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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,924 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 engine problems

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #47

Jul 262013

300 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles


I purchased the used car on July 20,2013 from car center in waldorf, md. One week of driving the car I had to fill the gas tank up. Once I started to drive it the car began to stumble and shut off on me while I was driving. I immediately called car center and I was given a loaner car 08/01/13 and the car was supposedly taken to waldorf Ford and Dodge to have it looked at. I called the waldorf Ford and Dodge to discuss my car. They told me the only thing they did was cut a new key for the car, which I had them fax me the receipt of the work done. My car shut off another 2 times while I was driving, just after fueling. When I personally dropped the car off at waldorf Jeep and Chrysler dealership the technician told me that I'm not the first one to complain about my car shutting of while driving, just after filling up my gas tank. I asked him was there a recall on the car that was not done. He said they're investigating it. I asked him what do I do in the meantime, his [xxx] answer just don't fill it all the way up. On 04/16/14, my car stalled in the middle of a busy highway while I had the green light to cross it. We were almost side swiped by another vehicle because they're light turned green and I couldn't get the car started in time to get out of the way. I no longer feel that this is "safe" to drive but yet I'm still stuck with these payments! please help I love the car but want something that is safe to drive. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Brandywine, MD, USA

problem #46

Apr 062005


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle would suddenly stall. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 15,000.

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #45

Nov 122013

300 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The noise started over a few months to now a gradual loud metal "ticking" noise when idling. I looked up various sites and apparently the rocker arm assemblies have had a problem in these vehicles of this age. I contacted Chrysler who refused to communicate and or take to do anything about this problem. I read that the rocker arm assemblies were faulty at the manufacturing date of these vehicles yet Chrysler will do nothing, there is apparently a new kit available to repair.. this is not a high mileage vehicle yet it has this loud metallic ticking noise coming from the engine and it is getting worse.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #44

Jan 182013

300 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles


Engine shut off after tank fill up.

- Pooler, GA, USA

problem #43

Mar 062014

300 8-cyl

  • 88,824 miles
The car was filled up with fuel and no more than 2-5 miles from the gas station while driving the engine cut off with no warning while in traffic. Was able to restart the engine and continue on and within a mile it stalled out again in traffic. This time the car would not start. The car was pushed to the side of the road. The oil pressure light was also coming on so did not want to push the car and cause further damage. After 45 mins I restarted the car fine and was able to drive 1 mile before it stalled out at a stop sign. Again no warning and the car lost all power and you were unable to stop the car easily or turn the wheel since all power was lost. The oil pressure light did come on again but did not occur until after the car engine cut off and all power was lost. This time I checked the oil and the level was fine but I still added an extra quart of oil. Then within 5 mins I was able to start the car and drive it the rest of the way 1-2 miles to the dealership. Upon arriving at the dealership we checked the error coded. The dealership than changed the oil and did a full inspection and drive of the car and was unable to reproduce the issue I was seeing before going to the dealership.

- Mt Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #42

Mar 072014

300 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
On three occasions the car stalled, twice while sitting waiting for a stop light change and once when entering the street from an access street going approximately 20 miles per hour. This has never happened before.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #41

Jan 022014


  • 78,000 miles


After refueling the car will stall after leaving service station. Very dangerous, loss of power steering, brakes, engine dies. Was told it was purge solenoid had it replaced. Seemed to be alright for awhile, but it has happened again. I looked up problem on internet & it appears this is commend problem.

- Califon, NJ, USA

problem #40

Sep 242013

300 8-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
After filling the Chrysler up with gas for the last 6 months, maybe more, the car starts and then within 3 feet it shuts off. The computer says that the system is ok. This happens 3 to four times in traffic. It has caused minor bumper problems. It is a serious safety issue. Finally, it was supposedly, inspected by bettenhausen, Fiat in tinley park, but we never got a response or the problem alleviate. It did the same thing today on the highway. Thank god, there were no cars next to me. I had to pull over because the car stopped without warning.

- Palos Heights, IL, USA

problem #39

Feb 162014

300 8-cyl

  • 75,780 miles
Filled up tank at local gas station.. after starting, the engine stalled out at the gas station. Restarted the engine and headed home, which is one block from the station. Pulled into driveway and the engine stalled again. Momentum carried me under the carport. Restarted engine 5 more times. Each time it stalled out. Had to find alternate transportation for out of town trip. Cannot safely drive this vehicle with this continued issue. 300C.

- Opelousas, LA, USA

problem #38

Jan 272014

300 6-cyl

  • 156,000 miles
My vehicle is well taken care of but recently I have had the engine stall while running when I come to a stop like on a turning lane, at a stop sign, a signal light. This would happen when the car comes to a stop while running. What I have noticed is that as I slow down for a stop the idle RPM's drop down low and make the car stall and the engine stops. If I feel there is a safety concern I'll put the car in neutral and rev the engine to keep the RPM's from dropping out and stalling. The stalling has compromised the safety of driving as I never know when its going to happen or if it will happen. The car has went to the dealership but they could not find the problem because no code showed up and they could not duplicate the stalling in the shop. I also took it to my personal mechanic where it could get some real attention and unfortunately he could not duplicate the problem either. He did clean the throttle body. I'm waiting for the car to stall again to retrieve the soft code by towing it directly to the shop.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #37

Jan 282014

300 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles


Vehicle stalled shortly after refueling. This has happened a number of times. Vehicle now has 170,000 miles.

