Chrysler 300 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chrysler 300 owners have reported a total of 5,261 problems for their cars built in the 15 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chrysler 300. The 2006 Chrysler 300 cars have the most problems reported (1,204 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Chrysler 300

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 300
2
  2018 300
16
  2017 300
12
  2016 300
25
  2015 300
53
  2014 300
229
  2013 300
335
  2012 300
510
  2011 300
234
  2010 300
143
  2009 300
104
  2008 300
942
  2007 300
559
  2006 300
1,204
  2005 300
893

  Common problems of Chrysler 300

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Chrysler 300 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (1,242 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,068 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chrysler 300

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
1,242
  Air Bag
1,068
  Power Train
775
  Engine And Engine Cooling
548
  Equipment
311
  Other Fuel System
244
  Service Brakes
162
  Steering
148
  Vehicle Speed Control
136
  Exterior Lighting
112
   
  Electronic Stability Control
86
  Suspension
82
  Structure
62
  Gasoline Fuel System
54
  Tire
51
  Visibility
42
  Seat Belt
39
  Wheel
39
  Unknown Or Other
23
  Seats
16
  Latches/locks/linkage
10
  Parking Brake
4
  Traction Control System
4
  Air Brake
2
  Back Over Prevention
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chrysler 300 of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across 300 model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chrysler 300 model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across 300 Model Years

300
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 1614,8991    
1.07
  2017 1223,4092    
0.26
  2016 2536,9323    
0.23
  2015 5334,0254    
0.39
  2014 22947,3755    
0.97
  2013 33548,8636    
1.14
  2012 51055,0367    
1.32
  2011 23426,2138    
1.12
  2010 14348,0479    
0.33
  2009 10428,66610    
0.36
  2008 94272,85811    
1.18
  2007 559116,44812    
0.40
  2006 1,204202,95913    
0.46
  2005 893152,99214    
0.42

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chrysler 300 is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 300
2
  2018 300
8
  2017 300
6
  2016 300
10
  2015 300
11
  2014 300
51
  2013 300
49
  2012 300
29
  2011 300
21
  2010 300
5
  2009 300
2
  2008 300
10
  2007 300
18
  2006 300
43
  2005 300
109


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