Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2015 model year is the first of the sedan's 2nd generation. Maybe they should have stuck with the 1st generation.


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 6 of 10)

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problem #96

Nov 192014


  • 500 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while attempting to engaged the brakes, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without any warnings. In addition, the contact mentioned that the vehicle stalled several times. After restarting the vehicle, the transmission failed to shift into any gear as the service transmission and the service park brake warning messages illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 500.

- Whitesburg, KY, USA

problem #95

Aug 012015


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the shift lever came out of the drive position and went into neutral independently as there was an increased of engine rpms. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. In addition, the contact stated that he recently received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V470000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 15,000. Updated 12/03/15

- Monroe Township, NJ, USA

problem #94

Sep 272015


  • 8,310 miles
I have brought my car to the dealership repair shop 18 times about something is wrong with my transmission. I have all paperwork to back it up that these technicians and Chrysler's star keep telling me that either they don't hear anything or no it's normal. Well today my check engine light came on and the screen said service transmission. But there's nothing wrong with it I thought. To make matters more upsetting to me on Wednesday the 23rd of September I got a call from the dealership if the tech can take it home overnight 9 miles away to see if what I feel or hear (hesitation, rattling, and jerking) is true. Normal yet again! by the way the airbag light is still on waiting for them to call because they are waiting to get a new wiring harness to fix the issue. The airbag part has been in the shop 7 times going on 8 and has been repaired that many times. Oh and the airbag a so called safety issue isn't really a safety issue according to the dealership and Chrysler. They sent me home with it. The same tech that said the car tranny is normal. I have children and yet they keep telling me the 2015 Chrysler 200 is suppose to be this way. Someone even had the nerve to guarantee me that if I'm involved in an accident it will deploy. Chrysler and the techs that go through all this training still can not fix a car with issues. Even with my car having stayed over the 30 day mark with the same issues that can not be resolved Chrysler will not buy back my car. Please someone look into it.

- West Haven, CT, USA

problem #93

Aug 182014


  • 800 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving 40 mph and depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not able to be restarted. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 800.

- Tuscaloosa , AL, USA

problem #92

Sep 232015


  • 11,000 miles
Car was running beautifully on September 22nd. It was parked in the garage overnight. When I started it the morning of the 23rd, the check engine light flashed and the car was idling very roughly. I drove slowly to the dealer, doug smith Chrysler in american fork, ut. They diagnosed the problem as being a cart and horse concern: Apparently the coil on the #6 cylinder had failed and also the coil driver in the PCM had also failed. They don't know which occurred first and then likely caused the other problem. My concern is that the car was nearly undriveable as it was; what if the PCM had suffered a cascading damage of some sort" especially, what if this had happened while I was traveling 70mph on the freeway? I just think that a component of such importance as the PCM should not fail after only 11000 miles. I now have concerns about the replacement: Will it be brand new or rebuilt? if rebuilt, how reliable will that end up being" I also feel that a spark plug coil should be more robust than to fail at only 11000 miles. I believe this failure could represent a severe danger to myself and possibly to others if it happened while the car was being driven.

- Highland, UT, USA

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problem #91

Sep 162015


  • 8,500 miles
My airbag light was going on and off throughout the day. I brought it to the dealer and they didn't find any codes but the light was off. I went down the road and it turned back on so I went back. They found the same code that's been giving me issues regarding the passenger seat. 7 times for the same issue. I had brought my car back and forth since March 2015 for the tranny issue. It jerks, hesitates, and rattles. On a serious note my neck hurts cause it causes me to jerk forward. All Chrysler keeps doing is reprogramming my computer on the tranny but it doesn't work. I have over 17 work orders, over 30 days of staying in the shop, and all they do is reprogram it per Chrysler star orders. Recently I went to reverse the vehicle and it shot forward then knocked into reverse. The buyback program is a lie. Please do not purchase the Chrysler 200. It's just a headache and a waste of money.

- West Haven, CT, USA

problem #90

Aug 072015


  • 28,000 miles


While driving on the expressway at approx 65 mph my vehicle cut off without warning. I lost all power. I was able to manuever to the shoulder and then the check engine light and transmission failure light came on. It took several minutes turning vehicle on and off and trying to shift before the vehicle would come on and shift into drive. This occured on two other occassions. The last time almost resulted in an accident because I couldn't get out of the way of cars coming behind me.

- Zion, IL, USA

problem #89

May 012015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact received notifications for NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V090000 (power train) and 15V461000 (equipment); however, the parts needed were not available for the recall repairs. The dealer could not provide a timeframe for when the parts would become available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #88

May 132015


  • 2,500 miles
At random times when I take my foot off the gas peddle and start to apply pressure to my brake my car speeds up and the RPM jumps up also. I have taken the car to the repair shop 3 times and they say after a few hours that they can not get them to duplicate the issue. This has alsmost caused multiple wrecks.

