2005 Chrysler 300 Touring from North America
The battery had gone dead, and we replaced it with a new one.
Now the second battery is dead, the car won't start, horn won't work, but the radio works.
The car had been garaged, and had been started approximately every two days to keep the battery charged. Moved the car out of the garage and then back in the garage, and tried to start it the next morning, and the car would not start. We cannot find what is draining the battery.
The shift also get stuck in park, and after several tries to get it in drive, the shift will finally move to the position. This is very frustrating, because you don't know if you will be stuck there, or if it will release.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th May, 2012
6th Jun 2017, 01:36
If the first person with the recurring battery problems hasn't checked their alternator, it would be worth checking, because if it's bad it will keep draining your battery. But you do have to have it checked on a fully charged battery.
6th Jun 2017, 09:38
I had a car with a parasitic battery drain that didn't blow a fuse. Went through batteries until the wiring issue was found in the car. Even leaving on a dome light by some. If I park one of my cars for only 2 weeks, it will have a dead battery also. All the computers and alarm/security systems constantly on. So I use battery maintainers. You can also buy a new cigarette lighter plug in tester that checks your battery and alternator all in one shot. Pretty good item to have. Check your alternator belt under the hood as well.
6th Jun 2017, 18:50
"Check your alternator belt under the hood as well"
Just so you know, the Chrysler on review with the electrical problem uses a serpentine belt. Therefore if there is a belt problem, everything driven on it would have a problem such as water pump, A/C... etc.