really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,140 miles

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2005 Chrysler 300C transmission problems

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2005 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 302014

300C 8-cyl

  • 44,240 miles


My 2005 Chrysler 300C has only 44240 miles N it and not abused since my wife and I are totally disabled VÉTÉrans with special "dv" registration so we can be driven to the VÉTÉrans hospital for medical services. On sat8/30/14 while in the garage and not being used for at least a week, my car's stick transmission shifter was stuck in park and would not allow the use or movement of the car from the garage. The usaa tow truck carrier had to drag the rear end of the car out of the garage onto the flatbed truck to take it to the Chrysler dealership in waldorf, md, where all the warranty work has been done on this car from "day one!" I was told that it was the 2 cheap plastic pink switches on the stick mechanism that had to be replaced at a charge of about $250 to me and the tow charge also and this was recurring common "problem "with the car year and reported to Chrysler as a recall. I will initiate a class action suit if necessary under 28 usc in federal district court in greenbelt, md, for redress of any costs to me. It is a safety issue since in motion, this gear shift could not respond to any change in gear in any emergency and cause the driver to panic.

- Md, MD, USA

problem #10

Jun 202011


  • 20,169 miles
Shifter-transmission part # 68091341aa broke. Therefore I could not back the car out of my garage abd had to have the car towed to the dealer. He said part is not a recalled item for my car, but it is for lots of other cars like mine, but it was not built in a defective plant!. I got charged $269.01 plus about $100 for towing costs. I also got charged another $15 for two visor clips. This is the third time they have failed.

- Sedona, AZ, USA

problem #9

Aug 042011


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the gear shift was stuck in park. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where a clip for the gear shift was replaced. The contact felt that this was a manufacturers defect because the clip was made from plastic and broke easily. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Kingston, GA, USA

problem #8

Aug 012011


  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the gear shifter would not move from park. The dealer denied any assistance with the repair to the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 82,000.

- Normal, IL, USA

problem #7

Jul 102011

300C 8-cyl

  • 124,000 miles
Chyrsler 300C 2005 model, then car was in park and would not come out of gear. The tow truck driver came and showed us how to manually get the car out of gear with the gear box off, which is only a temporary fix. The car ixs now exposed to potential thieves and the transmission will lock if not serviced.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 222011


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact was driving approximately 15 mph when the transmission failed to respond and the engine rpms began to increase rapidly. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnosis where they detected that the transmission deep stick was completely rusted and melted onto the transmission. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission) but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 47,000.

- Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 162010

300C 8-cyl

  • 92,500 miles


2005 Chrysler 300C w/ 5.7L while driving @ approx 35mph, vehicle would drop out of gear as if in neutral, check eng light came on, setting P700 & P701 plus egr prob. If car was steered to safe area and turned off then re-started, prob would momentarily resolve itself becoming intermittent @ various speeds or atmospheric conditions. R&R of egr assembly and cleaning, then clearing of codes seems to have resolved the prob. Problem started on Oct 16, 2010, repair performed on October 19, 2010 and has not returned. This could become an issue w/ other vehicles of same make & model, due to P701 is stating problem w/ transmission module.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #4

Oct 202010

300C 8-cyl

  • 81,200 miles
With no warning car will not go into reverse, car does start and wheels move but will not go into gear. Researched on line and found that several people are having this same problem. Problems with the pink release lever to get the car in gear.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 062010


  • 109,427 miles
With car started, applying brake, automatic shifter comes out of park position but will not go into any gear.

- Pacific, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 042010


  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300 C. while driving at 30 mph, the contact noticed that the vehicle would no longer accelerate. The vehicle was towed to the dealership where the contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were approximately 87,000.

- Elmherst, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 202010

300C 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated although the vehicle was parked with the engine running, it suddenly began to move in reverse and crashed through two poles, into oncoming traffic and ended up crashing into a neighbors fence. The contact sustained injuries but no police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis but the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 95,000. Updated 8/4/10 the consumer was knocked to the ground by the drivers side door when he attempted to jump in the vehicle to stop it. The consumer learned a recall had been issued for the very same problem he experienced. Recall 05V460000. Updated 08/11/10

- Bartlett, IL, USA

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