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.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,666 miles

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2015 Chrysler 200 engine problems

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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #51

Jul 132015


  • 9,000 miles


Engine stalls/shuts off while driving July 13th, 2015 while driving the car the engine shut down, would not re-start right away. Got it restarted. Made arrangements to take it into dealer. While at the dealer they said the computer had to be re-program we picked the car up July 17th. August 4th 2015 the same thing happened. It was at the dealership until August 10th. While in the shop the did many tests. Said they had a service bulletin pins on the computer board had to be straightened. Repairs were made and was told they were pretty sure they have resolved the problem. Was not real comfortable with that answer. August 17th the same problem occured. The car is now at the dealership for the same issue. Checking on line this is not an issolated problem. Hundreds of complaints

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #50

Jul 052015


  • 10,400 miles
At the time of incident, the car was 11 months old. I was driving at 50 mph when the engine stalled and would not start again. It shook and sputtered continuously when attempting to start. I had the vehicle towed to the nearest dealership. It was returned to me after one day of repairs. I drove six miles and parked at a shopping center. When attempting to leave the shopping center parking lot, the vehicle once again refused to start, even though I was told it had been repaired. I had it towed again. The vehicle underwent repairs and testing for an entire week before being returned to me yet again. I have driven the vehicle since then with no apparent issues, but the problem I encountered must be prevented before it occurs. It was life-threatening, and it would be even more so had I been driving at freeway speeds or parked in dangerous surroundings.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #49

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 #48

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 #47

Jul 272015


  • 7,000 miles
Leaving for work in the am, started my 2015 Chrysler 200, reversed out of my driveway, made it to the corner of my cul de sac and the engine completely shut off. There was a message in the display including the words "trans, " and "emergency park." The entire electrical system shut down and the emergency brake engaged. I could not put the car in park because the gear system was locked up. When the tow truck arrived he had a hard time with it because the emergency brake would not release, and the wheels would not roll. I couldn't move this car if I wanted to. I couldn't open the trunk, lock the doors, use flashers, nothing... anything electrical was out of commission. My local Chrysler dealership had the car for two days, said they "performed many software upgrades" and "test drove it extensively" and that it was fixed. 20 minutes after I picked it up, I was driving in the center lane of a 3-lane highway, with my 4 year old and 1 year old in the car, and the engine shut down and the car's power and electrical system shut down also. Luckily, I was able to coast into a parking lot. I had the car towed back to the dealer again. The manager of the dealership said if it happens again, I can replace the car or they will buy it back. I am terrified to drive this car again. I was lucky the first time, barely lucky the second time, who knows what situation I might be in if I agree to let this happen again? I cannot put my children in this car again. This vehicle is a substantial safety risk, and also poses additional risks to other drivers on the road around it. Since everything shuts off when this happens, if I were to get into a crash as a result of it, the airbags likely would not deploy, adding to the risk of injury. I do not feel comfortable in a Chrysler 200, I no longer want this vehicle.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #46

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

problem #45

Jul 132015


  • 27,000 miles


Car has stalled out on multiple random times. First happened to my boyfriend when he was driving in town, he told me about it and I assumed he maybe did something to cause the problem. The second time it has happened was when I was in the car and my boyfriend was driving it again and it stalled out again in the middle of the intersection with no traffic around. Since then, it has done it three times in town in 25mph speed limits zones.around the same time this was happening, I had received the recall letter and set up an appointment and just had to wait till that day. I notified the shop the day of my appointment and told them the problem and they assumed that the new recall fix would hopefully and maybe fix the problem. Since then, it has stalled out four times, and three of the times happened in the same day. The first stall out was in town again and right away I called the dealership shop to schedule an appointment again and there soonest availability was about a month away so I had no control over that. It wasn't until the next day that it happened 3 times throughout the day and 2 of those times were within a 10 minute window and this time it was on the highway. I was lucky enough at the stalling times that there was little to no traffic around me in town and on the highway, where I was able to pull over to the side safely, shut the car off and turn it back on. The dealership has the car still, they have driven it themselves for a couple days and it did not happen to them once and they cannot find an issue so they were forced to give me my car back. The problem with this issue is the stalling problem happens at random times& in different speed zone areas. Very scary thought to have when driving on the road with heavy traffic, trucks, semi's, etc. Behind you and not knowing if your car is going to stall or not that day or very much to that minute you are driving.

