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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,566 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chrysler 300 engine problems

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Oct 242014


  • 161,000 miles


Unable to shift gear out of parking position. This issue was fixed August 2009 and is happening again. Unfortunately, I never know when the issue will surface and recently, I was in a not so nice neighborhood and frightened to death because I was unable to shift from park to reverse. After a few attempts of cutting my car off and on and executing the brakes, I was able to get the car going again. So over this issue right now.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #14

Oct 032014


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #13

Jul 162013

300 8-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
In July, I was stopped at a stop sign. My car went dead - engine stopped, lights, radio went off. I put it in park and restarted. Next occurrence was about a month later at a stop sign again. Last occurrence was September 22, 2014 - this time the car felt like it was decelerating on the interstate at approx. 60 mph - the malfunction light flashed and the esp bas light came on. After I got off the highway, the car completely shut off at a stop sign. I put it in park and restarted. My mechanic has installed a program update B/C he couldn't identify the problem. I do know I filled up my car the Friday prior to the last occurrence and did not drive it until the Monday am when this last incident occurred.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #12

Jun 242013

300 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles


Bubbles in back left tire, wheel shaking, trunk closed on owners hand. The dealership hollywood Kia did not take car back next day, we left keys with receptionist who refused to give a receipt, kept 2000 deposit and is selling the online for 2000 more than we paid. My name still on title.

- Weston , FL, USA

problem #11

Apr 102008

300 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
The vehicle will frequently shut off while driving. It will completely lose power. It also stalls, the gear shift has gotten stuck in park and would not move. The main concern is the fact that it cut off on me on the highway again today at 75mph!! very dangerous!! luckily the semi truck was able to swerve around me but that could have been a fatal accident! something needs to be done about this....

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #10

Jun 232014

300 8-cyl

  • 182,000 miles
My 2005 300C has been stalling since January 2014, I later found out due to a faulty fuel tank. I had multiple instances of stalling and engine shuttering hard, and very hard restarts almost getting T-boned two times during the stall and restart process. While on the waiting list for a new tank, my hemi engine blew up costing 6K for a new motor. This engine was meticulously maintained with records, I called Chrysler and asked their engineers to investigate "if the engine failure could have been caused by the tank hydro locking". after many calls to unhelpful people, some of whom did not even know about the tank issue, the supervisor refused to escalate my request to engineering and summarily closed the case, in spite of his employee first telling me to prove it and helping me get a tear down quote from the local dealer for a root cause analysis. So now they say even if I prove it, they will not investigate if tanks are the cause of engine failures and they closed my case. I think it is doubly unsafe if the bad tanks are also blowing engines, and it is bad corporate behavior to deny a link but refuse to have the engineering dept. Look at the possibility of a linkage. The outright refusal to acknowledge the issue or assist even if/when I prove that the tank caused the engine to blow, is beyond unethical and I request that the link between bad tanks and blown engines be investigated by NHTSA and service bulletin issued, and other appropriate measure to mitigate this.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #9

Jan 222014

300 6-cyl

  • 97,125 miles


The car stalls on all turns. Very dangerous when merging into traffic patterns and freeways. I have heard that these gas tanks are defected.

- Pitman, NJ, USA

problem #8

Apr 152014

300 8-cyl

  • 134,000 miles
My daughter & I are driving my car, a 2005 Chrysler 300C with the V8 engine and experiencing a stalling problem after filling up with gas. Upon leaving the gas station and merging into local traffic the car then stalls causing a dramatic loss of speed and loss of control. For my daughter she was lucky that there was a driveway (for another gas station) at the corner so she rolled into another gas station without hitting any cars and causing an accident.the same problem reappeared when next time, I left the gas station after filling up and the car stalled after I traveled about 200 feet and had just merged into traffic on a busy local road. Luckily I was able to restart the car after it stalled in the middle of this road. The car is now stalling every time I fill the tank and I will be taking it to a Chrysler dealer to get fixed. This problem was investigated by the NHTSA (reference case PE3-016) they found that the problem was caused by filling up the car with higher ethanol gas which was causing the gas shut-off float located inside the gas tank to swell and stick in the open position which allowed fuel to enter a purge line. Chrysler responded by extending fuel tank warranties TO153,817 vehicles, namely the V8 versions on the Chrysler 300S, Dodge chargers and Dodge magnums for the 2006 model year. (reference <>) I request this dangerous problem get readdressed on a number one priority basis and that Chrysler expand the fuel tank warranty along with ensuring reimbursement to all owners who paid a dealership to fix this problem......thank you.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #7

