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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,759 miles

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2013 Chrysler 200 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments

problem #20

Jan 032015

200

  • 45,000 miles

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

I have had a brakes problem with this car. I reported it to Chrysler and they said for me to take it to a dealer the dealer wanted to charge me a large amount of money to check it out. So I took it to my mechanic and had my brakes change. I still have a problem with the brakes light coming on. I also was rear ended and both airbags was deployed.there was no one in the passenger seat.I don't know why the passenger airbag came out.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #19

Nov 012014

200

  • 3,700 miles
The brake light comes on at random times while driving, park, stop signs, and on the freeway. My daughter have the same car year and model and she have the same problem. I reported it to Chrysler and the refer me to a dealer in Ontario. The dealer said that I needed brakes. I went to my mechanic and had both front and back brakes installed but the brake light still comes on.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #18

Aug 262015

200

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle lunged forward and hesitated as if it were stalling. The contact mentioned that immediately after the failure, the brake warning light illuminated and the warning message for malfunction indicator light displayed on the message board. Also, the electronic stability control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence and it was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #17

May 152014

200

  • 6,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that after shifting into the park or drive position, there was a rough shift without warning. In addition, the contact stated that when the brakes was depressed during inclement weather, there was an abnormal sound emitting from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000. The VIN was not available.

- Edenton, NC, USA

problem #16

Apr 092015

200

  • 14,455 miles
After 14000 miles front brakes need to be replaced. Also own a 2011 Chrysler 200, also needed to replace front brakes at 19000 miles. I believe Chrysler is using poor material for there front brakes. Since I replaced the 2011 brakes, with auto zone parts, I have gone over 40,000 miles more and brakes are still good. Would like to find out if this should be a recall. Thank you.

- Middleboro, MA, USA

problem #15

Nov 122013

200

  • 6,600 miles
From almost the beginning of owning this car it has made a noise in the left front driver's side. The steering wheel feels lose, like it could come apart. I had brake issues also. The dealer was able to find the brake noise, but not the noise in the left front driver's side. They say there is nothing they can detect. Yet, my car continues to make this noise. Now, I'm not a mechanic, but my car should not be making a noise if everything is alright. Checked on youtube and many people with Chrysler 200's, 2013's are having the same problem. They say their mechanics either cannot find the problem, or it's 1. steering column 2. outer tie rod end or sway bar end links 3. ball joints 4. bushings can be worn on control arms of sway bar or 4. tie rod. My dealer cannot find any of that wrong with my car, yet, I believe it is one of these problems. My car was purchased at moore, Chrysler, Jeep, Subaru, at 8700 w. bell, road in glendale, Arizona. I am a single lady, living on social security disability. My dad bought this car for me. I cannot afford to have all these problems fixed if the warranty runs out, and the dealer lets it. I need them to take responsibility and fix my car.

- El Mirage, AZ, USA

problem #14

Jul 012013

200

  • 600 miles

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

Not long after purchasing my 2013 Chrysler 200 I noticed that every few days I had to get air in my tire. When I had my very first service I mentioned to the service dept. They looked at the tires and put air in them. Then it was the same every few days put air in tire. Well on next service it was the same old thing nothing wrong put air in tires this just keeps going on. Well when it was time to rotate tires then the problem got a little worse. Had to go from every few days to every other days at next service got the same statement nothing wrong. Now its got to the point I have to put air everyday and not just one tire but all of them. I just now got to 30,000 miles on my car. Also they said and tried to talk me into getting nitrogen put in which cost money and if your on the road and your tire goes low you can't put air in a nitrogen tire. I don't know why the tires keep loosing air but this is darn ridiculous. Also like another person reported quite some time ago my brakes make a terrible noise when backing up.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #13

Jun 272014

200 6-cyl

  • 19,125 miles
I have not had one particular incident, but everyday squeaking instead. What started out as a very loud screeching sound is now a breaking squeal every time I brake. I have had my Chrysler 200 convertible into the dealership 6 times for the same problem. The last time they said they can't fix it. Obviously, this has been a problem for some time as I've investigated. If they knew this, why would you sell a car to someone? to me, this is a fraudulent act whereby they intentionally misrepresented this vehicle and sold it to me anyway. Now they say Chrysler is aware of the issue, but doesn't know how to resolve it. What an embarrassment to Chrysler, not only that they can't resolve it, but every time I stop, it's an embarrassment to them.

