definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,132 miles

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problem #8

Jun 252014


  • 14,000 miles
While turning a corner my steering wheel turned one direction while my tires stayed straight. Also while driving down the highway at 45 miles an hour. My car went into the opposite lane almost head on into another vehicle when my wheels decided to turn back when I turned the steering wheel almost to the end of steering ratio. This car is going to end up killing someone. Then there will be a major law suit. I replaced the rack & pinion. Worked for about a month and now it is starting to do it again. Also replaced the tie rod ends. The bolts back out or become loose on the rack & pinion. Have had to tighten them on many occasions.

- Colville, WA, USA

problem #7

Apr 032013


  • 116,000 miles
Since I got my 2000 Chrysler 300M, everytime I go over speed bumps it shakes and pops. I also noticed everytime I make a turn it gives a loud popping noise. Everytime im going 25-35 mph it feels like my front tires are loose and shaky. Seems like its only getting worse.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #6

Apr 162010


  • 70,500 miles
My steering has a life of its own. Steering pulls hard to the right, almost hit a public bus. I've had 2 alignments and brand new tires, the problem still exist. The front end make a clunking noise and vibrates really badly. I've taken it to a Chrysler dealership and got the same response as other have with the same problem "unable to duplicate" the problem. I told them there is a problem. Im afraid of losing my life an risking others on the streets and highway because of this serious issue the no one wants to fix.

- North Quincy , MA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012006

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
1) car made loud clunking noise when going over bumps and traveling at slower speeds. Had car looked at by 2 different mechanic shops and they couldn't figure out the problem. 2) finally took car in for a 3rd time and mechanic found the problem. 3)car needed new tie rods, sway bars, etc. For steering/suspension problems. Car only had about 50,000 miles on it. Repairs cost over $1000.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 142004


  • miles
While driving vehicle pulled to the right and stalled. Then, it just completely failed. The tires and emissions failed inspection. Consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer, who originally did not do a good job.

- Egg Harbor Township, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 092004

300M 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving consumer noticed that the passenger's side wheel unexpectedly became loose. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle. Then, vehicle started shaking. Consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic informed consumer that the problem could not be duplicated. The consumers stated the front right wheel cracked unable to repaired.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #2

May 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,553 miles
Steering is loose and makes noise over bumps. Noticed this at about 40,000 miles and dealr confirmed the problem on myy 9, 2003. This seems to be an extremely common problem with this car and the their siblings. Daimler Chrysler certainly knows about this problem as it has been a point of discussion on numerous web sites. Just search Chrysler 300M steering problems and you'll see pages of complaints.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #1

Dec 012000

(reported on)


  • miles
The suspension jars and thumps over small bumps.

- Waterford, CT, USA