really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #3

Oct 102003


  • miles
Wheel center cap falls off. Rusted through spindle dust cover. Wheel center cap is held in place by steel spring tabs. The rim is aluminum. The center caps start getting loose and wobble when driving followed by them braking and falling off. This last time when I got the tires replaced the tire installer informed me that severe corrosion was taking place and that the spindle dust cover had rusted through allowing moisture and dirt to attack my wheel bearings. This vehicle has just turned three years old and I expect the wheel center caps and spindle dust covers should last more than a year each. This is the third time the wheel center cover(s) are to be replaced. I talked to the dealer and they said that it is an extremely common problem due to the weather in va. I also noted several 300M vehicles in parking lots with the center caps flopping around or missing. I firmly believe this is a defect of combining steel with aluminum without a protective coating or insulator to stop the corrosion.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 202003

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
3 inch centers of wheels corroded off. Chrome door handles chrome peeling off driver & passenger door. Weather stripping hanging off rear doors. Door lock actuator motor malfunction.

- Bristol, NH, USA

problem #1

May 022002


  • miles
Chrome wheels 3 inch center hubs are separated from the mechanism that holds them to rim due to corrosion.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA