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 4 of 10)

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problem #138

Mar 112014


  • 76,553 miles


When I started pulling out of the driveway it started to shutter badly and stalled out. It started back up but it immediately was running very rough as if it wasn't running on all cylinders. I took it to my mechanic where he put it on the scanner and a code came up stating that the #6 cylinder was faulty. When running the car has no power and you can hear a distinct clicking of the mds solenoid. As it click on and off the cars idle was normal then very rough. Service records are immaculate, oil changed every 3000 miles with mobil 5-20 full synthetic. Service suggestions have been strictly followed. The solenoid was changed out and it ran fine for about 500 miles and then it started doing it again, very random and mostly when you go into passing gear on the freeway that's when you totally lose power and it shutters violently. We cant find anything for suggestions on how to fix it except that it may be a bad computer or a clogged oil port in the cylinder head. Both possible solutions are very costly and I would hate to spend all that money and it not fix the issue. There is a serious issue because of the acceleration problem could very well cause a serious accident.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #137

Apr 192014


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds the vehicle would stall without warning. The contact indicated that after restarting the engine the vehicle would operate normally before stalling again. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect but no remedy was offered. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Jupiter , FL, USA

problem #136

Jun 032013

300C 8-cyl

  • 90,152 miles
After refueling my 2006 Chrysler 300C it would shut off at highway speed. The car would shut off at a stop light or stop sign this happens only when the car is refueled. This has caused many safety issues because of the oncoming traffic and the car stalling in the intersection.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #135

Nov 192013

300C 8-cyl

  • 49,656 miles


The below are inserts from my contact and correspondence with Chrysler corporation, and the Chrysler dealership I purchased my vehicle from about the issue with stalling after filling with my 2006 Chrysler 300 srt8. There is sufficient evidence listed and documented all over the blogs to Chrysler corporation?S online forum to indicate that this problem is well known by your organization and the dealerships who service our vehicles, and if you want to really won't to assist me in ensuring that this matter is corrected you can instruct and authorize airpark Chrysler Jeep to resolved my problem without further delay or the need to continue with further consumer complaints. As I stated above, this issue is well documented and falls on the responsibility of the Chrysler corporation and the local dealerships to rectify without all the run-around I am receiving at the moment to get this accomplished. My vehicle needs a new gas tank installed to rectify the problem and you can assist in getting this done by providing that replacement and contacting the dealership that needs to do it. Sincerely, subject: Chrysler update case#:[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #134

Apr 092014

300C 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
On April 9th at approximately 6:00 P.M. I filled my car with fuel until the pump shut off. After replacing the fuel lid I drove about 1/4 mile and stopped at a traffic light to make a left turn. Almost as soon as I stopped the engine started to run rough, as if it were running out of fuel and stopped. I placed the car in neutral, started the engine and drove another block before stopping at another traffic signal. Again, the engine sputtered and stopped. I got it started and reached park manor nursing home and shut the engine off while I went to visit. When I left the nursing home, I went down the driveway and about 1/8 mile to a 5 lane intersection that had a traffic signal. The engine sputtered and stopped again just as the light turned green. I had to quickly put the car in neutral to restart it then carefully let off the gas pedal enough to put the gear shift back in "D" and drive away. This was the first time I experienced any engine stops, but it seems to be pretty dangerous, since you cannot predict when it will happen and nothing seemed to trigger the faults. Each time the engine stopped, I noticed the oil pressure indicator was displayed and watched it rise to normal when the engine started again.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #133

Apr 112012


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that while driving any speed or coming to a stop, the engine would stall in a jerking motion. The vehicle restarted and resumed normally. The failure recurred after the vehicle was refueled and most recently, the engine warning indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer numerous times and they were unable to duplicate or locate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Beverly Hills , CA, USA

problem #132

Mar 262014

300C 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles


2006 Chrysler 300C, 5.7L hemi engine, I had driven the vehicle approx, 25 miles with no problems. Stopped in a parking lot, went into the business. When I came out to start my engine, the car would not start. The engine would crank but not run. I called roadside service for help. They could not get the car to run. I had the car towed to a repair shop. The shop diagnosed the problem. The shop reported to me that 3 cylinders had no compression, the valves had dropped down into the motor, three spark plugs were crushed. I needed to replace the engine. I have done some research on this model engine, this problem has happened to other 5.7 hemi's. the valve retainers fail and let the valve drop and cause severe engine damage. This could have been avoided if I had been notified. There is a retro-fit available to change the valve retainers. I now have a current bill for the diagnosis, removal and install a used engine for $8,063.26. This charge can go up if the retro-fit has not been done yet. I am waiting to find out if the replacement used engine has been retro-fitted.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #131

