really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,426 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 miscellaneous problems

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Jan 012015


  • miles


Engine stalls without warning while driving at highway speed and in town driving causing loss of power steering and power brake function.in and out of garage for over a year. Currently at Chrysler dealership.after over 3hr diagnoses they told us that it needs a timing belt and water pump.they didnt know what was causing the engine to stall. Contacted Chrysler 1/3/17 stated that a starcase file would be opened to resolve this issue.didnt seem aware of this being a widespread problem with this year make and model. As of 1/9/17 no closer to resolving this issue. This car is not safe to drive.we gave our daughter our car to drive for the past 6 months as this car is not safe to drive.

- Cottonwood, CA, USA

problem #25

Oct 232016


  • 104,222 miles
Takata recall, security system shuts down car I was at the gas station and the security system shut the whole car down as well as the and a ignition repair the car blocked the remote key from starting it and just would not click when turning the key would not crank, lights stop coming on the only thing it would do is chime when the driver door was open and this happen to me on the way home from work on the high way, breaks when applying the emergency break the car still this happened when I parked in the drive way and the drive way is a little slope moves

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #24

Aug 022016


  • 96,000 miles
Vehicle would not go out of park. Vehicle was parked in our driveway. We were able to override the return spring with a screwdriver to get the vehicle out of park and to the garage and it was the transmission gear shift lever interlock return spring. The is a Chrysler K39 recall on 2005 to 2007 chrylser 300 but was told by Chrysler its VIN specific and our VIN doesnt pertain to the recall. I put in a complaint with chrylser and claim number is 29857913. I would like to see how I can get our vehicle added to the list of covered cars that have had the same problem. This was a costly repair and should be included in the K39 recall.

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #23

Feb 182013


  • 98,000 miles


The car has a stalling issue that can cause accidents the car stalls the engine light flashes the car cut off sometime and it does it at lease 4 times a week

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #22

Jun 012013


  • miles
I was in parking stall and the shifter would not shift to reverse so we had to tow home. Auto club who assisted tow said they see a lot of the Chrysler 300S. We did have repaired. Very concerned about our shifter now.

- Pico Rivera, CA, USA

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problem #21

Jun 112014


  • 119,241 miles
The car drive at 60 mileshour cut off all light come on dashbord an stop then crant backup an drive again.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #20

Jun 012016


  • miles


Car will not shift out of park and did my own research to find out it's common on Chrysler. Why hasn't this been recalled?

- Jonesborough, TN, USA

problem #19

Aug 012015


  • 60,000 miles
Takata air bag was replaced but dealer was unable or unwilling to tell which air bag was used as the replacement device. Since the replacement, the gps system does not work, when I turn on the radio I get a bing bing bing sound. Dealer says it is my job to replace radio and gps system for almost $2,000 - labor not included. New radio and gps not available for this car at this time. Local vendor suggested the air bag was not installed properly or the wrong make/model was used to get the job done and get rid of me. I had also read on your list of recalls for this model there was a radio that exploded. I need the radio and particularly the gps to work and the car will have reduced resale value without either of those functioning properly. Dealer ordered a new gps disc and tried to load it to make the system function once again, but the gps system would not load the new disc.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #18

May 292016


  • miles
I am unable to get the gear shift out of park. We have tried both of the shift override buttons and nothing is working. I just had the car at the dealership last week for the airbag recall as well as a couple of shock issues on the trunk and hood. They also replaced the power steering hose, as they said it was leaking. I drove the car home, parked it in the garage and now it will not come out of park. I can't help but think they messed something up when they replaced the power steering hose. The towing company (aaa) says they haul about 5 - 6 of this exact issue each month!

- Southlake, TX, USA

problem #17

Mar 022016


  • 100,000 miles
Takata recall I was driving on the street when my car shut off on me I then attempted to turn the car back on and it wouldnt budge my dashboard lights flicker on and off I constantly had to get a jump untill it wouldnt want to power on anymore

- Cudahy, CA, USA

problem #16

Jan 252016


  • 69,000 miles


The vehicle stalls in motion and when at idle after I get gas. This happens every time now, since January 25, 2016 it did not happen before this date.

