Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The first year of the new Dodge Dart had a rough start, with owners reporting a disproportionate number of engine and transmission problems.

For transmission, the main complaints are transmission failure & rough shifting. So far, average mileage for transmission failure is 25,000 miles. Not good.

For engine problems, it usually starts with the engine light coming on for any number of reasons: bad sensors, ignition coil replacement, bad wiring, faulty gas cap ... dealers are replacing various components with varying degrees of success, or telling owners they can't duplicate the issue.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2013 Dodge Dart body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012013

Dart 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles


There are metal spikes on the interior of the top of the trunk. While putting boxes in the trunk the metal spikes caused a deep scratch on my daughters hand. There is no interior covering on the top on the trunk.

- Marysville, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 042013

Dart 4-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
The car runs great, but the mpg are around 25.5 to 26.5, the sticker said 24 to 34 mpg. Like two months ago I heard noise like something was vibrating inside of the car, but recently when I make stop, I turned on the air condition and the car started to vibrate in the steering wheel and of course depend of the level of vibration I feel and it is transmitted from the hand to the chest and specially it I am stressed because the traffic I can get nervous, and it is worse when the speed in the A/C is increased.

- Perris, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022012


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
2013 Dodge Dart rallye. Consumer states when engaging clutch pedal his left foot became jammed between the clutch pedal and a piece of interior superstructure under the dash panel the consumer stated he was able to get un-tangled, but he was only going 10 mph and there was no traffic to contend with, while being very distracted. The consumer stated he was only test driving the vehicle, when he came upon the design flaw.

- Allegan, MI, USA

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