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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,599 miles

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2015 Chrysler 200 engine problems

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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 7)

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problem #114

Jan 012016


  • miles


Takata recall: My car shuts off and will not power back up or allow to start sometimes when I stop. It also will not detect my key fobs while im trying to start it. Also, it will jump very badly when going slow(street) or fast(freeway). The car also smelled like fire while I was driving one day. It also had an issue where it shut off while I was reversing. I took it to the dealership 4 times and made a complaint with corporate 2 times. They always seem to say they did not find anything wrong with my car. One of my case numbers with Chrysler corporate is 29448239 and the other is 29301258. Both were closed although I stated that the issue was not resolved.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #113

Jul 252016


  • 6,000 miles
I bought the car in February 2016 and was told it was bought back because of a sensor and had gone through full inspection and was cleared for sale. Two days later my check engine light came on and the car had accelerated from 60-92 on it's own. The dealership puts new parts in and every two weeks after I get my car back, the check engine light comes on and the car is accelerating on it's own. Chrysler has a team talking with the dealership but the car has been back around 10 times and is still having the same problem. Last week it accelerated from 72 to 97 on the freeway while my 2 year old son was in the car. We almost hit a semi. I dont understand how Chrysler is able to keep closing my cases and telling me they fixed it when it is still having the same problem. I've googled engine issues on these cars and found mine wasn't the only one doing this. I am paying a lot of money for an unsafe car that keeps accelerating on it's own and nothing is being done.

- Bettendorf, IA, USA

problem #112

Jun 152016


  • 45,000 miles
My 200 stopped on more than one occassion either on the highway (285), or on the street. Had to pull to emergency lane to sit, open and close door then car started back up and was able to drive home. No radio and saved settings have to be reset ever time the car is started. Nothing will connect (phone, blue tooth etc),

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #111

Jul 152016


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2015 chrylers 200. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. After numerous attempts, the vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed and repaired per an unknown recall. The failure recurred twice. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #110

Oct 172015


  • 22,500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, the contact mentioned that the vehicle violently jerked. The contact stated that the failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions where the technician informed that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,500.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #109

May 202016


  • miles
Engine stalls out.

- Spring Lake, NC, USA

problem #108

May 052016


  • 11,400 miles


My engine light came on I took it to the dealer to get it checked/fixed. They told me the everything was ok and that they had to do some updates on the vehicle and everything was fix. Went to pick up my car and two days later the engine light came back on. So now I have to take my car to the dealer to see what is going on with the vehicle and they will not give me a loner vehicle to get to work. From the reviews I am seeing a lot of people are having the same issues with the Chrysler 200 this car is defective

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #107

Apr 172016


  • 12,000 miles
On December 2015, I bought the 2015 Chrysler 200 limited from gilroy Chrysler dealer. (malfunction #1) on Sunday April 17, 2015, @ approximately 9:45 I drove my Chrysler less than a mile from my home when I made a right turn & my car turned off and the steering wheel locked up. I started my vehicle and was able to drive it. (malfunction #2) the vehicle has also had problems making a clicking noise when going in reverse like metal on metal contact. (malfunction #3) when I put the vehicle in drive it is delayed and changes hard. On April 23, 2015 my vehicle was serviced for an oil change & tire rotation @ (stevens creek Jeep Dodge) 4100 stevens creek blvd, ca 95129 and the service advisor was advised. He advised they were booked up for 3 weeks in order to conduct a diagnostic check under the vehicle's warranty. The vehicle was serviced and it is scheduled for the first week of May. The dealer would not give a for a temporary vehicle until the vehicle is safe to drive. I am a single mother two children.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #106

Mar 012016


  • 1,000 miles
The car is burning oil. 35 qt in 6000 miles. That is all you smell as you drive or at idle. The car jerks back and forth as you drive not good form my 5 yr and 3 yr old necks when its jerking them back and forth. As we brake the car feels like it is giving gas to go. The car has died at stop signs in the middle of know where.

