really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,071 miles

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2012 Chrysler 300C electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 132018


  • 130,000 miles


The vehicle in questions backup camera flickers in reverse. It also sometimes displays the camera view reversed and without guide lines on screen. Multiple Chrysler 300 vehicles have these backup camera issues new, used, and pre-owned.

- Hillsville, VA, USA

problem #6

Aug 292018


  • 52,000 miles
Vehicle blind-spot system has malfunctioned and the remote keyless system has failed. The blind-spot system failed over time, it would specifically malfunction during rain/snow weather events or after a car wash. The remote keyless system has failed over time. After the car has started I get the warning that the key has left the car when it's still in my pocket. It won't even recognize the key fob when held to the ignition button.

- West Valley, UT, USA

problem #5

Jul 242012


  • 114,000 miles
Instrument panel started flashing radio started cutting on and off at hen my wife was dropping kids off to me I seen smoke and told her to pop hood and seen a fire starting in alternator told her to cut car off and alternator start smoking no power to car at all had to leave window down had it at Chrysler 07/24/ 2012

- Arnaudville, LA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012017


  • 91,000 miles


I rec'd a recall on my vehicle about 4 months ago and was considering trading it in for a newer vehicle; however the dealership that I took it took indicated that because of the open recall (no current fix), they couldn't give me the best price to trade it since they wouldn't be able to sell it until the recall fix was implemented

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 262017


  • 84,500 miles
I have a 2012 Chrysler 300C. Yesterday while I was driving around 40 mph the alternator and the battery failed at the same time so subsequently the electronics in my vehicle quickly began to shut down starting with the radio, air conditioning, and then all of the vital electrical functions such as the ABS brakes, power steering, and ignition ( no electrical functions ultimately). Without any electrical power in working in my car I somehow managed to maneuver the vehicle of the main road into a parking lot ( barely made it because there was no active power steering and the braking system stop working as it should. Had there been other vehicles in the immediate area, I may not be submitting this complaint. So once I managed to get the car stop and out of the highway, I opened the hood and noticed white smoke emitting from the alternator and I also that the battery was completed drained because the the interior lights, ignition, door locks, windows, and etc were not working. Has there been or is there a pending recall for my year and model of car. I have a 5.7L hemi engine with a 220 amp alternator. I did read online that a recall #T36 was going to be issued in the month of August for the exact problem that I experience, but I'm not to sure about the validity of that information. Can you give me any information pertaining to my experience?

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 152017


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300C. While the contact's husband was driving 30 mph, he noticed smoke underneath the vehicle. The contact's husband opened the hood and noticed that the wires around the alternator were glowing red. There was no visible fire. The fire department was not contacted. There were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to whitten brothers of ashland (11409 Washington hwy, ashland, va 23005), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 17V435000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Mineral, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012017


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the alternator failed and the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to an unknown independent mechanic in lamont, Illinois who diagnosed that the alternator failed. The vehicle was repaired and the alternator was replaced. The contact spoke a with an unknown Chrysler dealer in New York who stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 17V435000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Edicott, NY, USA

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