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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,538 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.

2002 Chrysler 300M seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 062009


  • miles


My steering wheel tightened and made this grinding, scrapping sound turning left or right, then something popped where my airbag is and my airbag light came on and my horn will not work. You can still hear the scrapping sound while driving or backing up.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #5

Oct 222008


  • 68,500 miles
Rear end accident approx 35-40 miles per hour, car towed from scene, approx $6000 damage to front end, and driver air bag did not deploy, sustained, back, neck and leg injures, they stated wiring could of been corroded.

- Waxahachie, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 142004

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,725 miles
At fault accident. Area of impact was front driver side. Failure of airbag to deploy caused serious bruising to my chest, arms and lower abdoment. Vehicle was totalled by insurance company.

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #3

May 172005

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


I own a 2002 300M Chrysler and on May 17, 2005 when leaving the dealership from receiving some maintenance work a driver of a Toyota 4runner T-boned the driver side of the car causing extensive damage and the car was totalled by the insurance company. My car was equiped with front and side air bags as indicated on the sales sticker, however all air bags failed to work in this accident situation. Had my side bags deployed I could have potentially prevented severe bruising to my left side, glass injected into my left arm and forhead area, and possibly prevented loss time from work, not to mention my pain and suffering due to the injuries. The police report has stated that the accident was due to the other driver failing to stop at a traffic signal.

- Selinsgrove, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 182004

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
While driving 35 mph a deer ran out in front of the consumer's vehicle. The driver swerved to avoid hitting the animal then lost control and hit a tree. Upon impact the dual air bags did not deploy. Driver sustained a fractured arm.

- Pinconning, MI, USA

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problem #1

May 062002


  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a rollover crash, struck a tree head-on and neither air bag deployed. Dealer and manufacturer were not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Lockbourne, OH, USA

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