Mar 272014

300C 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Driving home from work on interstate and the car lunged and then seemed to be fine, until getting off the interstate and stopping at the light it was very obvious it was missing out. It did not throw a engine code until pulling into driveway. I immediately did a scan and came up with a P1414 cylinder 4 reactivation control performance possible causes (K452) mds solenoid no.4 control short to voltage oil passages restricted lifter mds solenoid no.4 PCM we then took to dealership and they charged me a $125 to tell me what I already told them. And followed up with they wanted to charge me $600 to tear it down and inspect it further. So I did the tear down myself and there is nothing that can be found to explain why a car with only 92000 miles on it and 5-20 royal purple oil and K&N oil filter were changed on a religious bases, and clean coolant would cause a piston to basically destroy itself. The motor has to be replaced costing over $6000 almost more then car is worth running.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #130

Apr 042014

300C 8-cyl

  • 78,156 miles
After fill up engine shut off five times in traffic.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #129

Apr 102010

300C 8-cyl

  • 49,500 miles
When filling the gas rank (no topping off) the motor would stall out, had car towed to service garage only to find the car would start. This has happened 2 times, after that it would occur at every fill, it has now gotten to the point where the car stalls out between 2 and 10 times, we don't dare go on the highway for at least 1/2 hour for fear of stalling in traffic! web search indicates this is a very common defect with this model, was told repair would require replacing the gas tank and fuel canister because fill pipe is too high on factory original tank? sounds like a defective factory part that needs dealing with for safety concerns, thank you much for your attention! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #128

Mar 202014

300C 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


My Chrysler 300C hemi started idling rough and showing code P0300. Oil/plugs were changed, and my car worked well for ~500 miles. After which the low oil level light chimmed. After taking to the dealer the oil pressure switch was replaced and all was right. Close to a month later, while stopped at a rail crossing the car stalled with error code P1520. I checked the oil which was low and added to the correct level. In the oil, there was no discoloration or anything to cause alarm. I started the engine up and while the P1520 was gone I had the P0300. After removing the manifold small aluminum pieces where found inside. Plugs that were close to 4K miles old were ash covered and throttle body. Valves and cylinder #3 head need to be replaced.

- North Salt Lake, UT, USA

problem #127

Mar 232014

300C 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
While trying to merge on the freeway the motor stalled and made a rolling drumming not a high pitch noise wouldn't re start towed it home got it started and the engine is making a loud squeak noise it won't idle on its own and it stalls when put into gear.

- Norco, CA, USA

problem #126

Sep 152013

300C 8-cyl

  • 84,304 miles
After filling up with fuel, the engine stalled shortly after. This has occurred on a regular basis when filling the fuel tank using regular unleaded gas. Several complaints duplicate this occurrence.

- Farmington, UT, USA

problem #125

Feb 112013


  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300 C. the contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted after several attempts however, the failure recurred sporadically and after refueling. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000. The VIN was not available.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #124

Mar 032014

300C 8-cyl

  • 75,963 miles
I pulled out of the gas station after topping the tank off with gas. At the first red light the vehicle stalled. It stalled again at the second red light. After I got on the highway, the vehicle ran fine again.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #123

Mar 012014

300C 8-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
In January 2013 I needed a jump due to the frigid temperature. Following the jump my engine light would blink on and off occasionally. When I went to the dealership for a routine oil change on February 17, 2014 I explained this to the technician who stated that there was nothing the dealership could do if the engine light was not on at that time. Two days later on February 19th, I called the dealership to confirm what the technical told me was correct. The service manager stated that the technician gave me the correct information and that when my engine light came back on to come back so that they could diagnose the problem at the time. I also informed him that my receipt stated that I declined repairs which I did not. He stated that the language on the receipt was for general repairs and that I did not have to worry about it. On March 1, 2014 my car was smoking profusely. Because the dealership was closed I had my car put on a diagnostic machine by another repair facility who stated that my engine was locked.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #122

Mar 072014

300C 8-cyl

  • 93,267 miles
After filling gas tank. Engine stalled and cut-off.

- Bloomfield, NJ, USA

problem #121

Feb 262014

300C 8-cyl

  • 103,050 miles
Filled up the car with gas drove down the road then the engine died did it twice to me.

- Evansdale, IA, USA

problem #120

Mar 012013


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated the vehicle stalled while driving 65 mph. The check engine light illuminated as a beeping sound was heard while the failure occurred. The dealer replaced the main computer frame however the failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to stall. The dealer performed a second diagnostic and advised the contact that the motor coils needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 135,000.

- New London , WI, USA

problem #119

Nov 252013

300C 8-cyl

  • 77,865 miles
After refueling the car, I was entering the main road from a side street, when the car started to buck and bounce. It eventually shut off. I started the car again and while pulling to the side of the road, the bucking and bouncing started again. I shut the engine off myself. I waited approx. 3-5 minutes and restarted the vehicle and drove it to the Chrysler dealership. This stalling/bucking has happened three times and each time the vehicle has been returned to the dealership.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

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