really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,529 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300C electrical problems

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2005 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments

problem #19

Dec 012018


  • 81,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to coast the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was taken to two independent mechanics, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. Failure codes appeared after the vehicle was retrieved. Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Santa Fe (4470 cerrillos rd, Santa Fe, nm 87507, (505) 629-0746) stated that there appeared to be an electrical failure and were checking all the wiring on the harness with multiple codes appearing. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 81,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #18

Mar 222019


  • 90 miles
Vehicle suddenly lost all power while driving.. brake, engine, steering capability, lights, air bag came on, lights faded and finally stopped in middle of road and cold not start again

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #17

Oct 012015

300C 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
My turn signals at first were not canceling, and then stopped working completely. However, the right turn signal is stuck in the on position and flashes continuously. Also, after driving for one mile an alert signal starts dinging continuously to let you know that your signal is still on and it never goes off. I have had to remove my turn signal bulbs completely so they would not continuously flash on the outside. This whole situation is unsafe because I do not have any use of my turn signals, and even though I use hand signals people just aren't looking for that. I have even been pulled over by the police for failing to use my turn signal even though I was using my hand signal. Also, in an emergency situation I have no use of my hazard lights(flashers). I have looked online to see if there are any similar complaints concerning Chrysler 300's and I found thousands people with the same issue or in the beginning stages of the signals failing to cancel.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #16

Jul 302016


  • 178,000 miles


Parking sensors have failed and I crashed into a pole while parking.

- Tipp City, OH, USA

problem #15

Apr 122016

300C 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted. The contact stated that the failure recurred after the vehicle was refueled. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they agreed to replace the gas tank. The failure mileage was 125,000. Updated 08/30/16 updated 10/26/16.

- West Hartford, CT, USA

problem #14

Mar 292016


  • 90,000 miles
Car stalls with no warning or engine lights/codes. While driving(very dangerous!!)

- Nanaimo, CA, USA

problem #13

Jul 032015


  • 147,000 miles


Vehicle automatically shuts off in the midst of driving, within the last 2 months my vehicle has shut down on the interstate on many occassions back to back. I have had my vehicle in the shop on many occassions. I was told the cause could have been a many of things, till this day it has not been fixed, now im hearing it vould be yhe computer. I dont know but what I do know is im tired of spending money on everything I was told that it could have been N til this day it's still not fixed. I. was put in danger a many of times me N my 4 children's lives were in danger just in the midst of traffic it shuts off, at any instant any given time I can get hit from behind due to the many times it shuts down, the vehicle automatically loses control along when that happens it is very hard to steer the wheel in a way where I can make a complete stop, making it very possible to hit anyone ongoing in other lanes, it has been very dangeroud for me N my children.I just wish this vehicle can ne brought back so that me N Y four children wouldnt be facing danger everytime we enter the vehicle, its just an everyday thing ongoing. I truly want something safe, just hope I dony have to come out of pocket no more than what I already have for the same thing and it hasnt been fixed yet. I dont want it anymore iwant this vehicle off my hands now, its not what I want anymore, me N my children have been placed in much danger because of this vehicle. I am sorry, but I truly thought this vehicle was nice, not anymore!

- Gulfport , MS, USA

problem #12

Jan 152015


  • 61,000 miles
While driving my vehicle in January of 2015 it shut off. Stopped car and restarted it but kept shutting off. Got home and disconnected battery while engine was running and car shut off. Changed battery and alternator. Today 5/11/15, while driving I put A/C on and car shut off. Got car home and analyzed problem. While engine is running car idles low then shuts off. However when A/C is on or off car shuts off. Any recalls? very frustrated!

- Middle Village , NY, USA

problem #11

Jan 292015


  • 33,140 miles
Filled up at costco and immediately after leaving the car stalled, restarted and stalled five more times in three miles. The stalling does create a dangerous driving situation.

