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 1 of 3)

problem #55

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 #54

Sep 112015

300C 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
My 2005 300C stalls while in motion and when stopped at a traffic signal after filling up the gas tank, and is exhibiting problems similar to those described in your PE13016 report which covers a recall of 2006 Chrysler 300cs which have the same 19 gallon tank as my car. This is a dangerous condition that continues to occur. How can I get the car repaired (which it sounds like involves fuel tank replacement) by Fiat Chrysler at no charge to me? please respond, thank you

- Stewartstown, PA, USA

problem #53

Jan 192015

300C 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
This has happened four times in the last 2 months. I refuel the car. The car starts fine. Leaving the gas station I slow down before entering traffic. The engine stalls. I restart the engine fine. I pull out of the gas station and if I make a left turn, and apply the brakes after entering the turn, the car stalls. The car always restarts fine. However, the car will then stall at an idle condition, as when waiting for a light to turn green. After a few restarts, or prolonged driving, the condition goes away. However, it scares my wife silly. I just read the NHTSA action number PE13016 and I am taking this car to linwood Chrysler this Tuesday. Thank you for your assistance. I just wanted to let you know that there are others like myself, and to let you know my personal experience. By the way, when the car stalls in traffic, it is very dangerous.

- Ledbetter, KY, USA

problem #52

Oct 102014


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the gear shifter became stuck in park. In addition, the contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #51

Oct 012011

300C 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
After refueling I pulled up to a stop light. I was turning right. I stopped because the light was red. A car was traveling in the direction I was headed, but was about hundred yards away. I made the right turn and immediately my car began to chug then just stalled out. I was dead in the street. I attempted to start the car to avoid a near collision, but it would not start. The car that I had pulled in front of eventually made it to where I was at and swerved to avoid the collision. After several (3) attempts at starting the vehicle; it started. When I came to a complete stop at the next stop light it happened again. Chugging then stalled out. This time im getting honked at by the people behind me to go at the green light. I ended up holding traffic up until the next green light. I contacted Chrysler and let them know about the issue to see if any recalls existed on what seemed to be a recurring issue with 2005-2006 300C models. Chrysler said they were aware of the issue, but because the vehicle is out of warranty I would have to pay full price for the tank removal and replacement. The estimate was over $1200. I expressed my safety concern, but was again told there was nothing they could do. I am late on the reporting because I did not know of the NHTSA until a coworker mentioned it.

- Santee, CA, USA

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problem #50

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 #49

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 #48

Oct 122012

300C 8-cyl

  • 36,500 miles
I pulled into a bp gas station to purchase fill up. After fill up I proceeded down the street and came to a red light, waited for green light, but didn't notice car had shut down. People behind honking because I had not moved. Cranked up again, car moved a little. So two young men got out and pushed me out of the street as I was literally a sitting duck in the street. I called someone to come and check it out and he drove it home, but it stopped on him three times before he got it home. Needless to say this has been and ongoing process for me since October 12, 2012. I have found out that as long as I do not fill it to the top it is okay and will cooperate. This is no way to use a car. I do not know if there was a recall but I know I never receive notification of one. I currently have 42141 miles on my car so it is hardly driven and I expected this to be my last car purchase with gas issues such as this who knows. When I get gas now I have to drive like a bat out of hell to get it home before it cuts off. I can only be thankful that I was not merging onto the expressway; I could have been hit, injured or killed. What are my recourses at this late date. Is recall still available. Pissed off 300C owner.

- Maywood, IL, USA

problem #47

Nov 152013

300C 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
After filling up the gas tank I was driving on the highway. Traffic was heavy and speed was reduced to about 20 mph. While exiting the highway the car started to spurt and then shut off and the steering wheel locked. I was able to put the car in park and restart the vehicle but once it slowed down again the car shut off. I was nearly rear-ended but fortunately the truck behind me stopped in time. This only happens when the tank is full so once there is only about 3/4 of a tank full the shut downs cease. Does it take fatal accidents like what GM had before Chrysler issues a recall?

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #46

Jun 162010

300C 8-cyl

  • 76,500 miles
Filled up gas tank and was leaving station and car stalled out. Restarted and proceeded on busy roadway, the car stalled again. Vehicle behind me was not expecting me to stop in middle of road. No accident occurred. This is a known problem with the 300C's of this year (2005). I found this to be avoidable by filling the tank to only 3/4. there is a warranty extension plan for the 2006 with this issue but not the 2005 model. I visited the dealer and the service manager has never heard of this being problem for 300C's. my car has cut out in several dangerous situations and continues to be dangerous for me and my family. Please help.

