hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,258 miles

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2001 Chrysler 300M steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 092010


  • 144,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler 300M. The contact stated that the tie rod on the rack and pinion was loose on the front passenger side of the vehicle. The contact was driving 20 mph and was able to drive onto the emergency lane. The mechanic stated that the bushings burned and that the failure occurred in several vehicles identical to his year, make and model. The failure mileage and current mileages were 144000.

- Elkmont, AL, USA

problem #4

Jan 282008

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,290 miles
2001 Chrysler 300M with 68, 300 miles has steering vibration at 60 mph.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 122007

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
My sister's 2001 Chrysler 300 M experienced sudden steering failure while driving. Fortunately she was travelling at low speed, so no one was killed. She described the feeling at failure as a loud noise followed by the sensation of sliding on ice. It was towed to a repair shop, where they found that the threaded holes on the steering rack that the inner tie rods connect to were both stripped out and that the bolts had fallen out, resulting in complete loss of steering control. This seems to be a common problem with the large Chrysler vehicles, and puts a lot of people at risk of death. Please force Chrysler to recall these cars and to install a redesigned steering rack and tie rods that are not going to kill people.

- East Walpole, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 052005

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Cluncking noise coming from front end and steering locks up while turning full right or left. Car was serviced and rack and pinion was replaced under warranty at 50,000 miles. Returned to dealer after 100,000 miles for wheel vibration problems especially while braking. Inner tie rod bushings were replaced.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242006

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
Violent shaking began while traveling at highway speed, approx. 70 mph. The shaking seemed to be originating from the right front end of the vehicle. Vehicle was brought in for service and mechanic informed me that the right side tie rod was defective. The mechanic showed me the "play" of approx. 3 to 4 inches to the left and then an additional 3 to 4 inches to the right of center. Apparently the shaking I felt was the right front wheel swinging left and right while I was traveling straight along the highway.

- Belford, NJ, USA

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