really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,987 miles

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problem #5

Feb 042016


  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler 300M. The contact stated that while entering the vehicle, the driver side seat reclined independently and failed to readjust back into the upright position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 03V035000 (seat). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,000.

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

problem #4

Feb 092016


  • 131,000 miles
When using the driver side seat heater, the seat overheated and burned the seat and the jacket I was wearing.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012013


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler 300M. While driving approximately 50 mph, the transmission slipped when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle stalled and the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was able to be restarted, but the failure recurred numerous times. The dealer stated that the transmission was the cause of the failure. In addition, the driver's seat began reclining unexpectedly. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 03V035000 (seats). The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 152009

300M 6-cyl

  • 71,934 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler 300M. While entering the drivers seat, it extended to the rear seat. The contact observed that the seat adjuster was broken. The dealer stated that there were no recalls; however, it could be repaired at the owners expense. The failure and current mileages were 71934. Updated 11/03/09 updated 11/04/09

- Ocoee, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 012007

300M 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
We were rear ended while stopped at a traffic signal. Both of our seats came loose from the floor and the hinges broke on our seat backs. Our auto was totaled and taken away by the other persons insurance company.

- Puyallup, WA, USA