Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks.
Car Problem Reports
Chrysler 300 Rear Differential/Axle Seals are Prone to Leaks
Chrysler 300 Problem
Drive Train Affected: 2WD
Average Mileage: 54,900 mi (20,000 mi - 95,000 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.
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler 300, 2WD, 42,000 mi
Found leaking a little at time of service, and require replacement over $600 which includes labor.
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler 300, 2WD, 45,000 mi
Both rear end axils are leaking at rear end differential
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 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.