fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,753 miles

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2012 Chrysler 200 lights problems

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2012 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Aug 142012


  • 90 miles


The very first time I used my headlights for night driving I was totally amazed at the fact that you have very little field of vision. There is almost a curtain like affect and depending on the road you are traveling there is sometimes as little as 20 feet of vision. It is all but impossible to drive at night safely with this vehicle. If you live on back roads (as I do) it is not safe to drive at night. This car is just days old and I can only drive it during the day. Taking it back to the dealer has not proven to be effective. The comment that I get is that its just the way the car was manufactured and that's how the lights will work. These cars are a hazard and something needs to be done immediately before someone is killed because they can't see when driving at night. I will never buy another Chrysler product and I will tell everyone that will listen about my concerns.

- Calvin, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 012012


  • 1,000 miles
Projector type head lamps are aimed too low and cannot be adjusted as designed. On dark roads peripheral lighting from head lamps is non existent. Brights are needed but not practical for constant use and is illegal in town as well. This is a real design flaw and some one is going to get hurt in a night time accident due to the poor design of the lighting system on this model.

- Galveston, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 072012


  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler 200 touring. The contact stated that whenever driving at various speeds at night the headlights would not illuminate the entire road and distorted the visibility of the roadway. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer twice for the problem. The headlights were readjusted however, the failure continued. The technician informed the contact that there was a problem with the brightness of the headlights. The manufacturer informed that the defect was a characteristic of the headlight. The approximate failure mileage was 200.

- Hiawassee, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 052012

200 6-cyl

  • 1,200 miles
I feel I am driving my future casket. While driving at night in rural areas with no artificial lighting I have very limited view with headlights on low beam. The design of headlight is causing this I feel. There is a flipper lid that raises and lowers with low beam and high beam. The lid design is cutting the high of beam off and while driving there is a definite black out vertically. So low that one cannot see much higher than the hood of the car. High beam eliminates this problem as the flipper lid is raised out of view. The bulb is so far set back in a tube that any horizontal or side view is diminished greatly. Cannot watch for deer. Going around curves the view is almost none existent. I have slammed on my brakes and slid several times due to this and I am a very cautious slower driver. The road signs are cut off from this blackout line as when you can get within reading distance then the signage disappears and all you are left with is a view of bottom of pole. Great/ so your only option is to drive with high beam all the time and this is against the law. On carcomplaints.com there are many complaints about the issue concerning safety due to poor headlight design with Chrysler 200 2011. I asked about this issue at the dealer concerning bulletins on this safety issue. They said none. I have literally been stuck with a unsafe new vehicle and getting many adjustments upward that have not had any safe results. I have on more tomorrow. I love all the other features of this car. Please help the other customers by making Chrysler have a safety recall. To replace these headlights immediately. I do no want to have a crash, fire, injury, or fatality. I do.

- Edwardsville, IL, USA

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