really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,536 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300C engine problems

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

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problem #10

Sep 052011

300C 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles


The car will hesitate and stall unexpectedly. It seems to occur only immediately after refueling. After driving a few miles, the problem seems to go away. Internet chatter seems to indicate a bad evap solenoid/canister. Apparently this is part of the entire fuel tank and is 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.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 092010


  • 100,100 miles
Owning my Chrysler 300C has been nothing short of an nightmare..I have had the car power down while driving on the freeway, in the city and just recently on a Saturday 11/12/11 night on a desolate road with my children in the car.. when it shut off and would not restart. I have been to the dealership numerous times advising them that there is no heat in the car unless your driving that it starts delayed and every time they have said there is no code so therefore they cant trouble shoot..I just feel as though this car is a death trap waiting to happen to go from 70 miles an hour to completely lose power is dangerous..it is not a safe nor reliable car and I would not recommend it to anyone..

- Port Huron, MI, USA

problem #8

Jun 302011

300C 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
In June of this 2011 our Chrysler 300C just stopped running at a stop light. We had it towed to a local shop and the mechanic refused to do anything and advised us we needed to take the car to an official Chrysler dealer. Meanwhile the car would start and appeared to run ok so we left the shop and within a mile the car started to sputter and we pulled over on the road but then managed to get the car back home. We had the car towed to the local Chrysler dealer and they kept the car for a week and did not solve the problem. On November 3, 2011 my wife had a doctors appointment and as she pulled into the doctor parking lot the Chrysler just died. She waited a few minutes and the car started and she was able to park it. After her appointment she was able to start the car and drive it home and it almost stopped again before she got home. We called the local dealer and they asked me to bring the car in for inspection and I refused, as I did not want the car to stop on me on the freeway. Finally they agreed to have the car picked up and delivered to their shop at their expense. The Chrysler was purchased new in December of 2005 as a 2006 model and now has approximately 63,000 miles. We purchased the extended warranty and it has had all the required maintenance by the local Chrysler dealer from day one. Based on all the other posts on the NHTSA site about the stalling problem I have a low confidence of getting this problem resolved to our satisfaction.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 082011


  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the engine started to exhibit an abnormally loud noise as the vehicle started to jerk violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the number six intake valve failed and would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 85,000. The VIN was not available.

- Mobile , AL, USA

problem #6

Apr 222011


  • 100,000 miles
I was driving to get onto the highway going up the ramp and my car just died. The engine completely shut down. Had it towed to the dealer ship and they said that something in my engine exploded. They have not seen anything like it. Since then I have discovered that my car is not the only Chrysler 300 with that problem. 22 other people have had the same problem with their engine some of them having their car only 3 weeks. That is really a problem and very unsafe.

- Pleasant Garden, NC, USA

problem #5

May 012009

300C 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. While driving approximately 35 mph the vehicle jerks and hesitate for 1 second and then it does it again. This failure happens approximately every three months. The contact stated the vehicle stalled and he coasts the vehicle to the side of the road. He waits ten seconds and the vehicle restarts as normal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they are unable to duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was 38,000 and the current mileage was 48,000. Updated 12/21/10 the consumer stated he continues to experience the same problem. The dealer was unable to find any code. Updated 12/23/10

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Jun 142010


  • 35,000 miles


After fueling the vehicle if you make left turns the engine dies and will not restart for several minutes. This has happened at least five different times on my 2006 Chrysler 300C.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 062010


  • 25,000 miles
My husband was driving on the belt parkway. There was traffic so he had to brake and slow down the vehicle..each time he applied the brake it seemed that the motor was losing power. The third time he heard a scraping noise and the motor just died. He had to be towed off the highway.the 2006 Chrysler 300 srt8 had less than 25,000 miles on it. Chrysler refuses to cover the engine damage. Chrysler advised me that water collects in the engine when it rains heavily due to the large size of the engine. My mechanic told me he heard of this also and to him it sounds like a defect that Chrysler should correct. Whoever heard of not being able to drive your car when it rains. Also I never received a renewal for an extended warranty. I assumed I was covered for 5 years.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 212009


  • 30,000 miles
Intermittent stalling - repetitive issue intermittent stalling of my vehicle while in park or while stopped at a light. I've had the vehicle in for service 3X's for the same issue; 3/21, 4/17 and 6/23. Since the problem occurs so infrequently, the dealers (berlin Chrysler & mt. Ephraim Chrysler) have been unable to diagnose the issue. I've had no problems with the car stalling since 6/23, now it has happened again and with my car being 41,000 miles it's out of warranty. There is no reason why I should have to pay for diagnosis and repair (if they can even diagnosis it) considering I've had the vehicle in for the same issues 3 other times which Chrysler has documented. I did speak to a representative @ 1-800-992-1997 who was very friendly but who could not give me a definitive answer. The service records are impeccable on this vehicle I should not be concerned while driving the vehicle that it's going to stall and causing a dangerous situation to my well being. Three days business days after my phone call and E-mail to Chrysler they responded with a generic lack of responsibility response. There are various forums on the internet of folks having similar complaints about this car.

- Atco, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 132007

300C 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle shook and came to a complete stop. The dealer stated that cylinder number six failed and was causing the engine to lose compression. The dealer will repair the vehicle in approximately two weeks. The contact stated that the vehicle has been properly maintained. The current and failure mileages were 46,900. Updated 01/17/08 the dealer stated door to vehicle came off. Updated 01/17/08

- Newark, NJ, USA

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