- Pella, IA, USA

problem #105

Apr 092016


  • 19,310 miles
I was about to turn right onto the street, when I felt loss of power. The car etc, mil, and etc indicator lights came on. Transmission goes into stall mode, does not go over 30 mph, speeding up and slowing down and shaking excessively. I've only had this car for 10 months. Now if this was to have occurred on a weekday I would have been on the freeway and this would have caused a major accident.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #104

Mar 252016


  • 15,000 miles


The contact owned a 2015 Chrysler 200. After filling the vehicle with fuel, the contact noticed smoke under the hood of the vehicle. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was towed and released to the insurance company. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

- Edinburg, TX, USA

problem #103

Nov 012015


  • miles
This vehicle has experienced transmission problems since month two, taken in multiple times to be told a variety of reasons why the car isn't working. Car stopped twice in the middle of the road, wouldn't start or move (with my children in the car both times). Currently car will speed up when you take your foot off the gas, also car transmission thuds into gear feeling like the car is literally going to fall apart. Been told that everyone is aware of the problem, no one has a solution. In the mean time the car is clearly unstable, unsafe.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #102

Mar 072016


  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph and preparing to stop at a red light, the vehicle jerked violently. The failure occurred on four occasions. In addition, the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 11,000. The VIN was not available.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #101

Feb 032016


  • 5,000 miles
Takata recall the car is powering off while driving causing car to stop. I see there is a recall for this but not on my VIN number. This is very danderous because the car just stops

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #100

Jan 222016


  • 3,500 miles
Driving on I-75 outside of detroit when engine suddenly caught on fire and burned engine compartment and front seating area. Car has only 4,000 and has only driven in metro area since purchased a few months ago. Our lives were endanger and saved with the help of other motorists until fire department arrived. Freeway was closed and incident on tv that night..

- Hazel Park, MI, USA

problem #99

Feb 222016


  • 8,314 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle jerked without warning. The vehicle was taken to be repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 8,314.

- Booneville, AR, USA

problem #98

Feb 202016


  • 13,500 miles
Car shuts off while driving and without warning. Yesterday driving home during my commute, in one of the busiest highways in nyc the vehicle shut off. This was a harrowing experience because it was rush hour, I was at the time, passing a short bridge which offered no shoulder for me to pull over. Confused and bewildered, I felt fearful someone my not see me and slam behind me. I quickly put my four ways and literally put my arm out the window frantically waving traffic around the disabled vehicle. As I tried to re-position the gear knob from driving to park, the light indicator would not move from the drive position although the knob did rotate to the park position. After 5 minutes or so, I attempted to start the car by pressing on the ignition button and like nothing ever happened it started up and I was able to drive home safely, although this type of event could had had a very different result.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #97

Feb 162016


  • 10,086 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the engine stalled without warning. After several attempts, the vehicle was able to restart. The contact stated that after the failure occurred, a burning odor was present. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V470000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,086.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #96

Jan 132016


  • 8,000 miles
I was driving my brand new Chrysler 200 that I bought 4 months prior and it was completely shutting off in the middle of the road... I lost control of steering until it shut completely off so I could restart it. Very scary when you have your newborn baby and 10 year old in that back seat. Not once did a check engine light come on or any sensor come on to tell me that my vehicle had no oil in it. So I believe the engine, electrical, and sensors are all messed on this vehicle. I do not feel like I should be stuck with it because in the back of my head I no longer feel safe in this vehicle. I am reaching out for help because Chrysler won't and I have owned this care since August and it was in shop for 17 days in January, I have it back but I still don't think it's running correctly.

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

problem #95

Sep 092015


  • 500 miles
Before reaching 1000 miles, I knew that there were terrible problems with the engine: Jerking, hesitating and stalling. These engine/transmission problems make my car unsafe to drive as we have experienced several close encounters with accidents as a result of these defective problems!!. I have complained to our dealership where I purchased my car. But for some reason they couldn't get me in to check on my vehicle because of so many of the same issues I was told & also stated that it wasn't their fault to check with Chrysler Corp?? since then was almost killed twice (my whole family)!! merging onto I-20 in Georgia, going about 50 while merging when there was a tractor trailer moving up quickly in my rear view mirror I hit the gas but nothing happened!!! I started yelling oh my god my kids screamed daddy my wife screaming then, the car shuts off so now im without power, the truck started laying on his horn then there was blue smoke from the tires of the truck!! "twice" this has happened!!! other incidents, while pulling up to a stop sign or stop light while slowing to stop it would jerk then speed up sometimes throwing me into on coming traffic!! something has to happen!! this car is a death trap!!

- Villa Rica, GA, USA

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