2015 Chrysler 200 engine problems: car stutters when pressing on gas

Car Stutters When Pressing On Gas

2015 Chrysler 200

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chrysler dealer.

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CarComplaints.com 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.


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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
8,900 miles
Total Complaints:
15 complaints

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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments

problem #15

Apr 222017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


Car rides smooth but when you tap the gas pedal it feels like you driving a straight shift.. Jerking like you let off the clutch too fast and the engine is loud..Not quiet and smooth

- Aprill G., Creedmoor, NC, US

problem #14

Mar 102016

200 Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles

my only thing was. I was hoping the car wouldn't stall

- rmerritt, Millville, NJ, US

problem #13

Oct 292015

200 Limited 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

I started having problems with my 2015 200 Limited last week. First, the car had trouble starting. It would crank for about 5 seconds, and then finally turn over. After driving it that day, the car would shake at idle, and lights would flicker on and off. A few days later, the car wouldn't start at all. Weird noises coming from under the hood, and a terrible exhaust smell. Had car towed to dealer. Already knowing it had the PDC recall, and the updates to the TCM and PCM, I knew they'd say that was my problem. I insisted there was something else wrong, and was told they'd find it while doing the recalls. Got a call the next day and was told the car was ready. Went right away to pick it up. The service adviser brought it up, got out, and said "Something doesn't feel right!". He drove it back to the shop and came back about 10 minutes later and said the car was still "relearning" the updates and calibrations they made the the computers. Soo, I took their word for it, and left. As soon as I pulled out of the drive-way and got the the stop light on the access road, the car started shaking again. Lights flickered while I waited for the stop light to turn green, and... car STALLS. I was able to turn it back on, and drive back to the dealership. Also, after stalling, and trying to desperately make it back to the dealer, the A/C stopped working. No matter what button was pushed on the cluster, the A/C or defrost, only the defrost worked. Turned everything off, and then back on, and ONLY the defrost worked. Nothing came out of the vents. As I pulled in, the same adviser looked at me with worry in his face. He at least felt concerned and I had told him the issues I was having and stated, again, that the recalls and calibrations, was not the issue. He quickly ran to get my a loaner. I told him about the A/C issue, and he said that was just a programming issue, and that the tech didn't program the car back to normal. I was told before leaving that they'd go on a test drive with a tech, and once it's fixed, the adviser would go on a longer test drive to verify repairs. And BTW, they didn't test drive it after the first "fix", because the odometer was reading the same. Update to come...

- Austin G., Carrollton, TX, US

problem #12

Feb 272015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles


This is my wife's car. I drive it also and encounter the same thing but she is worried that she may need the car to respond in traffic. It can be dangerous. The car stalls then lurches when taking off. It appears to happen more when the engine is cold.

When it stalls and jumps, I have to explain to people, "It's not me--it's the car."

The Longmont dealer screwed us years ago but this time, they assured us they have changed their ways. They still steered us to the 200, saying that we were best suited to that one. Abandon all hope, ye who enter.

- John B., Longmont, US

problem #11

Sep 082015


  • CVT transmission
  • 5,000 miles

I bought my 2015 Chrysler 200s in February of this year. Around the 8th of September my car started acting weird when I made corners and started up hills; it stalled for several seconds when I stepped on the gas and it acted as if it was trying to figure out what gear it was supposed to be in even though it is in automatic/Drive mode and it should GO when I step on the gas. It almost feels like I am trying to take off in 2nd gear in a stick shift, then when it finally catches it takes off and throws me back in the seat and is hard to control. I had it in the shop on the 11th of September and they said there was a transmission update and that should of fixed the problem. IT DIDN'T, it seems to steadily be getting worse. In late September I received a recall notice R24 for the engine and when I called the dealership they told me that they did not have the parts yet and I needed to wait until I received another notice and then I should contact the dealership again. On the 9th of October I had the same lurching and shuddering problem trying to come up the hill and when I turned into the driveway at my work and stepped on the gas the car become gutless and was revving entirely too high, I looked at the gauges and realized that it had switched into 1st gear of sport mode and it was revving between 7 and 8 RPM's. I had to put the car into park and then into drive mode again to continue up the hill.

- jenniferor, Ione, OR, US

problem #10

Aug 102015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles

The car is still in the shop. No word on what the issue is.

