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Chrysler 300M - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chrysler 300M owners have reported 887 problems for their cars built in the 6 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported during all service years for each model year of Chrysler 300M. The 1999 Chrysler 300M cars have the most problems reported (357 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2004 300M
  2003 300M
  2002 300M
  2001 300M
  2000 300M
  1999 300M

  Common problems of Chrysler 300M

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Chrysler 300M cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (134 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (107 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chrysler 300M

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the older model year Chrysler 300M to a new one in terms of the problems reported since older vehicles have been in service longer and more problems should be reported. In order to compare the reliability across 300M model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index implies a better reliability for the model year under study.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000

Where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chrysler 300M 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 result is shown in Table 3.

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

Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
PPMY Index
  2004 8520,84111    
  2003 2813,75612    
  2002 8536,71513    
  2001 9237,32914    
  2000 24053,47815    

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

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

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicles' first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2004 300M
  2003 300M
  2002 300M
  2001 300M
  2000 300M
  1999 300M

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