really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,514 miles

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2012 Chrysler 200 electrical problems

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2012 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #36

Dec 152015


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the vehicle was not emitting heat and the defroster failed to defrost the windows. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the heater core and the radiator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Webberville, MI, USA

problem #35

Sep 262012


  • 141,885 miles
On April 26, 2012, I purchased a brand new 2012 Chrysler from an official Chrysler corporation dealership. Since then this car has been put in the shop approximately 30 times for from medium to major problems. The 1st major problem was 9/26/212 which was diagnosed as gear-rack and pinon. It has had two lifters(relative to the motor) because of loud tapping. Three heater cords; a couple of re-calls;transmissions leaks; internal engine damages; headlamps needed immediate replacements; washer fluid tank leaked and needed immediate replacement; the car horn failed to blow on demand; brakes needed immediate replacements; camshaft, rockers had to be replaced twice; heater cord experienced internal failure and had to be replaced; brake pads; brake light (dashboard) has been beeping on since 2013 and is still doing the same thing today; engine air filter had to be replaced; and a host of other vehicle problems that should not be happening on a brand spanking new 2012 vehicle!! please assist and advise.

- Oxon Hill, MD, USA

problem #34

Oct 152015


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the heating system was activated and cold air emitted only from the passenger side vents. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #33

Dec 262015


  • 73,000 miles


I own a 2012 Chrysler 200, the engine stops/fails about every two months while braking or while stopped. This is dangerous as it can stop anywhere and they might rear end the car or something. I have taken my car to the Chrysler dealership 4 different times with the same issue, the first time they changed the PCM. After about 2 months the car's engine stopped while braking or while at a stoplight. The 2nd and 3rd time I took the car they did not find anything wrong with the car and gave it to me after a couple of days. The 4th time when I took the car they said that it was the battery and they put in a new battery. Well about 2 days ago the car stopped again while at a stoplight. I have not taken the car to the dealership as they never find anything wrong with the vehicle. I am tired of them not finding what is wrong with the car. I believe that I speak for many Chrysler 200 owners when I say that an investigation needs to be done for the whole Chrysler group, especially to the 200, which have many complaints online and none one seems to find the solution. Please investigate this for the safety of the drivers. I am so sick and tired of the mopar mechanics not finding anything. I do not know if the issue is with the PCM, computer, or engine. Please investigate.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #32

Nov 292015


  • 37,000 miles
Randomly shuts down while driving down the road, with no warning

- Lewiston, ME, USA

problem #31

Apr 202015


  • 61,576 miles
Windshield wipers quit working. Only wipe on high. Took into dealer to repair, they replaced the wiper motor. Did not fix problem, they then ran codes to tell me it is the tipm. My extended warranty company said they will not cover, problem still not fixed.

- Ellensburg, WA, USA

problem #30

Nov 052015


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200. While driving 10 mph, the tire pressure gauge malfunctioned, the seat belt warning indicator illuminated, and the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The warning indicators functioned normally after 20 minutes, but the air bag light remained illuminated and a tipm warning indicator flashed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system). The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- East Taunton, MA, USA

problem #29

Sep 232015


  • miles
We got recall P25/NHTSA 14V-234 I called the dealership in garden city long island, NY tel 516 292 9764 to make an appointment, I have been there several times for oil change. I requested about this recall and there response- 1- oh we do not have part in stock, we will call you when we get the part, 2- on the phone they keep transferring the line, finally I end up with leaving message, but no call from them. 3-they keep you on hold so long that you have to hang up the phone. I do not know what to do. I feel this dealership is arrogant, irresponsible, unprofessional and danger to the car owners. I hope you take action immediately. I might be one case but there are millions of mini van like mine. Thanks for your cooperation. Asif ansari 917 902 3142 email- yaakubansari@hotmail.com

- Floral Park, NY, USA

problem #28

Sep 052015


  • 57,000 miles
While driving the battery light came on and electrical systems began to fail. Radio, ABS system, windows and ac all shut off. The car failed to accelerate properly and engine would not shift gears. Braking and steering systems became compromised before car completely stalled and coasted to stop on side of road. Approximately 2-3 minutes from battery light going on to the car becoming totally nonresponsive. Car would not start, unless jumped. Required tow. Dealership states the issue was an alternator that shorted, and in turn burned out the battery. Required the replacement of both the alternator and the battery at a cost of approximately $1100 (before negotiated discount of 10%).

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #27

Jun 142013


  • miles
I noticed after I purchased my vehicle in 2012, I started having issues with my car in 2013. My car started having heat coming from the bottom of my driver and passenger side. I ignored this issue but then it started happening more often. On my last oil change the dealer didn't fill my overflow for the antifreeze so I had a friend to fill it up. After filling the antifreeze he decided to turn on the engine. What happens next is that the antifreeze began to boil. This should not be happening. I made an appointment at the dealer and took it on yesterday. I was told it was the tipm which was shorted out and that the fan wasn't coming on like it should. The cost of this repair is $1275. I believe Chrysler is aware of the issues and that they need to reimburse customers for this issue.

