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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
65,521 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300C fuel system problems

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2006 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments (Page 1 of 9)

problem #162

Oct 102014

300C 8-cyl

  • 30,233 miles


Over the last couple months after refueling my vehicle the vehicle stalls. It has become a given that after I fill my car I know at some point within the first 5-10 minutes I will start having propulsion issues. The car dies when I'm sitting at traffic lights. I'm afraid to try and enter a freeway directly after refueling because if I go to hit the gas it's an accident waiting to happen. I have to go find a parking lot and rev my engine for a while till I think it's safe to proceed. I should have to go through all of this after refueling my car. I did some research and saw the complaints and NHTSA reports. I called Chrysler and they said they don't have any records of any fuel issues with the srt models so my best bet would be to go to my dealer for a diagnostic check.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #161

Dec 072014

300C 8-cyl

  • 47,268 miles
2006 Chrysler 300C - after fueling up got about 1/2mile down the road engine just cut out (not electrical as I didn't loose dash lights) just like the engine stopped for a few seconds and came back on. Thought it was a fluke and kept going and it happened again twice, turned around and took the car home happened a couple more times while trying to get home. Haven't driven the car since and that was 5 days ago.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #160

Nov 032014

300C 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chrysler 300C. Consumer writes in regards to repair reimbursement.* ld the consumer received a letter from Chrysler stating they were extending the fuel tank warranty period because some of the affected vehicle population may experienced a condition where the fuel shut-off float in the multi-function control valve sticks which may result in the vehicle stalling after re-fueling. The consumer stated he experienced the stalling issue, as stated in the letter.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #159

Jan 152013

300C 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


In January 2013, I filed a vehicle safety complaint here about my V8 engine stalling after fuel refill (gasoline tank replacement repair bill was $1540.93). The NHTSA Office Of Defects Investigation soon opened investigation PE13016 into the fuel tank problem. The ODI information request to Chrysler cited numerous complaints, including mine. Investigation PE13016 was closed earlier this year by NHTSA because the "condition is adequately addressed by Chrysler's extended warranty" on 2006 Chrysler 300 fuel tanks. The closing summary refers to Chrysler sending letters to owners about the extended warranty. Since I did not receive an owner letter, I today called the Chrysler customer assistance center, 1-800-247-9753. The assistance center representative told me that my vehicle is not within the extended warranty because my vehicle (built within the extended warranty time frame) contained a gas tank with the sales code "nsks" and that the extended warranty only covers cars built with the gas tank sales code "nsk." Nothing in the materials posted online with PE13016 indicate that there are two different gas tanks, only one of which had problems. Please, reconsider whether the Chrysler response is adequate. My vehicle, with the "nsks" gas tank, clearly suffered the refill stalling problem addressed in PE 13016.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #158

Aug 012012

300C 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
For the past two years, my 2006 Chrysler 300C has been surging, trying to cut out, and stalling at the first several stop lights after filling the tank up with gas. Car stalls or tries to stall several more times while driving in traffic. Have come to realize that car will not do this if I only fill the tank up to 3/4 full, but if the tank is filled more than that, the same problem occurs after fill up. The car will try to stall when stopping at several of the first traffic lights, driving after restarting, or driving around curves. This seems rather dangerous driving like this in traffic. I just learned about the NHTSA PE13-016 that Chrysler had extended the warranty for the 19 gallon gas tanks to lifetime. I have also learned that Chrysler is only honoring a limited amount of vehicles whose owners had filed complaints before the investigation was ended. It appears Chrysler is not meeting it's obligation. I am the original owner of this car and have never received a letter from Chrysler dealing with any recall for this car.

- Purcellville, VA, USA

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problem #157

Nov 152013

300C 8-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
My family and I were traveling on the interstate after a complete fill up of gas from the gas station, as I was proceeding onto the ramp of the interstate my car stalled and continued to die right as I was turning onto the interstate in the right lane and had a near miss from a semi truck. My families life was in the hands of a car that I thought I trusted and lead to believe was safe in every way. Little did I know that the gas tanks on these cars can not handle a upwards of 3/4 tank of gas or more. Now I am scared to death to fill this cars gas tank past the half mark and have to stop frequently as I travel for my job. Please help get the warranty on these gas tanks extended as I have recently found out that Chrysler is no longer holding their word on fixing the tanks on these sets of cars tanks.

