Chrysler 200 Transmission Problems & Cost | 62TE | 9HP48

Depending on the year, the Chrysler 200 was equipped with the 62TE transmission or 9HP48 transmission. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Chrysler 200 transmission problems, look at cost estimates and figure out what you can do about them.

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What Transmission Do I Have?

Chrysler 200 Transmission Models

2011-2015 Chrysler 200: 62TE Transmission
2015-2017 Chrysler 200: 9HP48 Transmission

Chrysler 200 Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate

Pricing varies by model. To be 100% sure on pricing, have your VIN# handy and use our Get An Estimate feature to look up your transmission by VIN#.

Replacement 62TE Transmission:

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What are the DTC codes related to Chrysler 200 transmission problems?

Trouble CodeDescription
P0716Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance 
P0721Output Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0726Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance
P0729Gear 6 Incorrect Ratio
P0730Incorrect Gear Ratio
P0731Gear 1 Incorrect Ratio
P0732Gear 2 Incorrect Ratio
P0733Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio
P0734Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio
P0735Gear 5 Incorrect Ratio
P0736Reverse Incorrect Ratio
P0740Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction
P0750Shift Solenoid 'A'
P0755Shift Solenoid 'B'
P0760Shift Solenoid 'C'
P0765Shift Solenoid 'D'
P0791Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit
P0792Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0810Transmission Fluid Pressure Manual Valve Position Switch
P0841Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “A” Circuit Range/Performance
P0845Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit
P0846Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit Range/Performance
P0848Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit High
P0850Park/Neutral Switch Input Circuit
P0868Transmission Fluid Pressure Low
P0869Transmission Fluid Pressure High
P0870Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “C” Circuit
P0885TCM Power Relay Control Circuit/Open
P0887TCM Power Relay Control Circuit High
P0933Hydraulic Pressure Sensor Range/Performance
P0934Hydraulic Pressure Sensor Circuit Low
P0935Hydraulic Pressure Sensor Circuit High
P0942Hydraulic Pressure Unit
P0960Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit/Open
P0962Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0973Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0974Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit High
P0975Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0976Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Low
P0978Shift Solenoid “C” Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0979Shift Solenoid “C” Control Circuit Low

Chrysler 200 Transmission Recalls

None Found

Chrysler 200 Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

TSB 08-054-18 REV A – Replacement of the PRNDM bezel and harness – 9HP48 transmission
2015/ – 2018 Jeep Cherokee KL
Problem – Drivers may notice a “service shifter” warning message in the instrument cluster, along with U1465 and P1C86 DTC stored in the ECU memory.
Solution – The PRNDM bezel/display and wiring harness will need to be replaced.

Common Chrysler 200 Transmission Problems

Engine stalls while in Drive or during coast down – 62TE transmission
Problem – Drivers may experience an engine stall when they place the gear selector into Drive. They may also notice that the engine starts to run excessively rough or stalls when they are coasting to a stop.
Solution – These 62TE transmission problems may be caused by mechanical failure with the electronically modulated converter clutch variable force solenoid / EMCC VFS solenoid, which can cause the torque converter clutch to engage when it shouldn’t. To fix the problem, the EMCC solenoid will have to be replaced.

Transmission shifts into neutral on the 1-2 shift – 2007+ 62TE transmission
Problem – Drivers may notice that the vehicle shifts into neutral upon the 1-2 shift. This may cause the vehicle to go into limp mode, where the transmission becomes locked in 3rd gear. In some cases, the vehicle may not move and will require the engine to be shut off and restarted before limp mode can be activated.
Solution – These 62TE transmission problems are often caused by worn sealing ring lands on the low clutch housing. To correct this condition, place the housing and possibly the piston from the direct clutch.

