really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,967 miles

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problem #20

Oct 222018


  • 80,121 miles
This car has a plastic key fob used as the key. Sometimes I turn the key and nothing happens. I have replaced the battery repeatedly in the fob itself. I wish it had a metal key so I could figure out if it is something in the ignition or in the fob itself. IżM afraid I am going to lose power when driving and crash. The dealer said a new ignition is over $1000 but I am not convinced this will solve my issue. I am also afraid an electrical problem could make my airbags not work or a fire inside. I know Chrysler has recalled 2 million cars for ignition issues but mine has not been included thus far and IżM not sure why. I do not think the problem will magically correct itself, but it is intermittent with no rhyme or reason just depends

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #19

Dec 222018


  • 51,800 miles
While driving at highway speed, the car completely shut down. The engine, interior lights, exterior lights, power steering, and power brakes all shut down. The car effectively was moving on a busy highway with no power. I had to pull over to the road side thru traffic and the car had to restart the car. This has started to happen frequently. I noticed that there were recalls on years prior to and after this year for ignition key issues. I only use the key while driving with no key ring attached. In the last few weeks this has occurred 4 times while at highway speed. In the year that I have owned it, this has happened at lower speeds but less frequently. I am now working evening hours and the lights shutting down has become a bigger issue.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #18

Apr 272018


  • 15 miles
Horn keep on sounding...car shake when driven to stop.horn doesnt work when applied sound rather in another time on its own.there is a sound keep on coming when ac is applied etc....

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #17

Feb 102017


  • miles
On February 10,2017 the car would not start. I got a charge and drove it home. The next morning the car started. After driving for a while I realized my turn signals didn't work. It began raining and I realized the wipers didn't work. After checking further I found my horn didn't work either.

- Lorain, OH, USA

problem #16

Jun 062016


  • 80,000 miles
Car was cutting out at random times while driving. Sometimes it would restart itself within 5 seconds sometimes I had to throw it in neutral and restart it. Sometimes all the lights would come on the dash, sometimes no lights. Was not generating a code. It happened at all speeds, very dangerous. Twice I took it in and they couldn't fix it. I thought about it and was suspicious of the key. I put the car in park, started it and tapped on the key. The car stalled. I did this while driving also. I took it to the dealer, told them what I discovered and they replaced the winn(?) module for the small sum of $472. The module is where the key goes in. It's my understanding that some other Chrysler vehicles have been recalled for this problem. They obviously didn't get mine. This happened this summer.

- Shelby Twp., MI, USA

problem #15

Oct 152015

300 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
2009 Chrysler 300. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle sudden power loss while driving. The consumer stated all of the electronics in the vehicle went dead. There was no warning. He was able to restart the vehicle. On Sunday March 21, 2016, the vehicle lost all power again, without prior warning. The engine instantly stopped running, forcing the consumer to man handle the vehicle without power steering or brakes. Updated 04/21/16.

- West Springfield, MA, USA

problem #14

Jun 012015


  • 170,000 miles
Neither rear door will not open from inside or outside of the car. Neither will they unlock from driver or passenger side

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #13

Nov 102014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Altadena, CA, USA

problem #12

Nov 102014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler 300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #11

Dec 032014

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start while turning the key into the ignition switch. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 09/03/15

- Summerville, TN, USA

problem #10

Jun 162014

300 8-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
Car will not start when ignition switch is turned on. The alarm that indicates door is open still works but the car will not operate any other electrical functions like the windows, radio, lights, etc. I contacted Chrysler and was told that no recall existed for the vehicle. However, I think this is a problem other consumers have also experienced and would like to see this matter investigated and resolved, if possible.