- Berea, KY, USA

problem #156

Aug 202014

300C 8-cyl

  • 107,000 miles


Purchased a 2006 300C srt8 in 2014. This is the 2nd time that this has happened. After the 1st refueling the car stalled and bucked and then after a few miles calmed down. I thought perhaps it was bad gas. During the 2nd refueling, with 93 octane, and just as the fuel clicked off, the engine stalled. No check engine light in either situation. The car was worse than the last time. The car stalled at each light all the way home. This happened approximately 4 times and then it stalled again as I parked it in my driveway. I called the local dealer concerning this and they said they are only ordering 6 replacement gas tanks a month and that 95% of the time an additional flex pipe or tube breaks during the repair procedure and that I would be responsible for this additional cost. What kind of a deal is that? I thought warranty work was to be at no cost to the consumer.

- Miller Place, NY, USA

problem #155

Jan 072014

300C 8-cyl

  • 21,156 miles
Experienced several occurrences of engine stalling after filling tank with gas. Engine died when stopped at a stop light and also while driving at about 10 miles per hour.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #154

May 222014

300C 8-cyl

  • miles
My 2006 Chrysler 300C is burning a lot of gas. I don't know why, maybe because it is a hemi. When my gas hand get to a mark are two before empty, you can smell the fuel from the tank. My complain is why are Chrysler 300 burning so much gas?

- Bishopville, SC, USA

problem #153

Sep 012012

300C 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Engine stalls after filling the tank. On at least four occasions vehicle would stall within 20 miles of completely filling tank. After second incident vehicle taken to Chrysler dealer for a tune-up, however problem persisted. This occurred once while entering a public parking lot with loss of power steering and brakes fortunately the car at low speed and rolled to a stop before striking anything. On another occasion this happened while pulling away from a traffic light in heavy traffic nearly causing the vehicle to be struck from behind. Temporary fix is to no longer completely fill the tank, guessing at about 3/4 tank to stop fueling. Partially filling the tank is not a proper solution. This is a recurring problem and needs to be investigated and recalled.

- Harmony, PA, USA

problem #152

Apr 152011

300C 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


After filling the fuel tank with gas and entering the freeway the car stalled. Every time I fill the car up with gas the fuel tank will just stall. I took the car to the dealer and was told that I would have to have the fuel tank and lines replaced. This is a serious safety hazard. When the car shuts off the steering wheel locks up and you must come to a complete stop before putting the car in park to restart it; all while trying not to be rear-ended by coming traffic. I continue to have the problem today. I took my car in for maintenance and was told that there's now a recall on the fuel tank, but due to the massive number of recalls, the part is on back-order.

- Niceville, FL, USA

problem #151

Apr 162013


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that whenever she added fuel to the vehicle it failed to start. The contact was driving 45 mph, the vehicle decelerated and stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing and they were unable to determine the cause of failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. The current mileage was 60,000.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #150

Dec 182013

300C 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
After filling up with gas the car stalled when exiting the gas station in front of oncoming vehicles. We were nearly rear ended. The car again stalled at the next stop light, then again while merging onto the freeway. We had a full tune up performed on the car thinking that this was the cause, however the car continued to stall after a fill up. We are now forced to limit refueling the car to only one half tank to be sure that the extremely dangerous stalling does not occur putting our family in extremely dangerous situations. The stalling occurred again just this week after accidentally allowing the fuel pump to click off producing a full gas tank. Even knowing that we were now in a dangerous situation we were forced to drive the car on public streets where once again it stalled exiting the gas station, at the stop light and shortly after trying to accelerate from the stop light leaving our family stranded in the middle of the intersection.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #149

