Squeak From Steering Column While Turning on Chrysler 300

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.

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Average mileage: 59,735 (5,000–245,000)
9 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
85 people reported this problem
40 people shared problem details
2012 Chrysler 30030,000
I've detected a squeak/rubbing noise when I turn left or right when the car is stopped or moving very slow while turning around or backing up. At this point I haven't lubricated the lower steering column seal.
2012 Chrysler 30012,000
Yea, we pay $50,000 for these tin cans only to listen to the steering groan every time we turn the steering wheel. Had my steering column replaced, then not long after the groan returns. You can bet the dealers will discount these cars when you try to trade them in. And guess what, Chrysler want you to purchase their extender warranty.
2008 Chrysler 30085,000
I have a 2008 Chrysler 300 Touring and I have this same issue.
2012 Chrysler 30028,000
Same exact noise is happening to me too.
2006 Chrysler 30062,000
Only while turning the wheel to the right does it make this squeaky noise, it's heard from the inside of the car only. My brakes do not make noise at all while braking. So what could be wrong? How can it be fixed?
2012 Chrysler 3005,000
After about 5000 miles, my 2012 Chrysler 300c began to make a soft, low-pitched "groan" when the steering wheel was turned. This would only happen after the car was warm by either use or sunshine. Problem fixed temporarily by dealer who subricated "both boot shafts" in the steering. ans of now, 3-days later the prblem is beginning to return. Disappointed, but the car is GREAT in every other respect - (so far).
2006 Chrysler 30060,000
Squeaking noise heard turning to the left or right when driving or sitting still
2013 Chrysler 30070,000
Steering wheel squeaks
2012 Chrysler 3005,000
I've had it off and on since shortly after buying the car. They've lubricated/tightened/loosened things on three occasions before ultimately replacing the entire steering column assembly. That seemed to fix it for about 6 months before coming back just after the warranty putrid period (figures). At 42k and steering groans again.
when i am driving and make a turn left and right and also parallel parking the car squeaks bad on the outside
2012 Chrysler 3005,000
A squeak/groan sound from the base of the steering column while turning the steering wheel.
2006 Chrysler 30055,000
Squeak may be heard from steering wheel when turning
2006 Chrysler 30070,000
After having recall driver side air bag inflator replaced a rubbing & squeaking noise started. Made appointment w/Dealer, just listened to noise in parking lot & was told something rubbing in strong wheel, my get louder & go away. Still making even louder noise. Called Chrysler & had case # problem put on file. Chrysler Customer Service person called dealer & Dealer now want's to check out at no charge to me.
Make a noise when turn in the sterling wheel
2012 Chrysler 30025,000
When turning the steering wheel especially to make a right turn I hear and feel a sqeeking noise in the steering column. Have not gotten it fixed as of yet.
Lower intermediate shaft has a bad u-joint causing play in the steering wheel and a noise while turning both directions.
2011 Chrysler 30030,000
Steering wheel makes a moaning noise while turning at low speeds.
2006 Chrysler 30066,045
As spoken by the mechanic the car needs new ball joints, every time the car hits a bump whether in the road or driveway a loud clacking noise sounds off. And the lower seal on steering shaft squeaks while turning the wheel with no acceleration. I've only had the car for a few weeks and it's already giving me these problems. Is this common with all 300's?
2012 Chrysler 30035,000
Steering wheel hard to turn when cold can also hear a groaning sound
2013 Chrysler 30043,524
Purchased used Chrysler 300 S that had a moderate squeak/groan when turning left or right! I took it to the dealer and they lubricated the steering shaft seal, & boot! Problem resolved.
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