really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,469 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 brakes problems

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #19

Oct 162019


  • 102,000 miles


This is the second time I've had to pay to replace the ABS hub (complete axle) due to rust/rotting. When the ABS ring rust or rots, the ABS module becomes confused and activates intermittently. I was driving the vehicle and the brakes locked intermittently causing a very dangerous situation. I stopped thinking that it would reset something but it happened again. I had to take it to a repair shop once again and now I've had to pay over $1,000 for the rear axles and now $1,000 for the front. Axles have to be replaced each time. These rings should not simply rot and cause a dangerous situation!

- Mohegan Lake, NY, USA

problem #18

Jul 172019


  • 140,000 miles
When the transmission is cold the vehicle stalls having no control over forward or reverse motion with dangerous side bound traffic instances while refusing to shift with rwd rear axel severe vibration sensitivity causing total rwd rear axel power loss & coiciding transmission abnormalities. Powertrain malfunctions/dysfunctions resulting in a dangerously faulty suspensions stability & braking pressure strength causing pull in passenger side direction where vehicle seems dangerously the weakest & exhaust fumes abnormally recycling into vehicle cab system. Only has 140K original miles. Manufacture defects now becoming death trap & safety disaster to potential lives of others.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #17

Jun 142014


  • miles
Transmission is going out every two years

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #16

Oct 092018


  • 150,000 miles


On my way to work I stopped and put $15 dolalrs in the tank I was just below a half tank now. I drove roughly 5-10miles and when I was driving around 30mph the oil can light came on and then my steering got tight and brakes got tight. It was like they went out. My car engine then shut off and I coasted to the shoulder the best I could. This almost caused a large accident. I tried starting the car immediately after it made noise but would not start a couple minutes later I started it and the car started fine.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #15

Oct 152017


  • 98,788 miles
Power loss after re-feeling car turned off

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #14

Oct 232016


  • 104,222 miles
Takata recall, security system shuts down car I was at the gas station and the security system shut the whole car down as well as the and a ignition repair the car blocked the remote key from starting it and just would not click when turning the key would not crank, lights stop coming on the only thing it would do is chime when the driver door was open and this happen to me on the way home from work on the high way, breaks when applying the emergency break the car still this happened when I parked in the drive way and the drive way is a little slope moves

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #13

May 232016


  • 175,000 miles


Throttle stuck causing the vehicle to accelerate in a parking garage while coming around a turn at approx. 10-15 mph. Brakes were applied with both feet, full force, but the car continued to accelerate. Causing damage to 4 vehicles. Totaling the Chrysler 300, and 3 parked vehicles. One Lincoln mkz SUV, Honda SUV, and a Ford F-150. Skid marks were left indicating the vehicle was not slowing down. No personal injuries, but several thousand of dollars in property damage. Police report was taken, but is not yet available. Report # is 16-2335 with the lansing township police department-lansing, Michigan. Incident date 5-23-2016.

- Mason, MI, USA

problem #12

Nov 302015


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 40 mph, the steering wheel seized and the brake pedal failed to engage without warning. The vehicle stopped independently. The vehicle was towed to the dealer on several occasions; however, the failure was unable to be determined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- White Plaines, MD, USA

problem #11

Mar 252015


  • 144,000 miles
2006 Chrysler 300. Bought this car for my 16 year old daughter to drive. The car starting stumbling and stalling at random times, and speeds, once while driving at 80 mph the rpms dropped to 0 and the check engine light flashed; it always just flashes. Then just as fast as the rpms dropped to zero it came right back up. The car jumped forward like I floored the peddle. I have managed to capture this on video, because it went on acting this way for several miles. Then it was fine for about another 150 miles. Then. It returned. I have taken it to the dealer 3 times and they say no codes no problem, the forth time it happened I got a code U0100 and P0700. With my scan tool but again dealer says they cant find anything wrong and there is no codes. When asked how was the check engine light on if there were no codes. The answer was they did not know. This problem still is present to this day. It still stalls and shuts down at any given speed. Rather its parked or running 80. The car use to restart ok but now the restarting is becoming an issue. I just made the first payment on it a few days ago. I bought this car from a Dodge dealer. Here's what I am going to do. Its well documented (by me and the dealer) that this car has a problem. They say its safe, they say no codes no problems. So im going to continue driving it and if something goes wrong (heaven forbid) Chrysler will be funding my retirement. So thanks Chrysler. I'm trusting you and your representatives. You say no codes no problem. Please consider this another piece of documentation.

- Watertown, TN, USA

problem #10

Mar 072015

300 6-cyl

  • 156,780 miles
It runs quiet and everything it just cut off on me while I was on brake at a stopping position, I was at a light on my brakes and it cut off on me, I just bought it yesterday, and filled my tank up...I love this car, what is wrong with it?

