hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,118 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300C engine problems

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2006 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments (Page 10 of 10)

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problem #18

May 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles


I had just refueled at the quick trip left the station and within one mile experienced the vehicle's engine cutting off and on. The tachometer would show that the engine was going from 2000 RPM's to 1000 this happened maybe 5 times in a one minute span and then quit.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #17

Nov 012012

300C 8-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
Many multiple incidents - after filling fuel tank, engine will stall multiple times shortly afterwards and is difficult to re-start. This happens even if care is taken to avoid "topping off" tank. At times the engine has even stalled during fueling once tank is near full, before pump clicks off. Must drive with gas cap removed for it to start and run at all for many miles before it behaves normally again, and even with gas cap removed it still will come near stalling at times.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #16

Apr 152012

300C 8-cyl

  • 86,500 miles
After refueling, my Chrysler 300srt 2006 6.1 liter V-8 engine stalled while traveling through town. It restarted quickly and I continued my travel. Within 1 mile, the vehicle stalled again and restarted quickly. I have not had any other incident as of 5/5/13. I am concerned after reading an article in the paper regarding this problem with other Chrysler products of the same year and similar models. I travel the interstates often and refuel during my travel and I am extremely concerned that my car will stall on the interstate while traveling 65 mph surrounded by other cars. I have reported this problem to my Chrysler dealer and understand there is an ongoing investigation. I can only pray that the underlying problem is discovered quickly before there are any crashes with or without injuries. Is there anything else I need to do?

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #15

May 112011


  • 66,000 miles


After filling the gas tank the vehicle is prone to stall. This can happen at random times and speeds. If you only fill the tank up 3/4 of the way it seems to alleviate the problem. No trouble codes are set. After stalling the vehicle can sometimes be restarted immediately, other times it might have to sit for 5 minutes.

- Broadview Hts, OH, USA

problem #14

Oct 202011

300C 8-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
Engine stalls at least once after refueling. The dealer replaced the fuel-line purge valve last year, but it didn't fix the problem. I was told on several occasions that it was bad gas that was causing the problem, but I've tried using several brands of fuel without any luck. I don't drive the vehicle that much, but I have had a few near accidents because the engine accelerates before shutting off.

- Athens, TN, USA

problem #13

Feb 162011

300C 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The first time I had this problem, I filled up my car after a trip, and upon leaving the gas station my engine stalled and the car would not come back on. I could not get the car to crank and when the engine did come on once the rpms would not settle and they kept dipping to almost zero before the engine cut off. I had the car towed to a repair shop where they were unable to fix the issue. I've had this happen about five times and I finally had one repair shop tell me to not fill my gas tank up all the way and it should prevent the cut offs. I then failed an emissions test and had to have my gas cap replaced. I thought that this had solved the problem so I tried to fill the tank up all the way again and it immediately cut off after starting it up. I was able to rev the engine and use up some of the gas and managed to get the car home with the rpms constantly dipping almost to zero. The car cut out at a stop light and I then had to get it started again after sitting in the intersection stalled. I've had my car inspected by two Chrysler dealers, a few independent repair shops, and also a Nissan dealer where I know the head mechanic. The only answers I've gotten were that it is a faulty O2 sensor and needs a new gas tank.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #12

Jun 162007

300C 8-cyl

  • 400 miles


We were driving cross country from Michigan to Texas on the highway. We were in the middle lane going 65 miles per hour. The car stalled and it wouldn't start up again. My husband couldn't control the car. He put the flashers on. Fortunately no one hit us. Cars started driving around us. He was finally able to start the car. We had the kids in the car and it felt like we were stalled forever. We were afraid for the rest of the 2 day drive. I went straight to the Chrysler dealership the next day after getting back from the trip. They checked the car and said that they couldn't get the car to stall, so they said they couldn't do anything. It had stalled again the following year.

- Austin , TX, USA

problem #11

Nov 222012


  • 135,483 miles
Trouble with engine stalling. It happens after the car is driven for a whole or filled full with gas. I have been driving several times in the middle of traffic and the car turns off. Sometimes it will immediately restart and other times it takes several attempts to restart it. When it stalls out, the automatic steering also locks up causing the car to be difficult to maneuver. This has occurred several times not just once.... one time was after being on interstate for a couple hours, as soon as we pulled off the car kept cutting off. It has been cared for and is properly maintenance. On some occasions, I have even had to disconnect the battery to reset the computer for it to start. The problem has become more frequent other the months.

