hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,204 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300 transmission problems

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2006 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #28

Nov 242010

300 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles


I have a 2006 Chrysler 300 and on Nov 24 2010 my tie rod end broke and had to be towed to the shop for repairs, it has been others with the same problems with these type of cars and I think this should be looked into by someone.

- Crockett, TX, USA

problem #27

Oct 112010

300 6-cyl

  • 64,923 miles
Shifter stuck in park, had to get car towed to dealer. Defected part was plastic tube. I had to buy new shift assembly 230 dollars and 50 dollar tow charge. I went on internet and found many Chrysler 300 have this problem. A recall should be issued because it can happen again.

- Metairie , LA, USA

problem #26

Sep 132010


  • 102,000 miles
Chrysler 300 would not come out of park.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #25

Sep 092010


  • 55,538 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that the shifter assembly would not move from park to any other gear.the vehicle was towed to the dealer where they stated that it needed to be replaced. The shifter assembly was replaced at the owner's expense. The failure and the current mileage was 55538.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #24

Mar 142010


  • 39,000 miles
Could not shift from park. Shifting had been difficult immediately before putting in park the evening before. A tow truck was required to move vehicle to shop. Vehicle was out of 3 year warranty so repair was done by independent repair shop who advised me this was becoming a common problem for Chrysler 300S.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #23

Jul 122010


  • 69,000 miles
I parked my 2006 Chrysler 300 in my garage on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, I could not take gear out of the park position. I had to pay $99 for towing to dealership and $349 to replace gear shift selector assembly.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #22

Jun 222010


  • 44,500 miles


I parked my 2006 Chrysler 300 at a local rink to pick up my daughter. When we were back and turned on the engine, the gear shift locked at "park" position and would not change gears. The car was towed to the dealer, and they changed the whole gear shift selector assembly. It cost me $305 not including the towing fee.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #21

Jun 282010


  • 48,967 miles
The car will turn on and when in park will not switch out of gear. Turned the car off and on several times and still would not change gears.

- Phoenix, MI, USA

problem #20

May 292010


  • 84,684 miles
On 5/29/10, after driving my car throughout the day, I returned home to change clothes and prepare for my daughter's recital. After changing clothes and preparing to leave, I went to my 2006 Chrysler 300 and started my vehicle. While the vehicle was running, I pressed the brake and attempted to place the gear selector into reverse. I could not take my car out of park. I turned the car off and tried to place the gear selector into reverse approximately 30 times. My car would not go out of park. This is the second time that this has happened and as I research this matter this is happening to a number of Chrysler 300 owners.

- Plantation,, FL, USA

problem #19

Feb 152010


  • 51,000 miles
I own a 2006 Chrysler 300 and the shifting lever gets stuck in park and wont move. Other times the lever does not properly seat in park, when this happens the vehicle can not be started as it is not fully seated in park. Found recall on 05-06 300's for this issue, was told by Chrysler that my car was not part of the recall and there was nothing they could do. Recall states there is an issue with the cup plug that retains the parking pawl shaft and the vehicle may not be able to achieve 'park' position. This has been happening for about 4 weeks now.

- Lake Worth , FL, USA

problem #18

Feb 172010


  • 33,344 miles


2006 Chrysler 300 limited with 3.5 and auto trans. Transmission shifter has failed 2 times in the last year. 1st time it was stuck in park and would not move, the vehicle towed to Chrysler dealer and shifter repaired. Iaw dealer the plastic clip inside the shifter broke. 2nd time the shifter would not go to park and could not remove the key from the ignition. Drove the vehicle back to the dealer and the shifter was repaired again, a new plastic piece used again. Chrysler I was told is aware of the problem. Will this happen again yes but when no idea. If Chrysler is aware of the problem (and not the only one going thru this) why isn't Chrysler trying to solve the problem" instead they keep replacing the part as it breaks. What will happen when the warranty expires on the vehicle" will I incur the expenses to have it repaired.

