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:
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 9 of 13)

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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

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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

problem #76

Mar 232015


  • 2,000 miles


I was at a stop sign with my spouse and I was taking a right hand turn. The car didn't move at all then all of a sudden it lunged forward causing us to jerk back and forth. I still have lower back pain because of this and my spouse neck was hurting for a couple of weeks. Other than that I have several issues that had yet to be resolved. There is a rattling sound coming from the engine compartment. They told me it was a knock and I have tried different brands of gas and it 's still there. The car still lunges forward from a stop even though it has had an update on its system multiple times. When you put the car in park it rolls forward quite a bit. 2 times it jumped out of park and into reverse. I have had an airbag issue 5 times and today it is at the dealership to be repaired again. It is the right side airbag. Connectors were changed and wiring 4 times. Car hesitates a lot especially from a stand still. I have almost gotten into accidents due to the fact that when I was taking a left on a major road from a complete stop the car rolled a little and didn't go. It hesitated jerked hard and went really slow. A grinding noise came from the tranny. Another issue I have is that my car vibrates. I don't have no ac nor radio on and it just vibrates. The tech told me that Chrysler star will not do anything for my vehicle just updates. I'm paying for a car that spends about a week in the shop once a month since April. No one can figure it but they can hear the rattling and feel the sound. I even had one tech told me that I should deal with it that I am not the only one complaining but star isn't going to do anything about it. Yet again it is at the shop today getting an update and the airbag being repaired.

- West Haven, CT, USA

problem #75

Sep 112014


  • 1,500 miles
2015 Chrysler 200 rented from enterprise rac in dallas, tx. 2.4L four-cylinder/9-speed automatic transmission. Vehicle traveling at steady 55-60 mph on a controlled-access toll road. I began accelerating to approx. 65 mph to pass a vehicle ahead, triggering a downshift. I then determined traffic conditions were not favorable to pass, so I reduced pressure on the accelerator pedal to slow down; however, the vehicle continued to accelerate in passing gear for several seconds after I removed my foot from the accelerator pedal before slowing. I was able to duplicate this situation several times at speeds between 55-75 mph, and each time it took the car between 4-7 seconds after removing my foot from the accelerator for the vehicle to stop accelerating and begin to slow.

- Corrales, NM, USA

problem #74

Jul 022015


  • 8,700 miles
Vehicle shut off while driving approx. 40 mph. Vehicle started blinking put car in park, service transmission, service park break. Then, it shut off on its own. All gears locked up and car would not restart. I was a sitting duck in the roadway. This has happened X2, July 2nd, 2015 and August 10th, 2015. Had it towed both times. First time Chrysler dealer stated they replaced tcm. This second time they are stating the car is reading multiple codes and they don't know what to fix.

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

problem #73

Jun 092015


  • 1,600 miles
When I am driving my whole panel turns off and on, I go to take off and it hesiate a few seconds than goes, it does it at stop lights and while on the highway in traffic, brakes make a real loud noise I leave it park most of the time I am at 6320 mile I bought it in April 17, 2015 I should be over 10,000 mile but I am afraid to drive

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #72

Jul 282015


  • 840 miles


While on vacation, I was travelling down a highway at 60 mph. Suddenly the accelerator on my recently leased 2015 Chrysler 200 somehow decoupled with the drive train. The D in my dashboard started flashing and the car began coasting. The engine was on, and I had power steering, but no acceleration. Somehow, without any ability to control my car's speed, I got to the shoulder without being hit by one of the many 18 wheelers on the freeway. The car had just over 800 miles on the odometer. Eventually the car was towed to a local dealership. They helped me rent a car and I continued my vacation. They replaced a faulty crank sensor and I returned to pick the car up a week later. But before I'd even driven 30 miles, I experienced the exact same problem again. As the D in the dashboard flashed, the car essentially went into neutral and began coasting down the freeway. I almost caused an accident getting to the side of the road. My heart was racing after this horrific and exasperating experience. Chrysler roadside assistance towed the car to a nearby dealership that couldn't recreate the problem, so the dealership where I bought the car had it returned to them. They kept my car in the shop for a full week, eventually replacing the pmc. I picked up my repaired car, but lo and behold, before I had driven much more than 20 miles, the exact same thing happened for a third time, but this time on a surface road. By this time, I'm out of my mind with fear, indignation and frustration. This is my life. I only have one of them that I know of. I want to extend it as long as possible. The 2015 Chrysler 200 is dangerous and I will never feel comfortable driving it. I'm looking at all the possible ways I can get away from this unsafe and unreliable vehicle.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #71