- Oxon Hill, MD, USA

problem #26

Aug 162015


  • 89,000 miles


While driving, the car began to rapidly lose functionality while warning lights were appearing on the dashboard until it abruptly shut down while driving in traffic. The time from no warning lights to complete loss of functionality was approximately 10-15 seconds. The shut down included an abrupt loss of power steering and braking capabilities while driving on a busy street at night. I was able to quickly compensate for the loss of power steering and braking and stop the vehicle while avoiding a crash, but just barely. Thankfully, I broke down next to two police officers who helped push my vehicle onto the side of the road. These officers may be able to attest to the fact that no noises or abnormal operation of the vehicle was apparent before the abrupt shut-off while driving. Attempts to restart the vehicle involved no clicking or the engine attempting to turn over. The vehicle is currently being repaired, but the preliminary diagnosis is one of a faulty alternator. I will attempt to retain the faulty alternator from the repair center. I had only started the car 2-3 minutes before the incident and there were no apparent electrical issues (engine struggling to start, lights dimming, etc.) while starting the car or during operation.

- Cleveland Heights, OH, USA

problem #25

Jun 262015


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200. While driving approximately 10 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact required a jump to restart the vehicle. The engine started and the instrument panel illuminated, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #24

Dec 012012


  • 3,875 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the vehicle alarm activated while the doors or trunk were opened. The vehicle also stalled numerous times without warning. In addition, the headlights failed to illuminate while driving at night. The door ajar warning light illuminated while the doors were closed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions where the electrical module was replaced, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,875.

- Park Wood , MO, USA

problem #23

Aug 282014

200 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Driving car and preparing to stop for a red light the car suddenly stalled..no warning. Everything just quit. Thankfully I was already coming to S stop and was at a point where pulling off of the road was an option. Now today the car will not start. Only 58,000 and driven only locally.. results pending on issue. No codes found yet. Mechanic states that at first look the car appeared to be out of gas, which is not the case. However it looks like this might be a fuel issue. I have seen recalls around the tipm and fuel sensors and prior years recalls for the car stalling.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #22

Mar 072015

200 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The car has stalled on four different occasions while driving. It stalled three time while driving in traffic. One time it stalled on the highway. The car has turned back on after a couple of tries. A malfunction indicator light comes on after the incident and stays on for a period of time. The light simple goes out without any intervention. Everything appears to be running okay and then another incident of stalling occurs.

- Dracut, MA, USA

problem #21

Feb 022015

200 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that when taking off from being idle, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to respond. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 4/29/15 the consumer also stated the vehicle stalled at stop signs. Updated 05/05/15

- Raymondville, MO, USA

problem #20

Jan 122015

200 4-cyl

  • 71,450 miles
My light are not working went to the dealer said I need part call (tipm) totally intergrated power module and the cost it $1,204.

- New Haven , CT, USA

problem #19

Feb 242015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that when the key was turned over, the lights flickered for the gauges and an abnormal noise emitted from the fuel pump and the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Belle, MO, USA

problem #18

Dec 152014


  • miles
There is an awful smell of fumes coming through the airvents inside car. It's so terrible that it takes your breath away. Well I found out there is a recall on this because it has something to do with thac 7 heating system. Mold and bacteria has set up around the heater core and the antifreeze has started looking like thick glue or something. Now my heat does not work correctly. The smell that's coming through the vents, well I had to go to emergency room because I could not breath. The smell settles in my clothes and by me breathing it in, the smell has settled in my nostrils. By the time I get to work all my clothes I have on smells. Went to hospital because it has made me so sick, my yes burn from the smell.this is dangerous. The mechanic I saw said the compartment where the antifreeze is needs to be flushed out and thermostat replaced and probably valve gaskets and the heater core may be stop up also since the antifreeze was like glue, the fumes from the vents is bad it can affect your respitory system and your breathing. Lake keowee Chrysler Dodge of senca SC was called about this problem. They said they needed the number from recall. Well this license mechanic is going to tell me how to handle this problem. This has affected my health and it also affected my heating system. It will not work. I have to put on face mask so I won't have to smell that awful fume. I already spoken to an attorney about this.

- Seneca, SC, USA

problem #17

Dec 052014


  • 70,000 miles
Under normal driving conditions all of a sudden the vehicle accelerates on its own. The engine stalls and loss of steering. The electronic throttle control warning light comes on and blinks, as well as the engine light and the traction control light comes on. Acceleration is only at 20% of what it normally is with intermittent thrust of power followed by engine failure. This lasts for several miles then the problem seems to disappear. Chrysler has no idea a out this problem with there vehicles and if U take it to an auto repair place. It says the vehicle is fine when they plug it in. I did some research on this to find out what to do and the internet is swamped by people with this car, this same year or around the same year... with the same problem. This vehicle is unsafe. Logic suggests that Chrysler wont voluntarily recall this vehicle for financial reasons which is understandable but at the same time I don't wanna die because I cant control this car when it has the above mentioned "episode".

- Trenton, NJ, USA

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