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 6 of 10)

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problem #98

Jan 092014

300C 8-cyl

  • 37,850 miles


After re-fueling vehicle, car stalled at 5 intersections. Vehicle was difficult to restart. Vehicle would not always go back into gear after restarting until several attempts were made. After burning off a few gallons of fuel on the highway, the vehicle no longer stalled/misfired. Tank was not "topped-off" when filled, it was filled until the pump stopped automatically. Stalling occurs every time vehicle is filled to full.

- Mapleton, ND, USA

problem #97

Jan 152014

300C 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Vehicle stalls several times after filling up the gas tank, mostly while idling. And, it is difficult to re-start after stalling. Engine also runs "rougher" after fill-up. Problem has gotten worse over the past few months. Took 300C to local mechanic who says there is a problem with the gas tank overflow valve. Solution is to replace gas tank or never completely fill it up. It seems that with all of these similar safety complaints, Chrysler should find an alternative fix.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #96

Jan 102008

300C 8-cyl

  • 48,200 miles
After filling up the gas tank the car stalled multiple times and was very difficult to start. This happened several times before it would run properly. This happens every time I fill the gas tank. The solution has been to not fill the tank. Chrysler knows this is a problem--the have been able to recreate it in their test.

- Arnold, MO, USA

problem #95

Jan 112014

300C 8-cyl

  • 51,204 miles


After fueling my vehicle I drove about 300 feet away from the gas station, and my car completely stalled out without restarting for about 5 minutes. After getting the car to restart I drove for another 5 miles and the car stalled out again. After the second stall I let the car sit on the side of the road for about 10 minutes and turned it back on and drove away. This is not the first time I have experienced this issue, it has happened 2 other times before. I fear that if this keeps happening with no resolution from Chrysler people may have to report something worse than just the car stalling.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #94

Jan 042014

300C 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
After refueling the car it will begin to run, and idle, rough to the point that it stalls. This happens every time the car is refueled. Most of the time it dies while idling, but has died while driving several times. The issue is worse if the car is refueled from the point that the low fuel light is on. It will die several times when refueled from this low level in the tank. The car has died while leaving a red light and getting as far as the intersection and having to try to restart it while in the middle of the intersection.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #93

Nov 042013


  • 62,420 miles
After refueling the vehicle it stalls. The vehicle looses steering power. This has happened numerous times. I have tried to not let the fuel get to low and have tried filling the tank at different levels with no luck.

- White Plains, MD, USA

problem #92

Mar 092013

300C 8-cyl

  • 57,500 miles


Engine stalled and stopped working as coming out of gas station after filling at gas station. Steering went hard and brakes did not work. Warning light (lub oil can) came up. Turned ignition off and on again, engine started but kept stalling for next 5 minutes. - multiple occurrences - all after filling tank. All subsequent occurrences reported to dealer. Dealer kept vehicle for a week trying to 'replicate' the error but reported no findings.

- Martinez, CA, USA

problem #91

Dec 132013


  • 65,150 miles
I filled up the car with gas and after driving about half a mile the engine stalled while in traffic. The car started and stalled repeatedly five or six times for about four blocks. At a certain point the problem stopped and the car was drivable. I took the car to a nearby auto shop and they found no error codes in the system. After leaving the auto shop the car continued to drive without stalling. Several weeks later I filled up with gas again and the problem repeated itself after driving about half a mile. The engine stalled about five times. It was more difficult to turn the engine over this time but it eventually started and drove fine.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #90

Nov 182013

300C 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Within a minute or so of refueling, the engine stalled and, consequently, the power steering and power brakes failed. The car would re-start with little difficulty only to stall again very shortly thereafter. Eventually, after perhaps 10 minutes of starts/stalls, and re-starts, operation would return to normal. At the time of the first occurrence, I had no reason to believe that this problem was related to refueling. However, the problem has since recurred with every refueling (at least 4 refuelings so far), resulting in numerous engine stalls in traffic. Apart from these refueling-related incidents the car runs perfectly, and my local mechanic has said that "the car's computer" indicates all systems are normal. A google search on my problem, however, suggests that the problem is extremely common in Chrysler 300cs of a similar vintage.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #89

