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Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 1
Average Mileage:
44,522 miles

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2012 Chrysler 200 seat belts / air bags problems

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2012 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Jul 022013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system) and 16V668000 (air bags, seat belts) however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issues. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available and parts distribution disconnect.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #33

Nov 152016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 (na) Chrysler 200. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V668000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #32

Oct 012016


  • 79,000 miles
The contact owned a 2012 Chrysler 200. While driving 45 mph, the contact crashed into two cows. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to chest area, which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V668000 (air bags, seat belts). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 79,000.

- Vancleave, MS, USA

problem #31

Nov 022016


  • 73,000 miles


Takata recall. I have a recall on airbags and seatbelt transponder may not work in event of an accident. I refuse to drive this car and am not waiting until June 2017 for a repair. I want a buyback immediately....with I can get on with my life. A rental is being offered at this time. I am not satisfied and a buyback would make more sense.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #30

Oct 272016


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owned a 2012 Chrysler 200. While driving 45 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled a few times and struck several trees. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. There were minor injuries, which did not require medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Cambridge Springs, PA, USA

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problem #29

Dec 312013


  • 17,900 miles
I was driving straight forward, in the right lane of a four lane highway (two lanes in either direction). A car traveling in the opposite direction, lost control and crossed the highway, striking my car's front end. My car received extensive front end damage. The car was totaled, as was the other car. I was driving and my wife was in the front passenger seat. We were both wearing our seat belts. At the time of the impact, neither airbag deployed, nor did the seat belt pretensioners activate (locking the seat belts in place), causing serious injury to both of us, requiring hospital admittance in the intensive care unit, for myself. Police traffic crash report, photos and other documents are available if required, in the future. Also, I just received a re-call notice, dated October 1, 2016. NHTSA 16V-668, concerning the car I was driving at the time of the crash.

- Oswego, IL, USA

problem #28

May 302016


  • 76,000 miles


Air bag warning light illuminates. Dealer states it may be a bad connection under the seat. No action taken except checked said connection, all connections free from debris and corrosion, and secure. Failure indicated around 76,000 miles. Not diagnosed or repaired. Airbag warning light continues to illuminate. Current mileage: 99,580.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #27

Aug 072016


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the air bag sensor warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not mad aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

problem #26

Jul 232016


  • 89,444 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated and the horn randomly sounded without warning. In addition, the vehicle randomly stalled numerous times. A pass time failure occurred and the dealer rewired the vehicle. A mechanic indicated that the tipm was faulty and may need to be replaced. The mechanic suggested that the vehicle be taken to the dealer for further inspection. The dealer was notified of the failure and the contact was uncertain as to why they indicated that the orc module needed to be replaced, but did not verify if the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bags and electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was to check with the manufacturer to determine a repair solution for the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 89,444.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #25

Jul 202016

200 4-cyl

  • 88,700 miles
Airbag sensor light keeps coming on intermittently. I took to dealership, they said would be fee for doing sensor check. We called Chrysler dealership and they said it was not under recall. I took to advance auto and they ran a sensor check for free for me and they said there were "zero" issues or problems which is not right because the light and dinging come on intermittently every few minutes when driving. What is strange is that it only happens when my husband is driving the car. When I drive it, it doesn't happen. The lady at the dealership said it was strange, but that the transmission recognizes different people driving and tries to adjust for it and maybe that was it? the other dealers said that was something they'd never heard of. Meanwhile, they say there is nothing they can do if there is no sensor light appearing when I take it in, or not showing up on the error report from the scan. So, I am stuck with driving a car that constantly dings, lights come on, and when I read the manual it said "take to the dealership immediately if this happens!". it is scary, especially when I have my children and grandchildren in the car, to worry whether my airbag is going to explode at any given time without notice. I would sincerely request Chrysler take care of this issue.

