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2013 Chrysler 200 Problems – All You Need To Know

2013 Chrysler 200 Problems – All You Need To Know

2013 Chrysler 200 is the third model year for this automaker. Commonly, earlier models would have more problems than newer models as the automaker works hard to address reported problems each following year. As reported by carcomplaints.com, the 2013 Chrysler 200 received the fourth most reported complaints by previous and current owners after 2015, 2011 and 2012 model years.


According to carcompliants.com, the 2013 Chrysler 200 received a total of 155 complaints. These complaints were mostly related to transmission, engine, AC and heating system, and electrical system. While the high number of complaints does not always indicate significant issues with the vehicle, especially if the reported complaints are related to easy-fix problems, most reported complaints about the 2013 Chrysler 200 required relatively high repair costs as they were related to either the transmission or the engine. 

The main intention of this article is to educate current owners about what type of problems they might face during the lifetime of their vehicles. Furthermore, we intend to help the newer owner evaluate the vehicle and make an informed decision about whether to by this vehicle or not. in other words, if the new buyer sees that a certain vehicle was reported to have frequent problems at specific mileage that require a lot of repair cost, he might decide not to buy the car and vice versa.

In this article, we will provide a quick description and highlight the main characteristics of the 2013 Chrysler 200. Then, we will summarize in detail the most reported 2013 Chrysler 200 problems to carcomplaints.com. In summary, we will discuss the main problem category, the mileage at which the problem occurred, the suggested repair options and repair costs, and the ranking each problem received.

2013 Chrysler 200 description

 

Before we discuss the different problems reported about the 2013 Chrysler 200, we would like to provide a quick overview of the main characteristics of this vehicle and highlight some of the featured pros in different online resources. 

According to cars.usnews.com, the 2013 Chrysler 200 received the 18th rank when it comes to 2013 Affordable Midsize Cars. The vehicle is featured for its sport handling capability and very nice interior.

The 2013 Chrysler 200 seats from four to five passengers, and gets from 18 to 21 miles per gallon on the city roads and 27 to 31 miles per gallons on the highways. The vehicle comes with a four-wheel-drive and provides fro m173 to 283 of horsepower.

This vehicle comes with either a 2.4 L four-cylinder or 3.6 L V6 engine allowing for great sporty handling. The engine is associated with a four six-speed automatic transmission with 16.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. 

According to Kelly Blue Book, the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2013 Chrysler 200 is about $20,000.

2013 Chrysler 200 problems

In this section, we provide a detailed summary of the main reported 2013 Chrysler 200 problems to carcomplaints.com. Besides the problem itself, we list the different repair options and repair costs whenever the information is available.furthermore, and we indicate the mileage at which the problem occurred and the problem's rank. 

 

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 Transmission problems

 

 

Transmission problems are one of the worst problems that you never want to hear about or deal with. This is because it is considered very critical to the vehicle and requires a relatively high repair cost.

The 2013 Chrysler 200 received a total of 33 complaints about transmission problems, which marks the most reported problem category for this vehicle, unfortunately. The majority of reported problems have to do with issues while shifting, transmission slipping, transmission fluid leak, and missing transmission cover.

More than 12 people reported that they experience some thumping whenever they shift the gears. None of these owners reported that the problem was ever resolved, and thus, they did not include information about repair cost. The problem mostly occurred at vehicles around 14,600 miles, which is not an old vehicle. this issue with shifting was ranked as “Fairly Significant.”

Another issue with the 2013 Chrysler 200 transmission had to do with having a hard time shifting gears. The problem was resolved by replacing the solenoid for about $2,500. This issue was reported mostly by vehicles around 40,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”

The third most reported problem with the 2013 Chrysler 200 is transmission slipping. More than eight people reported that they experienced transmission slipping at vehicles around 40,000 miles. the problem was mostly resolved by replacing the whole part for about $4,000, and it was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”

At least three owners indicated a sudden leak in their 2013 Chrysler 200 transmission's fluid without any warning signs. The problem was resolved by either replacing the lines or replacing the transmission oil pan gasket. While the website did not include information about repair cost, they indicated that fluid leak occurred at vehicles around 41,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Failry Significant.”

 

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 engine problems

 

 

Similar to transmission problems, engine problems are also considered very critical and requires high repair costs as well. Unfortunately, the second most reported number of complaints is the 2013 Chrysler 200 engine problems with a total of 29 complaints. The majority of these complaints have to do with engine stalling, rattling, won't start and losing acceleration. 

More than eleven people reported engine stalling for their 2013 Chrysler 200. The problem occurred without any warning signs by vehicles around 57,000 miles. The website did not indicate any repair options or repair costs. Engine stalling was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”

The other six complaints were reported about engine rattling whenever the vehicle starts. Similar to engine stalling, the website did not include information about repair options or repair costs. The problem was mostly reported by vehicles around 25,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”

Several complaints were also reported about the engine not starting at vehicles around 43,000 miles. This problem was ranked as “Pretty Bad,” as well.

