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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,646 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300C engine problems

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2006 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments (Page 6 of 10)

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problem #94

Jan 042014

300C 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles


After refueling the car it will begin to run, and idle, rough to the point that it stalls. This happens every time the car is refueled. Most of the time it dies while idling, but has died while driving several times. The issue is worse if the car is refueled from the point that the low fuel light is on. It will die several times when refueled from this low level in the tank. The car has died while leaving a red light and getting as far as the intersection and having to try to restart it while in the middle of the intersection.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #93

Nov 042013


  • 62,420 miles
After refueling the vehicle it stalls. The vehicle looses steering power. This has happened numerous times. I have tried to not let the fuel get to low and have tried filling the tank at different levels with no luck.

- White Plains, MD, USA

problem #92

Mar 092013

300C 8-cyl

  • 57,500 miles
Engine stalled and stopped working as coming out of gas station after filling at gas station. Steering went hard and brakes did not work. Warning light (lub oil can) came up. Turned ignition off and on again, engine started but kept stalling for next 5 minutes. - multiple occurrences - all after filling tank. All subsequent occurrences reported to dealer. Dealer kept vehicle for a week trying to 'replicate' the error but reported no findings.

- Martinez, CA, USA

problem #91

Dec 132013


  • 65,150 miles


I filled up the car with gas and after driving about half a mile the engine stalled while in traffic. The car started and stalled repeatedly five or six times for about four blocks. At a certain point the problem stopped and the car was drivable. I took the car to a nearby auto shop and they found no error codes in the system. After leaving the auto shop the car continued to drive without stalling. Several weeks later I filled up with gas again and the problem repeated itself after driving about half a mile. The engine stalled about five times. It was more difficult to turn the engine over this time but it eventually started and drove fine.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #90

Nov 182013

300C 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Within a minute or so of refueling, the engine stalled and, consequently, the power steering and power brakes failed. The car would re-start with little difficulty only to stall again very shortly thereafter. Eventually, after perhaps 10 minutes of starts/stalls, and re-starts, operation would return to normal. At the time of the first occurrence, I had no reason to believe that this problem was related to refueling. However, the problem has since recurred with every refueling (at least 4 refuelings so far), resulting in numerous engine stalls in traffic. Apart from these refueling-related incidents the car runs perfectly, and my local mechanic has said that "the car's computer" indicates all systems are normal. A google search on my problem, however, suggests that the problem is extremely common in Chrysler 300cs of a similar vintage.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #89

Jan 032012

300C 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle stalled after refueling. Filling the gas tank to full without 'topping off' will cause the car's engine to stall without any prior warning. No dtcs/miles are set. Can be restarted with some difficulty. The stall will occur at any engine/vehicle speed and will happen within the first 5 minutes of driving the car after refueling. The problem can be avoided by not filling the tank past 3/4 full. Have tested this 'work-around' at the same gas station & pump.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #88

Dec 082012


  • 75,000 miles


The first time this happened was over a year ago. I had just filled up gas tank and pulled out of lot still in a parking lot of a shopping area. Turned left into a fast food place and car shuts down and would not restart until attempted several times. I was able to pull into a parking spot and went inside. Came out started car was pulling out of lot into traffic and car shuts down again. This time not to the liking of other drivers or myself. Restarted after several attempts drove home and did not happen again till I went on a trip a few months later. Half way through the trip I had to refuel and bingo it happened again after pulling out of gas station lot and turning left into traffic. This is not good. I was able to restart after several minutes and continued my trip on interstate without further incident. Since then it has been ok until just two days ago the 28th of December 2013. It happened again, after filling up and turning left at slow speed car shut down while pulling into a lot. It finally restarted after several attempts. After reading on line I'm not the only one with this problem. When it happened the first time I took to dealer, that I will never take it to again. Short story is they wanted to replace my transmission at the tune of $4500. I left there and drove to a transmission shop who diagnosed and said that there was nothing wrong with transmission. Problem appears to be getting worst and afraid to fill up and pull out into traffic. From what I understand there seems to be a problem with the fuel tank and related components. Please Chrysler fix this problem, I love my 300C.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #87

