really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,841 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

Aug 132012

300 8-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


After filling up at a gas station, when we started to accelerate, the car stalled. It was hard to start again and it stalled a couple more times. This has happened many times since then and it seems to be getting worse. It is harder to start and it is taking a little time to go into gear. On my way home from work last week, it was raining and when it stalled I almost got hit by the car behind me. I called my local dealer and he told me that I can bring it in and have it diagnosed, but if it isn't doing it when I bring it in, that there is nothing they can do about it. He also told me that he is not aware of any known problems.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #10

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 #9

Mar 182013

300 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
Gas pedal assembly broke off it's mounting. Could not accelerate.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #8

Jun 172012

300 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


Bought a 2006 Chrysler 300, within a week, engine and brake light came on. Took to back to dealer, they replaced front brakes and rotors and said machine said multiple misfires due to bad gas. Car drove like it wanted to stall and would accelerate on its on. Within a couple of days engine light came back on. Took car back again to dealership. Service department said they could not duplicate the problem. Again within days engine light was back on and it had accelerated a couple of times by itself. I was in a parked position, put car in drive a barely touched gas pedal and it accelerated on its on and I hit a pole. I called Chrysler customer service. They towed the car and did an evaluation on the car and they said they could not find anything that would cause the car to accelerated on its own. They were 2 codes multiple misfires and sensor voltage high. This vehicle has accelerated on its own, my husband and I have both experienced the acceleration.

- Fremont, OH, USA

problem #7

May 242012

300 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Gas pedal broke off while driving the vehicle. Gas pedal snapped and fell to the floor while in use.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #6

Mar 072012

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,169 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact was driving 65 mph when the electronic throttle control light illuminated and the vehicle lost power. The failure happened several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic and located the failure at the electronic control module. The dealer replaced the electronic control module. The manufacture was not made aware of the failure. The failure and the current mileage was 68,169. Updated 05/14/12 updated 05/23/12

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 012012


  • miles


2006 Chrysler 300. Consumer writes in regards to sudden acceleration the consumer stated she and her husband both experienced sudden acceleration in the vehicle. The consumer stated both incidents occurred while attempting to park. The consumer stated the sudden acceleration resulted in crashing into a fence.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Oct 172007


  • 1,000 miles
In October of 2997, I purchased a 2006 Chrysler 300 brand new. After driving it for a few months I realized that the cruise control light that was supposed to be on the instrument panel was not illuminating. Upon taking the car to the dealer for repair, I was told that chrylser replaced the light on the instrument panel with a small light on the control stalk that operates the cruise control. I have to question whether this replacement is a safe situation. I cannot see the light on the stalk without leaning forward to see over the steering wheel hub. I would think that the purpose of the light on the instrument panel would be to constantly remind the driver that the cruise control is on. If the driver cannot see the light, the value of it is lost, and the vehicle can be operated in a less safe mode then intended by the NHTSA. I ask whether the NHTSA approved chryler's repositioning and redesign of the cruise control light. If the change did not receive the proper approval, I am asking that a recall order bb issued, forcing Chrysler to install the cruise control light where it was originally designed to be positioned. I really doubt whether the current design meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You would have received this letter sooner, but the U.S. postal service returned by letter twice, claiming the address on your web site was incorrect. Thank you.

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 302006

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,952 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds the vehicle would not accelerate when depressing the pedal. There was no warning prior to the incident. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on three separate occasions where a valve on the transmission was replaced but the problem recurred. The vehicle is a 2006 Chrysler 300. Updated 8/21/2006 -

- Bohemia, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 152006

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,132 miles
: the contact stated after shifting the transmission from park to reverse, the brake pedal was released and the vehicle accelerated on its own. The brake pedal was depressed again, but the vehicle did not respond. The vehicle stopped after hitting a ditch. There was minor damage to the vehicle and no injuries. The vehicle was towed the dealership, the computer stored no codes and the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. Updated 8/1/2006 - the consumer's vehicle started electrical problems a week after it was purchased. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer several times for repairs. The radio went out then came back on. The all the panel light went out. The dealer replaced the cluster. The esp bas light illuminated on the dash. The dealer replaced the parking brake switch. The driver's side window auto up function failed. The dealer calibrated the auto up function. When turning the key to start the vehicle it doesn't start. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 tries before the vehicle will start. The dealer replaced the wireless control module. Ignition switch was replaced because the vehicle wouldn't start.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

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