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The 2015 model year is the first year of the Chrysler 200's 2nd generation. It has been plagued by problems from the start. Transmission failure at extremely low mileage, many recalls, problems stalling while driving... the list goes on. Maybe Chrysler should have stuck with the 1st generation.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,020 miles

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2015 Chrysler 200 drivetrain problems

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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 7 of 19)

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problem #248

Dec 312015


  • 4,000 miles


I have a 2015 Chrysler 200C with a 9 speed transmission, I have reported to Chrysler and the selling dealer that the transmission when down shifting from 6th to 5th gear and 5th to 4th gear actually stays engaged and continues to pull the car along to the point tahe brakes have to be applied to slow the car down no help has been given to correct this issue except to be to;D that a lot of complaints have been registered to the dealer and Chrysler Corp.I am very concerned that left un-repaired it will cause a accident however I was also told by a dealer rep that Chrysler knows a problem exists but doesn't know how to correct the issue I think this should be looked into before a serious accident occurs.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #247

Jun 072016


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While at a stop sign, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train). The part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #246

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 #245

Oct 122016

200 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


On multiple occasions, random times of day, I would attempt to start my car (or sometimes already be driving) but the engine light and parking light would turn on with a message reading "service transmission, service parking brake" and I can not get the car out of park. This happened at times when I was parked in my driveway, when I was at a complete stop at a red light and has even left me stranded in vacant parking lots. I took the car in for service and was told it was a software upgrade. I left my car, had the upgrade and the problem still occurs. I was told that the only option left is to replace the transmission. During all of my conversations and visits to the dealer, I surprised that no one has mentioned once to me that this car was recalled for electrical issues. I found that out myself when I was doing some research on the issue. This is a huge safety concern. I was left stranded in a parking lot overnight until I could find a ride to get me home, I've stalled out in the middle of the highway when I was stopped for traffic, and I've lost count of the amount of work days I've been out because was car has not been reliable enough to start when I need it to. The car is less than 1.5 years old. I shouldn't be dealing with these issues.

- North East, MD, USA

problem #244

Dec 162016

200 4-cyl

  • 39,400 miles
I was driving home from work when the check engine light, engine temperature warning light, and electronic throttle control light came on. In reviewing the potential issues, a number of people have had the same issue, potentially due to a faulty thermostat. When I had the vehicle scanned at autozone, it provided codes P0218 twice and P2181 once.

- Louisville, OH, USA

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problem #243

Dec 232016


  • 5,001 miles
2015 Chrysler 200S 3.6L sport sedan's transmission (mil) check engine light on. Loss of motive power. (dtc) reads transmission shut on parked, leaves gear on parked. Unable to shift or move forward and/or back out to drive. (mil) stays on. This is a reoccurring situation. PCM software has been reflashed and updated several times in the last year and checked for wire harness circuits resistance but to no avail, (obd) reads motive power loss, (mil) appear every now and then. This just happened twice again while parked, twice while in motion on a city street.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #242

Dec 082016

200 4-cyl

  • 44,000 miles


I bought a Chrysler 200 2015 on 11-23-2016 since I have bought the car I have driven it only 3-5 days. It has been in the shop for the same thing every time now they are telling that they are having to put in a new transmission. I am being inning to believe I bought a lemon. When I bought the car I had asked the salesman was there any problems with these vehicle his reply was no. But the more I investigate it the more I find out it is a death trap. Why won't someone do something to Chrysler about these cars before someone dies. Then they really will have to pay. These cars are not safe from what I am reading. Please help me out. I am a single parent with sick kids I have one child that has a heart problem. And another child with a kidney disease I need a dependable car not one that I am not even gonna get to enjoy... what do I need to do. Because I bought my car used at 44,000 the lemon law doesn't cover it what I have been told.also the dealership after us signing the original agreement ask me to sign three different agreements with them changing the payment amount every time. Please help me!!!!! the second time I got my car back from the shop I placed it in drive and it did not move.

- Jacksonville, AL, USA

problem #241

Dec 102016


  • 39,200 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle experienced a compete loss of power without warning. In addition, the contact experienced an issue with opening the vehicle's doors due to lack of power. The contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a front end collision. The failure occurred on five occasions. A police report was not filed. The contact was injured and suffered from severe migraines. Medical attention was received. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train); however, the dealer refused to do the repair. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 39,200. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Snevillville, GA, USA

problem #240

Dec 122016

200 4-cyl

  • 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 #239

Mar 262015


  • miles
The car lurches ahead when driving at slower speeds on the streets. It has shut off one time when going from reverse to drive, in a parking lot. I have been a little afraid of it. I will be taking it in to the dealer. Taken place since we bought it in Mar, 2015 and continues.

