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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,975 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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2003 Chrysler 300M engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #4

May 022014

300M

  • 81,100 miles

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

Car intermittent power -trying to get in gear. Electric not functioning properly. Code at dealership indicated cam shaft sensor..

- Frankfort, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 152010

300M

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chrysler 300M. The contact received a recall notice for the cam sensor which was not listed on the NHTSA website. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off; yet, he the contact pulled to the side of the road. He later restarted the vehicle but the failure continued to occur intermittently. The contact took the vehicle to an authorized dealership for the recall repair. After the repair was performed, the vehicle continued to shut off. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and was told that the catalytic converter was the cause of the failure. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership and he was informed that the recall repair had damaged the catalytic converter. The contact called the manufacturer and was told that because the vehicle was no longer under warranty, they were not going to take any responsibility. The current and failure mileages were unknown.

- Warrenton, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 072009

300M

  • 38,000 miles
Our 2003 Chrysler 300M airbag light and dtc code P 0581 both went on approximately 3 months ago. P0581 indicates cruise control multi-function input a circuit high. The car has 38,000 miles. I spoke with a Chrysler dealer and was told the two occurrences indicated a bad 'airbag clock spring coil'. in my research I found there was a recall on Chrysler llc minivans for the same problem, also that there are many instances of this occurring in other Chrysler models. Because this seems a consistent problem with Chrysler llc vehicles, is there any investigation in progress? also, the dtc code P0420 indicating 1/1 catalytic converter is not functioning properly. Chrysler llc seems to have problems with safety and emissions.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 272007

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,800 miles
Check engine light came on while driving. Engine started hesitating at random times. Code readout indicated failure of cam shaft position sensor. When this was repaired, mechanic stated that codes were also present indicating failure of catalytic converters (1 per exhaust line). These should not fail during normal use.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

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