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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,677 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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2006 Chrysler 300 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 012015

300

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2006 Chrysler 300. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle has several repair issues. The consumer stated the engine light illuminated, the hood would not stay up, there was a noise coming from the steering wheel, the brake light illuminated, the trunk fell down with no warning and the radio flashed on and off.

- Tutwiler, MS, USA

problem #10

Nov 062010

300

  • miles
Vehicle was parked in garage. Had been driven home at 11:30P.M. and woke up to fire in the garage at 1A.M. entire home and contents were lost. We had to jump from 2nd story windows to escape our home. Fire department and fire marshals felt that fire began in the garage and found it undetermined, but told us that they felt strongly that it was the vehicle. We contacted our insurance company with info we found online that stated the braking problem was being recalled. They stated that they had no information to pursue. Car was also a total loss. Is there anything more we can do to find out why this recall #06V149000 was never sent to us? had we known we would have parked the vehicle away from our home!!!! and would have gladly taken it in for repair that was needed. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Spencerville, OH, USA

problem #9

Aug 082013

300 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chrysler 300. Consumer writes in regards to rear brake tubes recall notice. The consumer stated the rear brake system was inspected a few years ago, and no problem was found. In August of 2013, the brakes failed. However, the consumer was charged and is now seeking reimbursement due to the recall.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #8

Feb 062012

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

5 speed auto transmission was stuck in park in my driveway one morning when I got in the car. I called orr Chrysler Dodge and came and got it and charged me $364 + to repair the problem. This is a common problem with these vehicles. I read about it on the internet. Long before having the problem. Why is Chrysler not recalling this problem. This is terrible service. I have been a Chrysler person my entire life but this is and bad rotors at 15,000 miles have caused me to rethink the whole thing.

- Searcy, AR, USA

problem #7

Jan 012007

300

  • 17,000 miles
Brake rotors became warped about 17000 miles then got worse and worse. I replaced the tires at about 30,000 and had the pads checked. The pads were ceramic type and had zero wear. The rotors are a problem. My 05 Dodge 4X4 has the same problem and it only has 23000 miles. Chrysler is buying bad rotors!!!!!!

- Searcy, AR, USA

problem #6

Apr 092008

300

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The brake pedal makes a squeaking noise that appears to originate from the springs. The noise occurred at 5 mph whenever the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle is currently at the dealer, but has not yet been diagnosed. In addition, both of the rear windows do not work and have not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 52,000.

- Hebhizabher, GA, USA

problem #5

Oct 012006

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving 10-15 mph, the vehicle stalled and failed to accelerate. The vehicle would accelerate approximately one minute later. The dealer stated that the vehicle misfired on two occasions. On two other occasions, the dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of failure. The dealer installed a power train control module, however, the failure continued. As of August 16, 2007, the vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 26,000. The dealer stated the rear brake tube must be inspected for damage, if brake tube is damaged must be replaced. The consumer provided multiple repair invoices pertaining to the defect. Updated 08/31/07

- Forrestville, MD, USA

problem #4

Oct 182006

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at 30 mph on a wet road, there was an increased stopping distance and a loss of vehicle control without warning. The vehicle left the roadway and descended down an embankment. No injuries were sustained, but the vehicle sustained minor damage. The police were alerted, and a report was taken. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who was unable to duplicate the problem. Additionally, there was a NHTSA recall; #06V149000 performed on the vehicle concerning the brakes however, the recall did not remedy the problem. The decreased braking force and increased stopping distance continued to persist. The manufacturer was alerted.

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

problem #3

May 012006

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Serious brakes and rotor failure.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 122006

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,470 miles
2006 Chrysler 300 touring, loud noise from brake pedal, dealer found return spring improperly installed from factory. Repair did not correct the problem. Recall repair on transmission did not fix the problem. Front brakes pull when applied at any speed. The car has a loud/hard engine idle.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 302005

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,972 miles
On June 24, 2005, I purchased a new 2006 Chrysler 300C srt8. I currently have 1972 miles on my vehicle. I have been having a problem with the braking performance of my vehicle that has not been resolved after several repair attempts. The vehicle was purchased for the purpose of enjoyment and my expectations are not being met. Upon application of the brakes, my vehicle makes a very loud squeaking sound that lessens the value of the vehicle and the implied comfort that a reasonable person should expect from his/her vehicle. In accordance with my service manual, on numerous occasions, I have promptly taken the vehicle to the local Chrysler service department and requested that the situation be corrected. My requests for correction have not been met. The service dealer has informed me that they are aware of the problem but have not done anything to correct it. They have stated that the rotors may be too small and need to be changed.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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