really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,952 miles

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problem #10

Sep 232017


  • 252,424 miles
The air bag light flash on and off while driving

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #9

Aug 302014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler 300M. The contact stated that the clock spring failed to work and the air bag warning lamp illuminated when the failure occurred. Also, the contact mentioned that the horn failed to work and the cruise control malfunction. The vehicle was not inspected and diagnosed. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 99V343000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Ottoawa, OH, USA

problem #8

Sep 252012

300M 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
I was stopped at a red light vehicle behind me did not stop and rear ended me. Both front seats in my car let loose and the seat backs went fully reclined. My wife and I were both laying on our backs with heads on the back seat. The car was still moving, it was hard for me to get upright and stop the car. Chrysler told me the seats are designed this way. Here is what they said "the seats in your vehicle. Our design to progressively tilt just during a rear impact collision. The idea behind that, is that it does lesson injuries to the front seat vehicle occupants once that happens so that would be a normal occurrence for your vehicle in a rear end collision". I say [xxx]. if someone was in the back the seat would have broken their legs. It was not a"progressive" tilt, they flew back. They air bags did not deploy. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 252006

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
Highway crash at 60+ mph where most of impact was in front and on front passenger side. Neither the driver nor passenger airbags deployed.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #6

Mar 112004

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible airbag defect.

- Leavenworth, KS, USA

problem #5

Aug 042004

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On Aug. 4, 2004 I was in a crash that resulted in my 2000 Chrysler 300M being totalled. I was going approximately 35-40 mph when a oncoming truck turned in front of me. My airbags did not deploy. I am wondering if they should have the VIN # is [xxx]. updated 07/25/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- West Jordan , UT, USA

problem #4

Jan 022004

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Dashboard padding cracked around the air bag on the passenger's side compartment/cover area. Consumer had a concern that it may cause a problem with air bag deploying improperly or inadvertently.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 202004


  • miles
Spontanius dashboard cracking over passenger airbag cavity. Dealer refuses to repair because of expiration of warranty. I am worried about the airbags ability to safely deploy.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

problem #2

Oct 202003

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,100 miles
One week ago a 3" split appeared in the passenger side dashboard vinyl near the air bag. My concern is that this is in someway related to, or is going to affect, the operation of the air bag deployment. I understand this is beginning to occur in many 1999 and 2000 300M's. four years seems much too early for a problem like this to occur. The vinyl is still resilient and pliable, not hard or brittle. My local Chrysler dealer (allen jay) tells me they have never heard of it. They suggested I see about having repaired by someone who does vinyl repair. In my opinion this would further affect the deployment of the air bag. Thank you for your time.

- Sebring, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 302003

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dash cracking around passenger side airbag

- La Habra, CA, USA