hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,971 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300C drivetrain problems

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2006 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #70

Jan 052017


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the gear shift failed to switch from the park position. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000.

- Berkeley, CA, USA

problem #69

Dec 012015


  • 89,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer several times for repairs; however, the failure recurred a month later. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 89,500.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #68

Oct 252016


  • 92,000 miles
Cannot move shift from park position

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #67

Jul 102016


  • 109,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the transmission failed to switch from the park position. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission shift gear interlock lever failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 109,000. Updated 10/05/16

- Saunderstown, RI, USA

problem #66

Feb 202016


  • miles
Car randomly stalls, at any speed, dash lights flash on and off, wipers turn on by them self, horn sounds by itself. Had it at the dealership for 2 months, had at sometimes 40+ codes come up on the computer. Changed multiply modules they cant figure it out

- Castleton, VT, USA

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problem #65

Apr 052016


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact could not shift the vehicle out of the park position. The contact notified the manufacturer. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the brake inner lock return spring hook fractured. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Eads, CO, USA

problem #64

Oct 162005


  • 1 miles


After filling gas tank car would shut off while driving and I would lose control of car to stear. After sat all car would start and drive ok. Danger is when car stalls on the road while driving. This happened several times, could not fill tank up.

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #63

Jun 262015


  • 93,050 miles
Vehicle stalled out at about 5 mph. Next day vehicle stalled out at 65 mph on interstate. Very dangerous situation. Repair facility could find no problem, had expensive major tuneup, but problem still exists.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #62

Jun 042015


  • 60,000 miles
The floor shifter is stuck in park an hour away from home. There is actually a recall on this problem (Chrysler customer satisfaction notification K39 transmission shifter interlock lever) that includes my model and year, but not my specific vehicle. The VIN numbers of vehicles that qualify for free replacement are apparently too selective, judging by the number of complaints online of like vehicles that have experienced the same problem. Why limit the recall to specific VIN numbers, when even Chrysler has identified that there is a range of vehicles that could, and actually are incurring the problem, but are not being covered?

- Clear Spring, MD, USA

problem #61

Apr 012014

300C 8-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
The 300 had a recall on the fuel tank, which was replaced January 2015 by tate in frederick md. Since then the stalling issue has gotten worse. I took the car to tate 4 times, and was told 4 different diagnostics. 1= transmission, 2= battery, 3=plugs & coils, 4=canister for extra fuel. I replaced the spark plugs & coils. Which didn't correct the issue. I took it to a 2nd dealer. Darcar's in rockville md and they are now telling me that its the transmission control module & power control module. My car no matter if there is a full tank or a 1/4 of tank stalls when I am at idle. It can stall once or the max is 9 times. I have a 1 1/2 year old & 5 year old which is a safety issue. I found this forum, which are other people having the same issue & different dealers are throwing different parts. I don't think the replacement of the fuel tank corrected this true issue. Can you please help me with discovering the true cause and making the cars safe for the drivers and passengers?

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #60

Mar 042015


  • 149,325 miles


I was driving my car to work and I stopped at a stop sign. I made an attempt to make a smooth merge into traffic but my car made little effort to move. I stepped on the gas and it struggled to speed forward as if it was stuck in a high gear. In order to get the transmission to shift again, I had to pull over, turn off my vehicle, and turn it back on. After work, a similar issue rose. I was in stop and go traffic and when I hit the gas to move forward, it struggled until the vehicle gained speed of about 10mph, then it picked up speed as normal as if it was stuck in 2nd gear. When I got home, my engine temperature reached 217 which is well above normal. The car isn't giving me a code so I can know what exactly needs to be fixed.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #59

Sep 242014


  • 70,331 miles
After fueling (filling) our 2006 300C the car was started successfully. After engaging the transmission and pulling away from the pump the engine suddenly stalled. After letting the car sit for a few minutes, the car successfully restarted and continued to run. This has happened a couple times a month since the first incident.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #58

