Notes: The 2015 model year is the first of the sedan's 2nd generation. Maybe they should have stuck with the 1st generation.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,818 miles

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2015 Chrysler 200 brakes problems

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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #43

Jan 272016


  • 4,500 miles


I were in little but really scared accident with my almost new Chrysler. In very slow traffic (5-7 miles/hour) when I tried to come home after work meeting from kirkland suddenly I realized that my brakes don't wanna stop the car with light tapping as it was ok previously, then tapped on break harder and then panic and realized the brake. I end up with hang on the tail (the little thing attached to the rear end of the car) of big track. I tried to say something about breaks problem to my insurance, but collision repair company did not confirm my concerns and I paid $1000 deductible as the driver in fault (in the future it will affect my monthly pay for insurance). I tried to find the solution but only my family can support me without laughing at my problem with the car safety. One of my friends told me, that I need to involve some of an independent professional and stop trying talk to the wall. Chrysler already took an advantage of my not fair purchase and then my trade-in with them (my dealership refused to replace my previous Chrysler 200 for safety reason again!!! and sold to me my current Chrysler for $43,000 and it's not safe still!!!). in additional, I scared with the noise producing by the car while I'm driving: There are two types of noise from the engine when it's going down of the hill and windows or something like windows shaking noise. Frankly saying, I have very upsetting experience with the dealership and start looking for the second opinion with treating me as the fair and professional business. Please let me know what is in the options to keep my life safe since I have a strong feeling, that I'm not safe to drive my Chrysler. Thank you!

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #42

Dec 262016


  • 15,000 miles
Over the past six months, car has been in and out of multiple dealerships for brake system and transmission issues. The transmission shifts erratically and lurches without warning. The brake system has now caused three accidents. The brake pedal will suddenly go to the floor, and lose all braking power. This has resulted in one major collision. Dealers have "fixed" the issues but they return. Parking brake randomly activates on its own, causing rear wheels to lock and a loss of control of the car. This last occurence the parking brake activated on its own, causing us to skid into a ditch while travelling 70mph. The dealer said the issue was the battery and returned the vehicle to us after charging us because the battery apparently isnt covered under warranty. The next day the brake system completely failed. The car has been in the shop for two weeks now. The have replaced every major component of the braking system, but cannot get the cars brakes to work properly. Chrysler either has no comment or doesn't care about the safety of its customers.

- Ponca City, OK, USA

problem #41

Sep 012016


  • miles
Purchases car on Aug 4, 2015 since day I purchased car it has had a hesitation when shifting into drive at initial start. You start car and turn dial to drive but if U immediately try to take off the engine will just rev as if your in neutral it takes about 15-30 seconds once you turn the dial before car is in gear. After about maybe 10,000 miles I noticed car would sometimes jerk as if it had been stuck in a gear maybe this has randomly happened several times around 60+ mph brakes hard and difficult to push down had to stand on them and still barely stopped. Shut car off and restarted 20 min later and they were fine. Service AWD light came on at about 60,000 miles after purchase and install of brand new tires. Went off and came back on about a week later and car began making a high pitced winding sound (sort of like an open faced fishing reel when you cast or reel it in) then all the sudden heard a big clunk when sit ring at stop sign it was loud and jogged the car to the point I though maybe a deer ran into the side of the car. I took off but immediately pulled overy and walked around the end car to check and didn't see anything. Noticed when I took off the winding had quit. But the next day it began again took car to dealership because the winding noise had gotten so loud they told me they couldn't check it while doing oil change had to be scheduled. I raised hell until someone came out from service when oil change was done and went for a ride with me. Noise was completely gone serv AWD light still on tho scheduled appointment to have light turned off for 4 days later. Drove 30 miles when I left dealership and it began again stopped to drop kid off and was headed back to dealership but when I restarted car noise gone and AWD light was off. Noise comes and goes over next 2,000 mi now AWD light back on and car is horrible in snow without AWD.

- Logansport, IN, USA

problem #40

Dec 122016


  • 14,500 miles


When accelerating, car 'misses' shift points. Dealer states that "everything is normal" when coming to a stop, car lurches forward unexpectedly, nearly causing a crash every time. Once again dealer says this is "normal operation". driving down the highway at 55mph, brake pedal went dead and emergency parking brake activated, causing car to skid off the road. Dealer says that nothing is wrong with the brakes, yet this has happened over 6 times in the past 6 months

- Ponca City, OK, USA

problem #39

Jul 012016


  • miles
Starting in July 2016, I have had issues with my parking break. On 3 separate occasions (most recent on 8/19/16), the parking break would not release and I was unable to drive. I was stuck for about 20-30 minutes each time. The car jumps as I accelerate (this has been happening since from day 1), as if it is having a problem transitioning between gears. This tends to happen when I am driving low speeds, like driving out of a parking structure, or accelerating from a complete stop. Yesterday my car would not start. Electricity was on (radio, lights etc) but the car would not start. Jumping it helps.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #38

Aug 072016


  • 36,410 miles
Park brake switch light was on would not disengage the cable was take. Of battery to try to reset the settings didn't work! my car had to be towed to nearest dealer I have not receive letter on no recall

- Kermit, TX, USA

problem #37

Jul 292016


  • 11,967 miles


Took my car into private shop for an oil change at 11967 miles on 7/29/2013. Was told that both of my front calipers are leaking. Took to nearby Dodge dealer so I could get to work on time. The service writer blew excuses at me. "well that is not a leak." Looking right at the driver side caliper I said ok then what is seaping from that caliper. And he continued saying that this not something the dealer has seen as a problem. They ended up not releasing the car to me because of the brake calipers. I have a rental now. So did I buy a timebomb" I had problems with my 2013 challenger rt with a very soft brake pedal. Can you help" I am scared to get back in this 200.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #36

Feb 022016


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the brakes failed, and the service stability and traction control lights illuminated. The vehicle independently surged at a high rate of speed while reversing or in drive. When the driver reversed the vehicle, it backed into the garage door twice without warning. The driver applied force to the brake pedal both times and the vehicle continued to surge forward. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle twice, but was unable to provide a repair solution. The dealer replaced the brake switch, but the failure continued. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired for months. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000....updated 09/14/16

- Myerstown, PA, USA

problem #35

Feb 012016


  • 6,000 miles
Small screetching noise can be heard from break caliper area as foot break pedal is released. Most noticeable after proceiding from a complete stop.

