really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,638 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 engine problems

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Jun 242016

300 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While the vehicle was being serviced by an independent mechanic, it was observed that the subframe and engine cradle were severely corroded and the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The vehicle was towed to a body shop, and was repaired at a cost of $1905.98. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 110,000. Updated 08/16/16.

- Hanson, MA, USA

problem #29

Sep 012015


  • miles
2006 Chrysler 300. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle has several repair issues. The consumer stated the engine light illuminated, the hood would not stay up, there was a noise coming from the steering wheel, the brake light illuminated, the trunk fell down with no warning and the radio flashed on and off.

- Tutwiler, MS, USA

problem #28

Nov 202014

300 6-cyl

  • miles
My car shuts off while driving and slowing down. Its happened 5 times this month. This seems to be a recurring problems with this car. There should be a recall.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #27

Sep 262014


  • 138,000 miles


I was on the highway and the car completely power down and shut off. I was able to pull over to the side of the road waited a few mintues and restarted the car. The car is continuing to stall out. This is very dangerous this will happening at high speeds.

- Pembroke, NC, USA

problem #26

Sep 222014

300 6-cyl

  • 97,244 miles
This morning I went to the gas station this morning after I put the gas in my car it turn off automatically can't get out of gas station with out turn it on 3 times move forward a little and then turn off completely after a couple minutes got out of the gas station and I was driving to my house afraid, scare of something may happen, I stopped in stop sign it turn off again I turned back on and then drove again got into medium traffic street and it was no emergency it turn off bit this time I got a truck behind me so I turn my car into the walk side cause the truck was close to me and I would of hit me from behind my front lower bumper scratched, almost ripped, I turned on again and reverse slowly back into the street the truck driver came to ask me what happen",if I was ok " I explain to him what happen he told me I should not be driving the car anymore but I have to work he left and I kept driving with my emergency lines on a couple minutes after turn off again this time nobody was behind me turn it back on and drove again a block away from my house turn off again so I look for a safe place to parked and walked home, I call a friend to give me ride to work cause can't loose money or days or my job!!! it happen to me before I kept turn it on and I burn the water temperature sensor and killed the battery that in total cost me $411.95 dollars and I cant be working to fix this car is low in miles but no safe at all...reopen the investigation NHTSA workers or drive my car for a day...check the case on a cloverdale resident.

- Patetson, NJ, USA

problem #25

Jul 022014

300 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chrysler 300. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle power loss while driving. A diagnosis revealed the crankshaft sensor failed.

- Joppa, MD, USA

problem #24

Jul 242012

300 8-cyl

  • 148,300 miles


Stalled when passing another vehicle, died backing out of driveway into street and almost hit by another vehicle. Randomly dies at stop signs. I don't feel safe driving car.

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #23

Apr 042013

300 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Stalling occurs at low speed and at stops. Check engine light occurred may twice with the stalling, so therefore mechanics aren't detecting the problem through diagnostics test. I've had 3 diagnostics test ran thus far. I was told could be due to something dealing with the fuel parts-I'm not technically inclined in car terminology. Please help. I provided a guestimate of the first initial occurrence. Thanks

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #22

Sep 062013

300 8-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
Engine stalls and dies frequently at idle and road speed after fill-up.

- Jefferson, GA, USA

problem #21

Aug 152013

300 8-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
The engine stalls repeatedly after filling the gas tank. This has occurred many times over a number of months. The Chrysler dealer can't fix it and it has nearly caused an accident on two occasions.

- Pomona, IL, USA

problem #20

Feb 012013

300 8-cyl

  • miles


2006 Chrysler 300C. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle stalling while driving. The consumer stated the stalling would only occur after filling the gas tank. The dealer was unable to find a problem and there were no error codes displaying on the computer. The consumer stated the last stalling incident, he lost steering control and had to shift the vehicle to neutral quickly and try and restart the vehicle. A diagnosis revealed there was a fuel supply problem and the fuel tank needed to be replaced at a cost of $ $1400.62.

