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:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,989 miles

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2015 Chrysler 200 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #17

Jul 272015


  • 7,000 miles


Leaving for work in the am, started my 2015 Chrysler 200, reversed out of my driveway, made it to the corner of my cul de sac and the engine completely shut off. There was a message in the display including the words "trans, " and "emergency park." The entire electrical system shut down and the emergency brake engaged. I could not put the car in park because the gear system was locked up. When the tow truck arrived he had a hard time with it because the emergency brake would not release, and the wheels would not roll. I couldn't move this car if I wanted to. I couldn't open the trunk, lock the doors, use flashers, nothing... anything electrical was out of commission. My local Chrysler dealership had the car for two days, said they "performed many software upgrades" and "test drove it extensively" and that it was fixed. 20 minutes after I picked it up, I was driving in the center lane of a 3-lane highway, with my 4 year old and 1 year old in the car, and the engine shut down and the car's power and electrical system shut down also. Luckily, I was able to coast into a parking lot. I had the car towed back to the dealer again. The manager of the dealership said if it happens again, I can replace the car or they will buy it back. I am terrified to drive this car again. I was lucky the first time, barely lucky the second time, who knows what situation I might be in if I agree to let this happen again? I cannot put my children in this car again. This vehicle is a substantial safety risk, and also poses additional risks to other drivers on the road around it. Since everything shuts off when this happens, if I were to get into a crash as a result of it, the airbags likely would not deploy, adding to the risk of injury. I do not feel comfortable in a Chrysler 200, I no longer want this vehicle.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #16

May 052015


  • 2,500 miles
I was made aware of a recall effecting certain VIN#S in the model year 2015 Chrysler 200 line. This recall was for "contaminated, dislodged or broken parking pawl or park rod (NHTSA recall id 15V-090): ". when I search by my VIN# I do not see that mine is included but I can tell you from shortly after purchasing the vehicle until now, on a weekly basis I will pull into a parking spot/driveway and put my car in park and it will continue to roll forward or backward 1-3 feet before it actually stops moving. It seems to me that either the dealership failed to inspect this car properly before we purchased it or that that there are more VIN#S that should be evaluated for the issue. I would be happy to take my car to the dealership so that they can experience what this car does.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #15

Jun 202015


  • 2,345 miles
We were at a stop sign when we heard a noise and felt a jolt. We got out of the car to observe what had happened and discovered that the ball joint was not properly installed from the factory. The pinch bolt was installed but the head of the ball joint never passed completely through. When it came apart, it came apart with such force that it jerked the axel out and caused some minor body damage. The right front tire was flipped out and turned. The front end of the car was resting on the fender. As stated on the repair invoice...."lower ball joint separated from knuckle, doesn't appear to be fully installed. Replaced right front lower arm, knuckle, axel, splash shield. Relearn power steering and four wheel alignment". we were on our way to a week long vacation and had to spend it in a dealership and enterprise rental car Agency. Vehicle was not repaired when we had to leave and come home. I have videos and photos. Spoke to Chrysler care who seemed willing to work with us. I advised that my daughter was terrified to drive this car again. We had only had it 2 weeks. This was her first new car purchase. She is a full time nursing student and works a full time job. We asked that Chrysler just replace the vehicle with one of equal value and was told by the buyback department that they were refusing to do that and that this was covered under the warranty. The vehicle is still sitting at a Chrysler dealer in myrtle beach SC. It has been there over a month. Chrysler has refused to assist us. I have spoken to an attorney and was advised that I would need to sue Chrysler Corp. And the dealership. This vehicle passed 2 inspections at the dealer with faulty assembley. I have copies of all phone conversations, the time and name of who I spoke with along with a copy of the invoice. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

