fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,163 miles

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2013 Chrysler 200 drivetrain problems

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2013 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #31

Jul 212015


  • 21,000 miles


I purchased a Chrysler 200, 2013 from manhattan Chrysler. This car is a lemon it has a bad transmission and the anti-lock brakes lock at random. I took the car to manhattan Chrysler for repair when it only had 21,000mi. They recognized the transmission problem after the second visit. Chrysler said that the brake are no longer under warranty. After they rebuild the transmission the vehicle still didn't perform the transmission continued to slip in second gear. I returned the vehicle to Chrysler, now the fourth time in repair. At this point, I was directed to the reconsideration dept. They offered as compensation a one time car payment of $493.13┐I was absolutely insulted because I paid $39.505.00 with finance charges. I sought legal help but they weren't much help. I was told by lemon law atty. That litigation would take 2 yrs. And I may not even receive $4,000. Chrysler, totally disregarded my attorney and would not corresponded to any phone calls or letter on my behalf from the atty. I am a veteran and I am totally disabled with a severe back injury and I use a cane to walk because I fall often. My mom recently had a severe stroke she is now in rehab 45min. Away and I don't have Transport ion to go check on her. I voluntarily surrender my vehicle to the finance co. Now my credit report reflex a $16,000. Default for the lemon I purchase at Chrysler. Please help!

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #30

Dec 072016


  • 35,000 miles
As I was doing 70 mph on the hwy my car started slowing down to 30 mph and would not pick up speed, the symbols that came on the car were for the electronic throttle control and the electronic stability control. I pulled over and turned the car off and after a minute or so, I restarted the car and continued on, after being able to drive only a few feet, it started again. Once I made it home, I let the car sit overnight and when I drove into work this morning after 14 minutes on the hwy, it started again.

- Redford, MI, USA

problem #29

Aug 082015


  • 25,213 miles
I've been having issues with the transmission shifting. While on the highway going up a slight incline the transmission shifts from 6th gear to 5th and back to 6th rapidly. It doesn't matter if cruise control or manual. The second issue is the starting the car and putting it into drive. It goes into gear hard the out of gear and back into gear. When I start to drive the transmission will not shift. It is stuck in gear. I can put it into manual shift and it will not make a difference. I have to pull over. Shut off the vehicle and start it back. Then the transmission will shift correctly. This happens maybe once a month. Recently it has happened twice in two weeks. The third issue is downshifting of the automatic transmission. I have let off the gas and it down shift hard enough to pull your back from the seat. It is worse coasting down a step hill when it downshift hard. I have been to the Chrysler dealer four times so far for the same issues first 08/26/2015 second 10/28/2015 third 05/25/2016 fourth 09/17/2016 I have also been in contact with Chrysler. Both the dealer and Chrysler says they have never heard of this issue. The dealer will take a 6 mile road test and say there is nothing wrong. The last appointment the dealer was supposed to drive over 50 miles to try to duplicate my issues. They never took the car on the road and said nothing was wrong and it drove fine. Chrysler or the dealership have not made an attempt to repair the vehicle. I have two videos of that the car does on the road and the transmission acts up.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #28

May 302016

200 4-cyl

  • miles


2013 Chrysler 300. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair recall notice 16V-240.

- Rosharon, TX, USA

problem #27

May 242016


  • 2 miles
I have a 2013 Chrysler 200, it has roughly 70,000 miles, as I was accelerating onto the highway the vehicle would not go over 40-50 mph. I was almost rear-ended because everyone was trying to get onto the highway. I couldn't pull over because of it being over a bridge. When I went to pull over the car stalled and would not start until the 3rd or 4th try. The car is practically brand new there is no way this should be having this problem. As I am reading many of the other complaints this seems to be pretty common in this vehicle & year.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

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problem #26

Jun 012016

200 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle decelerated and the throttle control and traction control warning light illuminated. The vehicle stalled and was able to restart after numerous attempts. The failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000....updated 08/15/16 updated 08/17/16.

