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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,365 miles

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2015 Chrysler 200 drivetrain problems

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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 10 of 10)

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problem #16

Feb 022015

200 6-cyl

  • 7,200 miles


I was on a slight hill (approx 10-15 degrees) stopped the car and put it into park, pressed the engine start button to shut off the engine and opened the door to exit. As I lifted my weight out of the car, it began to roll backwards, my foot slipped under the car but I was able to hit the breaks with my other foot. Thinking it was something I did wrong, I pulled the car back up and repeated the same steps and it did the same thing again (this time with out my foot). I was then thinking, this is a brand new 31K+ car - it cant be doing this so I repeated a third time and it happened again. I called my dealer who instructed me to set the emergency brake on park selection on my radio and to bring the car in immediately! its now in the dealers shop as they are getting the hem and haw from Chrysler on what to do. I want this fixed asap as I am lucky the car did not run over me and crash into the cars behind me.

- Ontario, NY, USA

problem #15

Nov 012013

200 6-cyl

  • 34 miles
The day I bought my car I had problems with burning smells. I took my car back numerous of times and they said my brakes were braking in but all this time my transmission was leaking. It took 8000 miles for the dealership to find out I need a new transmission. I get my car back with a new transmission in it and two days later I have another leak in my new transmission.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #14

Nov 052014

200 6-cyl

  • 740 miles
Transmission shifted to neutral, sounding like going to "low gear", and slowing fast. Pressing the gas pedal did not help and after a while went into gear again by itself with a bang. Really bad situation if driving on a highway. I took the car to the dealer on 19nov14, they said that it never failed for them. Since then, the car failed 6 times, the last one today. There were times that the only solution was to stop on shoulder and shut the engine off. I took the car to the dealer on 06feb15, they did a software flash for PCM (flash software 1), updated car computer. On 04mar15 the transmission failed again with the same problem. This time happen again on a highway, luckily, no car was close behind. It could be dangerous if this happens at faster speed in a busy highway.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #13

Feb 242015

200 4-cyl

  • 3,500 miles


When decelerating going down a slight incline my foot was off the gas pedal. As I applied the brake pedal the car shifted but had accelerated as though I had pushed on the gas pedal. I had to forcefully apply the brakes even harder to keep from hitting the car in from of me. I have noticed this on other occasions as well but this time was different as there was someone in front of me. It is as though when the car shifts from 7th to 5th and also from 5th to 3rd the car lunges forwards. I have also notices the car will pull itself up a hill without applying the gas pedal when approaching a stop sign at the top of the hill. I am concerned I may inadvertently rear end another vehicle with this issue.

- Platte City, MO, USA

problem #12

Feb 182015


  • 6,169 miles
I was driving on the interstate in my brand new Chrysler 200 (barely 6,000 miles on it) around 6:00 am, going about 78 mph, when suddenly the parking brake appeared to engage, the radio went off while warning beeps were going non stop, and every warning on the dash was lit up, the car would not accelerate, and seemed to think it was in park while it was actually in drive. It still would not drive (was acting as though brakes were on when they were not) when the tow truck came 2 hours later and the driver was trying to get it onto the bed. As I was on the interstate when my car went into a swift and sudden deceleration I was almost seriously injured and, potentially, could have injured others. I was lucky it was so early in the morning and no one was hurt. I have not yet heard from the dealership as this only happened this morning, but I am terrified to ever drive that car again. I believe this should be looked into before anyone is injured or killed due to whatever caused this malfunction.

- Florence, AL, USA

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problem #11

Dec 032012

200 6-cyl

  • 4,500 miles
The controls knobs for the radio volume and station selection, the fan speed and the transmission selection are all clustered at the front of the center between the seats console. All are similar rotary knobs and are close together. When the car is parked. You can not change the gear selector with out pressing the brake peddle. When the car is in motion. The gear selector can be moved from "D? drive to ?N? neutral, to ?R? reverse, to ?P" park un-restricted. Example: As you are driving. You reach down to change the fan speed. You mistakenly change from drive to reverse. The car will start to slow down and stop. It you are watching traffic and you do not have the driver information display set to see the gear indicator. You may be confused and do not know why your car is stopping in traffic. There should be a detent (like all other cars I owned). Driving them you can change from drive to neutral and back while in motion. You can not change from neutral to reverse or park with out having your foot on the brake.

- Michigan City, IN, USA

problem #10

Dec 112014


  • 4,000 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, the vehicle automatically activated into sport mode causing the vehicle to decelerate intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000.

