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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,500 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.

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2002 Chrysler 300M transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 132006

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


: the contact stated while slowing down to 15 mph, the transmission shifted into first gear and would not shift out of that gear. A clunking noise was heard and the vehicle would not accelerate over 20 mph. It was driven to the dealer who determined the transmission needed to be rebuilt and a repair kit needed to be added.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 242003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is rust inside the trunk lid and the rear passenger doors, causing the doors and trunk lid not to latch properly. Consumer noted it wasn't the rust but a defect from the manufacturer which causes the door not to close. The paint was chipping and peeling. There were, two different color white finishes. The shifter cable broke and was repaired.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 032003

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
This car has now been serviced 3 times for a recurring transmission leak. One of which was so severe that the car had to be towed to the dealer for repair. They occurred on 4/25/03, 4/30/03 and 10/03/03.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 192003

300M 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The car has on the latest being, the fourth occasion noted being able to go into drive or reverse. There seems to be a recurring leak in the transmission system.

- Mineola, NY, USA

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