hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,825 miles

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2007 Chrysler 300C drivetrain problems

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2007 Chrysler 300C Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Jul 132016


  • 113,000 miles


Transmission shift interlock latch broke. Product was subject to recall K39 on other vins but not on mine; dealer refused to repair. Chrysler refused to acknowledge issue. Vehicle will not shift out of park without disabling safety features. Failure left my wife stranded on the side of the road.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

problem #25

Dec 012015


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300C. The contact indicated that the gear shifter became stuck in the park position, rendering the vehicle inoperable. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission shifter was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #24

Mar 212015

300C 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Today my wife started her car and was unable to put the vehicle in drive. After doing some research online it revealed that it was a transmission shift interlocking lever issue. Chrysler is well aware about it. They even posted this pdf document online about it. www.Chrysler.com/webselfservice/pdf/K39.pdf I contacted Chrysler about this to verify but they stated it was only for Chrysler 300's built after July 2007. When I questioned why the letter was on their website they stated they could not do anything for me at this time.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #23

Jan 122015

300C 8-cyl

  • 76,247 miles


Car is stuck in park. Cannot move shift lever out of park.

- North Vernon, IN, USA

problem #22

Aug 302014

300C 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
Car was not able to be shifted in gear. I was in a parked status and could not pull the vehicle out of the park position. Aaa was called and they could not tow me because the vehicle could not be towed because they could not get it on the flatbed. Aaa dispatched another truck with a dolly and an ase certified technician who was able to pull the gear lever while pressing down on the brakes to release a plastic pin on the linkage cable that was keeping the leaver from moving.

- Trotwood, OH, USA

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problem #21

Aug 252014


  • 39,768 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 39,768.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #20

Jun 022014


  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that the gear shifter became stuck in park. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 12,000. The current mileage was 24,000.

- Orangeburg, SC, USA

problem #19

May 312014

300C 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Unable to get car out of park. Drove car on 5-30, returned home parked car in garage. On 5-31-14, went to leave and cannot get car out of park. Have read many complaints on this same situation. Most people are not getting results. I am calling the dealership on Monday, car will have to be towed. I have read about a K39 notification, but no recall that I can find. If this is a common complaint, why is there not a recall to fix. Luckily I do have a 2nd vehicle to drive but most people only have one. This is an expensive car and this should not be happening. I am not happy with Chrysler.

- Stilesville, IN, USA

problem #18

Mar 282014


  • 101,000 miles
We were on the freeway and in the space of several seconds, we lost rpms, the check engine light came on, then the traction light, then all of the lights, then it died just as we got onto the shoulder. The mechanic had to replace timing belt and water pump just to get it running enough to run the codes. Mechanic reports that there are bent valves and 4 of the cylinders are misfiring.

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #17

Jul 312010

300C 8-cyl

  • 75,838 miles
Car would not come out of park. Left the car there overnight. Called flat bed the next day to have it towed to dealer. Called the dealer the next day and they said the tow truck driver got it out of park and it didn't duplicate the problem for the dealer. Nothing fixed just had to pay a tow bill. Have owned the car for six and half years now and it's only done it that one time. Odd.

- Greenville, NY, USA

problem #16

Aug 082013

300C 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles


I parked my car at a cvs pharmacy drive thru to pick up a prescription. Once the transaction was completed I attempted to leave the area and the gear would not move from the park position. I called aaa (keystone) for roadside assistance to move my car. Upon arrival to my car the aaa fleet driver informed me that the problem seems common with Chrysler-made vehicles recently. He explained to me that my override button was broken and did not work, then he showed me how to remove the gear shaft cover to access the back up override - the gear release button. He noted that he just assisted a Dodge charger owner with the same problem and recommended I check for any recall data for this ongoing Chrysler problem. I immediately checked online to learn that there is a K39 recall for the gear shaft of 2005-2007 models of the Chrysler 300. I called the nearest dealer for an appointment to address this issue. Once I arrived at the dealer, I was told that my VIN number did not fit the recall requirements and told that I must pay to fix the part out of pocket. This $400 repair should have been covered by the recall, and Chrysler! my car was manufactured May 23, 2007 and the "arbitrary" cut off date for the K39 recall is June 1, 2007! how can one - two weeks make that much difference"!? how can 2005 models be included yet two weeks prior not??" if the problem exists and is noted as a recall issue all vehicles that encounter the malfunction must be included in the recall!! it should be clear that the problem is systematic, not date or location specific!! this problem should be fixed at Chrysler's expense, not the customer!!!

