hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,878 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300C engine problems

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2005 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #56

Apr 012016


  • 154,527 miles


Takata recall, so I take care of my Chrysler 300C 5.7 very well I always check the fluids on the coolent and oil and change my oil when its needed. I was running out of gas on the freeway barely making it to the gas station and I filled up my gas tank, when I tried to starting my car it didnt start. My car just hesitated and I thought my battery was going out but it was a brand new one and my fuel pump was changed a few months prior. Also I took my car to get serviced a week prior too at my local pepboys and changed the oil pressure sensor at least thats what they told me what it was. So my car started in the gas station parkinglot and white smoke came out of my exhaust and my car just turned off on me. My car is sitting now collecting dust because it dropped a valve due to the 2005 5.7 hemi design. I believe Dodge and Chrysler know about this malfunction thats bond to happen whether you take care of your engine or not. I deserve to have a recall on my car, im almost done paying it off and its not my fault this happened to me.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #55

Sep 072016


  • 185,000 miles
Dropped intake valve seats on this hemi engine. Based on my research, this is a known problem on the hemi engines from this time period. Stopped at the store for 20 minutes, came out and tried to start the engine and all I heard was metal on metal as the engine tried to turn over. Engine needs to be rebuilt or need to buy another rebuilt engine.

- Tipp City, OH, USA

problem #54

Sep 022015


  • 150,000 miles
Car dies after fueling. It will sputter then die, it will also die while coming to a stop. After refueling it sputters and dies at gas station but it can happen within the next couple of miles. It will die while pulling out in traffic and extremely dangerous. Reading on line this is a common problem and no one can figure it out. It also will not always go back into gear after it dies.

- Cabot, AR, USA

problem #53

Mar 292016


  • 90,000 miles


Car stalls with no warning or engine lights/codes. While driving(very dangerous!!)

- Nanaimo, CA, USA

problem #52

Sep 302013


  • 120,000 miles
Driving down the road it dies in traffic and the steering wheel gets stiff and doesnt let U turn it shut it off it starts right back up nothings wrong with it this is a serious deal driving in traffic also lights dim changed battery it helps but eventually goes back to doing and as your driving down road the car acts like it doesnt wanna go then it accelerates on its own I just want my car fixed I love this car everywere ive searched and taken to they say its the tpim

- Sapulpa, OK, USA

problem #51

Nov 032015


  • 137,000 miles
Every time I completely fill my tank my car will occasionally stall at traffic lights or driving. After a few times restarting the engine it will be fine until I fill the tank again. It seems to happen mostly when the tank goes below 1 quarter of the tank. I have seen complaints before from other makes about a fuel float valve in the tank that can send a signal to your computer that the tank is empty and shut the engine off. Why is this not a recall for this model? there is definitely a danger in traffic situations.

- Acushnet, MA, USA

problem #50

Jun 282015


  • 42,700 miles


Warning dash lights/signals (service engine, oil, esp. Service break assist system, speedometer fluxuated etc) engine stalled. I could have easily been rear ended had there been other vehicles behind me. This happened a couple more times since that date. On 7/22/15 took vehicle to Chrysler dealership, neward de. For them to check and fix. On 7/31/15 dealership called me stated problem was fixed they had replaced pts module and shifter. I didn't even get it off the lot, started vehicle up and above mentioned lights came on again. The mechanic (drove) and I went for a test drive. Service engine and other dash warning lights came on. Mechanic took car back to shop stated he reset some codes and vehicle was fixed. I was charged $868 for said repair and oil change. I drove vehicle off lot.... about two minutes into driving same problems occurred and vehilce stalled again. Took vehicle back to dealer.. still there. They state they are trying to find the problem.. while checking the web I found that many, ,, many of these car owners have reported this same problem which is an extremely dangerous issue and yet no recall.. I don't understand why. Do people have to die first before something is done about this. Please take some action on this.

- Wilmington , DE, USA

problem #49

Feb 152015


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic but was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, the contact stated that there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear passenger side wheel of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #48

Apr 272015


  • 147 miles
I was driving home from work in a residential area around my home going about 25-27mph. I came to a stop and my car literally went up in white smoke, leaked large amounts of oil and than the car shut off, at time I didn't know what the problem was and have been till this day taking it to many repair shops to have what they thought was wrong fixed until I finally took it to engine specialist and said engine blew. I have not had car more than 3 years and Chrysler doesn't want to do anything about and refuse to help. It is not fair to us who pay so much money on a car that Chrysler them self told me was a big issue in the 2005 Chrysler 300C 5.7 V8 hemi having engine failure and don't even recommend people to buy this paticular model of car.. please help I don't know what to do and think these engines should be recalled and Chrysler should be forced to fix them.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #47

May 012015


  • 79,856 miles
Filled the car with gas and the car died within 5 minutes of the gas station. Restarted the car and had the same thing happen two more times. This has since happened after ever fill up since. We bought this vehicle May 1st 2015. The issues with it dying started happening the very first fill up. We just figured it was a vapor lock but after reading the compliants, oviously not. This needs to be recalled as someone is going to hurt.

