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:
27,014 miles

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2013 Dodge Dart drivetrain problems

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments (Page 4 of 12)

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problem #169

Feb 292016

Dart

  • 39,000 miles

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

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

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 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

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

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

problem #161

Oct 092015

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 notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sayreville, NJ, USA

problem #160

Dec 012015

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving at various speeds, the rpms would increase highly and the vehicle shook violently. The contact had to pull over and restart the vehicle; however, it failed to restart. The failure recurred five times. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to three different dealers. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train). After the recall was repaired, the vehicle was towed back to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lebanon, VA, USA

problem #159

Aug 182015

Dart

  • 30,000 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 gear shifted in and out of gear and a burning odor was observed through the vents. The contact stated that the check engine light and transmission service light illuminated. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission control module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #158

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 #157

Oct 082015

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Plainville, CT, USA

problem #156

Apr 122014

Dart

  • 1,700 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving approximately 20 mph, the transmission shifted into neutral independently. The gear lever was shifted back into the drive position and the brake pedal was depressed. The failure recurred three times. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,700. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #155

Jan 202016

Dart

  • 12,000 miles
1) slave cylinder in transmission (manual) began failing at 12,000 miles, causing clutch pedal to lose pressure and not return to top of travel. Unable to shift into any gear. This occurred when parked overnight. Dealership replaced slave cylinder, clutch, and throw out bearing with no charge.

- Booneville, MS, USA

problem #154

Jan 152015

Dart

  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Dart. While driving 35 mph, the check engine and service transmission warning lights illuminated and the transmission failed. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that the software was updated, but the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 6,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #153

Jan 212016

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Sharonhill, PA, USA

problem #152

Aug 102015

Dart

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

- Schuylerville, NY, USA

problem #151

Sep 152015

Dart

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that there was a progressing condition in which the vehicle was slow to change gears. In addition, the vehicle surged with speed while in motion. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V542000 (power train). The parts were not available for an extended period of time to receive the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available so the contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Morgan City, LA, USA

problem #150

Jun 012015

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 not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Portland, OR, USA

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