- Questa , NM, USA

problem #9

Jan 012015


  • miles
2015 Chrysler 200. Consumer wrote in on behalf of her employee. Car has numerous problems including display messages: Service trans, stop safely, shut off, engine, . etc. Car automatically shifts into neutral while in motion.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #8

Jan 042015


  • 2,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle from the dealer four months ago. In that time I have had some unpleasant experiences. At first it was little things, such as not being able to start the car, or the keyfob didn't work correctly. Although those were nagging they were easily dealt with. Last week I was driving down the street doing about 40mph, and the cars display started throwing error messages, such as service transmission. The car felt like it had stalled and I had no power to the gas, brake or steering wheel. Luckily I was not on the highway when this happened or the likelihood of me getting in an accident would be very high, being that this was in the evening. So, I am stuck in the middle of the road with a car that still has accessory power, but I was not able to shift the car into park, or drive. I was able to shut the car off and restart it fine, but again couldn't shift. After about 20 minutes the car shifted into gear, and I was able to drive it, albeit very slowly since the engine would not rev past 2000 rpms. I checked for any service bulletins and see this has been an issue for several people. There was not a fix associated with this. I brought the car in to your service department, and they were not able to recreate the issue. So, now I am stuck with a brand new car with roughly 2200 miles that I'm afraid to drive. If/when this happens again I hope I'm not on the highway or any road actually as the chance of an accident is very high. I don't feel safe. I have never had something like this happen to me, so I honestly don't know how to proceed.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #7

Dec 092014

200 6-cyl

  • 11,100 miles
Drove vehicle 25 miles from home, parked for 2 1/2 hours, started vehicle shifted it in reverse, the service transmission notification came on the driver display, backed the vehicle out of the parking spot and shifted the vehicle into drive the gear indicator said the vehicle was in 4th gear as I drove the car forward the transmission remained in 4th gear without shifting, I drove the car about 1 mile like this. I parked the car in a safe place, shut it off, called Chrysler roadside assistance, restarted vehicle, put in gear, all was normal, drove 4 miles, transmission stuck in 8th gear, pulled over turned off car, restarted after 5 minutes, drove vehicle remaining distance home. Next day drove vehicle to modesto, ca dealership without problem, dealer had car for 7 days, they said they replaced transmission control module and updated software. Pick up vehicle drove it, noticing that shifting felt different than before the problem, not as smooth. On December 18, 2014 while driving vehicle, the service transmission advisory came on again and the vehicle was stuck in 2nd gear, stopped vehicle as before, restarted and was able to drive back to dealership, where the vehicle is now. The service manager advises me that they are working with Chrysler engineers, but are not having much success with an answer to the problem.

- Patterson, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 172014

200 6-cyl

  • 12,491 miles


While on the bronx river parkway felt something funny on the dashboard shows transmission and car just cruising not doing nothing when pressing gas pedal. I don't know what to do but I told them that I really don't want the car back if it's possible for a different one they said its fixable it's just a wire problem I believe and I can't just change car like that I just got it but my point is this what to expect in the future I buy brand new car for a reason if old cars better why not returning I need help if possible.

- Ossining , NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 022014

200 4-cyl

  • 200 miles
Vehicle accelerates 2 to 3 mph when transmission downshifts from 8th gear to 7th and from 5th gear to 4th making it difficult to judge stopping distances and making turns. This happens when foot is off the accelerator.

- Woodhaven, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 242014


  • 5,900 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the gear shaft independently shifted and caused the vehicle to jerk and stop. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission module needed to be updated. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. In addition, the contact mentioned that the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 5,900.

- Dayton , OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 122014

200 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
At about 3,000 miles, whenever I would put the transmission into park, the car would roll backwards or forwards. This happened consistently until I took it to the dealer for repair at 9,300 miles. The only way to keep it from dangerously rolling was to always have the emergency brake on. When I took it to the dealer, two service writers verified the problem by rolling the car when it was in neutral, but the mechanic said they said they couldn't replicate the problem and said the car was fine. As I drove it away, while still on the dealer lot, I parked (placing the car in park, of course) and got out of the car to ask the service writer one additional question. As I walked away, the car rolled forward about 25 feet and crashed into a new Chrysler can on the dealer lot żż causing damage to my car and the new dealer car. My experience fits exactly with the following Chrysler recall from April of this year: April 2014 -- Chrysler group llc (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram 1500 4X4 vehicles manufactured January 24, 2014, through February 5, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the transmission case may have been improperly machined which can result in the park pawl not properly engaging when the transmission is in the 'park' position. If the park pawl does not properly engage, the vehicle may rollaway, increasing the risk of a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmission, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. Chrysler's number for this recall is P13.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 032014


  • 1,900 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the vehicle erroneously shifted to neutral. The vehicle was restarted to regain normal function. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was towed to the dealer but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,900.

- East Rockaway , NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 172014


  • miles
During launch of 2015 Chrysler 200 at sterling heights assembly plant vehicles have had at least 30 torque failures or no reads for critical joints. Therefore torque would have to be verified manually. Unfortunately the company has not provided the proper sockets to the wrenches to verify the joints. Despite this management has pressured supervisors to leave no defects on the line. This environment has caused supervisors to buy off on unverified torque on critical safety joints.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

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