First time posting here. Glad to have just joined the 200 owners family by purchasing a pre-owned 2015 Chrysler 200S (3.6L V6, FWD) with 14,000 miles.
Doing some late (post-purchase) research online, I noticed numerous scary complaints made by other 2015 200 owners on the 9-speed transmission slipping into neutral, or even the car stalling in the middle of the highway at 70+ MPH speeds. Very frightening indeed.
Now, on the bright side, I have been driving the car pretty much everyday for the past 2 weeks with absolutely no problem whatsoever. If anything, I really enjoy the 9-speed transmission's tendency to keep the revs low to help save fuel. Overall, I have not noticed any sort of odd behavior or glitch in terms of how the car shifts, feels and drives.
Despite that, I have to admit that had I done the research before pulling the trigger, I would have been strongly discouraged from considering this car, despite the fact that I absolutely love how these things look. Such gorgeous head-turners.
Back on topic. Due to my paranoia, I called my nearest local Chrysler dealer and talked to them about the issue. They asked for the VIN and said the car currently did not have any recall, and that I should be fine.
I also went ahead and called Chrysler's customer service line this morning, talking to them regarding the issue. The rep was quite nice, and seemed welcoming of my concerns. She asked for the VIN number, and took a few minutes to look into the issue. She claimed that the 200 models suffering from the well-known transmission issues were the ones that were built (early-mid) in 2014. Then, she told me that my car was built in February of 2015 at which point Chrysler had already come up with a fix for the transmissions issues. She said I should be more than fine driving the car.
So, having been through all this, I thought it would be a great idea to make a post here and discuss this with some of you guys who own the same make and model.
Considering there has been no recall made for my particular vehicle, and that my car was not an early built, and that I have not noticed any sort of odd transmission behavior in the past couple weeks of daily-driving the car, should I feel confident that this car isn't going to stall on me and get me killed in the middle of the freeway?
Please share some of your experiences. I would really like to hear from the 2015 200 owners whose cars had a manufacturing date of 2015.