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10.0

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 3 of 12)

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problem #191

Aug 162015

200

  • 2,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle lost power. The accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate and increased in rpms. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on multiple occasions, but they could not diagnose or repair the vehicle. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train). The part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Enosburg, VT, USA

problem #190

Sep 132016

200

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train); 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 experienced a failure with the transmission wire harness. The vehicle stalled on more than one occasion. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #189

Sep 112016

200

  • 38,000 miles
This issue relates to the "S55" recall dealing with crimps in the wire harness of the car. As I was driving my car suddenly lost motive power causing me to roll to a sudden stop in the middle of the road. The dashboard told me to enable the emergency brake to prevent rolling. After enabling the E-brake and shifting into park I attempted to shift out of park and was unable to. Turning the car off and on did not resolve this issue. I needed to call for a tow truck and had the car towed to the nearest Chrysler dealership. After three days of my car sitting at the dealership and calling every day I finally got told that this recall issue has no solution at this time. And even better the service manager told me they ordered a new wire harness for the car, but this new wire harness is also affected by this recall defect. This is my only means of transportation and now I will get the car back after nearly a week and it is not even safe to drive. If this problem had occurred on the highway I could have died! on top of all of this after calling the Chrysler help line printed on the recall notice (which I received the same day that this problem happened to me) they told me that Chrysler will not provide me with any sort of a rental or loaner vehicle. So if I do not want to drive around in a car that could potentially get me killed I must pay out of pocket for a rental vehicle for an unknown amount of time as Chrysler has no idea when a permanent solution for this issue will be available.

- Billerica, MA, USA

problem #188

Sep 032016

200

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train); 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.

- Hillsborough, IL, USA

problem #187

Jul 022016

200

  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving various speeds, the vehicle independently decelerated and accelerated without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train); 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 11,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Belleair Bluffs, FL, USA

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problem #186

Aug 222016

200

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train) 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced any failures. The VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #185

Sep 102016

200

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train) 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Sandy Hook, CT, USA

problem #184

Jul 092016

200

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V090000 (power train); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- New Oxford, PA, USA

problem #183

Aug 312016

200 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle was slow to pick up speed. The vehicle hesitated numerous times and was unable to be driven. The dealer sent a mechanic to the contact's residence to replace the safety harness, but the failure continued less than 1,000 miles later. The contact took the vehicle to a second dealer, but the failure continued. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000. Updated 10/26/16

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #182

Jun 162016

200

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving approximately 75 mph, all the instrument panel warning indicators illuminated and flashed. In addition, the accelerator pedal seized. The contact coasted the vehicle to the shoulder. The vehicle was turned off manually by depressing the start button. The vehicle was restarted and driven home. The dealer stated that the module transmission control and module power train failed. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired back in 2014 and 2015 for the same failure. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train). The parts were not available to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #181

Aug 012015

200

  • 16,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving approximately 30 mph, the check engine light suddenly illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The transmission would not immediately shift out of the drive position and an electrical burning odor was present. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the electrical wiring harness failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 16,000.

- Dyersburg, TN, USA

problem #180

Jun 052016

200 4-cyl

  • 47,350 miles
The vehicle has had repeated electrical problems where the instrument panel will suddenly start flashing service transmission, service airbags, service brakes and during that time the electronic gear shift disengages from drive and alternates from park to low while the vehicle is moving. The dealership finally after two years of complaining and being turned away because the car was not storing an codes found the vehicle had a faulty electronic module in the transmission. This transmission has been service and reprogrammed 4 times since it's purchase in June of 2014 and now there is a new recall for the same issue. I'm not safe in this death trap.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #179

Aug 122016

200

  • miles
After driving for a few weeks, I noticed that the transmission will hard shift into 5th gear at times. It also will skip 2nd gear when slowing down to a stop and the vehicle with shutter when skipping that gear going from 3 straight to 1. there is also some hesitation when you have to get on the gas from that gear skip. There needs to be an update or a transmission fix of some kind to fix this.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #178

Jan 162016

200

  • miles
Vehicle can be in motion or stationary but seems like it periodically I step on the gas and it feels like vehicle is in neutral (only revs) then kicks into gear which can be very dangerous and might cause an accident. This happens at stops, small roads, highways and main roads in other words it happens unexpectedly at anytime anywhere.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #177

Apr 062016

200

  • miles
The transmission is defective and has serious safety issues. It has hard shifting and downshifting issues, always causing issues while driving the vehicle since it keeps jumping and concerns my safety and safety of other drivers. I filed complaints with the the attorney general and a lemon law suit with attorney troy gorman, however the company shows up a paper that I signed of my legal right to sue them for any warranty disputes! who will ensure my safety and other drivers safety then" isn't that a fraud and manipulating with the law" I wasn't given any copies of that document at the time of signing the lease, I wasn't told or explained any thing regarding this hidden fraud. Please help me with my lemon case and complaint

- Harrison Twp, MI, USA

problem #176

Aug 022016

200

  • 73,400 miles
Car lost all power to the wheels under full throttle going up a hill. The dash board light for a tempurator sender came on for the transmission and the car was locked out putting it into park. The car only went into the "S" position of the transmission but still had no power to the wheels. The car was locked out of turning to a any gear. I had to shut the engine off and restart several time until the transmission was free. Finally a check engine light came on and I was able to drive to the dealer. This can all be verified by the state police who stopped to help the dealer said it was as if a computer received an error message, the car had to be rebooted!~. thats fine if you're standing still; but not traveling at 60 mph on a highway. It was fortunate that I was in the right lane and could coast to the side of the road! what would happen if I was in traffic and in the left lane and all of a sudden I had no power!

