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: 60,524 (5,000–245,000)
9 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
89 people reported this problem
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2012 Chrysler 300 30,000 mi,
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.
2006 Chrysler 300 62,000 mi,
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 300 12,000 mi,
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.
2006 Chrysler 300 60,000 mi,
Squeaking noise heard turning to the left or right when driving or sitting still
2008 Chrysler 300 85,000 mi,
I have a 2008 Chrysler 300 Touring and I have this same issue.
2012 Chrysler 300 5,000 mi,
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).
2012 Chrysler 300 28,000 mi,
Same exact noise is happening to me too.
2006 Chrysler 300 66,045 mi,
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?
2011 Chrysler 300 30,000 mi,
Steering wheel makes a moaning noise while turning at low speeds.
when i am driving and make a turn left and right and also parallel parking the car squeaks bad on the outside
2013 Chrysler 300 70,000 mi,
Steering wheel squeaks
2012 Chrysler 300 5,000 mi,
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.
2012 Chrysler 300 5,000 mi,
A squeak/groan sound from the base of the steering column while turning the steering wheel.
I have two Chrysler 300s with the exact same problem one 2012 and one 2006 that squeaks when I turn the wheel
Make a noise when turn in the sterling wheel
2006 Chrysler 300 55,000 mi,
Squeak may be heard from steering wheel when turning
turning wheel squeaking noise
2005 Chrysler 300 58,000 mi,
When turning left or right at a stand still or slow turning. You get this sound of rubber rubbing together
My steering makes funny noise when I turn... it really annoying
2012 Chrysler 300 25,000 mi,
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.