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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,892 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300C steering problems

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2006 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Sep 152013

300C 8-cyl

  • 94,120 miles


5 minutes after filling up my 06 Chrysler 300C srt-8 6.1L at a gas station I was crossing over traffic to make a left turn and my car died in the middle of oncoming traffic. It took several minutes to restart then lurched forward after put into gear. This is the second time right after filling my tank this has occurred. The time before it stalled merging onto interstate on ramp.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #12

May 192013

300C 8-cyl

  • 75,598 miles
Engine stalled for first time less than 2 miles after fill up at 25 mph on city street. Immediately loss power assist of both steering and brakes. Car weights 4040 lbs and I had a difficult time pulling into a parking lot and getting the car stopped. Car was immediately restarted. No future problems until nearly every refill when it stalls within first few seconds or 2 miles. Car now has 79550 miles. My wife drives this most frequently but I always fill the gas tank. I told her when it stalls, steer straight, put car in neural, restart, and hope you do not have to stop quickly. In NHTSA action number PE13016 Chrysler's [xxx] letter Aug 9, 2013 last page 17 states "if a stall after refuel conditions occurs, the vehicle has functioning steering and brake systems". true but with out power assist on steering and brakes car is very difficult to control. Most women and small men would have difficulty safely stopping car. Chrysler concludes this issue poses and minor risk to vehicle safety. I am a retired mechanical engineer and worked 40 years with power trains and strongly disagree. In this review vehicles 5, 6, and 7 all had problems with swollen refueling floats allowing the floats to stick and not function properly. All three cars were 2006 300C with 5.7 liter hemi engines the same as mine.. on 15, Chrysler acknowledges the vent valves was changed for my 2007. This appears to acknowledge a poor or faulty design in my 2006. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Gardendale, AL, USA

problem #11

Sep 122013


  • 61,000 miles
Purchased car used and within 24 hours had car stall on me totaling about 6 times now within 2 weeks. It has stalled everywhere from highway speeds to idling and while in reverse. Car starts back up without problem if put in neutral or park. Have had fuel injectors cleaned, new spark plugs ( manufacturer suggested copper) and all new ignition coils. Dealership said the stalling was caused by old spark plugs and worn ignition coils but continues to stall after all of these were replaced. It doesn't seem to matter what speed I am going, but seems to stall more when I reach around a quarter tank of gas. The car has stalled on me several times in traffic and while entering and exiting highway. I do not feel it is safe to drive especially with kids and family in the car, there is no warning of stall and is very unpredictable.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #10

Sep 142013

300C 8-cyl

  • 101,000 miles


After refueling, my car suddenly stalled as my children and I were leaving the gas station. I was able to restart the car and continue driving. As I was driving, the car started losing acceleration and would "jump" around. The check engine light and eps light came on. I pulled over, turned the car off, and manually turned the eps light off. The car started, the eps light went off, but on occasion on it would lose power. The check engine light has been on ever since. I took the car to the dealership the next day and I have been told that the crankshaft sensor needs replacing but can't guarantee that is what's wrong with the car since he keeps getting different codes each time he does diagnostic.

- Saint Petersburg , FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 082011


  • 40,000 miles
Our 2006 Chrysler 300 srt8 dies after fueling the gas tank to full. It has died in intersections were we have almost been hit and in turns car dies, locks up and there is no power anything. We have taken it to the dealership 4 times and continuously pay money to turn run diagnostic, only to hear " we cannot duplicate the problem" I have spent $400 to be told there is nothing becomes very hard to restart. Once I get the vehicle started, again the stalling starts, this will happen several times before the car remains on. As I drive home, I could feel the car "sputtering" or hesitating like it wanted to shut down again. When starting car in the morning it feels like it wants to die. Please help this car is my family's main transportation and I fear that one day this issue will cause a crash. I have a 3 year old and a baby on the way. Help!!! Chrysler does not care about lives, only the bottom line.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #8

