hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,315 miles

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2008 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 202013

300 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles


I have had a problem with my Chrysler 300, 2008 model with my engine shutting off completely while driving. Since 2012, it has happened twice on the freeway, once at a stop light, and at least 8 or 9 times where it refuses to start the car. I took it in to my Chrysler dealership where I bought the car brand new (80 miles, coming in from orlando, I was told) in 2008. They informed me that the problem was the tipm (totally integrated power module), and I had to pay $597 for the repair. When my car shut off all by itself int he middle of the freeway, I had oncoming traffic, and had to make a quick swerve onto the side of the freeway (shoulder) as quickly as I could while the tires were still moving in order to stay safe. That was simply dangerous and would hate to see others who perhaps may have children in their car go through the same experience. The Chrysler dealership stated:"tipm internal failure causing intem no start and delay when start 2.00" this is definitely a safety issue that has not been addressed, and evidently, there are forums on the web, as well as many articles and user comments on the same issue. Kindly address this safety issue with urgency before someone is harmed. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 102014


  • miles
The vehicle is unsafe to drive and poses an eminent danger for the occupants of the vehicle and the general public due to safety issues for outstanding recalls. The manufacturer and dealership have no remedy available with no timeframe of when a remedy will become available for the P57 recall. The manufacturer and dealership will not compensate for the value of the car, and will not offer a rental vehicle until repairs can be made, please refer to details below: Manufacturer recall number: P57 summary: Ignition switch safety risk: Remedy: Recall status:recall incomplete. Remedy not yet available manufacturer notes: This recall data last refreshed:Aug 5, 2015nhtsa manufacturer recall number: R25 summary: The driver airbag inflator housing may rupture, due to excessive internal pressure, during normal airbag deployment events. This condition is more likely to occur if the vehicle has been exposed to high levels of absolute humidity for extended periods of time. Safety risk: An inflator rupture, during airbag deployment events, could result in metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupant(s). Remedy: The driver airbag inflator must be replaced. Recall status:recall incomplete

- Waxahachie, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 152014


  • 135,000 miles
While traveling on I465 East and driving 65 miles an hour I changed lanes to exit the highway and the car shut off.I put it in neutral and restarted the engine. On March 3rd 2014 the car would not start and I had it towed from anderson Indiana to indianapolis Indiana by aaa. I have since paid $1400 for parts and labor and my vehicle is still not running. I also paid the vehicle off while it was not running and had to purchase another vehicle. All this without being aware of an ignition switch problem.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 102010

300 6-cyl

  • 48,577 miles
My 2008 Chrysler 300 had received two notices for recall,1 for the ignition switch and 1 for the airbag/ I called Chrysler corporate for an update for the ignition switch recall which I received about 10 months ago and I was told it was no estimated date when the part will become available and I will have to wait ;after multiple phone calls I asked for them to give me a rental car in order to drive in a safe car while they will keep my car and fix the ignition and the airbag issue but I was denied the rental car and was told I will have to deal with the issue, they will not rent a car for my family and they do not have any estimate when the ignition part will be available;even if I insisted about the safety of my family and the fact a recall for the airbag was in to, they did not care ;I went to the Chrysler dealership too and the response was the same, it looks they are on the same page;no rental car for me and as they insinuated to me if we got into a car accident " though luck"/ I am not sure what to do now ; I tried to contact Chrysler corporate multiple times, . the Chrysler dealership the same and still not have a solution to my problem;I am ignored by Chrysler by some issues in my car very dangerous and life threatening but nothing had been done and no estimate in perspective.I will need some help to have the issue resolved;my wife was driving the car even yesterday which stalled on the middle of the street again for no reason and it happens all the time ;as my wife says " she leave her life into god's hands "I do not think this is an acceptable and responsible behavior from a such big corporation and something should be done to help customers like me in distress. Thank you for listening.

- Culver City, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 252009


  • 40,000 miles
I rented a Chrysler 300 over this past weekend. I want you to know that it was the scariest ride I've had in a while. Have you ever tested the electronic stability program on ice. It not only does not work, it is extremely dangerous. I had to drive about six hundred miles on icy and windy Wyoming roads which proved to be quite scary in the 300 with esp. Since I don't have another vehicle of my own with this feature, it took a while to figure out why the car didn't want to drive straight down the road, even at fairly slow speeds. These cars should have a hugh red warning sticker on the dash to warn prospective drivers that this feature is not safe to use in the wind and on ice. This program, if not turned off in these conditions will be the cause of many vehicle crashes, injury, and probably deaths!

- Laramie, WY, USA

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