Chrysler 300M - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chrysler 300M owners have reported a total of 921 problems for their cars built in the 6 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chrysler 300M. The 1999 Chrysler 300M cars have the most problems reported (360 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2004 300M
95
  2003 300M
35
  2002 300M
89
  2001 300M
95
  2000 300M
247
  1999 300M
360

  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 (135 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (114 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chrysler 300M

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Steering
135
  Air Bag
114
  Engine And Engine Cooling
92
  Structure
84
  Power Train
65
  Electrical System
62
  Wheel
42
  Seats
41
  Service Brakes
40
  Suspension
34
   
  Visibility
32
  Tire
29
  Unknown Or Other
26
  Equipment
24
  Vehicle Speed Control
23
  Exterior Lighting
22
  Latches/locks/linkage
20
  Other Fuel System
13
  Seat Belt
7
  Gasoline Fuel System
6
  Parking Brake
4
  Interior Lighting
3
  Air Brake
2
  Electronic Stability Control
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chrysler 300M of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. 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 indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    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 results are shown in Table 3.

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

300M
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2004 9520,84114    
0.33
  2003 3513,75615    
0.17
  2002 8936,71516    
0.15
  2001 9537,32917    
0.15
  2000 24753,47818    
0.26

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

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

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2004 300M
10
  2003 300M
5
  2002 300M
6
  2001 300M
4
  2000 300M
17
  1999 300M
25


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