really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,648 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 112008


  • 93,240 miles


There was really no events to this failure, it's just something that 2005 Chrysler 300's are known for. One day, for no apparent reason, the airbag light turned on in my car and I tried taking off the fuse to see if it was good, which it was, but nothing changed. I read online various forums and apparently the 2005 300's are known for that to go off because the harness in the steering module is too short and unplugs or goes bad. We had to replace that module which cost $33 plus labor from a mechanic which was another $100. The dealership wanted $250, and the problem is a manufacturer defect.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 192009


  • 35,000 miles
I have 2005 Chrysler 300C, the air bag connection goes bad due to an automatic telescoping steering wheel, its a very expensive fix and an engineering flaw not to mention a safety issue, this problem appear to be to be popping up on many 2005 Chrysler 300C.

- Niskayuna, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 012008


  • 36,000 miles
Car pulls to the right. Steering wheel vibrates/shakes at higher speeds-wheel alignment that didn't correct problem passenger air bag intermittently comes on and off headlights come on and off. Left completely off now.-told need new ballast but cannot afford.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Mar 142008


  • 39,000 miles
Air bag light came on, brought the car to the dealer, they said it was a faulty air bag in the steering wheel. This car has never had the air bag deployed. They replaced the air bag for $690. A week or so later the light came on again, brought it back to the dealer and they said it was the airbag sensor, to the tune of $263.

- Madison, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 222005

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact's vehicle was involved in a rear end accident on July 22, 2005 while driving at 35 mph. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. The front end was damaged, lights and radiator were pushed into the engine. The contact was the only occupant in the vehicle, and was wearing seat belts. The air bag warning light was not on prior to this accident. The contact sustained injuries.. the accident was reported to the police and the police did comment about the air bags not deploying. There was property damage in excess of $8000. The car was towed to the dealer because it was not drivable. When he contacted the dealer the following Monday the dealer told the contact that the air bags should have deployed. He contacted Chrysler to launch an investigation. Chrsyler did sent an independent investigator. He received two letters, one stated that they where notified, and the second said that there was not enough damage to the car, and that the conclusion was the computer because it disclosed no codes. This was the second car of this model that he owned. The first car havd problems with the air bag light illuminating, but at the dealership it displayed no codes.

- Deerfield, IL, USA

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