- Ripley, WV, USA

problem #14

Jul 132015


  • 27,000 miles


Car has stalled out on multiple random times. First happened to my boyfriend when he was driving in town, he told me about it and I assumed he maybe did something to cause the problem. The second time it has happened was when I was in the car and my boyfriend was driving it again and it stalled out again in the middle of the intersection with no traffic around. Since then, it has done it three times in town in 25mph speed limits zones.around the same time this was happening, I had received the recall letter and set up an appointment and just had to wait till that day. I notified the shop the day of my appointment and told them the problem and they assumed that the new recall fix would hopefully and maybe fix the problem. Since then, it has stalled out four times, and three of the times happened in the same day. The first stall out was in town again and right away I called the dealership shop to schedule an appointment again and there soonest availability was about a month away so I had no control over that. It wasn't until the next day that it happened 3 times throughout the day and 2 of those times were within a 10 minute window and this time it was on the highway. I was lucky enough at the stalling times that there was little to no traffic around me in town and on the highway, where I was able to pull over to the side safely, shut the car off and turn it back on. The dealership has the car still, they have driven it themselves for a couple days and it did not happen to them once and they cannot find an issue so they were forced to give me my car back. The problem with this issue is the stalling problem happens at random times& in different speed zone areas. Very scary thought to have when driving on the road with heavy traffic, trucks, semi's, etc. Behind you and not knowing if your car is going to stall or not that day or very much to that minute you are driving.

- Bismarck, ND, USA

problem #13

Jul 192015


  • 18,495 miles
While driving we experienced the vehicle had stopped and we were just coasting for a few blocks. The engine stopped running. Some messages popped up and afterwards, when we tried to restart the vehicle, it would not turn on. This is the 2nd time this has happened. Good thing we were not going fast or in traffic or I don't know what would of happened. We towed the vehicle, again, to the dealership where they too saw that the vehicle was not turning on. The vehicle just made a noise like it wanted to turn on but just couldn't. everything else was working, radio, windows, etc.

- Bay City, MI, USA

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problem #12

Jul 092015


  • 3,000 miles
Today, I was pulling out of a walmart parking lot on to a busy road where cars go about 50-55mph. I had my 15 yr old daughter in the car with me. I started to pull out into the road and all of a sudden, my car went from driving, to feeling like the transmission slipped in to neutral. It was one of the most scary situations as cars were coming at me, and all I could do is coast over to the side of the road. This is a brand new car, with just over 3,000 miles on it. I have only had it about 6 weeks. My husband is a disabled military war veteran. We had to save and save to purchase this car. We needed something reliable. We have teenagers who also drive. Now we are all terrified to drive this car; it could be deadly if we were on the highway or a busy road and the car does this again. I took it for a test drive in our neighborhood again tonight, and the same thing happened. I'm taking the car to the dealer in the morning. I hate the feeling that this car is dangerous; what a horrible thing to happen when purchasing a new car.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #11

May 152015


  • 9,400 miles


Had a recall on transmission was on my way to get my child and it just shut down had it towed to dealer they had my car a month I finally got it back and is now shutdown again but worse this time... I feel something needs done... I shouldn't have to stress and worry over driving my car especially with my child and driving a good distance monthly to receive treatments I have to have. It's locked up you can't start the car it just stays in run but won't start can't move the shifter transmission light is on and it even says something about transmission safety on the screen

- Weston, WV, USA

problem #10

Jun 272015


  • 752 miles
Today I decided to file a complaint but this has happened to me on at least four different occassions. 1. I pull out of my garage 2. driving approx 25ft out of my garage I place my vehicle in park 3 after being in park for less then a minute 4 I put my car in drive 5 is where the problem comes in the park break engages it self with no assistant from me! 6 causing me to have to disengage it when this should not be happening

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #9

Jun 232015


  • 17,500 miles
My vehicle stall on I-95 and when trying to go over 45mph, it won't go over 45mph, the vehicle overheats, check engine light is one, fcw is on and throttle service light also came on. Engine rev high when trying to go over a certain speed. Vehicle sometimes doesn't start. Vehicle is giving engine problem. Smoke is coming out, very very very loud whining noise when in drive going over 35mph

