Notes: Since the Chrysler 200 first hit the streets, owners across the U.S. have complained about how their “dream car” quickly turned into a complete nightmare because of how the engine dies suddenly while driving.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,372 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Chrysler 200 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012012

200 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


2011 Chrysler 200. Consumer writes in regards to brake problems. The consumer stated when he started the engine to pull forward to get gas, the brake pedal went to the floor and the vehicle continued forward, so he pushed the pedal about three more times to the floor while he rolled to the pump bypass lane, turned parallel to the curb which separated the station bypass lane from the us highway and stopped with the emergency brake. As soon as he stopped, he put the transmission into park and then engine stalled. The consumer restarted the engine, and felt the pedal come back up. After testing it several times without further problems. In late November 2012, as the consumer headed out of a parking lot, the pedal went down to the floor twice. He quickly stopped with the emergency brake, leaned to the left of the steering wheel and saw the left end of the pedal protruding from the left side of his right shoe and the pedal was on the floor. Also, the engine had stalled, when he tried to restart the engine, it stalled again. He made another attempt to start it again, at that point the brake pedal went back to normal.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 022011

200 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the brakes made a squealing noise whenever the brake pedal was lightly depressed. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who informed the contact that the noise was normal. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer due to the continuous failure. The dealer informed the contact that the surface of the brake pad had crystallized due to the lack of pressure to the brakes. The vehicle was not been repaired. The failure mileage was 23 and the current mileage was 10,300.... updated 02/28/13 the dealer de-glazed the rotors. However, the noise returned updated 03/11/13

- Kennedale, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 252012

200 6-cyl

  • 4,094 miles
Check eng light on, traction control and antilock and cruise control inop.

- Manchester, NH, USA

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