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2008 Chrysler 300 repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (33%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 102 repairs.
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2008 Chrysler 300 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (59%)

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Chart based on 81 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Chrysler 300

Engine not specified

Chrysler 300 in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2011 - Nov 2012
Oct 2011

30000 mi
was hearing a ticking noise when pressing foot on accelerator. replaced engine short block - covered under warranty 
Nov 2011

31000 mi
check engine light keeps going on dealership had it for 4 days could not figure it out codes are always the same but car still drives fine, they opened a ticket with GM as well and continue to follow still no answers as of today 
Nov 2012

48000 mi

US $251
valve covers had to be replaced, under warranty, but oil leaked into the spark plugs so I was told I needed a tune up at the same time. Spark plugs, filter and clean up totaled the 250 amount the total bill was $542.42 
Chrysler 300 in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2009
Mar 2009

5000 mi
Driver side auto window up feature. Installed a new module. 

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2008 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

425-horsepower 6.1L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chrysler 300 in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Feb 2014
Dec 2011

25000 mi

US $140
Right rocker panel loose, fasteners missing. Belly pan also came loose, hanging down from front bumper. TSB for engine cooling fan. 
Apr 2013

47700 mi

US $750
Loud ticking in dashboard above the glovebox when AC was on/off. 
Sep 2013

54000 mi

US $100
Could not shift out of Park - Stuck in Park 

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2008 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

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

Chrysler 300 in Utah, United States
Aug 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

75000 mi

US $200
Both of the rear door handles broke at the plastic connection point at the door (not the pivoting section). Both had to be replaced by removing the door panels and replacing the whole handle assembly 
Chrysler 300 in Ohio, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

33000 mi
the aluminum wheels were corroded and were replaced under warranty 
Sep 2015

79000 mi

US $100
Sunroof failed and was also leaking after new one installed 
Chrysler 300 in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

99000 mi
Replaced leaking oil temp/level sending unit. 

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2008 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

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

Chrysler 300 in Oregon, United States
Oct 2013 - Aug 2015
Jul 2015

71000 mi

US $635
Wheel hubs rear 
Chrysler 300 in Florida, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2016
Jul 2013

40000 mi

US $7
The antennae mast plastic came off -- so went to Chrysler dealership and paid the $7 for a new one and then screwed the old one off and put the new one on. 5 second job. The antennae mast plastic came off -- so went to Chrysler dealership and paid the $7 for a new one and then screwed the old one off and put the new one on. 5 second job. 
Chrysler 300 in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2012
May 2009

4000 mi
Digital speedometer not working known problem with 2008 models Both windows would not auto close would start up then come down. 
Aug 2009

6000 mi
Problem with remote entry, dealer replaced remote. 
Sep 2010

11000 mi
Chrome clad wheels corroded All wheels replaced. 
Chrysler 300 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

6200 mi
Transmission still has same issue, however does not seem as prominent. Dealer still reports no information from chrysler on this problem. Otherwise, car has been great. 
Chrysler 300 in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Nov 2009

19220 mi
The right front outer tie rod end was showing signs of wear and was replaced under new car warranty. The vehicle developes a vibration and low frequency noise between 30 and 80 kph with the most vibration at 50 kph in drive and with MDS activated. Although several dealers acknowledge the vibrations, they respond with "everything is normal" answer. 
Jan 2010

21080 mi
While on vacation, the dealer had 30 days to repair the problem. Chrysler engineers were involved but no solution was available. A flash was available for the ECM but the engine is rough now. I was told to continue driving in fourth gear.  
Apr 2010

25420 mi
Transmission shuddered and gear clash shifting from reverse to drive. This was third time. No solution, no repair, no advice. 
Dec 2010

34720 mi

C $250
The HID ballast was defective. Part was ordered and installed by dealer. No warranty. Customer paid for repair. A rear shock absorber was leaking oil. Part was ordered and installed. Covered by warranty. 
Jan 2011

