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CarComplaints.com Notes: Since the Chrysler 200 first hit the streets, owners across the U.S. have complained about how their “dream car” quickly turned into a complete nightmare because of how the engine dies suddenly while driving.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,260 miles

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2011 Chrysler 200 brakes problems

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2011 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments

problem #16

Oct 112015

200

  • 66,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. While driving 35 mph on a steep hill, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the front end of the vehicle shook. The contact also experienced the same failure while driving 60 mph on the highway. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Warwick, NY, USA

problem #15

Jul 052016

200

  • 61,940 miles
On July 4 the ABS light came on for no reason several times, staying on for long periods of time. There was a clicking noise in the steering colum and wheel. It sounded like it was coming from the left side. On July 5, I was driving to work on a back road with several curves. The ABS light came on again. Clicking was still happening as well. All of a sudden I felt like I was sliding on a sheet of ice. I swirved from side to side and could not get my car under control. Then my vehicle was on two wheels on the passenger side. Which then slide off the road and down a embankment turning several times and landing on the roof of the car. The air bags never deployed. I am now suffering with a broken collar bone due to the accident.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #14

Mar 032015

200

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the brakes and the steering wheel locked seized. The contact was able to come to a stop after restarting the vehicle. The failure occurred on two occasions. In addition, the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was diagnosed that a fuse failed. It was unknown where the vehicle was taken for repairs however the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000. The VIN was not available. TL-the contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the brakes and the steering wheel locked up on vehicle without warning. The contact was able to come to a stop after restarting the vehicle. This occured on two occasions. In addition, the air bag light remained illuminated. It was diagnosed that a fuse in the vehicle malfunctioned but the issue recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #13

Jan 172014

200

  • 35,900 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. While driving various speeds, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the front end of the vehicle shook. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rotors of the vehicle were warped and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure occurred on two separate occasions after the initial repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 35,900.

- Piqua, OH, USA

problem #12

Jul 162014

200

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at unknown speeds, over a bump, the steering wheel was difficult to maneuver. In addition, when the brake pedal was depressed it would vibrate. The contact mentioned that the harder the brake pedal was depressed, the harder the vibration. The contact also stated that the vehicle shifts out of gear and accelerates independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the tires needed to be rotated. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Hellertown, PA, USA

problem #11

Jul 092013

200

  • 14 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. In addition, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond. The vehicle stalled and the contact crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician informed that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 14.

- Covington, VA, USA

problem #10

Mar 122014

200

  • 44,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the cylinder head needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that while driving at 20 mph and going down a hill, the brake pedal was depressed and the brakes hesitated to respond without warning. The failure occurred on two occasions. The contact also stated that while reversing, there was an abnormal noise. The contact discovered that there was a leak under the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, who diagnosed that the power steering lines needed to be replaced. The technician discovered that there was another substance other than brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir, which caused the brakes to hesitate to respond. The vehicle was repaired but the repairs were unknown. The contact stated that she was concerned for her safety even though the necessary repairs were performed on the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,000.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #9

Sep 012014

200 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The ABS indicator light is coming on randomly after having a front and rear brake job at the Chrysler dealership.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 022014

200 6-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
While coming down a steep hill, I put my car in low gear, 2nd to be exact. During the process of being in second gear, my brake light came on while going down the hill. This has never happened before and I only have $24,000 miles on my vehicle.

- Elmira, NY, USA

problem #7

Mar 122013

200 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Car has gone dead when slowing down to make a turn. Brake light on dash flashed and when I tried to break at an upcoming stop sign my breaks went to the floor. Air bags did not deploy when this happened.

- Chatsworth, GA, USA

problem #6

Jan 022012

200

  • 8,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When in reverse the back brakes squeak. Took the vehicle in and was told that this was normal, I took the car back and was told that when it is cold or hot the brakes would make the loud squeaking sound. The next time I went back was told that Chrysler is aware of the problem but there is no fix. I'm have been told several time that there is no fix.

- Round Rock , TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 012012

200

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the contact attempted to brake however, the vehicle accelerated without warning. The contact also mentioned that when the brakes were depressed, the transmission would exhibit a grinding sound. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the mechanic stated that there was no diagnosis for the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 20,000. The current mileage was 25,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 062013

200 4-cyl

  • 4,500 miles
This vehicle idle by itself, when I may any stops and put my foot on the brakes, the car tries to take off, or move forward without pressing the gas, and it makes very loud noises, like booms, like the gas line is popping, and this happens daily.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 182012

200

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that all four brake pads were worn out with very low mileage on the vehicle. The contact heard a grinding sound whenever the brakes were depressed while driving 10 mph. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that the failure was due to normal wear and tear. As a result, the brakes needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 24,000.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 012011

200 4-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
When shifting into reverse or drive it has a hard jolt when going into gear. Sometimes it is so hard that it jerks your body and head/neck, and it sounds like the transmission is going to unbolt from under the car. It does it a couple times a day, and then may stop for a few days but always comes back. I have noticed on the days it is not doing it I average more mpg, and when it is doing it the mpg continuously decreases when it is occuring multiple days in a row. On the days that it is doing it my transmission sounds more whiny than than usual. I have also had issues when putting it into gear, and pushing the gas pedal it tries to stall. It is a problem, and not "just the way those motors are". if it was "just the way the motor" is then it would do it every time you put it in gear, and not come and go and be much worse on some days than others. As time passes the jolting is getting worse and harder. Also, my brakes make an awful squeeking/grinding noise when stopping slowly (stop sign) or backing up. When the car was checked I was told they could not find anything wrong with the car or brakes. This is very agrivating because it was bought brand new, and I am having these issues. I am making payments on a vehicle that is having these types of issues, and I do not feel safe in it. The way the transmissions acts I am afraid of what it may do while driving down the road.

- Tioga, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 252012

200 6-cyl

  • 18,800 miles
My first problem is an worsening squeaking and grinding in my brakes. I purchased the car in Oct 2011 and started having squeaking brakes in March 2012. I have returned my car to the buying dealership three times prior to my 12,000 brake warranty. I was told by a certified Chrysler mechanic nothing is wrong with my brakes and they did not hear anything. My brake issue has gotten worse I hear it constantly with any stopping motion. I then took my car to a non certified Chrysler mechanic and I was shown my rear brakes are warped. And the brakes are defective. This mechanic did not want to fix the issue he stated return to your dealership because even if we replace the pads the defective parts will cause the problem again. I called the buying dealership that same day and told the person in service center what I was told he guaranteed his technician did their job and refused to look in the system to provide me with exactly what she did since the issue was not fixed. Needless to say that individual is unprofessional and totally disregard my concern. I called Chrysler headquaters filed a complaint that same day. A few days later I took it to another Chrysler dealership the technician agreed my rotors in the rear where warped and "reglossed them" this did not fix the issue. I returned a few days later telling him the noise never went away. I was told I would have to pay for the new brake pads or to be reglossed. He advised me my pads are placed in a certain position that causes them to make that noise but could not give me a straight answer if this was abnormal or normal. But pretty much deal with it. I have all the paperwork from each dealership and mechanic regardless if the warranty is expired if the brakes are defective they will never work properly. My second concern is my car has stalled three times in the month of June 2012 while driving going less than 20 miles.

- Woodbridge , VA, USA

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