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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 6 of 11)

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problem #101

Feb 142016

Dart

  • 22,000 miles

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

The brakes is failing to work while my car is in motion. These happens most noticeably when I'm driving in a slower pace, like in a traffic jam or when I need to slow down and stop after driving in a normal speed, because of a traffic ahead or anything else. The brake pedal when pressed (which also makes a sound like a small air brake) goes way down to the floor that an immediate additional pumps on the pedal is needed to make the brakes work. This brake issue is very dangerous and the parts for the recall should be available asap before many people get injured or killed by these safety issue. Your utmost act of importance is well deserved by your customers.

- Paramus, NJ, USA

problem #100

Mar 012016

Dart

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving 25 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle lost power and stalled. The vehicle was taken to be diagnosed for the failure. The dealer was unable to produce a fault code. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The contact stated that the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 05/06/16

- Davison, MI, USA

problem #99

Dec 212015

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part needed to perform the repair 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Derry, CT, USA

problem #98

Feb 122016

Dart

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving approximately 15 mph, an abnormal sound was heard coming the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that an unknown part related to the brakes needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the parts to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Gravette, AR, USA

problem #97

Jan 172016

Dart

  • miles
I was driving my car in the left lane, I switched lanes due to traffic and I saw amother car stopped to make a left turn from the right lane. I hit the brakes hard and the car kept going. I hit the car in front of me causing severe damage to the front of my car. The airbags did not deploy as well. When I hot the brakes theanti lock brakes pulsed once but the car kept going forward. The car didn't skid or slide. It was like nothing happened at all. My kids were in the car and they were scared and shook up. I have been working on cars most of my life and to feel the car do this was very strange to me.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #96

Jan 202016

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not able to determine when the vehicle would be repaired for months. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA

problem #95

Feb 242016

Dart

  • 41,000 miles

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

On my way home from my 40,000 mile check-up, including oil change, tire rotation, and full vehicle inspection, I was sitting at a red light, brake pedal fully depressed. All of a sudden, the pedal popped back up (while my foot was on it), there was a loud hissing sound, and I was no longer able to depress the brake. Luckily, I was able to roll into a parking lot where I tried to restart my car and restart my system but was not successful. I was towed back to the dealer and they told me that the company has no solution to this recall problem yet so I was given a rental indefinitely. This is not safe, totally unacceptable, and could have been so much more dangerous.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #94

Feb 122016

Dart

  • 90,000 miles
My family and I where coming up to a stop light. After leaving a mall when I applied the brakes the pedal got hard and the brakes lights came on. Tell me to service electronic brakes. I had to press down hard on the brake pedal and used emergency brakes to stop. This is the second time in over a year my brakes gave out.

- Ganado, AZ, USA

problem #93

Dec 012015

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulics); 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pendergrass, GA, USA

problem #92

Feb 132016

Dart

  • 36,000 miles
I have had multiple issues with my car since I got it. I have been through three radios, an entirely new turbo was installed one year after purchasing the car. Then things were going well until recently. I have had the car in the shop about 3 weeks in a row. First it was one of my coils that had become inactive. So while driving it the car shakes and stutters. While driving on the highway I try to hit the gas and the car starts slowing down and shaking. So I had taken it to another shop to look at it because for a new car it is not in my finances to be putting $400 into my car every week. Had to get the part ordered so I am currently driving my car around with one coil inactive. Then in the midst of all this happening, one week after the coil had officially went inactive, it was back in the shop because my emergency brake all of a sudden became really loose and when I wasn't moving the car would roll. Which means the emergency brake wasn't doing its job. So that night I took it over to the dealership to have them look at it yet again. They called me the next day and said that my left rear caliber had seized which is described to me that it wasn't grabbing and releasing the wheel like it should have which also caused my brakes and rotors to wear so much that they had to be replaced. Which this was something I could not just let go, or even drive the car with, I had to pay the dealership over $400 to just fix my car so that I could drive it. I cannot believe all the trouble that I am going through for a car that is not even 5 years old.

