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Chrysler 300 Problems and Repair Histories

453 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Chrysler 300. 147 of these members (32.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 405 repairs to Chrysler 300s--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Chrysler 300 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Chrysler 300 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Chrysler 300 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Chrysler 300 repairs by problem area

19% of the Chrysler 300 repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 21% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 405 repairs.

Chrysler 300 repair cost distribution

Of the Chrysler 300 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 15% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 117 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Chrysler 300 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chrysler 300 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2006 0    
15000 9 Brakes squeal at stops when the pads are warm. Dealer could not replicate the issue. 
Chrysler 300 in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 0    
3000 0 Paint flaked off driver side on bumper towards back. 
3000 0 Paint defect - small area of paint (1/4" long, 1/32" wide) on driver side rear bumper not bonded well and flaked off. Repaired with touch-up paint (under warranty). 
11000 0 Rear driver side window would roll down but not back up without assitance. Was told be dealer that the regulator had to be replaced. When getting an oil change, mechanic noticed fluid on rear axle. Suggested having it looked at, dealership said differential was over filled and that was seepage. While checking the possible fluid leak at the axle, the dealership noticed a transmission fluid leak at a connector. Was repaired. Rattle in the headboard, somewhere near center or slightly towards back seat on the driver side. Dealership could not locate where it was coming from at the time. 
Chrysler 300 in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2005 2000    
4600 0 AC cold and then on long trips & hot days, it freezes up TSB 24-012-05 Reprogrammed ATC Repair successful. 
5400 0 New wiper switch ordered, turn signal was activating wipers. Repair successful. 
8000 0 Turn signal stalk had to be replaced as wipers would go on when signaling 
10300 0 Transmission leak replaced o-ring to electric connector on transmission repair successful! 
11000 0 Right rear window would not go down ordered a regulator and replaced, repair successful. 
12000 0 Remote start does not shut down on over rev dealer checking into it with somebody. Dealer reprogrammed remote start module. Repair successful! 
13500 0 Noise coming from under car. Replaced Sway bar link noise still there ordered tie rod ends parts on national back order! 
14000 0 Noise coming from under car after inspection both tie rod ends need replacing. At 14,000 miles seems to be a quality issue of the part lots of people getting them replaced as they were on national back-order. 
14500 0 Tie rod ends replaced problem solved. 
15000 0 Replaced outer tie rod ends. Reprogram Remote Starter. 
16000 0 Sill Cladding replaced! 

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2006 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Chrysler 300 in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2006 3720    
9920 0 Transmission fluid leak at base of dipstick rod connecting to transmission. Dealer tightened and topped up with transmission fluid. 
13020 0 Auto up on power window not consistently working. Dealer reprogrammed something, but it seems the problem is still occuring infrequently. Does not cause a big problem as the window will still close by holding the switch in the up position. 
19840 0 Slightly rough transmission upshift when easing up on the gas during accelleration as transmission is shifting from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd. 
30380 200 Rattle in sunroof. Dealer removed headliner to tighten brackets and reinstalled. Repair was successful on 1st trip. 
36580 410 Temperature sensor that sends signal to engine controller and automatic Heating and A/C went bad. Part was replaced and repair was successful. 
41540 700 Plug into transmission for electrical components was leaking and had to be repaired Replaced left tie rod due to slack (movement) 

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2006 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chrysler 300 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 32240    
35340 0 Car made noise and vibration in turns or whenever hitting sharp bumps. (Drive up/down driveway to sidewalk transition.) Initially blamed this on brake "lubrication" but ended up tightening the rack and replacing 2 tie rod ends. A/C control panel head all lights burnt out. Needed replacement. Transmission shudders between 70-100 km/h. Fluid added and told to "watch for more wear." Passenger side fog light delaminated. 
38440 0 A/C control head was replaced. with another defective unit. i'm too bothered to return so we'll call it a success. next time i'm in i'll mention it and see if it gets fixed correctly. Replaced fog light. 
44640 190 Transmission still shudders. Told to pay $250 to change fluid even though it is covered under TSB. I declined the repair. Was charged $84. Will go to a more reputable dealer. 
47740 0 Good dealer Replaced the Transmission torque converter under warranty. Charged $250 for transmission service as it was due. Problem fixed! 
62620 441 Had a problem with rattling over bumps. Eventually turned to looseness in steering. Diagnosed as bad inner tie rod ends. Dealer replaced steering rack under ext warranty. Transmission shudders on partial lock up of torque converter. Happens generally under light acceleration around 80 km/h. Originally replaced torque converter. This time around they reflashed the computer. A/C control head had no lights working. Dealer replaced in dash unit. (3rd time for this to be replaced) 
71920 189 Transmission Shudder is back. Was told that to correct the shudder would require a tune up and cleaning of injectors. Could not/would not do any further repair without $200 cash for the tune up. 
83700 1880 R&R upper control arms both sides as the factory pressed the balljoints in. Joints are not serviceable.  Code P0404 Egr valve required replacement. Required a lot of labour but part was easy to do. 
86180 249 Car pulled to left and still rattled over bumps. Changed out Stabilizer links on both side front. Still rattles.. 
89900 0 Wheels making a creaking sound, related to lugnuts required replacement. 
96720 1050 Replaced Tension Strut (Lateral arms) on both sides as well as outer tie rods, both sides. Second time in 3 years these 4 parts required repair! While changing tie rod ends, the brake dust shield separated from the car due to corrosion. Dealer did not accept responsibility until I fought for it. I paid parts, they paid labour. 
108500 420 Transmission shudders on partial power application around 60-85 km/h. Caused by Torque converter shudder 
126480 15 Used engine cleaning product to remove shudder at 80 km/h. Seafoam added to gas tank and engine ran over 5500 rpms cleaned out valves and caused shudder to quit! 
128340 0 Rear caliper pins sticking 

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2005 Chrysler 300 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler 300 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 12000    
40000 0 drivers seat stopped moving 

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2005 Chrysler 300 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler 300 in Queensland, Australia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 5580    
6200 0 air con fails when used for more than 3 hours continuously on hot days - CHrysler TSB exists with solution for same but dealer unaware of TSB until I pointed it out to them. Parts not to hand so had to order in from Singapore. Told "7 to 10 days" and to c 
14260 0 air con control bezel replaced 

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