really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,750 miles

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problem #4

Jan 042015


  • 115,000 miles
After starting my car before work in the morning, the drivers steering column/dash area burst into flames that were bright blue/white in color and unable to extinguish. The fire department report stated an electrical fire in the drivers dash area or steering column. This fire engulfed my entire car very quickly, and nearly burnt down my house! the car was in my driveway about 6 feet from my home. As it was burning, I heard the engine keep restarting itself as if something was going on with the ignition cylinder or system. It was stationary. Please help!

- Muncie, IN, USA

problem #3

Jul 222003

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My molding and striping around all four of my doors have shrunk. I took it in once with a complaint of noice around the windows. I was thinking there was a problem with my window. They replaced the molding around the drivers door and said that was all they could do. I did not noticed that all my doors were doing the samething until three months after my warrenty was up and my extended warrenty didn't cover it. My miles were still under 36,000 at the time. I have another friend that I work with that said she had the same thing happen to her 300M. I was told at one of the dealers that this is a big problem with these cars. Could someone please help me with this problem? I'm a single parent and do not have the 1, 000's to fix something that should be covered. Thank you.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 122003


  • miles
Driver struck a tire that was in the center lane which caused the vehicle roll over.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 232002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving toward the sun, the glare of the reflection of the leather dashboard on the windshield makes it extremely difficult to see outside the vehicle, this reflection covers the entire windshield, the color plus the grain of the leather refelection on the windshiled distorts the consumers vision, consumer was informed that numerous dahsboards have been replaced on other vehicles with no success.

- Southern Pines, NC, USA