- Tatamy, PW, USA

problem #91

Feb 152015

Dart

  • 38,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving at various speeds, the brake pedal was depressed but it took a greater distance to stop the vehicle. An abnormal noise was heard coming from the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. In addition, after a couple of months, while driving 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to stop. The contact steered to the right, drove over a curb, and crashed into a wire guardrail. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The failure mileage was 38,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #90

Jan 292016

Dart

  • 78,326 miles
When pumping gas into my car the gas gauge does not always register that I have filled my tank, also when driving on a city street at a lover rate of speed the transmission jerks or acts like its slipping and I have taken my car to a Dodge dealer and I cant check the fluid on my transmission because it is a completely sealed transmission and there is no way to check the fluid or even change the fluid, I had also contacted a Dodge dealer about a recall notice I have received on my car and they said the parts aren't available yet.

- Ravenna, OH, USA

problem #89

Jan 042016

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part needed to perform the repair 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- St. Clair Shores, GA, USA

problem #88

Sep 102015

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving at any speed and in any weather, the brake pedal was hard to depress. The failure occurred over a period of time without warning. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The contact was to call the manufacturer concerning the recall to determine what was causing the failure and if the recall repair remedy was available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Converse, TX, USA

problem #87

Jan 292016

Dart

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. When the contact started the vehicle, the gauges made a ticking sound and the instrument panel lights flickered. The contact was trapped in the vehicle and her husband had to use a metal key to unlock the door from the exterior of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The electrical failure continued to occur intermittently. The contact made an appointment to have the vehicle diagnosed. The vehicle had to be towed to the dealer. The contact stated that the engine needed to be rebuilt because the gauge that regulates the temperature was not in the engine. The manufacturer replaced the engine. The contact stated that the vehicle shook and pulled to the left while traveling 55 mph. While traveling 25 mph through an intersection, the contact attempted to stop the vehicle, but the brakes failed. As a result, the vehicle struck a curb, which created a gash in the tire and the rim. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.

- Aztec, NM, USA

problem #86

Dec 032015

Dart

  • 26,300 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving approximately 45 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to decelerate. The contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was taken to the contact's residence where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The failure mileage was approximately 26,300.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #85

Jan 012014

Dart

  • 50,000 miles
When attempting to start my Dart, the clutch pedal will have no tension in it. The pedal will go straight down to the floor with no effort and will stick down. I have to use my foot to pull it back up. The car will also not go into gear when this occurs. You have to either turn the car off or let it stall, then pump the clutch 10-20 times in order to get the tension needed. Sometimes this doesn't help at all and you have no choice but to attempt to drive it. This is extremely unsafe! fca knows there is an issue, they've extended the warranty to 60,000, but my car having 83, xxx miles they don't care. First extended service corporation who I purchased an "extended service agreement" through doesn't care either. I asked to speak with a supervisor and the representative flat out told me "no" and hung up. I've been having this problem for well over a year. We've contacted the dealership and others around and they said it wouldn't be covered under warranty. This is a safety concern, how is it not a recall"!"

- Jeromesville, OH, USA

problem #84

Jan 072016

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V8000000 (service brakes, hydraulics); 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 03/11/16

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #83

Jan 122016

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V800000 (service brakes, hydraulics); 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Southington, OH, USA

problem #82

Jan 152016

Dart

  • 30,000 miles
About 1 year ago, the brakes went out while going down a hill on the way to work. They said it was the brake booster and some other part related to that. The brakes have not been working correctly since it was fixed, but the dealership insists that they are fine. I left the car with them for 2 weeks and they could not get the brakes to fail. On 1/15/16 when I pulled into my driveway, the brakes gave way again. I backed up and drove in again, and they did it repeatedly. It was like they couldn't catch or something, you could feel the jerk of the brakes as I tried to apply them. We have been given the run-around for almost a year, and were told that the brakes were fixed and fine. We received a recall notice from Chrysler saying there is no permanent fix for the problem, yet they refuse to let us past the entry level people operating the phone. I am in danger every time I have to drive my car. We have gotten no where in the past year with Chrysler, and have been repeatedly lied to about the safety of the brakes. The proof of those lies is in the recall which clearly says there is no fix for this problem at the present time. That means that my brakes could fail at any time and I cannot go about my normal life in a panic about driving to and from work, or the grocery store, or have anyone in the car with me, because I am always preparing for an inevitable crash. I should not have to live this way, and they have known all along that there was a problem, and have done nothing to make it right, but have done everything to pretend it did not exist. I should not be forced to continue paying for a car that will one day result in my death or injury. This car should be bought back from me if there is any fairness at all, otherwise I have paid on time for two years on a car that is faulty and dangerous. This puts me at a disadvantage when going to buy a new car with no trade in.

- Pleasant View, TN, USA

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