Last post on Oct 13, 2006 at 4:47 AM
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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
#429 of 621 Re: 300M 2000 Intermittent radio, dash, headlights flicker [laurasdada]
Jan 11, 2006 (5:26 pm)
Luckily (I guess or DC fixed this weird bug) my 2004 has not shown this light show problem in 17,000 mi.
I suspect that a 2000 Chrysler has only 3/36 warranty which is what my 2001 Jeep had before I bought a 5/70 extended warranty which just expired. The 2002-05's had 7/70 and I understand some, not all 2006 have a lesser warranty again.
I just drove by our dealer lot on the way to work yesterday and there about 10 new style 300s on the lot. They are either not selling or they were forced to buy RWD models which despite our mild winter in the upper midwest are not a good deal here; I suspect AWD models do better. I still see many 300Ms around town and at a recent oil change in the waiting room a sales rep was lamenting why 300s are not ALL standard as AWD models.
Oh well, the 300M still is the looker (however for a macho car, I really like the new Dodge Charger, it just looks tough).
#430 of 621 Check Eng.Light/Won't shift out of 2nd gear,quitting on HWY
Jan 15, 2006 (9:38 pm)
Hello,this is my 1st post on this forum. I have just read every post concerning my problems that are on here and it scares me to death. I bought my 2004 300M in May '04. Had 17,000 Miles on it. Up until about 2 weeks ago I had had NO problems with the car acting crazy. I had a couple of things done at the dealership like a purge selenoid, a hole in the washer bottle and a new gas cap.The check eng.light had come on but no reaction from the car. Now it is stopping on the HWY at speeds of 70 where I have to pull over and pray I don't get killed. It is shifting really badly and sputtering and won't get out of 2nd gear. I took it in to the shop where they charged me 95.00 for the diagnostic readings and nothing showed. So of course they did nothing and tonight the car wouldn't even start for about 10 minutes and when it did it sputtered like crazy. So in the morning it goes back. Any suggestions?? I am a single girl and this is making me very nervous. I'll get rid of it if it keeps up. Thanks for the great info!
Jan 15, 2006 (10:23 pm)
Trans staying in second gear is one of the trans sensors. a relatively inexpensive fix. see allpar.com. Make sure you take it to a Chrysler dealer that is 5 star.
#432 of 621 Re: Check Eng.Light/Won't shift out of 2nd gear,quitting on HWY [sedonasand
Jan 16, 2006 (5:59 pm)
Sorry to hear of your problems, I am near 18,000mi on a Mar 04 purchased 2004 with no problems so far.
Why are they charging you =anything= when it's still under warranty? Be sure to take it to a 5 star Chrysler dealer, they should not be charging you to diagnose these problems (or I would contact your regional Chrysler rep). And write it all down, symptoms, date/times, external conditions etc. Keep us posted. DNaatz in Rochester MN
#434 of 621 Rust along Door edges
Jan 18, 2006 (8:37 am)
I have a 2000 300M with 73K miles and I am noticing that 3 of 4 doors are rusting on the inner edge. I keep my car in the garage all the time. Anyone else having this problem or if this is a defect with 300Ms? I don't think this should be happening with a 6 year old car. I am probably going to contact Chrysler.
Any input is appreciated.
#435 of 621 Re: Rust along Door edges [scurran]
Jan 18, 2006 (9:43 am)
If it's the bottom inner edge of the doors, the drain holes are probably clogged. You'll need to unclog the holes and get that rust taken care of.
No, this is not common for the 300M (or any LH car) that I know of. Pretty much every common problem with the 300M is posted here and that isn't one of them. Luckily for us all, the 300M has very few problems at all.
#436 of 621 Re: Rust along Door edges [tayl0rd]
Jan 19, 2006 (1:16 pm)
It may not be common, but it happened to my 2000 M also. The rust is along the seam where the door skin is bonded to to the frame. It's not all along the seam, just here and there, including under the drain slots. I some of it have it on every door except the front passenger door. My fix was to scrape the rust off the best I could, and spray on Extend rust treatment IAW their instructions, followed by a coat of touch up paint. That seems to have stopped it. Don't bother with Chrysler. They won't do anything unless an outer panel is rusted through.
Jan 20, 2006 (11:21 am)
We have owned a 1999 300M from 0 to 93,000 miles.
It has been a very good car for me (we love how it looks and how it handles)and we have had very few problems with it.
BUT ------- FYI
We had an issue where the interior lights would remain ON after you shut the car off. The dealership where we purchased the auto told us they needed to remove the dash and replace some $400.00 something or other.
Wanting a second opinion we took the auto to a different dealership and for $40.00 he fixed the problem which was:
A wire that fed the overhead inside light located above the rear door was shorting to the auto frame, the wire was taped and the problem was solved.
We do need some help!
We have been experiencing a problem with the auto alarm system. When the car is locked and left alone everything seems normal, then maybe hours later without any warning at all the alarm system "goes off" with the lights flashing and horn blowing.
Does anyone have a solution for this problem?
Our car is now experiencing sluggish starting.
When it is cold it starts perfectly, when it is started again after it has warmed up it sometimes wants to "crank" for a time before it starts.
Does anyone have a solution for this problem?
#438 of 621 Re: Rust along Door edges [illini4]
Jan 23, 2006 (7:58 am)
Thanks everyone for the feedback.