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Headlights Problems of Chrysler 300



Chrysler 300 owners have reported 31 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2013 Chrysler 300 1
Failure Date: 12/12/2013

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2013 Chrysler 300 2
Failure Date: 12/02/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler 300 3
Failure Date: 09/01/2013

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.

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Failure Date: 08/05/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler 300 5
Failure Date: 06/15/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2013 Chrysler 300 6
Failure Date: 06/11/2013

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. .


car image   Headlights problem of the 2013 Chrysler 300 7
Failure Date: 06/07/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2012 Chrysler 300 8
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

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.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler 300 9
Failure Date: 03/07/2013

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. .

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Failure Date: 03/04/2013

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.


 
car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Chrysler 300 11
Failure Date: 03/01/2013

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2013 Chrysler 300 12
Failure Date: 02/01/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2012 Chrysler 300 13
Failure Date: 11/12/2012

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler 300 14
Failure Date: 10/05/2012

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2012 Chrysler 300 15
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler 300 16
Failure Date: 05/01/2012

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.

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Failure Date: 03/21/2012

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Chrysler 300 18
Failure Date: 03/08/2012

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2007 Chrysler 300 19
Failure Date: 02/11/2012

Warning lights and instrument gauges will go on and off and while driving at night the headlights went out also. This is a real safety issue and have read other complaints about the same problem happening. Our car was bought new and only has 18000 miles on it.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Chrysler 300 20
Failure Date: 10/20/2011

The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler concord. The contact stated while driving at various speeds with the headlights activated, the illumination became extremely dim and failed to project lighting to the entire road. There was a reduction in the visibility when driving. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that the headlights functioned normally. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 100.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler 300 21
Failure Date: 06/21/2011

Headlights flicker off and on while driving very dangerous to us and other drivers happens a few times a week.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler 300 22
Failure Date: 12/01/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 35 mph, the headlights and the instrument panel lighting began to flash on and off until the headlights failed completely. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics but the mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2007 Chrysler 300 23
Failure Date: 11/22/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the headlights failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the headlights would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who diagnosed that the front control module would also need to be replaced. The front control module was replaced to no avail. The dealer then reprogrammed and replaced the totally integrated power module (tipm). The failure mileage was 47,819 and the current mileage was 53,537. Updated 07/20/lj updated 08/01/lj.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler 300 24
Failure Date: 02/04/2009

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving 60 mph at night, the headlights flickered on and off before completely dimming. The failure occurs each night while driving. The dealer stated that they never heard of this type of failure and informed him to bring in the vehicle for inspection. The failure mileage was 56,000.

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Failure Date: 11/01/2008

Headlights go off and on randomly and blink frequently includes interior lights. Very dangerous at night. No headlights then they come back on.

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Failure Date: 09/10/2008

I own a Chrysler 300 touring and I have a problem w/the headlights flickering this is extremely dangerous. I took it n but of course it does it randomly and didn't do it while w/the mechanic. I seen a video of the problem on u tube so I know there are others with the same problem how can we get this resolved before it causes and accident.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler 300 27
Failure Date: 04/08/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 55 mph at night on normal road conditions, the headlights blinked continuously until the engine was turned off. The warning indicators illuminated intermittently on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing on two separate occasions, but the technician was unable to determine the cause of the failure. Recently, the headlights failed to operate when activated at night. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 15,000 and current mileage was 20,715.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler 300 28
Failure Date: 12/04/2007

Headlights will intermittently malfunction while driving. Sometimes one headlight will go out, sometimes both will go out. The dealer is telling me that the headlight assembly needs to be replaced for both lights. Many other owners with the hid headlight option are experiencing the same issue. Randomly losing headlights is definitely dangerous!.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler 300 29
Failure Date: 10/01/2007

Almost 10 months ago, I was driving in the evening with my headlights on when someone stopped me and told me one headlight was off. The headlight was turning off and on but would not go out completely so I figured it was just loose. Then the headlights were taking turns shutting off and on and at times shutting off completely. This is very dangerous so I avoid going out at night. When I could get the time off from work I scheduled an appointment with the Chrysler dealer and they said it was the right headlight modular and it would be approx. $900+ dollars to fix. I cannot afford this. Dealer said to check with Chrysler because it looks like a defect and they may have had a recall in the past. I am not the original owner and did not know if the original owner had this problem. I have only had the car for about 2 years. Please help me.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler 300 30
Failure Date: 01/01/2007

Chrysler 300 c right front hid malfunction while driving, Chrysler has not been able to fix after 3 tries. Light keeps going off and on.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler 300 31
Failure Date: 07/13/2004

Chrysler 300c . Poor headlights, unable to see highway reflectors no road illumination.


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