- Branford, CT, USA

problem #36

Dec 072012

300 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
After fueling vehicle, car stalls several times shortly after leaving gas station. Must stop, turn car off, then back on each time. After driving around 3-4 miles, problem dissipates. Always fill car on slowest setting on nozzle and remove when clicks off ( never overfill). This is very unsafe.

- New Lisbon, WI, USA

problem #35

Oct 012013

300 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Chrysler 300C srt8 2006 stalls after refueling. This has been dangerous for me since I'm just making the connection between the unexpected stalling in intersections and refueling. The car will 'buck' unexpectedly and the stall. I was able to restart but it continues stall for some time after the refueling. I understand an investigation is underway for this issue. Please add my complaint to the pile.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #34

Dec 282011

300 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
When the Chrysler 300 hemi 2006 receives a full tank of gas, the Chrysler 300 hemi 2006 shuts off after the initial start of the engine and an additional two to three times. After several starts of the engine, the Chrysler 300 hemi 2006 begins to move, but stalls and chokes while in motion. During the stalling and choking the Chrysler 300 hemi 2006 looses steering ability.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #33

Dec 112013

300 8-cyl

  • 46,500 miles
Our car is Chrysler 300C AWD model year 2006. Currently car has about 46000 miles. Recently without any warring engine stops to work. First incident occurred on December 11, 2013 shortly after we left the gas station were we fill up the tank. We could not restart the car and towed the car home paying fee of $75. Next day the car started and we were able to drive the car. Second incident occurred on December 27, 2013 while driving for few miles right after we fill up the tank. The car stopped without warring on main road. Luckily, we were not in an accident and were able to restart the car and drove to side line. The car is now in our garage but we are unable to drive from fear of being in an accident as we deem the car unreliable. We researched on the web sides and discovered that many other owners of this car model and cars with similar engine train have identical or similar experiences and have filed formal complaints.

- Munster, IN, USA

problem #32

Dec 192013

300 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
I was driving on the highway on my way home from work and all a sudden the check engine light came on and the car shut down and the RPM dropped. I couldn't steer or anything. There was no warning or nothing luckily I was able to drift slowly to the side and there wasn't no serious accident. I restarted my car and it drove normally after this incident but check engine light stayed on then again today on the 24th of December I was driving to the store and the same thing happen but again good thing I was in the far right lane to pull not a rocket scientist but this isn't safe to drive my car and especially while I have my kids in the car, something bad can happen.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #31

Dec 042013


  • 58,503 miles
While driving I recently heard my car making a ticking noise so I decided to take it in to be checked & while there have my vehicle get an early oil change. The next day I called to find out what was making my car tick well to my surprise I was told it was my engine & that while they were doing my oil change they saw that my oil was greyish in color & it also had metal shavings in my oil...which means my engine is breaking down. They advised me to not to drive home on the highway but to take the streets home. How could this be? my car is only seven that's right only 7 years old with only around 58,503 miles on it (and by the way I purchased my car brand new I'm the only owner) I now find out that Chrysler only covers their vehicles for 3 years or 36,000 miles or what ever comes 1st.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #30

Nov 182013

300 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
I was driving my car down the street at approximately 30mph and the engine shut down without any warning; however, the radio and dashboard lights stayed on. I was able to start the car up immediately with no hesitation. This happened once on 11/18/2013 and twice on 11/20/2013. The check engine light never illuminated to indicate a problem on any of the 3 occasions nor have any codes been put out. On 11/21/2013, I had the car towed to a repair facility. Prior to these 3 incidences, I had never had this problem nor any major problem with my vehicle, which I purchased brand new in June 2005. This problem did not occur after refueling, my tank was half full when the problem first occurred. The repair facility has had my vehicle for 7 days now and the car has stalled on them several times as well, however, they have no idea what the problem is. The facility has been in contact with Chrysler technicians and has researched the technical bulletins, with no solution to the problem. The repair facility determined that the issue sounded related to the throttle body even though the car didn't kick out any code so they checked the throttle body and noted that its voltage was out of the specification range so they replaced it and updated/reset the car's computer, but this did not fix the problem as the car has stalled since they've replaced the throttle body.

- Largo, MD, USA

problem #29

Nov 202013

300 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
My car (300C AWD) stalls after fill up. This has happened several times on a trip from California to Georgia. I was filling the car three times a day. Moving from the fuel island to the interstate on-ramp the car will die making brakes and steering lose power as well. The car will restart and function correctly until the next fill up or it may stall once or twice again. The condition does not happen when stopping with out filling. I was able to shift into neutral and restart while rolling but this could be difficult in white knuckle situations. There is another condition that may or may not be related: Some times when starting to fill up, the gas pump nozzle shuts off due to "splash back" in the car's filler tube. I can remedy this by repositioning the pump nozzle to one side or the other. Once started, I can complete filling the car. My mechanic was at a loss with solving this problem.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #28

May 072013


  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, a loud unusual noise emitted outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the camshaft would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Valley Stream, NY, USA

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