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2012 Chrysler 300 repairs by problem area

Engine (7%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (36%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 121 repairs.
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2012 Chrysler 300 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (21%)

< $100 (75%)

Chart based on 63 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2012 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

470-horsepower 6.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chrysler 300 in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2012 - Nov 2015
Aug 2012

5000 mi
Rear spoiler came loose Piece of interior trim was falling off 
Mar 2013

8000 mi
Trim on console came loose and had to be replaced 
Sep 2013

13000 mi
Rear spoiler loosen. Still waiting for the dealer to arrange a loaner car. They have to repaint the whole trunk lid because as the spoiler loosen up it chipped the paint. 
Oct 2013

13500 mi
Replaced the spoiler and repainted the trunk 
Jun 2014

19000 mi
Driver outside mirror cap feel off. Dealer had to repair to get it to stay on. 
Chrysler 300 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Feb 2016
Sep 2013

2000 mi
Carbon fiber trim was peeling back from the dashboard on the passenger side just above the glove box door. 
Chrysler 300 in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2013
Oct 2012

3300 mi
Exhaust Pressure Sensor P0471 CEL code 
Jan 2013

5500 mi
They are still trying to figure out what the problem is? 
Jul 2013

14000 mi
problems with Sirius Travel Link-----AGAIN! 
Chrysler 300 in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jun 2015
May 2013

3720 mi
warranty recall for airbag connectors under fron seats. airbag light had been coming on. 
Chrysler 300 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012 sill panel inside the car wasnt glued down properly leading to part being caught and then bent 

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2012 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

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

Chrysler 300 in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

18000 mi
Clunking in front end. Dealer replaced Lower Control arm and suspension arm. Clunking now even worse, probably sway bar bushings. The cruise control would not turn on. No codes defective ON/Off button in steering wheel. Replaced all is well. 
May 2014

20000 mi
Took my 300C back for clunking in the front end. Kept it a week, tightened all front end parts. Clunk is 90% better but not gone. Service Mgr heard the clunk but only on rough roads. They have done their best. I suspect wrong size sway bar bushings. 
Oct 2015

36000 mi
Cruise control inop. Replaced switch on Steering Wheel. 2nd time for this failure and now on 3rd switch 
Nov 2015

36700 mi
Dealer worked with Chrysler and test equipment finally determined defective right front strut. The front strut was replaced and all associated parts problem has finally been solved. This problem started day 1 of new car delivery. 
Chrysler 300 in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2014 - May 2015
Aug 2014

24300 mi
center console trim faded and cracked due to sun exposure. Replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2014

30000 mi
Noisy strut 

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2012 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

292-horsepower 3.6L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chrysler 300 in Georgia, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2017
Aug 2013

9000 mi
Passenger side door interior was loose. Was found to be missing a clip in the center. Clip was added. Door now creaks and buzzes. Feels cheap. Paint bubbling and peeling from front and rear bumpers. Paint shop unable to fix. Waiting on word from dealer for solution. Either A pillar, front dash on driver side, or something else causes loud intermittent rattles. Up to volume level 15. Could not be reproduced by shop tech. The car is very annoying to drive at times. Experienced traction control turning on/off. Both dry/wet roads. At low speed (making a turn in my neighborhood). To higher speeds such as having to make a quick left. During this rear sometimes feels like its locking up. No codes found. The driver seat has become noisy and seems loose. Not during adjustment, but during stops, acceleration, turning, etc. A replacement seat back and seat rail has been ordered. 
Sep 2013

10000 mi
Left call with body shop at start of the month regarding scheduling a solution to paint peeling off of bumpers. Body shop never returned my call and was unable to see my car during the 4.5 days the dealer had it. Dealer replaced seat back. Seat is now much more solid. No longer feels or sounds partly broken. Problem is resolved. Passenger side door that was previously fixed due to being loose became noisy and rattled with music. Door arm rest sounds very cheap and crunchy when touched. Defroster grill was replaced. Door rattle is now gone, but armrest is as stated. Dash rattle not duplicated, but car was doing it when I picked it up. Car seems to be doing it less frequently as time goes on. 
Dec 2013

