2008 Chrysler 300 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Chrysler 300

944 problems have been reported for the 2008 Chrysler 300. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2008 Chrysler 300. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 490 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (200 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 Chrysler 300

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2008 Chrysler 300 in the United States are 72,858 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chrysler 300 owners in the last 11 years is 944, and the age of the vehicle is 11, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 944 / 72,858 / 11 * 1000 = 1.18.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Chrysler 300 model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2008 Chrysler 300 in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
2
  2018
11
  2017
26
  2016
84
  2015
287
  2014
371
  2013
52
  2012
25
  2011
34
  2010
24
  2009
16
  2008
2

small car iamge Compare the 2008 Chrysler 300 with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Chrysler 300, the following table can be used to compare the 2008 Chrysler 300 with the Chrysler 300 from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 300 is 944 while the average number of problems reported for the 15 model years of the Chrysler 300 is 355.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 Chrysler 300 with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 300
2
  2018 300
24
  2017 300
15
  2016 300
26
  2015 300
60
  2014 300
234
  2013 300
342
  2012 300
528
  2011 300
234
  2010 300
145
  2009 300
105
  2008 300
944
  2007 300
568
  2006 300
1,215
  2005 300
897


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