really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 miles

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2001 Chrysler 300M brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 232012

300M 6-cyl

  • miles


I have had a brake problem with this vehicle since it was purchased new. It went back to the dealer many times and the rotors and pads were replaced. It really never corrected the problem of a vibration in the pedal when brake applied at any speed but very noticeable at speed over 40 mph. Also the brake seemed to fade. I never got satisfaction in cause or repair. After vehicle was out of warranty I had the rotors replaced with slotted rotors and bare pads on all brakes. It seemed to be better but never perfect. Now the brake pedal is soft and goes to the floor. I had the system checked for leaks and air and also had the master cylinder replaced in hope against hope that it would be something simple. Still no brakes. This vehicle only has 50K miles on it and is well maintained.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #3

May 022010


  • 60,000 miles
Complete failure of brake system. Fortunately, this occurred while moving the vehicle out of a parking space. The brake pedal went suddenly and completely to the floor with a "whoosh" sound and fluid spilled all over the ground due to a ruptured brake line. The line was corroded and upon subsequent inspection all lines were found to be corroded and in need of replacement (the adjacent fuel lines were totally fine). Repair estimate is $1200+. given the sudden and potentially disastrous nature of the failure especially when compared to the fuel lines which were subject to the same conditions but without similar corrosion, perhaps there were improper materials used. This vehicle has about 60K miles on it, good overall condition, maintained, etc.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 202008


  • 104,000 miles
December 20th 2008 accident occurred. Vehicle started on fire and was totaled on the right passenger side. Inner tie rods and bushings were replaced not even two weeks before along with two tires and brakes. Vehicle pulled to the left while in an intersection. A truck coming from the opposite direction hit the vehicle on the front left passenger side and the hood. Vehicle was in a 180 degree position with little damage to the left side.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 062006

(reported on)


  • 44,000 miles
2001 Chrysler 300M rack and pinion had to be replaced because the rack broke. The brakes failed and the car accelerated out of control, due to a failure in the vacuum system.

- Nokesville, VA, USA

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