hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,194 miles

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2006 Chrysler 300C transmission problems

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2006 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 182012

300C 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,021 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the gear shift lever would not shift out of park. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the hook for the transmission gear shift lever interlock return spring was fractured and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission). The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 93,021....updated 09/12/12 the consumer stated she was issued a refund for the repair cost. Updated 09/18/12

- Gillett, AR, USA

problem #9

Aug 152011


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that shifter would not shift from park. The contact had the vehicle towed to a dealer where the dealer stated that the shifter assembly was faulty. The vehicle was repaired by replacing the shifter assembly. The contact was concerned that the manufacturer would not take responsibility for the failure, which the contact deemed as an ongoing issue with the particular year, make and model. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Bay St. Louis, MS, USA

problem #8

Aug 182011

300C 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,682 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated the gear shift unit had to be replaced because it was stuck in park. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who stated the entire gear shift unit had to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The current mileage was 65,682. Updated 9/16/11 updated 11/02/11

- Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 132011


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated after shifting the vehicle into park, the vehicle would not shift out of park. The contact stated a spring attached to the shifter broke causing it to lock. The contact notice a NHTSA campaign I.D. number 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission) and called the manufacturer. The manufacturer informed the contact the vehicle was not involved in a recall. The contact stated the vehicle could not be driven due to the faulty shifter. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 072010


  • 50,000 miles
2006 Chrysler 300C gets stuck in park plastic mechanism breaks causing it not to come out of park. Have to have it towed to delearship to be replaced.

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #5

Apr 252011


  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C. The contact started the vehicle and the gear failed to shift from park. The contact notified an authorized dealer and they recommended that the vehicle be diagnosed to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 74,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #4

Sep 302010


  • 65,000 miles


I stopped to get gas and when I completed the transaction I started the car and it would not shift out of park. The tow truck driver said he picks up 3 a week with the same exact issue. The cost of the tow and the repair was about 500 dollars. I just looked on line and seems a lot of people are having this same issue. Seems to me that Chrysler should make it out of metal and fix a 40K cars.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 032010


  • 51,343 miles
My 2006 Chrysler 300 stuck in park in a shopping center parking lot. Waited 2 hrs for a tow truck in the hot AZ heat. Truck driver said this is a common problem for Chrysler and what he gets the most calls for. Dealership also stated it is a common problem. I was the 3rd car that day coming into the dealership with the same problem. Cashier stated it happens everyday and Chrysler should recall. It is a plastic piece that breaks on the gearshift. It was expensive to repair. They lead me to believe it could happen again. Chrysler should recall the cars and fix with a durable part at their expense. It makes me nervous to know it could happen again since I drive back and forth to san diego and don't want this to happen in the middle of the desert.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 012009

300C 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,890 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler 300C which was purchased in June 2007. During routine maintenance on the vehicle, the left outer tie rod was loose and the dealer made repairs accordingly. Within the next 3,000 miles, during a routine maintenance check, the contact requested that the dealer inspect the left and right outer tie rod for general purposes. The dealer confirmed that the right tie rod was also defective. The tie rods were inspected a second time and the dealer found the left tie rod was loose. The tie rods were replaced a third time. There were no related recalls. The failure mileage was 24,890. The current mileage was 34,000. Updated 03/04/10 transmission fluid was leaking. The dealer replaced the plug adapter. Updated 07/08/10.

- Billerica, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 242007

300C 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
Transmission leaking fluid at O-ring for connector.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

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