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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,626 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 272015


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the gear shifter failed to engage into the park position without warning. As a result, the vehicle rolled in reverse independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V124000 (parking brake). The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Seabrook, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 032013


  • 1,400 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the vehicle rolled away and crashed into a tree while the emergency parking brake was engaged. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, who advised that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number 13V124000 (parking brake). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact also stated that the steering wheel electrical module failed and the steering wheel features would not function. The sound system had also failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 1,400.

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 262012

Dart 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 479 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the emergency brake handle failed causing the emergency brake release rod to malfunction and not engage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 479. Updated 10/26/12 the consumer stated the issue was resolved by the dealer. Updated 11/08/12

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

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