hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,297 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300C electrical problems

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2006 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Jan 192014

300C 8-cyl

  • 82,300 miles


Car stalled multiple times on road after I filled the tank; to date dealership has replaced canister and purge valve, replace oxygen filter, and is now recommending replacing fuel tank.

- Bound Brook, NJ, USA

problem #14

Dec 132013

300C 8-cyl

  • 97,785 miles
Our Chrysler 300C had begun to stall out while driving with more than 3/4 tank of gas. We began to limit the amount of gas to never fill more than 3/4 tank. This lasted for approximately 6 months. In Dec, 2013 the vehicle began to stall at other times. I had between 1/4 to 1/2 in the tank when we were driving at approx 45mph when the vehicle began to stall then restart at first. Then it stalled entirely several times that evening as we tried to make it home. I had my 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters with me at the time. The next morning I took the vehicle to local dlr, lee Chrysler, were I purchased the vehicle. The vehicle stalled on me 3 times while I was trying to make it the 3 miles. The dealer had the car until 12-16-2013 when they advised that the proportional valve/purge vale needed replaced and that all of the updates to the system needed to be made. The total of this attempt to repair was $379.45. The car immediately began to stall again so I returned it. They kept the car for approximately two weeks with their computer hooked up to it then advised that the PCM needed replaced this repair cost a total of $1,018.61. The car was on empty so he offered to stop for gas. He filled the tank up then pulled out to 5 lanes of traffic and stalled. The vehicle would not restart for several attempts. I called the dealer and they wrecker after the vehicle. They had the car for one night and called us to pick up and run the gas out to 1/4tank. We were told it would not stall again because they had disconnected the emissions system. While I was driving the car on a very busy 7 lane hwy with my daughter and 3 month old granddaughter the car came to a dead stop in 40mph traffic. I was terrified but was able to get the vehicle to the center lane. They have now called and advised another sensor must be replaced. Someone is going to get injured or killed in this car.

- Shalimar, FL, USA

problem #13

Mar 022013

300C 8-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
While driving the car abruptly stalls as if someone just turned the ignition off. And it is not a good feeling when you have to maneuver three lanes without power steering or brakes. The car must be stopped completely turn the ignition off and then back on to get the car going till it stalls again 6 times tonight just to drive 10 miles to get home. No warning you can be going 65 miles an hour or 5 and then without warning it just shuts down. This has happened 5 times in the last year the dealer keeps saying they fixed it but no here it is again stalling out less than a week from being at the dealers. Some times less than a day after they have had it. Why cant Chrysler fix their own cars they act like they don't know what to do. It seems not to be a mechanical problem it runs great no sputtering or jerking just driving along and electronically it just shuts down. They have replaced a multitude of sensors and the PCM the tcm and some parts I cant even name and each time they say its fixed and each time it does the same thing again. I have spent thousands of dollars, lost time at work I cant drive my car with the feeling of safety or security. The stress levels in my family are sky high. What is it going to take for Chrysler to fix their own car people are being treated unfairly and unjustly by this car and company. Please if they cant fix their own car who can? we as consumer's are being unfairly victimized please help.

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #12

Dec 012013


  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that upon starting, the contact heard a pop as all of the electronic components failed. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that the battery had failed. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle suddenly stalled after refueling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 92,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #11

Sep 182013


  • 69,899 miles
Driving down road car engine will cut out may restart some times, or stall and have to restart manually, check engine light came on took to local dealership put on computer said that it just sent basic code have had car for over 3 month returned car said there was nothing wrong next day driving car did same thing 4 times more on me engine light on again said same code now have had car for another month saying that they can not duplicate problem.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #10

Nov 112013

300C 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
For the past several months, every time I fill up with gas, my car dies several times before I get home, which is about 5 miles from the gas station. Sometimes it will speed up without me pushing the accelerator just before it dies. It dies before I get out of the gas station, sometimes. Other times it dies as I pull to a stop at the light 1,000 feet from the gas station. The most recent occurrence was 2 days ago. I've had it to the dealership service department twice for this, but they can't find anything wrong. The fill up before this last one, I only filled the tank half full, and it didn't die, so it must be something to do with filling it all the way up. I don't top the tank off, either.

