hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,333 miles

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2001 Chrysler 300M seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 202015


  • 75,000 miles


I have been trying to get the air bag recall resolved on my car. I checked in September and again October 16 and told that they do not have replacement parts. When I go on the Chrysler web site for recall information, it says that parts are available. I feel that Chrysler, or the dealer, are not giving me top priority. In the mean time, I am at risk. I checked this out again today with the same result.

- Corona Del Mar, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 012015

300M 6-cyl

  • 164,000 miles
My son was driving to college on the interstate and both the driver and passenger front air bags deployed. He did not have an accident, hit an animal or hit a pothole. There was no damage to the vehicle other than the airbags deploying. My son was not injured, he was still able to see the road and pulled over to the shoulder and called me to inform me what happened and ask what to do. As he was close to his college I told him to be careful but continue on to school, I would call his uncle who is a mechanic and then let him know what to do after his class was over. I called the insurance company and my brother. My brother said to have him drive it to his shop so he could look at it. The insurance company started a claim. The insurance company has investigated and does not believe it will be covered as there was not a collision of any kind and the airbags deploying for no reason is not covered under my comprehensive insurance. My brother ran a diagnostic and these are the codes that came up: Active - "driver squib" and "passenger squib", stored - "orc accelerometer", "driver squib #1 circuit open", "passenger squib #1 circuit open" and "driver squib #1 short to ground". there was obviously a malfunction somewhere within the airbag system. Any assistance with this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #4

Dec 082012


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler 300M. When the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 052005

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


The vinyl on the passenger side of the dash in my 2001 Chrysler 300M has cracked. The crack is about four inches long, and based on information from other 300M owners, is in the vicinity of the passenger-side air bag. There is concern that repair of this crack is unsafe due to its proximity to the air bag, and that the crack may affect deployment of the air bag.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 232004


  • miles
I have a 2001 300M with 26,000 miles on it, and last week I heard a pop-and the airbag light went on. After paying for a diagnostic, I was told that the clock spring needed to be replaced. Something isn't right! is there a recall on this car"???"

- Grosse Ile, MI, USA

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problem #1

Mar 102004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Dashboard cracked. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the mechanic determined that passenger side air bag caused the dashboard to crack. Dashboard along with the air bag were replaced.

- Charleston, SC, USA

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