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2020-2021 Chrysler 300 recalled for being too loud! Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon rival may fall foul of Australian law due to excessive noise levels

Late examples of the Chrysler 300 have been deemed to be excessively noisy.

Chrysler Australia has recalled a number of Chrysler 300 rear-wheel-drive large sedans due to their possibly excessive noise levels.

According to the Australian government’s Vehicle Recalls website, 206 examples of the 2020-2021 Chrysler 300 have “external noise levels (that) may exceed the requirements of Australian Design Rule (ADR) 83/00”.

The Transmission Control Module (TCM) of these vehicles may have been improperly programmed, so their owners have been asked to contact their preferred Chrysler dealer to resolve the potential issue.

At an approved service centre, the TCM software will be inspected and, if required, updated. This work will be completed at no charge to vehicle owners.

For a complete list of affected Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs), owners can visit the Vehicle Recalls website. For further information, Chrysler Australia can be contacted on 1800 870 714.

As reported, the Chrysler 300 and, with it, the Chrysler brand was pulled from Australia, its only remaining right-hand-drive market, last November. It had been continuing the legacy of the homegrown Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon.

“The global push towards electrification and focus on SUVs has resulted in a consolidation of the overall product line-up in Australia,” parent company Stellantis said in a statement at the time.

For reference, the Chrysler 300 was available in three variants, with the 300C Luxury powered by a 210kW/340Nm 3.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol V6 engine, while the 300 SRT Core and 300 SRT upped the ante with a 350kW/637Nm 6.4-litre V8.