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 3 of 3)

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problem #8

Jul 312007

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,959 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300. While driving 60 mph the engine warning light illuminated and the mph dropped to 39. The contact stated that he pulled over and restarted the vehicle and it ran as normal. The dealer stated that the transmission caused the failure and made the repair. The current and failure mileages were 18,959. Updated 02-01-08. Updated 02/01/08

- Capitol Heights, MD, USA

problem #7

Nov 022006

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
: the contact stated after starting the vehicle, the gear would only shift into second and then locked up. There was no warning signal prior to the incident. The vehicle was taken to 2 different service dealers on 4 occasions. The first dealer determined that there was a procedure in the owner's manual to address this problem. When the vehicle was in the cold limp mode, the contact was suppose to stop the vehicle and move the selector level to the park position, turn off the engine and wait approx. 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, the engine should be restarted and the shift lever should be moved to the desire gear. On the second visit to the previous dealer, the transmission control module was replaced. On the third visit, the problem could not be duplicated but codes PO763 and PO762 were identified by diagnostic testing. The codes were cleared and the vehicle was road tested. On the fourth visit, the vehicle was hooked up to a computer recorder underneath the dashboard and code PO762 was found. During this period, the vehicle was in the cold limp mode but after the transmission was adjusted the vehicle returned back to normal. The dealer contacted onstar (for the navigational system) for the vehicle to be hooked up to the monitor - case#8547343 was provided. The manufacturer was notified and advised the contact to take the vehicle back to the dealer, who removed and replaced the valve body. There was a NHTSA recall # 05V460000 pertaining to the power train: Automatic transmission. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 082006

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
2006 Chrysler 300 exhibited transmission problems.

- Osceola, AR, USA

problem #5

Jun 302006

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


: the contact stated, each time the automatic transmission was placed into reverse or drive, there was a loud banging noise. The vehicle was also sluggish during acceleration. The vehicle was inspected by a dealership, who was unsure of how to repair the problem. The dealer directed the contact to file a complaint with NHTSA, so there would be a record.

- Osceola, AR, USA

problem #4

Oct 012005

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
When vehicle is placed in reverse, you must keep your foot on the brake, as the car rolls forward (this is on any slight incline) does this everytime. Chrysler says, I have to keep my foot on brake when going in reverse to keep car from rolling forward. Feels like the reverse gear is not locking in place as it is supposed to. Safety issue.

- Harbor City, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 122006

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,470 miles
2006 Chrysler 300 touring, loud noise from brake pedal, dealer found return spring improperly installed from factory. Repair did not correct the problem. Recall repair on transmission did not fix the problem. Front brakes pull when applied at any speed. The car has a loud/hard engine idle.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 252006

300 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,300 miles
On 1/25/06 I lost all acceleration on my 2006 Chrysler 300C 4dr. Sedan. The engine was running, pressing the accelerator revved the engine but their was absolutely no acceleration. Luckily there was a shoulder, I was in the right lane and was able to coast over before being struck by the truck behind me. The vehicle was "repaired" by the dealer (mcdonough Chrysler in East brunswick, NJ) and returned to me on 2/10/06. The same thing happened to my wife while driving South on us route #1. this time there was no shoulder and the tractor trailer behind her only avoided hitting her by swerving to the left and going around her. When the vehicle was towed the tow truck operator made a comment that he tows "about 20 of these cars a week." This may be an exaggeration but it would seem to indicate a serious problem.

- Carteret, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 232005

300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
I purchase a 300 touring on Nov 5 2006. This was a brand new car with only 4 mile. The check engine light came on the first time on Nov 17. I contacted the dealership and took the car in. I was told that they did a diagnostic test and didn't see any code indicating that anything was wrong. The light was reset and the car was return to me. I drove it again for several days and the light came back on again for the second time Nov 23 2006. I contact the dealership again and took the car in. I was told that when the tech started the car he didn't see the light on. I was told to take the car home. When the problem started the car had less than 1500 miles. I don't feel safe driving this car. I have the feeling the dealership is just resetting the light and not trying to fix the problem. I did notice on your site that this was a problem with the 300 touring.

- Stockton, CA, USA

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