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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,794 miles

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2004 Chrysler 300M electrical problems

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2004 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #12

May 082016


  • miles


While running, stationary, and motion the vehical ran hot, motor oil leaking while car in motion and parked. Car did not want to start, and shuts off while in drive. Car was taken to certified mechanic, diognostic test performed report indicated electrical and sensor problems among other mechanical issues.

- Broussard, LA, USA

problem #11

Aug 012013


  • miles
The seat when turned off the engine it moves back and forth and the electric light in the back seat on the right side was over heating, took the car back to Chrysler here in stockton the just cut the wires and tape them off this was last year did not know about this until now. Also the gas tank where the fuel pump was leiking gas. They charge me to fixed it I also found out that the cat converter durabilit was a recall.I askthemabout any recalls they said no. I got this car in 2012. I put. A pullely in the car and battery, redone the front in the frist years ihave got the car. They told me that what you get for buying a used car. I got it at Chrysler business but I guess that what you get. Right, it happy 6 month aftervi brought the car. I well my car is almosr paid at the year 2016, I just well never buy a other car from Chrysler.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #10

Sep 102011

300M 6-cyl

  • 41,500 miles
Dashboard developed a 10 -12" crack just to the left of the passenger side airbag. Do not know if the airbag system will work or not. In any event this seems to be a manufacturing problem, by the number of complaints. Dealer(s) are of no help as the vehicle is out of warranty. This vehicle has also had the common problem of the headlamps/instrumentation lights flickering. Headlamps would flash on/off along with instrument lighting. Headlight switch panel replaced, but the problem returned.

- Mountville, PA, USA

problem #9

Nov 102013

300M 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler 300 M. the contact stated she experienced difficulties when trying to insert the key into the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who advised that the starter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer is unaware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 09/30/14 the consumer stated that there were three cracks in the dash board on the passenger's side. The dashlights and tail lights went out 4 times. The consumer no longer owns the vehicle. Updated 02/25/2015.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #8

Oct 232012

300M 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
1) a growing crack in dashboard above passenger side airbag. 2) heat/air cluster will not illuminate.

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

problem #7

Dec 142006

300M 6-cyl

  • 44,364 miles
1. interior lights continue to intermittently flash on and off. 2. engine light illuminates for various time period and then goes off. 50/50 with power stalls. Camshaft position sensor was replaced.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #6

May 112005

300M 6-cyl

  • 26,265 miles


Interior lights random and intermittently flashing and going off and on. Headlights affected also. Day and night.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #5

May 242013


  • 60,512 miles
Used 2004 Chrysler 300M on 06/12/2012 50078 mile on car when brought. On said date tire pressure and belt. Was report to stockton Dodge. In stockton calif. 12/11/12 auto trans, slow down shift you down when you are driving at 40 mph, stockton Dodge said ok nothing wrong 12/12/2012transmisssion seems to be delaying in shift was told all ok, not sensors light for tire still on was check, they put air in tire still on 12/28/2012. Check engine light came on, found a leak detection in fuel pump, ac belt loose. Said all code are clear. Sensors light for tire are still on 12/28/2012. Since I have brought this car I been in the auto shop's and still not one has fix it they just charge me money. I have change the oil like it say and keep up on my part, I fell this car should of not been put on the dealer floor until it was safely for me. Was told it need brakes and cool system need to be done I have not even a year at the time, it is a year 06/12/2013 now took it to pep boys and the tell me the sensor is bad. The ac belt are still making noise. And the tire sensor light are still on. I fell this should been fix before I brought the car I am a woman I was taken advantage of and this is not right. My car is good but it need to be fix.

- Stockton , CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 172012

300M 6-cyl

  • 92,530 miles
Was traveling in third gear when the transmission downshifted to second gear independently locks in 2nd gear (limp mode) when slowing or stopping vehicle.once you turn the car off and back on again, you can drive with normal gears. However, once you hit 50-60 mph, the transmission automatically goes into limp mode and stays locked in second gear. Check engine light came on and it now reads the codes P1776.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 122011


  • miles
Diagnostics show code P0344 cam shaft position sensor. It was repaired under recall J18 in Aug 09. Called bob moore dealership (completed recall work) & Chrysler recall line. They both say won't repair under original recall. This is the same exact part/problem. Is there any way to get them to honor this? my cruise control shuts itself off, lights dim, and fails to start on occasion.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #2

Jul 172010


  • 75,357 miles
Car stalled on major roadway. Once. The car was towed to my mechanic. They had the car four days. There was no code to show problem. Replaced cam sensor. Car is now running fine. I found out that this is a common problem.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 012008


  • 30,000 miles
Just after the warranty expired for my vehicle both front speakers quit working. Now both back speakers are experiencing the same problems. A friend who has been a mechanic for over 30 years recommended me to this site. I see no record of similar problems but he said in his years of service he has never had to put 4 speakers in a car--especially one of the age and caliber of this car.

- Spring Valley, IL, USA

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