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2015 Chrysler 200 electrical problems: computer system error

Computer System Error

2015 Chrysler 200

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chrysler dealer. Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague Notes: The 2015 Chrysler 200 carries the torch of "never buy the 1st year of a new vehicle generation" with pride.

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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
26,550 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace/rewire computer transmission wiring (2 reports)
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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 092017

200 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,758 miles


The thermostat light was already on and now the service electric throttle control is coming on along with an additional message the engine is running hot. I think the whole sensor board will need replaced but that is not under warranty. We are under 60,000 and have had the car less than a year. This really frustrates me.

- Rebecca B., Pawnee, US

problem #4

Jul 062017

200 200050H000

  • CVT transmission
  • 36,987 miles

I bought this "new" car in December because I am now a widow and needed transportation I could count on and not nickle and dime me .

First the "clicker" would not open doors or trunk. Then the care wouldn't start. I then tried to use the second fob and that wouldn't work either, so I took it to Lithia and they said both fobs were failing. Now it will cost $300.00 to get a new one. I feel others probably have this problem if both of my fobs are failing. They put new batteries in the fobs and said I hope this keeps you going for awhile.

I want both of my fobs REPLACED AT NO COST......

- Bev K., Grants Pass, OR, US

problem #3

Mar 082017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,304 miles

While commuting home from work, the car went into limp mode; lights flashing, message to check transmission and brakes. I coasted to the side of a busy road. Initially, it would not let me take the car out of drive and advised to engage the parking brake. Once I did this, I turned the vehicle off, then on again. It allowed me to put it in park...but that was it. I called the dealership and after several minutes (while on the phone with them), I restarted the car and, though the check engine light was on, it would drive. They advised that this is a common software/system problem with the 200/Jeep Cherokee and that it is not a mechanical. That said, they suggested that I park the car overnight and bring it to them in the morning. It is at the shop as I write this.

It appears that this is a significant issue with the 200s and, after reading this forum, one that may repeat. I feel very fortunate that I had the ability to pull over in a safe area and obtain a ride...this could have been a very dangerous scenario. This is a major accident waiting to happen. I am disappointed that Chrysler has not resolved this problem or issued a recall. Not sure I will buy another Chrysler if this is their MO.

- germanlily2, Lansing, US

problem #2

Apr 212016

200 Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles

I purchased this car and 2 weeks later, it left me stranded. Wouldn't drive, reverse or even start. The dashboard lights all came on. A star mechanic from Chrysler came to diagnose and they replaced the computer module twice and re-wired the car. The dealership had my car for 3 weeks which was unacceptable.

- Tracy S., Stratford, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 132015

200 S 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,458 miles

I will post a video of the issue which is really quite entertaining.

The problem started when driving on a road trip. I received an air bag warning that the air bag was not available. I continued to drive and within 2 minutes received a warning that the Performance Shifting was not available.

I pulled the car over, turned it off and let it sit for a few minutes. When I turned the car back on I received the air bag warning again but did not get any other warnings. I repeated this process and when I started the car a second time I did not receive any warnings at all so I continued on my journey.

Within a few minutes the air bag warning popped up followed immediately by the performance shift warning. I noticed that the vehicle would not shift gears at that point and as I was stuck in a higher gear at low speeds when I stepped on the gas pedal the vehicle would barely accelerate.

Then the real fun began. The stereo cutout completely to be replaced by the vehicle's warning beeps and all my gauges, both the analog and computer gauges, dropped to zero and back up. This repeated many times, sometimes as many as 20 in a row.

Every system on the vehicle was showing warning messages and the computer system continually read "No Bus". As a computer support professional, I know that a No Bus warning is bad! It means the computer modules cannot communicate with each other.

I immediately turned around to head to the nearest dealership. On the way to the dealer the car would not shift again and the same process with the warning beeps and the gauges continued the entire way which took about 40 minutes since I did not want to go faster than 55 as the vehicle would not shift gears.

After arriving at the dealership the vehicle would not start at all and the trunk would not remain closed. It kept popping open if you closed it.

The dealership opened a case with Chrysler and after 2.5 days of work they finally determined that the computer bus wiring was installed incorrectly! It was routed in such a way that caused the wires to rub against the vehicle's transmission housing and the protective coating on the wires had worn through causing them to short out.

The dealership replaced the wires and correctly routed the wires so they were not exposed to any of the engine parts. They also wrapped the wiring bundle in electrical tape to provide additional protection. They told me the also filed down a sharp edge on the transmission housing to prevent any further issue with any other systems.

Car is now running better then at any time since I purchased it. However, this has me extremely concerned for any other manufacturing defects that may arise.

- Steve B., Mesa, AZ, USA

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