pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
68,120 miles
Total Complaints:
28 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (21 reports)
  2. replace heater core and radiator (7 reports)
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2012 Chrysler 200 AC / heater problems

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2012 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Dec 102014

200 LX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


I bought this car in 2014 just before winter, and once the cold weather began the car did not heat up on the passenger side, it is now 2016 winter and it seems to be getting worse. I have not contacted Chrysler on this issue as of yet and decided to do some research online, so here I am sending in this complaint with some of the other ones I've read.

Hopefully I can get some clear cut direction on correcting this issue so my next post will show some insight and hope.

- , Andover, MN, USA

problem #7

Jan 042016

200 LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,877 miles

This car has been one problem after another- zero degrees and no heat on the passenger side- it's impossible to defrost the windshield on the passenger side, and keep it from freezing up and cannot melt the snow. This is a safety issue to drive in the winter.

- , Lakeville, USA

problem #6

Dec 012015

200 2LX 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,933 miles

We replaced the thermostat. Didn't help. Our mechanic said that he can't fix it. He said to use the re-circulation so that no cold air is coming in from outside. It helps keep the car warm, however, it doesn't help keep the windows clear. I still need to use the defrost to clear the windows and then I get the cold air coming in from the passenger side. Really sucks!

- , Hamilton, ON, Canada

problem #5

Oct 312015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,600 miles


Hello, I have a chrysler 200 lx 2012.

I've been having this problem so far when I set the heater at the maximum level, it has not worked very well, because it doesn't heat enough and by the side passenger front, the air is not warm.

- , Reno, Nevada, USA

problem #4

Dec 182014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,058 miles

Am a single man living in Atlanta with a short commute so never really needed the heat on much, and rarely a passenger ... but on a long December 2014 trip into Michigan my passenger complained about the floor vent blowing cold air ... odd, mine was blowing hot air ... sure enough it was hot on my side and very cold on her side ... car had 37,000 miles on it then, but I'm guessing it never worked because it was never noticed before (no use sitting there during a cold period) ... now has 48,000 miles on it and need to get it fixed before December 2015 trip to Michigan .... saw 3 other people complain about this same problem ... Troncalli Chrysler said it was not under warranty and would be minimum of $115 for diagnostics plus additional to fix ... have appointment Nov. 30 ... would be real upset is this is more than $500 to fix.

- , Cumming, GA, US

problem #3

Oct 202014

200 Touring 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I have a 2012 Chrysler 200, the passenger side heater wasn't working. I took it to my dealership to find out what the problem was. They flushed the system several times and it didn't work. The only thing left is to replace the radiator and heater core. I've done some research and found that Chrysler manufacturing puts a type of product in the radiator to block pin holes that might be in the radiator during manufacturing, that product creates a sludge and that sludge blocks your system from working properly.

I've called Chrysler on the matter in requesting that since this is a manufacturing issue they should pay the cost of repairs which is $1,700 and at this time I've gotten no assistance at this time. This should be a recall and the matter should be repaired and manufacturer warned of the defect that takes place.

- , Oakdale, TN, USA

problem #2

May 172013

200 ES 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

I had bought a 2012 chrysler 200 in 2013 and 6 months into the fall and winter the heat doesn't work ,

it only works on the driver side vent on the dash. Everywhere else blows cold air . I have had the thermostats replaced , engine coolant flushed and many mechanics look at the problem. They have advised me to make a complaint to chrysler because of the design on the heater core , i have notice they made a redesign on the new 2015 200's . when its -16 outside and you have no heat its pretty damn cold out . I have also talked to many people who have the same problem , I have also advised them to complain about the problem so you are aware of the situations. I have a brand new car 2012 chrysler 200 with 45,000 miles on it and the heat doesn't work this should not be happening on a new car . I have also heard that the computer might need to be flashed again in order for the actuators up under the dash to work , is this true ? please , can we do something about this , redesign the heater core or something .


meggan Black

- , Uniontown, OH, US

problem #1

Nov 012014

200 ES

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Heater blows warm air driver side -cold air passenger side.

- , Star Prairie, WI, USA

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