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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,774 miles

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2015 Chrysler 200 drivetrain problems

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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 10 of 12)

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problem #51

May 192015


  • 13,000 miles


5/19 the engine stall while driving of NJ parkway, was able to coast to side of road. Towed to dealer for service, dealer said it was a sensor. Got the car back on 5/21. On 5/23 it happen again, the vehicle was towed back to dealer for same issue. Was told some pins were loose in the wiring harness. Got the car back on 6/6. on 7/6 it happen a third time, on 7/8 the dealer told me they could not duplicate the problem. Car still at the dealer service area liccardi motors. When I called to talk to the dealer, I was told to claim lemon law you must go through the courts.

- Roselle, NJ, USA

problem #50

Jun 092015

200 6-cyl

  • 17,157 miles
My girlfriend was driving car with our 2 daughters in the back seat at approximately 60 mph during morning traffic on interstate 64 in St. Louis at around 8 a.M.. she was in the middle lane and the car started beeping, service transmission light appeared and started to lose the ability to accelerate or power vehicle. Engine was still running, but basically brought her to a stop in the center lane of traffic. Cars shifter knob was locked in gear, but would not go anywhere. Tried turning car off and back on, but would not go into a moving gear to get out of the middle of the interstate. A couple of motorists tried to assist, but car would not go anywhere. After about 20 minutes when police finally arrived, the car would go into gear and was able to get to shoulder. Dealership had car for 2 weeks. 3 days before even looking at the vehicle and another week waiting on a part. Replaced shifter and transmission control module. Said car was fixed. Car did same thing on 7/3/15, now with a little over 18,000 miles, this time in a residential area about 3 blocks from home. Same beeping sound and service transmission message. Only difference is after turning vehicle off and restarting the car, she was able to get in gear and make it home. After about an hour, I went and looked at the car and drove around the block. Check engine light was still on. Car was very jumpy shifting into both R and D. when returning and putting back into P, made a mechanical sound like a timer being turned. When driver showed up to tow away, check engine light was off, but made same sound when he put parking brake on and off. This is a very serious safety issue and hope is handled before someone dies because their car loses power on a 2 lane road and gets rear ended by an 18 wheeler coming over a hill or around a corner and can't stop in time. I want this car to be bought back by fca.

- Maryland Heights, MO, USA

problem #49

Jun 292015


  • miles
The contact rented a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while inside of the vehicle, he discovered that the gear shift was a dial knob. The contact was concerned that if the gear shift was inadvertently bumped, the vehicle would switch gears independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #48

Jun 152015


  • 6,600 miles


Pulled out of my parking spot and engine stalled and shut off said to put in park and it struggled to turn over, then drove down the road and stalled again happened about 6-7 times already also happened to me 3 times within 5 mins

- Elmhurst, NY, USA

problem #47

May 212015


  • 50 miles
I bought this car brand new with only 9 miles, it drove home perfectly. The next day I was leaving my driveway which is not on an incline and when I put it in reverse I let off of the brake and it immediately shot backwards before I could even press the gas. I had to slam on the brakes! I thought it was a one time fluke but sure enough about a week later I started noticing unintentional acceleration during braking as well as extremely hard shifting. I contacted the dealership and have an appointment tomorrow but not sure if I can her there or not as I noticed a very loud sound today when the car is in drive. This car has several issues that need addressed and fast!

- Salyersville, KY, USA

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problem #46

Dec 162014


  • 3,000 miles
9 speed transmission has issues. Upshifts 2 to 3 are harsh and sometimes slams in after waiting too long to shift. Worst, the vehicle actually accelerates when slowing down and downshifting from 5 to 4 (no foot on the throttle). This is repeatable consistently. Several times now during quick stops (I.e. someone walks out on the road) the vehicle had a burst of acceleration while hard braking. Dealer advises nothing they can do - Chrysler rep told them to tell customers "this is normal". unfortunately the unexpected burst of acceleration is not repeatable when needed. Vehicle has already been checked for recall and has gone through 2 software updates.. the car is accelerating on it's own. This car is unsafe!

- Joliet , IL, USA

problem #45

May 012015


  • 3,500 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving at an unknown speed, the transmission failed to shift past second gear and the vehicle would not accelerate past 15 mph. The contact indicated that during the incident the message "faulty transmission was displayed". the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,500.