14000 mi

US $43
Had hard shifts and moments where it feels like the trans was dropping into neutral. Paint was falling off of the front bumper when bugs would hit the vehicle during normal driving. Rear bumper was starting to bubble in places. After my 3rd visit on this issue the dealer finally submitted a warranty claim to Chrysler. Instrument cluster over hang is starting to come loose. Causes noticeable rattle. One can cause significant motion by touching it. I looked at other used versions of this car at a different dealer they do not do this. Passenger side front door still sounds cheap. Crunches when you use the arm rest on it. Dressing rings on the instrument cluster seem loose and another possible source of rattles with the instrument cluster. My steering wheel fabric is starting to tear possibly from my keys on my belt. I have never had this issue with any other vehicle. 
Feb 2014

14600 mi
Rattle in front dash and loose instrument cluster shade/overhang. Front dash board was completely removed flocking was installed around all fasteners. Noise has come back after driving. Trunk covering is missing clips and hanging down. Drilled holes for additional clips and re-secured trunk liner. Front end vibrations came back. Front tires were rebalanced. After less than 1k miles front end vibrations reappeared. Continued presence of what feels like turbo lag. Traction control error light still comes on intermittently during low speed turns. Rear end of car feels off when this happens. Experienced large jolts/bang from rear almost like an impact during snow / ice driving. Was told this was normal. 
Nov 2016

69400 mi

US $20
Conducted code scan and vehicle inspection. Replaced faulty wheel speed sensor causing ABS and Traction Control Warning on driver side rear wheel. 
Apr 2017

76048 mi

US $230
Replaced defective bluetooth hands free telematics module. 
May 2017

84667 mi

US $30
Wheel alignment and tire rotation 
Chrysler 300 in Alabama, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2017
Sep 2016

105000 mi

US $300
Rack and pinion replaced. Ext warranty covered ex deductible. 
May 2017

112000 mi

US $350
Replace wheel sensor. 

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2012 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

292-horsepower 3.6L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Chrysler 300 in Michigan, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2017
May 2012

15000 mi
Very harsh ride and high levels of noise and "loose" feeling when driving over broken pavement or expansion strips. Other similar cars driven by myself do not have this problem. 
Jul 2012

18300 mi
Ongoing sunroof noise (other than wind). Terrible rattles and squeaks while closed. This has been a problem since day one. 8.4 Inch Display and Radio - FM tuner is very noisy and has the poorest reception (range) of any FM radio that I have ever experienced. AM tuner does not work at all on any station. No signal received. Rear powered sunshade came out of its tracks and partially fell onto the rear deck. 
Jul 2013

43000 mi
Ongoing issues with noise and rattles coming from the headliner (passenger's side), instrument panel (passenger's side). Never ending interior noises due to unsecured wiring harness and plastic to plastic rubbing. Trunk deck lid fills with water every time it rains or is washed. Water ingress is through poor fitting gasket on decklid mounted brake light. Drainage holes at each of the four corns of decklid were sealed and did not allow water to exit. 
Jul 2017

143000 mi

US $350
Car stranded me, all electronic subsystems crashed ( bizarre behavior, including NAV, Radio, Gauges, Wipers) finally the transmission decided to shift itself into PARK while I was driving at approximately 12 - 15 miles per hours. Needless to say, it felt that I was rear ended with car coming to an abrupt stop and the engine stalled. Unable to restart and each time that I did try the wiper moved from their park position and swept slowly across the windshield returning to their park position. Blind Spot Notification System - did not work. Mirrors constantly displayed that an object was in the blind spot sensor range. Ongoing problem. Sensors had to be replaced requiring the removal and replacement of the entire rear bumper fascia. Voice command system failed. Ongoing problem. Once activated, the system would hang for several minutes and prevent any audio from working. Each time, I would have to wait until the function would time out on its own before being able to interact with the audio system. Failed backup camera. Camera had been flaky to say the least. IT it would work at all, it was only momentary when the vehicle would be first placed into reverse. The image would then go completely dark (black) for the duration. The problem had become progressively worse, finally no camera operation at all for many months. 