Oct 172013

300C 8-cyl

  • 180,100 miles
We had just filled the gas tank and were heading off to las vegas for a long weekend when as we drove less than a block away the car stalled. This never happened before, we restarted the car and she continued to jerk around acting like it was going to stall again. We were very close to a pep boys so we pulled in and told the clerk what was happening, he said we maybe got bad gas (maybe watered down) and to try a gas treatment. We did and it stalled again, we restarted the car and drove cautiously around town testing her reliability. She seemed fine so we drove on to vegas. She performed well for a few weeks then did it again after filling the tank so again we added gas treatment and things seemed fine. A month or so later the same thing again with the stalling after fueling. So far this has happened approximately 8 times since the first time and only after fueling. We are nervous to drive anywhere now. We have used various gas stations so not any particular brand makes this happen. It can go for several weeks without incident but we just never know when it may occur again. We looked it up online to see if anyone else was having similar problems and found that owners of Chrysler 2006 300C and magnums and chargers all experienced the same thing. PE13-016 was referenced as the original investigation number into these occurrences. Chrysler supposedly issued a lifetime extended warranty for this problem but only to those affected and notified them prior to Jan. 2014. The rest of us are screwed. I am asking for this investigation to be reopened. Chrysler needs to be fair to all owners of these vehicles with this defect. I am the original owner and have taken excellent care of my car. Many people have stated that Chrysler is not acknowledging their complaints since the investigation is closed. Your help is needed to correct this injustice.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #148

May 032010

300C 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
After refueling, the car stalled while making a left hand turn onto a busy highway. All the engine lights came on. Car was hard to restart. At the next intersection while the car was stopped, it stalled again. This continued to happen intermittently over the years. Had it looked at by Chrysler while still under extended warranty, they said they could find nothing wrong. Lately, this has happened every time we put gas in the car. If driving on the expressway after a fill up, sometimes the car will sputter and temporarily loose acceleration.

- Mokena, IL, USA

problem #147

Feb 042014

300C 8-cyl

  • 80,146 miles
After fueling vehicle, vehicle stalls and takes a minute to restart. This complaint is entered multiple times under PE13-016 and Chrysler isn't meeting its obligations.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #146

May 132009

300C 8-cyl

  • 24,987 miles
Engine stalls when the fuel tank is full.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #145

Aug 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
After filling car with fuel and drive a few hundred feet car starts bucking and stalls. Restarts and bucks and stalls a few more times then runs fine until next time we fill up. We have stopped filling car up but just putting 10 to 12 gallons when we get gas. We cannot fill the fuel tank up or take a serious chance of having car stall in traffic as we had a couple close calls. I have asked beck Chrysler if there was a recall or fix for this and was told by service manger never heard of problem. I have read that many people are having same problems and only fix is to pay over a $1000 for a new gas tank as this is only fix. I have replaced vapor canister and vapor control valve in engine compartment with no improvement. I feel Chrysler should fix this for no charge as it is part of the emission system and also worry my wife and I will be hurt or killed by this flaw in the fuel tank. I hope we can get some help to get this repaired. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Keystone Heights , FL, USA

problem #144

Mar 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Vehicles sputters, stalls and dies after filing fuel tank. Chrysler entered into an extended warranty program to resolve your inquiry PE13-016. Chrysler agreed as a result of that inquiry to extend a lifetime fuel -tank warranty on the 153,817 effected cars. Chrysler will not honor that warranty agreement on my vehicle.. what can be done to encourage Chrysler to honor the warranty and replace my fuel tank and faulty float valve per the agreement they entered with you" previously I was referred to the federal trade commission who indicates this is not a issue they can provide me assistance. Who enforces the agreements NHTSA has made with Chrysler" my vehicle is dangerous due to the faulty float valve and no one in the federal government wants to take ownership to help.

- Raymore, MO, USA

problem #143

May 042014

300C 8-cyl

  • 75,200 miles
This is not the first time this has happened. It started occurring 12000 miles ago. Today was the last straw. After filling my tank over this past year, I've learned that I can only fill my tank to 3/4 full to avoid the stalling and sputtering. This means I have to have my ignition turned on so that I can watch when the fuel gets to 3/4. this alone is a safety hazard as it could spark. Today I filled it to 3/4 forever it shut off at the pump just before it got to 3/4... when I started the car the full indicator was full. I knew this meant I would have a scary ride home. It stalled leaving the gas station and two more times while waiting at the first light. I made it about a mile and was making a right turn and it cut out at about 35. I was making the turn with no power and almost hit a pole. I put on my emergency flashers and was almost rear ended. Please explain why only selected VIN numbers were selected against PE13-016. Looking online there are multiple complaints and I did not see any owners who's vins were covered. Where is a copy of this list and how many vins were on this list? Chrysler needs to take a stand and own up to recalling all vins for this model make and year. I've never heard of a selected recall. I am documenting this safety concern everywhere I can as I am scared for my life and hope someone takes this seriously and quit blaming the owners of overfilling the tanks. This should not be a concern and it isn't with other models an make. Own up chrsyler!

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

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