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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,685 miles

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2011 Chrysler 200 lights problems

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2011 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Oct 132015

200

  • 69,500 miles

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

One morning, while driving, I discovered that the lights were on but the switch was on off. The fog and bright lights would not function. The blinkers did not function. The windshield wipers, nor solvent would function. Took the car to the dealer and they had to reprogram the tipm. No explanation as to why it had to be reprogrammed.

- Booneville, MS, USA

problem #20

Dec 202013

200 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Upon picking my 2011 Chrysler 200 limited convertible up from the dealer after it was there for a few days for a recall for the head restraint (N38) and had an engine cylinder head replaced I noticed that the driver's side heated seat light was off. So far the heated seat itself seems to be working ok. I called the dealership (danbury, ct) and let them know of the issue, they want to charge me even though to me and to any logical person this is a direct result of work they did to my Chrysler, and may or may not be related to some sort of other problem. For it to happen immediately following computer updates, engine cylinder head replacements and other work they did is not a coincidence. I am unemployed and in grad. School and cannot, nor should not, pay for additional work done to this lemon of a car. Please look into this issue regarding the heated seat light. And to all prospective Chrysler buyers - run.

- Danbury, CT, USA

problem #19

Jan 042012

200

  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the headlights would not illuminate properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician stated that the head lights were working based on standards. The mechanic also advised that they were unable to alter the design of the headlights. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000 and the current mileage was 16,000.

- North Vend , OR, USA

problem #18

Jul 222013

200 6-cyl

  • 34,281 miles

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

Low beam illumination is very poor on this vehicle and model year. In dark area with little to no street lighting it is very easy to veer off the roadway due to lack of vehicle headlight illumination. My best estimate is that the low beams on this vehicle only illuminate about 2 to 3 car lengths ahead. Illumination off to sides of vehicle is also very poor. I would truly be shocked of no one has been maimed of killed yet as a result of this vehicles very poor lighting.

- Williamsport, MD, USA

problem #17

Jun 012012

200

  • 62 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the low beam headlight reduced significantly while driving approximately 15 mph. The failure only occurred whenever driving down an incline or making a right turn, which distorted the contact's vision. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer numerous times and the headlamps were readjusted each time but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 62.

- Medora, IN, USA

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problem #16

Apr 172013

200 6-cyl Diesel

  • 52,000 miles
After minimal rain, the driver's side headlight assembly fogged up and accumulated drops of water inside the sealed unit. Took vehicle to dealer, technician said seal around unit is cracked and needed to be replaced. Dealer charges over $500 dollars for replacement. Nighttime visibility is drastically reduced. Repair is not covered under any warranty. This is an issue Chrysler knows about but has not issued a recall.

- Canadian Lakes, MI, USA

problem #15

Oct 122011

200

  • 6,000 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 headlights would not illuminate properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician stated that the head lights were working based on standards. The mechanic also advised that they were unable to alter the design of the headlights. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 35,000.

- Bourbon , IN, USA

problem #14

Jul 152011

200

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph on a curved road, the road became difficult to see because the low beam headlights illuminated downward instead of upward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice. The technician advised that the low beam lights were operating as designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100.

- Belin, PA, USA

problem #13

Nov 172012

200

  • 13,000 miles
We recently purchased this vehicle and when we drove home on our rural roads we noted the headlights on low beam do not provide proper vision going uphill, illumination literally cuts off a short distance in front of you. This is extremely dangerous and using high beam is not always possible with on coming traffic yet there are still dead spots where you cannot see far enough ahead of you to avoid an animal, child or object in time to react.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #12

Jul 112011

200

  • miles
The safety issue of the headlamps not giving light enough distance. Talking with NHTSA, I was told that other manufacturers have the same complaints. Chrysler vp even suggest I look into getting different headlamps but they would not install them on my car or put it in writing.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #11

Sep 032012

200 6-cyl

  • 24,000 miles

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

This is not a one time occurrence. With the low beam headlights on it is like a curtain over the road and is constantly moving. One minute you can see 300' and the next instant you can't see 40' in front of you. This is on a two lane road where their are not lights going up and down hills and curves. Never in my 55 years of driving have I ever seen anything like this. I have had it into dealer and they adjusted the low beams up but, the problem still happens. I have also reported it to Chrysler and they just say they will get back with me. It is very dangerous and will cause a wreck. I don't like driving it at night at all.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #10

Jun 082012

200

  • 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 functioning....it 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 #9

Mar 302012

200

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph and the headlights failed to illuminate properly. The failure recurred whenever the headlights were activated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they advised the contact that the headlights were operating as designed. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Centerville, VA, USA

problem #8

Mar 022012

200

  • 17,400 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the headlights did not provide sufficient lighting. The contact also stated that unless the high beams were activated, the field of vision was very narrow and only extended about twenty feet. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was advised to purchase brighter headlights. The contact was also informed by an auto parts store that there were no brighter headlights made for that vehicle. The failure mileage was 17,400 and the current mileage was 18,000.

- Mitchell, IN, USA

problem #7

Jan 262012

200

  • 470 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated while driving 45 mph at sundown the headlights didn't seem to illuminate correctly. The headlights would only illuminate at a short distance and not far away. The contact had experienced the failure since she purchased the vehicle. The contact does not feel safe driving the vehicle at night. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they would align the headlights. The failure mileage was 470 and the current mileage was 512.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 022011

200 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the external headlights failed and provided very minimal illumination. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 8,000 and the current mileage was 10,000. Updated 12/28/11 uddated 12/28/11

- Bainbridge, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 012011

200 6-cyl

  • 66 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the exterior headlight would shutter when the vehicle would travel downhill, making it difficult to see at night. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 66 and the current mileage was 9,179. Updated 01/05/12 the consumer stated the high beams and low beams used a shutter to cover part of the bulb when going down hill and levels off. The consumer was unable to see the road ahead. Updated 01/09/12

- Wassiac, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 162011

200

  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. While driving approximately 45 mph, the headlights were activated but failed to illuminate properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer four times for the failure. The dealer advised that the headlights functioned as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the continuous problem. The approximate failure mileage was 400.

- Waseca, MN, USA

problem #3

Oct 102011

200 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. While parked the contact noticed that the illumination of the headlights was very limited and would not allow him to see the roadway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The technician stated the headlights would be adjusted but the failure continued. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 600. Updated 11/29/11

- Louisburg, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 222011

200 4-cyl

  • 100 miles
This not a one-time occurrence. The headlight light has a very narrow height. It is literally like a curtain over the road and is constantly moving up and down with the variations in the road. One moment you can see 500 feet ahead and the next you can't see 50 feet (I am not exaggerating). It's not just that the light is dimmer the higher up you look, it hardly exists at all. This car is not drivable at night under any circumstances. It is very dangerous and will cause a wreck.

- La Porte, IN, USA

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