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 1 of 2)

problem #35

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

problem #34

Mar 052016


  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. While coming to a stop at slow speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted. The failure occurred multiple times after the vehicle was refueled. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. In addition, the air bag warning light illuminated. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Columbia City, IN, USA

problem #33

Dec 242015


  • 76,000 miles
Car stalls unexpected after fueling

- Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

problem #32

Dec 082015


  • 90,000 miles


While on a curvy road after dark, at 45 mph, the electrical system shut down, dash lights flashed and went off, engine died. 40 mph on a curvy road with no lights. After 20 seconds it all came back on. Had no problems for 3 months. Electrical system has momentarily shut down on 4 other occasions since then. On 12/08/15 my wife was in line at the dandridge elementary school picking up my grandson. While in car pickup line with the transmission in drive, the dash lights came on, the vehicle accelerated (surged forward) then died. Engine died 5 times before she could get it home. This would be called a near miss accident in a workplace setting.car is operating normally at this time. I held an ase master technician certification and in my opinion it is a dangerous electrical condition. I realize that someone must die in order to get this problem fixed and that is a shame.

- Dandridge, TN, USA

problem #31

Jun 012015


  • miles
My Chrysler 300C has been stalling everytime I drive it. Ive taken it to two Chrysler dealerships. One of them charged me more then $300 for nothing because they couldn't even find the problem but ended up charging me for the time. The second dealership changed my fuel tank that Chrysler gave a lifetime warranty on. It did not fix the problem. The car is still stalling at every stop I make. I think the problem isn't with the fuel tank because it did not fix the stalling issue. I think that its something to do with the wiring or computer. I also think that Chrysler should fix this issue asap. They said it was the gas tank but its clearly not. Why should I be paying thousands of dollars for a faulty problem that isnt my fault. I take care of my car and its only got 140,000km on it. Chrysler told me that it would cost thousands of dollars to find the problem. Please let me know what I should do. I think that Chrysler said it was the fuel tank because that would be a cheaper way to handle with this issue other then spending hours to find the problem. Chrysler should be fixing this problem not me. The car has died on me while making a left turn in the middle of a intersection. That is not safe and it has happened to me more then 20 times. I also feel like im damaging my car everytime I have to turn it back on. It also guzzles the gas more just by turning it back on everytime. Please get Chrysler to do something about this. If the car still has the stalling issue after getting the gas tank changed then atleast get Chrysler to find the problem at no cost to me.

- Ottawa, NY, USA

problem #30

Sep 042015


  • 105,000 miles
My car has been displaying erratic behavior for about the last seven months. The more recent problem I've experienced is that my car shuts off at a complete stop and sometimes as I'm braking to come to a stop at a light and power steering locks up as it shuts off. I feel this is extremely unsafe being I've dodged a few accidents already because of this issue. What if I'm at a light and getting ready to turn or make a U turn and it shuts off in on coming traffic, or if I'm on the highway and I have to suddenly brake and it shuts off at high speeds. I'm not sure what can be done but I hope I can get help some way, some how. I feel my life depends on it.

- Middle River, MD, USA

problem #29

Jun 162015

300C 8-cyl

  • 1,511,857 miles


What happen is that I just got the car used, had it 3 days cut the car off would not start back, I called the people who I got the car from, they came and got it, had it for three weeks, could not fix it so they send it to a dealership they had it a month and a half still didn't fix it right, they said it was fixed but was not, I picked the car up drove it home 30 minutes, got home forgot something at the store got in car would not say anything, lights and radio and still came on but car would not start, I could smell gas and they came and got the car again never mine that I had only had the car 3 days, ok they put new Cadillac converters on iti picked the car up, on my way home driving 20, car just cut off I thank god that no one hit me and it was 3 cars behind me I sat there for a minute and it started back but cut right off again, so I waited for a few more minutes, tried again, car started up and I went home cut car off, after 3 hours car was just dead would not do anything. Again call the shop, they came in picked the car up and that Aug, right now the car is in the shop, they cant seem to find out what's wrong with it, they put a lot of new parts on the car they said when they thank it is fixed they let the car run about a hour, but yet again it cuts off, something needs to be done about these cars cutting off while they are being drove, there are no recalls on these cars for that, there are many many complaints about the same thing, what is going on with Chrysler don't they know that a person can get kill driving and the car cuts off at any speed, I have my grand baby's everyday, I will never want anything to happen to them or me, all I can say is something needs to be done. Thank you

