hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,117 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300 fuel system problems

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2005 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Nov 032014

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 3/24/15 the consumer stated every time he filled the vehicle with gas, it would stall. Updated 03/31/15

- Beaumount, TX, USA

problem #28

Jun 242013

300 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
Bubbles in back left tire, wheel shaking, trunk closed on owners hand. The dealership hollywood Kia did not take car back next day, we left keys with receptionist who refused to give a receipt, kept 2000 deposit and is selling the online for 2000 more than we paid. My name still on title.

- Weston , FL, USA

problem #27

Jan 082014

300 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
We bought this car new. My wife fill her gas tank and when driving off the gas lot, her vehicle died almost causing an accident. This has happen almost every time she gets gas. I feel this is a real safety issue and from reading many, many other complaints, this seems to be a very common problem with this vehicle. It seems as though Chrysler has replaced the gas tank on the 2006 model but not the 2005. Why has there not been a recall on this. I know I will be contacting my attorney if there is an accident due to this issue.

- Ellisville, MO, USA

problem #26

Jun 232014

300 8-cyl

  • 182,000 miles


My 2005 300C has been stalling since January 2014, I later found out due to a faulty fuel tank. I had multiple instances of stalling and engine shuttering hard, and very hard restarts almost getting T-boned two times during the stall and restart process. While on the waiting list for a new tank, my hemi engine blew up costing 6K for a new motor. This engine was meticulously maintained with records, I called Chrysler and asked their engineers to investigate "if the engine failure could have been caused by the tank hydro locking". after many calls to unhelpful people, some of whom did not even know about the tank issue, the supervisor refused to escalate my request to engineering and summarily closed the case, in spite of his employee first telling me to prove it and helping me get a tear down quote from the local dealer for a root cause analysis. So now they say even if I prove it, they will not investigate if tanks are the cause of engine failures and they closed my case. I think it is doubly unsafe if the bad tanks are also blowing engines, and it is bad corporate behavior to deny a link but refuse to have the engineering dept. Look at the possibility of a linkage. The outright refusal to acknowledge the issue or assist even if/when I prove that the tank caused the engine to blow, is beyond unethical and I request that the link between bad tanks and blown engines be investigated by NHTSA and service bulletin issued, and other appropriate measure to mitigate this.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #25

May 152014

300 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
At a stop or low speed the car will sputter, chug, jump and die. No dash indicator lights come on. Car will restart. It may occur at stop lights, in the middle of intersections or when parking. I was told by the Chrysler dealer service department that it was a fuel tank problem. They told me it was the same problem many other Chrysler 300's have been had, but my model was not covered under the recall. I have seen numerous complaints online from many people with the same symptoms. I see that other Chrysler models have been covered under a NHTSA action number: PE13016. In my case, I do not know if the problem has anything to do with the fuel level or the tank being recently filled. It is serious safety concern since the car can die in the middle of an intersection, or maybe in a parking lot when you are parking, or braking for other cars or pedestrians. When you suddenly have no power and can't control the vehicle it is very scary and dangerous. Please help address this issue and get these tanks covered under warranty. Thank you.

- Bryan, TX, USA

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problem #24

May 012014

300 8-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
My daughter (12yrs.) and I were on the freeway/car pool lane (double yellow lines) and the car stalled/turned off completely. I tried not to panic but I daughter did when the lights, engine and not to mention the steering wheel was very hard to turn. At this time I had to cross over the double yellow line and cut off a few cars who all most rear ended me, all cars honked at me and my little one was freaking out. It took 24 minutes to get off the freeway because it kept stalling and wouldn't continue to stay on. This is a very un safe situation, I pray no one gets hurt from this. Car continued to stall and turn off and at this time it's just sitting because of funds and just fed up with this car.... not mention my parking lock mechanism broke last month and my engine blown due timings chain stretching. Had to rebuild the whole engine that cost me $5,000, so you know at this time I will never purchase a Chrysler ever again. I new I should have stayed with Chevrolet! !!!!!!

