Looking at the Chrysler 300's basic spec sheet suggests an old-school highway cruiser: rear-wheel drive, available V8 power, and sizeable dimensions. But there's much more to the story. This version of Chrysler's flagship is a capable, sophisticated, and luxuriously large automobile. Brawny and muscular, the sedan packs plenty of punch in both V6 and V8 forms.
Alerts
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
NA
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
NA
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
NA
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
NA
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
NA
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. ESC standard from 2011. Head protection air bags standard from 2010. Side air bags standard from 2011.
Road Test

Looking at the Chrysler 300's basic spec sheet suggests an old-school highway cruiser: rear-wheel drive, available V8 power, and sizeable dimensions. But there's much more to the story.

This version of Chrysler's flagship is a capable, sophisticated, and luxuriously large automobile. Brawny and muscular, the sedan packs plenty of punch in both V6 and V8 forms. The well-tailored cabin is packed with useful features and amenities, including the easy-to-use optional Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen infotainment system.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (292 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (363 hp)
  • 6.4-liter V8 (465 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Chrysler 300 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"The backup camera only works about 20% of the time."

Anonymous, (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Forward collision sensor doesn't work, and cannot be fixed for under $1,000"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"On 5 or 6 occasions a warning flashed on the dashboard screen and the car slowed drastically. This happened 4 times while travelling on Interstates and a couple of times on side roads. Nothing was in our path any of the times it happened"

Donald W., TN (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)
CD player

"CD would not eject. Dealer installed new unit"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"It is related to the cold weather because it doesn't happen in the summer. When I took it to the dealership, their solution was to replace the whole system which I didn't deem worth the cost since even in the winter, when the interior of the car becomes warm, the system will work again."

Anonymous, (2013 Chrysler 300 Unsure 3.6-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"April 27, 2017. Complete electrical failure. No instrument panel. No audio. No lights. No signals. No power windows. No gear shift. No accelerator. Apparently a compete failure of the alternator that then drained the battery. All of this while driving on a multi-lane high speed freeway. There had not been a recall on my vehicle, but apparently there had been recalls on cars with different alternator"

Paul G., ON (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"The Uconnect system has been replaced and continues to have issues, newer phones can not recieve text msgs, Android phones above 4.1 will not work. I had the car for six months when i purchased a new phone (3 since) and none work. Uconnect will not answer many users complaints"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"The phone screen is locked forever. Nothing can be done to unlock it. Therefore, nothing involving the U-connect works"

Roger S., WI (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"Display screen intermittently will not start. This causes back-up camera, gps, sound system, Bluetooth, hvac controls and all other systems connected to main screen, to completely shut down"

Brian L., FL (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"When the UConnect pairing function failed, it prevented any sort of phone pairing for music and phone"

Ronnie G., VA (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)
Hardware replacement

"electronic screen quit wotking and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Tried to install a newer map version, but it failed. Chrysler had to replace the unit with no charge."

Anonymous, (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)

"System failed, not repairable. Would require replacement of radio unit."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)

"The in dash system U-Connect lostconnection, even though it was just past warrenty. the company that makes the unit supplied a new one and paid to have the dealer install it."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"Complete failure of the Uconnect. Covered under warranty and required total replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"Updating the navigation map is a complicated and convoluted process. And dealers are NOT allowed or equipped to do it"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 3.6-L V6)

"GPS is completely non functional. Give incorrect directions, doesn't calculate etc. I'm making an appointment for service"

Stephen H., NY (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The bluetooth module failed and needed replaced."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Uconbect has issues with apple phone"

Anonymous, (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"Not repairable, would require replacement of radio unit."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)

"Bluetooth no longer functional, have not pursued repair due to anticipated cost"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"The phone would not pair wit the system"

Delores H., CA (2013 Chrysler 300 Limited 6.4-L V8)

"Could not pair phone - had to replace a ' telematics module' this solved the problem"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Chrysler 300 5.7-L V8)

"UConnect stopped pairing with my phone. Could not use bluetooth for hands free phone or music"

Ronnie G., VA (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"often fails to connect to paired phone = must restart phone to pair"

K P., NC (2013 Chrysler 300 3.6-L V6)

"bluetooth pairing stopped working"

Michael C., IN (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 3.6-L V6)

"No sound from Bluetooth. It needed a module"

Stephen H., NY (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)

"UConnect module died - including Bluetooth"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"U Connect will no longer sync with phone. Did when initally purchased"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Phone stopped operating through the in car Blue tooth function. Chrysler replaced a module that was inoperative under warrenty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"The Sirius radio would not receive about 50% of the channels"

Harry D., TX (2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 6.4-L V8)

"Could not select a different radio station other than the one I was tuned to"

Richard G., NV (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"Presets stopped working correctly. Old presets were lost and could not be changed back"

Michael C., IN (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 3.6-L V6)

"The radio stopped working, no sound. It was corrected by a "software update""

Tracey B., CT (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"THe heating/cooling does not always coincide with the set temperature. IE too much heat/too much cooling"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Could not get temp cold, it was cool but not cold."

