Chrysler 300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chrysler 300

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Chrysler 300 Problems

excessive oil consumption

2006 Chrysler Touring 3.5 V6 uses a quart of oil in 1800 miles. I use Mobile One 10W30. I tried Valvoline and Pennzoil and it seem consume even more oil with those brands. From what I hear this is a common problem and Chrysler doesn't consider this excessive. Also to those who may be having idling problems (rough,surging) this may be due to carbon build up and there is a TSB for that.I used Lucas cylinder and switched to Mobile 89 octane gas a...

PCM/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.

Rear Differential/Axle Seals are Prone to Leaks

Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks.

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Chrysler 300 Questions

Coolant outlet housing. Bleeding valve If I recall the name correctly (2 answers)

I was coming home from a friends an hr away and my heater cut out just started blowing cold air and then about 10 mins later my overheat light came on but my gauge wasnt showing it. It was still in the middle between hot and cold then about 5 mins maybe a lil less later smoke came from the exh...

Why does my car roll back when I put it in park. It was on the news (1 answer)

The gear shifter is failing causing the car to roll out of the drive or down the street, according to the report on the news. Is there a recall on this.
The problem is with 2012 to 2014 model 300 Chrysler.

Heater does get hot (1 answer)

Top radiator hose is hot,the bottom hose is warm and hoses going to the heater core are cold

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Chrysler 300 Recalls

Passenger 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.

Vehicle Does Not Notify When Not In Park With The Door Open

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.

Radio Software Can Allow Third Party Outside Access To Vehicle Controls

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.

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Chrysler 300 Reviews

Got a 300C used in 2012 absolutely love this car very gorgeous looking and totally peppy. Rides fantastic Uconnect is best with dash screen the 20" chrome wheels makes look elegance with sweet looks of car. I done nothing but changed fluid, oil, spark plugs and replaced set of brakes at 114,000 miles believe it is a great car.
Beautiful car but with a jerky transmission that dealers say " there is nothing wrong with it". And I say baloney.
Bought car new, had Overheated at about 30,000 miles, electrical system shut down, ABS lights on. Supposedly repaired at dealer in West Monroe, La. June of this year at 35,000 miles ABS lights on again. Dealership in Union City, Tn., repaired. 39,500 miles ABS lights on again., is at Union City dealer again. In June 2014, had to replace the ABS wheel speed senso r on passenger front, this time ...

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