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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,212 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #43

Jun 222015

300 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving at 35 mph, the radio exploded with glass fragments and there was smoke coming out from the radio. The contact was injured and medical attention was required. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the vehicle was diagnosed. The contact was not aware of what repairs needed to be made. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000....updated 09/15/15

- Saint Paul, NE, USA

problem #42

Jun 272015

300

  • miles
Car cut off in the middle of the road would not start. Changed the alternator and charged the battery it ran for a day and cut off again. All the warning lights came on and the wipers would not go down, the horn wouldn't work, and the blinkers or radio wouldn't work. Took to the dealer and 4 sensors to the computer module went bad. Car had to be towed to the dealership for the diagnosis.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #41

Jul 032015

300

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while pulling into the driveway, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer nor was it diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #40

Feb 112015

300

  • 73,000 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 while driving at any speed, the vehicle stalled and restarted independently. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000.

- Shelby Township , MI, USA

problem #39

Feb 022015

300

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving at very low speeds, the vehicle was suddenly shut off. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000. The contact also indicated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) was received in may of 2015. The dealer stated that the parts needed to remedy the failure were not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced the failure listed in the recall.

- Gastionia, NC, USA

problem #38

Nov 212014

300 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The vehicle was included in a safety recall, but the contact did not receive notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V817000 (air bags). The contact stated that it was extremely difficult to shift gears and there was a lightning bolt warning lamp that flashed several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the gear shifter, but the vehicle stalled months later. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that there was an internal failure with the engine and it needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000. Updated 7/7/15 the radiator, thermostat and gear shifter were replaced. Updated 07/14/15

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #37

Nov 062010

300

  • miles

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

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 #36

Jan 052015

300 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
Chrysler 300 touring edition 2006 stalls after I come to a complete stop at the bottom of steep hill. I was able to restart the car after putting it in neutral. The car then had problems accelerating.

- Mckees Rocks, PA, USA

problem #35

Dec 292014

300

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, all of the lights on the instrument panel, headlights and brake lights shut off without warning. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Munity, MI, USA

problem #34

Apr 182012

300

  • 106,247 miles
I have contacted Chrysler Corp customer service about a few of the safety issues I have experienced with my Chrysler 300 limited. No heip! I have experienced the gear shift getting stuck in drive. After going onto a Chrysler forum where many other 300 customers experienced the same thing I found a quick fix to allow me to drive the car to a local repair shop using a screw driver. Long story but yes I had to stick a screw drive into the gear box to release the car into drive and out repair cost $175 I was informed my VIN wasn't a part of the recall! next issue the cooling fans in front of the car. I was getting some food at drive thru. As soon as I drive in line I heard a loud bang one of the fans mounts became loose and the fan blades hit to side wall and broke. $500 later to replace and yes again there was a recall for that but not my VIN!!!! final straw my son and I where driving home from a game it was raining. Both of us notice the smell of smoke coming from the vent it was faint but consistent. We luckily didn't have far travel home. When I pulled in and turned the car off I opened the hood a lil bit smoke and because the rain was hitting the engine it made a lil bit more of smoke. So I closed it and went inside. The next day I noticed both the passenger head light and fog lights weren't working. I checked the fuses, good. Went up to get replacement bulbs. The employee at the store had a [xxx] of a time trying to removing the light from the harness. We noticed that the plastic was melted and dis colored. When I got home I got a look at the fog light harness it was factory fogs and the harness was melted black plastic. So I had to order replacement fog lights and head lights $475. Im thankful we where blessed that the car didn't fully catch fire because no amount of money could replace my son!! there is 3 more electric issues at this time! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #33

Nov 202014

300 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles

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

While driving various speeds, all of the gauges on the instrument panel malfunctioned and all of the warning lights illuminated. This has been happening for several years. At first, it would happen and then nothing for a few months. It has begun to happen more frequently. It has occurred several times in the past few days.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #32

