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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,204 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #48

Jun 252014

300

  • 88,000 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 parking, the transmission shifter interlock lever fractured which prevented the contact from shifting out of park. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the transmission shifter interlock lever to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 88,000.

- Selena, KS, USA

problem #47

Oct 172011

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shifter could not be released from park. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train: Automatic transmission) and denied assistance with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 38,000. Updated 11/16/11 updated 11/18/11.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #46

Sep 012011

300

  • 98,480 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated the gear selector failed to shift from park into the drive position. A nearby mechanic inspected the vehicle and repositioned the gear cable which allowed the gear to be shifted accordingly. Whenever the vehicle was parked, the gear was positioned in neutral with the emergency brake engaged to prevent the vehicle from rolling. The mechanic stated the faulty gear selector switch would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 98,480.

- New Albany , IN, USA

problem #45

Aug 272011

300

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While the vehicle was parked the contact attempted to place the gear shift into drive but was unable to because it was stuck in park. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician stated the gear box had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #44

Aug 252011

300

  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While parked, the contact attempted to shift the vehicle into drive yet the gear shifter would not respond. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technician stated that the gear shift box had to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 142,000.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #43

Aug 252011

300

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300 limited. The contact stated that the vehicle would not come out of park. The dealer and manufacturer were notified but denied any assistance with repair to the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 82,000.

- Bossier City, LA, USA

problem #42

Aug 212011

300

  • 55,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 chrylser 300. The contact stated the gear shift was locked in park and would not release. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated there were no recalls and that the gear mechanism would need replacing. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #41

Aug 192011

300

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the driver was unable to shift out of park. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 83,000.

- Stockton , CA, USA

problem #40

Aug 192011

300 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of the park position. The dealer diagnosed that the shift modulator would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified and told the contact that the VIN was not associated with any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 63,000. Updated 9/13/11 updated 11/02/11

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #39

Jul 272011

300

  • 40,199 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the failure was not yet diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage were 40,199. The VIN was unavailable.

- Nicholasville , KY, USA

problem #38

Jul 222011

300

  • 80,000 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 gear shifter would not shift out of park. The contact also stated that a plastic piece broke away from the spring that was attached to the gear shifter, causing the failure. The dealer was notified and stated that the spring in the gear shifter console needed to be replaced. The spring was replaced. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Lakeside, CA, USA

problem #37

Jul 042011

300 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
I have a 2006 Chrysler 300. My car is stuck in park. I have done some research and this is a very common problem. Its a cheap pieace of plastic that is causing the problem. I believe this has been reported before, but I want to add this one.

- Tx, TX, USA

problem #36

Jun 282011

300

  • 59,684 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While parked the contact attempted to move the gear shifter but it remained stuck in park. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technicians stated the gear shift console would have to be replaced and they were uncertain why the failure occurred. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 59,684.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #35

Apr 152009

300

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph the vehicle began to jerk back and forth. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the transmission was replaced. The failure continued after the repairs. The vehicle was taken to an auto shop where the technicians stated the transmission needed to be replaced a second time. The technicians stated there was a computer failure which was causing the transmission failure. The contact was unaware of the part that needed to be replaced. The dealer was made aware of the failure and stated that the part needed for repair was not available and had to be ordered. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #34

May 132011

300

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shift became stuck in park. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where the contact was advised that the gear shift assembly would need replacing. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 44,000 and the current mileage was 44,100.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #33

May 312011

300 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Car is stuck in park leaving me stranded. Manufacturer issued K39 customer satisfaction recall letter which describes the same problem that I have and suggest that the part should be replaced however they refuse to replaced my part even though it is the same problem, same part, same vehicle, and same year and make as my vehicles described in letter. You can quickly identify this as a defective part by googling Chrysler 300 stuck in park. It is the same part in all 300S made that year, why should it only apply to some vehicles? does not make since unless company is just trying to make it look like they are doing something when in fact they are doing nothing to address defective part that breaks with no warning and leaves drivers stranded.

- Hubert, NC, USA

problem #32

Oct 012008

300

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that he was unable to shift the gear shift selector from park. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the inter-shifter was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on recall NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train: Automatic transmission). The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure was experienced before where the inter shifter was replaced. The failure mileage was 73,000 and the current mileage was 161,000.

- Chino , CA, USA

problem #31

Jan 142011

300 6-cyl

  • miles
We are a used car dealership and we have sold a number of Chrysler. Recently we have been having complaints of the same problem; the shifter gets stuck in park and renders the vehicle inoperable. One of the vehicles that have had this problem is VIN# [xxx] (2006 Chrysler 300). The entire shifter assembly was replaced. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Parlier , CA, USA

problem #30

Mar 292011

300

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that after starting the ignition, he attempted to shift the gear selector from park into drive but the shifter would not respond. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The contact was waiting upon a response from the dealer to the cause of failure. The failure mileage was 46,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Winter Park , FL, USA

problem #29

Feb 262011

300 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
Powertrain control module - vehicle has been at dealership for over 1 month with a bad PCM module. This is covered under the 8 year / 80,000 mile factory warranty. Chrysler is unable to provide the part to fix the vehicle. I was told that the part is on a "mega backorder" and it is one of the most common issues known with the vehicle. I was told there are over 75 vehicles that are currently on the waiting list for the PCM. Failure of the PCM causes the vehicle to begin idling roughly at random times. The throttle control and esp lights on the dash begin to flash. The car loses acceleration and you can not gain speed over about 20 mph. Eventually, the vehicle dies. If you take the key out, you can always start it again. Sometimes the vehicle will not make it 20 feet, and sometimes it will make it for 2 days without an issue. My vehicle failed on the interstate and I was put in a potentially life-threatening situation because I had no warning. I could now be without a vehicle for months due to the shortage of this part. Chrysler is now in contact with the vendor of the part to try to get an estimate of when the part will be made available. They are unwilling to assist me with a rental car, loaner vehicle, or vehicle of comparable value. I am very disappointed with this vehicle and the Chrysler corporation.

- Independence, MO, USA

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