really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,510 miles

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2012 Chrysler 200 fuel system problems

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2012 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments

problem #14

Oct 252021


  • miles


At first the car started making chirping sound on the right side when ever the car idles. One day I was driving and it shut down while I was driving and the check engine light and electrical light came on, i finance the car and they do the repairs under warranty no electrical repairs. They did repairs to the engine they claim and the problem still persists when the engine shuts off while I-??m driving. the brakes lock up and the steering wheel locks up. And you can-??t change the gears to park the car. I literally drive with my hand on the emergency break out of anxiety, after it shuts off, the odometer and rpm meter both drop at the same time when it occurs, and after waiting for it to come back on the rpm struggles to go over the -??1-?? I have to wait 20mins for the car to start back up every time. I got the car 03/25/2021 @ 130,800 miles. The car isn-??t even at 150,000 miles meaning It-??s only driven about 20k miles and this is happening & apparently only had 1 other owner. Not sure how true it is. hI-??ve already fixed the suspension issues on the car 670$. The engine repairs were under warranty I want to say over 3k in repairs they claim, the picture I-??ve added is of the check engine light it goes away the next day I-??ve only been driving the car when I need to so I don-??t cause a bigger problem. Hope you can help. Thank u

- Nottingham, MD, USA

problem #13

Jan 242020


  • miles
Fuel pump failure, triggered heavy gasoline smell in the car suffocating breathing

- Mansfield, MA, USA

problem #12

Sep 012019


  • 172,000 miles
I have a 2012 Chrysler 200 that stalls randomly. I have taken it in for service and diagnostic services and no results. The system has absolutely no codes stored in the system. It happens randomly while the vehicle is stationary and in motion. I have seen a lot of complaints with the same thing happening to people. It has left me in extremely dangerous situations many times. I do not feel comfortable or safe driving this car. This needs to be investigated as I have learned it has been affecting years from 2011 to 2016

- Franklin, GA, USA

problem #11

Jun 242019


  • 74,000 miles


Takata recall the tipm has malfunctioned car will not function of start

- Fort Knox, KY, USA

problem #10

Apr 042019


  • 71,788 miles
Takata recall power loss hesitation stalls engine light codes P0300 P0306 says cylinder 6 misfire had to go to dealer cause nothing fixes it idle is ok driving it hesitates engine losses power replaced all on code list won't fix has many complaints on this and Chrysler can't figure it out why is it there is not an investigation going on people have to keep paying out of pocket on a defect in the Mitsubishi 3.6L flex fuel gas motor

- San Marcos, CA, USA

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problem #9

Aug 042018


  • 69,000 miles
The car stalls out!!! check engine light comes on and the car stops on the highway!! I was driving at a low rate of speed and the car just quit. It refused to start for about 5minutes.

- Ballston Spa, NY, USA

problem #8

Apr 032018


  • 96,000 miles


Engine shuts off on highway going full speed limit surrounded by heavy traffic. I was terrified. The engine light comes on & can't get car started. Then car starts & engine light goes away. Not to mention transmission is leaking & new transmission was put in 2015. Chrysler can't get me in until 4/19/18 bc its busy season. This may be why windshield wipers come on everytime I turn left.

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #7

Mar 072017


  • 80,000 miles
Totally integrated control module has failed leaving my car unable to start and once started have lurches in acceleration. Will crank but not start.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #6

May 272015


  • 30,306 miles
Car has been acting funny but parked in a customer parking lot and when I tried to start car it stated severe problem and would not turn over. With my low miles I cant believe that a fuel pump could go.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 222015


  • miles
Stopped at a red light, up until then car was driving fine, made a left turn and the 200 loss power and stalled out. The etc light and traction control light came on out the corner of my eye, next thing I know I was plowed into by another car. After doing more research, I have seen this problem come up time after time. The electronic throttle actually has plastic gears, plastic gears that control the opening of the throttle valve im sure those teeth will wear out on nearly every car and cause problems.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jul 152013


