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 7 of 7)

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problem #11

Apr 032013


  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning immediately after being refueled. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 62,000.

- Jensen Beach, FL, USA

problem #10

Feb 042013

300 8-cyl

  • 41,400 miles
My car has been stalling out frequently, especially at stops. I have taken it to the dealership to check it out but they said that they couldn't find anything wrong, based on their computer diagnostics.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #9

May 142009

300 8-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Vehicle after filling shuts off in traffic or where ever you are within moments and is very difficult to restart, issue has occurred multiple times in heavy flow traffic. Initial time was making a legal U-turn after filing up and returning to traffic flow, vehicle completely shut down mid turn blocking all lanes of oncoming traffic, thank goodness to good defensive driving no collision occurred as did not make turn unsafely in front of on coming traffic.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #8

May 102011


  • 108,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300 C. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer regarding the stalling. The dealer could not find a diagnostic code that determined a defect in the vehicle. The contact called the manufacturer but was not provided with any assistance. The failure mileage was 108,000. The VIN was not available.

- Roosevelt, NY, USA

problem #7

Aug 112011

300 6-cyl

  • 83,165 miles
Engine making ticking noises. Dealership informed it was the lifters and rocker arms.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jun 062012

300 8-cyl

  • 71,502 miles
After a gas fill up the car would stall at various speeds. Once stalled there is no power steering.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 052012


  • 79,000 miles


Problem with 2.7 liter engine. Dealership said it was negligence on my part. Said I didn't do my oil changes correctly, said I would need a new engine. My extended warranty nor Chrysler would cover vehicle. Took it to another auto service shop. They said I didn't need a new motor. They clean out the heads and engine and said that it was not my fault that the 2.7 liter engine Chrysler engine had these problems from day one. I also was informed that there was others told the exact things, that they were at fault and Chrysler wouldn't pay. The professional tech's of Chrysler also advise against buying this model. Also look on the internet and there were people with 20,000 miles with the same problem told the same thing by Chrysler. Also Chrysler does not offer this engine sizes in the new models because of the problems with the 2.7 liters. My car was used at purchase and I average about 10,000 miles a year.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 102007


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the gear shifter lever failed to operate unless the shifter cover was removed and the cable was loosened. When driving in cold weather temperatures, the transmission would cause the vehicle to jerk with hesitation. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id numbers 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission); however the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for repair. In addition, both engine fan motors failed to operate and one of the plastic fan motor blades caused a burning odor whenever driving. In addition, the fog light lens cover was melted. The contact replaced both fog light assemblies. The vehicle was repaired at an independent repair shop. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 042012

300 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The vehicle had been parked in the garage approximately 15 hours. It spontaneously caught fire and set the house on fire.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 202012

300 8-cyl

  • 85,280 miles
After refilling the vehicle with gasoline I travel about a mile from the service station and while coming to a traffic light the vehicle RPM began to decrease until the car engine shut off; I was able to restart the engine and the vehicle drove a short distance and began to stall again. I restarted the vehicle and was able to get the vehicle off the road into a parking lot; after sitting briefly I restarted the vehicle and drove it to tire kingdom to have it checked, the technician scan the vehicle and determined that there was no codes available to determined what caused the malfunction. He took the vehicle for a test drive but was not able to duplicate the discrepancy; in his opinion since the vehicle tank had just got filled more that likely the problem was caused by a vapor lock. I was told since the problem could not be duplicated to continue with my travel and if the problem returned to return the vehicle back for evaluation.

- Oranga Park, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 162010


  • 97,000 miles
I was heading to visit my brothers and my father in Eagle lake Texas coming out of richmond tx when all of a sudden I heard this clacking sound in my engine I purchase this 2006 Chrysler brand new from the car dealership R&M out of houston Texas off of highway 59. I bought my car in 2006 April 2010 my car was in defect there is a recall on the Chrysler 300 but noone has notified me. Thank you [xxx] can you please notify me by mail please. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Eagle Lake, TX, USA

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