- Pikeville, KY, USA

problem #24

Jul 152016


  • 67,000 miles


There was a recall on my vehicle I took it to the dealership in harrisonburg va to be repaired. They only fixed the active head restraints. My car failed a state inspection due to my airbag light illuminating. I have read that "certain" Chrysler 200's 2012 they are to reprogram the tipm then replace the occupant restraint module if needed. They refused to replace this gave me an estimate of $400. I called Chrysler and they also said my car was not recalled based on the VIN and my issue. I am a single mother with two kids my car has 67,000 miles on it has never been wrecked or damaged and I believe Chrysler should replace this. My car is only 4 years old an airbag should not become defective in 4 years. This exact issue is what other 2012 Chrysler 200S have also. I am still unable to have my car pass a state inspection and I also informed Chrysler that when passengers ride in that seat they are putting lives at risk by not acting quickly. It is dangerous and Chrysler should recall all 2012 200's. it hey informed me the problem is in the dash I don't even feel safe driving my car what if my air bags don't deploy? I will live with that the rest of my life and Chrysler should be held accountable for negligence. Just because my VIN number doesn't match at this time or the time frame they claim the defects were installed doesn't mean the part they installed isn't defective. I hope you all take this matter very seriously. This is a safety issue that could take or save lives.

- Staunton, VA, USA

problem #23

Jul 012016


  • 130,000 miles
Takata recall - I never received any information regarding this recall. I am just now (July 2016) experiencing the airbag warning light coming on and a warning tone being emitted randomly while I'm in motion. I'm interested to know if I can still take my car to the dealership to have it worked on under N38 13V282?

- Huntingdon, TN, USA

problem #22

Jun 012013


  • 30,000 miles
I get a recall about air bag (something about the seats) and my airbag light comes on. I take it in and the dealer wanted to charge a diagnostic charge. I contacted Chrysler and was told to take it back to the dealer and they would look at it. Took it back, and the dealer, herman jenkins in union city tn, stated they could not find the problem. Today I have a air bag light on all the time. Was told by a mechanic, that if the light was on the air bags will not deploy. My wife drive this car every day. I will not buy another Chrysler, if they can't stand behind their product. Could not believe that the dealer could not fix a product they sell!.

- Union City, TN, USA

problem #21

Mar 102016


  • miles
"takata recall" the issue is in the electrical warning system. The warning indicates air bag. Air bag light is on and has stayed on continues to stay on. It does not flash it just stays on. On the start of the vehicle once the ignition switch is turned on and the car is running. It continues to stay on while vehicle turned on and running. I believe it may be a recall with the modular.

- Carroll, IA, USA

problem #20

Feb 292016


  • 65,000 miles
"takata rcall" my air bag light is on in the dash board my car was already at the dealership for another issue the agent informed me the airbag modular has failed I informed the agent there is a recall for the tipm. A defective tipm can cause air bags not to inflate and other major issues. The dealer shi want to charge me $429 to fix

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #19

Feb 162016


  • miles
Airbag warning light on dash, Chrysler stated it was only recalled for computer software update. Dealership stated airbag has internal failure of orc and needs console replaced. Chrysler stated that they would have repaired problem if my car was 2011 model. Would not repair airbag issue since it is 2012 model. Airbags may not deploy when needed, and may deploy when not needed. Very dangerous issue, dealership wants over $450 to correct.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #18

Feb 092016


  • 128,000 miles
Vehicle was involved in a side impact crash with a guardrail. Vehicle was traveling approximately 45 mph on an interstate highway when the passenger side struck the guardrail. No airbags deployed and my wife who was in the front passenger seat with her seatbelt on was injured on her entire right side.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #17

Nov 162015


  • 52,800 miles
2012 chrsler 200. AT29509 miles car taken in for transmission problems and leaks. Torque convertor replaced. While there dealer addressed recal N38. Reprogramed tpm. 1may2015 11nov 2015 car was taken in because transmission would not shift. While there air bag light deployed. Code reads occupant restraint control module. Dealer refuses to replace under recall. Mileage52819. Car will be in back for service today. After replacing torque convertor and transmission again it went three miles and wouldnt shift correctly and again stalled on highway. Current issue: Replace occupant restraint module under recall38.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #16

Nov 162015


  • 52,000 miles
Transmission rebuild and three torque convertors in 6 mo heater warm on left cool on right engine stalls on highway heat worked when taken to draler. They replaced sa clicking blend door actuator in the morning there was warm air on the left and cool air on the right' dealer says need a heater core and radiator. This happened overnight? recall onairbags. No airbag light on at dealer, they flashed the tipm as per recall, now airbag light is on code reads replace occupant controle module. They claim this not on the recall,11V315000

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #15

Nov 052015


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200. While driving 10 mph, the tire pressure gauge malfunctioned, the seat belt warning indicator illuminated, and the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The warning indicators functioned normally after 20 minutes, but the air bag light remained illuminated and a tipm warning indicator flashed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system). The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- East Taunton, MA, USA

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