2005 Chrysler 300 Touring from North America - Comments

5th Mar 2006, 18:07

Hello readers, I am generally pleased with my Chrysler 300 purchased 2004 of jul. I have experienced some returns to the dealer to workout some warranty issues. Just a couple to mention and to share with you. A leaky sunroof, car pulls to the right and tires wearing fast. These issues have been ongoing since purchased. Can anyone relate?

7th May 2006, 18:03

Our Chrysler 300 has been a joy to drive especially on the highway. We have the large V6 and have been satisfied with the gas mileage, 20 in town and up to 28 in the road. Usual highway mileage is about 26.5. We have only had one major issue with the car. Making a left hand turn at about 40 miles per hour we lost all power. I was able to steer the car to the shoulder of the road and after a couple of minutes the car restarted. We took the car to the dealer, they were unable to duplicate the power failure. My service writer told me that this had happened to five our 300 owners. I wrote Chrysler, but they were very guarded in their first response, promised more later, but I've heard nothing. The electrical system for the wipers, lights, and horn went out at another time, but it was an easy fix.

9th Mar 2007, 13:16

My parents purchased a new Chrysler 300C in 2004. After a month of ownership, they decided to drive to Florida. About 500 miles into the trip, they were driving through a bad snow storm and experienced a complete power failure. If it had not been for my Dad's ability to get the car to the side of the road, they might have been killed due to lack of visibility. I just wanted to let prospective buyers of this car know about this incident...

11th Mar 2007, 14:06

I own a 2006 300 touring with the 3.5L V6. The list of my problems is a short one, heater/ac control unit lights went out (dealer replaced no problem) and my issue of oil consumption (1 quart every 1500 miles with 40,000 miles on the car). This is my family car that my wife drives daily and she refuses drive anything but another 300 (she loves the looks.) Has anyone else had high oil consumption with a 3.5L? I don't feel comfortable with the oil consumption and deem it a serious fault. (my 99 Dodge truck with a 360 has 105000 on it and burns zero oil in 3000 miles.)

22nd Jul 2007, 10:04

I own a 2002 300m special and have not had a single problem out of it. I also have the 3.5 v6 rated at 255 horses. No electrical or mechanical issues as of yet. I think the special is a lot better looking car than the 300 and it sounds like it's a better performer also. Good luck to those of you who chose to wait for the Bentley/brick lookalike.

18th Aug 2007, 15:57

In general... most mopar products problems center around the fuse panel near the battery. The wires under the relays get corroded and or are undersized, so that they start to burn under the resistance of the connector. Now mind you NOT every mopar product is going to do this, but it is an avenue every mechanic checks out in case of any power fail scenario.

I have replaced whole wire looms on the fleet vans where I work well, knowing that it's entirely possible that what I install may do the same thing in time. Sometimes the wire loom is the secondary item to get replaced, when really in fact it's possible that the primary culprit is too much draw and or resistance elsewhere in the circuit or mechanism that is being powered by the wire loom.

24th Jul 2008, 16:49

I own a 2005 Chrysler 300. My lights (all) flash when on. What could it be? Please help.

28th Aug 2008, 10:47

My husband purchased a 2005 300 Touring for me. I have had problems with the torque converter. So far we have had 3 torque converters put on, re-programed transmission control module, rocker arm shaft replaced. I also had problems with the car pulling to the right, that was fixed. My tires wear fast as well, we bought another set, because we thought we had purchased bad tires. The car seems to have a sort of shutter when around 35 - 50 mph. I like the look and size of the car, but I wished we would have researched more or leased prior to buying. Has anyone else experienced these problems?

30th Sep 2008, 12:38

I would like to add to the issue of the Chrysler 300 touring using as much as a quart of oil between oil changes or at the half-way mark. We have had to add as much as 1 3/4 qts. to our 2005 Chrysler 300 touring car. I haven't experienced steering or transmission problems, yet. But, our head lights will flicker at night automatically. Love my car and want to keep it, so I have it at the dealership. now. Can't wait to hear what they have to say. We have a 0 deductible extended warranty.

18th Oct 2008, 12:58

I have had fuel problems, had to have a tune up sooner than the manufacturer recommended, and now the transmission has to be replaced. This is a 2006 Chrysler 300 Touring with 51,213 miles.

3rd Nov 2008, 22:23

I bought a 2005 Chrysler 300 (touring) in Feb. About 2 to 3 months after I had the car it started going dead on me. It going dead like it could be the battery or alternator. I had both checked and they were fine. Still, the car kept going dead on me and so I had the battery replaced. Ran good for about two days and started going dead again. Took it the dealership and I told them what was going on and they told me that I needed a tune up. The car is used and a tune was due so I let them give me tune up. The car ran good for two days and started going back dead again.

Also my passenger air bag light keeps lighting up. After the tune up I had my induction system changed and the car ran well for about a week and half then it started cutting off again. Is anyone else having this problem, and if so did you get it fix and what was fixed on the car? This is really annoying me, and it's dangerous.

10th Nov 2008, 17:06

I own a 2005 300 that is shuddering between 30-50 mph. The shifting also feels as if there is metal grinding when moving between park and reverse. Was told this weekend that I need a new torque converter to the tune of ~ $1,500 from the dealer. However, recently read that the torque converter is covered under the power train warranty for the 1st owner. Does anyone have info related to this? If so, does mileage matter? (I have 99,000)

Thank you.

22nd Nov 2008, 08:56

Being in the fleet business it's a well known fact that mo par products seem to be weak in the electrical loom design and also placement of such. The relays are placed UNDER the battery tray which is VERY bad if you have any acidic leakage which can attack the connectors and thus cause more resistance and ultimate failure. As stated earlier the under size wires when new can be a cause when under a load which they were not designed to hold up to. Its too bad as the 300 is a very nice looking car but the under hood design elements and electronics really compromise its stature.