Dec 122014

300C 8-cyl

  • 132,824 miles
After fueling my car to full tank capacity (93 octane as always) I pulled out of the gas station and slowed down to stop at a red light (traveling at less than 10 mph). The engine stalled as I came to a full stop. I placed the transmission in park and re-started the engine. Engine started fine and I drove for about 5 miles with no further issue. Note: Check engine light did not come on and all other dash indications were normal. After parking the vehicle I inspected the gas cap and verified that it was secured tight and not loose. Also checked under the fuel tank and engine compartment for anything out of the ordinary. Did not see or smell anything obvious.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #57

Sep 142014

300C 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
It is extremely difficult to put shifter into park. It is usually stuck between R and P. I am required to forcefully pull shifter into neutral to start. This car has been plagued with some type of electrical issue that I have spent nearly $1000 trying to determine. I am unaware if the problem is related, but my concern is when it appears to be in park, the backup light are on. I can push the shift to put into park. I have removed the shroud in hopes to figure it out. This car is a pain.

- Delano, MN, USA

problem #56

Oct 182014

300C 8-cyl

  • 69,362 miles
I stopped at an rr crossing to wait for the train to pass by shutting down the engine to decrease pollution. The vehicle restarted but I was unable to shift from park to drive and I was stalled in the middle of the road. Being locked in park, I could not even be pushed out of traffic.after checking the internet this is a well known problem with this make & model and certain VIN's have been recalled to correct by Chrysler. There are thousands more on the road that did not fall under the recall but are experiencing the same safety problem. Sitting in your driveway and not being able to move the vehicle is one thing, sitting in the middle of the road as I was is an entirely different situation. All vehicles of this make & model need to be recalled immediately!

- Canyon Lake, TX, USA

problem #55

Sep 182014


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300 C. the contact stated that the gear shifter lever became stuck in park. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the transmission shifter assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #54

Jun 302014


  • 94,000 miles
Walked out of the house to go to work. Car started fine but could not get it out of park. Got online found out their was a recall and this is a common problem. Called the dealership and they said my car is not under the recall. Now the dealership wants to charge me 350 to replace the shifter but its only a small part. If this is common why are all the cars on this recall?

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #53

Jun 262014


  • 181,500 miles
Park lock out failed. Unable to shift out of park.[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Nottingham, MD, USA

problem #52

Jun 102014

300C 8-cyl

  • 93,235 miles
Vehicle will not shift out of park. Vehicle will start normally, however the console mounted automatic shifter will not shift out of park. Problem appears to be with the pink plastic transmission shift interlock latch. The tab that is connected to the return spring fails and does not allow the transmission to shift out of park. This was discussed with local service department and they acknowledged this has happened to other vehicles. An internet research has indicated this to be a wide spread problems for 2005-2007 Chrysler, Dodge vehicles to the extent that there is an after-marked aluminum part to resolve the issue. If the issue is sufficient to warrant an after-marked part to be created it is serious enough to warrant investigation and consideration for a recall.

- Harmony, PA, USA

problem #51

May 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • miles
The car stalls randomly. There seem to be two scenarios when the stalls occur. One scenario is at idle (less than 1000 RPM). The car will just stall at a red light, at a stop sign, a rolling stop, when driving at very low speeds, etc. The other scenario is at wot. All the dash light S flash on and off quickly, the car lurches violently, loss of power, occasional stall. These two situations may or not be related to each other. I have had the fuel tank replaced already because of the stalling that was occurring after fuel fill up. That took care of that specific stalling scenario. There still remain these two stalling scenarios. They are very well documented in the online forums. Many drivers are experiencing the same symptoms. It seems to be happening to all 5.7 and 6.1 hemis in the 300S, chargers, challengers and Jeep. No dealers can find a definitive solution. I and many others love our cars, but this is just unacceptable. We don't want to give up on Chrysler, we just want a solution. This is a very dangerous situation. Our cars are stalling randomly. This is similar to the GM stalling debacle. Please help us prevent a Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep debacle. By the way, thank you for your work in helping to find a solution on the fuel fill stalling issue. The lifetime fuel tank replacement was an adequate solution. I must note to you that included in the fix was a statement saying that "this did not represent a dangerous or life-threatening situation." I disagree 100%. I almost died a few times due to the random stalling after fuel fill. We all know the dangers of random stalling - just ask GM car owners.

- Elmhurst, NY, USA

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