- Smyrna , GA, USA

problem #9

Nov 062010


  • miles


Vehicle was parked in garage. Had been driven home at 11:30P.M. and woke up to fire in the garage at 1A.M. entire home and contents were lost. We had to jump from 2nd story windows to escape our home. Fire department and fire marshals felt that fire began in the garage and found it undetermined, but told us that they felt strongly that it was the vehicle. We contacted our insurance company with info we found online that stated the braking problem was being recalled. They stated that they had no information to pursue. Car was also a total loss. Is there anything more we can do to find out why this recall #06V149000 was never sent to us? had we known we would have parked the vehicle away from our home!!!! and would have gladly taken it in for repair that was needed. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Spencerville, OH, USA

problem #8

Nov 102014

300 6-cyl

  • 38,788 miles
1.the power steering on the car want let the steering wheeling turn some time it happen mostly in the morning time. 2. the front suspension keep wearing out tires very quilty I had the front end line more than one but that don"T help 3.the brakes want hold some time when I go to stop real fast I have to pump them more than once the brake have been change I need to know if there something wrong this parts. Also when I first bought the car the brakes gave out and the Chrysler head brake staff group came to look at it.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #7

Jul 232014

300 8-cyl

  • 93,500 miles
Vehicle will not shift into gear from park. No warning lights are illuminated on the dashboard, there is nothing indicating there is any issue. Pressing the brake does not seem to unlock the shift lock mechanism that would allow me to shift into gear. Contacted Chrysler group and was informed that although there have been recalls for the same problem in other model years, the 2006 model year is not currently covered.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #6

Apr 252014


  • 49,000 miles
The car engine stopped and the brakes, the steering wheel did not work, and almost caused an accident.it happened several times when I turn the car to the left, then it dies in the middle of the curve, especially after filling the gas tank completely.

- SãO Paulo, WY, USA

problem #5

Jul 262013

300 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
I purchased the used car on July 20,2013 from car center in waldorf, md. One week of driving the car I had to fill the gas tank up. Once I started to drive it the car began to stumble and shut off on me while I was driving. I immediately called car center and I was given a loaner car 08/01/13 and the car was supposedly taken to waldorf Ford and Dodge to have it looked at. I called the waldorf Ford and Dodge to discuss my car. They told me the only thing they did was cut a new key for the car, which I had them fax me the receipt of the work done. My car shut off another 2 times while I was driving, just after fueling. When I personally dropped the car off at waldorf Jeep and Chrysler dealership the technician told me that I'm not the first one to complain about my car shutting of while driving, just after filling up my gas tank. I asked him was there a recall on the car that was not done. He said they're investigating it. I asked him what do I do in the meantime, his [xxx] answer just don't fill it all the way up. On 04/16/14, my car stalled in the middle of a busy highway while I had the green light to cross it. We were almost side swiped by another vehicle because they're light turned green and I couldn't get the car started in time to get out of the way. I no longer feel that this is "safe" to drive but yet I'm still stuck with these payments! please help I love the car but want something that is safe to drive. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Brandywine, MD, USA

problem #4

Mar 062014

300 8-cyl

  • 88,824 miles
The car was filled up with fuel and no more than 2-5 miles from the gas station while driving the engine cut off with no warning while in traffic. Was able to restart the engine and continue on and within a mile it stalled out again in traffic. This time the car would not start. The car was pushed to the side of the road. The oil pressure light was also coming on so did not want to push the car and cause further damage. After 45 mins I restarted the car fine and was able to drive 1 mile before it stalled out at a stop sign. Again no warning and the car lost all power and you were unable to stop the car easily or turn the wheel since all power was lost. The oil pressure light did come on again but did not occur until after the car engine cut off and all power was lost. This time I checked the oil and the level was fine but I still added an extra quart of oil. Then within 5 mins I was able to start the car and drive it the rest of the way 1-2 miles to the dealership. Upon arriving at the dealership we checked the error coded. The dealership than changed the oil and did a full inspection and drive of the car and was unable to reproduce the issue I was seeing before going to the dealership.

- Mt Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 072012

300 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
After fueling vehicle, car stalls several times shortly after leaving gas station. Must stop, turn car off, then back on each time. After driving around 3-4 miles, problem dissipates. Always fill car on slowest setting on nozzle and remove when clicks off ( never overfill). This is very unsafe.

- New Lisbon, WI, USA

problem #2

Nov 052013

300 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
Car stalls out when driving for no reason no warning signs or anything loss of all power no brakes working or steering wheel almost crashed brakes get hard and steering unable to use.

- Poughkeepsie Ny, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 012013

300 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
About three yrs ago went for oil change found out my was cracked had to replace axle and steering asked if it was a recall they said no.. now 2013 I park the car and the car wont shift from park called Chrysler no recall notice there's been many cases of shifting gear not able to shift or falling off shift when park.. my auto will not shift from park this a defect I feel Chrysler should have this problem fix and put as a recall.

- Converse, TX, USA

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