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 Chrysler models using data such as complaint volume, average cost of repairs, age of the car when it breaks down, and recall frequency. Here's the worst of the bunch.
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sometimes it's easiest to just tally up all the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are.
- 2001 Sebring oil sludge resulting in engine failure 115 (100%)
- 2002 Sebring oil sludge resulting in engine failure 114 (99%)
- 2011 Town & Country TIPM failure. would not start 79 (69%)
- 2015 200 engine stalls/shuts off while driving 79 (69%)
- 2006 Sebring horn goes off by itself 64 (56%)
- 2010 Town & Country engine stalls/shuts down while driving 62 (54%)
- 2011 Town & Country engine won't turn over, will not start 60 (52%)
Recent Chrysler News
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.
Entertainment options in minivans are really hot right now. They're just a little too hot in the 2014 Town and Country.
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.
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.
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) owners are worried that their vehicles may not pass the next state inspection. And for good reason. Last month, FCA announced that nearly 900,000 vehicles fail to meet emissions standards and will need new catalytic converters. That’s a lot of parts to come up with all at once, so FCA’s plan is to split the recall into stages with older vehicles getting repaired first. Some owners have filed a lawsuit because they will could fail their next state inspection before parts are available.
By the Numbers
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