1st Gen (1999 – 2004) Chrysler 300M Problems

The 1st generation of the 300M has a cumulative PainRank™ of 6.81. That can be compared against other Chrysler generations. Shopping for a Chrysler? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 1999–2004 300M model years have sent in 157 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (23%) followed by the electrical (18%) and the engine (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chrysler model years.

Watch out for the 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2004 9
3.14
2003 9
3.23
2002 13
4.22
2001 44
15.28
2000 49
8.22
1999 33
6.78

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