really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 9
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,051 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 9)

problem #163

Jul 162020


  • 195,000 miles


I went to the gas station, 2-ish mile drive and came back home. About 20 minutes later we decided to go see my mother in law, 34 highway miles away. Cool, so we go, everything is fine, beastie (that's the name of my 2006 Chrysler 300), is running good, my husband and 3yr old are jammin out to metallica, and we get to my mother in laws house.. stay a couple hours and decided to head home.. so we say bye ect ect.. we get about 9.5 miles down our 34 mile ride home... aww crap, there is a tractor on the road, so we go to pass him... or so we thought... make sure coast is clear, turn on blinker and step on the gas petal more firmly.. ok in the other lane.. and bam!! car dies in motion at 60 mph!! my husband just casually says "hey babe, I think the car just died" and I look like "haha whatever" and I couldn't believe it.. so we pull over and try to get it started, had my mil come jump us.. an hour later and we still don't have beastie started.. no clicking, no nothing.. so unfortunately beastie had to sit on the side of the road until the next day... the next day we got her towed to my mils house... that was 3 days ago... and beastie still hasn't started up for me...

- Denison, IA, USA

problem #162

Mar 022020


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated while driving at a very low speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to yemm Chevrolet Buick GMC Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram located at (2195 N henderson St, galesburg, il 61401) to be diagnosed. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Galesburg, IL, USA

problem #161

Dec 262019


  • 161,707 miles
Car stalled while driving and one time after refiring the engine, the shifting of gears was awkward. Dealer changed oil pressure sensor. Did not help.

- Nixa, MO, USA

problem #160

Oct 282019


  • 102,782 miles


Auto shut down completely in traffic. While in motion, just died.

- Bartow, FL, USA

problem #159

Sep 162019


  • 28 miles
My car shuts off every time I fill my gas tank. I crank it, put it in drive. As I'm driving, my car completely shuts off. This has happened numerous times in traffic. At rush hours.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #158

Aug 102019


  • 172,000 miles
My car has stall out while I'm driving a few times and I've seen theres been alot of complaints about this with alot of these cars

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #157

Jul 082019


  • 0 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the driver noticed smoke from the front of the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the engine blew and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was not called. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were not provided.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #156

Mar 202017


  • 40,000 miles
Mileage 44398, first start of the day (cold start) idles all over the place and stalls at times when in reverse, coming to stops. If I place in neutral or slightly press gas pedal it will stay running. When driving if I need to hit the gas pedal to pass or speed up the car just does not react and will not accelerate, like it wants to shut off until I let off the pedal. No lights on, no codes. At times when it has stalled it restarts and surges up and down. Sometimes the car drives perfect, then out of nowhere the problem is back. Now one thing I have noticed is when I fill the tank above half way it seems to be fine, but once it gets to half way mark and below is when I notice this problem and it stays until about the empty mark not sure why that is, either the tank, pump, filter not really sure but definitely can be a dangerous condition if not addressed. If ever one day I was to need the power to be there for some reason the car just falls on its face when the pedal is applied.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #155

May 132017


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The contact pulled the vehicle over and a loud abnormal noise came from the fuel tank area. The vehicle caught fire underneath the hood and undercarriage. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was filed. The vehicle was totaled and towed to a junkyard. The manufacturer inspected the vehicle and cut a piece of wire from the fuse box; however, they were not able to assist. The dealer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #154

Mar 052017


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the throttle body control warning indicator (red lightning bolt icon) illuminated. The vehicle went into limp mode several times and there was a drastic reduction in power and speed. Also, the vehicle stalled numerous times without warning. Brooks Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (3200 college ave, jackson, al 36545, (251) 246-7224) was notified, but the contact was unable to safely drive the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing and repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Pine Hill, AL, USA

problem #153

Nov 152016


  • 119,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving various speeds, an unspecified part became loose underneath the vehicle. Upon applying the brakes, the vehicle shook and the front driver and passenger side wheels seemed unstable. In addition, the check engine indicator remained illuminated. James ceranti motors Inc (3064 us-82, greenville, Mississippi 38703, (662) 332-7231) replaced the struts and the ball joints in an attempt to stabilize the vehicle, but the failure recurred. An independent mechanic was made aware of the failures and stated that the shaking of the vehicle was a result of faulty inner and outer tie rods. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 119,000.