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

problem #45

May 152012

300C 8-cyl

  • 142,000 miles


After I fill up my car's gas tank and drive away, the car will stall at the first several intersections I reach. Eventually it runs fine " until it's time to fill up the car again, at which time the cycle repeats. My car has cut out in several dangerous situations; only luck has prevented me from having a potentially serious accident. I read many other 300C owners describing the same problem. Why is this not being addressed with a recall"

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #44

Apr 112011

300C 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
After fill up, the car stalls at slow speed 3 - 4 times before staying running. This has happened for several years not dependent on type of gas, weather, overfill, etc. Very dangerous. Consequently we only fill the car to 3/4 full.

- Syracuse, IN, USA

problem #43

Apr 042014

300C 8-cyl

  • 132,145 miles
Filled up gas tank and was leaving station and car stalled out. Restarted and proceeded onto Suburban main artery and as accelerating from traffic light, the car stalled again. Vehicle behind me was not expecting me to stop in middle of road and crashed into the read of my car. Damage to both bumper covers, but neither vehicle was undriveable as the speed was very slow. This is a known problem with the 300C's of this year and is avoidable by filling the tank to only 3/4 or so. This time it was filled by the station attendant to the pump click shut off (like you'd fill the tank of a normal car). There is a warranty extension plan for the 2006 with this issue but it seems that the 2005 model is not included. The dealer service manager has never heard of this being a problem.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #42

Mar 242014

300C 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The vehicle keeps stalling and it seems directly related to when I fill up the vehicle with gas. I have a 19 gallon fuel tank. Every time a fill the vehicle, it continues to stall (even at 60 mph) until the gas starts to empty out of the tank. As the gas empties, it stalls less and less. As soon as I refill, the problem starts all over again. I heard this year of vehicle is having issues with the fuel tank multifunctional control valve, which seems to exactly correlate with the issue that I am having. I just purchased this vehicle from a used auto dealer.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #41

Jun 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
The car repeatedly stalls after a fill up. This will repeat itself several times during the first few miles before it stops. If I don't fill the tank all the way up it will not stall. This has caused a couple close calls (turning in front of oncoming traffic) and short, temporary traffic delay while I restart.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #40

Nov 052010

300C 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
After filling the car up with the correct gasoline the car stalled and turned completely off after sputtering for the next ten miles or so. Upon starting it up it takes time for the transmission to engage. Since that time it has stalled every time for the next ten miles or so after fueling. It has shut completely off once while turning in an intersection. This is a very dangerous situation as there is no warning as to when it will happen only an expectation that it will happen after every refueling. I note that there was a recall for the same car for the same reason but a year younger - 2006. I have the same problem and it is very very dangerous. What can I do?

- West Olive, MI, USA

problem #39

Feb 012010

300C 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When I completely fill my gas tank, my car will stall for the first couple miles at idle speeds. So every time I stop at a light, I basically have to restart my car for a mile or two until some gas is used. Sometimes, I have to take the key out completely and restart the car as the car won't go into gear (ie: The gears need to reset). This problem was occurring periodically while the care was still under warranty, but they couldn't figure it out. For the past several years, it does it every time I fill the tank completely with gas. I have a son and daughter that are starting to drive this year, and it makes me nervous to let them drive this car. There should have been a recall long ago as there are many other owners experiencing the same problem. I was also wondering, if I pay the $1,500 to put in a new gas tank and there ultimately is a recall, will I be able to get reimbursed? that would be very useful information. Thank you.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #38

Apr 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Car stalls when coming to a stop, hard to restart only after fill up at gas station with full tank of gas, reaches 3/4 tank of gas car runs fine.

- Riverside, CT, USA

problem #37

Jun 072013


  • 141,984 miles
After filling up the gas tank, and when leaving the gas station, as I'm slowing down to pull out into traffic the engine stalls. This only happens after a fill up of half a tank or more. Does not happen when I top off tank when I'm down to 3/4 tank. I get the car restarted and pull out but it feels like the engine is missing. When I start slowing down for a stop, the car will stall again. This happens anywhere from 2 to 4 times. The check engine light does not come on and there are no codes stored. The car has 155000 miles on it, and this started happing about a year ago. It only did it one time then maybe a month later it did it again. It wasn't doing all the time then but now it's getting to the point that it does it at every fill up. At first I thought maybe I got some bad gas, but I've read where other 300C owners are having the same problem. Chrysler knows about this and Chrysler should be fixing this problem free of charge.

- Cridersville, OH, USA

problem #36

Jan 032011

300C 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
Car stalls about 1 mile after filling up with gas. Has stalled going low and high speeds, leaving me with very little control of the vehicle.a mechanic recommended that I fill up before its under half full but that doesn't seem to help any. Now I fill up before I go into a nearby grocery store and afterwards I start the car a few times and it seems to prevent it from stalling. Last week my husband decided to drive it to work (long drive) and didn't take my advice during fill up and it stalled shortly after getting on the highway.

- Skiatook, OK, USA

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