really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,150 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300C fuel system problems

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

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problem #15

Jun 032013


  • miles


2005 Chrysler 300C. Consumer writes in regards to problems with vehicle engine. The consumer stated after he left the gas station, the engine began to flutter and then stalled. The consumer then learned if he only filled the tank 3/4 full, the stalling did not occur.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #14

May 132013

300C 8-cyl

  • 68,090 miles
Hi, when fueling the 2005 Chrysler 300C to full, the car will drive and stall randomly. It's unpredictable and happens each time you fill the tank. It's repetitive and can be duplicated always. It's certainly very hazardous to drive, and I have almost been hit twice trying to enter the roadway when it stalls, and it takes a min to actually get it started again if it actually does start. This has been happening since around the 50K mile mark. This needs your immediate attention, and quite many 300C owners have this same very problem.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #13

Jul 222010

300C 8-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
After filling up the gas tank and driving away from gas station, engine would stall and die. Tried restarting but difficult to do after many attemps. Vehicle would finally drive normal after starting and running engine at higher than idle speed. This stalling would happen anytime I would fill tank. I would never top off tank but would fill till pump would stop the first time. If I fuel vehicle without filling to top, vehicle runs fine.

- Grafton, WI, USA

problem #12

Oct 302012

300C 8-cyl

  • 31,800 miles


Engine stalled shortly after refueling and continued to stall until or hesitate until 2 - 3 gallons of gasoline was burned off. The condition happens almost 100% of the time if the tank is filled to the first click during refueling - it the tank is only filled to 85% the condition will not occur. The stalling condition is very dangerous because the engine is hard to restart and requires excessive cranking. It appears the engine stalls when the evaporative system sends raw fuel to the throttle body instead of fumes - the engine then stalls and is difficult to restart until an ignitable air/fuel ratio is re-established. I was driving the subject vehicle at 35 mph and had to make a right turn when the engine died and then lost power steering. Trying to complete the turn without power steering while trying to restart a flooded engine was difficult and could have easily resulted in a serious accident. I'm aware that the NHTSA is looking into 2006 model year Chrysler 300S equipped with the hemi engine for the exact same condition. Please broaden your investigation to include the 2005 model year vehicles too. The build date of the subject vehicle was 03/04 so it was an early production vehicle. As before, the subject vehicle exhibits the stalling condition almost 100% of the time if the gas tank is filled to the first click. I'll be happy to make the vehicle available to NHTSA engineers if they need a vehicle to examine as part of their investigation.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #11

Mar 082011

300C 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
When filling up the car, when I come to an idle...the car dies. Happens every time we fill up the car and happens multiple times after it's filled. When we don't fill up the car, it never happens. We called our Chrysler dealership and the service department said that Chrysler is having trouble with it and they have several complaints however there is no recall on the complaint.

- Bedford, TX, USA

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problem #10

Feb 092012


  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle ran out of fuel and stalled. The contact stated that the fuel gauge displayed a reading indicating that fuel was present in the fuel tank at the time of the failure. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- West Plains, MO, USA

problem #9

Oct 012010


  • 19,000 miles


Early build 2005 300C with low miles purchased used 3/11. Driven primarily as a highway car recently we started use more in town. I had read all the various problems had with windows (not working) and pulling to the right and had both of those issues but not the engine stall issue until October. I read about not filling one ounce beyond when the pump shuts off but my observation is even that now is too much. Whenever the car is filled up, it will stall/shut down 3-6 times in the next 2-3 miles of city driving. No stutter, just shuts down completely. I've tried shifting to neutral and racing the engine when pulling up to stop signs to keep it from stalling, with limited success. Not that I am recommending that but better than dying when you expect it to accelerate. A somewhat similar experience when getting onto the on-ramp but more of a stutter situation than actually stalling. From what I've read it is too much gas getting into the engine via emissions hose from tank so computer does not compensate with more air (engine racing would be the result) so it floods out as in choking out a lawn mower from decades ago to get it to stop running. I've owned 50 cars and this is the most dangerous vehicle I've ever owned because of this reason. Even knowing it is likely to happen does not help so I won't let anyone else drive the car.... if they were to make a left hand turn in traffic after filling the tank it would be a fireball waiting to happen. It's a very nice car to drive once you get the steering (cradle shift and weird camber settings) accomplished but we are leaving it pretty much only for highway driving and manually calculating how much gas has been used and so as to leave the tank 2-3 gallons short of full when filling it up. Pain in the rear to be sure but better than making a left turn in front of someone and having the engine die... along with you.

- Batavia, IL, USA

problem #8

Aug 052008


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle would stall. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the dealer could not duplicate the failure. The contact stated that the fuel was not reaching the engine fast enough, causing the vehicle to stall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 24,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Duarte, CA, USA

problem #7

May 192011


  • 108,000 miles
After refueling normally, vehicle stalls randomly and without warning for approximately the next 10-20 miles driven. Chrysler internet forum members cite a bad valve in the fuel emissions system and the corrective measure is to replace the entire fuel tank for a cost of $700. I think this should be covered by Chrysler under the federal emissions warranty and because the vehicle stalls without warning, it can be quite dangerous, there should be a recall.

- Oakdale, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 102011


  • 53,000 miles
Every time the car is refueld, it stalls. Also, it hestitates while driving for a few miles. The last time it happened, it also would not engage into drive. It took numerous shifts from park to drive to get it to engage.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jun 152010

300C 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall without warning whenever he refueled. The failure occured consistently over a one year period. The contact stated that he added small amounts of fuel in increments which seemed to prevent the failure from recurring. The vehicle had not been taken to the dealer for the failure but, the dealer was contacted and advised him to bring the vehicle in for diagnosis. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage is 56,000. Updated 04/12/11 updated 04/13/11

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 012010

300C 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
When I fill up the gas tank the car stalls after 1-2 minutes. Restart and stalls again. Goes on for first 10 miles after refill. This happens after every fill up. Only way to prevent is to fill tank at 80% or less. Checked the internet (Chrysler 300C stalling) and I find several people reporting the exact same problem. Clearly a manufacturing problem that can lead to some serious accidents.

- Albany, OR, USA

problem #3

Aug 012008


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the vehicle would intermittently stall moments after being refueled. The failure occurred when the vehicle was refueled after having less than 1/2 a tank of gasoline, when driving at any speed and also when first starting the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired the VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 73,000 and the current mileage was 77,000.

- Stillwater, OK, USA

problem #2

Dec 202010

300C 8-cyl

  • 46,525 miles
After filling the gas tank the car will stall when driving. This happens for several miles and while in traffic. I have come close to getting into an accident on several occasions. I have looked on line and I am not the only person with this problem.

- Lincoln City, OR, USA

problem #1

Oct 302007


  • 37,575 miles
Vehicle stalls repeatedly after fueling for approximately 35 miles and sometimes takes several attempts to restart. This is very dangerous and frightening because it is never known when or where the vehicle will leave you disabled. My car has stalled many, many times, on the road, at intersections, in the middle of intersection, at stop lights, on railroad tracks, on freeway on ramps and off ramps, parking lots, and anywhere else it so chooses. I talked to mechanics and I have done some research on this and it seems to be a problem with the flat top fuel tank design, requiring the fuel tank to be replaced, but I have yet to receive notice from the manufacturer about a recall. Please look into this matter because I am concerned about the safety of myself, my family, and other 300C owners. Please help and thank you for your time!

- La Mirada, CA, USA

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