really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,935 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 152006

300 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


Brakes - front brakes make a squeezing noise as if metal to metal and a thumping noise like something is stuck in the pads. Dealer findings ( 80% pad wear remaining) (current mileage-60,000 miles).

- Cedar Hill, MO, USA

problem #4

Jun 272005

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,967 miles
2005 Chrysler 300 would not come out of a turn, steering mechanism and brakes became inoperable. Vehicle hit mailbox, phone box, fence and a residence. Vehicle had previously been taken to the dealership for service concerning the brakes but service dept could not find any problems.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Aug 232005

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The consumer was driving in stop and go traffic at 50-55 mph and when applying brake pressure the brakes did not work whatsoever. There were no skid marks, the consumer did not feel the vehicle was slowing down. This resulted in an accident. The consumer's vehicle struck another vehicle from behind. The consumer believed the brakes never activated. This was the first and only incident with the brakes. No previous brake failures. The vehicle sustained moderate damage. The vehicle was towed to an authorized Chrysler dealership and examined it. A factory representative came and inspected the vehicle. The representative found nothing wrong with the brakes. The dealer did not perform any repairs or corrections to the brakes. The consumer contacted Chrysler, and they said they found no problems, and that the consumer could hire a lawyer. The consumer did not wish to hire a lawyer but only wanted his family to be safe in this vehicle.

- Hauppauge, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 152004

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The car has been in repair shop 7 times for the air bag light being on. Dealer claimed air bag light was fixed. But as soon as the consumer left the dealership the light came back on. Dealership keeps putting the consumer on hold, and will not call back. If the steering wheel is tilted the air bag light comes on. Owner has had problems with the car since he bought it. Also, brakes have a been a problem, as well as the sun roof.

- Milford, PA, USA

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