- Greenbay, WI, USA

problem #25

Jun 172016


  • 78,000 miles


Last night my electronic throttle control (etc) light came on. I made it home just fine and the light was only on for a few secs. This morning I turned the corner on a street my car wouldn't go over 20 mph. The etc light came on and stayed on. I was able to make it back home. I've been doing research and this seems to be a popular (not popular) problem. My car has approx. 78,000 miles. It has not been taken to the dealer yet.

- Essex, MD, USA

problem #24

Jun 032016


  • miles
I have to replace the throttle body, air filter& PCV valve at 74,516 miles. Is this typical with this type of vehicle. The cost is $823.19 and not under warranty.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #23

Dec 152015


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. The contact started the vehicle and it jerked. The vehicle was driven and it was hesitant to accelerate. The failure occurred fifteen times. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the pressure in the catalyst was causing the transmission fluid to get dirty and causing the transmission not to shift out of gear. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #22

Feb 232016


  • 25,000 miles
My car just had the etc light and electronic stability light come on and the car loses horsepower. From my research online this seems to be a common issue with them.

- Drexel Hill, PA, USA

problem #21

Aug 152015


  • miles


When driving vehicle on highway are crowded high traffic roads the vehicle would suddenly makes a sudden jerk the check engine light comes on traction control lights comes on it losses power I could be going 50 mph and the vehicle drops to 10 mph and won't go faster than 30 mph I would try to push it up to 50 but it still feel like it's going 30 mph, the vehicle is now currently in the shop the can't seem to figured out what's wrong with it I'm still making payments on the vehicle they won't give me a rental without diagnostic so I am out of a vehicle to get me to work and take my kids to school as a single mom please help me I call the place I brought the vehicle from but they won't help it's a nightmare so inconvenience....

- Hamilton, NJ, USA

problem #20

Apr 032013


  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly decelerated to approximately 15 mph. After shutting off the vehicle and restarting the engine, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The dealer stated that the transmission needed to be updated. The transmission update was performed and the failure was remedied, but eventually the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 500.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #19

Jul 012015


  • 39,754 miles
We filed a complaint for this issue previously and the same problem has occurred again. Will take to dealer when they open tomorrow to have diagnosed. Called Chrysler and spoke to paul, who stated that we need to call back after the dealer has a chance to look at the issue. Chrysler # 1-800-247-9753 previous complaint listed below: Date complaint filed: 07/28/2013 component(s): Power train date of incident: 07/26/2013 NHTSA id number: 10532198 all products associated with this complaint expand details close 0 associated documents crash:no fire:no number of injuries:0 number of deaths:0 manufacturer: Chrysler (fca us llc) vehicle identification no. (VIN): 1C3ccbbbxdn... summary: I started the 2013 Chrysler 200 and shifted the transmission into "drive". with my foot still on the brake pedal, I checked the mileage on our new car and it read 139 miles. I could feel the transmission engage then I felt what seemed to be a second engagement before I took my foot off the brake. As soon as I began driving I noticed the vehicle was not shifting out of first (1st) gear. I stopped the car and shifted through park, neutral and manual in an attempt to free up the transmission but when I started driving again it still would not transition out of first (1st) gear even when put in the manual shift mode. I drove it directly to the dealer without turning off the vehicle, and after a test drive they confirmed that it was not shifting but stated they could not find a code indicating any problem. They restarted the vehicle and it began to function normally again. The dealer said there was nothing they could do, and to bring it back if it happened again. Updated 10/01/15

- Warrenton, VA, USA

problem #18

May 152014


  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that after shifting into the park or drive position, there was a rough shift without warning. In addition, the contact stated that when the brakes was depressed during inclement weather, there was an abnormal sound emitting from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000. The VIN was not available.

