2015 marks the worse model year for Chrysler 200 when it comes to the total number of complaints reported to the carcomplaints.com website. This website allows car owners to report complaints about any issues they face during their car's lifetime. The reported complaints help both car companies and owners. Car companies can work in improving any reported complaints in their newer generations, and car buyers can decide whether to buy a certain vehicle or not.
According to the carcomplaints.com website, the 2015 Chrysler 200 received a total of 449 complaints. It is usually the earlier model years that receive the maximum complaints while the newer ones address these complaints and fix the issues. However, in Chrysler 200, the maximum reported complaints were for the fifth model year, which raises a lot of concerns for new buyers. Should they stay away from 2015 Chrysler 200?
The number of complaints doesn't reflect whether the vehicle is good or not, especially if most reported complaints have to do with easy-fixed issues. However, the majority of reported 2015 Chrysler 200 problems have to do with the engine and the transmission. With most problems in transmission and engine, repair costs are expected to be very high, which puts some red flags about whether to buy a 2015 Chrysler 200 or not.
The goal of this article is to summarize the most reported issues about the 2015 Chrysler 200 along with the suggested repair options and repair costs. Besides, this article can help new buyers make an informed decision about whether to buy this vehicle or not.
In this article, we start with a quick overview of the 2015 Chrysler 200 and highlight the main cool features of the vehicle. Then, we move to summarize the most reported problems in each category, as reported by carcomplaints.com. We also include information about repair options, repair costs, mileage at which the problem occurred, and the rank each problem received.
2015 Chrysler 200 description
In this section, we highlight the main characteristics of the 2015 Chrysler 200. This vehicle seats up to five passengers, and it was ranked as one of the top 2015 Affordable Midsize Cars, according to cars.usnews.com.
The vehicle was featured for the very nice cabin material, easy-to-use infotainment system, very smooth riding experience. The vehicle gets from 18 to 23 miles per gallon on city roads and from 29 to 36 miles per gallon on the highways.
The 2015 Chrysler 200 comes with either a 2.4 L four-cylinder or a 3.6 L V6 engine. This engine is associated with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle provides from 184 to 295 horsepower, and the curb weight ranges from 3,473 to 3,802.
According to Kelly Blue Book, you can get the 2015 Chrysler 200 for about $22,700.
2015 Chrysler 200 problems
After providing the high-level description of the 2015 Chrysler 200, we will summarize the most commonly reported complaints by previous and current car owners to carcomplaints.com.
About 449 complaints were reported regarding the 2015 Chrysler 200 problems that have to do with the engine, transmission, electrical system, interior, and others.
2015 Chrysler 200 transmission problems
Transmission problems are the type of problems that any driver doesn't want to hear about. This is because repair costs are usually very high and can get as high as the actual worth of the vehicle.
Transmission problems were the most reported problems of the 2015 Chrysler 200, with a total of 167 complaints. These complaints have to do with transmission failure, jerks, shifting issues, and slipping
More than 46 complaints reported that the 2015 Chrysler 200 experienced sudden transmission failure without any previous warning signs. While the website did not include information about repair costs, it did mention that most owners fixed the problem by either getting a new transmission, getting a new control module or performing some software update. The problem occurred mostly at vehicles around 12,500 miles and was ranked as “Really Awful.”
Other groups of owners indicated that they would hear some jerks whenever they use the transmission to shift gears. The problem was resolved by replacing the entire transmission or replacing the valve body for $250. Transmission jerk was reported by vehicles around 22,600 miles, and it was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”
More than 28 complaints reported having a hard time shifting gears in the 2015 Chrysler 200. The problem had to do with issues with the software or a failed transmission. This issue was reported by vehicles around 7,000 miles, which is relatively new, and it was also ranked as “Pretty Bad.”
The last problem we would like to highlight here had to do with a slipping engine. More than 21 complaints came from owners of vehicles around 21,000 miles who had a hard time with slipping gears. The problem was ranked das “Really Awful,” and no information was provided regarding repair options or repair costs.
2015 Chrysler 200 engine problems
Similar to transmission problems, engine problems are considered one of the most complicated issues that a vehicle can face, and it requires relatively high repair costs. With a total of 131 reported complaints, the 2015 Chrysler 200 engine problems were the second most reported problems for this vehicle. The majority of these problems have to do with engine stalling, car stuttering, check engine light illuminating, and engine failure.
The majority of reported complaints indicated that the 2015 Chrysler 200 engine would stall and stop working suddenly while driving without any previous warning signs. the problem was mostly reported by vehicles at 27,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Really Awful.” While the website did not include information about repair costs, it indicated that most owners fixed the problem by either loosening the wire to the power box or replacing the engine.
