definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,989 miles

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problem #9

Jan 012015


  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler 300M equipped with uniroyal, tire line: Tiger paw, tire size: 225/55R1797J, and dot number: Y900fpuu. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the seal between the rim and the tire separated causing loss of air to the tire. It was unknown the location of the tire that failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where an unknown repair was performed but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure tire and vehicle mileage were 128,000.

- Jonestown, PA, USA

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

Dec 172006

300M 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The wheels on the 2000 Chrysler 300M are chrome plated, which leads to slow leaks inside the wheel well. I have had to replace the tires twice due to abnormal wear and tear directly related the chrome issue. Also, the I must re-inflate the tires twice a week to ensure that the car is road-worthy. This has led to multiple dangerous driving conditions and is a complete nuisance. I have had the wheels ground both times I replaced the tires to try and resolve the issue, but it persists and does not matter what type of tires I put on the car. There was no incident, and the problem seems to be a known issue among automotive people.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #6

Mar 032010


  • 50,000 miles
Chromed wheels on 2000 Chrysler 300M corrode such that safe tire pressures can not be maintained. Even new performance tires (as suggested by Chrysler) do no hold pressure.

- Spindale, NC, USA

problem #5

Oct 012009


  • 90,000 miles
This is the second time one of my tires came off the rim while driving. I have to check the air pressure every other day, as it is always low. This is a safety hazard that Chrysler refuses to address. I have 17" chrome rims.

- Ayer, MA, USA

problem #4

Nov 062008


  • miles
There is serious corroding and pitting on the rims. The rims leak 15 to 25 psi depending on the weather. Potentially fatal if not noticed before driving on freeway. Took to dealership and was told it was a very common with the type of rim used on Chrysler models. This problem has persisted since I bought the vehicle in 2002.

- Huber Heights, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 142005

300M 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,900 miles
2000 chysler 300M. Myself and two neighbors have had this same problem numberous times this year. We are finding that the wheels are rusting/peeling and causing the seal on the tires to break, thus, causing constant flat tires. We've all had the wheels cleaned and re-sealed numerous times but feel this is a real safety hazard let alone a concern of owners finding flat tires all the time. Our dealer indicated no recalls have been made and that there were some problems with the manufacturer of the wheels. That's it....we'd love to have these wheels replaced at no cost to us since they are expensive. Any information would be greatly appreciated as to what we as owners (3) can do about this.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 182005

(reported on)


  • miles
2000 Chrysler 300M tire equipment has been replaced twice.** answer required***. the vehicle two front tires, especially the right tire) went flat every 4-5 days. The tires were replaced twice but that did not stop the problem. It was then suggested that the wheels may be the problem.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #1

Jul 052000


  • miles
Because my tire was going flat, the mechanics found that the wheel was cracked. They ordered one; it came and was wrong size; when they ordered the next one, they were told that there were 500 on back order! this 1st visit was on 7/5/00 and I didn't receive the new tire until 8/21/00. What if we don't find out that these wheels are cracked until one breaks apart" how are we to know this could happen"( dot number: Tire size: 17 )

- Woodbury, MN, USA