Anonymous, (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"Sometimes the heater won't stop running and eventually exceeds the temperature I have set. To stop the heat, I have to turn the automatic climate control system off for several minutes."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.6-L V6)

"The system periodically produces uncontrolled hot or cold air when inappropriate to do so. Stopping the car and turning off the ignition is required to reset the system."

Phillip O., VA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"It doesn't always hold a consistent temperature - this involves the heater not the AC."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Some time it would not put out heat."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)

"system ignores temperature setting and the auto setting continually pours out either heat or cooling"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Heats when it should cool"

Ron N., SC (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"troible moving from heat to either cool or neutral air flow"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"The automatic temp setting works intermittently"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 3.6-L V6)

"Maintained temperature too hot one day and too cold the next"

Phil O., VA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Diverter flap wouldn't lock in place, sounded like a baseball card on a bicycle spoke"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Sometimes the heat comes in at full heat and stays there no matter where the temp control is set. Also If the temp is set at LO, when heat is needed a few days later, no heat comes in not matter where the temp control is set.Re-start car, it works"

Roger S., WI (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"Heat would automatically turn on but would not turn off at prescribed temp. Defroster operated intermittently"

Martin B., VA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"The system always pumped out heated air"

Anonymous, MT (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Blew too hot - had to shut off and restart"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"The AC zone control stopped working in one zone."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Temperature fluctuations. Recirculated icon would disappear."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)
Condenser

"failure of a/c compressor under warranty"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)
Heater system

"It often goes to full high heat, and cannot be controlled"

K P., NC (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"Not accurate temperature control even after replacing the actuators!"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Heater blend door / air recirculation door broken. This also caused the blend door motor to fail"

John W., WA (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"Temperature control did not work correctly. Could be set at cold and get full force heat. Conversely, the air conditioner seemed to be on when heating wwas requested"

Gilbert F., CA (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"Sometimes the heater doesn't blow out any heated air, other times the heated air is much hotter than the temperature that is set"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.6-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"The car has been towed to the dealership 6 times because it will say key not detected, after starting the car all the alarms sound, the light flash, windshield wipers come on, at times the power cable had to be disconnected to make the car shut up. T"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Chrysler 300 3.6-L V6)
Clock

"The light on the clock is out"

Johnnie S., AR (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 5.7-L V8)
Cruise control

"Occasional distinction, especially in cold temperatures"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"Switch on steering wheel to activate system worked intermittently"

George S., GA (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"Does not go on when you push button all the time"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"It would not go into cruise."

Jerry P., WI (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 3.6-L V6)
Headlights

"In the cars automatic system the headlights level automatically this caused the battery to die the first year of ownership an was repaired. Now six years later they cannot find what causes my battery to drain, they test it and find no outage, but if I don't turn off the automatic lights, the Heater[/air conditioning., the radio eventually my battery will be dead if I don't drive this car every day."

Anonymous, (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"Headlight became dim. Had to replace. Cost app: $200"

Anonymous, (2013 Chrysler 300 Unsure Unsure)

"The headlight started going on and off randomly so I replaced it to the tune of $178 just for the light. I installed it myself. I was told this is very uncommon that this light would be faulty that soon"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"The automatic headlight dimmer failed to activate. Brights had to be dimmed manually"

Donald W., TN (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Started 2018. Seat temp sensor bad. Heat would shut off. Fixed"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Chrysler 300 S 5.7-L V8)
Keyless entry

"Key frob batteris have to be changed every other week, constantly getting the key has left the vhericle, panic lights flash"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"The remote starter doesn't work with low battery."

Anonymous, (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"Either it won't work or if it does all alarms sound"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Chrysler 300 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"Engine light comes on been at dealer 3 times to fix problem"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Often takes a few push to eject windshield water"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Since I purchased the car, I've had problems with the gear shift not going into park without extra effort on my part; it would often go into reverse instead. As a result of a recall last year, Chrysler made a correction to the issue. Unfortunately, the problem can still occur (unless the car is turned off while in gear). A few months after the repair, a valet attendant drove my car to me when I left a restaurant. He thought he put the car in park, but didn't apply the parking brake. Fortuna"

Robert A., NY (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"It is a pain in the neck to shift into the correct gear. Trying to get into park is a chore .Sometimes when you think it is in park it is actually in reverse...dangerous"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"It was shifting into hi gear and not upshifting through through the gears it was a valve of some kind"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)
Rough shifting

"There is a noticeable "clunk" when car is coming to a complete stop"

Brian L., FL (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)
Transmission computer

"transmission computer seems to be the closest listing for a recall I had with the vehicle not staying in park, similar to the fatal accident of the actor in Star Trek with his Jeep"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"When you put it in gear and step on gas it would jump backinto park."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)

"when stopping car jerks, seems as though the transmission is adjusting. . dealer just can't adjust whatever it is so the car stops smoothly"

Nancy M., AL (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"Would not engage gears. After repeated attempts it worked, but check engine light stayed on. Brought to dealer to fix under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The front sensor failed causing all the other features to fail, The car had just been serviced for a mandated recall on the passenger airbag control."

