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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,141 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 drivetrain problems

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 8)

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problem #120

Apr 042015

300 6-cyl

  • 139,000 miles

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

Car will not move out of park. It is due to a small solenoid inside the gear shift control. Many other 300S have been recalled for this, but because of where the one in my car was made, I am not "eligible" for a recall. Has it occurred to anyone at Chrysler that perhaps the design of the part, and not where it is manufactured is faulty"?"

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #119

Mar 112015

300

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While attempting to shift the vehicle out of park, the shifter would not move. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed with a faulty shifter mechanism that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 05V460000 (power train); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #118

Aug 062013

300

  • 55,000 miles
Vehicle would not go into reverse. Seat belts is broken.

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #117

Oct 062014

300

  • 91,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. After stopping the vehicle, the shift lever failed to shift into the park position and the vehicle had to be shut off with the transmission in the neutral position. While in the neutral position, the vehicle would continue to roll. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the transmission shift lever interlock return spring hook needed to be replaced. The contact notified the manufacturer of the failure and was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V46000 (power train). The failure mileage was 91,000.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #116

Feb 102013

300

  • miles
I have a 2006 Chrysler 300 touring and I have had several issues with this car. From the first week that I bought the car(2/10/2013) used with 71,000 miles this car has caused me problems. The first issues I experienced was a problem with the transmission. The car would act like it was searching for the correct gear by shifting up and down on its own even when I was not accelerating, this would happen whenever I would go over 40 miles per hour. The problem ended up being the throttle body inside my transmission. The next issue I experienced was a shifting in the front end whenever I went over a speed bump or pot hole in the road, I found out that the strut, ball joint, and the rocker arm had to be replaced on my front end. Then the dials on my dash started to go crazy periodically for no reason at all, I have yet to figure out what this is but I assume it has something to do with the computer. I also experienced complete failure of my cooling system. I had to replace the drier, condenser, expansion valve, and one other part that I cannot remember. The total for this job was about 2,700 and the transmission work was 3,750 and the work on the front end was a total of about $800 not to mention the brakes I've replaced and the new set of tires I bought for the car and I have had this car for 1 year and 7 months.

- Beech Bluff, TN, USA

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problem #115

Jul 302014

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift out of park. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #114

Sep 262014

300

  • 138,000 miles

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

Chrysler service campaign: See document search button for owner letter. Shift spring breaks causing the shift lever to be unable to shift from the 'park' position.

- Pembroke, NC, USA

problem #113

Sep 082014

300

  • 80,000 miles
Engine stalls out and this is the 2 second time of this happening with in 4 weeks could have died.

- Richmond , VA, USA

problem #112

Sep 062014

300

  • 102,021 miles
The contact owns a 2006 chrsyler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle was unable to change gears when the vehicle was started. The lever release button failed to release the gear from park into drive. The contact noticed that there may have been an intermittent fracture of the two pink plastic clips connected to the gear box. An independent repair shop diagnosed that the two pink clips needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V610000 (power train), 05V460000 (power train), and 06V341000 (power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,021.

- Galloway, OH, USA

problem #111

Sep 052014

300

  • 69,000 miles
Gear shift interlock lever broke and car will not shift out of park position.the defective part is a well documented problem described in many internet posts as the "cheap plastic pink thing".

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #110

Feb 172014

300

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift out of park. The dealer stated that the shift inner lock latch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Irvin, TX, USA

problem #109

Jun 072011

300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear failed to shift into drive. The dealer stated that a spring in the gear shift needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

problem #108

Aug 032014

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, the vehicle failed to shift gears. The contact towed the vehicle to a dealer, who diagnosed that the shift interlock latch needed to be replaced. In addition, the shifter linkage and the spring fractured. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train) and NHTSA campaign id number: 06V341000 (power train). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000. Updated 9/18/14 updated 1/27/15

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #107

Aug 012014

300

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the transmission shift interlock lever failed which prevented her from shifting out of park. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who informed that the transmission shift interlock needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #106

Jul 212014

300

  • 109,000 miles
Transmission shifter interlock lever broke. Won't shift out of park.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #105

Jul 292014

300

  • 112,110 miles
The car would not get out of park. It would cut on but it was jammed in park. When I push on the brake it would slide over a little, but what do go to any other shift but park.

- Cameron, SC, USA

problem #104

Jul 282014

300

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that he was unable to shift the gear out of park. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #103

Jul 232014

300 8-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
I own a 2006 Chrysler 300 touring. I drove the car without any problem and parked in my car garage at home. I went to the car to drive out of home, engine starts well, but gear lever is stuck to park, will not disengage. I researched a little about this and noticed that this is a major problem with the Chrysler car and many people have been having problems with this. I also noticed that Chrysler had issued a recall for this problem. I called a local Chrysler dealership and reported the problem and was told that the recall did not apply to my specific car. I then called the Chrysler group recall assistance center at 1-800-853-1403. I spoke with [xxx] (employee id [xxx]) who told me that my car was not covered under the recall. I made it clear to him that this is a manufacturer problem, a defective product being sold to consumers like myself and that Chrysler needs to take full responsibility for it. I requested for the name and email or other contact information of the person in charge of recalls at Chrysler and [xxx] told me he is not allowed to give out that information. I was told I have to go fix my car myself for a manufacturing defect. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #102

Jul 232014

300 8-cyl

  • 93,500 miles
Vehicle will not shift into gear from park. No warning lights are illuminated on the dashboard, there is nothing indicating there is any issue. Pressing the brake does not seem to unlock the shift lock mechanism that would allow me to shift into gear. Contacted Chrysler group and was informed that although there have been recalls for the same problem in other model years, the 2006 model year is not currently covered.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #101

Jul 202014

300 6-cyl

  • 145,231 miles
On Sunday 07/20/2014 at approx. 7:15 pm, I started my 300 went to started went to put vehicle into drive. Vehicle would not shift out of park. No warning or check engine lights. Found on internet several other 300 owners with same issue. Found Chrysler customer notification K39 which covers 2005-2007 Dodge charger, magnum and Chrysler 300 issues with "pink plastic" part breaking and not allowing car to shift out of park. Called Chrysler recall hotline and informed my vehicle, even though it is experiencing exact same issue, was not covered because it is not from the correct plant.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

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