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.

General Comments:

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.

2005 Chrysler 300 300C 5.7 from UK and Ireland


I have owned over 60 cars new and second hand. This is without doubt the worst


11 months after purchase, required a new gearbox, although purchased new in 2007 on warranty, after discussion with Chrysler, the car had been pre registered in Germany (to export to the U.K.) in 2005, so Chrysler refused to assist.

2008 Feb, gearbox failed; had to be replaced. Brake pads went at 30,000 k.

2010, blew a top radiator hose, and the car overheated. Hose replaced.

2010, gearbox failed again had to be replaced.

2011, top hose again blew, thermostat replaced.

2011, engine exploded; write off.

General Comments:

Mechanically absolute rubbish, build quality poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th September, 2011

30th May 2012, 19:19

Oh Jeez... something was wrong with your cooling system and caused all of this - find a real mechanic, and don't force the car to run when it's overheating. The transmission is also cooled by the cooling system, and will fail if too hot.

21st Jun 2013, 00:25

That is good sound advice. Never run an overheating engine... NEVER!

2005 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Hemi from North America


Fast, gas guzzling


Brakes went at 45K and 56K. The excessive weight of the car causes brakes to go fast, even without poor driving.

Oil pressure switch went at 60K, as well as a leaky power steering hose that had to be replaces. Cost $800.

Driver's seat wears quickly, despite leather conditioning.

Body is not well constructed. Both front and rear plastic bumpers start to sag over time. Front bumper too low to the ground, and always bottoms out.

General Comments:

The car has great pick up and highway performance. It is a good car, however not worth the money. In order for this car to be worth my money, I'd have to keep it about 10 years.

Anyone considering this car, you'd be OK buying one now. You can get a great one, with the same mileage as mine for about 4000 dollars less than what I still owe on it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th March, 2010