Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,177 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Chrysler 200 engine problems

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2011 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #6

Nov 092011


  • 6,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while braking to stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the problem. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 11,000.

- Elk Grove , CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 082012


  • 3,400 miles
The electrical system started to cut in and out while driving down the highway. As I started to slow down for a stop light the vehicle lost all power. The engine died and there was no lighting. This happened at night and the car could not even turn on the hazard lights. After 15 minutes the car regained power and staryed. The navigation system was not was just a bright white screen. After idling for 10-15 more minutes. I shut the car off and restarted it. It has been normal for the paat week.

- San Tan Valley, AZ, USA

problem #4

Mar 012012


  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while stopped at a traffic stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact resolved failure at the time by putting the vehicle in park and restarting the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer however the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure recurred several times but only when vehicle the vehicle was at a complete stop. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but no assistance was provided to the contact. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was 14,000. The approximate failure mileage was 11,000.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 012012


  • 15,500 miles


While at a stop light the engine shut off without warning. We could not get it to restart. But the radio and the windows worked. When we would attempt to restart, the engine light and the electrical light came on. We had to have the towed to the dealer. The dealer could not find anything wrong since there were no codes and they could not recreate the problem.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

May 292012

200 6-cyl

  • 8,200 miles
Our 2011 Chrysler 200 has about 8000 miles and has been stalling, surging idle speeds when stopped, and downshifting hard (jolting) for the last 2000 miles or so. Tomorrow is the first time taking it in specifically for this reason after having the dealer annotate these symptoms during the last oil change. It is not save to have a car's idle jump while at a stop light or intersection nor is it safe to have a car stall out when slowing down. Furthermore, it's a brand new car so this is completely unacceptable to pay for a defective product. If it does not get fixed I will be contacting my insurance company to let them know what is going on as I am fearful that one of these lunges will result in a crash.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 012012


  • 2,500 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200 ltd. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while the brakes were depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 2,500 and the current mileage was 6,000.

- Springfield , VA, USA

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