- Edenton, NC, USA

problem #17

Oct 152014


  • miles
Car drove perfectly fine when purchased new 18months.ago. But after having it for 3months. Things started to go wrong. First incident was with the cruise control it has failed to shut off for me 3X. Applying pressure to the brakes didn't help or solve the problem either. After multiple times of pressing the off button it shut off after putting the car in neutral. Took it to car dealer ship & the computer was updated but no issues found. On many occasions my car has seemed to have shifting problems especially coming out of 1st gear. Took it into the dealership & no issues found the mechanic said car seemed fine but to return if problem returned. The problem still comes and goes but I try to ignore it because the shifting issue didn't seem any worse. But now recently in the last couple months another problem is occurring my tire pressure is always off checking it almost daily. I brought my car in and purchased new tires. The problem with the tire pressure still exists along with it pulling bad to the right, & I'm able to feel shaking in the steering wheel at as low as 25mph, reaching speeds 50+ the shaking is only felt at times, continues to pull & feels like I don't have complete control of the car. I took my car in again a week ago to the tire center and I was told they could feel what I was feeling but couldn't find the issue. I requested a alignment but they also said that was unnecessary because the alignment was fine. The shaking and pulling is now getting much worse and today we picked up yet another problem. Well stopped/parked car idles hard & feels as if its gonna stall out. A friend overlooked my car. He climbed underneath and had me apply a small about of pressure on the accelerator. Said he a whistling/sputter sound like its hesitating. He felt the shaking in the steering wheel when the rpms where at 1 & parked. Only approx. 32,000miles.

- Arlee, MT, USA

problem #16

Mar 022015


  • miles
2013 Chrysler 200. Consumer writes in regards to loud noise coming from brakes, only when backing up. The consumer also stated while driving 50 mph, the vehicle would slow down, as if it were going to stop. The dealer informed the consumer, it sounded as though it was a transmission problem.

- Benton Harbor, MI, USA

problem #15

Oct 152014

200 4-cyl

  • miles
When I shift from 1 gear to the other there is a noise and a jerk. The RPM also goes up very high when I try to accelerate as if it is not able to shift gears. It won't shift until I stop accelerating. I took it to the dealer the 1st time and was told there is a recall for the issue and a flash was sent to the car's computer. I noticed the issue was not fixed almost immediately. I took back a 2nd time and told this is typical of this model and that there is nothing they can do. I started noticing this problem with less than 50,000 miles on the car. I can imagine the problems I would have later. Then to be told there is nothing that can be done is discouraging.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #14

Jul 302014


  • 32,000 miles
I was driving and all of a sudden I came to a red light and the engine went to shaking really bad and it cut off then the engine light came on it blinked a couple of time so I went to park it the next morning had it put on a machine it read cylinder 2 misfire so I took it to Chrysler dealership where they told me it just needed an software update which I clearly explained what the machine was reading from the code from the engine light now the car completely shut off and didn't not crank up keep trying heard a popping noise like something got caught in the fan and gasoline was spilling from the rear of the car 13 Chrysler 200.

- Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #13

Nov 182013

200 4-cyl

  • 25 miles
My Chrysler 200 2013 is jerking at speeds 25/30 its been back to the dealer for 4 so called up dates on the transmission a Chrysler guy from Chicago takes it for a test drive said this is the way the car is built the dealer tells me Chrysler is a ware of the problem so I cent them my papers for the lemon law they told me there is nothing they can do they had 30 days to give me a new car it has 12000 miles on it now I cant get any results from them [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #12

Dec 042013


  • 11 miles
I have a Chrysler 200 that's jerking or thumping between 25/30 speed its had 4 up dates on transmission I have sent Chrysler the lemon law papers but they had a guy from Chicago come and look at it this is the way the car was built its not write bunch of crap car has 8,500 miles on it now I need help getting this solved they said we will not replace your car at this time there are 200 car owners with the same problem 2010/to 20014 they know there is a problem they just don't know how to fix it why did they come out with a nine speed transmission and keep coming out with up dates [xxx] email [xxx] ┐parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).┐

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

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