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #15

May 172013

300C 8-cyl

  • 71,659 miles
The operater could not get the vehicle out of park.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #14

Apr 242013


  • 52,000 miles
I came out of the store on 4/24/13, placed my bags in the car and started the car. I tried to shift the gear from park, but it would not budge. I turned the car off and on several times to make sure that the car was on. The gear shift still didn't move. I called the dealership to ask what was happening. They told me that this is a very common issue and to look up a video on youtube and it would tell me how to pop it into gear. The problem was that I had no tools. Once I got the tools, the instruction from the video worked. My question is, if this is such a widespread problem as the service technician said it was, why has there not been a recall issued? as soon as I got home and parked, it locked up again. This is not safe.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #13

Apr 052013

300C 4-cyl

  • 43,293 miles
Once I started my car and tried to move the gear to reverse to back out of a parking space and the gear would not move from park position. Tried moving the steering wheel thinking it was making the gear stick but to no avail. Had to eventually call a tow truck who told me that wasn't his first Chrysler 300 he's had to tow for the same issue. He had to get under the car as well as go thru a panel beside the gears in order for the car to even move to be placed on the tow truck. After dropping off to the dealership, I researched to see if there were any issues with the Chrysler 300 2007 series car. Turns out there was a recall for some of the Chrysler built from June - September 2007 for the same issue and they were able to get a recall to have the issue fixed. I got the issue fixed as well but had to pay. I contacted Chrysler who told me because my car was manufactured in May 2007 that there shouldn't have been any issue and therefore not covered under the recall. Clearly Chrysler is wrong.

- Lanham, MD, USA

problem #12

Sep 062012


  • 67,000 miles
The 300C (hemi) hesitates when pulling off, stopping and/or accelerating. It is a danger when merging from ramps on because it does not pull off when the accelerator is pressed; it hesitates, then take off with a lot of power causing the car to move farther to the left or right of the intended direction because of the hemi power when acceleration catches up. It is a danger and should be addressed before someone is killed or maimed if it has not already occurred.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #11

Sep 052012

300C 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
The 300C shifter was stuck in park and would not move. I left the car parked and later that evening, the shifter moved to other gears. This occurred several times, so I took it back to the dealer informing them of the occurrences. The service rep told me that was a problem that had been occurring with the 300C models.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #10

Feb 042013

300C 8-cyl

  • 85,060 miles
The shift level is stuck in park. With the brake pressed, it will move right but not down into gear. If I take my foot off the brake, it will not move to the right at all. The recognition of the brake be depressed appears to be working. I was 120 miles from home so I took the console apart around the gear shifter and found a cable that I could pull backwards and then was able to shift out of park.

- Norris, TN, USA

problem #9

Jun 132012


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler 300C. The contact stated that while trying to shift to drive, the shift lock mechanism seized making it impossible to shift gears. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The vehicle was repaired by the contact through internet research. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 84,000 and the current mileage was 86,000.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 202012

300C 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Cannot shift out of park.

- Palm Bch Gardens, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 072012

300C 8-cyl

  • 37,241 miles
I was out of town and stopped at a parking lot, and when I started to leave my car would not move out of park. I called the dealer and was told that when the shifter breaks the car must be towed for repair. Just after I called the wrecker a pick-up in the same parking lot caught on fire. The business tried to evacuate the parking lot, but I was not able to leave until the wrecker arrived. Thank goodness we were far enough away from the burning pick-up that there was no damage to my car, but this could have been a very different story if I was parked next to the pick-up. The dealer over-nighted the part from tulsa Oklahoma and replaced the part the next morning. We were charged for towing and repair. Since there have been thousands of complaints for the shifter breaking, I feel that this should have been a recall item, thus we would not have been charged.

- Del City, OK, USA

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