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 6 of 7)

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problem #31

Dec 042013


  • 58,503 miles


While driving I recently heard my car making a ticking noise so I decided to take it in to be checked & while there have my vehicle get an early oil change. The next day I called to find out what was making my car tick well to my surprise I was told it was my engine & that while they were doing my oil change they saw that my oil was greyish in color & it also had metal shavings in my oil...which means my engine is breaking down. They advised me to not to drive home on the highway but to take the streets home. How could this be? my car is only seven that's right only 7 years old with only around 58,503 miles on it (and by the way I purchased my car brand new I'm the only owner) I now find out that Chrysler only covers their vehicles for 3 years or 36,000 miles or what ever comes 1st.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #30

Nov 182013

300 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
I was driving my car down the street at approximately 30mph and the engine shut down without any warning; however, the radio and dashboard lights stayed on. I was able to start the car up immediately with no hesitation. This happened once on 11/18/2013 and twice on 11/20/2013. The check engine light never illuminated to indicate a problem on any of the 3 occasions nor have any codes been put out. On 11/21/2013, I had the car towed to a repair facility. Prior to these 3 incidences, I had never had this problem nor any major problem with my vehicle, which I purchased brand new in June 2005. This problem did not occur after refueling, my tank was half full when the problem first occurred. The repair facility has had my vehicle for 7 days now and the car has stalled on them several times as well, however, they have no idea what the problem is. The facility has been in contact with Chrysler technicians and has researched the technical bulletins, with no solution to the problem. The repair facility determined that the issue sounded related to the throttle body even though the car didn't kick out any code so they checked the throttle body and noted that its voltage was out of the specification range so they replaced it and updated/reset the car's computer, but this did not fix the problem as the car has stalled since they've replaced the throttle body.

- Largo, MD, USA

problem #29

Nov 202013

300 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
My car (300C AWD) stalls after fill up. This has happened several times on a trip from California to Georgia. I was filling the car three times a day. Moving from the fuel island to the interstate on-ramp the car will die making brakes and steering lose power as well. The car will restart and function correctly until the next fill up or it may stall once or twice again. The condition does not happen when stopping with out filling. I was able to shift into neutral and restart while rolling but this could be difficult in white knuckle situations. There is another condition that may or may not be related: Some times when starting to fill up, the gas pump nozzle shuts off due to "splash back" in the car's filler tube. I can remedy this by repositioning the pump nozzle to one side or the other. Once started, I can complete filling the car. My mechanic was at a loss with solving this problem.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #28

May 072013


  • 97,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, a loud unusual noise emitted outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the camshaft would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Valley Stream, NY, USA

problem #27

Jul 122011

300 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
This problem continues. The automobile now has 42000 miles and the charcoal fuel canister has been replaced. The engine stalls at various speeds, usually at low speeds after refueling. At times it will stall while sitting at a stop sign or a traffic light. It takes sever attempts to get the engine restarted. In any kind of traffic situation it becomes dangerous to operate the vehicle.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #26

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 #25

Nov 172010

300 8-cyl

  • 41,200 miles


After refueling the vehicle has started stalling. It stalls on and off until the tank is below 3/4 of a tank. It happens 9 out of 10 times.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #24

Aug 282013


  • 77,300 miles
I was driving on the off-ramp of a freeway and my car abruptly stalled. There were no warning lights or anything. After several tries, my car started up again. Approximately 2 months later, the same thing happened while I was driving on the freeway. This time, it took approximately 20 minutes for my car to start up again.

- West Toluca Lake, CA, USA

problem #23

Oct 102013

300 8-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
After filling up with gas at the same place I always do I began to drive home at the first light I was fine at the 2nd light the car stalled I put it N and started the car up and drove home about 1 block. In the morning I started the car up to go to work it ran fine for the first 2 blocks the stalled again. I started it up again and drove to work. I was terrified. After getting it home I thought I would drive it around the neighborhood for a few days to be safe and not go on the freeway. It still hesitated and felt like it wasn't running right. Still wanting to stall. I then parked it for fear of being on the road and it stalling and someone running into me and killing me. With this many complaints about the same thing why is there not a recall on this problem. Are they waiting for someone to be killed first. I did love this car but cant drive something this unsafe....help

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #22

Apr 152013


  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was stated that the sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the problem persisted. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000.

