really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,762 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300 steering problems

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Nov 232016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. While driving 55 mph, the power steering became difficult to turn. The contact pulled the vehicle off the roadway and noticed that the oil warning indicator was illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and it operated normally. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was unknown.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #33

Apr 022015


  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 55 mph, the steering made a loud clicking noise. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

- Allendale, SC, USA

problem #32

Jan 102015

300 6-cyl

  • 148,281 miles
I was driving on a city street, going 25 mph when I heard a knocking sound, I thought it was something I had hit but, it wasn't. I kept driving for about 5 blocks when it occurred again. I pulled into a service station and the mechanic told me that it sounded like it was my tie rods. I contacted a mechanic and he told me that its was the tie rods. I have never had a problem in all the years I have had my car, but this is a first. Not sure if this is under a recall or if anyone else is experiencing this, but it can be frightening.

- Fridley, MN, USA

problem #31

Mar 092015

300 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles


I was driving in the fast lane on the interstate and all of a sudden the car began to shut down. It took all my might to move the car from the fast lane to the median, which was on the opposite side of the slow lane. I could have easily been killed due to the speeds of the cars around me.this was the most frightening situation I've ever been in!! I am not due for an oil change until next month. The car never sounded funny or anything.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #30

Jan 162015

300 8-cyl

  • 102,160 miles
Car stalls 6 to 9 times after gas fillup.

- Middle Island, NY, USA

problem #29

Jun 242013

300 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
Bubbles in back left tire, wheel shaking, trunk closed on owners hand. The dealership hollywood Kia did not take car back next day, we left keys with receptionist who refused to give a receipt, kept 2000 deposit and is selling the online for 2000 more than we paid. My name still on title.

- Weston , FL, USA

problem #28

Mar 012014

300 6-cyl

  • 87,625 miles


Car shaking like tires about to fall off, had it check and it was my tire rods and need a front end alignment and tires.

- Phenix, AL, USA

problem #27

Jul 272013


  • 172,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear failed to shift into park. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the shift interlock needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 172,000.

- Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #26

Aug 152011

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. While driving 15 mph, the contact stated the steering wheel became difficult to move. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic for diagnostic testing and to be repaired. The current and failure mileage was 117,000. Updated 09/27/11 updated 11/02/11

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #25

Jun 112005

300 6-cyl

  • 200 miles
I noticed that when I drive my car it pulls to the right. I took it to the dealer to have it fixed and the serviceman said that the problem was fixed it just needed an alignment. I left the dealership and drove down the hwy and it began to pull to the right again. I went back to the repair shop and they said to me that the alignment machine said that it was aligned just perfect. So I took the repairman on a test drive and again it pull to the right. So back to the repair shop we went and they replace a bolt or something to that effect(tsb) and it still pulls to the right. I notice a lot of the 05 models have that problem, but it seems as though Chrysler has fixed the problem on the 06 and newer models. When you hit divot in the rd. The front end shakes and basically the front tires actually leave the rd. For a brief second. The problem has not been corrected yet and all that the serviceman tells me is that is the way the car was design.(which I doubt seriously) if that was the case then I and a lot of other owners of the Chrysler 300 wouldn't have purchase the vehicle.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #24

Jan 012010

300 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Driving on curve on a busy highway, was unable to make slight turn until I forced steering wheel to turn. Signal light some how jammed up steering. If it was my wife she would have been in an accident because I had to apply a lot of force to turn and doing so heard something snap in the steering column. Steering is working now. But now signal light is not. I have to manually turn on/off signal each and every time.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #23

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 #22

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 #21

Sep 072007

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,425 miles
I have a 2005 300C that I bought in April 2007, it only had 14425, miles, when I tested drove it, I notice that it was pulling to the right, I thought it was a low tire, and I was in love with the car from the time I saw it. As weeks went by and after placing air in all tires, the car continued to pull to the right. So I called the dealership and stated my problem, they asked me to come in. I told them the problem that I was having and they recommend a wheel alignment that I paid for. I drove it home and noticed that it was doing the same thing, pulling to the right, I called them and made another appointment, this time the said it was the tires, so I replaced the tires and put the Goodyear assurance on it, and again paid for that. I took off again for home, and noticed the same problem. I turned the car around and went back to the dealer, and told them it was not fixed. They said to me that Chrysler knows about the problem, after I have spent the money myself trying to repair a problem when I still have bumper to bumper cover, that when Chrysler come out with a fix I would be notified. This is wrong, and Chrysler should repair the problem, and give us back our money that we have spent in trying to repair something that they know about. Updated 11/26/07