Sep 242013

300C 8-cyl

  • 62,085 miles
After refueling, car stalls. This happens after driving approximately 2 to 3 minutes after leaving gas station. The stall has taken place at intersections, while at a complete stop and while driving no more than 5 -10mph after leaving the gas station.. car restarts after several attempts in neutral. When each incident occurs, the oil icon comes on, however the oil level is not low. On one occasion after having backed into a parking space with the car gear shift still in reverse and my foot on the brake, the car lurched. The tires could be heard spinning. That was very scary because my car could have rolled into a busy highway. Once the fuel level indicates approximately a half a tank, no stalling incidents take place. Car was taken to the dealership with this concerned. Service advisor was aware of chyrsler 300C stalls after refueling. Fuel injection system was serviced/cleaned. This has not resolved the problem. Car still stalling. Really afraid to drive the car, however I am taking it back to the dealership to let them know of the still ongoing problem.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #86

May 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Engine intermittently stalls while either idling or driving. Stalls are increasingly more frequent. Unable to get a diagnosis of problem. Have replaced the PCM but no change in problem occurrence.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #85

Dec 112013


  • 100,000 miles
Electrical problem has been happening since purchase in December 2005. Sometimes power windows will not go up or down, lights on temp gauges and dash have burned out and heated seats occasionally get super hot. Headlights have gone out while driving even after replacing the switch and all the trouble lights have come on while driving down the road. Have taken to many different dealers and none have found any problems they say.

- Locust Grove, VA, USA

problem #84

Nov 182012

300C 8-cyl

  • 61,000 miles


I was turning right at a stop light, immediately following a gas tank fill, when the engine stalled and power steering and brakes failed. The engine continued to stall during deceleration or when stopped for the next 30 miles.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #83

Feb 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Stalls after I fill up and jerks violently when moving slowly 0 to 20 mph and hesitates when driving 30 and over if I don't drive around drive around in a parking lot for apx 10 min it will stop in traffic and possibly causing a rear end collision.

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #82

Sep 182013


  • 69,899 miles
Driving down road car engine will cut out may restart some times, or stall and have to restart manually, check engine light came on took to local dealership put on computer said that it just sent basic code have had car for over 3 month returned car said there was nothing wrong next day driving car did same thing 4 times more on me engine light on again said same code now have had car for another month saying that they can not duplicate problem.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #81

Aug 302013

300C 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
My 300C stalled out on the freeway while accelerating during a traffic jam. It took a couple tries to restart the engine.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #80

Sep 102012

300C 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Engine shutting off while driving, making turns and while at stop signs, intersections.

- Beaumont , TX, USA

problem #79

Dec 042012


  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to determine how to remedy the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 34,000.

- Proctorsville, VT, USA

problem #78

Dec 122013

300C 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Stalled several times while driving after filled up with gas.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #77

Feb 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • miles
Started stalling after fill up's apx 1 year ago. I do not drive it alot. Apx 55000 miles on it. First thought was due to changing octane but been using for 4 months. Stalls, bucks, surges. Cleared up after apx 5 to 10 min.

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #76

Nov 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
After fueling car, it stalls out. After restart will run and may or may not stall again. Not a very good thing to happen. Could become the cause of an accident. Dealership says no recalls on car.

- Orange Park , FL, USA

problem #75

Nov 012012

300C 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
After filling the vehicle with fuel (not topping off the tank) the car stalled upon leaving the gas station. I was able to restart it after several times but the risk is incredible! the car stalls without warning as traffic was all around me honking and I was nearly being hit from behind!! once was a fluke I thought and maybe bad gas. I was able to carefully navigate on back streets to the house and never had the problem again until the next fill up. Again I had the stalling problem, lucky for me I had picked a light traffic time to fill up. I switched gas stations after that an now only get gas at shell stations hearing that they had the best gas quality overall. The problem has continued since then every time I fill the tank full. The stalling problem seems to be occurring now two needle widths below the full mark which means something is getting worse. The local Chrysler dealership says that there is no recall and the fix is to replace the gas tank due to a faulty value at the top of the tank. The cost is $1,315. The risk of getting hit from behind at any speed is incredible and very real!! I believe Chrysler should replace the faulty tanks.

- Wilson, NC, USA

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