Problem Description and Possible Solution
A transmission fluid leak can develop at the electrical connector on the automatic transmission. Replacement of the electrical connector may be necessary to correct the leak.
Average mileage: 52,588 (12,800–85,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
17 people reported this problem
At about 20,000 miles my Chrysler 300 Ltd. 3.5 L trans. started leaking. When I Googgled this problem I discovered it is a common problem where an electrical pressure switch is connected to the trans. I called the dealer to find out if Chrysler would repair this under warranty they said the warranty time period was just expired and that it was an easy fix at a cost of $260.00. I figured that this was a manufacture defect and that sooner or later they would recall and fix their blunder. A year later and no recall. Since then the leak has stopped on it's own, until just last week where I again noticed a small puddle in the garage. Now I will have it repaired but I find it hard to pay $260.00 for an $8.00 switch that takes only minutes to change as one web site described. Does anyone know what it really costs? In ref to other problems. I have not had them. The car is running very well, and sincerely hope that I will not fall into them. I have noticed that the steering is more sensitive than most vehicles. A slight turn of the steering wheel can put you in another lane quickly. So it has kept me more attentive as to my driving style. That is a good thing. I believe rack and pinion steering is similar. As of this moment I would recommend this vehicle, and even more so if Chrysler would face their responsibilities if they wish to stay in business with the every day world competition. They need to bring out an all electric vehicle for daily use. Such as the Leaf.
Transmission fluid is leaking around the electrical connector. Found a great Transmission shop that is going to do it for $50 dollars. I hate the fact that the transmission fluid cannot be checked to see if it is low unless you have it up on a rack. I am kind of worried that it might be low and dont know if I should add some fluid or drive it to the transmission shop like it is.
Transmission oil leaking onto garage floor each night. Transmission was checked, and leaks verified. One was the pan gasket and the other was the electrical connector. Gaskets were replaced and fluid and filter changed. Problem solved for almost $400.00.
I just spent 260 dollars to get the electrical box connector replaced that's where the transmission fluid was leaking from. Be careful because if you drive it with a transmission fluid leak, you could burn up your transmission. Make sure you tell it into the auto repair shop so you don't burn up your transmission.
low mileage, leak strated after cross country drive, have same leak on 05 PT Turbo. Chrysler has a problem and cost to fix is high. will get another opinion this week.