Aug 102015


  • 17,400 miles
I was traveling on highway 17 and attempting to traverse an overpass at 66mph, when suddenly my check engine light came on and the car began to lurch and decelerate. I put on my hazards and was attempting to apply brakes and navigate to the shoulder when I lost my ability to steer the vehicle and the service transmission alarm began going off. I pressed the brakes until the car came to a complete stop (thankfully was not rear-ended) and turned the car off and back on. Luckily the car restarted, however after traveling less than 500ft the problem occurred again. This time I was able to pull into a parking lot and call my husband. I turned the car off and waited a few minutes before restarting, however the car only stayed on for about 45 seconds before it died and would not restart. I contacted Chrysler roadside assistance after providing my location, the customer service rep asked me the following question point blank "were you driving down the road and your car stalled?" to which I replied that it was curious she asked me that as it was exactly what happened. I asked her if it was a known issue and she said no she was just required to ask the question. The car was towed to the dealership and the following codes were noted: P2302, P2305, P2308, P2311. Intermittent aod and B feed circuits F3 3. the dealership flashed the PCM, inspected, repaired the pdc connector C4 terminal pushouts on pins 15 & 18. But after reading the numerous complaints here, I was not convinced that the issue was resolved. I contacted my friend and sales person who's father owned the dealership, and they assisted us with a vehicle trade as having your car die and lose steering at 66mph is a huge safety issue. I am amazed at the number of complaints on this site which has failed to raise alarm for both Chrysler and NHTSA....I guess someone has to die first due to this issue...

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

problem #70

Aug 112015


  • 3,251 miles
Transmission issues: When trans down shifts from 8th to 7th gear it speeds up before down shifting to 6th while braking is a scary feeling. Also jumps out of 5th when upshifting while accelerating. Other issues when pulling in to traffic from a yield lane below 35 mph trans slips before upshifting and puts you in on coming traffic and the vehicle just hesitates which could cause someone to rear end me.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #69

Jun 012015


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While pressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate. The contact shut the vehicle off and restarted the engine which resumed normal operation. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 3,000.

- Thomson, GA, USA

problem #68

Jul 252015


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle decelerated as the instrument panel illuminated. As a result, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was restarted. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was repaired under an unknown manufacturers recall but the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer where the technician informed that the engine control module or the ignition control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #67

Aug 042015


  • 140 miles
Had a doctor's appt. Leaving home 2min. Into drive car didn't go over 5mi. Stopped car ran throw gears until I felt it catch, brakes fade sitting at a light, car speeds up going down hill, smell of burning wires 6/28/2015.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #66

Jun 262015


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stalled as the check engine and the transmission warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, however the vehicle began to exhibit the same failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V090000 (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 failure. The failure mileage was 12,000.

- Hobbs, NM, USA

problem #65

Oct 092014


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving approximately 65 to 70 mph when the vehicle was slowed down to approximately 50 mph, the vehicle decelerated independently without warning. The failure recurred numerous. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The contact stated that the dealer was aware of the issue, but the vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- New Bloomington, OH, USA

problem #64

Jul 172015


  • 18,000 miles
For the second time now car stalls while driving in traffic and quits pulling almost been in two accidents.

- Whitesburg , KY, USA

problem #63

May 052015


  • 2,500 miles
I was made aware of a recall effecting certain VIN#S in the model year 2015 Chrysler 200 line. This recall was for "contaminated, dislodged or broken parking pawl or park rod (NHTSA recall id 15V-090): ". when I search by my VIN# I do not see that mine is included but I can tell you from shortly after purchasing the vehicle until now, on a weekly basis I will pull into a parking spot/driveway and put my car in park and it will continue to roll forward or backward 1-3 feet before it actually stops moving. It seems to me that either the dealership failed to inspect this car properly before we purchased it or that that there are more VIN#S that should be evaluated for the issue. I would be happy to take my car to the dealership so that they can experience what this car does.

- Akron, OH, USA

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