At least two owners reported the last problem we would like to highlight here. They reported that their vehicle would lose acceleration suddenly without any previous warning signs. This problem occurred at vehicles around 90,000 miles and was resolved by replacing the throttle body. It was ranked as “Really Awful.”

 

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 AC and heating problems

 

 

2013 Chrysler 200 AC and heating problems were the third most reported problems by many owners with a total of 27 complaints. These complaints were mostly related to no heat coming on the passenger's side, clicking noise coming out from the vents, and heater not working. 

About thirteen people indicated that their 2013 Chrysler 200 heating doesn't work from the passenger's side. The problem was resolved by either replacing the heater coil or flushing and refilling the heater core for about $540. The problem was mostly reported by vehicles around 73,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”

Hearing clicking noise coming out from the vent is a common problem with the 2013 Chrysler 200 AC and heating system. The problem occurred mostly at vehicles around 54,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Failry Significant.”

Heater core problems of the 2013 Chrysler 200 can also cause the entire heating system to stop working, as reported by three different people. The problem occurred at vehicles around 80,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”

 

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 electrical problems

 

 

The fourth most reported problem with the 2013 Chrysler 200 has to do with the electrical system. The majority of reported complaints had to do with issues with the computer, problems with the engine not starting, issues with losing electrical power, and problems with the Win module not working. 

Several owners of the same vehicle indicated that they experienced issues with the 2013 Chrysler 200 computer. To resolve the problem, they had to replace the entire computer, especially at vehicles around 30,300 miles. the problem was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”

Other complaints are indicating a failure in the 2013 Chrysler 200 electrical system, causing the engine not to start and loss of power. Vehicles reported the problem around 70,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Fairly Significant.”

The last problem reported by the electrical system of the 2013 Chrysler 200 caused the WIN module to fail. The problem was resolved by replacing the entire Win module for $1,070. This issue was reported by vehicles around 90,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Really Awful.”

 

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 other problems

 

 

In this section, we group other less reported problems by different owners related to interior, brakes, lights, windows, steering, and suspension system. 

 

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 interior problems

 

 

In addition to the major reported problems, several people indicated having issues with the 2013 Chrysler 200 interior. These problems have to do with the brake's light sensor keeps illuminating without a clear reason, strange sounds coming out from the dashboard even after the engine is turned off, some clicking sounds coming from the door and issues with the power window switch.

 

The majority of internal problems occurred at vehicles around 55,000 miles and cost about $250 to get resolved. 

 

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 brakes problems

 

 

Eleven complaints were reported regarding issues with the 2013 Chrysler 200 brakes. These issues were related to hearing some squeaks whenever you back up the vehicle, brakes not engaging or working properly, and issues with premature brake wear.

The majority of brakes problems were resolved for about $80 by replacing the brakes pads, and it was mostly reported by vehicles around 15,000 miles. 

 

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 lights problems

 

 

Lights problems were also a common issue with the 2013 Chrysler 200. More than eleven complaints were reported regarding issues with the vision on low beam, problems with “Auto” light not working, brakes lights illuminating all the time without a clear reason, and problems with High headlights not working. 

 

The maximum reported repair cost for lights issues was about $500 when a driver needed to replace the TPIM on a vehicle around 90,000 miles.

 

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 windows problems

 

 

2013 Chrysler 200 windows problems were not reported as frequent as the engine or the transmission with only six total reported complaints. These complaints had to due with issues with windshield fogging, problems with a cracked windshield, and issues with power windows are not working. 

Windshield problems were mostly reported by vehicles around 20,000 miles, and it was generally ranked as “Pretty Bad.”

 

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 steering problems

 

 

2013 Chrysler 200 steering problems were not reported as frequent. Very few complaints indicated that drivers would hear some thumping noise whenever they use the steering. Others mentioned that their steering would pull to one side when driving. 

Most reported steering problems were at vehicles around 45,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Definitely Annoying.”

 

  • 2013 Chrysler 200 suspension problems

 

 

2013 Chrysler 200 suspension problems were not reported a lot, similar to steering problems. In general, the majority of reported complaints indicated that drivers hear some knocking noise, and the front end of the car would start shaking. 

 

In general, repair cost for suspension problems was about $420 when the drivers needed to replace the tie rods for 21,000 miles vehicles. 

Conclusion

 

2013 marks the third model year for the Chrysler 200. This year received the fourth most reported complaints to carcomplaints.com. Sometimes the high number of complaints doesn't usually indict significant issues with the vehicle, in this 2013 Chrysler 200, the high complaints put red flags on this vehicle. 

With a total of 155 reported complaints about the 2013 Chrysler 200 problems, the majority of reported complaints have to do with the engine, transmission, AC and heating system, and other problems. 

The goal of our article was to help current owners learn about what type of problems they might face while owning the 2013 Chrysler 200 vehicle. We also intended to help new buyers think carefully before deciding on buying the car. This is because too many complaints about significant problems mean lots of money, hassle, and effort.