Chrysler 200: AutoStick — If Equipped

Chrysler 200: AutoStick — If Equipped - Starting and operating - Chrysler 200 (2011-2017) Owners ManualChrysler 200: AutoStick — If Equipped

AutoStick is a driver-interactive feature providing manual shift control, giving you more control of the vehicle. AutoStick allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance. This system can also provide you with more control during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving, trailer towing, and many other situations.


When the shift lever is in the AutoStick position (below the DRIVE position), it can be moved from side to side.

This allows the driver to manually select the transmission gear being used. Moving the shift lever to the left (-) triggers a downshift and to the right (+) an upshift. The gear position will display in the instrument cluster on the transmission range indicator.

In AutoStick mode, the transmission will only shift up or down when the driver moves the shift lever to the right (+) or left (-), or as described below.

AutoStick is deactivated when the shift lever is moved from the AutoStick (+/-) position into the DRIVE position.

General Information

• You can start out, from a stop, in any gear except sixth.

The system will ignore attempts to upshift at too low of a vehicle speed.

• If a ratio other than first gear is selected, and the vehicle is brought to a stop, the transmission control logic will automatically select the first gear ratio.

• Starting out in second gear is helpful in snowy or icy conditions. To select second gear after the vehicle is brought to a stop, tap the shift lever to the right (+) once.

• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick is engaged.

• The transmission will automatically shift up when maximum engine speed is reached while AutoStick is engaged.

• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when AutoStick is engaged.

• If a downshift would cause the engine to overspeed, that shift will not occur until it is safe for the engine.

• If the system detects powertrain overheating, the transmission will revert to the automatic shift mode and remain in that mode until the powertrain cools off.