Chrysler 300 owners have reported 39 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).
At night the headlights do not give sufficient lighting when going around corners. It is dangerous to make a turn onto a dark street even with the bright lights on.
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The vehicle's headlights, dash, and interior lights would flicker, sometimes they would just shut off without warning. Cold start, idling, accelerating, and while braking. There is a TSB (18-003-05) detailing this issue. This is obviously a safety related issue and repairs should be handled by the manufacturer.
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My headlights flickers on and off. This hazard almost caused me to have a serious accident. The lights goes from dim to off at any moment while I'm driving or if my car is standing still. Also, my signal lights began flashing out of control. Sometimes other drivers can see that I' signaling to turn and sometimes they can't. I've been told that my lights are fine. Evidently, this is one of Chrysler's defects. In addition, I've trouble with my front end wheels on my car. I've had to get the bearing that keeps your car going straight while driving replaced.
Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Chrysler 300. The contact stated while driving during night, the high beams headlight failed to operate. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,300. Djr.
Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the headlights became inoperable without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14v634000 (electrical system) however the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000. Ss.
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2014 Chrysler 300. Consumer writes in regards to headlight problems. * ld the consumer stated there wasn't sufficient light, when turning corners.
The lighting on this car is unbelievably bad. When I purchased the car, I drove it home at night, and almost put it in a ditch twice, due to substandard lighting. Even with the high beams on, it was difficult to see the road. I took it to the dealership the next day and they adjusted the headlights to the upper limits. I can now see better with the low beams, but the high beams shine into the trees. When I took it back to the dealership again, they said that there was nothing they could do beyond what they had already done. I have been reading other complaints of the same safety issue, and it is obvious that this problem in not unique to my vehicle, but extends to the Chrysler 300 built in 2012 and 2013. Lack of proper lighting presents a definite safety hazard at night, and Chrysler should be made to fix this problem before someone is killed because of it.
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I purchased a new Chrysler 300s and the very first time I drove it at night I could not believe how dim the headlights were. You can barely see 10 - 15 feet in front of you. I have since been looking into changing the bulbs to something else to see if that will help. It's very dangerous to have that kind of limited vision. I live in a very rural area and there aren't many street lights in my neighborhood. This is something Chrysler needs to find a solution to and fix for all of us driving unsafe at night.
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the headlights intermittently failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the software needed to be updated. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the manufacturer's recall. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the headlights flickered on and off. The contact replaced the battery and the bulbs however, the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who updated the computer system but the update did not correct the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 138,688.
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the headlights and panel lights failed to illuminate. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.
The headlights on this model are the worst I have ever seen. Forward vision is severely limited and side vision is practically non-existent. The only incident I have had so far is impact with a racoon that damaged the front fascia but the racoon could just as easily have been a person or larger animal. Chrysler needs to address this issue promptly before there is a fatal accident.
Chrysler manufacture is aware and has acknowledged the safety issue pertaining to the lighting or rather there the lack of lighting. What is it going to take for something to be done ?? fatalities . I was assured that they would resolve the issue however I am still driving a car that I paid good money for and can't drive at night. I took my car back to the dealership on three occasions for them to adjust the headlights as there is no lighting to the left or right sides in rural areas. After the 2nd attempt to correct the problem unsuccessfully one of the technicians that worked at the dealership met me the next evening at night and saw for himself and he reported to his bosses that there was a very serious problem. The dealership advised and gave contact info to directly contact Chrysler this was on 6/27/13 the following day received email and a ph. Call stating that the design team at Chrysler examined the identical model and acknowledged there was a definite safety issue assigned a case# and quote " there is in fact a factory defective flaw/characteristic in the design of the car pertaining to its headlights" unquote . I have almost ran over a mother and child out walking, I have been in 2 ditches and a inch from going into the river not to mention the animals. There is no excuse for dragging their feet it was explained to me that with it being a luxury car they didn't have enough complaints as luxury cars were seldom on rural roads especially at night . I am a disabled veteran been thru a lot and it would be a shame to meet my maker due to the self absorbed exec's at Chrysler . I fill certain that they wouldn't for a second pay for a vehicle that couldn't be safely driven at night. I have all of the dates and p. O. C. 's the case # assigned by Chrysler please resolve the issue before it takes an innocent life if it hasn't already. .
