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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

drivetrain problem

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 8)

problem #160

Jul 012016

300

  • 33,000 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 could not be shifted out of park to any other gear. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. Two months prior to the failure, the failure recurred. It was diagnosed that the shaft interlock lever was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 33,000.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #159

Jun 202016

300

  • 110,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated the air bag warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 05V460000 (power train), 15V313000 (air bags), and 16V352000 (air bags) however, the parts for the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Parts distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- West Columbia, SC, USA

problem #158

Sep 272016

300

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shifter failed to operate and the vehicle failed to move without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #157

Aug 222016

300

  • 45,650 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 while the vehicle was in the park position, the gear shifter failed to switch to the reverse position. There was no warning. The failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,650. Updated 10/21/16

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #156

Aug 122016

300

  • 96,356 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shifter failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 96,356.

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

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problem #155

Aug 122016

300

  • 94,000 miles
Car is stuck in park, there is a recall for this problem. Chrysler says my VIN # not covered

- Hicksville, NY, USA

problem #154

Jul 142016

300

  • 80,300 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 the park position without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the gear shifter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,300.

- Madison, FL, USA

problem #153

Jun 092016

300

  • 78,000 miles
Lever, shifter interlock, starting to experience the vehicle not being able to mover the selection lever from park to operating gear like drive or reverse. There is a recall but not for all Chrysler 300 (according to the dealer, holden Dodge, in dover, Delaware. Vehicle malfunctions occurs when stationary. This has occurred 4 times, latest being 9 June 2016. There is 78000 miles on this car. 1 owner

- Magnolia, DE, USA

problem #152

Jun 012016

300

  • miles
Car will not shift out of park and did my own research to find out it's common on Chrysler. Why hasn't this been recalled?

- Jonesborough, TN, USA

problem #151

May 252016

300

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While attempting to move the vehicle, it would not shift out of the park position. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000. The VIN was not available.

- Wanaque, NJ, USA

problem #150

Apr 232016

300

  • 78,404 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 the park gear. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the gear shift would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,404.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #149

Apr 212016

300

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that after starting the engine, the shifter could not be moved from the park position. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000.

- St. Peters, MO, USA

problem #148

Apr 052016

300

  • 133,000 miles
While driving vehicle will suddenly stall and cut out making it really dangerous on the freeway the car will just shut down and you have to put it in neutral and started all over again now it stalls even in drive sitting at traffic light.

- Burien, WA, USA

problem #147

Apr 022016

300

  • 130,000 miles
The car will randomly shut off for no reason, sometimes while its parked idling and other times at highway speed. I've had two different dealers try and fix without success. I've spent over a $1000 dollars in "repairs" and still have the same problem.

- Williamsport, IN, USA

problem #146

Feb 172016

300

  • 198,000 miles
I purchased my vehicle used 2 weeks ago. Initially the vehicle was running fine until I filled it up with fuel. As soon as I pulled out of the gas station my vehicle started stalling as if I was losing power to my vehicle. After a few miles the stalling stopped. In the past few weeks the stalling has become worse every time I pump fuel. It shuts off if I'm idle at a light, it shuts off when I'm attempting to park, turn left, or in a drive thru. As soon as I would crank my vehicle up and go to accelerate the car won't move until after a few seconds and then it just jerks out before a smooth drive. Yesterday I took it to a Chrysler dealership because after informing the used car sales lot where I purchased the vehicle they couldn't find the issue and wanted to keep my car for a week. After 10 hours of trying to find the issue they stated there had been a recall on the fuel tank for 2006 Chrysler 300S. He said that should fix the problem and I should be on my way. So I was relieved to hear the great news coming from the Chrysler dealership. Well after heading home and 20 miles out from the dealership there goes the stalling again last night. My vehicle shut off at the light and again as soon as I attempted to park my vehicle in the driveway. In addition to the fuel system issue is causing another issue that I truly fee wasn't investigated thoroughly. I noticed a recall on 2006 Chrysler pacifica where the stalling was caused by the fuel system, tcm, and PCM module basically dealing with the power train and this is very highly the same issue going on with 2006 Chrysler 300. There should've been a recall on both and there isn't. this is very dangerous as when I stalled onto the freeway I was almost hit by an 18 wheeler truck on last week. The tcm and PCM codes along with the fuel system code were showing in the diagnostic issue yesterday. Help please

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #145

Feb 182016

300

  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. After starting the vehicle, the contact attempted to shift, but the shifter became jammed. In addition, the steering column would not lock. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 175,000.

- Ponte Vedra, FL, USA

problem #144

Jan 232016

300

  • 18,000 miles
Transmission stuck in park. Chrysler has known about the defect for years put us in danger. Car left us stranded.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #143

Nov 012015

300

  • 44,000 miles
I went to use my car and I could not get it out of park. The shift lever would not come out of park. I check on the internet and found out the pink plastic part inside the shift base has a small plastic hook the brakes off and the spring come off in side and you can not get your out of park. I had to go to the Chrysler dealer ship and ask them about this problem and the guy said that Chrysler was aware of the problem but was not doing a recall on the problem. So I had to buy the part and fix it my self. My car was down for 2 days. I could not have it towed to the dealer because it would not come out of park to get it on the tow truck.

- Montebello, CA, USA

problem #142

Feb 102014

300

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while reversing, the vehicle failed to shift gears. The contact mentioned that after several attempts the vehicle would shift out of gear. In addition, the contact stated that when attempting to make a turn, the vehicle jerked and stalled. The check engine warning light flashed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Fort Bragg, NC, USA

problem #141

Nov 152015

300

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While attempting to start and move the vehicle, the vehicle would not shift out of the park position. The contact, who was an independent mechanic, diagnosed that the shifter interlock lever failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was a customer satisfaction K39 recall for the transmission shifter interlock lever. The failure mileage was 37,000.

- Wyoming, MI, USA

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