35340 mi
A Chrysler TSB hd been issued for MDS and other drivability issues. It did help the high speed noise issues but did not help the annoying MDS vibrationn/noise complaint. Chrysler Canada was contacted for help but none offered. Not happy. 
Apr 2011

38940 mi
a leaking left front strut resulted in both front struts being replaced under extended warranty. 
May 2011

39060 mi

C $100
A crack and advancing tear in the driver's seat leather covering. Vehicle warranty does not cover leather/upholstery. Dealer offered me a &100.00 deductible solution to repair the seat cover. Repair complete. 
Sep 2011

44020 mi
The mechanic discovered a loose tie rod end during the multi point inspection and replaced it under extended warranty. I indicated that all music files have been deleted several times. Service advisor indicated that a TSB existed for the problem and that a flash disc would be ordered from Chrysler. I am waiting for a follow up call from dealer. 
Apr 2012

52480 mi
I discovered a loose tie rod end during tire change over. Reported the issue to the dealer and returned to have it repaired under extended warranty. 
May 2014

82460 mi

C $500
Repalced two link kits, control arm bushing and replaced L&R calliper pins. 
Sep 2014

86800 mi

C $500
The rear shocks were replaced with original equipment parts. The job should have taken one hour but the attempt by the manager to up sell me unwarranted repairs to the front struts extended the repair job by another hour. 
Feb 2016

99200 mi

C $700
Clunking sounds in the front end resulted in the replacement of two tie rod ends,sway bar bushings, front end alignment and related dealer charges. 
Aug 2016

105400 mi

C $220
Repaired broken driver side door handle. 
May 2017

111600 mi

C $200
Strut control arm bushing had failed. Bushing was replaced and four wheel alignment was completed. 
Feb 2018

122760 mi

C $800
The front end developed a creaking noise. Diagnosis revealed a worn driver side upper control arm. Both control arms were replaced. 
Chrysler 300 in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2010 - Apr 2012
Sep 2011

64000 mi

US $75
TPS monitoring system replaced 

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2008 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

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

Chrysler 300 in New York, United States
Jun 2015 - Feb 2018
Mar 2017

73000 mi

US $135
R&R RF outer tie rod. 
Chrysler 300 in Missouri, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Mar 2015

115000 mi

US $900
replaced left rear wheel bearings Seemed weak 
Chrysler 300 in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

101000 mi

US $8500
Beginning in Nov 2014, I had a complete engine failure due to a defective oil pump. Since that time, I have replaced the engine 3 different times. Each has been defective and overheating/seizing. 

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2008 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

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

Chrysler 300 in New Brunswick, Canada
Oct 2010 - Aug 2013
Nov 2010

51460 mi
Engine oil transferring into cooling system 
Dec 2010

51460 mi
In repair shop again since dec 1/2010 chrysler has last decided to supply complete motor hoping to have car back at least by jan 10 / 2011 
Jan 2012

65500 mi

C $1400
both lower ball joints and tie rod ends. owner paid total bill of 1400.00 

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2008 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Chrysler 300 in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

55800 mi
P0456 
Chrysler 300 in Florida, United States
Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

88000 mi

US $25
Had to pay 25$ to get a new oil cord to check oil levels as the one I had broke randomly. Besides that. I had a airbag recall done free of charge. Take care of the car it'll take care of you! 
Chrysler 300 in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2017
Oct 2014

80300 mi

US $150
Had to replace a rear axle oil seal. 
Feb 2017

98000 mi

US $400
Alternator electronics were replaced 
Chrysler 300 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - May 2018
Apr 2010

36762 mi
Worn sway bar cushions and strut tension rod. Manufacturer warranty covered. Replace radio (REN 430) - HDD was not working. Replaced under warranty. Latch actuators seized in rear doors - replaced under warranty. Latch actuators seized in rear doors - replaced under warranty Replace radio (REN 430) - HDD was not working.rnReplaced under warranty. Worn sway bar cushions and strut tension rod. Manufacturer warranty covered. 
May 2010