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #23

Apr 152014

300 8-cyl

  • 134,000 miles


My daughter & I are driving my car, a 2005 Chrysler 300C with the V8 engine and experiencing a stalling problem after filling up with gas. Upon leaving the gas station and merging into local traffic the car then stalls causing a dramatic loss of speed and loss of control. For my daughter she was lucky that there was a driveway (for another gas station) at the corner so she rolled into another gas station without hitting any cars and causing an accident.the same problem reappeared when next time, I left the gas station after filling up and the car stalled after I traveled about 200 feet and had just merged into traffic on a busy local road. Luckily I was able to restart the car after it stalled in the middle of this road. The car is now stalling every time I fill the tank and I will be taking it to a Chrysler dealer to get fixed. This problem was investigated by the NHTSA (reference case PE3-016) they found that the problem was caused by filling up the car with higher ethanol gas which was causing the gas shut-off float located inside the gas tank to swell and stick in the open position which allowed fuel to enter a purge line. Chrysler responded by extending fuel tank warranties TO153,817 vehicles, namely the V8 versions on the Chrysler 300S, Dodge chargers and Dodge magnums for the 2006 model year. (reference <blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2014/02/Chrysler-extends-fuel-tank-warranty-on-2006-V-8-Chrysler-300-Dodge-charger-and-magnum.html>) I request this dangerous problem get readdressed on a number one priority basis and that Chrysler expand the fuel tank warranty along with ensuring reimbursement to all owners who paid a dealership to fix this problem......thank you.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #22

Jan 082014

300 8-cyl

  • 64,735 miles
On January 8, 2014 at approx 2:45 pm I filled up with gas and continued home 1 block, as I entered my underground parking garage my car stalled, as I started it up, I heard liquid, I attempted to drive it in the garage to check it out, however it kept stalling. I called my mechanic and he came the next morning to check it out, and managed to get it to the shop. It took 2 days to figure out what was wrong, no code came up as it was checked via computer. It turned out that the rotator valve attached to the gas tank was stuck/broken and required a new gas tank, the gas went into the charcoal cannister, also needed to be replaced and 2 new fuel pumps as well. I researched the internet and have seen hundred if not more complaints about the same issue happening to others, this cost me $2400 just for getting gas. I also saw issues reported for the inner tie rod and that was confirmed bad by my mechanic as well and had to be replaced. I have attempted to call Chrysler several times leaving a message and to date have not received a call back. I feel this was not some small routine repair bill and with the amounts of complaints with the same issue, Chrysler should of made the repairs or reimburse the damages, numerous years of this model and several other Chrysler Dodge makes and models have had the same complaints-maybe a recall should of taken place. I would appreciate this being looked into if there is any option for a reimbursement in regards to this matter. Had I continued to drive on the route 62 at 45mph this could have caused an accident as I stalled driving.

- Rolling Meadows, IL, USA

problem #21

Mar 122014

300 8-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Right after I fueled my Chrysler 300C, the engine stalled a number of times. At a red light it felt like my car surged forward as I kept my foot on the brake. It did not start right away after I put it in neutral but turned over after several attempts. We brought it to our Chrysler dealer where we bought the vehicle and was advised about the fuel tank and that it needed to be replaced costing upwards of $3,000.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #20

Mar 012012

300 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
There was a pending investigation for nearly a year now with Chrysler 300 2005-2006 stalling after fueling. NHTSA closed it because Chrysler stated that they will extend lifetime warranty on the defective part. Chrysler isn't honoring this. Only certain VIN numbers for 2005-2006 models. NHTSA needs to re-investigate this. Chrysler is not honoring the promise to get out of fixing a ton of potential recalls. Please help!

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #19

Feb 022014

300 8-cyl

  • 117,500 miles


Car stalls after refueling (even without overfilling). Never has trouble starting up again and then drives normally after it stalled 3 times in a row over 5 miles from refueling station.