Mar 072012


  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph, the engine suddenly stalled. The vehicle restarted and resumed normally. The multiple failure only recurred after refueling and when traveling at low speeds. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 142,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #6

Feb 012014

300 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
The 2005 Chrysler engine failed without warning on the interstate in the middle of heavy traffic. I lost all engine power possibility facing a steering lock down without the capacity to steer the vehicle off the interstate. After prior engine internal maintenance and regular oil changes the engine still failed placing my family lives in jeopardy. I was able to steer the vehicle with more effort to the roadside safely. The Chrysler 2.7 liter engine according to manufactures and consumers reviews is an ongoing problem, could lead to the safety of drivers on the road check it out for yourself. This engine is prone to break down and should be reviewed for safety reasons, thank god I was not killed on the highway I had no escape, I could have been rammed from the back of the vehicle or if I or my family were foolish enough to get out of the vehicle we could have been instantly killed.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 012013


  • 95,000 miles


Every time I fill my car up to full, it will stall several times when driving or at a light. The stalls occur until the fuel level has dropped.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #4

Aug 022013


  • 97,550 miles
Once getting off the interstate and turning onto a frontage road, driving 35 mph my car lost power and stalled. I pulled onto the side of the road, turned my car off, and it turned back on. However, this problem has been occurring off and on since August 2013 (7-8xs). It most commonly stalls after filling up with gas. The steering wheel will often times become locked when trying to make a turn when the car stalls. The esp/bas light, check engine light, and a red light with a lightening bolt with vertical lines on each side of it (symbol not in Chrysler manual) all turn on when the car stalls. The car stalls 3-4xs before making it to the destination. I have brought my car in to an automotive repair shop 3xs and leave without any explanation of the current problem.

- Dickinson , ND, USA

problem #3

Sep 192013

300 8-cyl

  • 85,500 miles
1st time car stalled after fillup. Next time morning after a fillup, car stalled then wouldn't start. Last time stalled as entering freeway almost an accident.

- El Sobrante, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012006

300 8-cyl

  • miles
The car stalls out at slow speeds and this is occurring shortly after filling up the gas tank or when the tank is almost empty. If you do a google search on "300C stalling" you will literally see 1000's of complaints on this issue. The fix seems to be "replace the gas tank" according to the dealer/Chrysler. If this is the case and it's a known issue, why isn't Chrysler replacing everyone's tanks. I've been in several situations that were near miss accidents entering/exiting a parking lot into busy traffic or merging onto a freeway where the car stalled and I lost all power to the steering and brakes. This has happened several times since I owned the car (which I bought brand new) but at the time I thought maybe it was just basic vapor lock. As it turns out, that's not the case. This is a serious safety issue as you can imagine what could happen if you try to enter traffic from a parking lot or try to merge onto a freeway from an onramp and the car stalls out. Chrysler isn't stepping up to the plate to resolve this matter. To make matters worse, it seems only the original or early models of the vehicle are having this issue and likely all of them are out of warranty so there's no recourse to the consumer except to spend the money out of pocket for the parts and labor. The problem seems to occur when the car goes from an idle (or slow moving speed - 15/25 mph) to when you accelerate (speed at which you accelerate to is not a factor). Please advise/help.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

May 012013

300 8-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Car has been stalling after every gas fill-up for the past couple of months unless I am traveling at a steady speed of over 20 mph for at least 15 miles after fill up. Stopping at a light or making a left turn and stalling out is a nightmare! it only happens after a fill up. At this point I try to guess at what point to turn off the gas when refueling to avoid this very dangerous condition.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

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