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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 7 of 8)

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problem #40

May 072012

300 6-cyl

  • 67,257 miles

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

The shifter detent in my 300 broke without any warning. I was able to change gears without any problems until this incident when I went to drive my car, and I couldn't get the gear out of park. When I had the car towed to the Chrysler car dealer I was told that this part had broke. Their corrective action was to rebuild shifter assembly. The part number used to fix the problem was 68088259ab - lever kit shifterint. I asked what I could have done to cause this part to brake so I can prevent it from happening again, and the service associate told me that it was nothing I could have done to cause it. I didn't recover the old part from the car dealer. I spoke with others Chrysler and Dodge owners, and they said they have experienced the same problem with their 300 or charger. This piece shouldn't brake without any damage to it or wear out. I haven't heard of this problem occurring with any other car manufacturers, and the fact that it is occurring to many people with the same vehicle means that this must be manufacturer issue. This problem should be corrected, and Chrysler/Dodge should be responsible for these occurrences.

- Dolton, IL, USA

problem #39

Jul 102012

300

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission). The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Festus, MO, USA

problem #38

Jul 092012

300

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the cup plug that retained the park pawl anchor shaft was improperly installed. The shaft moved out of position and the vehicle was not able to achieve the park position. The dealer was notified and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in the recall that addressed the defect, which was NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission). The vehicle was taken to a personal mechanic for repair. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 70,000.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #37

Jun 302012

300 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles

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

My gear stick is stuck and won't allow me to get out of "park."

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #36

May 302012

300

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shifter failed while attempting to remove the gear from park. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who located the failure at the gear shifter spring. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 82,000.

- Palm Beach Gardens , FL, USA

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problem #35

Apr 212012

300 6-cyl

  • 73,646 miles
The pink plastic shift interlock latch broke. The plastic breaks from continual foreseeable use. Failure causes the inability to move the shifting mechanism out of park and thus drive the vehicle. According to youtube.com [www.youtube.com/watch?V=8uamy_M7ttk], this seems to occur on 2006 and 2007 models. I am not certain, but 2008 and newer models have a part that is green and does not seem as likely to break. Furthermore, mileage or age does not appear to be a factor. Mine broke before 75,000 miles and slightly after 6 years. Dorman makes an metal aluminum replacement part ranging from $22 to $40 depending on the retailer. Online is less expensive. The fact that there is a metal, durable replacement part is evidence that this is an increasing problem. Moreover, it is believed that Chrysler knows of this problem and has failed to recall its vehicles. Furthermore, after calling Chrysler 800 customer service # (reference #22152872), I was informed that there was no recall on my specific car, that Chrysler would not even consider covering the cost unless I first went to a Chrysler dealership at which a certified Chrysler mechanic would have to confirm that the pink plastic shift interlock latch was the issue. Diagnostic alone costs $150, but may be applied to repairs. I then called the Chrysler dealership in tustin, ca and a servicing manager informed me that he was aware of the issue, but had yet to see Chrysler cover the estimated $500 cost even though the replacement part is $22 to $40. This is a products liability case: Chrysler is (1) a commercial supplier of a (2) defective designed product under the consumer expectation, risk-utility, and the feasible alternative tests and is the (3) actual and (4) proximate cause of the defect which causes property damages. There are no applicable defenses. This also a potential class action lawsuit.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #34

Oct 202011

300

  • 98,000 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 would not shift out of park after being started. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer stated that the shifter needed to be replaced and that the VIN failed to qualify for a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission). The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 125,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #33

Apr 012012

300

  • 71,464 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While parked, the contact attempted to shift the gear from park to drive but was the shifter remained stuck in park. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing where the mechanic stated that the gear shifter would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 71,464.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #32

Feb 062012

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
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 #31

Oct 202011

300

  • 99,523 miles
Car would not shift out of park. Dealer notified; vehicle towed to dealer; diagnosed as "faulty" shifter assembly. Dealer replaced at a cost of $ 361.00; towing fee $ $106. Dealer advised a common issue, but not covered under recall due to assembly location and not manufactured in 2007 or later, which would be covered by recall. How can this be such a common problem that the dealer; towing company blog sites, internet and after amrket companies manufacture corrective parts, but Chrysler remains silent. Maybe I should contact clint eastwood. Other than this issue at 99,523 miles, vehicle has been satisfactory; currently has over 106,000 miles.

- Fairfax Station, VA, USA

problem #30

Jan 192012

300

  • 88,593 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 gear shifter became stuck in park. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the shifter interlock lever was fractured and caused the failure. The dealer informed the contact of a technical service bulletin but that the contact's vehicle was not manufactured in any of the qualifying plants. The failure and the current mileages were 88,593.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #29

Nov 182011

300 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Vehicle was traveling 35 mph on a surface street and cut off. Check engine light came on. Engine able to be restarted. Engine running rough. No one able to "diagnose" the problem. Check engine light comes on and goes off. Tends to come on when accelerate. A second instance of engine cutting out yesterday while accelerating. Too many guesses as to what could be the problem and it appears that there are quite a few Chrysler 300 owners having the same problem.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #28

Jan 052012

300

  • 123,229 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle shifter was stuck in park. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 123,229.

- Freedom , CA, USA

problem #27

Dec 082011

300

  • 67,380 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shaft would become stuck in park and would not release. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but provided no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 67,380.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #26

Jun 012011

300

  • 12,072 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle would experience extreme difficultly shifting out of park. The failure recurred on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the gear shift was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 12,072.

- Mohave Valley, AZ, USA

problem #25

Aug 082011

300

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shifter would becomes stuck in park intermittently. The contact took apart the shifter and was using the lever to shift gears. The dealer and the manufacturer were contacted but denied any assistance with repairs to the defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 108,000 and the current mileage was 131,000.

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #24

Oct 132011

300

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the shifter gear box failed. As the engine was started, she tried to change gears and the gear shifter would not move. The vehicle was towed to her home and the dealer was contacted who referred her to the manufacturer. The manufacturer was notified and a complaint was filed. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 64,000.

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #23

Mar 012011

300

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300 touring. The contact stated that the vehicle shifter was stuck in park. The contact stated that in order to change gears, he had to remove the gear box and use a screw driver to shift into gear. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the shifter was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission). The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was 135,000.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #22

Oct 032011

300

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear would not shift out of park. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train: Automatic transmission) and denied assistance with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 55,000.

- Twinbrook Pines, FL, USA

problem #21

Sep 202011

300

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shifter became stuck in park. The contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer where the contact was advised that the entire gear shift box had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage and the failure mileage was 93,000.

- Summerville, SC, USA

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