hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,684 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300C fuel system problems

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2005 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #61

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 #60

Apr 102015


  • 50,000 miles
When I fill the gas tank the car stops and loses all power. This happens a few times until I use some gas. This is very dangerous problem. I almost got rear ended a few times.

- Freash Meadows, NM, USA

problem #59

Jan 112016


  • 34,000 miles
After filling up with fuel on take off from stop light twice car died while driving away from light into traffic, then again after stopping car to restart it. Then 2 minutes later making a left turn car made a ding noice and died again!!

- Piasa, IL, USA

problem #58

Jan 222015


  • 130,000 miles


Stalling after fill up and under acceleration. Car stalls out and all power systems fail within minutes after refueling to a full tank. Car is in motion at any speed and has nearly caused two rear end crashes from cars behind it when it suddenly stops and the power steering and brakes and electrical systems shut off. This also happens during acceleration at 1700 RPM at any time. Car is always in motion. Car can be restarted again within a few seconds to 5 minutes later. Problem started at 130,000 miles. Possible issue with the gas tank, fuel line, filter or stuck valve. Mechanics say there is no fix and to not fill up the gas tank.

- York, PA, USA

problem #57

Jul 302015


  • 145,000 miles
I got fuel in my vehicle approx. 3/4 of a tank after fueling my vehicle stalled when I tried to drive it. I have previously replaced the purge solenoid, the PCM, and the egr valve. The vehicle continues to have multiple problems and has left me stranded more times than I can count.

- Roy, UT, USA

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problem #56

Jul 102015


  • 56,000 miles
On several occasions, after fully filling the gas tank, the car will completely shut down while either at idle, or at low speed. The first time it happened, it gave a check engine" light with a fault code to check the fuel cap. On further inspection, the fuel cap was properly seated. Now, when this problem occurs, it no longer gives the "check engine" light indication. The problem does not occur when the fuel tank is less than completely full. The problem is identical to the problem NHTSA investigated in 2006 Chrysler 300S resulting in Chrysler extending the fuel tank warranty to lifetime coverage. This is a dangerous problem, as when the car dies, all power is lost to the car to include steering and braking. Typically this occurs at a stop light, but could happen in a much more dangerous position.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #55

May 222015


  • 225,000 miles


After filling up with gas the car will stall repeatedly for several miles. It then runs normally until the next fill up. I recently bought the car for my son who just turned 16. The first time it happened was the first time he filled up while driving alone. Needless to say he had no idea what to do. Luckily he was able to pull off the state highway he was driving on (3 lanes each direction) before it totally stopped. The power steering shut off so he had a very difficult time even turning off the main road. It now has done the same thing for the last 3 fill ups which were all at different gas stations to rule out bad gas at a particular station. This seems to be a very dangerous issue that should be addressed.

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #54

Jun 122015


  • 70,000 miles
After filling fuel tank: Vehicle stalled twice while driving. Difficult restarts. This occurred on two occasions. At the second occasion, after filling, I could hear prolonged "gurgling" sound from fuel tank filler neck. I am convinced that this issue has something to do with the fuel tank venting system - perhaps a clogged vent tube.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #53

May 012014


  • 70,437 miles
After refueling, vehicle will start moving and then engine "chokes out and cuts off. Acting as if I just put in bad fuel. I can sit and ideal and it will run just fine, I can race the engine and there is not problem. However, when I put it in drive, just as it seems to becoming out of 1st gear it chokes out and the engine shuts off. I accelerated to merge onto interstate highway, just after filling the tank, the engine chokes out and cuts off and my family was almost hit by a tractor trailer. Each time engine cuts off I loose brake and steering function. This is happening all the time now, when I fill the tank. I have been told there is no recall but many reports to Chrysler service.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #52

Jun 012015


  • 102,000 miles
The car stalls while coming to a stop or when sitting at a red light. In a few minutes the car will start and drive just fine until the same thing occurs again

- Ocoee, FL, USA

problem #51

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 #50

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 #49

Dec 102013


  • miles
Car stalls after filling car up with gas.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #48

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 #47

Mar 102015


  • 115,000 miles
Similar to many other people's issues. I get fuel and then while driving the car will stall. Happens for a few days after I get gas not even a completely full tank. It becomes a very unsafe condition because I loose power steering and power brakes when it stalls. Why is Chrysler not doing anything about this as it clearly is a safety issue that they must be aware of. sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/owners-of-more-than-150000-Chrysler-warned-that-their-cars-could-suddenly-stall/.

- Sebastian, FL, USA

problem #46

Jun 042004

300C 8-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
I filled up the gas tank and when I left the gas station, about 1 mile away the car stalled and I had to drift off to the side of the road and get it started again. I took it to the dealer ship and they found nothing wrong. It is a continuing problem. I found out that it is a valve in the gas tank that went bad. It should have been fixed under warranty. It seems that it should be a safety recall. It is dangerous when a car stalls pulling out on to a busy highway.

- Normal, IL, USA

problem #45

Feb 202015

300C 8-cyl

  • 111,500 miles
Filled up gas tank and car stalled while stopped at a stop light had to restart and then stalled as I was getting onto the freeway had to coast to side of road. Very dangerous because car lost all power and started to roll backwards with cars behind me.

- Wellman, IA, USA

problem #44

Dec 162014

300C 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
For last year if we fill the gas tank to full the car stalls in traffic shortly after leaving the fuel station. Highly dangerous. My wife doesn't fill the tank anymore after three incidents where she was almost hit did not happen until we moved car to Florida. Maybe related to gas temperature in gas station versus fuel temperature in car?

- Celebration,, FL, USA

problem #43

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 #42

Jan 082015


  • 75,000 miles
Vehicle stalls repeatedly after filling up. 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? 2005 cars are also affected. This is well documented not only in complaints listed here but all over in internet forums. You know this is a problem, Chrysler knows it is a problem thus a recall of the model year 2006. Do the right thing and recall model year 2005 before someone gets killed. This is a very dangerous situation as when the vehcle dies you lose your power brakes, your power steering, and you are a sitting duck. Recall the 2005's and fix this life threatening problem.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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