2011 Chrysler 200 under investigation for engine stalling risks
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 15 complaints from consumers around the USA that their 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan stalled while being driven and in all of those cases, the car in question was powered by the popular 3.6L Pentastar V6. There were 87,033 2011 Chrysler 200 sedans sold for the 2011 model year but with a portion of those sedans coming with the entry level 4-cylinder engine, it is unclear as to exactly how many 200 sedans will be covered by this new investigation.
In the majority of these 15 incidences of the 2011 Chrysler 200 stalling, the car was moving at low speed as the driver was gradually decelerating – as in the event of approaching a stop sign or a red traffic light. One owner stated that their V6 powered Chrysler 200 sedan has stalled five separate times with one of those times coming when the driver was in front of a tractor trailer and an accident was narrowly avoided. Luckily, there have been no reports of accidents or injuries stemming from the Pentastar stalling problem but with the increased chances of an accident in the event that the Chrysler 200 loses motive power while driving around other vehicles – this investigation makes good sense.
If automakers and the NHTSA have learned anything in the past few years, it is that a problem is better addressed right away when it comes up rather than waiting until something like the 2011 Chrysler 200 stalling problems have caused an accident or injury.