- Benton, AR, USA

problem #87

Jun 302015


  • 2,100 miles
My car jerks and/or hesitates while driving or accelerating from stop or coasting at 30 - 55mph. From a complete stop position my car has sputtered and rattled like the transmission or engine was having trouble engaging. I have a rattling sound coming from the engine compartment and you can hear it clearly coming from the passenger side with the windows down. A brand new car and it has a lot of transmission issues. Chrysler doesn't do anything unless it throws a code. 15 times in the repair shop. The car is at the shop now, and the tech is having trouble recreating the issue. Please someone do something about this.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #86

Apr 012015

200 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,812 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V0909000 (power train) was received in April of 2015. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 11/19/15 updated 1/14/2016

- Mount Holly Springs, PA, USA

problem #85

Aug 012015


  • 687 miles
While driving the drive shaft came out causing the entire wheel to disconnect and subsequently causing the frame to collapse onto the tire of the front passenger side of the vehicle. I had this car for 2 weeks and had it towed to the dealership (tate Dodge) where I purchased it and it is still there since the incident on August 1st because I will not drive it as I do not feel safe in it.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #84

Jul 152015


  • 4,000 miles
I have requested Chrysler to buy back this vehicle before it kills someone or me. Issue is transmission selector knob. Safety complaint: Just below the radio and at the forward position of the center console is where the ac fan control knob is located, 3 inches below that, is the transmission selector knob. Both are similar in size and shape. The knob has one safety feature that requires the brake pedal to be depressed before the position from park to R N D L is selected. Once in motion (forward) the transmission selector knob can be placed in reverse without any warning that the vehicle is in the reverse position while driving forward, other than a tiny "R" symbol located between tachometer and speedometer within the instrument cluster and a yellow dash mark under the transmission selector knob that indicates which position the transmission is in. My wife and I have had several incidents where we would reach down and turn the ac knob counter clockwise to reduce ac fan output without realizing we put the car in reverse. Once the car comes to a stop it will be in reverse, step on the gas and you are going backwards with little time to react. We have several children, teens and tots. Imagine this scenario while in a school zone picking up your child while others are crossing in front and behind the vehicle. Other vehicles with this design require a push down and turn safety feature that works. I understand as a 45 year driver and owner of many vehicles over the years that ultimate responsibilities are the drivers. But you will soon see that this design will kill or injure someone. It is very easy for the passenger to make the same mistake without the driver being aware. It has happened with our teen. She bumped the knob some how and it was in reverse, came to a stop and took off in reverse. Thankfully no one was behind at the time. 1 recall 6 service visits. Darwin

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #83

Feb 132015


  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the headlights were activated, but the headlights and tail lights failed. As a result, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained unknown injuries that did not require medical attention. In addition, while parked with the vehicle started, the vehicle jerked forward without warning and crashed into a curb. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #82

Sep 062015


  • 27,000 miles
While driving at 30mph the 200C jerked forward and completely stopped. All lights on the gear control were lit and the car completely stalled. The system said to pull over safely and to put the car into park and shut the car off. We were unable to do any of this because the care was stuck in drive so we were unable to even push the car to a safe area. We waited 20 minutes in hope that the car would reset itself. Unfortunately it did not and we were advised by road side assistance to disconnect the battery in order to reset the car. Unfortunately we did not have a wrench in the car in order to disconnect the battery and we had to flag someone down for a wrench. Very surprised that roadside assistance did not come out to help with the situation. After disconnecting the battery and waiting about 1 minute the car reset and we were able to restart the car. Since this happened the other day we now drive with a wrench in order to disconnect the battery. When I called for service Chrysler said that they are unaware of any recalls for this safety issue!!! this was a very dangerous situation since cars were flying off of the expressway and could have rear ended us. Unfortunately when this happens you are stuck in drive and you can't even push the car. Service department at the dealership was not very helpful until today when I heard from their manager. They told me that there were no recalls for this issue but to bring the car in and they would see what they could do.

- Elmsford, NY, USA

problem #81

Jul 242015


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the gears shifted from drive to park several times without warning. The failure was getting progressively worse. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Trappe, MD, USA

problem #80

Aug 312015


  • 7,700 miles
My car jerks and/or hesitates while driving. From a complete stop position my car has sputtered without going any place. I would have to turn off my vehicle in the middle of the road and turn it back on so I can get it to go. I have a rattling sound coming from the engine compartment and you can hear it clearly coming from the passenger side with the windows down. A brand new car and it has a lot of tranny issues. The 9 speed automatic is the worst design with major flaws. Chrysler doesn't do anything unless it throws a code. 15 times in the repair shop and it is still there with the same issue that no tech can figure out. Please someone do something about this. The buyback program they offer is a sham don't believe them.

- West Haven , CT, USA

problem #79

Aug 282015


  • 5,000 miles
I was stopped at stop sign when I took foot off brake pedal to accelerate it couldn't get traction with back tiers it felt like the back right tire locked up and it jerked back and forth until I took foot off accelerator. I stopped but couldn't see anything wrong. This happened on 8-28-15. On 8-29-15 was in a drive thru and when car is in park and I put in drive it makes a clicking sound from engine and car jerks somewhat with my foot on the brake. I have noticed that when I accelerate it hesitates to go. I am very concerned about this problem because I am almost scared to drive it because of the hesitation to go, and could cause a wreck if the tire thing happens again.

- Cordele, GA, USA

problem #78

Aug 232015


  • 10,711 miles
Engine light had came on again as I was driving to the store when it hesitated slightly, several times its been in for "fuel issues" which started back in Oct 14', but this time it needed and tcm update. After this was done it came back with a code reading it needed a new transmission. I'm glad mine was just starting the jerking over the last few weeks, even though now that I think about it, it may have been far longer then that but only occasionally, in reverse and when getting up to speed.this car has too many issues and is a safety issue to drive because at any moment your transmission can drop on it. For a new car this is too much and someone is going to lose their life driving this car if it cuts out at the wrong time.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #77

Jun 052015


  • 250 miles
This vehicle has a horrible transmission. It changes gears when it wants to! several times we have had a issue with the accelerator going like someone put their foot on the gas itself!! I have almost rear ended someone 3times because of it. There needs to be a recall on these vehicles.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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