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.
Car Problem Reports
Chrysler 300 Lubricate/Replace Lower Seal on Steering Shaft if Squeak is Heard While Turning
Chrysler 300 Problem
Average Mileage: 60,143 mi (5,000 mi - 159,961 mi)
Visitor, 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).
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler 300, 55,000 mi
Squeak may be heard from steering wheel when turning
Visitor, 2007 Chrysler 300, 140,000 mi
same, no solution will try lubricating as mentioned
Visitor, 2012 Chrysler 300, 32,600 mi
Visitor, 2012 Chrysler 300, 20,159 mi
Same problem, dealer wants to Chang out rack and pinion, but I am sure it's the boot seals
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler 300, 60,000 mi
Squeaking noise heard turning to the left or right when driving or sitting still
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler 300, 104,000 mi
Wheel squeaks when turning. Going to try to lubricate.
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler 300, 46,123 mi
Squeek or rattle in steering wheel
Visitor, 2009 Chrysler 300
Just started happening.