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.Continue reading article "Rough Shifting 9-Speed Transmission"
2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption
A serious defect in the 2.4L Tigershark engine causes an excessive amount of oil to be burned during normal operation. Owners must constantly top off the oil and have consumption tests run at the dealership, or risk the engine seizing up an…Continue reading article "2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption"
AHR Randomly Deploys
The active head restraints in some Chrysler vehicles are handing out free concussions. A mechanical breakdown inside the restraint means they could deploy randomly at any time.Continue reading article "AHR Randomly Deploys"
Chrysler 200 Engine Stalls
If you own a Chrysler 200 there’s a good chance your engine will stall without any sort of warning lights or error code. Why is the dangerous problem still happening despite an investigation and recall?…Continue reading article "Chrysler 200 Engine Stalls"
TIPM Electrical Problems
If you've heard of a TIPM, chances are you own a vehicle from Fiat-Chrysler (FCA). Think of it like a command center for all the electrical functions of your car, and in FCA's case a very, very disfunctional one.Continue reading article "TIPM Electrical Problems"
What 200 Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- engine stalls/shuts off while driving in the 2015 200
- engine dies while driving in the 2011 200
- transmission failure in the 2015 200
- heater doesn't work passenger side in the 2012 200
- transmission jerks in the 2015 200
What Breaks the Most
200 Key Numbers
Stellantis (Chrysler) filed a motion to dismiss the active headrest lawsuit by arguing the allegations don't hold up in a court of law.
A Chrysler headrest that deployed without a crash caused a 2014 Ram C/V owner and others to file a lawsuit that alleges the active headrests make driving dangerous.
The plaintiffs argue FCA should have told them about defects in the active head restraint systems, but instead the automaker concealed its knowledge about the headrests.
A Chrysler oil consumption lawsuit alleges these Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Jeep vehicles stall while driving because the 2.4L Tigershark engines have piston rings that don't work properly with the cylinders.
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.…keep reading article "Chrysler Files Motion to Dismiss Another AHR Lawsuit"
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.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Chrysler 200's Tigershark Engine Burns Through Too Much Oil"
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.…keep reading article "Chrysler 200 May Not Pass Inspection As Owners Wait for Replacement Catalytic Converters"
A lawsuit concerning hacking vulnerabilities in Fiat-Chrysler’s (FCA) Uconnect system is headed to trial this October.
The lawsuit was filed after researchers showed how a Jeep could be controlled remotely through the infotainment system. FCA has called the case meritless and tried to get it dismissed. When that didn’t work they turned to the U.S. Supreme Court. To FCA’s surprise, the court refused to even hear the appeal.
It’s almost as if FCA thought the were in control of the situation and then suddenly they weren’t 🤔keep reading article "Uconnect Hacking Vulnerability Trial Date Set"
s your 2016 Chrysler 200's steering feel a bit loose? There might be a good reason why because Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) says the
chassis fastener joints can fail or fall out and cause problems with steering and handling.
Well, that would stink. There are multiple checkpoints in assembly lines meant to avoid situations like this, but here we are anyway.
FCA didn't say how many cars were affected, but did say they already notified the limited number of owners as part of a recall.keep reading article "Chrysler 200 Loose Steering Recall"
Three fatalities. Five injuries. One massive recall for Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) vehicles.
The automaker says it opened an investigation in April 2015 after 10 crashes were reported, and after months of research, engineers determined the occupant restraint control modules may short-circuit and prevent the frontal airbags-and-seat-belts, seat belt pre-tensioners and side air bags from deploying in a crash.
At the time the recall was announced, FCA didn't have a solution or a date when the it'd begin. There's a full list of the 1.9 million recalled vehicles on CarComplaints.com, and those looking for more info can call FCA at 800-853-1403. Give them recall number S61.keep reading article "Three Fatalities. Five Injuries. One Massive Airbag Recall."
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling certain vehicles that may experience a sudden loss of propulsion because their wiring harnesses weren't crimped enough. Come on FCA, crimp my ride.
keep reading article "Crimp My Ride. FCA Recalls 410K Vehicles With Wiring Harness Issues."
The automaker was examining warranty data and opened an investigation that determined an insufficient crimp in a wire harness could cause a fault code in the solenoid. If that occurs, the vehicle will stop moving, something Chrysler says can temporally be fixed by stopping the vehicle and re-starting the engine.…
Car dies coming to a stop or putting in gear under low acceleration. I read about a recall of the pcm, then later a wiring pin in the fuse relay box. Apparently defective crap was used in them that's caused this problem. I want the damn thing fixed.
This has literally happened at least 100x since that first time and it is nerve wracking because i have to drive it on eggshells. Something's gotta give because every mechanic has said they can't help me.
My battery light came on and I thought; okay go get a new battery. How silly of me. Because before I even had the chance, the car started losing all of its electrical functions. Radio stopped, lights out, brakes not working, and unable to accelerate. It stopped on me in the middle of the road forcing me to seek help.
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