36767 mi
Adjust parking brake shoe - dealer to fix at no cost. 
Jun 2010

40300 mi

C $27
Passenger side trunk suspender (rod). Lubricate door hinges Alignment inspection and correction Lubricate door hinges Passenger side trunk suspender (rod). 
Nov 2010

49309 mi

C $92
Right front tie-rod. Right front tie-rod. 
Jan 2011

50990 mi

C $150
Replaced clockspring & steering sensor. Wiring problem - power window did not work. Work completed under warranty Right front wheel bearing - replaced under warranty Replaced clockspring & steering sensor. Right front wheel bearing - replaced under warranty Wiring problem - power window did not work. Work completed under warranty 
Apr 2011

55180 mi

C $725
Replaced both front shock absorbers - leaking. Replaced right side lower control arm. Replaced both front shock absorbers - leaking. Replaced right side lower control arm. 
May 2011

59148 mi

C $90
AC was not working - broken wire at C13 circuit to AC control head. Broken wire was repaired, re-taped and harness was reinstalled. Covered by extended warranty except for deductible of $150 Replaced engine cover shield AC was not working - broken wire at C13 circuit to AC control head. Broken wire was repaired, re-taped and harness was reinstalled.rnrnCovered by extended warranty except for deductible of $150 Replaced engine cover shield 
Aug 2011

64320 mi

C $70
Replaced six wheel nuts – damaged while taking wheels off. They are notorious for seizure and deformation (especially in winter climate) and often cannot be removed from the wheel without damage. I've been through many already. 
Jun 2013

88660 mi

C $800
Upper control arm replaced (both left & right) 
Sep 2013

89280 mi
Replace right side tie-rod (+alignment after repair) Right upper control arm replaced (replaced part under warranty - see June's trip) 
Jun 2014

96100 mi

C $1
passenger side wheel bearing 
Sep 2014

97340 mi

C $250
Oxygen sensor replaced 
Jan 2017

60740 mi

C $300
Replaced battery 
Apr 2017

110149 mi
Front shock absorbers are weak and need replacement 
Chrysler 300 in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Jan 2015
Apr 2009

1000 mi
Sirius radio not working when car was delivered. Dealer ordered parts. Parts for Sirius radio installed, still not working. Have to take back in. 
Jun 2009

5000 mi
Dealer had to order parts again. Parts on order for a 4 weeks. Parts still not in and radio not working 
Jul 2009

8000 mi
Dealer replaced complete radio. Repair successful 
Feb 2010

24000 mi
Sunvisor holding bracket broke on the drivers side. 
Aug 2010

39000 mi
Replaced left front wheel sensor 
Jul 2011

64000 mi

US $65
replaced right front wheel speed sensor 
Feb 2012

78000 mi

US $46
replaced the right rear wheel sensor 
Aug 2012

90400 mi
code P1004 short runner intake valve. replace intake manifold. 
Oct 2013

119000 mi

US $45
replaced wheel speed sensor 
Chrysler 300 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2013 - Dec 2014
Aug 2014

84480 mi

C $1047
ALL OF THE FRONT END PLUS SHOCKS 
Chrysler 300 in Missouri, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2013
Oct 2012

105300 mi

US $85
Switch went out on driver's side for the front two windows. 
Chrysler 300 in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2009 - May 2011
Jun 2010

31000 mi
Passenger side tie rod replaced 

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2008 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

178-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Chrysler 300 in Michigan, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2015
Jan 2014

118300 mi

US $1400
tire rod ball joint sway bar bushions 
Chrysler 300 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2018
Dec 2009

30000 mi

US $1500
replaced both tie rods, sway bars, etc.. front end was messed up, seems it was dropped from transport vehicle when shipped in from Michigan to PA. 
Jun 2014

86000 mi

US $60
AC stopped working, no leaks, needs evaporator 
Dec 2014

89000 mi

US $150
loud banging noise from right rear of car, turned out strut was worn out, needed replaced along with other struts and shocks 
Apr 2016

116700 mi

US $100
Remote keyfob not opening doors nor locking. Delay when starting vehicle 

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