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 052015


  • 5,500 miles
Friday: While wife was driving the car suddenly vibrated and stalled. The vehicle indicated it was still running even though it was off. Was unable to shut off completely for a few minutes, after about 10 minutes car restarted, check engine light remained on. Dealer said to continue to drive. Engine light went off over the weekend. Sunday: Driving at approximately 25 miles per hour car suddenly stalled and we were able to coast to side of road. Car indicated it was still on and running even though it was off. Was able to put car in park and eventually shut it off. Car would not restart. Car would not change gears, so unable to put it in neutral when tow arrived. Towed to dealer and they held it until Friday. Said that the pins in the power distribution center were loose and that was the problem. Friday: Picked car up from dealer, wife drove it less than 1 mile and it stalled and shut off again in an intersection. After approximately 10 minutes the car restarted. Is now back at the dealer.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #7

Jun 102015


  • 5,800 miles


Driving down the road and the car stalled. Tried to restart but wouldn't turn over. Finally got it started again and got home. Was towed to dealership. I was just called and they said I had a wire that was not connected right. I looked on line and there seems to be a lot of complaints about this car stalling while driving. These is very dangerous.

- Bellport, NY, USA

problem #6

Mar 172015


  • 8,862 miles
Car's engine stalls at main road for no reason. It would not start up and check engine light came up, dealer tested the car and found nothing wrong, did the same thing again today with the exemption that it was in my driveway going in reverse the transmission would not go back in parking and the engine stalled after 2 minutes the car started up but the transmission indicator shift between P ans S mode. Called Chrysler after that happened and the customer service operator said the it was not possible to remote diagnosed because the car had no engine check light or warning message that if it happen again take the vehicle to the dealer or a mechanic for code scanning. Took the car to advance auto part store and it show code "P0975 power transmission solenoid B control circuit range /performance" dangerous situation when this happens in the highway or road at higher speed because the engine shuts off and transmission does not response making the car uncontrollable.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #5

May 202015


  • 7,250 miles
As I was driving on the bypass my sunroof exploded shattering glass all over the interior.

- Glenolden, PA, USA

problem #4

May 052015


  • 15,779 miles
I was driving and without warning the car just stopped

- Southgate, MI, USA

problem #3

May 122015


  • 13,362 miles
Chrysler 200C AWD. While sitting at a red light suddenly my dash lit up with the red "service transmission" message then "shift to P then desired gear" and "service park brake". I wasn't able to shift at all, the selector would stay in "P" or the light on the selector would go from "P" to "S" directly bypassing "N" and "D" with just one twist but the car would stay in park. I tried restarting the car a few times with no success. After calling Chrysler roadside assistance and starting to wait an unknown amount of time for a tow I decided to try a electronic "reboot" by disconnecting the negative terminal in the battery. After leaving it off for a couple of minutes then reconnecting I was able to restart and shift the transmission into "D" and get moving again. My check engine light is now illuminated and I am really concerned it will happen again.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

May 122015


  • 173 miles
I put the car into drive, nothing happened. I returned it to to park and then drive again..............still nothing! I press the gas while in drive................nothing for a little while, and then suddenly a loud noise and I suddenly dart of my drive way!!! since day one with this vehicle I noticed jerking in the transmission, slow reaction when pressing gas and vehicle excels while I'm not pressing the gas! this car is dangerous! I'm concerned for my family's safety!

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 282015


  • 3,519 miles
While driving on Saturday morning on March 5, 2015 about 7:30am I had just gotten off I 285 and campbellton rd. At the corner of campbellton rd. And barge rd. And was turning onto barge rd. When the car just cut off and stopped. I as well as my passenger (ex-ga. State rep. Ms. Roberta abdul-salaam) was on our way to pick up someone else to go to a conference for the day. We almost both went out of the wind shield and the car didn't move another two feet. While in the middle of the intersection we decided to get out and wait on a bench for the tow truck I called through uconnect. [xxx] got picked up and I waited for the tow truck. After truck arrived we towed the vehicle to landmark. After securing a loan-A-vehicle for the dealership I left around 2pm. The service department said that they found that it had no power at wiring from coil F343 asd ckt. Traced back to blown F16 fuse in ipm. There also was a recall on the car. I picked up the vehicle on 3/12/2015 and put it in the parking lot of the dealer (landmark). Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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