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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,088 miles

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2015 Chrysler 200 drivetrain problems

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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 8 of 13)

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problem #102

May 182015

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 numbers: 15V090000 (power train) and 15V470000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to perform the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mundelein, IL, USA

problem #101

Nov 032014

200

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that there was a progressing failure in which the vehicle randomly went into a lower gear. There was a drastic reduction in speed. The contact constantly had to pull the vehicle over to restart the vehicle to prevent the failure. As the failure was progressing, the vehicle stalled numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer more than once and they were not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they provided no remedy. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V470000 (electrical system) but the part was not available. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 01/12/16

- New Britain, CT, USA

problem #100

Jul 252015

200

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 70 mph, the service transmission warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where the failure was unable to be determined; however, they replaced several electrical functions and the transmission. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #99

Apr 142015

200

  • 4,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 15V0900000 (power train). While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle shook while shifting gears without warning. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer but the failure was unable to be determined. The contact stated that the mechanic repaired an unknown component, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,800. Updated 07/14/16

- Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA

problem #98

Feb 202015

200

  • 2,100 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the engine and brakes, the dashboard overheated, and the vehicle hesitated to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was functioning as designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:15V470000(electrical system); 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 failure. The failure mileage was approximately 2,100.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

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problem #97

Jun 302015

200

  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that when the accelerator pedal was engaged at low speeds, the vehicle started violently shaking without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician informed that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,000.

- Cleveland , OH, USA

problem #96

Nov 192014

200

  • 500 miles

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

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

200

  • 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

200

  • 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

200

  • 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

200

  • 11,000 miles

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

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

problem #91

Sep 162015

200

  • 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

200

  • 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

200

  • 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

200

  • 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

200

  • 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

200

  • 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

200

  • 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

200

  • 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

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