Chrysler 300 Repair and Maintenance
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Chrysler 300 ProblemsPCM/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.
Water may leak into the transmission from the dipstick tube, causing fluid contamination and a shudder during light acceleration. New seals for the dipstick tube are available; the transmission fluid should be flushed as well. If the problem lingers, a new torque converter may be needed.
Carbon buildup on the valves may illuminate the Check Engine Light, indicating "Multiple Cylinder Misfires." The combustion chamber must be cleaned of carbon. There are updated valve spring retainers that will help prevent a recurrence.
Chrysler 300 QuestionsEngine light is on, car sputters when I accelerate on the gas. How do I fix carbon buildup my self (1 answer)
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Chrysler 300 RecallsVehicle 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.
The software for the vehicle radio can be exploited by unauthorized parties who can make changes vehicle system software remotely, possibly endangering vehicle operation. Chrysler will mail owners of affected vehicles a USB drive that includes a software update that eliminates the vulnerability free of charge to resolve the concern. Alternatively, owners may download the software from Chrysler directly to their own USB device to update the vehicle software.
In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.