Q: My engine light comes on and then my car shuts off. I have a 2012 Chrysler 200

asked by on

My engine comes on and my car shuts off. I wait for 20 or 30 mins and then it restarts

My car has 103000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A problem that seems to resolve after the car sits for a while usually points to a sensor failure. Many sensors contain coils of wire that might get an intermittent break that only occurs at certain temps, so it seems to respond as the component cools down. There should be a trouble code stored in the engine controller that can point to the problem. If you contact YourMechanic, they can send a technician to your home or office to read the stored codes and let you know what it is going to take to solve your problem.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My engine light comes on and then my car shuts off. I have a 2012 Chrysler 200

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Tire pressure system malfunctioning.

The tire pressure monitoring system may need to be placed in a relearn mode in order to relearn the tire pressure from each of the tires. As the relearn procedure is being completed the car signals as it reads from...

Q: Very low fuel efficiency

Your mileage is low compared to the EPA rating. Your vehicle was sold with a 3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain warranty. In the event that there is an engine or transmission problem that accounts for the low...

Q: My car is overheating - 2002 Chrysler 300M

I'm sorry for the issues you are going through. There are only a few more steps that you could be experiencing. I will take you through some steps and try to get you back on track. As much...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.