- Bismarck, ND, USA

problem #44

Jul 212015


  • 5,000 miles
I was driving and my dashboard started blinking telling me I had to park the car. Once I parked for a little bit I was able to restart it but the engine light was still blinking. I was able to get it home before it shut off again and I will have it towed today. This is the second time within the last month that this has happened with the car.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #43

Jun 142015


  • 4,000 miles
I was merging onto the highway and my dashboard started blinking telling me I had to park the car. Once I parked it I could not get it to start again and had it towed to Chrysler. They said they couldn't find anything wrong with it and reset the PCM to get it to start again.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #42

Jul 192015


  • 18,495 miles
While driving we experienced the vehicle had stopped and we were just coasting for a few blocks. The engine stopped running. Some messages popped up and afterwards, when we tried to restart the vehicle, it would not turn on. This is the 2nd time this has happened. Good thing we were not going fast or in traffic or I don't know what would of happened. We towed the vehicle, again, to the dealership where they too saw that the vehicle was not turning on. The vehicle just made a noise like it wanted to turn on but just couldn't. everything else was working, radio, windows, etc.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #41

Jul 162015


  • 3,133 miles


The car stalled while I was driving on the highway. It would not restart. I had it towed to the dealership. They advised me it started right up and everything looked fine. I picked it up from the dealership and made it about 4 miles and the car stalled again while I was driving down the highway. I had the car towed back to the dealership. I am now waiting for their repair of the vehicle. Both times the car stalled while I was driving my children were in the car with me.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #40

Jul 102015


  • 100 miles
Engine stall, would not allow to shift the car gears. My wife was so scared and frustrated as well because of ongoing traffic and with our childrens in the car.

- Zion, IL, USA

problem #39

Jun 102015


  • 5,300 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving 40 mph, the entire instrument panel illuminated and the engine stalled. The contact maneuvered to the emergency lane and shut off the vehicle. The contact was able to restart the engine. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 5,300. The VIN was not available. Updated 11/12/15

- Burlington, WI, USA

problem #38

Jun 112015


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving at 30 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after several attempts. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 24,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 09/14/15

- Hallandale, FL, USA

problem #37

Jun 012015


  • 26,500 miles
The first incident I was driving through the city approximately 35 mph when the engine shut off. I was not able to restart my car immediately. After multiple attempts the car restarted and I was able to drive it approximately 1 mile before the engine quit again. I restarted it again after multiple attempts and parked it. I drove it home 3 hours later and it appeared to be normal. About a week later I was traveling on the highway when the engine stopped working again. I was traveling 70 mph. I had the vehicle towed to a Chrysler dealership where they could not "re-create" the incident so they gave me the car back. I had the vehicle for approximately 3 days when the engine died again while I was driving it. This time I was in the city traveling approximately 25 mph. I let the car sit for about 3 hours again and was able to restart it after multiple attempts. I was able to get the car back to the Chrysler dealership I bought it from. They have stated a re-call was done on it and the vehicle has been reprogrammed. The recall they stated that was done did not have anything to do with the engine so it is unknown at this time if the vehicle is actually fixed or not.

- Baraboo, WI, USA

problem #36

May 312015


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving at 40 mph, the engine stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.

- Andrews, SC, USA

problem #35

Jun 262015


  • 18,300 miles
Engine over heated, vehicle stalled on me in front of a mechanic shop luckily. Vehicle wouldn't start for nothing. I try over and over to start the vehicle and it wouldn't start. You can also start smelling burning smell coming from under the hood of the engine compartment. Several times vehicle couldn't start. Left the vehicle. The next day, mechanic came over and check the vehicle out and check the water, oil, and everything else and did a engine check and ten codes came up and something regarding cam shaft. Vehicle took several attempts to run again.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #34

Jun 012015


  • 3,200 miles
I was picking up my brother from the store and my car turned itself off. I then restarted it which took 3 times and it finally turned over and started. I then made it about 15 min down the freeway to pick up my daughter and left my brother in the running car only to return to the car being off. I tried over 6 times to restart it and it choked then told me engine warming try again later and shut off. I then called the dealership who then towed it back. After a week of having it they decided it was an electrical short and gave it back, however I don't think they fixed it because on 6/27/15 I had yet another issue with the electrical that cause my entire center console to quit on me and continue to reboot itself and freeze all while showing the backup camera screen while I was clearly going forward for miles.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #33

May 182015


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact had to maneuver to the shoulder of the road in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was restarted and operated normally after approximately five minutes. The dealer could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V090000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000. Updated 09/01/15

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #32

Jun 232015


  • 17,500 miles
My vehicle stall on I-95 and when trying to go over 45mph, it won't go over 45mph, the vehicle overheats, check engine light is one, fcw is on and throttle service light also came on. Engine rev high when trying to go over a certain speed. Vehicle sometimes doesn't start. Vehicle is giving engine problem. Smoke is coming out, very very very loud whining noise when in drive going over 35mph

- Miami, FL, USA

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