- Sugar Loaf, NY, USA

problem #175

Aug 052016

200

  • miles
Bought the car July 2015 and by Oct 2015 the car occasionally would downshift while in motion. Took the car back to the dealer and was told there was a recall and within a couple of weeks and the recall was aconplished and the computer was updated. Within a month the car was back to downshifting at odd times while I was driving. The car has repeatly been in 3 different Chrysler repair shops and it has always gone back to downshifting while you are driving at odd times. I did get it while it was downshifted on my phone recently so I have a video. Since the video the engineers at Chrysler had the dealer change a modular in the computer and the dealer put 200 miles on the car and assured me it was fixed. The same day I picked the car up it downshifted while I was driving again. I called the dealer and they made an appointment for me to bring it back in. I just picked my car up from the dealer this morning and was told the engineers told them only to drive my car. Since it didn't do it in the 331 miles that they drove it they were told to give me my car back as repaired. I took the car down the road and had to take it right back because now my phone can't connect with the car and my radio isn't working too. They say it S the radio so they have ordered a new one. I'm in sales and my car has 29,000 miles and I lose the warranty on the computer ar 35,000 miles. A couple of months ago I contacted chrylser and was given a case worker and case number, and was told by the case worker that Chrysler is aware of the problem with the 200S. The rental car Agency says there are a lot of rentals by dealers trying to repair this problem with the 200S. I would send you the video but with it being on the phone I'm not sure how.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #174

Jul 282016

200

  • 31,683 miles
In June 2016 the AWD light came on while I was driving on the parkway. A call to the service dept. Said it could be a glitch in the computer, turn it off for a while and restart. The AWD light continued to light up. I took it in for service the dealer said it was a computer chip problem (ptu module was bad) that took 4 days two fix.two weeks later on 7/18/16 after noticing dark spots on my driveway I took the car in, the diagnosis was a leak of transmission fluid in the bell housing causing the transmission in a 2 year old car to be replaced. An hour ago, (7/28/18 9:30P) I was driving 60 miles an hour on the gsp when the battery light suddenly came on and "shift to P" message came on in the dash. The "D" on the gear shift panel started flashing about a min later the vehicle began to lose power. I pulled over and restarted the car. It started up I was barely able to get to the side of the road on a dark highway with lots of traffic. It was a catastrophe in the making! this is the 3rd major issue with this new vehicle.

- Roselle Park, NJ, USA

problem #173

Nov 292015

200

  • 27,646 miles
In November 2015, while driving to Virginia from Florida, the transmission service light came on, check engine light illuminated, paddle shifters were disabled, and the vehicle went into a limp mode. I was able to get into gas station and tried to place into park, dash then told me not able to place into park, thus I forced it to turn off. I returned to the car 20 minutes later and it started back up with the check engine light still on and I was able to drive home. The check engine light then cleared itself and took to dealer 2 days later, they stated nothing was wrong w/ it but maybe the wiring recall would fix it but they were able to find a stored code that said it was a communication breakdown with the transmission. I began to have hard shifting issues in March. I finally had to contact Chrysler customer care as the dealer would not timely fix the recall. It was then fixed in March. They did a learn and play on the transmission and it has fixed the hard shifting. Since March, 3 difference occasions with two of them in the two weeks and multiple times on each occasion the transmission service light has illuminated, check engine light come on, and the car go into limp mode. The limp mode is very dangerous as it puts me in the middle of the street sometimes and cannot go anywhere. I have been left in the middle of exit ramps of highways, I have been left at lights, etc. Each time we go to the dealer and they cannot recreate this (but they state they can only drive it a few miles) so it never gets fixed. This time, I was told by the service manager, Chrysler knows of the issue and it is a low voltage issue telling the transmission to shut down but they said they are trying to get it approved by the federal govt as a recall. I have great concerns of this car, I have paid $32,000 for a new car and it leaves me very vulnerable and not safe at all!

- King George, VA, USA

problem #172

Dec 012015

200

  • 3,600 miles
When down shifting from 6-5 and 5-4 the rpms increase approximatly 500 rpms car continues to roll at constant speed also when pulling into garage it shifts to 1st gear and lounges forward it has stalled to point of having to pull off highway have no luck with repairs.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

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