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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,049 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 engine problems

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 7)

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problem #89

Jun 102014

300

  • 97,000 miles

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

Engine stalls at stoplight or for pending turn. Repeatedly, with a full and 3/4 full tank. Gas tank replaced, however engine continues to stall. Replaced map sensor, yet stalling continues.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #88

Jun 232015

300

  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While parked, the vehicle did not start until after the third attempt. The muffler produced white smoke that then turned blue. The vehicle was taken to the contact's residence and was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 134,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #87

Mar 072015

300

  • 50,650 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine maintenance. The technician diagnosed that the engine failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,650.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #86

Jun 052015

300

  • 250,000 miles

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

Chrysler 300 ltd rwd 2006 stalls when car slows down. Have performed regular maintenance and had ignition switch replaced at dealership - car engine light comes on after it stalls, but when car is re-started, (which it does) engine light is no longer on - very dangerous to have no warning, just dies - car runs great when running, but quits suddenly when speed is reduced - do not want to own car anymore.

- Regina, Saskatchewn, Canada, MN, USA

problem #85

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 #84

Apr 032014

300

  • 70,000 miles
Engine shut off while driving anywhere from 20-40 mph - or when the car is in idle mode - engine will shut off. Sometimes after refueling as well - gas tank was replaced with the warranty issued by Chrysler by an authorized Chrysler dealer however a day or two later I was back to seeing the same engine shut off issues. I find it hard to believe that this is not taken as a severe safety concern. Someone is going to get hurt or killed due to this engine shut off issue - it should be reinvestigated.

- Portsmouth, NH, USA

problem #83

Mar 282015

300

  • 71,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While approaching a stop sign, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 71,000.

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #82

Mar 252015

300

  • 144,000 miles
2006 Chrysler 300. Bought this car for my 16 year old daughter to drive. The car starting stumbling and stalling at random times, and speeds, once while driving at 80 mph the rpms dropped to 0 and the check engine light flashed; it always just flashes. Then just as fast as the rpms dropped to zero it came right back up. The car jumped forward like I floored the peddle. I have managed to capture this on video, because it went on acting this way for several miles. Then it was fine for about another 150 miles. Then. It returned. I have taken it to the dealer 3 times and they say no codes no problem, the forth time it happened I got a code U0100 and P0700. With my scan tool but again dealer says they cant find anything wrong and there is no codes. When asked how was the check engine light on if there were no codes. The answer was they did not know. This problem still is present to this day. It still stalls and shuts down at any given speed. Rather its parked or running 80. The car use to restart ok but now the restarting is becoming an issue. I just made the first payment on it a few days ago. I bought this car from a Dodge dealer. Here's what I am going to do. Its well documented (by me and the dealer) that this car has a problem. They say its safe, they say no codes no problems. So im going to continue driving it and if something goes wrong (heaven forbid) Chrysler will be funding my retirement. So thanks Chrysler. I'm trusting you and your representatives. You say no codes no problem. Please consider this another piece of documentation.

- Watertown, TN, USA

problem #81

Apr 082015

300

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph, the vehicle stalled and crashed into another vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. There were no injuries reported. A police report was not filed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #80

Mar 232015

300

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While parked, the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the valves needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 97,000.

- Porter Ranch, CA, USA

problem #79

Mar 012015

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 while driving approximately 5 mph, the engine stalled without warning. After repeated attempts the vehicle restarted and resumed. However, the failure recurred moments later. The failure occurred only after refueling to the full capacity level. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was undetermined. In addition, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who replaced the sparks plugs and catalytic converter. The failure persisted after the repair was performed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Richmond , VA, USA

problem #78

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 #77

Feb 162015

300

  • 92,343 miles
I own a 2006 Chrysler 300 after filling my tank with gas I left the gas station, aprx.. 2 blocks away from the station my engine lost power and the engine light came on and off it regained power after about a block this is a serious problem that many people have had. I called Chrysler they said my vehicle was not covered Chrysler knows they have a problem. They won't do anything about it until someone gets killed.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #76

Jan 232015

300

  • 31,490 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled and the engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road, where it was able to restart. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 31,490.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #75

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 #74

Jan 262015

300 8-cyl

  • miles
My Chrysler 300 electric throttle light and engine light were intermittently coming on it was running rough, jerking and stalls out. I took it to moss bros., my dealer to find out what was going on. The diagnostic showed the number one coil misfiring they put the intake manifold and then the head and found oil sludge. I was told at this point it could mean a new engine.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #73

Dec 152014

300

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, there was a strong fuel odor emitting from the exhaust system. In addition, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the head gasket and the water pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #72

Dec 202014

300 4WD 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
My 2006 300M dies if you fill the tank until the gas pump shuts off automatically. This has happened numerous times to us. I have owned the car 3 years, and this has happened 10-15 times. It has happened after filling up at many different gas stations. The car stalls. It can be restarted, but might stall multiple times. After the car runs for a few minutes or travels about a mile the problem resolves it self. -this has happened twice when I was merging onto expressways after filling up. Dangerous! the first few times it happened I complained to the dealership. They said, "they hadn't heard of this problem, and told me not to over fill the gas tank!" it must be the owners problem if they have a dangerous design flaw!

- Waterloo, WI, USA

problem #71

Jan 072015

300 8-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
After filling up with fuel the vehicle stalls about 3 or 4 times. I looked this issue up and there was a recall, but it was VIN specific. I refueled on 7 January 2015, and was turning onto a busy highway, the car stalled while I was turning, I placed it in neutral and restarted it. About 1/2 mile down the road it again stalled, I lost power steering, and once again had to put it in neutral. The automobile stalled one more time and then resumed normal operation. I am afraid that this will happen when I am accessing an interstate where the consequences will be much worse.

- Hanover, MD, USA

problem #70

Oct 062014

300

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that there was a loud noise coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle near the engine compartment. The contact also mentioned that the failure was progressing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Newark, DE, USA

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