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CHRYSLER 200 - 2012 CHRYSLER 200 Problems & Complaints

 
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by Chrysler Group LLC

There are 108 complaints filed for the 2012 CHRYSLER 200

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2012 CHRYSLER 200. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2012 CHRYSLER 200, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (9) Equipment (2) Seat Belts (3) Suspension (7) Vehicle Speed Control (9)
Electrical System (13) Exterior Lighting (21) Seats (2) Tires (1) Visibility (2)
Electronic Stability Control (4) Fuel Propulsion System (3) Service Brakes (12) Traction Control System (1) Visibility Wiper (1)
Engine (30) Fuel System Gasoline (1) Steering (19) Unknown Or Other (4) Wheels (2)
Engine And Engine Cooling (6) Power Train (12) Structure (2)

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

7/23/2014 - HAMMONTON, NJ
ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS MY FAMILY WAS INJURED WITH SEVERE CUTS DUE TO DELAMINATION OF THE DOOR HANDLES. THIS AFFECTED EVERY DOOR THAT SAW REGULAR USE. I WAS CUT, MY WIFE WAS CUT AND MY DAUGHTER WAS CUT. DOORS AFFECTED WERE: DRIVER, FRONT PASSENGER SIDE AND REAR PASSENGER SIDE. THE DELAMINATED CHROME ON THE DOOR HANDLE CREATES A RAZOR SHARP EDGE. THE CUT OCCURS WHEN OPERATING THE DOOR HANDLE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/1/2014 - MIDLAND, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 CHRYSLER 200. THE CONTACT RECEIVED THE RECALL NOTIFICATION RELATED TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 13V282000 (AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE CONTACTED NUMEROUS TIMES AND THEY HAD NO IDEA WHEN THE PARTS WOULD BECOME AVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIRS. THE REPAIR WAS NOT TAKEN CARE OF IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

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AIR BAGS

7/1/2014 - MIDLAND, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 CHRYSLER 200. THE CONTACT RECEIVED THE RECALL NOTIFICATION RELATED TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 13V282000 (AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE CONTACTED NUMEROUS TIMES AND THEY HAD NO IDEA WHEN THE PARTS WOULD BECOME AVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIRS. THE REPAIR WAS NOT TAKEN CARE OF IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

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AIR BAGS

7/1/2014 - ONTARIO, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 CHRYSLER 200. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE VEHICLE WAS REAR ENDED AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE DRIVER'S HEAD STRUCK THE STEERING WHEEL AND AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT SUSTAINED TOOTH TRAUMA AND BACK INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THERE WAS NO DIAGNOSIS COMPLETED ON THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 26,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 27,000.

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STEERING

6/26/2014 - SOUTHFIELD, MI
MY 2012 CHRYSLER 200 S STALLED ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY. AFTER COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP DUE TO TRAFFIC THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE, THE STEERING LOCKED UP AND THEN IT SHUT OFF. THERE WERE NO MALFUCTION LIGHTS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF WARNING CALLED CHRYSLER AND THEY SAID THAT THERE ARE NO RECALLS FOR THIS DESPITE THERE BEING A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS REPORTED.

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ENGINE

6/26/2014 - SOUTHFIELD, MI
MY 2012 CHRYSLER 200 S STALLED ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY. AFTER COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP DUE TO TRAFFIC THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE, THE STEERING LOCKED UP AND THEN IT SHUT OFF. THERE WERE NO MALFUCTION LIGHTS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF WARNING CALLED CHRYSLER AND THEY SAID THAT THERE ARE NO RECALLS FOR THIS DESPITE THERE BEING A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS REPORTED.

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ENGINE

5/23/2014 - LITTLETON, CO
IN MARCH 2014 OWNER NOTED A PROBLEM WITH THE HVAC SYSTEM - NO HEAT WAS DELIVERED TO THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR VENTS OR HEATER VENTS IN COLD WEATHER. DURING ROUTINE OIL CHANGE MECHANIC NOTED SEVERE DISCOLORATION OF ENGINE COOLANT AND BUILDUP UP SLUDGE IN COOLANT EXPANSION TANK. TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS. DEALER STATED THAT THE COOLANT HAD BEEN CONTAMINATED WITH THE ADDITION OF THE WRONG TYPE OF COOLANT. PER CHRYSLER STAR # S1207000008, DEALER FLUSHED COOLANT SYSTEM MULTIPLE TIMES AND COMMENTED THAT IF THAT DIDN'T WORK THEY WOULD HAVE TO REPLACE THE HEATER CORE, RADIATOR, OIL COOLER, AND EXPANSION TANK. WHEN REPAIRS WERE COMPLETED OWNER NOTED THAT THE TEMPERATURE OUTPUT FROM THE AIR AND HEATER VENTS WAS 20 DEGREES LOWER ON THE PASSENGER SIDE THAN THE DRIVER SIDE. DEALER STATED THAT REPAIRS WERE COMPLETE. OWNER IS IN PROCESS OF CONTACTING CHRYSLER TO HAVE HEATER CORE AND RADIATOR REPLACED.

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ENGINE

5/17/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
BRAKES ROTORS BUSHINGS ENGINE HAS WHINE AND WHAT SOUNDS LIKE A MISS CLICKING NOISE ON START UP, CLICKING WHEN TURNING IGNITION KEY WITHOHT STARTING COMPLEFELY , AND CLICKS WHE. WHEN TURNING KEY OFF. SALSEMAM SAYS HE CALLED CHRYSLER AND WAS TOLD THE 200 CAR IS MADE TO VEER TO THE RIGHT TO STOP DRIVER WHO MIGHT ACCIDENTALLY GO TO SLEEP FROM ENTERING ONCOMING TRAFFIC. DEALERSHIP SAID CALL WARRANTY. HAD THIS 2012 CAR A WITH 46K THAT WAS A RENTAL FOR A FEW DAYS SO FAR ITS ENGINE IS QUITE NOISY. CALLING WARRANTY COMPANY TO MAKE APPT TO HAVE CAR CHECKED OUT.

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POWER TRAIN

5/17/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
BRAKES ROTORS BUSHINGS ENGINE HAS WHINE AND WHAT SOUNDS LIKE A MISS CLICKING NOISE ON START UP, CLICKING WHEN TURNING IGNITION KEY WITHOHT STARTING COMPLEFELY , AND CLICKS WHE. WHEN TURNING KEY OFF. SALSEMAM SAYS HE CALLED CHRYSLER AND WAS TOLD THE 200 CAR IS MADE TO VEER TO THE RIGHT TO STOP DRIVER WHO MIGHT ACCIDENTALLY GO TO SLEEP FROM ENTERING ONCOMING TRAFFIC. DEALERSHIP SAID CALL WARRANTY. HAD THIS 2012 CAR A WITH 46K THAT WAS A RENTAL FOR A FEW DAYS SO FAR ITS ENGINE IS QUITE NOISY. CALLING WARRANTY COMPANY TO MAKE APPT TO HAVE CAR CHECKED OUT.

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ENGINE

5/5/2014 - MARYVILLE, TN
TODAY, WHILE ON THE INTERSTATE TRAVELING AT 60MPH, ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE AND CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. COULD HEAR THE ENGINE TRYING TO ACCELERATE BUT THE CAR KEPT SLOWING DOWN. DID NOT SEE ANY LIGHTS (ENGINE) LIGHT UP ON THE DASH TO INDICATE A PROBLEM. PULLED INTO EMERGENCY LANE, STOPPED AND TURNED ENGINE OFF; RESTARTED CAR AND IT HAS NOT OCCURRED AGAIN TODAY.

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