really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,163 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 engine problems

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 7)

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problem #71

Jan 072015

300 8-cyl

  • 131,000 miles


After filling up with fuel the vehicle stalls about 3 or 4 times. I looked this issue up and there was a recall, but it was VIN specific. I refueled on 7 January 2015, and was turning onto a busy highway, the car stalled while I was turning, I placed it in neutral and restarted it. About 1/2 mile down the road it again stalled, I lost power steering, and once again had to put it in neutral. The automobile stalled one more time and then resumed normal operation. I am afraid that this will happen when I am accessing an interstate where the consequences will be much worse.

- Hanover, MD, USA

problem #70

Oct 062014


  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that there was a loud noise coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle near the engine compartment. The contact also mentioned that the failure was progressing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #69

Dec 172014

300 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
I had heard of the faulty engine lifter assembly with these 3.5L engines. Never had a problem with mine until now. Started the car up to go to work about 5:30 am. Horrible lifter ticking sound came from the engine. Bought the car at 91,000 miles. Changed the oil before the 5,000 mile recommended intervals. Chrysler should step up and fix these 3.5L engines through a recall.

- Laconia, NH, USA

problem #68

Nov 102014


  • 145,000 miles


While driving app 55 mph at app 8pm at night my cars lights and all the dash lights went out and the car completely stalled. I was able to turn on flashers and coast the car to the side of the road. I sat there for several minutes and then the car restarted. Fortunately there was no one following behind me. I have been out of town on business and used a company car. Upon my return I took my car to our local shop today. They were unable to detect any problems, however shared an article stating more than 150,000 Chrysler owners have had similar trouble. They contacted the nearest Dodge/Chrysler dealer in aberdeen Washington who offered no help or information. They could give no reason for the incident. We have not received any recall notice, nor information regarding any possible problems. How should I proceed" I am unable to drive my vehicle for fear this may happen again, and this time I may not be so fortunate. This has created a significant burden and stress. It seems someone should be accountable and that there is a significant liability by not being notified of this significant safety issue. Is this an issue I need my attorney to address" thanks in advance for your help. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- South Bend, WA, USA

problem #67

Jul 262010

300 8-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
The car stalled within 1/8 mile after stopping to fill the tank with gas.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #66

May 012014

300 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
I stopped at a stop sign and the car stalled. It started right up, but had a hard time finding drive when I put it into drive. After that it ran fine. This same problem has occurred many times since. It happens randomly with no warning. It seems to happen more often after refueling, but also happens at any fuel tank gauge reading. Also the car hesitates at freeway speeds on occasion, but doesn't stall when this happens. I took the car to two dealers and after spending $500 they couldn't fix the problem. I called Chrysler and they were no help. My wife won't drive the car and I fear it will stall pulling out into traffic after a stop. After some investigation I have realized that thousands of 2006 300C owners have had the same problem and Chrysler is fully aware of this issue. How the dealers can pretend they have never heard of this problem and take money from me to fix the problem with my car, knowing they won't fix it, has to be criminal. Safety concerns were never addressed by the dealers or Chrysler as well.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #65

Oct 062014

300 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


While picking up my children from school the car failed to start, when I turned the key it made a horrible clanking sound (from the engine), at that point I had no choice but to leave the car there and walk home from school with the kids. I had just driven the car 6 miles from work, and the car gave no prior warning signs of this imminent failure. The following morning I had the car towed to my local mechanic, he later informed me that the valve seat came out of place (walked) and the car will need a new engine block and/or extensive work to repair the problem. He quoted the job to be at $7000, he also explained to me that this is a common problem particularly with the 2006-2008 Chrysler/Dodge hemi models, which should've been addressed by the manufacture due to the frequency in which this problem was occurring. I have always kept up with all scheduled maintenance and routine oil changes in my car, so I was totally surprise when this happened at 90,000 miles. Currently I don'T have the financial means to have the car repaired on my own, and IM asking is there any way that I can be compensated through the manufacturer for this problem? [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #64

Sep 052011


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #63

Sep 152014


  • 163,323 miles
Shortly after I filled up my car it started stalling out. I was on the freeway and the car completely power down and shut off. I was able to pull over to the side of the road waited a few minutes and restarted the car. The car is continuing to stall out and I don't know what else to do. I have been to the dealership and they are not aware of what to do and just want me to bring it in an let it sit. But I need transportation that does not stall out and it is very dangerous my children were with me in the car when I lost power.

- Port Huron, MI, USA

problem #62

Sep 082014


  • 80,000 miles
Engine stalls out and this is the 2 second time of this happening with in 4 weeks could have died.

- Richmond , VA, USA

problem #61

Aug 302014


  • 96,542 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle lost power and stalled. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic for diagnostic testing, but the cause of the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 96,542.

- Paterson, NJ, USA

problem #60

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 #59

Jul 182012

300 8-cyl

  • 65,900 miles
I filled up the gas tank and shortly after entering the highway and accelerating the engine stalled on me in the middle of traffic. It took several attempts to restart. Since then it has stalled on me every time I fill up the gas tank so I have only been filling it 3/4 full and I have no problem. I found out there was a recall for the problem (PE13-016) and called Chrysler but was told my VIN number was not covered even though it fit the exact criteria of the recall. Chrysler could not tell me why my vehicle was not covered.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #58

Jun 122014


  • 208,000 miles
Engine begin making a loud knocking noise steering wheel locked up could not turn or do anything with the car. I immediately put hazards on, noise stopped car began to slow down until it completely stopped. Car would not start back. Later found out it was do to oil sludge built up. Oil light never came on when the oil was out causing engine failure.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #57

Mar 192014


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The dealer stated that the manifold absolute pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Mableton, GA, USA

problem #56

Dec 022011

300 8-cyl

  • 42,350 miles
After filling up the fuel tank, after approximately 30 seconds the engine shut down. It was hard to restart, but finally restarted. When pulling out fromt the fueling station, the car began to buck and jerk intermittently. When stopped at a red light, it stalled again. I restarted the car. When I proceeded when the light turned green, the car again stalled. This occured for the next 5-6 miles, then stopped occurring. This happened every time I refilled the fuel tank. Since ooa 15 December 2011, I cannot fill my fuel tank and have to stop it before the nozzle shuts if off. If I inadvertenly let it fill until the nozzle clicks off (doesn't matter the fueling pump/station), it will buck and stall for the next several miles until some of the fuel is burned off in the tank.

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #55

Jun 012014

300 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chrysler 300. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle stalled in oncoming traffic and gas line factory malfunction.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #54

May 122014

300 8-cyl

  • 113,145 miles
Car engine stalls after refueling. This has been happening for a year. I just found the NHTSA study on the problem.

- Mckinney , TX, USA

problem #53

Mar 052014

300 8-cyl

  • 64,500 miles
Engine stalls after tank fill up. I am concerned that an accident may occur when the engine stalls as you pull out into traffic.

- Hawkins, TX, USA

problem #52

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

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