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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,655 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 202013

300M 6-cyl

  • 98,249 miles

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

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

problem #4

Aug 072007

300M

  • 37,682 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler 300M. The contact stated that the vehicle began to violently shake without warning. The contact merged to the shoulder and noticed that the tie rods were corroded. The vehicle was taken to dealer where it was diagnosed that both the front and rear struts, inner tie rods, cam shaft and the oxygen sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The approximate failure mileage was 37,682 and the current mileage was 115,546.

- South Park , PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 292013

300M 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
Coming home from work I pulled into my girlfriends circle driveway. While making the left hand turn into the driveway I felt the car not reacting to the steering wheel. I stopped and looked at both front tires expecting to see a broken tie rod end but both tires pointed in the same direction. I asked her to step in the vehicle and turn the steering wheel while I could see what was happening. I could see the whole steering rack move back and fourth without it being connected to the frame. I am thankful that this did not happen at highway speeds when I was heading home. This is a very dangerous car to own.

- Meadowlands, MN, USA

problem #2

Nov 112011

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,231 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler 300M. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds between 5-50 mph, the steering wheel would veer towards the left abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised the contact that the inner tie rods needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired for the inner tie rods. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 55,231. Updated 01/24/12 updated 01/27/12

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 202006

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,111 miles
: the contact stated while driving 25 mph and approaching a stop sign, the brake was applied however; the vehicle did not stop. The vehicle continued through the intersection and crashed into a truck causing damage to both vehicles. The contact sustained minor injuries and a police report was taken. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who found no problem. Also, intermittently when the gear was shifted into reverse the vehicle continued to go forward. The vehicle was driven to the dealer, who could not duplicate the problem. Further, while driving various speeds, if hands were removed from the steering wheel, the vehicle pulled to the right. The dealer could not identify the problem.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

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