- Great Falls, VA, USA

problem #18

Nov 012013

300 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Every time I fill my gas tank my car would stall. I have already spent over 1000 dollars changing the fuel pump and filter and still problem persist. Doing some research in forums I am not only one. The problems appears to be a defective fuel tank which needs to be repair this cost a lot of money and why Chrysler have not started a recall. Please help this is a hazard on the road for many car owners. I have nearly been rear ended several times do to the car stalling middle of road.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #17

Nov 192013

300 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
I am the original owner w/O having the experience of the 300C stalling while depressing the accelerator previously. The car now stalls 3 to 4 times after refueling. I have purchased high-octane gas from the same vendor since 2004 w/ no issues. My mechanic thought it might be residue from the gas tank given the vehicle age or an air bubble because I let the tank get to ~ 2 gallons. Mechanic could not find any codes indicating issues. The car now stalls w/I a minute of refueling while taking my foot off the accelerator several times between station & home. The car will not start in N, it has to be in P. typically the next day after refueling the car is fine, fortunately I did not make it to the highway when my car stalled requiring the more than 2 turns of the key in P. again no readings on autoscanner that I purchased because time/$ prohibit going to mechanic constantly. My son is learning to drive and teaching a 16 year old how to operate a stalled vehicle with no steering is difficult. Upon stalling, the car brakes are the only option of controlling the vehicle. I hope Chrysler finds a fix because this car has been very reliable.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #16

Sep 192013

300 8-cyl

  • 85,500 miles
1st time car stalled after fillup. Next time morning after a fillup, car stalled then wouldn't start. Last time stalled as entering freeway almost an accident.

- El Sobrante, CA, USA

problem #15

Jan 012006

300 8-cyl

  • miles
The car stalls out at slow speeds and this is occurring shortly after filling up the gas tank or when the tank is almost empty. If you do a google search on "300C stalling" you will literally see 1000's of complaints on this issue. The fix seems to be "replace the gas tank" according to the dealer/Chrysler. If this is the case and it's a known issue, why isn't Chrysler replacing everyone's tanks. I've been in several situations that were near miss accidents entering/exiting a parking lot into busy traffic or merging onto a freeway where the car stalled and I lost all power to the steering and brakes. This has happened several times since I owned the car (which I bought brand new) but at the time I thought maybe it was just basic vapor lock. As it turns out, that's not the case. This is a serious safety issue as you can imagine what could happen if you try to enter traffic from a parking lot or try to merge onto a freeway from an onramp and the car stalls out. Chrysler isn't stepping up to the plate to resolve this matter. To make matters worse, it seems only the original or early models of the vehicle are having this issue and likely all of them are out of warranty so there's no recourse to the consumer except to spend the money out of pocket for the parts and labor. The problem seems to occur when the car goes from an idle (or slow moving speed - 15/25 mph) to when you accelerate (speed at which you accelerate to is not a factor). Please advise/help.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #14

Oct 232013

300 8-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
Car stalls with a full tank all the time, does not restart without giving it throttle.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #13

Sep 242013

300 8-cyl

  • 98,500 miles
Filled up and let gas nozzle stop automatically. Does not happen right away. But upon slowing down to stop, car will jerk forward. And after making a complete stop, usually at a stop light or middle of intersection, car will die. Causing me to have to put car in park and restart. This will happen a few times until some fuel is burnt. This can be dangerous if car jerks forward into another car. I got this link after researching this problem on the 300cforums.com originally thought this was a bad gas issue. But found it to happen anywhere I fill up.

- Bloomingdale, IL, USA

problem #12

May 012013

300 8-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Car has been stalling after every gas fill-up for the past couple of months unless I am traveling at a steady speed of over 20 mph for at least 15 miles after fill up. Stopping at a light or making a left turn and stalling out is a nightmare! it only happens after a fill up. At this point I try to guess at what point to turn off the gas when refueling to avoid this very dangerous condition.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #11

Feb 082013

300 6-cyl

  • 121,651 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the fuel tank would have to be replaced. The failure occurred three different times. The contact stated that each time the failure occurred it was immediately after fueling the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 121,651.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #10

Jan 062012

300 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Car stalls 4-6 times after fillup. The first time it happened I stalled on a busy street during rush hours traffic. I was almost hit twice. I ended up coasting into gas station where I called aaa as I was afraid to continue home. It has happened 7 times since then. The last time I was entering the freeway. I went to dealer, they said they didn't know what the problem was. Its obvious that they did. Many 2005 Chrysler 300C owners are experiencing the same problem. Chrysler is not stepping up to the plate and fixing this well known problem. Does someone have to die before the problem is addressed. They are telling people all kinds of things including charging for replacing the gas tank. This is definitely a defect that needs to be addressed. I cant believe they are getting away with this after charging over 40K for this car.

- Macomb, MI, USA

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