  • 1,000 miles
4 cylinder 2.7L engine city gas mileage is only 13.5 mpg. My 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan with a 3.6L V-6 gets 15 mpg. The 200 should be getting at least 18-20 mpg. My 2010 Toyota corolla gets 23 mpg with the same type of city driving. There are people complaining all over the web about the excessive fuel consumption problem. Chrysler should fix the problem and do a recall. Minimum they should install an eco mode button to bring the mpg up to the advertised mpg. The transmission shift points should be lowered so the engine does not rev to 3000 rpms on every shift. It is ridiculous that the V6 version gets better mpg. Imagine all the people that chose to go with the 4 cylinder to save on gas. Chrysler knows this problem and should have eliminated the 4 cylinder option altogether but chose to offer it so sales would not go down for not offering a 4 cylinder option. Chrysler should be penalized for this, not the consumer.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 132012

200 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
This car was bought for advertised miles per gallon (mpg) was 31mpg, but on the highway it is only getting about 15mpg. This car is either defective or Chrysler has embarked on major false advertising or fraud campaign in which millions of people bought this car thinking they would get 31mpg, but are paying twice as much in gas instead of saving money. If you think you are getting 31mpg on highway, but only get 15mpg, that means you run out of gas on the highway and an accident can occur either while the car is slowing down in the lane, or after it is pushed into shoulder, which is still dangerous. There are hundreds of reviews on the internet with same problem - not getting gas mileage. Please force Chrysler to take back these cars because it is either false advertising and consumer fraud for advertising 31mpg, or defective for failing to be efficient with gas mileage since they are not getting the performance these cars were supposedly manufactured & designed for. There are also unknown problems with transmission and engine. I'm taking car to dealership today to investigate/service, but I was told by the sales manager, they would not take the car back and give me a new car. It has all these problems, costing me money and possible injury due to the prospect of running out of gas so frequently! the gas tank size is 16.9 gallons, so at 31mpg, I should get close to 523 miles, but we only get about 250! we fill up gas tank every week, after only driving 36 miles roundtrip to/from work, mostly on highway. I believe we are being defrauded by being sold defective cars that do not perform as advertised, and which can cause injury as a result. I shouldnt be stuck with this car, paying excessive gas prices due to constantly refilling a gas tank, because this car burns up all the gas so fast! is it a defect or consumer fraud? I want this car recalled, and I want my money back!

- Upper Chichester, PA, USA

problem #1

May 162011


  • 550 miles
This car was bought new with approx 300 miles brought from a dealer's inventory in kokomo, in to one in northern Kentucky, where it was bought 11 may,2012..it had been on the previous dealer's lot, as part of inventory, I believe since Sep,2011. In total it has stalled while stopped at a light 2 separate times..twice it has either quit while slowing or downshifted causing quite a violent throw forward of persons in their seats while at a relatively slow speed coming to a stop...in the old days it would be the jerk you get while popping a clutch to get a car started with a bad battery.. the third time it stalled was backing out of our driveway...we are now approaching 1000 total miles on the car with less than a month of ownership...made first visit to a dealer service 30 May 2012, ..PCM code was updated, but could not duplicate problem..have had one jerky downshift since then..this has been the recurring theme of many of these instances written up on blogs concerning this model over last 2 years.. side note..this car has remote start capability on the key fob..I noticed a recall last year for some vehicles where they noticed the circuit board inside a fob had vibrated loose, and somehow was sending signals to some component in the car which was causing it to stop...ie. No codes associated with a malfunction like that...might be something to look at too. Twice also, the hint of an electrical smell has been detected...same smell I experienced when the PCM on my 1993 Ford van cooked itself a couple years ago..at first I wrote it off as a new car thing..but combine that with present and past experiences...well, the connection may not be coincidental.

- West Chester, OH, USA

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