really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
14,869 miles

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2014 Chrysler 200 engine problems

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2014 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments

problem #15

Oct 182016


  • 25,000 miles


Late model Chrysler 200 veered off road and killed passenger. Road was dry. Weather was partly cloudy. Accident happened in mid afternoon driving South on I81. Problems with car started upon purchase. Dealership subsequently replaced engine. Some problems continued after engine replacement including intermittent issues with cruise control.

- Glenmont, NY, USA

problem #14

Jun 272016


  • 78,200 miles
Engine light on. Cylinder head replacement. I took it to blacks tire service, they said there is a misfire in the engine (engine running on 5 cylinders vs 6 cylinders). When the car is stopped and I let go of the brake, it stalls a bit (shakes), it almost feels like it wants to shut off. It also stalls when I take off.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #13

Feb 012016


  • miles
My airbag indicator light came on with 50,000 miles and was told while the light is on the bags will never deploy I called Chrysler and the said that's too bad but we can not help you, sends a clear message safty is not one of Chrysler high priority, now the check engine light is on and the engine is mis-firing on cyl. 5 more of Chrysler's bad design antother reason they can not sell a chyrsler 200 so the stop building them. The CEO is trying to get another car company to merge with Chrysler but who whats to pay your bills Mr. CEO

- Temperance, MI, USA

problem #12

Jan 052015


  • 1,100 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Chrysler 200. While driving at various speeds, the front of the vehicle failed to remain in position and veered to the right. The contact had to steer the vehicle excessively to keep it in position. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on multiple occasions where it was eventually diagnosed that both front motor mounts fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,100.

- Peralta, NM, USA

problem #11

Sep 252015


  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chrysler 200. While driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. On one occasion, while driving various speeds, the vehicle failed to accelerate while the accelerator pedal was depressed. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #10

Mar 212015


  • 18,000 miles
At about 18,000 miles, a large puddle of oil suddenly formed underneath my car on the garage floor. The dealer identified the source of the leak as the engine oil cooler/housing mounted on top of the engine. The solution was to replace the whole unit. The exact source of the leak was not identified, but replacing the unit solved the problem. An internet search indicates others have had a similar problem with their pentastar engines (Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles). A video describing the unit and its possible failure mechanisms can be found at: Https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=jjgnei1hmny the dealer asked if an incorrect filter had been inserted into the unit. However, the dealer had done all but one filter replacement, and the one filter that was not replaced by them was indeed the correct filter because it was still in the vehicle at the time the dealer did the replacement. The unit replacement cost was estimated at $340, but location of the repair means that it takes an experienced mechanic about 3 hours to perform the repair. Although the repair was covered under warranty, it concerns me that such a fundamental component would break after only 18K miles and requires such an extensive repair effort.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #9

Aug 062015


  • 21,000 miles


While driving down the highway, I had my check engine light and then a short time later my ABS light come one. My car lost power and even though you press gas pedal the engine decelerates like it is trying to shift into super low gear but not sending any power to transmission which acts like it is totally slipping (it is electronic too)! I almost got hit 4 times before getting to side of road. I shut it down. It then re-started after 5 minutes and ran fine for 5 minutes before starting the cycle again but luckily I was on the back streets and not the highway. Chrysler needs to address this before someone gets killed!

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #8

Jan 232015


  • miles
I bought my car in March 2014 with only a few miles on it. I had my check engine light come on many times and I was told it was my gas cap. Well after a few months of this I noticed that my car would lose power and although I would press the accelerator my car continued to decline in speed. I have contacted the dealer and they told me to call and make an appointment when the check engine light came on. I tried to explain to them that this happens and it will last a few min to a few days. I was told well that"S odd you don't have any recalls or any complaints on your car. I even asked them about a replacement part that I came across that was done to my are right before I bought it and they told me they have no record. Sure is funny they did the replacement on it. Needless to say I have had my car over year and I can't get any answers on this issue. It"S super dangerous because it usually happens when I am going over 50 mpg......updated 09/22/15