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #44

May 282015


  • 1,923 miles
I was driving in a school zone at about 15 mph when the car jerked then bounced 3 or 4 times. The slowed and when I pressed the gas the RPM's increased but the car did not accelerate. I pulled into a parking lot and put the car in psrk but the D was flashing as if it was still in drive. Warning light were also flashing. After several minutes I was able to restart the car an drive to work. Since then it feels like the transmission is always trying to change gears.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #43

May 162015

200 6-cyl

  • miles
I am filing a complaint to express my frustration and anger. Also because it states on the recall notice I received that I can submit a written complaint if the dealership "fails to remedy this defect within a reasonable time". there is a recall on my vehicle, the transaxle park rod. The recall notice advised to contact the dealership on or after May 1, 2015 to schedule a service appointment. I did so a week later and brought my vehicle in on Saturday, May 16th. A few hours after dropping off my vehicle, I received a call informing me that my vehicle did not pass the recall test and that they needed to keep my vehicle for a few days. I then received a call the following Monday, May 18th and was informed that the part needed to fix my vehicle is on back-order!!! I called the dealership today because it's been two weeks now that I've been without my vehicle. They told me that the part is still on back-order and that we're on the waiting list. What the [xxx] is that"! I understand that my vehicle is being repaired without charge but this is an extreme inconvenience and is ridiculous. I don't understand how the part is not available or a limited supply of it. To hear the dealership tell me that they are unsure when they will be receiving the part and that I'm on the "wait-list" is very upsetting and frustrating. I even asked if I could just get my car and have them call me when the part arrives and they told me "no because it isn't safe to drive." Okay, I understand that, I get it, but I've been driving the vehicle for [xxx] near a year now, and had no safety problems with it. So why can't I have my vehicle in my possession? I just want my freaking car back!!! and not knowing a time frame is very unsettling. So please enlighten me on what Chrysler considers a "reasonable time" for remedying this defect" information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hercules, CA, USA

problem #42

Jul 012014


  • 1,000 miles
9 speed transmission has issues. Upshifts 2 to 3 are harsh and sometimes slams in after waiting too long to shift. Worst, the vehicle actually accelerates when slowing down and downshifting from 5 to 4 (no foot on the throttle). This is repeatable consistently. Several times now during quick stops (I.e. someone walks out on the road) the vehicle had a burst of acceleration while hard braking. Dealer advises nothing they can do - Chrysler rep told them to tell customers "this is normal". unfortunately the unexpected burst of acceleration is not repeatable when needed. Vehicle has already been checked for recall and has gone through 2 software updates. Note: I do not brake with my left foot. During braking the car is accelerating on it's own.

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #41

May 022015


  • 11,433 miles


In September of 2014 I purchased a new 2015 200S. In May 2015 I took my car in to get the recall work done and an oil change at my local dealership jerry ulm Chrysler of tampa and this is where my nightmare begins. Shortly after this visit, the check engine light came on. I took the car back and 3 days after this they replaced my transmission. I picked up my car after the transmission was replaced and I started to have issues with the car hesitating and it would almost feel like if I was driving a 20 year old car with a bad transmission. I took the car back and they stated that several other things were corrected. The car still has a serious issue when you drive, I took it back for a test drive with a tech. After the test drive he stated "the jerky drive is normal with this car". as I told him, if the car drove this way when I test drove it, I would have never purchased the car. I have been waiting for a resolution to the problem from the GM at jerry ulm Chrysler of tampa and to date I have not heard from him. The car continues to drive poorly and the other day as I was driving, the letter D started to flash and the car would not move. I was able to pull over to the side of the road safely. I wasn't able to power off the car or take it out of gear for almost 2 mins. It stopped flashing and I was able to put the car in park and I powered it off. After a few mins, I turned the car back on and it was working again.

- Odessa, FL, USA

problem #40

May 012015


  • 5,000 miles
On a few occasions going down hill on a highway, there is an unintended acceleration. Then the transmission will stall into gear going downhill as well. The engine will be at very high RPM for the speed I go which is 45-50. Often when I back out in reverse, the brakes make a humming noise.