- Union City, TN, USA

problem #20

Jan 122005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
I purchased a 2005 Chrysler 300C on Dec 9 2004 from warnock of NJ. Noticed right away pulling in front end of the vehicle. Brought the car back into the dealer on 12/12/05. The dealer stated there was no problem brought the car back in on 3/22/05 the dealer states no problem. Brought it back in on 6/24/05 for the steering wheel being crooked they fixed the problem. Had to bring the car back in on 6/30/05 for moaning in the steering the tires were worn down already after 2 rotations. They did an alignment and fixed the moaning. Brought the car to Chrysler of paramus on 9/8/05 for the pulling again in the front end. They fixed that.had the car back into warnock Chrysler 11/10/05 for the rims on my car were rusted. They wouldnt replace them I had to fight with Chrysler. 12/24/05 took car to westwood Chrysler for pulling in the front end and sunroof leaking.they fixed the roof and the fronend.2/22/06 took car back to Chrysler of westwood for replacement of my rims that were rusted. Also had them check the pulling again in the frontend. The sunroof was still leaking they had to fix it again. While it was leaking into my car all along. 5/06 took car to westwood for new tires. Continental wouldnt take responsibility for the wear of the tires. While all along they couldnt fix the pulling in the frontend.9/06 took car back to westwood for the tires wearing out again I purchased another set of tires not the continentals they were offering. Had to pay out of pocket again. 9/06 took car back for steering & rattling in frontend. Couldnt find the problem. 11/06 had a transmission leak in my driveway they fixed that. Jan 07 had to pay for new upper ball joints on the car and struts Chrysler wouldnt take on responsibility go figure when all along I complained of the problem. Tried to trade car in lost the value of car. People we need to work together and go after Chrysler they produced a car not worth driving and were paying for the mistake. Anyone intrested in class action.

- Kearny, NJ, USA

problem #19

Aug 272006

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Ever since I purchased my Chrysler 300C in August or Sept of 2004 it has pulled to the right. I have had the front end re-aligned on 3 separate occasions without success. The dealers always over-inflate the tires to 35 psi to mask the problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #18

Aug 242006

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,104 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle steering continually pulled to the right while driving 45 mph. The service dealer performed front alignments on 6 separate occasions and replaced both front tires, but could not identify the problem. The steering continued to pull to the right. The manufacturer was not notified. Updated 9/5/2006 -

- Adrian, MI, USA

problem #17

Mar 072006


  • miles
I drive a Chrysler 300C, when I purchased the car I felt the car veering to the right. Well I had taken the car in to the dealer and I was told that I needed a wheel alignment and I also needed to have my wheel rotated. Well I did that and still I had the same problem. So I took the car back and was told that I needed another wheel alignment and my wheels needed to be rotated I did all of that and I still have the same problem. I also have a problem with my horn not blowing when the car is not running. I find all of the above complaints to hazardous and dangerous to myself, family and friends. I am told by the dealer that there is no problem. I have tried calling the service manager for the last two days and have yet a receive a response.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #16

Aug 052005

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
The contact stated heard clanking sound from the rear end. Contacted the dealership, and they said the transmission was going out. After they fixed the transmission 2000 miles later it went out again. He asked the dealership for a new transmission. After the initial time of fixing the transmission they didn't clean the transmission with a lint free cloth so it caused the transmission to clog up, causing the vehicle to stall. The second time to repair the transmission the parts will not be available until November 2005. The brake light comes on intermittently.. a technical service bulletin was issued concerning steering. The vehicle pulls to the right, after being fixed it pulled to the left. T he talked to the dealership about the air bag light coming on. They put it on a machine. He was told that there was a sensor that had to be replaced. They had to get the parts off the assembly line because they didn't have the parts to fix this vehicle.

- Almeda , CA, USA

problem #15

Nov 052004

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3 miles
2005 Chrysler 300 touring purchased on 11/4/2004 began making a loud moaning, straining noise when the air conditioning is turned on, the day after purchase. There is also a very noticeable vibrating sensation in the steering wheel and brake. During A/C use, the engine has an irregular idle to an almost stall when making turns during backing and forward movement of vehicle at very slow speeds such as backing out of a parking space. Took it to dealer in san diego, ca and they said they did notice this strange, ongoing progressive condition but said they could do nothing about it because there had been no manufacturer recall. This condition is only getting worse. I thought my vehicle was the only one with this very annoying condition until I read an almost identical complaint from a consumer in mo.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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