Other owners mentioned that their 2015 Chrysler 200 would jerk and stutter whenever they press the gas pedal. The website did not include information about repair costs or repair options. However, it mentioned that most vehicles who reported the problem were at about 8,900. The problem was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”
Check engine light indicates internal issues with the vehicle. However, the 2015 Chrysler 200 engine light would illuminate continuously without a clear reason. People who reported the issue indicated that they repaired their cars by replacing the ESIM switch, or the oil pressure switch. The problem was reported mostly by vehicles around 7,000 miles and was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”
2015 Chrysler 200 electrical system problems
Electrical system problems were reported less frequently as compared to the 2015 Chrysler 200 engine or transmission problems. The majority of these reported problems have to do with the engine won't start, dead battery, and issues with the computer system.
Many owners reported that they had issues with the engine not starting due to electrical problems. The problem was resolved by replacing the battery and repairing the wires. The problem was mostly reported by vehicles around 19,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”
A dead battery is a very common problem with the 2015 Chrysler 200, as reported to carcomplaints.com. Usually, you can get rid of this issue by replacing the battery for about $260. The problem most likely appears at vehicles around 19,000 miles, and it was described as “Pretty Bad.”
Some computer issues can also occur with the 2015 Chrysler 200. To get rid of these problems, you would need to replace and rewire the computer transmission wiring. The problem mostly occurred at vehicles around 36,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Really Awful.”
2015 Chrysler 200 interior problems
Similar to the electrical system problems, interior problems were also reported less frequently when compared to the engine or transmission problems. The majority of interior reported problems have to do with issues with the radio system, problems with electronic accessories, and the brakes.
A couple of complaints were reported regarding the complete radio system failing. While the website did not include information about repair options or repair costs, it mentioned that this problem appeared mostly with vehicles around 18,00 miles, and it was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”
In addition to the radios problems, at least three owners indicated that most electronic accessories would fail randomly without any previous warning signs. These issues occurred with vehicles around 4,000 miles, which are new. The problem was ranked as “Fairly Significant.”
Furthermore, a couple of owners mentioned that their vehicle's computer indicates issues with engine overheating, although the engine is fine. The problem was resolved by replacing the thermostat for about $410. This issue occurred mostly at vehicles around 60,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Really Awful.”
Lastly, service emergency brake light would frequently illuminate despite continuous maintenance and monitoring of the brake system. This problem occurred mostly at vehicles around 6,000 miles, and it was ranked as “Pretty Bad.”
2015 Chrysler 200 other problems
In this section, we group other reported issues with the 2015 Chrysler 200. We focus on brakes, body and paint, windows, and AC and heating, wheels, and steering system problems.
2015 Chrysler 200 brakes problems
About 28 complaints were reported regarding the 2015 Chrysler 200 brakes problems. These problems indicated that you might experience some squealing whenever you back up your vehicle. Others indicated that you might see the Ebrake light illuminating without a clear reason, and you might have locked brakes while driving. The problems were mostly ranked as “Fairly Significant.”
2015 Chrysler 200 body and paint problems
Although the body and paint problems might require fewer repair costs as compared to engine or transmission repairs, we would like to highlight a couple of reported problems in this category.
Many owners complained seeing chipping paint, issues with he bumper alignment, very loud wind noise inside the vehicle, issues with a bumper color difference from the rest of the vehicle's body, and door bolts falling out.
2015 Chrysler 200 windows problems
2015 Chrysler 200 windows problems were not reported frequently, with a total of only six complaints. These complaints indicated issues with the power windows not functioning, issues with thick condensation on the windows, issues with ice accumulating on windows from the inside, and problems with sunroof leaking.
2015 Chrysler 200 AC and heating system problems
Similar to the windows problems, AC and heating issues were not reported frequently for the 2015 Chrysler 200. The majority of reported issues indicated problems with AC water leaking, AC not functioning properly, coolant smelling bad, and issue with floor vents not functioning.
2015 Chrysler 200 wheels problems
Wheel problems were not also reported as often, and only 9 reported complaints. Most owners indicated hearing some humming noise while driving. Others mentioned experiencing a failed wheel bearing, and some indicated premature tire wear.
2015 Chrysler 200 steering system problems
The last problem we would like to highlight here has to do with the steering system, with only four reported complaints. A couple of owners mentioned that they lost control when driving their vehicles as the steering wheel stopped functioning. Other owners mentioned experiencing steering stiffing or loosening.
The 2015 Chrysler 200 received the highest number of complaints from many owners to carcomplaints.com. While the high number of complaints doesn't mean a bad vehicle, the majority of reported 2015 Chrysler 200 problems have to do with the engine and the transmission, which requires very high repair costs.
In this article, we summarized the main reported 2015 Chrysler problems along with the repair options, repair costs, mileage at which the problem occurs, and the problem ranking.
We reviewed engine, transmission, electrical system, interior, and other 2015 Chrysler 200 problems.
We intended to help current owners educate themselves about what type of problems they might be facing at which mileage. We also aimed to assist new buyers in making an informed decision about whether to buy the 2015 Chrysler 200. Based on ower reviews, any new and current owner should be well-prepared to deal with a very complicated engine and transmission problems. Otherwise, you might get to a point where you need to consider trading or selling your vehicle.