- Wilmington, CA, USA

problem #34

Jun 122016


  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate when depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the braking system failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #33

Mar 012016


  • 1,000 miles


The car is burning oil. 35 qt in 6000 miles. That is all you smell as you drive or at idle. The car jerks back and forth as you drive not good form my 5 yr and 3 yr old necks when its jerking them back and forth. As we brake the car feels like it is giving gas to go. The car has died at stop signs in the middle of know where.

- Pella, IA, USA

problem #32

Oct 192015


  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle abruptly stopped without the brake pedal being depressed. The contact mentioned that the emergency brakes were independently engaged. The failure recurred intermittently. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V470000 (electrical system) however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 17,000.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #31

Feb 252016


  • miles
When applying the brakes while backing up, the brakes make a grinding / rubbing noise. The problem is intermittent and happens at different times of the day. It started with just 1,200 miles on the vehicle. There is a problem which Chrysler claims they cannot find.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #30

Jan 232016


  • 16,000 miles
In January 2015, I purchased a 2015 Chrysler 200S from reedman toll auto world. I owned the vehicle for approximately 3 months and in March, 2015 during a snowstorm I was driving in the vehicle with my fiance and 5 year old son. I was traveling at approx 30mph in bensalem, pa. The vehicle locked up. The parking brake engaged, no power steering, no ABS, no traction control, transmission stopped engaging. I hit the brakes and slide into an intersection. I had my fiance get into the drivers seat and I push the car off the roadway into a side street. At that time I walked my fiance and son home approximately 1 mile to our apartment. I then walked back to the disabled car. I waited for approximately 2 hours for a tow truck to arrive from Chrysler roadside assistance. The vehicle was towed into reedman toll auto world. When the car was looked over it was deem to be fine and I was told to pick it up. I did not do that. I told them I didnt feel safe driving that vehicle any longer. So then I spoke with the general manager of reedman's and they told me they could get me into a different vehicle. I was poorly educated with my options back then and I wanted to just get a safe vehicle for my family. So I purchased a 2015 Chrysler 200C. On January 23th, 2016 I was driving my 2015 Chrysler 200C with my fiance. I was driving at approximately 20mph and the identical situation occurred again. It was 10 months after my last incident and with a totally different vehicle. This time I contacted Chrysler directly. I still havent heard anything from Chrysler. Reedman's told me that there was some snow in there and they removed that and re flashed the computer system and now its "perfect". I find this to be really unacceptable and unsafe. More information including pictures and videos can be provided.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #29

Oct 292015


  • 15,902 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle hesitated to completely stop. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle jerked without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred after the vehicle was serviced under an unknown manufacturer recall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician informed the contact that the vehicle was operating as designed. The failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,902. The VIN was not available.

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #28

Dec 312015


  • 10,690 miles
Brakes locked while in motion trying to stop at 35 mph. Resulted in rear-end crash and no airbag deployment.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #27

Sep 192014


  • 500 miles
I purchased my car in Sept. 2014. The car that I test drove was nothing like the car I got. When I mentioned the difference to the sales person, he stated that they were the same and that the car had to adjust to the way I drove. I took the car back to the dealer because they forgot to do service work on the car previously and the service manager stated that the car would feel better after 250 miles. I informed him that the car had 500 miles and he stated that it should "feel smoother soon." I took the car back up to mack haik Dodge in georgetown tx, where I purchased it and a manager told me that he would like to make things right and I should look for something that I liked and they would help me. The sales person that was going to "help" me was someone that I met at another dealership who told me that his wife had the same car and that half of them came out with problems and the other half was fine. He stated that I probably got one with problems. He stated that they were either great of had issues. I am now going to a different dealership to try and have the recall fixed. The recall is for the problem that I have been telling them for a year. At one point they told me that they could not fix anything because their transmission guy was out on sick leave. My car has been dangerous since I bought it. It hesitates when stepping on the accelerator on the highway. When the car starts out, it lunges forward and feels like a bucking horse. I was embarrassed to put people in my car. I worked with a government Agency that transported children and felt terrified to place a child in my car. Mack haik has been absolutely horrible. Their solution for my problem was to purchase another car with a $200 dollar more payment. I've been so frustrated that I considered a lemon law attorney. I contacted Chrysler and they said the dealer had to correct the problem. Can you help?

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #26

Dec 082015


  • 19,000 miles
Brakes locked up which didnt allow me to stop, and caused an accident

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #25

Aug 302015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and an unknown repair was performed, however, the failure recurred. On another occasion, the contact stated that while coming to a complete stop and the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle continued to move and swayed left and right. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was diagnosed that the vehicle needed an alignment. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #24

Oct 142015


  • 4,000 miles
My transmission keeps slipping and it's becoming hazardous to drive on the road. Would not recommend purchasing this vehicle!!

- Fairfield, CA, USA

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