2012 Chrysler 300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Chrysler 300

2012 Chrysler 300 Problems

Lubricate/Replace Lower Seal on Steering Shaft if Squeak is Heard While Turning

A squeak may be heard from the base of the steering column while turning the steering wheel. The noise may be coming from the lower seal on the steering shaft. Lubrication of the seal will commonly correct this problem.

PCM/TCM Software Updates Will Address Shifting Problems

If you experience rough shift and/or shuddering during gear shifting, software updates to the powertrain control and transmission control modules (PCM and TCM) are available which may address these problems. On higher mileage vehicles, a mechanical failure may exhibit similar symptoms. Proper diagnoses should be performed before any repairs or software upgrades are attempted.

Cable Failure in Window Regulator/Motor May Cause Power Windows to Become Inoperative

One or more of the power windows may become inoperative, it is commonly caused by failure of the window motor or a cable in the window regulator. The window motor & regulator may need to be replaced as assembly.

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2012 Chrysler 300 Questions

both my remote keys dont start the car (1 answer)

if the key fob battery goes dead while im out how do i start the car with the ke (2 answers)

Push button start. When I start it steering wheel stiff. Whats problem? (1 answer)

Key fob has had low battery. Car starts but low batter comes on screen. Could this be the reason for the steering problems. I have never had any problems steering. In fact just drove it an 1 hour ago

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2012 Chrysler 300 Recalls

Vehicle Does Not Notify When Not In Park With The Door Open

The vehicle may not notify the occupants that the vehicle is not shifted to the park position when a door is opened, resulting in an occupant not knowing that the vehicle is not secured in park, the vehicle possibly rolling away and risking injury. Dealers will update the vehicle software to mitigate the risk of vehicle roll-away free of charge to resolve the concern.

Alternator Failure

The alternator can fail, causing loss of electrical power and possible engine stalling. Dealers will repair the vehicle free of charge (the repair procedure is not available as of the time of this writing).

The Airbag System May Not Operate as Expected

The supplemental restraint system, commonly called the "airbag", consists of several "bags" that are very quickly inflated to help protect the vehicle occupants in the event of a crash. An on board computer uses information from various sensors to determine if and when the airbags should deploy. The affected vehicles may have a poor electrical connection in the front seat which could affect deployment of the side airbags and/or cause the airbag warning light to illuminate. Dealers will replace the airbag withing harness in both the driver and passenger front seats to correct this concern.

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