hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,500 miles

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2001 Chrysler 300M brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 112006

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,500 miles


Today I was driving my vehicle at a speed of about 50 mph. I was coming upon a intersection and the light had just turned red. There were other vehicles traveling along the road in the same and opposite direction as I was. There were two lanes in each direction. Approximately 2 vehicles in front of me coming up to the light. As I began to stop my brakes completely failed. I tried pumping them, but got very little help from my brakes. Thinking quickly I moved into the second lane, that had no other vehicles. However it was very close for me to have rear ended the driver in front of me. I was traveling with my two children. I thought may be my brakes were wet. So I continued driving, but was cautious. As I came up to the next opportunity to stop, I encountered the same problem. However this time, smoke came billowing from my hood. I had about 3 more miles to make it home, so I continued home and there was no accident. However my husband inspected my vehicle and said that the brake line was burnt by the catalytic converter. He said it looked as if they brake line was installed to close to the converter. He felt this was a hazard. This incident could have turned out very differently, had I had hit another driver. Luckily we were safe and now have the opportunity to fix this manufacturing defect. I hope Chrysler recognizes this defect and notifies other owners, as people could be seriously hurt without brakes!!

- Olive Branch, TN, USA

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