- Lake Park, GA, USA

problem #10

Nov 172012


  • 98,000 miles
Car stalled multiple times after filling gas tank. Has happened on an occasional basis, each time after filling the gas tank.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #9

Mar 092013

300C 8-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
I was driving along @ 45mph approaching a stop light and the 5.7L hemi engine started to make a noise that sounded like something got stuck in the fan. Upon further investigation the problem was in the left bank cylinder head. After removing the head and inspecting the valve seats no# 1 intake valve seat was missing. After taking a closer look at the valve seats it was noticed that small bits and pieces were crumbling off of the other seats. Following this I have done some research on this problem and find it to be quite common with the 5.7 engine. The main safety problem here is that if one loses a valve seat then a valve can potentially be lost and cause catastrophic engine failure. At highway speeds this could be a very bad thing. There are two problems here. Chrysler is using a compressed medal valve seat that does not hold up under the stress of the engine as it ages and the second is that the valve seat is not sunk deep enough into the head I.e. the head does not have enough gripping surface to hold the valve seat in place. And yes I am an engineer!

- New Market, AL, USA

problem #8

Mar 042013

300C 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles


Catastrophic engine failure upon vehicle start. Engine threw a connecting rod due to connecting rod bearing failure. This mechanical failure resulted in complete loss of mobility and power. Were this to happen in motion it would result in loss of propulsion, brakes and steering, presenting an immediate safety hazard to the driver of the vehicle and other drivers in the immediate vicinity. This defect has been acknowledged by both the dealer reps and various independent mechanics leading to the belief that this problem is widespread, and is becoming more apparent as this flawed mechanical component / design reaches the end of its life expectancy. Strongly request further investigation or correlation of similar incidents / complaints.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 102013

300C 8-cyl

  • 37,250 miles
After filling the fuel tank the engine will stall when stopping for a light or when first leaving the light. It will also jerk while driving.this happens until the fuel level goes down. It did not do this when first purchased. Now it happens every time the tank is filled. If the car stalls while driving the steering and brakes become difficult to use. There are many reports online about this same problem. Chrysler does not claim to know anything about this at the dealer. Someone will get hurt or worse if this problem is not addressed. Thank you

- Minden, NV, USA

problem #6

Mar 072007


  • 193 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without any warnings. The contact mentioned that the failure recently started to occur after refueling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they would contact him at a later date. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 193 and the current mileage was 36,000.

- Laurel , MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 012012


  • 63,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that while at a traffic stop, the check engine warning light illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred numerous times and while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that there was a possible PCM failure. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact to have the vehicle examined by the dealer. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that all of the parts that caused the check engine warning light to illuminate would need to be replaced before the PCM could be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 63,500.

- Torrington, CT, USA

problem #4

Sep 242012

300C 8-cyl

  • 42,659 miles
The car will hesitate and stall unexpectedly. It seems to occur only immediately after refueling. I have had the car die as I am crossing busy intersections. After driving a few miles, the problem seems to go away. Internet chatter seems to indicate a bad evap. Solenoid/canister or from a vent valve sensor inside the tank that is causing the problem and the tank would have to be replaced. A costly fix. This can be quite dangerous as the car will hesitate and stall even at highway speeds. It seems that this is a fairly common problem. I asked my local Chrysler dealer assistant manager if he had ever heard of this problem and he said no, and also checked for any existing Chrysler service bulletins on this subject and found none.

- Titusville, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 022012


  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostics where the technician stated that the piston had detached from the engine and the engine would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 222012

300C 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The other day I got off work and drove off fine. I went to the bank and used the drive through because I had pulled in a little to far away from the window I put the car in park and reached out. After my transaction was done, I tried to put the car in drive and it was stuck in park. It would not budge. I googled the problem and found that many many people have had this same issue. The internet suggested pushing a pink override button which I did but it did not work. It stated that there was another button to push if that didn't work but that required taking the whole shift gear apart. None the less, had to call a tow and the guy informed that this was a problem with Chrysler 300. I have also had a problem with the car stalling when making right turns?? I have only had this car a year. Low miles when I bought it. I just knew there was a recall on this and to my surprise there is not. So its sitting at the Chrysler dealership and I can't imagine what my repair bill is going to be for something that Chrysler should fix.

- Hattiesburg, MS, USA

problem #1

Feb 012012


  • 57,500 miles
The engine will stall after every fill-up. It stalls within 15 seconds after starting it up at the gas station. It will then stall repeatedly at intersections and every time the car comes to a stop. In addition, it has stalled while making right hand turns and misfires and stumbles while at speed. The stalling/misfiring episodes do not occur once 2-3 gallons of gas have been consumed. This situation is extremely dangerous as I have been nearly rear ended as traffic started to pull away from a green light, and also stalled at intersections while making right turns. The Chrysler dealer said nothing was wrong since they didn't find any codes or tsb's regarding this problem. I have taken the car to an independent garage and they found a lot of chatter on their mechanic help websites. They think it might be the emission control that sits on top of the gas tank. The top gas in the tank is flooding over to the engine and stalling it out. Since Chrysler nor anyone else can say what definitively is going on I have cautiously not been filling the tank. This car is dangerous since the next owner may not be aware of this issue.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

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