Nov 102014

300

  • 145,000 miles
While driving app 55 mph at app 8pm at night my cars lights and all the dash lights went out and the car completely stalled. I was able to turn on flashers and coast the car to the side of the road. I sat there for several minutes and then the car restarted. Fortunately there was no one following behind me. I have been out of town on business and used a company car. Upon my return I took my car to our local shop today. They were unable to detect any problems, however shared an article stating more than 150,000 Chrysler owners have had similar trouble. They contacted the nearest Dodge/Chrysler dealer in aberdeen Washington who offered no help or information. They could give no reason for the incident. We have not received any recall notice, nor information regarding any possible problems. How should I proceed" I am unable to drive my vehicle for fear this may happen again, and this time I may not be so fortunate. This has created a significant burden and stress. It seems someone should be accountable and that there is a significant liability by not being notified of this significant safety issue. Is this an issue I need my attorney to address" thanks in advance for your help. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- South Bend, WA, USA

problem #31

Jun 122014

300 8-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
My car stalls after fill up, only after I fill it up does it stall not at any other time.! also my air bag light has been coming on, after I drive car for awhile it will go off, but then it might light up again after driving. Very erratic! now I'm having a problem with my car key, it won't unlock my car when I hit unlock, when this has happened I've had to manually unlock it, then it sets my car alarm off, I got up this morning and car horn was going off in garage. It's now quiet :) calling Chrysler repair today!!!

- Sacramento , CA, USA

problem #30

Aug 062014

300

  • 129,672 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall when the gas tank is at maximum. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing, however contact was unaware of the needed repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 129,672.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #29

Apr 082014

300 6-cyl

  • 96,247 miles
While driving on more that one occasion my knee accidentally bumped the ignition key and turned the car while moving I was able to restart the car without incidents. I contact Chrysler twice regarding this matter to give the a heads up but I have not heard from about resolving the problem. I bought this car new in 2006.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #28

Jul 172013

300

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated while driving various speeds, all of the gauges on the instrument panel malfunctioned and all of the warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 108,000 and the current mileage was 109,000.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #27

Mar 202013

300 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
Vehicle stall after fueling up.

- Oxford, AL, USA

problem #26

Mar 032014

300 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
After refueling the car stalled multiple times leaving me stranded in the middle of the street during rush hour. This incident has happen 4 times in the last 4 weeks.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #25

Jul 242013

300 8-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
I'm writing this because I believe that these 300S with hemis are death traps waiting to happen and strongly feel that a recall is necessary. It's happened about 8 times since we bought the vehicle in July, 2013 but the latest was last week, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at about 11:30pm. My husband, my 6 mo baby, and myself had just filled up the gas tank on our way home. We were making a right turn out of the gas station and onto the main road, when the car went completely dead. The engine shut down and the steering wheel locked up. My husband had to put the car in park and, after about 3 attempts and a good 20 seconds or so, he finally got the car started. It spurted a little but started to move. About a mile later, we were pulling onto our street, when the car died again and did the exact same thing. Lucky for us there weren't many cars on the street and everyone was alright but this is not safe! this has happened in the middle of the day when oncoming traffic was going full speed, at least 45 mph!! someone can die! after this latest incident, I've refused to drive the car due to it's unreliability and our car is currently at the dealership and has been for the past 2 days-going on 3. it took the service manager 2 days to figure out it's a faulty gas tank and that's after we told him about the NHTSA investigation, action number: PE13016, which just ended, February 10, 2014. Apparently, Chrysler extended it's warranty to cover gas tanks for a lifetime but, not for all Chrysler 300S! we are being charged $1,905 for our gas tank to be replaced, which should be eligible for a lifetime warranty on our fuel tank but I called Chrysler today and they told me that there is no extended warranty attached to our VIN. Please help before someone gets seriously injured and recall all gas tanks or at least extend the warranty to cover more, if not all Chrysler 300S!!

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #24

Mar 012012

300

  • 80,000 miles
While driving, all the warning lights come on and flash for a few seconds. Sometimes the speedometer goes to zero. This has been happening a few times a month for the past two+ years.I see that others are having the same problem. www.carcomplaints.com/Chrysler/300C/2006/electrical/flashing_warning_lights_loss_of_electrical_power.shtml why is there no recall on this?

- Clovis, CA, USA

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