really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
124,667 miles

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2002 Chrysler 300M engine problems

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2002 Chrysler 300M Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 032015


  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler 300M. While driving 5 mph, the engine shut off and restarted after a couple of minutes. The engine shut off without warning. The contact placed the gear into neutral and coasted the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was restarted and taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact notified the manufacturer of the failure and was informed to take the vehicle to a local dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000. MA 10/25/15

- Riverhead, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 162015

300M 6-cyl

  • 174,000 miles
Whom it may concern: When I first purchased my car the transmission went out 3 weeks after sale the dealership repaired it and sent me on my way. I have now yet over 5K worth of receipts of repairs completed prior to the transmission going out yet again this time while driving with my children the car shut off in motion in middle of a 4 way. The electrical system while driving all light S interior pops on while driving and cause friction in the speed. This has been actively doing this for approx. 2 years when I took to have the car looked at the mechanic advised its a poorly built car and would need the whole electric system re-wired. The biggest thing is the transmission is slipping in 1st gear and reverse the first time the engine blew I was in the fast lane at 65 miles per hour dropped to 40 miles and everyone behind me was quick as I could have lost my life amongst others. I feel that I have been a victim of under the dodd-frank wall street reform and consumer protection act (dodd-frank act), all covered persons or service providers are legally required to refrain from committing unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (collectively, udaaps) in violation of the act. The consumer financial protection bureau (cfpb or bureau) is issuing this bulletin to clarify the Contour of that obligation in the context of collecting consumer debts.any false, deceptive, or misleading representation.a substantial injury typically takes the form of monetary harm, such as fees or costs paid by consumers because of the unfair act or practice I have now filed over 4 complaints and would like a fair resolution of repairing my transmission into a new one with all cost covered by Chrysler in doing so I will cease any further action litigation lawsuit against them and drop my cases with the agreement that the transmission and electrical system is repaired and or replaced.

- Elk Grove , CA, USA

problem #1

May 082014

300M 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
On my way to work on May 8th 2014, my battery light came on. In a split second decision I decided to go to work instead of coffee first to call a mechanic and within 2 minutes my car had died. Smoke was coming in through my vents and I had witnesses yelling at me to get away from my car it was on fire. In the 5 minutes it took the fire department to get there, the front of my car was gone. I had little to no warning of this and have since found that Chrysler was aware of this problem with no recall of the vehicle. I am very thankful that my children were not with me that day and thankful that the only injury to me was smoke/fume inhalation.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

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