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.


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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,244 miles

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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #31

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 #30

Aug 052015


  • 4,000 miles
Smoke started coming out of the front window defroster air vent while driving. The air conditioner was on a low setting at the time and set on defrost.

- North Aurora, IL, USA

problem #29

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 #28

Aug 192015


  • 21,000 miles


My car just turned off on me and when I tried to start it back it kept making a clicking sound. The dash then said engine warming please wait. So sfter about 10 minutes it finally turned on. Later that day it turned off agaun while sitting at a stop sign and yook about another 5 minutes to cine

- Huntsville, TX, USA

problem #27

Aug 172015


  • 6,800 miles
On 8/17/15, I barely made around the corner from my work when I came to a stop at a stop sign and my car just shut off. Took a few times pressing the button to get it started again but finally started again and made it home safely. Next morning I drove to the end of my street and stopped at a stop sign and again my car shut off and this time took 5 minutes to get it started again.....I was told to bring my car in to be checked by dealership on 8/20 asked if they would supply me a loaner car until the problem is resolved and they told me no because I didn't purchase an extended warranty. Since when do I need to purchase an extended warranty for a car that has a manufactured warranty still on"?" I purchased the car in May 2015 and it has barely 7000 miles on it....I feel unsafe driving my car home today as I made safely to work however I worry that it may shut off again when I am in an intersection or a highway.

- Douglassville, PA, USA

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problem #26

Aug 172015


  • 600 miles
I typed in a complaint for the 15th and 17th but put the wrong VIN number.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #25

Aug 172015


  • 6,500 miles


On a busy four lane avenue, my car just stopped. Would not restart. Had to call police and they blocked traffic moved off of highway. Could have been a very serious accident. I have taken the car to the dealer twice complaining that the engine light kept coming on.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #24

Aug 152015


  • 6,500 miles
Car cut off at a stop sign. Restarted.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #23

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 #22

Jul 022015


  • 3,200 miles
The placement of the shift paddles (sport shift model Chrysler 200S) has caused two near accidents for me. These paddles (+ and -) are located on the back of the steering wheel on both the right and left sides, just above the control buttons on the back for the sound system. While driving East bound on 16 mile road, I thought I was changing the channel of my radio station, instead I hit the paddle, this stopped my acceleration and my vehicle slowed down, I tried to accelerate again, instead the rpms went up. I did not know how to adjust and was in the left (fast) lane where I had to pull off into the 'Michigan left' lane, I then turned off the car and restarted it again. This happened again on hall road approximately two weeks later, fortunately I was slowing down anyway to turn on to a street. I believe most of the functions in this car are ergonomically wrong. The 'dial' to park, neutral, reverse, drive is just a few inches away from the air flow dial. I have looked behind the car to be sure there were no pedestrians / vehicles and while my head was turned, my hand turned the dial for air flow instead of the dial for reverse. The emergency parking brake is a small pull button just a few inches away as well. I have had a passenger try to pull it as they asked what it was...

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #21

Aug 292014


  • 4,524 miles


When I first got the car it was scary to drive for is slow to pick up when I give it gas and is jerky while driving like a standard. It progressively got worse. While driving and then slowing down it would speedup quickly instead of slowing down.I had to keep pumping the brake then it would slow down. Then while driving the engine icon came on. Made an appointment with the service center at the dealership. They checked it out and told me it was only number that accidentally came on when someone moved the gearshift button while I was driving. I drive alone 99 percent of the time and this didn't happen. They told me the icon was out and would never come on again. Less than a mile down the road while leaving it came on again. So I turned around and took it back. They put it on the machine again and said it was the transmission. They would have to order the part and fix it when it came in. I asked if I should be driving it until then and they said yes it would not hurt anything. A week later they called and had it a week. Saying it was the O-rings and seals in the transmission. I picked it up today and it still worries me to drive it. It sounds louder and makes noise when I turn it off and on. It sounds and feels like it is in fast gear and not idling down when you turn it off and on. I don't feel safe while driving this car and I bounce up and down while driving on the highway which didn't bounce before. The tires feel like they hit each bump hard. Chrysler recalled the programming about 2 months ago, I am not sure what it was but they said it was fixed but it has gotten worse that is when the trouble started.

- Gilbert, WV, USA

problem #20

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 #19

Jul 212015


  • 8,145 miles
Car turn off while driving, happen now 3X. (7/21,7/30,8/2)

- Phila, PA, USA

problem #18

May 072015


  • 14,354 miles
The engine slips into neutral state while driving. First the "service park brake" indicator came on followed by "service transmission". then the shift indicator lights all turned on (P, N, D, S ). it was then necessary to coast to the shoulder. Once while on the expressway. Turned engine off and on and still all shift indicator lights remained illuminated. It stayed in this condition so the car could not be re-started. Roadside assistance pulled the lead off the battery to reset. My vehicle is now in the shop for the 3rd time for the same problem. Prior to the vehicle stalling completely there were 2 or 3 instances where I was able to shift to neutral and then to drive without having to pull over, I thought it was something I was doing until I realized I had bigger problems.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #17

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 #16

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 #15

Jun 202015


  • 2,345 miles
We were at a stop sign when we heard a noise and felt a jolt. We got out of the car to observe what had happened and discovered that the ball joint was not properly installed from the factory. The pinch bolt was installed but the head of the ball joint never passed completely through. When it came apart, it came apart with such force that it jerked the axel out and caused some minor body damage. The right front tire was flipped out and turned. The front end of the car was resting on the fender. As stated on the repair invoice...."lower ball joint separated from knuckle, doesn't appear to be fully installed. Replaced right front lower arm, knuckle, axel, splash shield. Relearn power steering and four wheel alignment". we were on our way to a week long vacation and had to spend it in a dealership and enterprise rental car Agency. Vehicle was not repaired when we had to leave and come home. I have videos and photos. Spoke to Chrysler care who seemed willing to work with us. I advised that my daughter was terrified to drive this car again. We had only had it 2 weeks. This was her first new car purchase. She is a full time nursing student and works a full time job. We asked that Chrysler just replace the vehicle with one of equal value and was told by the buyback department that they were refusing to do that and that this was covered under the warranty. The vehicle is still sitting at a Chrysler dealer in myrtle beach SC. It has been there over a month. Chrysler has refused to assist us. I have spoken to an attorney and was advised that I would need to sue Chrysler Corp. And the dealership. This vehicle passed 2 inspections at the dealer with faulty assembley. I have copies of all phone conversations, the time and name of who I spoke with along with a copy of the invoice. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

- Ripley, WV, USA

problem #14

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 #13

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 #12

Jul 092015


  • 3,000 miles
Today, I was pulling out of a walmart parking lot on to a busy road where cars go about 50-55mph. I had my 15 yr old daughter in the car with me. I started to pull out into the road and all of a sudden, my car went from driving, to feeling like the transmission slipped in to neutral. It was one of the most scary situations as cars were coming at me, and all I could do is coast over to the side of the road. This is a brand new car, with just over 3,000 miles on it. I have only had it about 6 weeks. My husband is a disabled military war veteran. We had to save and save to purchase this car. We needed something reliable. We have teenagers who also drive. Now we are all terrified to drive this car; it could be deadly if we were on the highway or a busy road and the car does this again. I took it for a test drive in our neighborhood again tonight, and the same thing happened. I'm taking the car to the dealer in the morning. I hate the feeling that this car is dangerous; what a horrible thing to happen when purchasing a new car.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

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