2008 Chrysler 300C Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2008 Chrysler 300C Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1408089
 Internal NHTSA #11023803
 ManufacurerChrysler (FCA US LLC)
 BrandCHRYSLER
 Model300C
 Model Year2008
 File date21/06/17
 ComponentENGINE
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemMy 2008 chrysler 300c srt design with the 5. 7 hemi dropped a valve seat and broke the #6 piston while driving down the highway. I know this problem usually happens on short driving distances but here is that one occurrence where it happened when engine was at full operating temperature. It starting miss firing while driving and by the time we could get to the shoulder to stop it was blowing smoke like crazy. The car had 127,000 miles on it but trust me when i say this it wasn't from lack maintenance. I love cars and take extremely well care of mine. When i pulled the valve cover to remove the head it was so clean in the valve train that even my friend who is triple master ase certified mechanic said, " damn that's one of cleanest engines he had ever seen. After extensive research i have found out that many dodge and chrysler vehicle owners have had the very same issue, maybe just another cylinder where valve seats have just dropped. To my understanding it's the choice in material they used in the seat itself and then pressing it into an aluminum head is where the problem lies. Different metals have different reactions to heat where one metal such as aluminum will heat faster than then the metal used in the valve seat. Causing valve seats to come loose and drop into the cylinder chamber causing catastrophic failure in engines. How can this not be recalled by the manufacturer when it is clearly a manufacturing defect. I'm still making payments on this car and now i'm looking at $5000. 00 to get a remanufactured long block and then paying to have it installed. I feel the chrysler corporation should be held liable for vehicles that have dropped valve seats. There's no warning as to when it will happen but rest assured if you own a 2003 to 2008 5. 7 hemi chances are it will happen to you too. I want what's fair and that's to be reimbursed for cost of a new engine.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure127000
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateALPINE, CA
VIN pattern XXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase30/09/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed70
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
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 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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