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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,638 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Chrysler 300 engine problems

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Oct 042008

300 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles


I purchased a brand new Chrysler 300 in July of 2006. Despite frequent oil changes, routine maintenance, my engine seized at 43,510 miles on October 4, 2008, requiring replacement. My dealership closed and I was informed by Chrysler that warranty period ended. It was a huge blow financially but I managed to have a rebuilt engine installed at a cost of $5,000. I had oil changed every 4000 to 6000 miles but despite that my engine has failed again at 83,000 miles. The mechanic said my oil, coolant levels were fine but the 300 is notorious for this. I?M beyond belief to need a 3rd engine for a car I still owe money on. Looking online to see if others have similar problems, I found hundreds of owners on blogs, face book and other social media who had the same problem with the 2006 2.7L 300. I can not believe a recall has not been done. Many people think the BBB in a non profit organization but they collect fees, rarely lowering rating of companies who pay them. Despite the fact Ford sells more cars, Chrysler has close to 10 times the number of complaints not resolved to owners satisfaction. 10 X! I ask the NHTSA to look into how the BBB can justify the same rating with such a huge difference in unresolved complaints. The 2006 Chrysler 300 has a engine that easily fails for a number of reasons. I have owned many cars, with far more miles and never replaced a seized engine. Now I have 2006 300, purchased brand new, that failed at 43,000 and now again at 83,000! I know how to care for my vehicle, routine maintenance requirements, but Chrysler seems to put all the blame on owners. Please do what your organization was intended and help to make sure others do not make the same mistake as me. Chrysler spends money on marketing, cool looking cars, without much concern for flaws with the engine.

- Van Nuys , CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 042011


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While the contact was driving approximately 70 mph, a loud unusual noise emitted from the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and they detected the connecting rod bearings within the engine were defective. The manufacturer issued a customer satisfaction notification pertaining to the connecting rod bearings; however the VIN was not included in the defect. The manufacturer was made aware of the malfunction. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Port St. Lucie , FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 102010


  • 32,000 miles
Chrysler 300 touring 2006-2010 has lifter problems at around 35000-40,000 rods and lister are extremely noise and can damage this car.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #7

May 132009


  • 54,913 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving the vehicle would loose power. The contact would pull over and restart the vehicle and it would run normally for a while. The contact stated that the egr valve is defective in the vehicle and needs to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and they could offer no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure and current mileages were approximately 54,913.

- Stoneham , MA, USA

problem #6

May 272010


  • 63,152 miles
2006 Chrysler 300 with 63,152 2.7 engine is locked up. Goin down the road one night, the car just cuts off and would start back, I had it towed home, and the next day I had it towed to the dealership. No parts were replaced.

- Mccoll, SC, USA

problem #5

Jan 202009


  • 32,217 miles
Code P0300 random misfire code at mileage 32161 code P0300 random misfire code at mileage 32217 continuous periodic misfirings in engine not resolved code P0300 random misfire code at mileage 66962 code P0300 random misfire code at mileage 70762 code P00132-02 sensor failure at mileage 71146 sensor B2-02 failure at mileage 77811 egr valve replacement at mileage 72422 code P0300 random misfire code at mileage 77905 various failure dates involved for above failures that are still unresolved.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #4

Dec 182007

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,498 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The dealer replaced four rocket shaft pins. Since the replacement, the contact hears a popping sound in the engine compartment when the vehicle is shut off. The vehicle was not taken back to the dealer. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage was 76,307 and failure mileage was 73,498. Updated 03-04-08 updated 03/04/08

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #3

Jun 292007

(reported on)


  • miles
2006 Chrysler 300 customer states that the car has turned off three times while driving in the last couple months after several trips to the dealership the problem still occurring*

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #2

Feb 042007

300 6-cyl

  • miles
Since I purchased my 2006 Chrysler 300 touring the idle has been very rough and you hear a moaning sound coming from the engine.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 072006

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,502 miles
: the contact stated while driving, the vehicle stalled. This occurred on three occasion, without warning and at various speeds. The first time the vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was determined the software needed updated. The second time the vehicle was driven to the dealer where the fuel pump was replaced. The third time the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the problem could not be duplicated.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

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