Robert H., IL (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"Bad and rotor replacement normal wear."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)
Parking brake

"supposedly not working due to rust. May have just needed an adjustment"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Could not set the parking brake."

Ron C., NC (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"As the rotors wear that is when you get the Pulsation"

Connie P., FL (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors were replaced approx 1 year ago and it is in the shop again for rotor replacement"

Connie P., FL (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)
Squeaking

"The brakes work fine. Just a low speed noisae when lightly pedal pressure is applied"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Trasmission had a oil leak and replaced under warenty"

Frank V., AL (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"Replaces in first year"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"Transmission functioned fine but exhibited strange noise in reverse. Chrysler wanted to replace it and did so"

Clifford F., CA (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 3.6-L V6)

"The transmission went out while driving the highway at 60 mph, and almost jerked to a stop and then could only drive it slowly off the highway. I was told by someone at the dealership that they had 4 other Chrysler cars that they had to replace the"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Chrysler 300 3.6-L V6)

"Began changing gears (8) oddly at 5,000 miles. After three months Chrysler still couldn't diagnose the problem, so they replaced the entire transmission, under warranty. New one works okay, but is starting to exhibit the same behavior, when cold"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Persistent rattle in headliner, replaced once, taken in multiple times still unsolved"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 3.6-L V6)

"Rattle in the Sunroof. All clips replaced...still rattle, sunroof replaced...still rattle, new insulation to sunroof added...still rattle, new designed sunroof by Chrysler installed...still rattles, but not as much...on going solutions by Chrysler"

J L., TX (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 3.6-L V6)

"the remote start antenna module in the roof was vibrating when going over bumps, the dealer repaired the problem"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"Squeak in steering wheel when turning"

John W., WA (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"Dashboard on passenger side developed a rattle which was found and fixed by dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 3.6-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Alternator failed, cost over $500 to replace. $650 if I had Chrysler replace. There is a recall for the exact problem I had, yet Chrysler says my vin# not covered"

Steven A., AZ (2013 Chrysler 300 S 3.6-L V6)

"Alternator replaced under recall, never experienced a problem with charging system"

Namer G., MA (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"factory recall"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Chrysler 300 3.6-L V6)
Engine harness

"The solenoid that controls the switch from 8 cylinders to 4 went bad."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"There was a seal problem with the emission system causing an intermittent "Check engine" light"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)
Fuel pump

"total failure of both pumps causing a break in fuel line that stranded me in the middle of a busy street during rush hour"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Fuel Pu,p had to be replaced"

Johnnie S., AR (2013 Chrysler 300 Luxury 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"mp3 music playback - many format/frequency recording modes not supported, but Chrysler doesn't know which are and which are not"

K P., NC (2013 Chrysler 300 3.6-L V6)

"system froze up and I had to have controller replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

"Recall by manufacturer, possibility of malfunction related to type of airbag installed. Same replaced at no charge."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Came from the factory with paint defects. Paint chips on doors"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

"Dull coloring & fading on hood/trunk top"

Ben C., CA (2013 Chrysler 300 S 5.7-L V8)
Rust

"Body rust above the driver side right wheel, first identified and repaired in 2018. Began reappearing in 2019 same general area. Waited until spring 2019 to seek an estimate for further repair."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Squeeked. Dealer immediately put on new water pump and stated a lot of new 300's had defective pumps from the factory"

Albert M., CA (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

"Water pump failed at 18000 miles. No reason, but it was replaced and things are fine now"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Chrysler 300 S 5.7-L V8)

"Water pump replaced twice under warranty, at an interval of 10 months apart"

Namer G., MA (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"factory recall"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Chrysler 300 3.6-L V6)
Head gasket

"It leaked"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Chrysler 300 C 5.7-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

"Recall on power steering. Had problem with the same. Electronic power steering"

Victor M., FL (2013 Chrysler 300 Base 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"Alternator failed....while on a freeway....no power at all (no signals, no dashboard, now hazard lights, no door locks, no gearshift, etc"

Paul G., ON (2013 Chrysler 300 C 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

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