion before accident could occur. There is now a quarter turn of slack in steering, creating a driving hazard. Chrysler will not stand behind the issue. It appears as if the worm gear in the system is breaking loose from the shaft.

- Newton, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 012003


  • 38,000 miles
While traveling 40 mph, the consumer noticed play in steering wheel. When the vehicle was slowed to make a left turn the steering wheel became stuck. The dealer was notified.

- Pocatello, ID, USA

problem #3

Jul 312003

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Per dealer "steering rack has internally failed and needs replaced". the car was bought used with 32,000 miles and condition existed then although I did not recognize it at the time. Car now has 44,000 miles. The steering felt a little loose and front tire wear were my only clues and I attributed those to car possibly being out of alignment. Took car in for alignment and told cost to fix rack will be $1,100 or as much as $1,500 if tie rods need replaced. Not a please experience with my first chrylser product and on their "premium" car no less.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 012002

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I have a 2001 300M Chrysler with 50,000 miles on it. My car already has to have a new steering rack assembly. The steering wheel wanders, with excessive play in the wheel and makes a large grinding sound when wheel is turned to the right or the left. Also, sporadically the gauges will all drop to zero for 5 to 10 seconds and then reset while driving down the road.

- Mount Orab, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 102003

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Poor steering, accompanied by knocking when going over bumps. Car wanders as the road surface change. No visual sign of problems. Told the rack and pinion may be bad.

- Detroit, MI, USA

Not what you are looking for?