Chrysler 300 Repair and Maintenance
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Chrysler 300 ProblemsPCM/TCM Software Updates May Address Shifting Problems
If you experience rough shift and/or shuddering during gear shifting, software updates to the powertrain control and transmission control modules (PCM and TCM) are available which may address these problems. On higher mileage vehicles, a mechanical failure may exhibit similar symptoms. Proper diagnoses should be performed before any repairs or software upgrades are attempted.
Software updates are available which may correct various electrical problems with the interior features and lighting.
There may be an intermittent three- to five-second delay between when you turn the key and when the engine actually cranks. If the Check Engine Light illuminates, the brake switch should be inspected and the PCM may need updated software.
Chrysler 300 QuestionsCan't shift out of park. Could the plastic be caught? (1 answer)
Work fine yesterday.
Even when I release parking brake it stays on. This happens most of the time but not always
In between changing the spark plugs and today I drove long distance over the holiday. On the way to work ETC light came on, got to work, turned car off and back on, no warning light, drove it for lunch less than 1/2mile, no light, drove it home within 5minutes of driving the warning light is back...
Chrysler 300 RecallsPassenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment
The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.
The vehicle may not notify the occupants that the vehicle is not shifted to the park position when a door is opened, resulting in an occupant not knowing that the vehicle is not secured in park, the vehicle possibly rolling away and risking injury. Dealers will update the vehicle software to mitigate the risk of vehicle roll-away free of charge to resolve the concern.
The software for the vehicle radio can be exploited by unauthorized parties who can make changes vehicle system software remotely, possibly endangering vehicle operation. Chrysler will mail owners of affected vehicles a USB drive that includes a software update that eliminates the vulnerability free of charge to resolve the concern. Alternatively, owners may download the software from Chrysler directly to their own USB device to update the vehicle software.