Chrysler 300C, Dodge Charger and Magnum Under Investigation for Sudden Engine Stall

Chrysler 300C, Dodge Charger and Magnum Under Investigation for Sudden Engine Stall
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May 17, 2013

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into several model year 2006 Chrysler vehicles including the 2006 Chrysler 300C, Dodge Magnum and Dodge Charger.

The NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received 54 complaints alleging incidents of sudden engine stall while driving in the affected vehicles.

All complaints with reported Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) include vehicles equipped with 5.7L or 6.1L 8-cylinder HEMI engines. 48 complaints alleged multiple stall incidents and all 54 complaints reported that the vehicle stalled while driving after refueling at a gas station.

Seven of the complaints reported that either the vehicle could not be immediately restarted or was difficult to restart. The complaints show an apparent increasing trend, with over 50 percent received within the past eight months.

A Preliminary Evaluation (PE) has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences associated with the alleged defect. At the conclusion of the PE, ODI will make a determination as to whether the issue warrants further investigation.

The ODI reports cited above can be viewed at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints under the following identification numbers (ODI Nos.): 10507307, 10507200, 10505652, 10505171, 10504826, 10504737, 10504085, 10503965, 10502091, 10501842, 10499752, 10496037, 10495284, 10494434, 10494394, 10493452, 10493120, 10490388, 10489004, 10487504, 10483660, 10480828, 10480763, 10477973, 10477450, 10474702, 10474358, 10473974, 10466062, 10458709, 10457762, 10455763, 10453489, 10453283, 10451227, 10450065, 10449138, 10446316, 10442787, 10442594, 10440885, 10439373, 10415682, 10399601, 10384811, 10365159, 10340153, 10336288, 10275134, 10510152, 10509942, 10509026, 10506031, 10505862.