definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,500 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300 engine problems

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 082008

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Car stop when I have approximately 1/4 of tank of gas and when I fill it up, when I proceed to drive off the car stops in drive and will not start back up for approximately 1 minute and sometimes it stops will driving in the D gear everything cuts off in the middle of traffic.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 202006

300 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,500 miles
I currently own an 2005 Chrysler 300, which in turn I am now having to replace an entire engine. My car receives regular maintenance and it gave me no sign of failure. I contacted the manuf. For assistance and it was a dead end, as well as the other consumers complaint attempts. In my investigation as well as many others the oil pump for a 2.7 is to small for the engine, therefore as the mileage comes to or exceeds 60,000ml. The engine will crash. As in my case I am not the first owner therefore I was told by the manufact. That they wouldn't grant me any assistance. Ironically, consumer engines give out at the time of there exceeded warranty.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #1

Dec 152005

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2005 Chrysler 300C hemi. Three months ago, I put unleaded 87 octane gasoline in the tank. I drove a few blocks and the engine stopped suddenly in mid-drive. I had a difficult time restarting the car and when I did, it took a few seconds before it would engage in gear. I took the car to the dealership to check, and they advised me that the engine computers have to reajust to the lower octane. Since that time, I have only put mid-octane (89 octane). Whenever I allow the tank to be lower than a quarter of a tank and I refill with 89 it still stalls in mid-drive and hard to start with the transmission not engaging immediately. I am concerned that the car will stall in the middle of an intersection which could lead to serious injury or death.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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