- Holiday, FL, USA

problem #17

Aug 252009

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. He stated that upon starting the vehicle, the gear shift became stuck in the park position. He notified the manufacturer and a representative stated that a component inside of the gear shift mechanism was hot and caused the gear shift to break. He then added that there were no recalls for the failure, but that it was being investigated. The vehicle has been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 74,400. Updated 10/06/09 updated 10/08/09

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #16

Aug 262008


  • 55,000 miles
While working in roanoke, va I was leaving the mall and was behind another vehicle at a stop light. Light changed and proceeded to make a left turn and the car spun around twice on a four lane highway. I was not going no more than 15 mph because I was behind the other vehicle. Experience from driving in Alaska on ice, I was able to maintain calmness and not slam on brakes and keep the car under control. The car rested in the turning lane in the opposite direction. I know the other drivers was as scared as I was not knowing if I was going to slam into them because I was so out of control. I contacted mike an engineer at Chrysler's headquarters and left him a message as to what had happened and to this date he has not responded. I have a history with them because my car also shuts off while driving. Chrysler flew a team of engineers in for a week to check out the car, but they weren't able to duplicate the problem. I was told until the car stops running or the check engine light comes on and stays it's nothing they can do, but they will cover the cost of repairs once the problem is found. I hope it doesn't take the loss of life before they will issue a recall on these cars. Maybe if we all sent letters to the CEO something will be done before we have another Toyota crisis. Robert nardelli, CEO

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #15

Dec 122007


  • 77,801 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 60 mph, the contact heard a clicking noise from underneath the vehicle. There were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they replaced the lifter, rocker arm, shaft, transmission electrical connector seal, filter, and gasket. Recently, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for the same failure. The vehicle was not repaired and taken to an independent mechanic for a second opinion. The failure mileage was 77,801 and current mileage was 90,000.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #14

Aug 012008


  • 31,883 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. When the contact attempted to place the vehicle into drive, the gear shift would not allow him to take the vehicle out of the park position. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the gear shift needed to be replaced. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The vehicle was serviced for this issue. The current and failure mileages were 31,883.

- Miami Gardens , FL, USA

problem #13

Jul 072008


  • 24,000 miles
My vehicle would stall intermittently. I have taken it to the dealer for this same problem twice and both times they advise me there is nothing wrong with my vehicle. It also got stuck in park. I spoke with the service department at the local dealer and they advised me that this happens all the time and its something that should be recalled but Chrysler wont do it. I also spoke with the tow truck driver who laughed at me and said he tows at least 3-4 a day for that same problem.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #12

Oct 082007


  • 51,002 miles
Car check engine light comes on briefly, shake, engine shuts off while driving, backing up, or at a stop on several occasions. Problem started in Oct 2007. Taken to two different Chrysler dealers (whitten bros. & crossroads, va) and told that no code found to show a problem when hooked to the computer. Second dealer experienced problem while test driving my car, but the code resets itself quickly and the dealer is not able to diagnose a problem. I was told that I would have to wait until the car completely stop running and the check engine light comes on and stay on. I have talked to several other 300 owners in my area to discover that they are experiencing the same problem and being told the same thing, but we are to believe that this is a mystery and the dealer has never heard or seen this problem before.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #11

Dec 022007

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,900 miles
Was driving on I95 interstate when the car, Chrysler 300 2006 2.7L engine, started costing and the engine RPM's revving high. This stayed like this for approx. 20 seconds and then slammed hard back into gear causing the car to be almost out of control. This type of incident has happened at East 10 other times since the car was purchased new. Have brought it back to the dealership at least five times with no satisfaction at all. I have been told "this problem does not exist",or "we can't find the problem"or" Chrysler does not know what causes this to happen" some times the car just shuts down when it loses power. This is a major problem that other Chrysler owners have had and Chrysler continues to ignore.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #10

Sep 052007

300 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9 miles
What was done to correct the failure; I.e, parts repaired or replaced (and if old part is available).

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #9

Oct 012006

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving 10-15 mph, the vehicle stalled and failed to accelerate. The vehicle would accelerate approximately one minute later. The dealer stated that the vehicle misfired on two occasions. On two other occasions, the dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of failure. The dealer installed a power train control module, however, the failure continued. As of August 16, 2007, the vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 26,000. The dealer stated the rear brake tube must be inspected for damage, if brake tube is damaged must be replaced. The consumer provided multiple repair invoices pertaining to the defect. Updated 08/31/07

- Forrestville, MD, USA

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