- Greenville, MS, USA

problem #152

Jul 172018


  • 114,397 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle intermittently stalled without warning. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road, depressed the brake pedal, and restarted the vehicle. In addition, warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (2777 N detroit St, warsaw, in 46582, (574) 306-0489) replaced the fuel tank, but the failure continued. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer due to a potential electronic communication failure. The contact did not authorize the dealer to diagnose the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 114,397.

- Milford, IN, USA

problem #151

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 #150

Apr 012018


  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving at a low speed, the contact noticed smoke under the hood on the driver's side of the vehicle. The contact also mentioned that the temperature gauge increased as the vehicle started to overheat. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and, upon opening the hood, noticed fluid leaking from the engine compartment. Also, when it rained, water entered the vehicle through the roof. On several occasions, while driving 45 mph, all the doors shook as if they would open. The dealer (economic auto sales, 2715 martin luther king jr pkwy, des moines, ia 50314, 515-279-0325) informed the contact that they could not assist because the vehicle was purchased ┐as is┐. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 71,000.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #149

May 032018


  • 151,000 miles
My vehicle suddenly shuts down after a short period of driving it has stopped several times in the middle of traffic and needless to say I was berated and once even threatened as several other vehicles could not pass this could cause an accident or someones life

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #148

Apr 252015

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while being operated at various speeds. Also, the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The failure was intermittent. The dealer (atlanta West Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 1251 thornton rd, lithia springs, ga) replaced various components, but the contact was unaware of the diagnosis results or the repairs that were completed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #147

Mar 122018


  • 160,000 miles
While driving down the interstate, all of a sudden out of nowhere, I noticed that my coolant indicator lever had not moved. A few miles later, it started running rough so I pulled over immediately and then it started smoking so bad I thought it would catch fire! I didn┐T even want to open the hood because I was so afraid! thankfully for a fdot officer who did open it and stayed with me in pouring rain until a tow truck came! at the dealership, they told me that the timing belt broke not giving me any warning whatsoever and resulted in my engine failure. They stated I needed to replace the entire engine at a cost of over $7000!!! I could have been killed how this all happened! no warning! no way to have known there was an issue or that the car was overheating! Chrysler should be ashamed!

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #146

Mar 012018


  • 265,000 miles
A week ago I was driving and my car stalled out and dash lights came on and the steering wheel locked up and all I could do was to let it come to a stop after trying to steer it failed. Car would not start at all, it only made a slight noise when trying to turn the ignition switch, but went totally dead. Had it towed home and checked out by a mechanic. Was told that my spark plugs were burned out and the oil pump failed, thenhad spark plugs replaced, thats when it started and stopped for good. That's when I was told about the oil pump and he tried turning the front part of the motor it would not turn, he then told me I need a motor. I've taken good care of my car and have proof. I've seen many complaints about this happening to the Chrysler 300's. I'm lucky that I didn't get hurt or in a bad wreck. Is Chrysler going to help their customers with this problem or wait till someone is seriously injured or killed. I'm just on social security and can't afford to have it repaired or replaced. I bought this car brand new, now I'm stranded and can't afford to buy a car. They need to help their customers. I was driving the car and was about to get onto the freeway. I also been having coolant leaking and car ran hot several times, couldn't find where the coolant leak was, had to check every other day and add more coolant. No coolant was on the ground under the car. Became hard to start and had me stranded on the side of the road and freeway several times and had to wait for it to cool off before checking and adding more coolant, and waited awhile longer before starting it to drive home. Chr Chrysler need to buy this car back. It's been taken care of, looks new, has no dents and no rust, inside is clean, no damage, only little wear. I'm the only owner.

- Rosharon, TX, USA

problem #145

Jan 162018


  • 127,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While the vehicle was being inspected at massey yardley Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram (777 sr 7, plantation, fl), the contact was informed that the water pump had a leak and the cylinder head, water pump, timing chain cover, and gaskets needed to be replaced and cleaned. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that they would only cover NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags), and any claims would have to go through the third party insurance company. The failure mileage was approximately 127,200.

- Fort Lauderdalee, FL, USA

problem #144

Oct 152017


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

- Washington, DC, USA

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