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2008 Chrysler 300 Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

POWER TRAIN:AXLE HUBSRecall Date: 07/01/2008
  • Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 5,509 MY 2008 300, DODGE MAGNUM, AND CHARGER VEHICLES. THE TORQUE RETENTION CRIMP FEATURE WAS MISSED DURING THE MANUFACTURE OF ONE LOT OF REAR AXLE HUB NUTS. THIS COULD CAUSE THE NUTS TO LOOSEN AND ALLOW THE HALFSHAFT TO DISENGAGE FROM THE WHEEL HUB.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 5509
  • Consequence: THIS COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO LOSE POWER AND RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR AXLE HUB NUTS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
  • Notes: CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H23. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 08V295000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2008
Overall Dependability
Powertrain Dependability
Feature & Accessory Dependability
Body & Interior Dependability

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Warranty

The 2008 Chrysler 300 comes with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty.

The 300, if purchased after July 26, 2007, is covered by a lifetime powertrain warranty.

Writers from Automobile Magazine point out that "many luxury-car markers offer a better warranty than Chrysler's three-year/36,000-mile deal, but at least all 300s come with Chrysler Premium Care Warranty, which gives you a free loaner car for non-body shop maintenance and repairs."

Reviewers are mixed about Chrysler's reliability reputation. Car and Driver notes that "Chryslers haven't set many quality records." In contrast, AutoWeek cites that most owners "praise Chrysler for the car's overall build quality, with decent panel fits and high-quality materials used throughout."

Warranty information last updated: 2/20/09

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