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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
24 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,812 miles

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2013 Dodge Dart brakes problems

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments (Page 2 of 11)

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problem #181

Jul 162016

Dart

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I'm sending this complaint because I was involved in an auto accident where I was going 70 mph and upon impact the air bag never deployed and I was hit I'm my chest by the steering wheel I thought that was the purpose of airbags. The vehicle was in motion on the highway

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #180

May 182016

Dart

  • 55,000 miles
I have only hade my Dart for 1 year with 55K on it.... in that time it has hade 25K in dealership repairs... I have replaced all 4 coil packs, spark plugs, and fule injectures on my own dime... the ebreak has bin replaced once and again it is not working again. The air bag like came on and no one can sit in the pass seat because the seat belt bucky wont read its connected N beeps all the time.. the low oil pressure light comes on and off.. it has a knock, and tick at idol but goes away after 3K RPM. I have hade nothing but problems with this car and I am stuck with it for 5 more years... this is by far the biggest waste of money I have ever hade

- Flemington, WV, USA

problem #179

Jun 012016

Dart

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving 70 mph, the brake pedal was depressed; however, it was hard and required added pressure to operate. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The contact stated that the failure recurred on several occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 47,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #178

Jun 302016

Dart

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect....updated 10/11/16

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #177

Jun 292016

Dart

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While depressing the brake pedal at 30 mph, the vehicle failed to respond and the brake warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the failure was related to NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #176

Jan 122016

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Buena Vista, PA, USA

problem #175

Mar 142016

Dart

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. When the brake pedal was depressed at various speeds, the vehicle hesitated to respond without warning. The contact had to apply force to ensure that the vehicle came to a complete stop. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic), but the parts were not available for the vehicle to be repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

problem #174

Jun 232016

Dart

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving approximately 50 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact also stated that the seat belt failed to retract. The front seat passenger's face struck the dashboard and the driver's face struck the steering wheel; however, medical attention was not needed. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 56,000.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #173

Apr 212016

Dart

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed at 40 mph, but failed to respond without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into a sign and curb. The driver sustained lower back and neck injuries, fractured ribs, and injuries to two fingers on the left hand that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was not repaired due to parts being unavailable. The vehicle was towed to a lot. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000.

- Mariatta, GA, USA

problem #172

Jun 072016

Dart

  • 2,600 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While depressing the brake pedal at an unknown speed, the vehicle failed to respond without warning. As a result, the contact veered off the road into the grass. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,600. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 08/03/16

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #171

Jun 122016

Dart

  • 17,580 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to respond. As a result, the vehicle collided into a wall. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The front passenger of the vehicle sustained a concussion and bruising. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was towed to the owners residence. The contact also mentioned that NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic) was performed on the vehicle prior to experiencing the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 17,580.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #170

Jun 092016

Dart

  • 30,000 miles
This vehicle is subject to safety recall R63. Went to paul bailey's,425 ten rod road, North kingstown ri. Informed that the parts were in to perform the safety recall. Appointment scheduled for 6/9/2016. At which time the service department informed us that the brake boosters had engine oil contamination and that the parts needed to be ordered. Told to come back once called. General manager stated that under this recall if the initial inspection revealed contamination then the parts were to be ordered and that a second appointment was necessary. Quite upsetting that the parts are only ordered if the first inspection reveals the need for further repair. This makes no sense, now driving a vehicle with a safety recall that could cause a loss of brake booster assist. The parts should be available if the appointment is for the recall. Now have to wait.

- Exeter, RI, USA

problem #169

Jan 022016

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V8000 (service brakes) was received in January of 2016. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Franklin, NC, USA

problem #168

Jan 052016

Dart

  • 21,451 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the vehicle took longer to stop even with the brake pedal depressed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 21,451. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #167

May 252016

Dart

  • 48,798 miles
Engine excessively burns oil. Brakes, during a stop, made a popping noise almost causing me to strike another vehicle. Brake pedal now hard to push, vehicle needs significantly longer to stop. Vehicle was in motion when the brakes failed, city street, 35 mph.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #166

Mar 152016

Dart

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving 15 mph approaching a stop sign, the brakes failed when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact placed the gear shifter into neutral to stop the vehicle. The contact attempted to park the vehicle and crashed into a pole. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The contact had to pull the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that oil was leaking into the brakes. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #165

Feb 102016

Dart

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving 35 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to operate as intended. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed several times to stop the vehicle. The contact also stated that the failure occurred mostly on downhill driving. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, th;E part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Payson, AZ, USA

problem #164

May 092016

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and contacted two dealers and both were unable to provide a time frame of when the part would be available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was also contacted and was unable to provide a specific date that the dealer would receive the parts so the contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Batavia, NY, USA

problem #163

May 052016

Dart

  • 59,000 miles
Vehicle stalled out in cold weather while I was driving. Car begin to roll back because I was on traveling on a hill. I had to menuver vehicle down hill. After about a minute car started, . vehicle emergency brake will not hold vehicle on any kind of graded surface. I once parted in friends drive pulled up emergency all the way up turn car off. Went to visit friend a few minute and when came out the house vehicle was rolling backwards. I open the jumped in car meanwhile car was already in street with parted cars and moving traffic. I was able to jump in use foot brake to stop vehicle without insident( took to dealer for repaired 3 times in two years, just repaired last week phase 1 engine failure twice within first year and half. Car sputter and jerked drove rough. Took to dealer repair twice on different occasions. During repair dealer kept vehicle 3 weeks on repair and over a week on the other. Dealer reason for delay was waiting on part. I am very in satisfied with vehicle quality and performance in the three years I had it I'm driving vehicle less and less because of quality issues and reliability issue makes me and my family feel unsafe.

- Akron Oh 44320, OH, USA

problem #162

Jan 052016

Dart

  • 50,673 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact had to depress the brake pedal with greater force than normal to get the vehicle to stop at lower speeds. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 50,673. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

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