- Lake Elsinore , CA, USA

problem #39

Apr 042015


  • 19,961 miles
Purchased card in July 2014. First occurrence, 5 April; 2nd occurrence, 1 may; 3rd occurrence, 15 May. While slowing down (approx. 45mph) transmission shifts from drive to neutral. Had to move to slower lane, stop, shift to park and then to drive. The last time it happened 3 times in 2 hours, hazardous road warning light appeared. Dealer has changed transmission control module, tested "pin connectivity", contacted Chrysler Corp, car still in the shop. Each time the dealer test drove it, they experienced the same conditions. Not sure of next step.

- Greenfield, IN, USA

problem #38

May 272015


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer stated that an unknown sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred on five separate occasions. The contact also stated that when he accelerated and shifted gears, he could hear a loud rattling noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. They were unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #37

May 252015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the transmission failed twice. The service transmission light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The failure prevented the vehicle from shifting into gear. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and it was determined that the trans axle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure still occurred. The contact stated that the transmission needed to be replaced and that the transmissions were on back order because this was a known issue. The vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown. MA 08/06/15

- Victerville, CA, USA

problem #36

Mar 102015


  • 5,700 miles
Driving down the highway during rush hour traffic at 45 mph, the tranmission went into neutral even though the selector was in drive and did not allow me to accelerate at all while the car proceeded to slow to a stop. The "service transmission" message, check engine light and other messages appeared. It required me to stop my car, restart it in order to drive it again. This is a very serious safety concern. It also gets stuck in 4th gear (limp home mode) which is also dangerous because the engine has very little power when you stop and it prevents you from accelerating at the rate of traffic. It is also extremely hard to drive up hills.

- Livingston, NJ, USA

problem #35

May 212015

200 4-cyl

  • 1,878 miles
I was driving down the street going 25 mph and when I pushed down on gas pedal it felt like my transmission jerk and stalled for a second and then started driving normal. I jus bought this car on April 29 2015 and it's and it's doing this already.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #34

May 132015


  • 13,670 miles
I was driving along a two lane hwy doing about 50-55mph when suddenly the service transmission light came on. I lost throttle capability and basically I was now coasting on a windy and hilly road. I was able to pull off at a safe place before I stopped. The transmission would not shift into park and though the selector still indicated "P" it was really in neutral because if I took my foot off the brake my car rolled backward. My parking brake wouldn't engage at first either. I held my foot on the brake as I called roadside assistance. At this point I was concerned I wouldn't be able to exit my vehicle. As I was talking with roadside assistance I kept trying to put the car into park and/or engage the parking brake. Finally the parking brake worked and I was able to take my foot off the brake. I then decided to try to restart the car. When I turned the car off the transmission defaulted to park. So now I was safe to exit. Once the car was restarted the transmission would not shift out of park. Waited nearly 3 hours for a tow.

- Bloomfield, KY, USA

problem #33

May 072015


  • 15,000 miles
This is a follow up on previous complaint shown below. Vehicle has been at the dealer since May 7,2015. Originally informed by the dealer where vehicle was purchased that it would take a couple of weeks to get a replacement transaxle. I contacted Chrysler customer service on May 20,2015 and was informed that the earliest they can get a replacement would be June 26,2015 and possibly as far out as August of 2015. Vehicle is currently at dealership. Repair and return is unknown at this time. "received a recall notice about an issue with the transaxle park rod late April 2015. Took it to the dealer where we purchased the vehicle. Where informed that the recall repairs could not be performed until after May 1, 2015 needed a specific tool that had been ordered. They did inspect the vehicle and said that it was safe, make an appointment for after May 1st. On May 7, 2015 my wife was driving on the highway at approximately 70 mph when she said the dash warning lights started going off and warning bells started going off. The warning said "service transmission" then would flash to "shift to park and engage parking brake". the transmission seemed to have shifted into neutral. The car was running but did not have any forward momentum. This message continued over and over. She had to go over 3 lanes of traffic before she could get to the side off the road to a safe spot. She immediately put on the hazard lights when this happened but had to Dodge traffic. Once she was stopped the shifter dial was still lit up that it was in drive, she moved it to park but still was lit up that it was in drive. She put on the parking brake and turned the car off. She waited a few minutes and started the car again. The shifter dial now showed to be in park, she tried to shift to all the other gears, the car would not move and the dial still showed it was in park."

- Terrell, TX, USA

problem #32

May 032015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V090000 (power train) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Billings, MT, USA

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