fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,400 miles

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problem #5

Oct 142003

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Around 42000 the right rear passenger automatic door lock started making a loud buzzing noise and refused to unlock automatically. Now you must automatically unlock the door then manually release the lock. Now at 62000 the left rear passenger lock is making a loud buzzing noise but still will unlock. This could be very dangerous in a crash because you cannot unlock the right passenger door with out knowing to release the locks automatically and then manually unlocking the doors. A family member who also owns a Chrysler product of the same year has had issues with the doorlocks and took it to the dealer (his was still under warranty) and was told that several models of that year have defected locks. They replaced all his locks after the second lock went out.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #4

Sep 202004

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
This complaint has to do with what I believe is a defect on all Chrysler 300M 1999 thru 2004. My complaint is the defect in the window design that lets the window glass come in contact with just rubber. There is noting between the glass and the rubber. This is what happened to my car twice, and not the same window. My complaint is the glass sticks to the rubber and gets pulled out of its track. All I did was put the window down and it pulled out of the track. The first time that happened the cost to repair was $130. Now it has happened again. I am doing nothing wrong just putting the window down. Felt should be between the window glass and the rubber. Chrysler should pick up the tab on that repair. Please help? others are complaining of this same problem in web groups on the internet.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #3

Sep 082003

(reported on)


  • miles
Nar 9-8-03. The consumer could not open the right front window or the right rear door.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 252003

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Windows stick to weather striping/molding causing motors to stop working. Continuous problem. Can't afford to fix rear windows, so they no longer open. Motors are burning out because of defective weather striping material. Normally happens during warmer time of year. Dealer says that it's normal for all 3 or 4 to stop working at same time - pay the $800 to get it fixed - again. Hazard - passengers in back seat cannot get window to roll down in an emergency - same in front seat when they stick. Chrysler acknowledges problem in service bulletins. Their 'expert advice' to service departments: Use a credit card to unstick windows. Use silicon spray to keep windows from sticking. We did that. They still stick because rubber material gets very soft in hot weather and then adheres to the window, causing it to seal tight and not roll down. Only one touch on controller and the motor stops working. No advance notice. Chrysler will fix the motor for $200 each, but will do nothing to replace the rubber window striping that is causing the problem.

- Clackamas, OR, USA

problem #1

May 132003

(reported on)

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver side rear power window would not go down. This was the third window problem with this vehicle. The driver side door lock/latch assembly had been replaced when the window failed to work properly.

- Mount Carmel, PA, USA