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2012 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

292-horsepower 3.6L V6 8-speed automatic RWD

Chrysler 300 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Apr 2017
Nov 2013

16200 mi
Driver's side door panel squeak. Looks like a loose pin or something. Because of this problem there is distortion from the speaker mounted to this door at higher volume. 
Feb 2015

27280 mi
Rattles coming from the rear passenger side handle. 
Apr 2015

30260 mi
Check Engine lights on 
Jun 2015

32860 mi
Noise coming from front brakes. Replaced the caliper after 3rd visit and everything works fine now. 
Jul 2016

39260 mi

C $70
Noise coming from the steering. Had to lubricate the steering components 
Chrysler 300 in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2017
Aug 2015

96420 mi

US $100
Alternator replaced Back-up cam replaced 
Nov 2017

161000 mi

US $75
Front headlight burned out. Replaced both. Took about 20 minutes 
Dec 2017

161369 mi

US $100
Replaced struts and rear shock absorbers 
Chrysler 300 in Kuwait
Apr 2012 - Dec 2017
Jun 2012

1240 mi
bluetooth wasnt working. 
Jun 2014

13020 mi

$300
driver back seat squeaking  trunk opened while driving, dealer lubed latch brake and tire vibration outside odors come in after about 20 minutes even when recirculation is chosen 
Dec 2014

16740 mi

$203
they replaced the some bushes. 
Feb 2016

24800 mi
sound comming from the front end sound coming from steering wheel. applied lubricant. on hard acceleration (RPM ~4500 & up) i smell burning smell like firework or match. they say its normal. after receiving my car. i noticed a loud banging coming from the dashboard. they replaced the duct vent distributor motor. my panorama sunroof started to leak wind noise. they did some lubricant and adjustment but still the same. i have the safty-tech trim. warning messages sometimes appears such "battery saver mode" "clean front sensor" "blind spot detection is disabled". they found nothing. Suggested replacing the battery for ~ $266. i refused as i know i 
Oct 2016

29760 mi
noise coming from the front of the car. the suspension and bushing was replaced. the car drives better than i bought it new. noise from the driver seat when adjusting the seat noise from driver back seat 
Nov 2016

30360 mi
driver seat not moving corectly back and forth. lower seat part was replaced 
Feb 2017

31620 mi

$82
Water pump broke down and damaged the drive belt. the panorama roof leaking wind noise. 
May 2017

35340 mi
front suspension was leaking so they replaced them. the brakes not working properly. pads and disks was replaced and brake fluid was changed. when i press the gas pedal or when taking off my leg of it i feel a hit in the back end. they tightened the axle bolt and replaced the rear bushing. during the maintenance they informed me that the driver seat is squeaking so they order the parts. 
Sep 2017

37200 mi

$1000
the a/c wasn't cold they replaced the evaporator and actuator the backup camera not working so they replaced it. 
Chrysler 300 in Connecticut, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2015
Jun 2012 Check engine light went on. 
Sep 2012

1000 mi
Check engine light went on. Dealer said it had to do with the catalytic converter monitor. 
Feb 2013

3700 mi
Check engine light went. Dealer flashed the CPU, downloaded an update to the software. 
Jul 2013

8200 mi
Check engine light came on intermittently. Dealer replaced a valve. 
Nov 2013

9300 mi
Check engine light went on. 
Chrysler 300 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Dec 2017
Jun 2013

19840 mi
Car has a whitsle/air noise coming from somewhere up in the pano sunroof. Village Chrysler had a look to see if warrantable repair could be completed but noise could not be replicated due to rain. Will return for follow up. 
Sep 2013

