The engine of the 2015 Chrysler 200 has been reported to unexpectedly shut off while driving. This is extremely dangerous for drivers. If you have bought a Chrysler car, then you may have purchased a defective vehicle that is putting your life at risk. Please contact us using the form on this page or call us at 817-455-6822. You may be part of a class action lawsuit.
Background on the Chrysler 200 Investigation
Drivers have reported that their 2015 Chrysler 200 shuts off while they are driving and the car is in motion. Dashboard and gear shift lights will flash then the engine will cut out. Some people say that when the problem occurs the car still has electrical power but the engine shuts off completely. Thankfully there have been no deaths reported as a result of this engine shutdown problem. Drivers say that the can pull over to the side of the road using the car’s momentum. After a while, the car is able to start up as normal. The cause of the problem has not been determined yet.
This is not the first time the 200 has experienced engine problems. The 2011 Chrysler 200 also suffered from an engine shutdown defect. An investigation found that 2011 model engines stalled at a stop or at very low speeds due to a problem in the Powertrain Control Module. It is important to note that this may not be the same problem found in the 2015 model. Reports indicate that drivers of the 2015 Chrysler 200 were travelling at higher speeds when the shutdown occurred.
Chrysler, also known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is a major American automobile manufacturer. It sells vehicles worldwide under the brands Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. Chrysler makes the 2015 Chrysler 200 line of cars. The 2015 Chrysler 200 is a midsize sedan.
Known Chrysler 200 Defects
Like any other product, automobiles can sometimes suffer from defects. Car defects usually occur at either the design stage or during the manufacturing stage. Manufacturing defects are not intended by the manufacturer. Design defects are when a product was manufactured according to plan, but the design turns out to be more dangerous than was intended. Both types of defects result in a product that is more dangerous than the ordinary consumer would expect.
Car manufacturers produce many cars at a time. Problems in the design or manufacturing of the vehicle can go undiscovered until they reach the consumer. At that point the defect may threaten lives of the passengers in the vehicle.
Potential Class Action
Reports indicate that the 2015 Chrysler 200 suffers from a defect that causes the engine to unexpectedly shut off. This problem threatens the lives of drivers and passengers. Other models of Chrysler cars may be affected. If you have bought a Chrysler car, then you may have purchased a dangerously defective vehicle. Please contact us using the form on this page or call us at 817-455-6822. You may be part of a class action lawsuit.