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2006 Chrysler 300 repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (11%)

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2006 Chrysler 300 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (39%)

Chart based on 41 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Chrysler 300

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139500 mi rear upper control arm came loose, and was rubbing the inside of the rear brake rotor 

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2006 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

425-horsepower 6.1L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

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2006 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

14000 mi Noise coming from under car. Replaced Sway bar link noise still there ordered tie rod ends parts on national back order! 
14000 mi Noise coming from under car after inspection both tie rod ends need replacing. At 14,000 miles seems to be a quality issue of the part lots of people getting them replaced as they were on national back-order. 
14000 mi Tie rod ends replaced problem solved. 
15000 mi Replaced outer tie rod ends. 
103000 mi

US $30
Replaced sway bar bushings again 
99200 mi

C $300
Power steering pump and pulley 
60970 mi

US $250
Outer tie rod ends replaced. Front tires wearing unevenly. Alignment requested. Play was found in outer tie rod ends. The factory tie rod ends have no grease fittings, but the replacements do. I will have to remember to lube. 
97500 mi

US $48
Leaking power steering fluid hose 
14000 mi

US $150
Also they had to replace a horizontal strut (in the fro... 
21000 mi Had to replace both front knuckles... Ball joints bad... seals were leaking. 
36000 mi

US $150
inner tie rod replaced... transmission plug replaced 2nd time 
3100 mi The repair issue is a squeaky sound at the steering column when turning the steering wheel and usually only when cold such as overnight parking. The mechanic claims he could not duplicate the problem. I said, fine I'll be back another day to prove the p 
6820 mi A rubber grommet on the steering column was replaced. Problem solved. 
13020 mi I reported a shimmy from the left front tire. The mechanic reported a worn tie-rod end and replaced it under warranty. 
26040 mi I noticed a knocking in the front suspension. I made an appointment, reported the problem and the right outer tie rod end under warranty 
26040 mi A worn right outer tie rod end was replaced under manufacturer warranty. 
34100 mi While in the shop for an oil change and check for ticking in the engine, the mechanics did a routine service check and discovered an inner and outer tie rod end which had to be replaced. The parts were in stock and replaced.  

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2006 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

41540 mi

C $700
Replaced left tie rod due to slack (movement) 
39000 mi

US $240
mechanic discovered right outer tie rod end was worn and should be replaced. prior to repair I noticed front end shaking during braking; after repair the shaking was gone. I had also noticed an "odd feel" during hard right turns. repair OK 

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2006 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

198400 mi

C $855
worn out parts, all tie rods and strut brace 
200880 mi

C $200
bad clunk in front end. changed most items already, decided to investigate and replace other items.. still no change 
209560 mi

C $550
I could not find the problem on my own, ended up taking to garage, they said they found a problem.. and replaced the part, but did not think that was it.. and I was right.. the clunk is still there.. 
215760 mi Bad clunk in front end. 
30850 mi

US $302
LF outer tie rod, front end alignment 
36818 mi

US $221
RF outer tie rod, front end alignment 
35340 mi Car made noise and vibration in turns or whenever hitting sharp bumps. (Drive up/down driveway to sidewalk transition.) Initially blamed this on brake "lubrication" but ended up tightening the rack and replacing 2 tie rod ends. 
62620 mi

C $441
Had a problem with rattling over bumps. Eventually turned to looseness in steering. Diagnosed as bad inner tie rod ends. Dealer replaced steering rack under ext warranty. 
83700 mi

C $1880
R&R upper control arms both sides as the factory pressed the balljoints in. Joints are not serviceable.  
86180 mi

C $249
Car pulled to left and still rattled over bumps. Changed out Stabilizer links on both side front. Still rattles.. 
96720 mi

C $1050
Replaced Tension Strut (Lateral arms) on both sides as well as outer tie rods, both sides. Second time in 3 years these 4 parts required repair! 
38000 mi

US $525
tie rod replaced. also replaced dead battery. 

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2006 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

69100 mi

C $1250
Replacement of 2 control arm assemblies, 2 tie rod ends and a new sway bar. Earlier the dealer replaced two struts. 
41000 mi Idler arm needed to be replaced. Symptom was a constant clicking sound from the engine. Lower right control arm had to be replaced 

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2006 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

43155 mi

C $226
Front tension struts replaced. Stabilizer links & bushings replaced. Wheel balance & 4 wheel alignment performed. 
47047 mi

C $290
Outer tie rod ends replaced. 4 wheel alignment performed. 
56420 mi

C $864
Noticed a loud noise from the front end at low speeds going over bumps (i.e. driveway) with steering wheel turned. Dealership replaced both front upper control arms with revised Chrysler design. Noticed a loud noise from the front end at low speeds going over bumps (i.e. driveway) with steering wheel turned. Dealership replaced both front upper control arms with revised Chrysler design. 
57660 mi

C $420
Outer tie rod ends replaced. Chose aftermarket parts with lifetime warranty, as Chrysler parts seem to fail early. Outer tie rod ends replaced. Chose aftermarket parts with lifetime warranty, as Chrysler parts seem to fail early. 

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2006 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

103000 mi

US $700
suspension noise tuned out to be a tie rod. It was replaced car runs fine. 

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2006 Chrysler 300 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

30000 mi Loose tie rod was replaced. 

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2006 Chrysler 300 Suspension Problems

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