Lack of Response
Leaking Fluid
Low Fluid
Burning Smell
Grinding or Shaking
Whining, Clunking or Humming
Refuses to Go Into Gear
Torque Converter Issues
Valve Body Issues
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
Gears Slipping
No 3rd or 4th Gear
No 1st or 2nd Gear
No Reverse
Dragging Clutch
Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Chrysler 200 transmission slipping

On cars equipped with the 62TE transmission, it’s not uncommon for the Chrysler 200 transmission to slip out of gear. During the 1-2 or 2-3 shift, the transmission will shift into neutral instead of the intended gear. When this happens, the transmission will immediately default to limp mode where 3rd is the only available forward gear. However, if the 62TE transmission slipping occurs during the 2-3 shift, 3rd will not be available and the vehicle will not move until the ignition is cycled (the ignition is turned off then turned back on).

What’s causing the Chrysler 200 transmission slip?

This issue only happens on 2007 and later vehicles, and the 2-3 slip generally happens after the transmission has been rebuilt. If your Chrysler 200 slips out of the gear and into neutral during the 1-2 shift, the most likely cause is worn sealing ring lands (i.e. the bit of metal that the seals sit on) on the low clutch housing. This will cause a serious pressure loss to the direct clutch, causing the transmission to shift into neutral instead of 2nd gear. To fix the problem, the entire low clutch housing will need to be inspected and replaced if any damage is found. Fortunately, Street Smart Transmission addresses this issue on every reman Chrysler 200 transmission they sell.

The 2-3 Chrysler 200 transmission slip is typically caused after a rebuild. What happens is, the mechanic installs the 2-4 feed pipe upside down by mistake. This causes a severe pressure leak in the 2-4 clutch, which leads to the transmission shifting into neutral instead of 3rd. To fix the problem, the feed pipe will need to be installed correctly.

How much is it going to cost to fix my Chrysler 200 transmission?

Unfortunately, the problem described here will require the removal and disassembly/partial disassembly of your transmission. Given the labor time involved to remove the transmission from the vehicle (this is not a simple task), most repair shops will recommend that you go ahead and rebuild the entire transmission while it’s out. Since they already have to tear it down to replace the Chrysler 200, it sort of makes sense to spend the extra money to do that. After all, you should get a lot more mileage out of your transmission once it’s rebuilt. And since they’ve already got the transmission apart, might as well, right?

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Chrysler 200 can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

How often does a Chrysler 200 transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Chrysler 200 transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation, along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Chrysler 200 transmission last for between 130,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.

How are Chrysler 200 transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Chrysler 200 transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.

How is a Chrysler 200 transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Chrysler 200 transmission, the truck has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed.

Recommendations for Chrysler 200 transmission issues?

To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Chrysler 200 transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Chrysler 200 Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Chrysler 200 Transmission

The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Chrysler 200 Transmission

Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or rebuilt transmission. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.

Things to consider with a transmission rebuild

You’re the test driver – Most transmission repair shops and mechanics will only put a few miles on your vehicle to make sure the transmission works. But it’s not uncommon to experience transmission problems during the break-in period.

Everything might not be fixed – Most mechanics and transmission repair centers don’t have the equipment necessary to perform a thorough inspection on hard parts like gear sets, clutch drums and valve bodies. This means that your rebuilt transmission could actually have small cracks in key parts that aren’t visible to the naked eye. As time and mileage progress, these cracks can grow and create an even larger problem. Similarly, a slight warp in the valve body can seriously impact shifting performance over time.

Warranty – Although most mechanic shops and transmission repair shops will warranty their work. That coverage is usually only good at the shop or franchise that did the work. If you travel out of town and suddenly experience transmission problems, you’ll be on the hook for any transmission repairs unless you pay to have your vehicle towed back to the shop that did the work.

Quality – Nearly every time you get a transmission rebuild, all of the work is performed by a single technician. This may or may not be a good thing, depending on your point of view. But the end result is dependent on that technician’s level of experience working with your specific type of transmission. In addition, there is usually no standardized quality control checks at a mechanic shop. So an improperly torqued bolt or gasket that isn’t fully seated, might be overlooked and cause you major problems in the future.

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Chrysler 200 Transmission

Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.

