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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:
8 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 2
Average Mileage:
26,681 miles

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2013 Dodge Dart drivetrain problems

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments (Page 3 of 12)

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problem #181

Apr 202016

Dart

  • 51,000 miles

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

My car is messing up the gears the lights turn red the car would not start left me stranded also when I put my car in drive the cart shifts hard back and forth I took it to aamco they said it the motor mount the rear one I do buy the part had it replaced and now the car is leaving me stranded it was parked

- San Antonmio, TX, USA

problem #180

Feb 152015

Dart

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle decelerated independently without warning and stalled. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was able to restart a few minutes later. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission module needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train); 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 not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Jacinto, CA, USA

problem #179

Apr 082016

Dart

  • 35,000 miles
The vehicle was stopped at an intersection in "drive". upon the light turning green, the driver pressed on the accelerator, however the engine "revved" and vehicle did not move. The driver confirmed that the gear selector was in "drive" and the tft display showed the vehicle was also in "drive." The driver shifted the vehicle into "park", then back to "drive" where the gears engaged and the vehicle was able to move forward.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #178

Jan 082016

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: 15V542000 (power train); however, the parts to do the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #177

Oct 082015

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train); 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Brockport, NY, USA

problem #176

Feb 052016

Dart

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired in January of 2016 for a recall related to the power train. The remedy did not resolve the failure. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and had to be shifted into neutral. The contact coasted the vehicle over to the shoulder of the road and attempted to restart the vehicle. Ten minutes later, the vehicle restarted. The manufacturer was notified. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #175

Mar 282016

Dart

  • 56,000 miles

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

Backed out of a parking spot then came to a stop and switched gear to drive. The car stayed in reverse yet the shifter was in the drive position. Moved it to the park position and no change car was still reading as reverse. Later find out that the clip holding the gear shift cable to the lever had broke. After applying the ebrake and manually going under the hood to switch the lever to park or neutral was the car able to be stopped and towed to a dealership. The only offer to fix this problem wether it is the piece connected to the lever or the actually shift is to get a completely new cable. This cable is not part of the power train warranty although the prndl position switch is. A significant amount of other Dodge Dart owners have reported the same problem or problems with the transmission control module (only recalled in 1.4L turbos). Both are serious problems that affect and can hinder the drivability of the car.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #174

Mar 012016

Dart 4-cyl

  • miles
2013 Dodge Dart. Consumer writes in regards to power brake booster contamination recall. The consumer stated the dealer was unable to remedy the defect. The consumer stated the brake did not work efficiently and the motor seemed to not function properly when accelerating. Over time, the motor issue has worsened, with a lot of shaking and noises, along with some acceleration issues.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #173

Mar 082016

Dart

  • 38,000 miles
The car has been having several electrical problems. Fuel gauge will not register a full tank of gas after been filled right away. Volume controls will increase and decrease on their own sporadically. Buttons on the steering wheel stop functioning off and on. Also, lately we have been having issue with car shaking and stuttering while driving. Have taken it to dealership 2 times in the last week. Will be visiting again this week.

- Grain Valley, MO, USA

problem #172

Oct 312015

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train); 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #171

Oct 122015

Dart

  • 53,554 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 the maintenance warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, the speedomer failed to display intermittently. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train); however, the parts to do the repair were 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 53,554. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Oroville, CA, USA

problem #170

Oct 082015

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train); 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced any failures. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Temple, GA, USA

problem #169

Feb 292016

Dart

  • 39,000 miles
I got 2013 Dodge Dart 1.4L turbo 6 speed manual and every morning when leave for work clutch pedal goes to floor and have to pump it good bit just to get it to change gears. Started car in reverse and car takes off while engine is turning over. And on highway if stay in same gear for long periods of time it will not come out gear and been to dealership 2 times for this and they say nothing wrong

- Six Mile, SC, USA

problem #168

Nov 172015

Dart

  • 28,377 miles
Recall #R42 was issued concerning the tcm of vehicle. This item failed on my car on, November 17 2015 causing transmission to disengage whilst I was driving in traffic. Dealer installed temporary fix but has not been able to complete repair as of today's date, Feb 19 2016.

- North Haledon, NJ, USA

problem #167

Feb 112016

Dart

  • 51,000 miles
Shift cable broke at 51000 miles when shifting from reverse to drive. Vehicle stuck in reverse. Occured while back out into traffic situation safety issue as it failed with no warning or indication of failure. Fortunate that it failed under these circumstances. Chrysler says that it is not part of power train and not covered by warranty. Cannot believe this is normal life expectancy of crucial control component.

- Richmond Hill, GA, USA

problem #166

Dec 182015

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train) 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #165

Nov 172015

Dart

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle shifted independently into neutral. The service engine and check transmission warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission control module malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred four times. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train); however, the parts to do the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #164

Feb 112016

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train); 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 VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Jacksonville, IL, USA

problem #163

Jan 222016

Dart

  • 51,000 miles
Car shifts out of gear, has little power, service light comes on, will not start at times, taken to dealers for recall R42 twice parts not available. Now they are saying a whole new transmission is needed at a cost of over 8 thousand dollars. Clutch plate cracked and fly wheel damaged. Trying to blame my driving, had to be towed.

- Windsor, NY, USA

problem #162

Aug 262015

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train); 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Banning, CA, USA

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