- Johns Creek, GA, USA

problem #19

May 012012

300 6-cyl

  • 49,300 miles
The engine started ticking noticeably on the upper right side of the engine. The noise was typical of a lifter or worn rocker arm. About a month earlier the car had a shifting problem with the automatic transmission on an interstate highway under acceleration. The car was checked for the transmission problem at a Chrysler dealership but nothing was found after diagnostic testing was completed they did advise they found the strut bushings were in need of replacement. After hearing the engine noises the car was again taken to the Chrysler dealership. Both sides of the engine had the rocker arm assemblies replaced. The bushings for the struts were replaced. Both of the tie rod ends were found to be in need of replacement while they were trying to realign the front end. The alignment was needed after replacing the strut bushings. The car was well maintained and oil changes & lubes were done at or near every 3,500 miles. There are a massive amount of replacements/repairs being done for these particular parts failing at a low mileage.these parts are failing prematurely and Chrysler should take the initiative & recall these components. Reimbursing customers that have become dissatisfied with their cars and it's manufacturer are being burdened with unnecessary repair costs. I was fortunate enough to have purchased an extended warranty which covered all the costs (over $2,000). I still had to pay the deductible. NHTSA needs to find out what is happening and hold the manufacturer accountable. This was the first time I had to have repairs done since purchasing the car in 2008 with about 30,000 miles on the odometer. Dependability is one of the most important parts of owning a car and we all pay a lot of money to purchase/lease them. Paying for routine maintenance is expected but exorbitant repair costs are unacceptable when a car is properly cared for and not abused.

- Litchfield Park, AZ, USA

problem #18

Apr 202012

300 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
I have been told by the Chrysler dealer by me that this is not a problem with alot of 300's but things do happen...when I went on line I did find quiet a few people with this problem. We had a problem with the rocker arm assembly, by checking around and seeing so many people with this problem I feel Chrysler should be doing something about this. The car only has 40 thousand miles.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #17

Apr 182012


  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. After restarting the vehicle, the contact noticed a loud screaching sound coming from the engine. The vehicle had not been diagnosed and had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 93,000.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #16

Mar 082010


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted within a few moments. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was later contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #15

Feb 252009


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact was driving 50 mph when the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine light. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The failure recurred fifteen to twenty times within one month. The dealer was unable to provide a diagnosis for the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 74,000.

- Humble , TX, USA

problem #14

Nov 182011

300 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
At 89,000 miles my 2006 Chrysler 300's engine failed. I purchased this vehicle new and kept up with all required maintenance including oil changes which I have documentation for. The vehicle's engine suddenly failed while traveling at highway speed in November 2011. No vehicle should fail at such a low mileage. I was amazed at how many other people had the same issue as me when I researched this issue. I hope Chrysler decides to take ownership of this issue and fix all problems for the good of their customers.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #13

May 062008


  • 60,000 miles
Loses power while driving, engine light comes on. Happened multiple times. Dealer replaced several sensors. Problem repeated. This time replaced the "speed sensor". seems to have taken care of it (I hope). Chrysler seems to ignore all of these problems. I won't buy another Chrysler, for sure.

- Quaker City, OH, USA

problem #12

Nov 182011

300 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Vehicle was traveling 35 mph on a surface street and cut off. Check engine light came on. Engine able to be restarted. Engine running rough. No one able to "diagnose" the problem. Check engine light comes on and goes off. Tends to come on when accelerate. A second instance of engine cutting out yesterday while accelerating. Too many guesses as to what could be the problem and it appears that there are quite a few Chrysler 300 owners having the same problem.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 122011


  • 110,000 miles
The car lost power and just stopped..no check engine light or anything. Locked engine. I always did oil changes and took good care of the car. Not only did the engine lock but the tire rods on the car kept breaking causing more issues..

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

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