- Freemont, CA, USA

problem #21

Aug 202013

300 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


While driving 50mph, car starting making a knocking nose, then the car stopped. Car was towed to the mechanic. Engine failure "lock up motor" was the diagnoses. The oil in the vehicle was routinely changed. Just had a full tune up 4 month prior to the engine failing.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #20

Mar 132012

300 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Our Chrysler 300C has stopped running while driving at least 10 times over the last year or so. On freeway and city streets. It usually starts back up once your stopped. My wife is afraid to drive it anymore. It is a very scary situation. No engine, no ps and no brakes. No code or check engine light. Everyone I have talked to with a 300 has had the same problem, no matter what the year or engine. Like most there is no sense taking it to dealer. They just say no code and give you some bs story about what caused it. No come up with a fix. Chrysler knows they have a problem and won't man up and fix it. They would rather someone die first to save money. It has to be in the computer. Just like Toyota and their fly by wire throttle that was causing all the crashes. What is the public suppose to do if they won't step up.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #19

Aug 152013


  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the failure could not be replicated. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 111,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Mendenhall, MS, USA

problem #18

Aug 012012

300 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Car stalls intermittently. Will go weeks or even months without incident but then will stall several times when starting. Using when stalling process starts it will also die upon stopping. Car also will be driving down the street and will not be able to get past 3rd gear. Car will redline at about 45 mph but will not shift out of gear. Occasionally it will shift roughly and typically when gas is let up it will go into next gear. Has been doing these things off and on for the last year or so and when I tell the dealership about the problem they have not been able to diagnose the actual problem.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #17

Jun 082006


  • 13,000 miles
At any given speed there is a "loss of communication" as it is described by the mancari's of oak lawn dealership, where I purchased the vehicle, as well as have it serviced, between the transmission and the computer. This is apparently a huge problem with this make and model of this vehicle. As you can see on the website below. I have had the trans shifter replaced, as well as had the car "re-flashed" several times to no avail, and with no apparent solution in site. Many attempts have been made at reaching chrslyer - the manufacturer as suggested, but they seem to have no interest in dealing with customers beyond the sale of the vehicle.I wonder how many fatalities will have to ensue before they do anything about what I am sure are known issues by now, concerning their vehicles.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #16

Oct 152012

300 8-cyl

  • 45,500 miles
After filling up engine complete shut down, after pulling into intersection. Problem has happened about 6 times. Very careful not to fill tank full. As we have researched this problem, and find there are a lot of people with the same complaint. Very dangerous. Don't know what to do because, Chrysler doesn't seem to acknowledge the problem.. any help is appreciated.

- Anthem, AZ, USA

problem #15

Jun 172013

300 8-cyl

  • 100,850 miles
Car stalls after refueling. Difficult to restart and leaves you in a very dangerous situation. We've had it completely stall going 70 mph down the interstate and almost was involved in an accident while limping to the shoulder. Too dangerous to re-merge after car finally restarts because it will hesitate and misfire or stall again. This will happen about every 2 months with no symptoms between incidents. Also seems to happen more in hotter weather.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #14

Jun 102013

300 8-cyl

  • 56,100 miles
Again the 2006 5.7 L hemi stalled at a stop light after fueling. Had to put it in park to restart, and I was nearly rear ended very scary!

- Ofallon, MO, USA

problem #13

Apr 302008

300 8-cyl

  • miles
We purchased this auto showroom new from the dealer in 2006. Although breaking was questionable, we accepted when told the system was fine and the jerking was normal. However, since April 2008 this vehicle has stalled off and on at the most unsafe times. The dealers have not been able to duplicate the problem so they will not repair it. We had a new factory engine installed ($7,000) in 2012 and guess what" this new engine has started stalling. All our work has been completed at a dealership so Chrysler can't claim that an auto shop might have done something wrong to the vehicle. After viewing all the same complaints and having it happen to my wife and I, why haven't you or Chrysler taken care of the problem" dokkkkkkkkkkkk

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #12

Apr 132013

300 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The first time it happened I was sitting at a red light waiting to turn left. The car just stalled. I restarted without difficulty. It was a few days after when it happened again. It has probably happened about 7 times more since then, every time while I was idling with my foot on the brake. Each time it restarted on the first try. However for the first time today the car stalled while in drive going about 15 mph.

- Cordova, TN, USA

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