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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,962 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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2004 Chrysler 300M seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 062016


  • 123,000 miles


About 5 days ago, the airbag light came on that has caused my cruise control, horn, and radio volume not work. I live in a very busy and congested city. I was almost run off the road twice because I don't have a horn that works to warn people to state in there lanes.

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #7

Jul 222015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler 300M. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bluffton, SC, USA

problem #6

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 #5

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 #4

Jun 202013

300M 6-cyl

  • 98,249 miles
Noise in steering column. Stiff when driving. Cracks in dash around passenger air bag. Engine light on and remains on for extended periods. Air bag warning light on. Advised that SRS roll coil needs replacing. Part ordered through Chrysler parts dealer and is on back order.

- Cumming, GA, USA

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problem #3

Mar 062014

300M 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
While driving slowly in a parking lot, looking for a space, the passenger side airbag deployed with a loud explosion that also shattered the windshield. There was no contact with anything. I had the car towed to the naples dealership and after testing concluded that there was a faulty sensor and suggested I call customer service. Chrysler customer service established a case number [xxx], sent it to special investigations unit and sent a person to inspect the car. About 2 weeks later I was informed that since the car was out of warranty Chrysler had no liability. We are having the seat belt and sensor replaced [about $2,000], the windshield replaced about $800 with some insurance recovery] and renting a car during the 7-10 days from now while parts are ordered and repairs made. Certainly I believe Chrysler should cover these costs. But in addition I think Chrysler owners should be made aware of the risk of these defective sensors. In our case there was no passenger and the car was moving slowly. However, if the airbag deployed in this manner while on a highway, there could be significant risk to passenger and driver.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 152010

300M 6-cyl

  • 86,500 miles
12" crack of dashboard cover opened up on left side of passenger air bag and is getting longer. Very disappointing for a high priced car which I have owned since new.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 052012

300M 6-cyl

  • 96,450 miles
5.5 inch crack developed on inside left of airbag housing on passenger side of dashboard. Suggest that airbag safety may be compromised.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA

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