Rear Differential/Axle Seals are Prone to Leaks on Chrysler 300

Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks.

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Average mileage: 66,722 (20,000–136,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
7 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2012
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2006 Chrysler 300 - 2WD 50,000 mi,
Rear axle seals on right is already leaking. Car was purchased new. Is this a common problem or a recall item? I've never had this problem before so early with a vehicle.
2010 Chrysler 300 - 2WD 75,000 mi,
Rear seal leaked...had it replaced
2005 Chrysler 300 - 2WD 95,000 mi,
axle seals leak... bad..
2006 Chrysler 300 - 2WD 42,000 mi,
Found leaking a little at time of service, and require replacement over $600 which includes labor.
2006 Chrysler 300 - 2WD 45,000 mi,
Both rear end axils are leaking at rear end differential
Rear differential and axle seals had to be replaced.
2005 Chrysler 300 - 2WD 65,000 mi,
I have not had it fixed yet but will within a week or two. I have delayed the repair for a while because it is $1000 and I keep forgetting about it.
2012 Chrysler 300 43,000 mi,
When i drive to stop and start bad suond in the back.
2006 Chrysler 300 - 2WD 73,000 mi,
Routine tire inspection before vacation; grease leaking from right rear axle near wheel (outboard, not inboard) - will cost about $500 to replace the axle and seal.
2005 Chrysler 300 - 2WD 95,000 mi,
Leaks had been taking place for awhile, so they had gummed up and sealed. Had it fixed, but very difficult at a shop that doesn't have the special tools that a Chrysler dealer has.
2007 Chrysler 300 - 2WD 20,000 mi,
After only 14 months, recurring problems. As of today 08/15/11, every four months replacement, adjustment, cleaning, something... It appears may be related to vent position. Keeping fingers crossed.
2006 Chrysler 300 - 2WD 30,000 mi,
During an inspection it was determined that the rear differential/axle was starting to leak. I checked with dealer to get it repaired under warrenty. They had a seal in stock and did the repair. It then leaked more then before I had it in. They ordered anoter seal and installed it. No problem since then.