Why a remanufactured transmission might be a good option

If you plan to keep your vehicle for as long as possible, then getting a transmission rebuild is certainly a viable option. However, a remanufactured transmission is a much better alternative. You’re getting as close to a brand-new transmission as it is possible. Companies like Street Smart Transmission also modify the transmission to correct all of the factory design flaws, allowing you to get a much longer service life from the transmission. You also get a 3-year/unlimited mile nationwide warranty, which allows you to get necessary repairs performed at any licensed repair shop of the country. So in terms of value for the money, a reman transmission might be the better way to go. 

Remanufactured transmission companies like Street Smart Transmission put each of their reman transmissions through a rigorous build process that ensures a quality product every time. It starts with nearly 100 trained technicians that specialize in different aspects of the build process. 

This remanufacturing process begins with the inspection team that test all of the critical components from the donor transmission to ensure that they meet the original equipment (OE) tolerances and specifications. The case, pumps, gears, shafts, valve body and torque converter are checked for hairline cracks, metal tensile strength, warping and other parameters. If any component fails to meet the required specifications, it’s discarded and replaced.

All the parts are then cleaned and sent to the appropriate stations on the assembly line for reassembly. Throughout the process, quality control managers inspect the build to ensure that it meets the desired specification. Any necessary modifications or upgrades that are needed to correct factory design flaws are also performed or added. The valve body is rebuilt and tested on a special dyno machine to ensure that it performs according to the specifications. All of the solenoids are also tested prior to installation.

Once the build is complete and passes its final quality control inspection, the newly remanufactured transmission is sent to the dyno room, where it’s tested on a special dyno machine using a proprietary software program called C.A.R.S. (Computer Aided Real-world Simulation). This cycles the transmission through a number of real-world driving situations, to ensure that it performs according to the factory specs. It also helps to break in all of the friction components, that way it’s completely tuned and ready to go once it’s installed.

Warranty – One of the benefits of buying a remanufactured transmission vs. a rebuilt transmission is the warranty. Street Smart Transmission for example, covers all of their reman transmissions with a 3 Year/Unlimited Mileage Nationwide Warranty (there is a mileage restriction for commercial vehicles). This covers parts and labor for transmission repairs performed by any licensed repair shop in the country. It’s also completely transferable if you ever decide to sell the vehicle. Compared to a mechanics warranty on a transmission rebuild, a remanufactured transmission warranty offers superior financial protection.

Is a remanufactured transmission worth it?

If you plan to keep your vehicle for as long as possible, then getting a transmission rebuild is certainly a viable option. However, a remanufactured transmission is a much better alternative. You’re getting as close to a brand-new transmission as it is possible. Companies like Street Smart Transmission also modify the transmission to correct all of the factory design flaws, allowing you to get a much longer service life from the transmission. So in terms of value for the money, a reman transmission might be the better way to go.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

What Problem Does Your Chrysler 200 Have?

Let us know the year, mileage and problem you’re having as well as any trouble (OBD) codes you’ve found. If you’ve been given a quote or paid for a repair, we’d like to hear about that too!

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Kimm Soto
29 days ago

2013 Chrysler 200 I hate this car. Had problems from day one.. the car was sold as is and I see why. I wish I could just drive the car but when I do it has issues from air conditioner to transmission.. I spent to much on NOTHING. 😵

Cathy Embury
3 months ago

Will shift from first to second and will not shift into third or fourth. Reverse works ok

Yasmine Pacheco
4 months ago

The transmission seems like it has lost power because when I start the car and press the gas while vehicle is parked it does not rev over second gear it’s like it struggles to get to third and fourth when the car is parked my uncle said you could be the sensor from the pedal to the transmission

Ken Becker
4 months ago

I get a low hum when driving my 2013 Chrysler 200. It has slowly been getting more pronounced but not terribly loud. As the car speeds up it gets a little louder but not higher pitch. The car seems to shift normally and smoothly. Just can’t figure out if it a transmission issue or something else. Just wondered if anyone else had this problem.

Dylan
5 months ago

Jerking in reverse and nutreul has no roll

Jeff Reitman
6 months ago

No codes. No slipping. Shifts smoothly. Has a clanking sound when putting in gear. I thought it was a cv joint, but under inspection the sound is coming from behind the oval shaped cover. Is there a chain in there?

