Engine Stalls/Shuts Off While Driving

2006 Chrysler 300C (Page 1 of 3)

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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
119,300 miles
Total Complaints:
45 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (42 reports)
  2. replace coil wires (1 reports)
  3. replace engine (1 reports)
  4. replace fuel pump and filter (1 reports)
2006 Chrysler 300C engine problems

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2006 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #45

Feb 132020

300C V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,557 miles


Car just stalls been to shop several times.They say oh it’s this and that,I’m fearful of getting rear ended.Why Chrysler won’t own up and fix the problems. I guess someone has to get hurt.

- Thusitha W., Zephyrhills, US

problem #44

Mar 182019

300C Hemi 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,465 miles

I fear for my life. When I'm are driving along in traffic and all of sudden my car stalled out. The cars behind me must make some kind of reaction. All I can do is pray that no one rear-ends me.

- Johnny K., Lanham, MD, US

problem #43

Dec 262018

300C AWD 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles

This has been a really good car but this problems is dangerous. I filled up and drove off and my car stalled in the middle of a busy intersection. It fired back up, then a mile later stalled and caused a person to rear end my car. It wouldn't start back up until after the wreck. I have replaced all coils and this problem still occurs. This is so dangerous it could have been much worse. It has happened 4 times after filling the tank and one time with a half tank. I'm worried that someone will get hurt.

- Blake S., Mustang, OK, US

problem #42

May 232018

300C 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 229,000 miles


The last three times I have filled up at a local station with a car wash. All three times, the engine stopped running after pulling into the wash. Silly me, I thought the water was shorting something out. After leaving the wash, all three times, the engine continued to cut out without warning for the first mile or so, then inexplicably began running just fine again.

I did a Google search looking for my failure symptoms and eventually found this site. This is a blatantly obvious common failure mode on this Chrysler product. It leaves an unsuspecting driver vulnerable to two huge risks: 1.Being rear-ended by that texting airhead tailgating you, and 2. Discovering you're suddenly steering several thousand pounds of car without power steering.

Dear Chrysler, I'd be amazed if there haven't already been multiple mishaps from this failure mode. If someone gets hurt or killed from this apparently widely-known and frequently discussed failure mode, how will you explain your inaction to Chrysler owners and victims?

- Tom G., San Marcos, CA, US

problem #41

Feb 012017

300C 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles

I don't understand with all of the forums and complaints Chrysler has not fixed this. My 2006 Chrysler 300C 5.7L hemi will die either sitting idle, trying to take off or in mid drive. This is very dangerous. Has anyone fixed this issue? If so what fixed it other than buying a new car?

Update from Mar 18, 2018: $25 part was causing all my issues. I pulled every fuse n relay, disconnected the battery n replaced my crankshaft position sensor my my car is driving 98% normal. Need new breaks n possibly the pedal but it's now driving. I figured all this out too. Not a mechanic or dealership smh

Update from Mar 19, 2018: Issue is still not fixed.

- mzlouwho85, Danville, US

problem #40

Jan 152018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,126 miles

So, now I took my car back to the shop, they told me they couldn't find the problem.

- Sharlen M., Asheville, US

problem #39

Nov 172017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 198,203 miles


Took my car to the shop, they can't find anything wrong with it. They drove it and said it didn't do it with them, wanted to keep it and drive it until engine light comes on so they can get a code but every time a code comes on the car stalls/ cuts off and the check engine light goes right back off. This is starting to get irritating. So, they couldn't help me....

- Sharlen M., Asheville, US

problem #38

Dec 182017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,104 miles

so I took me car to the shop again. got a tune up to see if this would fix the problem. BUT NO, still have the same problem. took it to another shop replaced the computer. paid 800 picked up my car, drove up the street and shut off again. took it back. they kept it again. whet and picked it up Sat. that evening I had my 90 year old father & 3 year old grand in the car, it shut off in the middle of traffic. got it back started, drove about 20 feet. it shut off again, got it started and it shut off about 3 more times before I got home.

- Sharlen M., Asheville, US

problem #37

Nov 292017

300C V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,900 miles

We are looking for feedback on what this issue is. We took it to our mechanic and they had it for two days and the stalling issue never happened while they had it. Please let us know if anyone has found out what causes this issue.

Update from Dec 15, 2017: We just had the fuel tank replaced as part of the recall and this did not alleviate the stalling problem. Still very dangerous to drive

- chulli33, KENTWOOD, US

problem #36

Nov 072017

300C ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 201,000 miles

Dashboard lights all go on and off and blink and then the headlights and interior lights all go off. Very unsafe!!! Had to turn off the car and back on.

- Nick L., Bellbrook, US

problem #35

Jun 072017

300C 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles


Purchase this vehicle used from a car lot. Was running good. One morning go to start the car to head to work driving down the street and all of the sudden all the gauges and lights on dash seam to flash and go crazy. did it for a few seconds then stopped..then does it again and again.. made it to work. Got out of work headed home and does it again.. took it in to the dealership says nothing wrong with it. Everything's fine, been doing it for the last few months.very upsetting.. so tonight i go down to the store and it does it again but this time it stalls and shuts off..something has to be done about this problem with these cars.