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #12

Oct 022013

200

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while reversing with the brakes engaged, an abnormal squeaking sound emitted from the brakes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Detriot, MI, USA

problem #11

Jan 232013

200 6-cyl

  • 200 miles
(this is a resubmission of complaint # 10649389 to which I added lighting and corrected the VIN) and the speed that the squealing and squeaking occur are from 15 to 0 mph. 2013 200 limited V6 the brakes squeal from what has been blamed on corrosion, the first in my 20+ cars. The dealer did a resurfacing and added a squeak to the squeals. Now at 37K miles I have to suffer to watch pedestrians turn and look to see what all the noise is when I am coming to a stop at lights. After reading the complaints about headlights I now know why the on-coming cars are always flashing me, the lights are angled up to counter act the issue. On the upside, otherwise would have dumped this heap, the gas mileage is great on the highway only and it is a good riding vehicle for 23K new.

- Port Isabel, TX, USA

problem #10

Jan 232013

200

  • 200 miles

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

2013 200 limited V6 the brakes squeal from what has been blamed on corrosion, the first in my 20+ cars. The dealer did a resurfacing and added a squeak to the squeals. Now at 37K miles I have to suffer to watch pedestrians turn and look to see what all the noise is when I am coming to a stop at lights. After reading the complaints about headlights I now know why the on-coming cars are always flashing me, the lights are angled up to counter act the issue. On the upside, otherwise would have dumped this heap, the gas mileage is great on the highway only and it is a good riding vehicle for 23K new.

- Port Isabel, TX, USA

problem #9

Aug 082014

200

  • 19,400 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. While driving 20 mph into the driveway, the vehicle accelerated on its own. The vehicle did not stop when the brake pedal was depressed and crashed into a porch. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 19,400.

- Shreve Port, LA, USA

problem #8

Apr 152014

200 6-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while reversing, there was an abnormal noise coming from the brakes. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was advised that the vehicle was functioning properly. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 6,000. Updated 9/4/14 updated 09/12/2014

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #7

May 122014

200

  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that when reversing, the brake pedal was depressed and there was an abnormal noise continuously. The failure recurred when the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake pads, the brake fluid, and the brake drums needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 14,000.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #6

Jun 122013

200

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns 2013 Chrysler 200. The contact stated when engaging the brake pedal and driving in reverse there was a loud "grinding/squeaking" noise. The contact took her vehicle back to the dealer for a diagnostic test and was advised that was how the vehicle was designed. The contact insist this was not a proper function for a brand new vehicle. The dealer agreed to replace the rear brake pads; however, the failure persist. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect by certified letter. The contact was waiting for a proper response regarding the defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 012014

200 6-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
Car has started to make a grinding and squeaking type noises when backing up. Took to my dealer and he told me there aware of the problem, but there is no fix for it right now. We just have to live with it. I told him my wife is afraid to drive it she thinks that the brakes are going to go out. If Chrysler doesn't fix this problem pretty soon, we'll be driving another car from a different manufacture!

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #4

Jun 122013

200

  • 900 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and a loud noise emitted continuously. The failure recurred whenever the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three times however, the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. In addition, the front hood was misaligned and repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 900. The VIN was unavailable.

- Manning, SC, USA

problem #3

Aug 072013

200

  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the front and rear end exhibited a loud squealing noise without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure would recur intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where a diagnostic was performed but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 9,000 and the current mileage was 13,000.

- Edgard, LA, USA

problem #2

May 162013

200 4-cyl

  • 4 miles
Malfunction light came on during date of purchase. Tech said that it was due to the battery being jump started. Light came on again, and code came back as smoke signal...I was told that the smoke test passed. Took car to another dealership. They kept the car for five days and found the following errors: Seal for the trans filer missing, leaking esim. The problems were stated as fixed. However to date, hot oil message is coming on. Also the car is cutting off shortly after engine is started. Car rattles when at a stop light and then shuts off.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 162013

200

  • 3,000 miles
I bought my 200 in December 2012. Starting in January, the car idles very strangely. When I start the car the engine rattles as if it does not want to start. The brakes have always squeaked as if they need to be replaced and when I asked the dealership, I was told that this is normal and every car squeaks. Lastly, it is difficult to drive during the evening time because of the low lighting. I do not believe I will ever by Chrysler again because the car runs as if it 60,000 miles old. I am afraid it is going to break down any moment. I wish I would have bought the Honda Accord.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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