really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
99,650 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. needs new engine (3 reports)
2008 Chrysler 300 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 252016

300 Limited 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,575 miles


I checked my oil before leaving on a 3 hr trip this past weekend, because I notice that centripetal force was causing my oil light light to ding. I figured it may need to be topped off. I checked it 3 times to be sure, and the dipstick showed I was at the Max fill line.

When the engine had overdrive engaged, it suddenly disengaged, losing all power. I pulled over to the side of the road when the vehicle shut off. Attempts to restart sounded as if the engine was seized up. I tried to roll it to disengage, no joy. Had it towed to my local Chrysler dealership (110 miles) and they told me the engine was bone dry. Can I suspect this to be an issue with Oil Sludge, as previously reported with the 2.7 liter engines?

- Joseph M., Albany, NY, US

problem #2

May 012015

300 LX 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,300 miles

Mechanic says it needs a whole new motor because of this defect.

- Tyson L., Las Vegas, NV, US

problem #1

Sep 142011

300 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

I bought a chrysler 300 believing it to be an awesome vehicle and it turned out to be a pain in the ass. The oil pump went out causing the engine to blow. I brought it to the dealership for maintenance within a month of purchasing the vehicle for running hot, 45 days later i brought it back again for running hot, after gettting the runaround i brought it to a private mechanic and he said that the dealership was screwing me so i had him fix the thermostat 3 months later the engine blew. I then brought it back to the dealership and they said it was poor maintenance on my behalf. That's bull because i kept the car maintained the whole time I've had it. now I'm looking for legal advise so i can return the favor.

- Michael W., Denham Springs, LA, US

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