- Lehi, UT, USA

problem #10

Oct 232014

300C 8-cyl

  • 129,800 miles
It began when I started pumping gas after it reach like 10 gallons of fuel the clicker will stop as if it was full tank already but still needed a long way to fill up so I automatically began to pump gas and it kept clicking and clicking it didn't want to keep pumping so I stop as I began driving the car began to pulled it self hard like if it was running out of gas check engine and the esp bas light when on started to smell like gas got me worried when on it kept doing it so I took it in to the dealer and they told me it was the egr valve, thermostat and spark plugs needed to be repair I asked if their was a recall because I have received a later stating that something that's has to do with the gas tank, he looked it up and he said no. I did the labor that needed to be done to car it was ok for couple hrs then it began to do the same thing lunging then car stalled try to restarted it wouldn't go on waited couple mins tried again and it wouldn't start gave it a lil longer time then try to turn it on again and it finally started after multiple times I really need to fix it I find it dangerous..

- Canoga Park, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 172014


  • 134,646 miles


The contact owned a 2005 Chrysler 300C. While driving approximately 55 mph, the entire instrument panel failed and the contact smelled a strong burning odor inside the vehicle. The contact pulled the vehicle to the side of the road and noticed smoke and large flames coming from the trunk. The fuel tank exploded and the vehicle became engulfed in flames. There were no injuries. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 134,646.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #8

Nov 092004

300C 8-cyl

  • 0 miles
Late 2004 when I first bought car new went to pick up car horn did not work, repaired under warranty always hard to push on steering wheel never was right, to date horn does not work 6/16/2014.

- Riverside, CT, USA

problem #7

Jan 122011


  • 50,000 miles
Driving at night on a rural divided highway at approx 65mph all external lights go out. All dash, navigation, and warning lights turn on full brightness. Could not see outside. Had to come to an immediate stop. Restarted vehicle and lights operated normally. Has happened several times since. Seems to happen often more when cold outside.

- Wymore, NE, USA

problem #6

May 152006

300C 8-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Lighting problems.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #5

Dec 202006

300C 8-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
I was driving to work and the lights turn off and turn back on. This has occur on many times. I return the vehicle to the dealer and they suppose to had the ECU. That work for a couple of months. I return to the dealer on several times and they has continues to tell me they can't find no problem. Now I am having problems with my nav system and the radio lightning.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #4

Dec 192013

300C 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I had just completed a fuel fill-up and upon driving away from the pump the engine died, losing all power. With 3-4 attempted restarts the car moved for short distances and repeatedly died. When it did restart, the engine would not engage in drive. Eventually, the car would run normally and would continue to run until the next fill up. The latest incident (after 3 incidents) occurred Feb 4, 2014. After my mechanic was able to duplicate the incident on Feb 7 and discovered that this problem has occurred multiple times to other vehicles. Chrysler Corp should have issued a recall in my opinion.

- Gary, IN, USA

problem #3

Nov 212013


  • 38,200 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C.the contact stated that after refueling to capacity, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, the battery exploded on a separate occasion. The failures occurred without any warning. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 38,200.

- Pensacala, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 252013


  • 77,000 miles
Was in my father's '05 Chrysler 300C, stopped at a red light. Engine shut itself off, steering column locked, and the oil pressure light came on. I turned the vehicle off and turned it back on again, and it continued to work fine. Upon searching the internet for causes to this problem, I quickly found that this is a very common problem. Lots of people have had their 300 stall on them, and apparently the computer in the car does not have a record of the system fail, or the warning lights on the dashboard coming on. The repairs appear to be in the $1200 - $2000 range. Seems like something Chrysler should make their dealers fix for free, seeing as it is very clearly a manufacturer's error. Having learned of the treatment Chrysler's customers receive, I will be sure not to bring my money to them when I need a car of my own.

- Troutdale, OR, USA

problem #1

Sep 072011

300C 4-cyl

  • 106,170 miles
I am an auto tech at dealership in ks. After 3 repeated incidents, I decided to take action. On either side of the front bumper the fog lights get hot and eventually detach from the lens. The 2nd and 3rd time I have noticed scorching on the vehicle's front bumper where the bulbs started to melt the material. The 4th vehicle caught fire to the bumper and it spread to the engine. This could have been worse without anybody attending the vehicle and more in a house garage. It did not take very long to melt and ignite.

- Olathe , KS, USA

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