May 302013

300C 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
I had just refueled (filled up - did not continue fueling after the pump auto-stopped) and continued driving to my destination (about 3-5 minutes). I had just completed a left turn, approaching a red light, so I was "coasting" at about 15 mph when the engine died. Luckily, I was beside of a vacant parking lot and was able to veer into the lot and off the highway. However, in doing so, I noticed that I had lost steering capabilities and it was very difficult to steer the car off the highway. It was a good thing I wasn't driving at a higher speed and going around a curve, because I would've surely wrecked. The instrument panel was still lit up (compass, odometer, radio station, etc), but the engine light came on. After stopping, I placed it in park, turned off the switch and restarted the car. There was some hesitation, but it did start. Continuing to my destination, I could occasionally feel the car "sputtering" or hesitating like it wanted to shut down again, but it did not happen again before I made it home. However, on my way to work this morning and before I left my driveway, the car acted like it wanted to die again. I had backed out of my garage and put it in drive, slightly pressed the accelerator and it "sputtered". it continued "sputtering" periodically on my way to work (6-8 minute drive). I am really becoming very nervous about driving our country roads, in fear that it will shut down and I will lose the ability to maneuver the car to safety until I can regain power.

- Stony Point, NC, USA

problem #7

Sep 122012

300C 8-cyl

  • 64,000 miles


Our 2006 Chrysler 300C dies after fueling the gas tank to full. It has died in intersections were we have almost been run into and in turns where is locks up and there is no power anything and have almost crashed. We have taken it to the dealership and continuously pay money to fix what they think it is and now for the third time they are asking for almost 1800 dollars to replace the tank. I can definitely see how this is a major problem and a huge safety issue.

- Austin , TX, USA

problem #6

May 162012

300C 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
After refueling tank I drove away from the pumps and onto the roadway, during acceleration to speed limit (50mph), at 25mph the engine stalled, with traffic quickly approaching I might add, and left me coasting. I was able to pull off to the side of the road thankfully, at which time I had to attempt a restart 3 times before it did start, when it started I had no issues for a few months. This exact situation happened to me every other month for a year until I learned to not fuel the vehicle to the top. It is a considerable inconvenience to not be able to fill the car to its capacity, especially on long trips. I am just afraid that this will happen, at any time, with no warning, quite an uncomfortable feeling actually. I hope for a satisfactory resolution to this issue. Thank you.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 162007

300C 8-cyl

  • 400 miles
We were driving cross country from Michigan to Texas on the highway. We were in the middle lane going 65 miles per hour. The car stalled and it wouldn't start up again. My husband couldn't control the car. He put the flashers on. Fortunately no one hit us. Cars started driving around us. He was finally able to start the car. We had the kids in the car and it felt like we were stalled forever. We were afraid for the rest of the 2 day drive. I went straight to the Chrysler dealership the next day after getting back from the trip. They checked the car and said that they couldn't get the car to stall, so they said they couldn't do anything. It had stalled again the following year.

- Austin , TX, USA

problem #4

May 102011


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated the tie rod that was connected to the steering column fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle towed was to the dealer and the contact was informed that the tie rode had rusted and fractured. The contact stated that the tie rode was previously replaced at 30,000 miles. The contact beleived the failure to be a manufacturing defect. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage and current mileages were 60,000.

- Oswego, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 152010


  • 30,000 miles


Chrysler 300C 2006, outer tie rod broke at 30K and again at 37K miles. I bought car new, and it always had a vibration dealer told me at all complaints there was nothing wrong and it was tires. Replaced/changed tires after 30K tie rod change, and it did little for vibration. On state inspection today, was shown that tie rod had 1/2 inch of play on replacement mopar part. Search online finds that this is a common complaint.

- Chichester, NH, USA

problem #2

Jul 132009


  • 46,500 miles
Tie rods, rocker arm.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 242009


  • 87,000 miles
I own a 2006 Chrysler 300. Twice yesterday my steering wheel locked up while driving. I could not turn the car in either direction. I had to bring the car to a stop in the middle of traffic, turn the car off and back on and then the steering was fine. This has happened twice in one day and is obviously a defect. This is a major issue for me because if I'm driving on the highway it could cause a serious or fatal accident. I took the car to Chrysler and they said they cannot detect a problem.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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