Trending Problems

A few problems that keep popping up. There's plenty more where that came from.

  1. Chrysler 300 Door Panels Are Warped

    There is a door panel defect in the 2nd generation Chrysler 300. The panels warp and pull away from where they meet the window, leaving an unsightly gap that causes more problems than cosmetics. A class-action lawsuit is tired of Chrysler t…

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  2. UConnect Frozen with Blank Screen

    Uconnect infotainment systems will often boot into a blank screen, freeze while the vehicle is in REVERSE, become unresponsive to the touch, or reboot at random times. The system has grown over the years, both in size and features, but the …

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  3. Rough Shifting 9-Speed Transmission

    The 2nd Generation Chrysler 200 has a 9-speed transmission that suffers from hard shifts, lurching problems, and a wiring harness defect that can cause suddenly shutdowns or unexpected shifting into neutral.

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What Owners Complain About the Most

Sometimes it's easiest to just tally up all the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are.

The Least Reliable Chrysler Models

Some models just can't seem to get out of their own way. We've created a list of the least reliable GMC models using data such as complaint volume, average cost of repairs, age of the car when it breaks down, and recall frequency.

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  1. Chrysler Sebring

    Reliability
    18th of 18
    PainRank
    50.37
    Complaints
    1536
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  2. Chrysler 200

    Reliability
    17th of 18
    PainRank
    46.29
    Complaints
    1118
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  3. Chrysler Pacifica

    Reliability
    16th of 18
    PainRank
    42.88
    Complaints
    776
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  4. Chrysler Town & Country

    Reliability
    15th of 18
    PainRank
    33.06
    Complaints
    1852
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Key Numbers

  1. 18 models

    Each with their own trim levels, bodystyles, and special blend of headaches.

  2. 31 generations

    A group of years for a specific model with the same design, features, and problems.

  3. 30 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  4. 7,584 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  5. 3,613 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  6. 302 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Worst Generations

A generation is a group of model years where little, if any, changes were made. They tend to have the same problems and some generations have horrible reputations for reliability. Here's a handful you should avoid.

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  1. 2nd Generation Sebring

    Years
    2001–2006
    Reliability
    29th of 29
    PainRank
    50.31
    Complaints
    1180
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  2. 1st Generation 200

    Years
    2011–2014
    Reliability
    28th of 29
    PainRank
    33.26
    Complaints
    575
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  3. 5th Generation Town & Country

    Years
    2008–2016
    Reliability
    27th of 29
    PainRank
    31.52
    Complaints
    1211
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  4. 1st Generation Pacifica

    Years
    2004–2008
    Reliability
    26th of 29
    PainRank
    31.44
    Complaints
    628
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Recent Chrysler News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. Chrysler is trying to wiggle out of another active head restraint lawsuit.

    The automaker's lawyers point to technicalities in the case that don't hold up in the Arizona Consumer Fraud and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Acts. Another approach they could take would be to actually do something about the restraints that keep randomly smacking people at the base of their skull.…

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  2. Chrysler is being sued for excessive oil consumption in the 2.4L Tigershark engine.

    The plaintiffs allege the engine has a piston ring design defect that allows oil to seep into the combustion chamber.

    Owners report their engines consuming a quart of oil every 1,000 miles even though the manual says the oil should be changed at 4,000 miles and that severe operating conditions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles.

    The engine can be found in the 2015 and 2016 Chrysler 200.

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  3. Entertainment options in minivans are really hot right now. They're just a little too hot in the 2014 Town and Country.

    The National Highway Traffic Administration is investigating multiple reports of fires in the charge hubs used for entertainment systems and personal devices. The hubs are located in the trim panels between the 2nd and 3rd row seats.

    The investigation will try to confirm the problem and, if neccessary, order a recall.

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  4. A second lawsuit has been filed concerning Uconnect defects in the 2017-2019 Chrysler 300 and Pacifica.

    Much like the first, the plaintiffs claim the system is nothing but an endless series of reboots and headaches.

    The plaintiffs say the Uconnect 8.4A system is still defective after multiple replacements. And that there's at least 17 technical bulletins about the 4th generation Uconnect system, but none of them seem to actually do anything productive.

    The case, Pistorio, et al., v. FCA US LLC, was filed in Michigan.

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  5. There's something seriously wrong with the 8.4A and 8.4AN Uconnect systems and a lawsuit wants Chrysler to do something about it.

    Namely because the defects limit access to backup cameras, navigation systems, and climate control.

    But also because having the system freeze and endlessly reboot is super annoying. Full stop.

    The plaintiffs tell the familiar tale of bringing in their vehicle multiple times and having software updated and parts replaced. And yet, the problems still exist and dimish the resale value of their cars.

    The case, Gerritsen, et al., v. FCA US, LLC, et al., was filed in California.

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