- Memphis , TN, USA

problem #9

Jan 012015

300 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
My wife went to santa rose to visit her sister, parked the car in drive way later that day went to go out again the car would not start. Called aaa to help out the man could not find the problem. I had to rent a trailer to bring it home 50+ miles away from where we live. My mechanic found that the ignition was dead but the batter was charged. His test brought him to look at the (win and the (PCM )as being the issue at hand. We have grand children and she looks after then, this could have been a more serious problem then just a pain in the [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- San Pablo, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 252014


  • 94,302 miles
I own a 2009 Chrysler 300C is exhibiting the following circumstances. Stall is leading to unnecessary endangerment of my and other highway users' survivability. This automatically raises the risk of death for consumers utilizing the roadways be it two lane or multi- lanes, city or rural roads. My 2009 Chrysler 300C is supposed to be a high performance vehicle and these deficiencies only add insult to injury. I do not believe the excuse of "we don't know" will satisfy the family of a loved one lost in a vehicle accident. I request a fail-safe protection when the following defects exist, I.e. stall, sudden shutdown, loss of power, and in traffic appears out of the ordinary. Chrysler is explicably compounds this stall safety problem by not providing the most efficient mechanical expertise available and swiftly correct this safety issue as an issue to consumers for satisfactory of this safety hazard. I have performed the initial risk assessments and potential hazards that may arise during the execution of mechanical malfunctions of my 2009 Chrysler 300C. The ignition is either loose and not communication with the other components to properly operate the vehicles and continue to shut off, stall, stop, etc. Etc. Etc. This empirical evidence points in the opposite direction of safety and further more compound this problem. There is a need and explanation given for these destructive mechanical malfunctions. I do not want a death, crash, injury, or fire.

- Hope Mills, NC, USA

problem #7

Jul 122014


  • 62,550 miles
Truck moved into my lane, tried to honk horn(s) but failed to work. Once in a quiet place, discovered horn makes a very faint noise but no honk and no volume from either horn. The fact that it makes a faint noise means it is getting electric signal but failing to work as it should. Extremely dangerous, put my life in danger and now won't pass inspection. Horn not working with engine off is also dangerous in parking situations.

- Smithville, TX, USA

problem #6

Sep 122011

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,477 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the key fob failed to open the vehicle and the trunk opened independently. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the key fob needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 13,477. Updated 02/02/15

- Willouby Hills, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 262014

300 8-cyl

  • 92,076 miles
I own a 2009 Chrysler 300C, which has been having consistent problems with the engine shutting off while driving down the busy highway. The vehicle is stalling, quitting, not starting on the first try, fail to keep running once started, or completely stop on its own recognizance. I feel unprotected because my vehicle automatic shut off and could cause death or serious injury. The performance of this vehicle and its equipment is leading me into unreasonable anxiety for my safety due to the sudden stopping in heavy traffic, leading to no steering power, no electric signals, and grave possibility of death. This vehicle is only five (5) years of age and should not be showing signs of inefficiency.

- Hope Mills, NC, USA

problem #4

Nov 242014

300 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
My Chrysler 300 keeps loosing power. While driving on the highway at 65 mph the vehicle decides to lose its electrical power and the engine completely turned off. There was no braking power, the steering had no play but I was able to maneuver off to the left side of the road in medium traffic. I believe the keyless ignition system has a horrific defect. It is losing contact. The double sided integrated key, I believe, is losing contact with the integral ignition switch which also contributes to inconsistent starting procedure.

- Hope Mills, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 272014


  • 93,000 miles
When driving down the street, my car cuts off without any notice. I can place it in neutral and immediately start it back up.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 152013

300 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler 300. The contact stated while driving 55 mph the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken in the dealership and the technician diagnosed that the key needed to be replaced. The key was replaced; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000. The current mileage was 83,000. Updated 3/19/14 updated 6/17/14 updated 8/3/17

- Hanford, CA, USA

problem #1

May 012013

300 8-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
Got in car to drive, driver seat warm (thought due to parked in phoenix sun). But within 10 minutes unbearable heat driver seat, needed 2 pads to protect. Seat heater was off, no light, but I toggled switch to see if help, it did not. Car parked at work 15 minutes after starting journey. 2 1/2 hrs later person in parking lot noted smoke coming from inside car, called fire department. They noted inside full of smoke and glow under driver seat. Opened door to extinguish fire and car burst into flames ala the movie backdraft. Entire interior melted.

- Show Low, AZ, USA