definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,870 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300 engine problems

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #13

May 162009


  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated after turning the vehicle on the check engine light came on and the vehicle would hesitate and then accelerate. The failure occurred intermittently. The check engine light would also illuminate when the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and other local mechanics but no one could duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #12

Jan 112009


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to local repair shop where it was diagnosed that the engine would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 125,000.

- Richmond , VA, USA

problem #11

Feb 122010


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. Upon starting the engine, the vehicle immediately stalled. The engine was restarted and immediately began to exhibit an unusually high increase in rpms. The contact then heard a loud bang noise coming from under the hood followed by the engine stalling a second time. Upon further inspection, the contact found the engine block and large deposits of oil on the ground. The vehicle had not been diagnosed by the dealer and there were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 78,000.

- Elmherst, IL, USA

problem #10

Jan 042009


  • 57,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300 purchased used in 2008. He stated while driving at speeds of 75 mph the vehicle made a loud exploding noise and stalled. The vehicle was towed to his independent mechanic where it was found the engine had failed. The mechanic stated the engine blew due to lack of lubrication, however there was oil in the engine. There were no recalls and no repairs were made to date. The failure mileages was 57,000 and current was 57,500. The VIN was not available.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

Dec 052008


  • 65,815 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact parked her vehicle, but it failed to restart. After several attempts to restart the vehicle, she called aaa and had the vehicle towed to the dealer. The dealer stated that a new engine was needed. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel and no maintenance was done to the engine prior to the diagnosis. The contact was recently at the dealer for an oil change, in which there were no failures. The failure mileage was 65,815.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 102007

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The car would start to shake uncontrollably while accelerating slowly and stall out at stops. The car would lose power while accelerating onto highway and make grinding noises. The check engine light comes on and the dealer states they find no codes because the light shuts off before I get there.

- Bellerose, NY, USA

problem #7

Sep 072005

300 6-cyl

  • 11,614 miles


2005 300 limited has a throttle and engine problems. When the consumer test drove the vehicle he told the salesperson about the vehicle rough idle. The salesperson said to drive the vehicle for about 1000 miles to work the bugs out of the engine. If that didn't work he was told to bring the vehicle back and the problem would be fixed under the vehicles warranty. The vehicle was returned to the dealer at 1700 miles. The dealer flashed the computer but the rough idle was still present. The flash created a high idle, lunging and popping sound when putting the vehicle in park. The vehicle also shook when turning the vehicle off. When the vehicle was driven over 30 mph the throttle would not ease down when the consumer foot was removed from the accelerator pedal. The consumer had to ride the brakes to slow the vehicle down.

- Rock Island, IL, USA

problem #6

Dec 162004

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 494 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle stalls intermittently. It has been taken to the dealership a total of 5 times. The dealer performed diagnostics test on the vehicle after four times the dealer is still unable to duplicate the problem. The vehicle has now been taken back to the dealership a fifth time. This time a flight recorder was installed in the vehicle to find out what the problem might be. The manufacturer has been alerted.

- Nipomo, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 092004

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,709 miles
Bought a Chrysler 300 touring on March 3,2004 I've had the following problems: 12-09-04 recall D50 radiator isolator brackets, recall D51 antifreeze concentration level, noise coming from dash around the defroster advised nothing could be done for rattling. Engine light comes for a few days then goes off. Unknown reasons. 12-18-04 passenger air bag light stays on - system recalibrated. 12-21-04 passenger air bag light on a second time - system recalibrated a second time. 10-12-05 VIN number covered by dashboard - cut a rearranged pad problem corrected. 12-22-05 driver side airbag light stays on - circuit 1 code clock spring defect - replaced clock spring. 12-23-05 driver side air bag light on a second time. Had to wait until after christmas for service. Told by dealership (Dodge country, tx) they would not provide a rental car which is a part of the warranty because the vehicle is operative and would not be responsible if the air bags accidentally deploys while operating the vehicle. Vehicle parked until 12-30-05 clock spring replaced a second time. 1-18-06 rear drivers side window would not roll down 50% of the time. Loud squeaking and rattling sound coming from rear of vehicle. ABS and electronic stability light on. Vehicle can't be seen for service until 1-23-05 by dealership. Vehicle parked until dealership can pick it up.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 172006

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
2005 Chrysler 300 C has a documented history of stalling since taking ownership of vehicle. Vehicle has stalled multiple times while driving. Dealership has attempted to reprogram the powertrain control module, clean the combustion chambers, and replace the manifold absolute pressure sensor; problem still exists. After the most recent occurrence of stalling I was unable to restart the vehicle. I took a video of the attempts to restart the vehicle as the dealership has never been able to duplicate the issue. I have also contacted Chrysler customer relations and they have stated that there is nothing they can do since the dealership cannot duplicate the issue even though I have shown the dealership the video of the stall / non-start issue. Vehicle has approximately 29,000 miles.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 012004

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles


The contact stated when the check engine light illuminated the vehicle started shaking, loses power, and noise came from the engine. This occurred at various speeds. The first time the vehicle was taken for repairs the dealership could not duplicate the problem. The second time, they replaced the spark plugs, cleaned the fuel system, and the valve. The dealer repaired the vehicle in the same manner when the problem returned the third time. The problem has not recurred.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 242005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,677 miles
The contact stated vehicle stalled at stop signs and red lights, and while driving at 45 mph. The steering wheel locked and then the car died. The vehicle has been to the dealership twice for stalling. The dealer did a diagnostic and could not find the cause of the problem. The problem seemed to be intermittent. She contacted Chrysler, and they said that she needed to call customer service at her dealership; they could not be any help with any information. If the problem continued she would have to take it back to the dealer. The stalling happened five times.

- Yeadon, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 082005

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact states vehicle is stalling without warning. Vehicle has been to a service dealer on 3 separate occasions, but has yet to find what is wrong with the vehicle.

- Gross Point, MI, USA

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