Jason Turpin
7 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Reitman

Its definitely a tranny mount mine did same thing i replaced all and no movement

Angel Randall
9 months ago

2011 Chrysler200 110000 miles when I put it in reverse its real sluggish and will hardly move the rpm will rev up to 4 or 5 and the check engine light will come on

Marcos
11 months ago

P099b-00 shift solenoid 7 control circuit low….when start I get transmission service light on and wont shift into gears. …I shut it off then start back on, then shifts into gears. Is my transmission going bad??

Elliott Harmon
1 year ago

When my car sits in the heat it doesn’t want to shift out of 3rd if you stop turn the key off and start the engine again it’s just just fine this is only happen about once every year usually in the summertime

Isaac Mack
1 year ago

I just bought this chrysler 200 s at a dealership but now I noticed more I drive it that from gears 1 thru 4 are sluggish shifting it seems to struggle in a way and can be not very smooth.

Lee Ann
1 year ago

I just purchased a Chrysler 200 , 5 months ago from a dealership. Park the car one evening, the next morning the car would not go into any gear. The knob was turning but nothing was happening .
The dealership says I need a valve body for a cost of $3,000. Car has 114000 km and Chrysler refuses to stand behind it. Oh my, I cannot believe this

Bruce Mayhugh
1 year ago

I will never buy another Chrysler product, i have a 2010 sebring its in limp mode , we have replace alot of senors and cost right at $700.00 , still in limp mode , now at 145,000 miles they want to put a $ 2800.00 new transmission in the car.
I have a 2004 chevy truck that has 281,684 miles on it , same transmission as when i bought it , still doing good . Chrysler are crap after 130,000 and doesn’t have a retail to sell and even make a downpayment on someone else.

Ashley voss
1 year ago

I have a 200s 2015 it states it states service transmission..there’s only 82000 miles and its stuck in 4th gear. There is a lemon law on this car… I took the battery out for three days hoping to reset whatever it is that is keeping it in 4th gear..help please

Lee Ann
1 year ago
Reply to  Ashley voss

What does it mean when you say there is a lemon law on this car?

Varun
1 year ago
Reply to  Ashley voss

Hey man . I have a same problem with my car . Contact me please 2269614577

Dante t
10 months ago
Reply to  Ashley voss

Hey there I’m having the same problem/ same situation, with the same make and model, could you enlighten me on what you may have done in your situation or how much it cost to get fixed

Duane
1 year ago

I am about to replace the torque converter on my 2012 200s and thought I might verify with y’all. It spewing fluid from the fly wheel area and bad. My tranny mounts wore out and I did not notice right away until it starting slipping so I limped it home and then came the severe leak and being that the fluid is coming out from the flywheel area I pretty much can narrow it down to broken converter. Is there anything else it could be?

Sandy
2 years ago

I bought my 2014 200 in 2015. I’ve been pleased with the performance except for a recurring problem with the the cruise control sometimes not working then suddenly it starts working again. Once the wipers didn’t work and sometimes the signals don’t work. While under warranty the dealer said there was nothing wrong. Now that the warranty is finished, the dealer says the signal arm needs replacing?
My biggest problem happened this week. While travelling in the US, my transmission died. The car just stopped. I was driving on the highway and suddenly the car wouldn’t go. I shut it off then turned it on and it went for less than a kilometer then just stopped and wouldn’t go again. It cost me almost $4000 to have it replaced. Since I was out of country when this happened, I did not have the resources or time to check with my local dealer so had to trust that my transmission actually needed to be replaced or was it just an electrical problem.
Has anyone had this sort of problem before?

Odessa
2 years ago
Reply to  Sandy

Having this same problem brought a remanufactured transmission and had my shop installed it. Drove fine until it warmed up and stop on me again. I turn the engine off for like a minute and restart the car it drove me home like 5 miles to be exact. An hr later I started it , placed it in reverse it started moving. But just die on me again, put it in drive it takes off and dies again. While turning the engine off and waiting 1 min. It does this over and over.

stevewayne064@gmail.com
1 year ago
Reply to  Odessa

It’s the Fuel filter ?