- Northglenn, CO, USA

problem #238

Dec 052016


  • 39,524 miles


I was traveling down a city street approaching stopped traffic. I had my foot on the brake stopping the car when all of a sudden the car lunged forward hitting the car in front of me. I took the car to the dealer again for the 6th time for this problem. Each time I received the car back. The dealer informed me they put an update in the computer and relearned the car whatever that meant. When I bought the car, after test driving the car I was not satisfied with the drivability of the car. This was the 5th 2015 Chrysler 200 that I test drove, but it was different. The shift points were off. The car would only shift down to 3rd gear then jump to 1st on take off causing the car to jerk. I didn't wanna take possession of the car. The salesman took me to the service manager and the service manager told me that's the way they drove when a new person drives them because the new driver has to put a few hundred miles on them so the car can learn the new drivers driving pattern. Me not understanding the new technology with these new cars was dumb enough to believe him. The car was actually bought for my 76 yr mother. After buying the car I took it to her and the first time she drove it, she was in traffic pulling up behind a semi dump truck. The car lunged forward and nearly collided with the truck. She was scared so bad I had to take over. She has not been able to drive again. I immediately took the car back to the dealer and told them this car is unsafe and its not going to work for my mom. The dealer don't nothing to help us but put the car back in the shop and gave it back to me doing the same thing. After the 5th time taking this car back to the shop. I talked to the owner of the car lot. I told him that this car was unsafe and if I continue to drive it its not a matter of if I'm gonna get into an accident, its a matter of when !!!!!!

- Laurinburg, NC, USA

problem #237

May 012016


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled suddenly and shut off. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Riviera Beach, FL, USA

problem #236

Dec 052016

200 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The airbag service light came off an in for 2 days. Now it stays on. I was told there is no recall for my car. The transmission jolts when going from 2nd into 3rdwhile driving.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #235

Jul 012016


  • 18,000 miles
My Chrysler 200 will lurch forward when I am coming to a stop. When taking off the car will hesitate then surge hard into 2nd gear. I have contacted Chrysler many times and I have also taken this car to two different Chrysler repair shops and they deny there is any issue with the transmission.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #234

Jul 152016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated while being operated at lower speeds. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN and failure mileage were not provided. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #233

Nov 182016


  • 7,360 miles
My concern is the corrective action taken by fca regarding safety recall S55/NHTSA 16V-529. This recall identified a loss of motive power that could occur due to a faulty transaxle wire harness, possibly resulting in a crash. Solution was to replace the wire harness when parts became available. After a two month wait, fca changed the suggested repair from replacing the wire harness to re-programming the PCM and tcm. This re-programming, prevents the transmission from shifting to neutral, causing a loss of motive power, but will now place the vehicle in "limp mode". dealer service managers could not provide an accurate description of that process. We know it will cause the transmission to downshift, either to third or maybe second gear, not sure which, and a reduction of maximum speed to 30 mph or less, again not sure what it will be. The root cause, the transaxle wire harness will not be replaced until the vehicle experiences this problem. So, I am left with the original problem which could fail at any time. Whether the vehicle loses all motive power, or abruptly downshifts to a lower gear with a loss of acceleration while traveling at highway speeds could still produce a very unsafe condition if a person reacts incorrectly. Are these corrective actions, which are not those identified in the original recall, approved by the NHTSA, or can the manufacturer change them at will? I have had this vehicle for sixteen months. Five of those the vehicle remained parked in the garage due to two recalls. I do not agree with the corrective action taken.

- Converse, TX, USA

problem #232

Aug 232016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Kempton, PA, USA

problem #231

Aug 012016


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While approaching a stop, the vehicle jerked before halting. In addition, the vehicle jerked before moving in reverse. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the contact was unsure about the diagnosis and what was replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #230

Nov 162016


  • miles
Purchased/leasing car from american car center and from day 2 there had been problems but they keep giving me the run around. I've taken it to the shop 3X in less than 30 days. The air bag light light was on. They had me take it to a place that doesn't fix them then they sent me to the Chrysler dealership who claimed to have fixed it. Not even a week later the light comes on again. In the meantime I complained about the car seeming like it's going into neutral. Again, acc sends me to one of their shops who says nothing is wrong with the transmission and it just need to be reset so they reset it. Well the same day it was supposed to be fixed it does it two more times especially going downhill. It doesn't shift into gear as it suppose to. I put it in drive but it moves like it's in neutral then jerks into drive, not safe. If I stop at a stop sign it stalls to pull off. The passenger seat got stuck after it was let back for the first time. The speedometer glitches and the radio/phn connection does what it wants to. My main complaint is the transmission. What it's doing scares me whenever I drive it. The date it last happened is listed below.

- Readyville, TN, USA

problem #229

Nov 252014


  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chrysler 200. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle lost power. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate. Also, while driving various speeds, the vehicle jerked. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the contact was unsure of what part was replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 21,000.

- Blackjack, MO, USA

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