- sasha9173, Little Rock, AR, US

problem #9

May 012015

200 Limited 2.4L 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,300 miles


Whatever you do always make sure there is nothing coming before pulling out. I thought at first it was because it has a gutless 2.4 litre in it, but that's not the case because it will take right right off like a bullet sometimes. 95% of the time I will dog right out. I don't know how many times I have almost been slammed into. It's almost like the engine isn't getting gas and pushing the pedal to the floor does no good. You can hear it like drowning struggling to move. Almost like your starting in 2nd or 3rd gear. Gutless scary snail. Never pull out unless nothing is coming. My first brand new car I ever bought and wished I never did. I wish someone would steal it and total it. I wanna cry every time I look at it. The only thing I like about it is its sharp looking, but then again so aren't turtles but they don't cost 24 grand.

- Craig H., Hudson Falls, NY, US

problem #8

Aug 032015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,800 miles

While stepping on the gas the car really hesitates before it kicks into gear, VERY ANNOYING!

- susannemi, Manistee, MI, US

problem #7

Jun 082015

200 Limited 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles

I am having this same issue. It is very loud and can be heard everytime the gas pedal is pressed while car is in motion. I already had my transmission replaced at 5700 miles and now this. The car only has 12500 miles on it! I will never buy another chrysler again!

- cars2120, Buffalo, NY, US

problem #6

Oct 302014

200 LX 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 746 miles

I have so many issues with this car I am honestly ready to go against Chrysler for this brand new car. Also another person in Saskatoon has had similar issues if not more.

Let's start with: 1; ((2 times))driving it off the lot after 2 weeks my car would completely vibrate so badly i can hear the whole car and anything in it vibrate severely. It still does it to this day and Engineering said its normal the "motor mounts move. I just brought it in AGAIN for this issue for the 2nd time and nothing is wrong...

2- ((2)) times not the hot engine light came on and i had to pull over and get roadside assistance to tow me as i smelt something burning badly. ( they did updates that's it.)

3- ((3))times now my car has been in for electrical issues. My car would completely stall on the free-way and start back up. It would rev up from 60 to 69 by itself in town and on the highway from 100 to 111 on its own and keep revving. My gas would press on its own almost causing 2 accidents. My transmission doesn't feel right ( all they have done is updates hoping that work) still having problems.

4- ((3)) times it was brought in for thunking noise in the back took them 3 tries to figure out it was the left rear shock, after they changed that they found out it was actually the right.

This is getting so irritating this car has been nothing but problems.!!!!

- Shauna A., Saskatoon, SK, Canada

problem #5

Dec 082014

200 C 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles


I noticed after it started getting colder out this past winter that if the car isn't warmed up the engine sputters. Never died on me but it definitely is annoying. It was fine after I drove it for a few minutes and it warmed up.

- jandy71, Antioch, IL, US

problem #4

Feb 042015

200 Limited 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,475 miles

This is bulls---! For what I am paying for this brand new car, that I didn't even want, but was talked out of what I wanted just to make the deal. I'm am livid! Ok so what its under warranty, would you sell your wife this car? Would you be pleased if your daughter came home and said guess what folks... I just got a good deal on a brand new car... but oh, the brakes squall when you back up and there is hesitation when you press the gas pedal?? Some dealerships simply have no shame when it comes to making a sale!

- Cindy C., Mcdonough, GA, US

problem #3

Sep 222014

200 Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles

Purchases car in July 2014. First notice jerking motion a month later, then in September, trying to put gas and car stuttered and complete stopped in middle of street.

- C J., White Plains, NY, US

problem #2

Dec 012014

200 RLX9 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,350 miles

I'd say for the past few weeks all of a sudden anytime while I'm driving there is a vibration on the accelerator pedal. It's an on and off deal, vibrating for 10 seconds then stops for a couple seconds then it proceeds on to vibrating again. I can hear it as well, even with my music on. The car is great besides this issue. I will be in soon to get it checked out under warranty but I also don't want to be out of a car for a few days because the dealership won't look at it immediately and get me into a loaner.

- Daniel J., San Antonio, TX, US

problem #1

Nov 062014

200 Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,600 miles

6 weeks after car stalled, it happen again and the dealer called CHRYSLER BECAUSE they had never encountered a problem like this.

- C J., White Plains, NY, US

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