really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
36,285 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300 body / paint problems

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 222015

300 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Chrysler 300. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle trunk struts failed to hold trunk lid in place. Her mother was abruptly hit in the head and consequently, she died after suffering from a subdural hematoma.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #5

Jun 182014

300 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
Our engine went out and needed replaced when car was under 80,000 miles. It had to be replaced for over $3000. Now we are told that the cradle/subframe that holds the engine in is rusted through causing our vehicle problems when turning right. It's ready to break and cause many problems if we continue driving it!!! I've found many complaints with both of these issues online that people have reported to the company. What's it going to take to get a recall? a death as result of an accident caused from driving the car. I have kids...its unsafe and costly... what a junk car Chrysler :(

- Ashland, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 072007


  • 60,000 miles
Failure of front hood support piston around 60K miles. Hood no longer stays up on its own after being opened.

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #3

Jan 232009


  • 71,000 miles


I have had numerous problems with my Chrysler 300, which are becoming more costly and defeating the purpose of my purchasing a new car. First, I was subject to a recall regarding the transmission. Next, the rack and pinion went out. Thankfully that was covered under warranty. Now I have to repair the outer tie rods when I have less than 75,000 miles on the car. This repair is $500 on top of what I have to pay for the car payment and is not covered under warranty. The brakes recently had to be replaced (another $350) and I am also being presented with issues pertaining to the oil pan (which apparently is made of plastic).

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 092004

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,709 miles
Bought a Chrysler 300 touring on March 3,2004 I've had the following problems: 12-09-04 recall D50 radiator isolator brackets, recall D51 antifreeze concentration level, noise coming from dash around the defroster advised nothing could be done for rattling. Engine light comes for a few days then goes off. Unknown reasons. 12-18-04 passenger air bag light stays on - system recalibrated. 12-21-04 passenger air bag light on a second time - system recalibrated a second time. 10-12-05 VIN number covered by dashboard - cut a rearranged pad problem corrected. 12-22-05 driver side airbag light stays on - circuit 1 code clock spring defect - replaced clock spring. 12-23-05 driver side air bag light on a second time. Had to wait until after christmas for service. Told by dealership (Dodge country, tx) they would not provide a rental car which is a part of the warranty because the vehicle is operative and would not be responsible if the air bags accidentally deploys while operating the vehicle. Vehicle parked until 12-30-05 clock spring replaced a second time. 1-18-06 rear drivers side window would not roll down 50% of the time. Loud squeaking and rattling sound coming from rear of vehicle. ABS and electronic stability light on. Vehicle can't be seen for service until 1-23-05 by dealership. Vehicle parked until dealership can pick it up.

- Killeen, TX, USA

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problem #1

Jul 222004

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The car sits too low on the ground. The dealership stated they do not have the authority to alter the vehicle. The manufacturer stated that they had never heard of this problem this is just the way the car is made. While getting off of a turn pike there was a turtle coming across the road but it was between the tires and the bottom of his car, the vehicle scrapped over the turtle. Again while driving it was raining the consumer was in the middle lane the car in front ran over something and he hit it and it wedged under his car he could not turn left or right he had to drive a quarter mile to get off the road and he could not get under the car so he hit it with a golf club and later found out that it was a hard hat that got stuck.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

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