Lindsey Roskam
2 years ago
Reply to  Sandy

I bought a 2013 at the beginning of 2014. Maintenance manual says the transmission doesn’t even need CHECKED until 96000, mine however only has 84000 and the transmission just went out. I’d taken to the local dealership I purchased it at a few times for it kind of stalling when taking off from a stop. Dealer said nothing was wrong with, no codes were thrown. Needless to say, there still isn’t one code, nor check engine light that popped up when the car just stopped and wouldn’t even engage into park….
My cruise control would do the same thing! I think these transmissions are junk and it’s pretty sad the company won’t stand behind their products and make it right with hard working individuals that put their trust in them and purchased a way to expensive car for it to stop running after such a short period of time!

Debra Edwards
1 year ago
Reply to  Sandy

Yes my 2014 3rd & 4th gears just slipped ! Need new transmission

Lisa
2 years ago

Where do I began…2011 brand new with 7 miles. It now has 147k miles. I have no heat, no air, needs a gas cap, shakes and rattles when shifting gears, replaced transmission hose due to leaking. The anti freeze is leaking and now when I come to a stop light the car doesn’t respond when I press the gas; although it’s still running. I have to place the car in park then to drive in order for it to go. I will NEVER by another Chrysler!!

J
2 years ago
Reply to  Lisa

Sounds like mines

Larry
2 years ago

I just bought my 2015 200 s in 8/18. It came with 48000 miles.
Anyway it was only in October that I had to take to the Chrysler dealer for a trans module update because it was shifting hard and had a delay shift. 4 months later I get this code…P0887 and P0304. The first time I at took it to the Chrysler shop it was free. It should be no charge to me once again. Not to be cheap but this is not my problem. Isn’t there a powertrin warranty?

Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  Larry

Mine also

Marlaina
2 years ago

Thermostat replaced in my 2011 Chrysler 200. Heater core out and thermostat is stuck open. Does not go above half on gauge.. Cooling system is not right.

Jake
8 months ago
Reply to  Marlaina

2012 Chrysler 200…… Water pump failed, thermostat failed, all cooling system hoses failed, AC compressor leaking, heater core failed…. bought it at 70,000 miles and still all happened at 116,000 miles.

Chad
2 years ago

I have a 2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Sedan with a little over 68K miles on it. Purchased it used almost 2 weeks ago. My wife has been the recipient of it dying on her twice. Now going to the dealership we have warranty with to see if they can diagnose problem. Am worried that this is a symptom of far greater problems.

Lisa
2 years ago
Reply to  Chad

I had the same problem with my 2011 Chrysler 200s. I took it to the dealer and they disconnected the non-working air conditioner compressor and it no longer stalls. Apparently it’s a common problem😡

Delilah
3 years ago

I have a 2012 Chrysler 200 that we bought it in 2012 with 07 miles on it, from the jump at night u couldn’t see but mayb one foot in front of the car. We told the dealer that there was something wrong with them and was told that they were reading right when placed on the machine. So within the first year we had to replace the drivers side head light bulb. Then two months later the passenger side went out and we replaced. Not only that when turning from dim to bright the passenger side switches proper but drivers side takes a few seconds then it switches over. The drivers side light is dimmer than the passenger side no matter if it’s bran new or not. So I tell the service tech each time I take in for my oil change and they tell me the lights are fine. So why is it we have replaced the bulbs like 10 times each side that’s 20 bulbs . First the drivers side then few days or weeks the passenger side goes out. These bulbs for the Chrysler 200 are not cheap running $40 plus dollars each time, so if these head lights are showing proper readings on machine then why are we changing them every time we turn around.??? Then the main belt breaks and every since then the car has been having squealing of belts and thys and that just one thing after another since we purchased this car . I understand wear and tear but this head light thing is my main issue..

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