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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,914 miles

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2015 Chrysler 200 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 12)

problem #238

Dec 052016

200

  • 39,524 miles

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

I was traveling down a city street approaching stopped traffic. I had my foot on the brake stopping the car when all of a sudden the car lunged forward hitting the car in front of me. I took the car to the dealer again for the 6th time for this problem. Each time I received the car back. The dealer informed me they put an update in the computer and relearned the car whatever that meant. When I bought the car, after test driving the car I was not satisfied with the drivability of the car. This was the 5th 2015 Chrysler 200 that I test drove, but it was different. The shift points were off. The car would only shift down to 3rd gear then jump to 1st on take off causing the car to jerk. I didn't wanna take possession of the car. The salesman took me to the service manager and the service manager told me that's the way they drove when a new person drives them because the new driver has to put a few hundred miles on them so the car can learn the new drivers driving pattern. Me not understanding the new technology with these new cars was dumb enough to believe him. The car was actually bought for my 76 yo mother. After buying the car I took it to her and the first time she drove it, she was in traffic pulling up behind a semi dump truck. The car lunged forward and nearly collided with the truck. She was scared so bad I had to take over. She has not been able to drive again. I immediately took the car back to the dealer and told them this car is unsafe and its not going to work for my mom. The dealer don't nothing to help us but put the car back in the shop and gave it back to me doing the same thing. After the 5th time taking this car back to the shop. I talked to the owner of the car lot. I told him that this car was unsafe and if I continue to drive it its not a matter of if I'm gonna get into an accident, its a matter of when !!!!!!

- Laurinburg, NC, USA

problem #237

May 012016

200

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled suddenly and shut off. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Riviera Beach, FL, USA

problem #236

Dec 052016

200

  • 43,000 miles
The airbag service light came off an in for 2 days. Now it stays on. I was told there is no recall for my car. The transmission jolts when going from 2nd into 3rdwhile driving

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #235

Jul 012016

200

  • 18,000 miles

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

My Chrysler 200 will lurch forward when I am coming to a stop. When taking off the car will hesitate then surge hard into 2nd gear. I have contacted Chrysler many times and I have also taken this car to two different Chrysler repair shops and they deny there is any issue with the transmission.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #234

Jul 152016

200

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated while being operated at lower speeds. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (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. The VIN and failure mileage were not provided. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Columbia, SC, USA

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problem #233

Nov 182016

200

  • 7,360 miles
My concern is the corrective action taken by fca regarding safety recall S55/NHTSA 16V-529. This recall identified a loss of motive power that could occur due to a faulty transaxle wire harness, possibly resulting in a crash. Solution was to replace the wire harness when parts became available. After a two month wait, fca changed the suggested repair from replacing the wire harness to re-programming the PCM and tcm. This re-programming, prevents the transmission from shifting to neutral, causing a loss of motive power, but will now place the vehicle in "limp mode". dealer service managers could not provide an accurate description of that process. We know it will cause the transmission to downshift, either to third or maybe second gear, not sure which, and a reduction of maximum speed to 30 mph or less, again not sure what it will be. The root cause, the transaxle wire harness will not be replaced until the vehicle experiences this problem. So, I am left with the original problem which could fail at any time. Whether the vehicle loses all motive power, or abruptly downshifts to a lower gear with a loss of acceleration while traveling at highway speeds could still produce a very unsafe condition if a person reacts incorrectly. Are these corrective actions, which are not those identified in the original recall, approved by the NHTSA, or can the manufacturer change them at will? I have had this vehicle for sixteen months. Five of those the vehicle remained parked in the garage due to two recalls. I do not agree with the corrective action taken.

- Converse, TX, USA

problem #232

Aug 232016

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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Kempton, PA, USA

problem #231

Aug 012016

200

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While approaching a stop, the vehicle jerked before halting. In addition, the vehicle jerked before moving in reverse. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the contact was unsure about the diagnosis and what was replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #230

Nov 162016

200

  • miles
Purchased/leasing car from american car center and from day 2 there had been problems but they keep giving me the run around. I've taken it to the shop 3X in less than 30 days. The air bag light light was on. They had me take it to a place that doesn't fix them then they sent me to the Chrysler dealership who claimed to have fixed it. Not even a week later the light comes on again. In the meantime I complained about the car seeming like it's going into neutral. Again, acc sends me to one of their shops who says nothing is wrong with the transmission and it just need to be reset so they reset it. Well the same day it was supposed to be fixed it does it two more times especially going downhill. It doesn't shift into gear as it suppose to. I put it in drive but it moves like it's in neutral then jerks into drive, not safe. If I stop at a stop sign it stalls to pull off. The passenger seat got stuck after it was let back for the first time. The speedometer glitches and the radio/phn connection does what it wants to. My main complaint is the transmission. What it's doing scares me whenever I drive it. The date it last happened is listed below.

- Readyville, TN, USA

problem #229

Nov 252014

200

  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle lost power. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate. Also, while driving various speeds, the vehicle jerked. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the contact was unsure of what part was replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 21,000.

- Blackjack, MO, USA

problem #228

Nov 012015

200

  • 25,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving various highway speeds, the vehicle would suddenly shut off. During the incident, a message related to loss of power appeared. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired. The contact was informed that the failure was related to a recall. No further information was available. The contact later received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #227

Sep 192016

200

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train). The dealer was uncertain as to when the remedy and the repair parts would be available. The contact was to check with the manufacturer to determine when the dealer may be able to provide the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Palestine, TX, USA

problem #226

Nov 112016

200

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While attempting to start the vehicle, it shook and failed to start. The contact attempted to start the vehicle several times. When the vehicle started, it shook and began to overheat. Also, while driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing; however, the details of the diagnosis could not be provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #225

Nov 122016

200

  • 6,000 miles
Car shifts into neutral while driving, repaired multiple times by dealer, but still happening, almost in 4 near collisions! happens on the freeway at all speeds, happens when stopped and slowing or accelerating. Once it froze in neutral and would not turn off or go into park and was towed while still running. Has happened starting at 6000 miles and still happening at 40000 miles!

- Syracuse, UT, USA

problem #224

Jul 052016

200

  • 48,230 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 48,230.

- Gwynn Oak, MD, USA

problem #223

Sep 262016

200

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Frankville, AL, USA

problem #222

Sep 122016

200

  • 18,000 miles
Transmission shifting hard and from time to time seems like it takes longer to engage into drive from park mode. The car has been at the dealer for some type of transmission issues since it was bought new. We are currently waiting for a response on safety recall S55 / NHTSA 16V-529 received in early September 2016. I called fca and received a case number 9/12/2016 2:32 pm case number 30101893 but have yet to hear anything back. I have contacted the dealship several times and have yet to receive a call back. My concern is the car has been labeled unsafe by the recall and I haven't revived and feed back from the dealership or fca.

- Brownstown, MI, USA

problem #221

Nov 062016

200

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and the battery and oil warning indicators flashed. The vehicle stalled in the middle of the road. The contact waited approximately one minute and the vehicle started normally. The contact stated that the same failure occurred two other times. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 16V290000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The dealer was notified and stated that the parts were not available to perform the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #220

Mar 022015

200

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V090000 (power train), 15V470000 (electrical system), and 16V529000 (power train); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #219

Nov 072016

200

  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While the vehicle was parked, the vehicle shifted gears and crashed into the garage door. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that he had an appointment coming up. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 28,000.

- Ava, NY, USA

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