- Dyersburg, TN, USA

problem #28

Jun 082011

300C 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Yes I was driving down the road and my radio blew up and threw glass all over me and my car /I feel like I had been shot at was listening to music, then had glass flying at me. Luckily, I had my sun glasses on at the time because I had glass all over me, the front seat, and the back seat just every were in my car. Now I have an empty space were the radio goes. Someone is responsible for this if the stereo are not built better than that then why are they being put in cars now my car has a empty ugly hole because of this. Please reply with an answer. MA 10/20/15 updated 10/20/15

- Saint Paul, NE, USA

problem #27

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 #26

Feb 062015

300C 8-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
I went to warm my car at about 1:55-2:25am Friday, and a awful smell, so I yelled for help, turned the ignition off my car was now on fire. I could see the flames from the passenger side I called the police department who transferred me to fire department who asked me what happened and to stay away from the vehicle I got a cup and of water put it out. The fire department came, department came to my home inspection of the car and said do not start the vehicle have it towed away.

- Burtonsville , MD, USA

problem #25

Jan 032015

300C 8-cyl

  • 96,800 miles


I'm having the same problem with the car stalling when I fill up the gas tank all the way. It has happened numerous times and is very dangerous. I pulled out in traffic and it stalled, blocking traffic. It took several times to start again. Very dangerous. I could die. I took it to my local dealership in scottsbluff, ne and they don't see an extended lifetime warranty on the gas tank, like there is supposed to be, like it mentions on the NHTSA website.

- Gering, NE, USA

problem #24

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 #23

Oct 162014

300C 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
The engine shut off completely while driving. This caused a total loss in power steering, head lights, and anti-lock brakes. Fortunately I was on a well lit road with a long straightaway and able to muscle the car to a safe stop. Had I been a few miles farther down the road I would have been on a winding road with no street lights. It would have certainly caused a major accident. I took the car into a mechanic and they found nothing wrong with it.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #22

Sep 172014

300C 8-cyl

  • 109 miles
I was on a major highway with my family in the car. I was going 40mph when the car completely shut off! I thought we were doomed.its already been to 3 shops. Two of those were Chrysler dealerships. No one knows the problem. I only had this car for a short period of time and im scared to drive it. I took on a major problem and no one "Chrysler" wants to help. This is not a problem I created its a global problem. It needs to be addressed now!what's my next step?

- Asbury Park, NJ, USA

problem #21

Sep 152014


  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost power and stalled. The steering wheel seized and the brakes became very difficult to operate. After ten minutes, the contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 109,000.

- Asbury Park, NJ, USA

problem #20

Aug 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
The car randomly stalls out and sometimes while driving at highway speeds all the lights will briefly flash on in the dash, immediate loss of power and violent bucking. This is ridiculous! it happens all the time. This is not the full fuel tank stalling issue. I already had the tank replaced. This happens at wot or at idle or in between. This car is unsafe to drive. I have no confidence in the car anymore. I still love this car, but I'm considering going on a crusade against Chrysler unless they do something immediately to fix this. Read the forums - many people are having the same issues with the 6.1L and 5.7L engines. No one knows what to do. Please help!!!

- Hampton Bays, Ny, NY, USA

problem #19

Apr 162013


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that whenever she added fuel to the vehicle it failed to start. The contact was driving 45 mph, the vehicle decelerated and stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing and they were unable to determine the cause of failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. The current mileage was 60,000.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #18

Feb 042014

300C 8-cyl

  • 80,146 miles
After fueling vehicle, vehicle stalls and takes a minute to restart. This complaint is entered multiple times under PE13-016 and Chrysler isn't meeting its obligations.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #17

Apr 132014

300C 8-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
I had just filled up the tank and pulled across the street and into a parking lot. As I was pulling into a parking spot the car died. I was able to get it restarted after about three attempts. After leaving the store I drove home and it died on me at the end on the parking lot as I was pulling into traffic. It died once more as I was driving through a residential area at approx. 25 mph. After I got it home, I allowed it to idle in the driveway for about 5 minutes with no problem. After eating dinner I took it for a drive and it happened again at an intersection. It died and took about five attempts to get it restarted. Updated 10/1/2014

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #16

Jan 012014

300C 8-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
Car stalls when idle, car stalls when at low speed, car stalls when starting to drive (at low speeds), all power/electric cuts out intermittently while in motion.

- Riverview, FL, USA

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