23560 mi
Dreaded left turn clunk and steering play when turning left on incline or pulling out of driveway. Dealer was unable to replicate. Constant wind noise best described as white noise or crickets. Ajax Chrysler unable to diagnose and Oshawa Durham Chrysler performed road test and cabin pressure test unable to isolate noise but acknowledged that abnormal noise. Rear trunk link activated while driving down the 401 without any trunk open button activation. trunk doesn't close properly at times. On several occasions need to slam trunk shut three times for it to remain closed. 
Nov 2013

26660 mi

C $120
Engine misfire, followed by smell of rotten eggs while pulling into garage (1km/h). Loud metal clanging noise (best described as someone tapping a spoon on a pop can) only happening on a left turn. Can hear noise from both rear and front. It was determined that rim was making contact with brake caliper and as a result caliper was shaved down. Noise has reduced but has not been eliminated. Unlear if this is a result on winter rim installed or other issue. Rear trunk liner clip fell out. Needed to be replaced.  Still a lot of creaks and groans in the car from unidentifiable source. Installed winter tire wheels and started hearing clicking noise. Dealer said inner lip of the steel rim was making contact with brake caliper and rear sway bar link. Dealer grinded down caliper. Noise has reduced but still exists. 
Sep 2014

40300 mi
Exterior trim (below the windshield) was warping and allowed for water to drain into the engine bay. front grille more specifically the rubber insert that covers the chrysler emblem has fallen off. the uconnect phone module is frozen in the pairing mode. Apparently this might be indicative of a faulty Bluetooth module. Called uconnect help line and they instructed me to doenload software upgrade which I did. Didn't help. 
Nov 2014

41400 mi

C $180
Uconnect bluetooth module was found to be faulty. Dealer offered to provide part for free (car out of warranty at this time) and invoiced 1.5 units labour. 
Jun 2015

44640 mi
Car did not turn over. Battery discharged over a 5 day span parked in a garage. Boost resolved issue. Unclear why battry discharged as car has been left for almost 2 weeks at a time unattended. 
Dec 2015

47120 mi
Heater blows cold air, fluctuates to extreme heat. Trunk open light turns on while driving and alarm randomly triggered when left alone parked in garage. 
Jun 2017

55180 mi

C $700
Loud metal noise heard during motion followed my metal on metal noise on lownl speed braking. Cause determined to be low pad and bad rotors. 
Aug 2017

55800 mi

C $500
Worn out pads and rotors could not be machined. Replaced pads rotors and flushed brake fluid. 
Nov 2017

60760 mi

C $150
TPMS sensor no longer communicating and no reading in EVIC 
Dec 2017

60760 mi

C $5
Rear bumper license plate light bulbs blown. Screws to remove housing rusted and mechanic shop had to be engaged to remove screws, re thread and install new bulbs. License plate light bulbs no longer working. Bulbs blown. 

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2012 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

292-horsepower 3.6L V6 8-speed automatic AWD

Chrysler 300 in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2012 - Nov 2016
Jun 2013

13640 mi
iPod connection was fusing out and would not play iPod 
Oct 2014

31500 mi
Entire sunroof assembly and glass had to be replaced after dealer botched what should have been a simple repair. The problem started because a poorly installed plastic drain channel was causing a lot of squeaking when driving. 
Chrysler 300 in Alberta, Canada
May 2012 - Sep 2015
Nov 2012

6480 mi
Noise was coming from the headliner. Dealer removed the headliner and reattached. Noise is now gone. 
Jun 2014

16740 mi
Rattle in sunroof required removal of sunroof and replacement of parts. 
Aug 2014

17640 mi
Interior rattles. They replaced some part in the sunroof which fixed the rattle. There was also a rattle in the console (cup holders) that fixed the original problem but has caused a new rattle. Too much plastic in the interior of cars. 
Dec 2014

19840 mi
There was a ticking from the engine area. Dealer diagnostics indicated a bad bearing in the alternator which was replaced under warranty. 
May 2015

21560 mi
Interior noise from console and base of dashboard. Problem is very temperature dependant so will require another trip. 

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