- Edward W., Lake Havasu City, US

problem #34

Apr 012017

300C C Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,682 miles

I purchased the car of my dreams in 2006 after much research & test drives. I loved my 300 C. Beautiful, powerful, comfortable, safe ...I thought. I began having problems last year with the Transmission. Very expensive fix. I did not get Chrysler to repair it as their quote was 3X more than my mechanic. Now this year, I have the same problem as everyone else has with the engine stalling at stop lights etc. As everyone knows, this is very dangerous as someone almost smashed into me the other day as I was attempting to turn left at an intersection & stalled when an incoming car narrowly missed me. With all these same complaints, wouldn't it be in Chrysler 's best interest to fix these issues before they have a large class action lawsuit on their hands. Come on people, let's make some noise & get this FIXED!!! C Morrisseau British Columbia Canada

- candycam49, Vernon, BC, Canada

problem #33

Mar 132017

300C 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,472 miles

Car has been in Chrysler for two months with different parts replaced: steering angle sensor, electronic shifter unit, and the central gateway module. On 4/28 the problem appeared to be fixed with the replacement of the central gateway module. On 5/8 the stalling returned and we took the car back to the Chrysler dealership. Probable cause is the TIPM (TOTAL iNTEGRATED POWER MODULE). Don't know why Chrysler didn't replace the TIPM module?

- Jerry S., Bakersfield, CA, US

problem #32

Dec 012013

300C Hemi 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

When the problem initially occurred the vehicle would stall while driving immediately after refueling. So I discovered that if the vehicle was filled 3/4 full the problem would not occur as often. However, currently the vehicle is stalling continuously and I'm afraid to even drive the vehicle. Reasoning being, the vehicle is stalling in traffic while turning into oncoming traffic. It's stalling while attempting to proceed after a completed stop at red lights and stop signs. I'm truly afraid that someone is going to crash into me. Approximately, a year ago I attempted to contact the closes Dealership to address this matter after I discovered on the internet that hundreds of owners with this particular vehicle were experiencing the same identical problem, and that there was a recall to resolve this matter. During the conversation with the Customer Service Representative, I was told that I would have to pay a fee to have the car service. I considered this outrageous that I would have to pay to have a "Recall" issued corrected. Therefore, I continued to deal with the situation until now. At this time, would someone please respond to remedy this extremely dangerous hazard.

- Daniel M., Washington, DC, US

problem #31

Apr 072017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 151,000 miles

Driving on interstate 75+ MPH and vehicle shuts off completely. Also died trying to get to emergency lane. It has continued to occur and service department has no idea what is going on with the vehicle. Service department indicated it had 15 malfunction indications but nothing that addressed the vehicle loosing power. I advised the problem appears to occur more frequently after refueling and there is a noise that almost sounds like I am still fueling the car. Service department told me to take it to another mechanic as they didn't know how to fix it until it completely breaks down or me (or I die on the road when it looses all power on the interstate).

- Tammy H., Roanoke, US

problem #30

Oct 202016

300C Heritage 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 168,500 miles

This has happened several times over the past year (I have had the car now for 3 years). The most recent time was October of this year. Couldn't restart car this time. Took the car in 'again' to my trusted repair shop. They replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter this time. Time will tell.

- Denis O., Stoughton, WI, US

problem #29

Oct 042016

300C ES 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,132 miles

my 2006 chrysler 300c engine stalled at the traffic light without warning car would not start in park. put it in natural and it started right up. this is the first time this has happened. I have had no other problems with the car. If anyone else has had this problem i would like to hear from you. thanks.

- Freddie S., Jackson, MS, US

problem #28

Feb 222016

300C AWD 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

2006 300C stalls in park, in neutral all speeds, speeds over 30 mph the tack drops to zero then within seconds car jerks and comes right back on. if going slow it will die, starts right back uo but takes a feww seconds for trans to kick in. sometimes will drive just fine, but will shut of 3 or 4 times backing out of driveway. real scary to drive on the road. dealer can not figure out the problem. replaced computer, TCM, throttle body, IAT, eg valve. tired of spending money with no results.

- Nic B., Provo, UT, US

problem #27

Apr 082015

300C AWD 5.7L V8 Fi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,702 miles


- minoulady, Belmont, NH, US

problem #26

Feb 072016

300C AWD 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

Car will stall in neutral, park, driving slow or going 80 miles an hr. When driving it's like the key was turned off comes right back on. When in park or neutral will start right back up. Sometimes it will do it 3 or 4 times in a row when driving real scary have been taking back roads so not to get caught in traffic. Dealer does not know what the problem is, they want to start replacing Tcm & Pcm that is not how you fix problems.

- boot, Provo, UT, US

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