- West Deptford, NJ, USA

problem #15

Feb 012012


  • 192,606 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While the vehicle was in the park position, it failed to start. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the key needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 192,606.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #14

Dec 292015


  • 105,000 miles
While driving in traffic my car loss power. Then again while driving in highway traffic at a speed of 60 mph the car loss power. When this happend I was able to pull off onto the side of the road. It was hard to steer because it had no power. I had to restart the car by turning the key on as if it had never been in the on position. Now this has happend three more times in the past week. I looked to see if there had been problems reported and I found that there was but not on the 2006 model. It is champaign #14V567000, electrical system ignition for models made May 31, thru May 12, 2007.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #13

Oct 082015


  • 172,323 miles
My 2006 Chrysler 300 stalls at random times. It has stalled while I'm driving over 45mph, around a curve, stopped at a light and driving slowly through a parking lot. It doesn't just stall, it stalls over and over again. When it stalled this morning around a curve, I had great difficulty controlling the steering so that I didn't go into the ditch or into an oncoming vehicle. This is extremely dangerous. I have read many discussions online about the Chrysler 300 vehicles stalling, and having no indication from dash lighting that it's going to happen. Technicians cannot find any apparent reason for the stalls because it does not show up as code when connected to a computer. This has been ongoing for 4 weeks and has gotten to the point that I no longer feel safe driving the car at all.

- Port Lavaca, TX, USA

problem #12

Aug 092014


  • 112,000 miles
I was driving my car then it went it just shut off, it was making funny sounds stopping and going then went dead the oil light came on it had oil I had just change the oil at a mechanic shop, some one helped me and the car start again I drove it home, every time I bought gas it start stopping and going on 95 highway I almost get killed it just shut down going 70 miles an hour then it just shut off, I need help I don't know what to do I am a lady don't have monies to spend on fixing car, I don't like to get gas because that is when it stop and go and stall in the road

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #11

Aug 142015


  • 77,800 miles
I can not get my car out of park I had it towed to Chrysler. I see that many Chrysler 300 have this problem but when I input my VIN. This is not showing as a recall for my car. I cannot afford to fix, why are some Chrysler covered but mine isn't !!!.....they need to fix all since admittedly it is a problem pls help! geralyn morello

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #10

Aug 032015


  • 48,000 miles
Car was in the shop at the event time. I got called because my Chrysler 300 2006 would not move from park position. Will cost $435.95 to replace the gear assembly. This happened while in their care. Called Chrysler headquarters and will not make it good on their end. Even as many 300's of 2006 have had this problem my VIN along with theirs is not listed yet they are all over the internet. 48000 miles about one owner me.

- New Iberia, LA, USA

problem #9

May 222015


  • miles
We were parked and unloading our luggage at the airport. We'd been there approximately 20 minutes waiting to check in on curbside. All of a sudden, our car started rolling backward and crashed into a car approximately 50 feet behind us. My husband was running trying to stop the impact, there was no reason that this car should have done this. It was in park for over 20 minutes!

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #8

Jun 052015


  • 250,000 miles
Chrysler 300 ltd rwd 2006 stalls when car slows down. Have performed regular maintenance and had ignition switch replaced at dealership - car engine light comes on after it stalls, but when car is re-started, (which it does) engine light is no longer on - very dangerous to have no warning, just dies - car runs great when running, but quits suddenly when speed is reduced - do not want to own car anymore.

- Regina, Saskatchewn, Canada, MN, USA

problem #7

Oct 262013


  • miles
I went out to start my Chrysler 300 to head to work and again the gear shift would not move. I called chrylser (the company) and was told if I took it to a dealer to get it repaired it was possible I could have the repairs done free. So I had the car towed to the Chrysler dealer where the mechanic said the problem was a part located within the gear shift that malfunctioned causing the gear shift not to move. The part just simply needed to be replaced, but it would cost me nearly $700. The same day I had the car repaired I contacted Chrysler (the company) and was told they could not help me with this problem. So I waited to see what I should do. On July 17, 2014- I contacted Chrysler to try and speak with them one last time about the situation before going to court. At one point the representative even became temperamental with me stating that because my car did not have the proper VIN # it was not involved in the recall, regardless if it had the same problem or not. This incident happened once before. This is the second time I've had to have this part replaced.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

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