There was no crash but there is a hugh safety issue. The headlights on the car are the worse I've ever encountered (owner 12 cars). When you turn the corner on a un lit street there is a big blind spor left and right. I have almost already hit 3 parked cars close to the cornet because you cannot see them nor the curb. Even driving on a road it looks like there are blinders on the lights left and right. Checked with the dealer and there are no adjustments to be made. I don't understand how this hugh safety issue escaped everyones attention. Can you please respond to this issue.
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the low beam headlights would not provide proper illumination and the high beam illuminated upward and side ways. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure the dealer advised the contact that the headlight was a new designed and there was nothing they could do to correct the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000 and the current mileage was 10,000.
The headlights and interior lights flicker on and off while im driving my 2005 Chrysler 300. . This is a very serious and dangerous issue especially while driving at night. Not only do people get annoyed thinking im flashing my lights at them, it can cause a serious accident. . There needs to be a recall made on this issue and I see im not the only one with the same problem. .
Headlights are nearly useless. Car cannot be driven safely at night. Dealer states headlights are aligned and working normally. State vehicle inspenction stated headlights aimed ok. This is a known problem and needs to be addressed before a pedestrian is hit or someone drives off the road. It is unsafe to dirve on interstate at night over 40 mph because you overdrive your headlights. If there is no one to follow you are out of luck. One must drive side roads with hi beams on all the time. Headlights aim is computer controlled and cannot be adjusted. Turning off the capability of the headlights to move side to side with steering does not help. My 2006 chrylser 300 did not have this problem and our 2102 Dodge charger does not have this problem. I will gladly submit vehicle to nstsa for inspection/test.
While driving at night on a non illuminated road the headlight beam extends about 12 then angles to right and left. When turning left or right there is no illumination to right or left when turning. Making the turn is like driving into a black hole. There could be a person or impediment in the way and it cannot be detected. A solution is for the headlight beam to angle to right and left much closer to the front of the car. I have discussed this with Chrysler case # [xxx] and deacons Chrysler, mayfield village, ohio. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
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The headlight brightness on the 300 model are just terrible. I took it back to the dealership to try to adjust the lights. The dealer told me that these lights are not adjustable and this is how they came from the factory. I explained to them at night I drive with the high beams on and no other cars flash their lights. The low beams do not light up the road even with the fog lamps on. The dealership told me that this was a huge problem on the 200 series but have not heard about this on the 300. This is a safety defect which will result in death. This is a serious issue.
The vehicle is equipped with capsulated headlights, the left headlight has a halo and light pattern above the limit line that blinds oncoming traffic creating a hazard. Dealer refuses to do anything about it. Says many of the comparative cars have this pattern. It is very distracting to drive and dangerous for oncoming traffic. The headlights are adjusted to proper elevation.
Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated while driving 35 mph the headlights began to flash on and off intermittently. The lights on the dashboard also began to illuminate on and off intermittently. The vehicle had not been diagnosed. The failure and current mileage was 81,000. Dt.
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The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the headlights failed to provide the proper lighting coverage when driving uphill. There was no lighting coverage to see forward or while turning in either direction. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer adjusted the headlight according to specifications however the failure was not corrected. The dealer advised the contact that there was nothing else they could do to correct the headlight failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 20 and the current mileage was 20,000. Updated 12/30/cn.
Headlights turn on and off by themselves while driving. At night sometimes they will go on and off and sometimes they will stay off. This is a very dangerous safety issue and the cars should be recalled. The car has never been in an accident or flood but has developed this electrical problem. Possible problem with a relay or body module. Dealer has no clue as why headlights are doing this.
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300c. The contact stated that when driving during the night at low speeds of 5 -10 mph, the headlights activated and attempting a turn, the contact was unable to see the road due to reduced illumination. The vehicle was later taken to the dealer where they advised him that there was no safety issue and the vehicle was performing as designed. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 500. The current mileage was approximately 8,000. The VIN was not available.
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 300 limited. The contact stated that when driving downhill, the headlights would not illuminate the roadway straight ahead. In addition, the side headlights failed. The headlights were not able to be adjusted. The dealer was notified of the failure who advised the contact that they could adjust the headlights, but the adjustment would cause the headlights to shine too brightly into on-coming traffic. The contact was advised to purchase after market headlights but the contact declined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,900.