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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 4 of 12)

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problem #161

Oct 092015

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 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
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

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

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

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

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

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 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

problem #149

Jun 082015

Dart

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the gear stick changed position from drive to neutral while coming to a stop. 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 notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #148

Jan 142016

Dart

  • 48,000 miles
The vehicle while in park and with the emergency break on, popped out of gear and the ebreak failed and the car rolled down the drive with my 2 year old daughter in the car, I was getting her out and she was unbuckled when the car started to roll back, it went down the drive across the road jumped the curb and stopped short of crashing into our neighbors house. Luckily my daughter held on and wasn't injured yet could have been killed. Other major issues: The reverse lever doesn't work so when I go to shift into first it goes into reverse without having to pull the lever up, I have multiple times thought I was in first and started to go backwards. Major safety issue. The passenger visor fell off when I put it down it just fell off, the dealer charged me $171 to reinstall, I've researched this issue and its very common in this make and model yet Dodge does nothing. The interior lights no longer work. Within 2 years we have replaced 6 tires, the stock wheels all had bubbles in the wheel within a year needing replace. The dealer did nothing. The car backfires when I shift, and hesitates when driving like it slipping and cant get up to speed. Since owning this vehicle we have had nothing but problems and nothing is being done to assist us. We believe the dealership where we bought it new has somehow tampered with their cars so that they get more business when things break, we believe this because its our 2nd car from them and our other car was sold to us with completely rotted out sub frame which almost killed my wife and family, and the dealer knew it was bad and lied on inspection. That was replaced thanks to NHTSA, but have no assistance with this vehicle. The dealership is david Dodge, in pa. Our Dodge is very unsafe and we are afraid to put our kids in this car even after the dealer is saying they are "fixing the problems" which we don't believe to be true

- Parkesburg, PA, USA

problem #147

Jul 292013

Dart

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, the dome light detached from the vehicle sealing. In addition, while in reverse the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact also stated that the gear shifter failed and all the lights on the gear panel illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where a new gear shifter and sensor were replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 03/16/16

- Forest Hill, TX, USA

problem #146

Aug 012014

Dart

  • 1,000 miles
I have had my Dart for almost 2 1/2 years and it has been a problem from the start. I have had my tcm replaced, transmission, 2 clutches, numerous codes and speakers, gas cap, and multiple recalls. It has been in the shop over a dozen times and for over 30 days. I have had problems the entire time I have owned the car and am currently in my second time of dealing with Chrysler to buy back my vehicle and they still are not doing a thing about it. With the vehicle not shifting right and losing power and now my defroster is going out also the recalls on it but they have no fix for I refuse to let my newborn son be in my vehicle and Chrysler definitely knows about it yet wont do anything about it even tho it is a lemon.

- Clive, IA, USA

problem #145

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 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 expierenced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #144

Mar 172015

Dart

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. While driving approximately 35 mph, the transmission shifted into neutral independently without warning. The rpms increased to 1,000 and the vehicle stalled and failed to restart. The contact disconnected the battery cable and, after waiting twenty minutes, the cable was reconnected and the vehicle restarted. The failure recurred numerous times. The VIN was included in 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 for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lorena, TX, USA

problem #143

Nov 012015

Dart

  • 25,000 miles
Clutch pedal does not return from depressed position. Clutch pedal is soft and clutch mechanism does not function properly for a few minutes of initial operation. After the initial incident this problem has become more frequent and now occurs almost daily.

- Sandfrod, FL, USA

problem #142

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.

- Lake Saint Louis, MO, USA

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