- Parkville, MO, USA

problem #9

Oct 212010

300C 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


Vehicle has had 3 incidents of engine stalling. 1st was early morning after being driven only.7 miles. Next was 11/5/2013 after filling up on way home. Car died at stop sign. Next was 11/6/2013 after being driven less then a mile. Car restarted after each incident.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 122013


  • 61,000 miles
Purchased car used and within 24 hours had car stall on me totaling about 6 times now within 2 weeks. It has stalled everywhere from highway speeds to idling and while in reverse. Car starts back up without problem if put in neutral or park. Have had fuel injectors cleaned, new spark plugs ( manufacturer suggested copper) and all new ignition coils. Dealership said the stalling was caused by old spark plugs and worn ignition coils but continues to stall after all of these were replaced. It doesn't seem to matter what speed I am going, but seems to stall more when I reach around a quarter tank of gas. The car has stalled on me several times in traffic and while entering and exiting highway. I do not feel it is safe to drive especially with kids and family in the car, there is no warning of stall and is very unpredictable.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 222013

300C 8-cyl

  • 119,000 miles
My 2006 Chrysler 300C (hemi 5.7) will stall at low speeds or when stopped at a traffic light. The car does restart. At higher speeds (e.g, , 60mph), the vehicle will exhibit a sudden loss of power (drop in rpms, followed by a chime sound) as if the engine is about to stall, before reaccelerating again. The stalling/loss of power issue does not occur all the time. Sometimes, the car will operate as long as a day or two without incident. The dealer performed a complete system diagnostic - retrieved code PO700 - related to loss of communication with PCM to multiple modules. (they may have been old stored codes.) then, they cleared the codes, road tested the car, but could not replicate the problem. The dealer returned the car and asked me to monitor it. They indicated that if the issue re-occurs, the vehicle will possibly need a PCM or ignition switch. My impression is that they are guessing at what the issue may be. The day after the car was returned to me, the same sudden stalling/loss of power issues recurred although the engine diagnostic light has not come on. I will be returning the car to the dealer, even though they have not been able to pinpoint the problem to date. I am very concerned about the sudden stalling and loss of power. This is a very serious safety issue that can result in an accident. I am married with a 9 month old baby.

- Lynn, MA, USA

problem #6

Jul 052011

300C 8-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Most of the time, the engine will stall at a stop with all gauges dropping to zero. This also happens when the car is moving down the roadway. Engine does not start smoothly. Most times it takes at least two attempts to start it. Sometimes upon restart the gauges remain at zero. Upon start, engine will run for a brief time and will run maybe 1 block or so before stalling again. It will run without incident until the next episode. There may be a spread of 3 to 4 weeks between incidents. Sometimes the engine speed jumps up without accelerator input making the car leap forward. This has happened once to me. Sometimes when the engine is restarted and put into gear, the transmission does not engage immediately, but after a very brief delay causing a "jump" into gear when it does engage. The esp bas light comes on a majority of the time this happens. Sometimes the gauges all drop to zero while the car is running. Almost always, I can feel in the running of the engine that something is not quite (almost imperceptive missing) right before this happens. I took the car to a Chrysler dealership immediately after this happened and asked them to read the codes. They told me many codes had been recorded.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 122013

300C 8-cyl

  • 20,500 miles


Vehicle stalled once while driving about 20 miles an hour then once while starting from a stop sign, it shut off all systems.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 122012

300C 8-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
Our 2006 Chrysler 300C dies after fueling the gas tank to full. It has died in intersections were we have almost been run into and in turns where is locks up and there is no power anything and have almost crashed. We have taken it to the dealership and continuously pay money to fix what they think it is and now for the third time they are asking for almost 1800 dollars to replace the tank. I can definitely see how this is a major problem and a huge safety issue.

- Austin , TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 232010


  • 80,000 miles
In Dec 09 my car began to stall at low speeds such as approaching lights and making turns. I took it into my local dealer that has performed all work on my car and they said it was a computer update. In June 2010 my car started doing the same thing - cutting off at slow speeds and making turns. I took it in once again and they could not reproduce the problem so they had no fix for it. I researched through forums and found many other Chrysler 300 owners that complain of the same issue, yet no one seems to know what is causing it. At that point I went to the service manager because I just could not drive my car away knowing the dangers of it stalling in traffic and not cranking. He made some calls after looking at the information that I had found in my research and decided to change the ignition coils to see if that may alleviate the problem. I picked my car up approximately the end of June 2010 after 2 weeks of being in the shop and being advised that the problem may not be resolved as they didn't know what the issue was exactly and although my warranty expires in July, they would still honor it if the stalling occurs again. On Aug 24,2010 it stalled once again at an intersection and would not crank back up this time. I had it pushed out of the line of traffic and towed to the dealer once again - warranty expired this time of course - they are now saying it cannot be the same issue because this time it did not crank back up, which I am working with Chrysler on this issue, but, something has to be done to make Chrysler find the issue that is causing this stalling as it can become a tragedy if it should stall in the line of traffic and after all the research I did - its obvious that it is a problem with at least this make and model because I found many who complained of the exact same thing with no one being able to explain why it is happens or any remedy to fix it. I cannot understand why Chrysler is not making this more public considering the dangers of it.

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 072010


  • miles
I own a Chrysler 2006 300 C I can not drive it at night because the lights keep going off I believe its in the headlight assembly or ballast.

- Warrenton, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 222009


  • 38,000 miles
All of the warning lights begin flashing on and off, and the instrument gauges won't work (speedometer, fuel level, etc), and the headlights tail lights and brake lights stop working.

- Centereach, NY, USA

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