Autodocta - Chrysler 300C

25 / 08 / 2020

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Confirmed fixes sourced directly from the manufacturer.

VEHICLE – 2011 Chrysler 300C

ISSUE – Engine cranks but fails to start

DIAGNOSIS & SOLUTION

We are having difficulty diagnosing a non-start issue on a 2011 Chrysler 300C. The engine cranks but fails to start or starts and immediately cuts out. We have carried out some basic checks on the air and fuel systems and checked for any stored trouble codes. The trouble code B1A80 is stored in the fault memory. We have carried out some basic wiring checks but we haven’t found the cause of the fault. Have you any ideas where to start to fix this car?

We know of a fault affecting Chrysler 300C models built 07/07/11-21/03/12 with steering column electric lock. The cause of the problem is due to the steering column electric lock being misaligned and not disengaging correctly. Disconnect the battery earth lead. Remove the steering column assembly, ensuring the steering remains centralized. Check that the steering column electric lock is correctly seated. If not, loosen the retaining nut, re-position the steering column electric lock and retighten the retaining nut to 20 Nm. Refit the steering column assembly. Reconnect the battery earth lead. Erase the trouble code and check the operation of the steering column electric lock to ensure the fault has been rectified.