really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,603 miles

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2008 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #11

Apr 022016


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced unintended acceleration, which resulted in a side impact collision. The air bags did not deploy. After the failure, the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. There was one injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags). The failure mileage was approximately 40,000.

- Harvey, IL, USA

problem #10

Feb 112014


  • 64,626 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While driving 30 mph, the accelerator pedal seized while attempting to accelerate without warning. Once the contact depressed the brake pedal, the failure stopped. The failure occurred randomly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle control failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 64,626.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #9

Nov 242015


  • miles
This is the 4th time that my car has done this, while I'm driving the car I just lose control of the car, I can't stop even when I hit the breaks the car want stop the car takes off while I'm behind the wheel, the speed even goes up I have to, shut the car off immediately from the ignition switch that starts the car, I have almost been in two bad car accidents because of this issue, I have took the car to a local shop I was told its nothing they can do because the car is running by computer, it is very scary I have had my kids in the car each time this has happen,

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #8

Oct 162013


  • 56,460 miles


Lost power when ignition switch moved from drive position. Ignition switch sticks. Can pop out of position if you are not careful to make sure it is in correct position before you move vehicle. Took me days to figure this out. Took it to Chrysler dealership several times in 2013. They were never able to fix this problem, then this recall came out. I am still driving with this problem. Dealerships never have the parts to fix either one of the recalls, and cant tell me when they will... have the parts. Very frustrating. Need this vehicle for work, but I don't feel safe driving it.I deal with 2 dealerships in my area. They have not been very helpful.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #7

Jul 032015


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While reversing at a low speed, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to another independent mechanic but the contact was unsure what needed to be replaced. The vehicle as not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Pembroke Pines , FL, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Apr 122015

300 8-cyl

  • 99,000 miles


Cant drive car in rain when going up hill tire lock up so I have to go slow like one off the rear tires is wanting to go but its not able to so car starts acting weird it only does it in the rain.

- Columbus, NE, USA

problem #4

Oct 152014


  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. While stopped, the vehicle accelerated independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #3

Sep 082014

300 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
Every time I start my car cant take key out it takes forever or it does not so I have to open trunk disconnect negative to battery and plug back on then the ignition switch makes a click noise then I can take key out its been 5 months and no part yet. My cruise control sometimes works as well electrical problem.

- Columbus, NE, USA

problem #2

May 102012


  • 49,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving in reverse at approximately 12-15 mph, the brake was applied when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The accelerator pedal then became stuck to the floor. The vehicle continued to accelerate and crashed into the driver side of a vehicle sitting idle at a traffic stop, and then crashed into a parked vehicle. The contact sustained head and neck injuries, and the passenger sustained injuries to the neck. The vehicle was towed to a local auto body shop for investigation. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and the current mileage was 49,500.

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 222008


  • 50 miles
We have taken our 2008 Chrysler 300 to 2 different Chrysler dealers and they haven't fixed our car. Our car windows, ac, lights, brake lights, fan etc don't work several times. We have to stop the car and get to a safe place to restart the car and sometimes we get the power back. The first car dealer are saying they don't show any error in the system. The other dealer told us someone may have opened their garage at the same time we started our car and they saw a couple of errors but they can't do anything about it. They want us to buy american cars and then we get cheated and lied to by Chrysler. They should fix our car.

- Milford, DE, USA

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