Jan 032012

300C 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle stalled after refueling. Filling the gas tank to full without 'topping off' will cause the car's engine to stall without any prior warning. No dtcs/miles are set. Can be restarted with some difficulty. The stall will occur at any engine/vehicle speed and will happen within the first 5 minutes of driving the car after refueling. The problem can be avoided by not filling the tank past 3/4 full. Have tested this 'work-around' at the same gas station & pump.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #88

Dec 082012


  • 75,000 miles


The first time this happened was over a year ago. I had just filled up gas tank and pulled out of lot still in a parking lot of a shopping area. Turned left into a fast food place and car shuts down and would not restart until attempted several times. I was able to pull into a parking spot and went inside. Came out started car was pulling out of lot into traffic and car shuts down again. This time not to the liking of other drivers or myself. Restarted after several attempts drove home and did not happen again till I went on a trip a few months later. Half way through the trip I had to refuel and bingo it happened again after pulling out of gas station lot and turning left into traffic. This is not good. I was able to restart after several minutes and continued my trip on interstate without further incident. Since then it has been ok until just two days ago the 28th of December 2013. It happened again, after filling up and turning left at slow speed car shut down while pulling into a lot. It finally restarted after several attempts. After reading on line I'm not the only one with this problem. When it happened the first time I took to dealer, that I will never take it to again. Short story is they wanted to replace my transmission at the tune of $4500. I left there and drove to a transmission shop who diagnosed and said that there was nothing wrong with transmission. Problem appears to be getting worst and afraid to fill up and pull out into traffic. From what I understand there seems to be a problem with the fuel tank and related components. Please Chrysler fix this problem, I love my 300C.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #87

Sep 242013

300C 8-cyl

  • 62,085 miles
After refueling, car stalls. This happens after driving approximately 2 to 3 minutes after leaving gas station. The stall has taken place at intersections, while at a complete stop and while driving no more than 5 -10mph after leaving the gas station.. car restarts after several attempts in neutral. When each incident occurs, the oil icon comes on, however the oil level is not low. On one occasion after having backed into a parking space with the car gear shift still in reverse and my foot on the brake, the car lurched. The tires could be heard spinning. That was very scary because my car could have rolled into a busy highway. Once the fuel level indicates approximately a half a tank, no stalling incidents take place. Car was taken to the dealership with this concerned. Service advisor was aware of chyrsler 300C stalls after refueling. Fuel injection system was serviced/cleaned. This has not resolved the problem. Car still stalling. Really afraid to drive the car, however I am taking it back to the dealership to let them know of the still ongoing problem.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #86

May 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Engine intermittently stalls while either idling or driving. Stalls are increasingly more frequent. Unable to get a diagnosis of problem. Have replaced the PCM but no change in problem occurrence.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #85

Dec 112013


  • 100,000 miles
Electrical problem has been happening since purchase in December 2005. Sometimes power windows will not go up or down, lights on temp gauges and dash have burned out and heated seats occasionally get super hot. Headlights have gone out while driving even after replacing the switch and all the trouble lights have come on while driving down the road. Have taken to many different dealers and none have found any problems they say.

- Locust Grove, VA, USA

problem #84

Nov 182012

300C 8-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
I was turning right at a stop light, immediately following a gas tank fill, when the engine stalled and power steering and brakes failed. The engine continued to stall during deceleration or when stopped for the next 30 miles.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #83

Feb 012013

300C 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Stalls after I fill up and jerks violently when moving slowly 0 to 20 mph and hesitates when driving 30 and over if I don't drive around drive around in a parking lot for apx 10 min it will stop in traffic and possibly causing a rear end collision.

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #82

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 #81

Aug 302013

300C 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
My 300C stalled out on the freeway while accelerating during a traffic jam. It took a couple tries to restart the engine.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #80

Sep 102012

300C 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Engine shutting off while driving, making turns and while at stop signs, intersections.

- Beaumont , TX, USA

problem #79

Dec 042012


  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to determine how to remedy the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 34,000.

- Proctorsville, VT, USA

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