- South Ogden, UT, USA

problem #7

May 152013


  • 3,500 miles
My rotors are bad they messed my brakes up I've took it to the company 4 times there still messed up my engine was leaking oil my RPM get stuck an my car doesn't like to switch gears when I'm drive it I've took it to the company they said it was ok they all do it.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 042014

200 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The engine light came on and the car was overheating the car was rolling backwards when at stop light. Problem was heat sensor. Transmission went twice on 3/10/2015 and 3/19/2014 both times I was driving with my granddaughter in the car and due to the deceleration caused by the transmission I was almost rear ended by truck behind me.

- White Plains , NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 012014


  • 5,783 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. On one occasion, while driving at 55 mph, the vehicle abruptly accelerated to 100 mph. The brake pedal was applied numerous times and the emergency brake was engaged in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer several times where it was informed that the vehicle was operating normal. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,783.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #4

Jan 012015


  • 8,059 miles
I was driving my 2014 Chrysler 200 to drop my father back home. My mother and sister were also passengers in the vehicle.this car was purchased on 10/29/2014 as certified pre-owned from the dealership with 5846 miles & passed inspection on 10/30/2014. I assumed possession of the car on 10/30/2014 after it passed inspection. The car had 8059 miles at the time of the incident. There were no issues with this vehicle since my purchase. I was quite startled when the vehicle lost power while driving on the freeway & started to decelerate in speed. The speed limit on the freeway was 70 mph. Although I pressed the accelerator, the speed of the vehicle continued to decrease rapidly. I remembered seeing my speed drop as low as 19 mph on the freeway; a very scary thing. The steering wheel also locked up, making it difficult to steer the vehicle to safety. There were no warning lights or battery lights indicating anything was wrong. Luckily, no one was hurt & there was a rest stop nearby that I was able to get the vehicle to and into a parking spot. The vehicle completely powered off as the car made it to the parking spot & was unable to restart after that. The engine was checked, but nothing was visibly wrong with the car to cause the car to malfunction the way it did. While waiting for the tow truck, maybe 45 minutes later from the approximate time when the vehicle malfunctioned, my dad mentioned that he was cold, so I tried to restart the vehicle again to turn the heater on. The vehicle restarted. My sister and I decided to drive the vehicle around the rest stop parking lot, and turned it off again to see if it would restart. It restarted with no problem and drove like nothing had happened. Even after the car restarted, there were not any warning lights illuminated on the dashboard. This situation was very scary because it could have caused a fatal accident.

- Wimauma, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 062014

200 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
Approaching a turnpike exit, the engine cut off and stopped while driving. Yesterday while parked and supposedly engine turned off, when I returned I noted the engine still seemed to be running even though I turned it off. I noted when reading about the new General Motors recalls, I.e. Chevrolet, if this happens turn the engine on and then off. This did work and the engine definitely turned off.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 022014


  • 8,400 miles
Shortly after purchasing my 2014 Chrysler 200 3.6 this year I noticed problems. When driving in speeds of 10-35mph it would occasionally jerk/lunge while shifting into gear. I was told this is normal. It didn't happen often or all the time. Then this week before we left for vacation we had the dealership change the oil and check all the fluid levels. I have 8400 miles on my car. While on vacation we were doing a lot more stop and go driving. The jerking and lunging was happening again, and then our engine light came on. We are out of state and now have to figure out what's going on with this. The car is running fine otherwise, the oil level is good and the gas cap is on. Not sure what to do at this point. However, sounds like this jerking/ lunge issue has been a problem for quite some time and there has been no fix yet! great!

- Johnston , IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022014


  • 6,000 miles
Vehicle: 2014 Chrysler 200. Scene: Huntington ave. Boston, MA, in slow mid-day traffic (12:30 pm). The engine suddenly shut off. Steering and brakes became inoperable. I did not even realize that the engine had stopped running until after I tried to use the steering and brakes. The car would not restart. Passersby helped push it to the curb.

- Rockport, MA, USA

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