1st Generation (2005—2010) 300 Problems

300 owners with a 2005—2010 model year have the most problems with the engine (37%), interior (16%), and the transmission (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Making a Loud Clacking Noise 18 complaints at an average of 81,738 miles in the 2006 Chrysler 300.
  2. Engine Failure Due to Oil Sludge 10 complaints at an average of 85,483 miles in the 2006 Chrysler 300.
  3. Engine Blown 5 complaints at an average of 81,200 miles in the 2010 Chrysler 300.

What 300 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chrysler model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2010 16 6 28 11.47
2009 11 5 31 6.77
2008 42 4 39 11.41
2007 45 4 43 9.72
2006 156 4 59 48.75
2005 81 7 86 24.92

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