really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,078 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 182014


  • 116,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck and the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated. The contact depressed the brake pedal but the vehicle failed to reduce in speed. The failure occurred on two occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

- Welcome, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 182006

300 6-cyl

  • 2,800 miles
The contact previously owned a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that her foot was on the brake pedal when the vehicle suddenly accelerated up to approximately 60 mph until she crashed into a fence. She observed that the accelerator pedal was extended to the floor by no effort of her own. A police report was taken. The contact had not experienced any problems with the vehicle such as sudden accelerator before that day. The dealer inspected the vehicle and told the contact that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. She returned the vehicle to the dealership shortly after the failure. She called the manufacturer but was offered no assistance. The current and failure mileages were approximately 2,800. Updated 04/20/2010. Updated 05/03/10 updated 09/21/10

- Malvern, AR, USA

problem #2

Oct 142006

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,500 miles
I own a 2005 Chrysler 300C, the gas pedal lever, which is made of a composite plastic, broke off while vehicle was moving at highway speed. Had there not been a shoulder to pull off on, this event may have caused a fatal accident. Vehicle was inoperable and is presently at dealers under warranty repair. This vehicle is a safety hazard to everyone on the road!!

- Bethpage, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 272005

300 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
Contact purchased a 2005 Chrysler 300 limited edition sedan on 7-27-05. He drove it home. The next day his wife parked vehicle in the parking lot where she worked. 30 minutes later, the manager of the building called contact wife's office informing her there was a car on fire in the parking lot. Flames came out of the engine block. The car was totally destroyed in less than 24 hours after purchasing it. The car parked next to contact's vehicle was destroyed, as well as 2 or 3 other cars were damaged. He contacted daimler/Chrysler, and they were going to send someone to look at the car. The dealer agreed to give contact a loaner vehicle. Contact did not notice any defect within the car prior to the fire. This was reported to the fire department and police department. Contact had pictures of the car. He said that dealer installed a passive alarm system with an ignition kill, a remote start feature, could start the car without the key. A lo-jack anti theft system was installed. Also, the car included a navigation system, power adjusted gas and brake pedals, self sealing tires, and side/curtain air bags. He purchased a an extended warranty of 7 years,100,00 miles bumper to bumper.

- Douglaston, NY, USA

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