- Westphalia, KS, USA

problem #46

Apr 242015


  • 116,342 miles


My wife was taking our two kids to school when the car made a horrible noise when first trying to start the car early in the morning. I had it towed to my mechanic where he found that the cylinder valve seat fell off the cylinder head and fell down into the piston causing severe damage to the valves and piston. Replacing the engine for $8000 was an option, however you are replacing it with the same type of engine that could potentially replicate the problem again. After researching this seems to be a manufactures defect of this engine for 2005-2006 Chrysler 300 C. this happened 4 months after my warranty expired.

- Altadena , CA, USA

problem #45

Aug 302014

300C 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
We were on a cross-country trip and one night we had just filled up and went across the parking lot to a fast food window and while getting our food the car starting jerking and died. It was hard to start but finally we were able to go a little further and it died at our hotel. The rest of the way home whenever we filled up the car would stall several times. It stopped for awhile but recently has started dying again when I fill up. Last night I filled up and the car died several times in traffic. We do not overfill and tighten the gas cap tightly.

- Martinez, CA, USA

problem #44

Jan 152013


  • 114,000 miles
My 2005 300C 5.7L randomly shuts off for a split second than start again if I'm moving. I'm I'm at low speed below 10 or at a stop the car with die. I can restart but it can take a second to go back in gear. I've seen many people with the same issue but noone has had a good fix. This is not only after fueling with my car it can happen at anytime and seems to happen when I try to accelerate hard while at higher speeds. 60+.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #43

Jan 052015

300C 8-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
After refueling, engine stops running at low speed or idle. Engine restarts immediately. After several miles and 4 or 5 restarts engine runs smoothly. Dangerous because of loss of acceleration, steering and braking.

- Lakeland , FL, USA

problem #42

Jan 102013

300C 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
2005 Chrysler 300 hemi 5.7. if you almost fill gas tank, the car will stall out without warning for approximately two days. I have asked the local dealer. They show no tsb or recall. This is not safe. I have seen many articles about this on the internet.

- Oldsmar, FL, USA

problem #41

Jan 142015

300C 8-cyl

  • 100,200 miles
Car had been running fine. All routine maintenance done regularly. Came home Tuesday night. Attempted to start car next morning would crank but not turn over. Car was towed to shop and mechanic advised no compression on #3 cylinder. Engine needs to be rebuilt. How can a car run fine one day and with no warning indicator alerts and no trouble running need a new engine the next? mechanic states possible valve spring came apart.

- Hudson, FL, USA

problem #40

Jul 142014


  • 160,000 miles
This issue has happened to me multiple times. I am just driving down the road and the engine stalls. When this happens I loose my power steering and have to try to get to the side of the road. Once I put the car in park and turn it off it will then restart. This has happened at speeds from10-70. The second issue is sometimes the car lunges forward on its own or accelerates much more than what I am pressing the gas pedal. I have talked to other owners of these cars and we all seem to be having the same problems but when we take it to mechanics since it doesn't happen when they test drive it they can't tell us what's wrong. I have had some very close calls with these issues and came very close to being involved in accidents. I am sure there have been accidents caused by these same issues but it might not have been traced back to the car, it was probably thought that it was driver error.

- Jackson, MO, USA

problem #39

Jan 012014

300C 8-cyl

  • miles
I have a hemi engine. Within the last year it started stalling on me when my gas tank was on empty and I filed it up. On the freeway a few times and it stalls!! I took to different shops and they could not figure out. Now my problem is getting worse. It stalls on me multiple times after gas. It spit and jerks. Completely dangerous. I am a accident injury adjuster that does claims everyday all day, and if I get into an accident because of this, I will sue both Chrysler and NHTSA. Someone please respond as I am getting very frustrated and want this covered under warranty.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #38

Aug 212011

300C 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
In reference to PE13016, the action refers to cars from model years 2005 and 2006. Yet, the final investigation results only include the 2006 model year? if 2005 cars are affected (as mine has been since 2011 and is documented in 300C user forums on the internet by me at the time), then why is my car not included? I understand that now, some owners are receiving "lifetime warranty" letters for the 19-gal gas tank that is the cause of the sudden stalls after filling up with gas. I have not received a letter, yet my car does have (and was found by the NHTSA that 2005 model year was affect) the problem. It is very dangerous and now I have to remember to not fill up the gas tank everytime. I called my local Chrysler repair shop and they confirmed my VIN is not included, yet I have had the problem for almost 3 years. Please advise me (in writing or by phone) as to why you found 2005 cars problematic, yet only included 2006 cars in your final investigation summary to be affected.

- Bonita, CA, USA

problem #37

May 212014


  • 100,000 miles
After filling up my car with gas the car stalls. This has happened several times after filling up and is a safety concern. The car stalls when driving at any speed. Car restarts but if on highway all power is lost - safety concern.

- Gainesville, VA, USA

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