Vsa Warning Light On Problems of Chrysler 300

Chrysler 300 owners have reported 4 problems related to vsa warning light on (under the electronic stability control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chrysler 300 based on all problems reported for the 300.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2013 Chrysler 300 1
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

While driving my 2013 Chrysler 300s on the highway the lights on my dash starting flashing. About another mile my radio shut off and would not come back on. I came upon my exit and stopped at the stop light and then my stability control and abs light came on. I drove a little further and I heard this whining noise and a message popped up. I checked the message and it said "battery saver mode". I turned in to my neighborhood and right when I was turning the corner the car completely shut down causing me to lose control (no power steering) and no brakes. When the vehicle came to a complete stop the dashboard lit up again and the windshield wipers came on I looked at the control and they were not turned on and I could not turn them off. Eventually the wipers stopped and all power was lost, no inside lights, no radio, no touch screen, no head lights. . . Nothing! I googled "battery saver mode" and read that it was possibly my alternator. I then saw where there was a recall for Chrysler alternators with descriptions of the same scenario that I just had, so called the recall center. I was told that my car did not fall under the recall because I did not have 160 amp (I have 180). From what I've been reading there are issues with the 180 amps also, but Chrysler has not recalled those. I was told by the recall center to hold on to my receipts for the repairs because "if and when" they do a recall on the 180 amps I can be reimbursed. Mean while those of us with the 180 amps are taking a chance on our lives! come on Chrysler you all know that these alternators are bad. . . . 180 and 160 amps!!!.

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car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Chrysler 300 2
Failure Date: 02/14/2016

I was driving my vehicle on a city street when suddenly it started to act strange. The vehicle stability warning light went on and I began to quickly lose power and control of the vehicle. A burning smell was detected and the powertrain began to make unusual noises. Other warning lights began popping randomly and the wipers started on its own. The vehicle then stalled and came to a complete stop. All electrical systems completely shut down. Smelled like something had burned up under the hood. I immediately contacted Chrysler roadside service and had the vehicle towed to a local Chrysler dealership. The Chrysler service department later examined the vehicle and said the alternator had burned up. The alternator also caused damage to my battery. The service department indicated it would cost approximately $1,000 to repair both. The service department also indicated this repair is not covered by warranty or recall. I told the service department I was aware Chrysler had recalled almost 1/2 million vehicle for the same exact alternator problem (recall p60). I contacted Chrysler customer service and they indicated nothing can be done because my vehicle was not on the p60 recall list. They provided me a case number for the initial roadside service/tow (#28743527) and indicated no other case number would be generated. Although my vehicle is not on Chrysler's recall list, the electrical problems experienced by my vehicle was identical to the alternator/electrical problems identified in other Chrysler vehicles having the same model/engine specifications.

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car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Chrysler 300 3
Failure Date: 01/29/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 300. After the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 12v197000 (electrical system, service brakes), the abs and electronic stability control lights remained illuminated. Also, the vehicle would vibrate and pull to the right when engaging the brake pedal. The vehicle was not taken back to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 59,964.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Chrysler 300 4
Failure Date: 11/28/2013

I came to a stop at a four way intersection. I accelerated to turn at about 5mph instead of the car turning the steering locked up for about 1-2 seconds. Then drove normal until I got to my destination which was a few minutes away & turned the car off. I got off the car & went into the store. Went I finished shopping I returned to the car & tried to start it up. It would not start & steering wheel & brakes were locked. The power steering light, stability control & brake lights would blink & say service engine. About an hour into this I tried to turn the car on. It turned on but the steering wheel was barley turnable I tried to move it a few inches. For the wrecker service personal once I moved it the cars steering was back to normal & working. I plan on taking it to the Dodge dealership tomorrow morning. I just really hope this does not happen again while driving at a high speed.

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