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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:
27,096 miles

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2013 Dodge Dart drivetrain problems

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments (Page 5 of 12)

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problem #147

Jul 292013

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. 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

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

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

problem #141

Dec 012015

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 recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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.

- North Pole, AK, USA

problem #140

Jul 152015

Dart

  • 45,000 miles
My vehicle is completely unreliable. Any time the speed reaches 40 mph or more it gives a transmission service message and shuts off. Additionally if it is idle for any length of time (as in a drive-thru) it will shut off then as well. There has been a recall on this car but the parts are not even available. I have a piece of junk in my driveway that I am currently making payments on as well as full coverage insurance. Very fed-up and disappointed that I have no leagle recourse!!! I am just expected to continue to pay for an undriveable car.

- Russellville, AR, USA

problem #139

Dec 232015

Dart

  • miles
Came up to a stop sign, drove off and went to shift into 2nd (standard transmission) and my shifter was loose. Gear is stuck in first.

- Comfort, TX, USA

problem #138

Dec 222015

Dart

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 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 to do the recall repair. While driving at various speeds, the gear shift malfunctioned. The dealer stated that the transmission fluid was not due to be changed; however, the owners manual indicated that the transmission fluid needed to be changed at 50,000 miles. The vehicle was not repaired and the transmission fluid was not changed. The failure mileage was approximately 52,000. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 04/21/2016 the consumer stated there was an odor inside the vehicle, after driving for a while. Updated 04/28/16.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #137

Nov 252015

Dart

  • 27,000 miles

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

Certain times car will not start. Once vehicle is able to start dash will say service transmission and gear not available. That is for forward or reverse. While driving feels like transmission would shift from 1 to 3 gear. No power and absolutely no awnser from dealership on problem

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #136

Nov 152015

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.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #135

Oct 052015

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 recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time to do the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Sault Ste Marie, MI, USA

problem #134

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.

- Mansfield, MA, USA

problem #133

Nov 092015

Dart

  • miles
I got a recall letter for the tcm (that was a month ago.) have had my car in three times because it wouldn't start since I got the letter. Had to have it towed two of the three times. Was in yesterday & was told the problem is the recalled part & there is nothing they can do until I get the second notice stating the part is ready. It is a gamble every time I go to start my car as to whether or not I will be able to get where I'm going. The car has shifted into neutral on 3 separate occasions all of which has been @ a stop sign with my foot on the brake. If this isn't going to be resolved till sometime in January maybe there should be dealer cars made available for us to use. I bought a new car so I would have reliable transportation & I'm not feeling that's what I've got right now. I love my car but I'm very frustrated right now. Thank you

- Cazenovia, NY, USA

problem #132

Nov 152015

Dart

  • miles
I have a 2013 Dodge Dart. After 2 years, the clutch suddenly stuck to the floor, the vehicle inoperable; it needed a new master cylinder. A few months later, I started noticing it sticking again, but it could be pulled out by using my foot to pop it back out. So I promptly took it to the dealer. They said everything was normal. Last month, the clutch went out again. Had to be towed to the dealer. Now it seems they are replacing the entire clutch kit. Told me the flywheel was completely burned out. And tried to blame my driving, saying the flywheel was normal when they evaluated it. No way, Dodge. Now they've had my car since November 16th, today being Dec. 3, and it still won't be fixed until well into next week. And the rental car is out of my pocket.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #131

Aug 012015

Dart

  • miles
I have not been notified at all on my recalls. There has been several things I've called my dealership on and I thought it had been fixed not knowing it was a recall. But it is not fixed. My transmission won't let me put car in reverse very easy. My car engine rpms get higher when I approach to stop. It acts like it's not getting enough fuel St times like it cuts out. My bluetooth is hard to connect. My front driver tire has wore out 2 side walls tires but has never went flat but never shows it's very low but it is never the same as others. My car front driver makes a noise like suspension is messed up and it's very rough riding. I no longer get good gas mileage. When I go to park my car it wants to roll aft err being put in park. The breaks are very touchy. Barely graze the pedal and you'll hit the steering wheel. I wanted a new car all my life and after 35 years I was finally able to get one and I'm still in the same position as before. Please help on what to-do considering I've yet to even receive anything about my car having any recall. And I've got 2 kids that I'm raising alone andi'm it says can cause accident why can't I get a replacement car till they get the parts to make my car safe. I'm very unhappy

- Rocky, OK, USA

problem #130

Sep 282015

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 recall 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.

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #129

Jul 062015

Dart

  • miles
This car when cold.he runs, // when it is hot stop inexplicably..I want know.what to do because I live in venezuela..//here you can not afford to fix it...ineed your help..please..so I work at the embassy of brazil..;;I worked in New York..I brought this car there..you guys think it is possible..chyrysler seek this car here to fix for me..so I love this car..now I bought Grand Cherokee, ,.but ilove my Dodge..this car has only7.000.miles..now my car just gets in garage...obs obs..avery sad thing happened to me I was in miami Chrysler store in ventura.they sold me the wrong computer.;and even stayed wth my old computer..they sold me this computer doesn't.plugue cables in my car...please helpe me...

- Caracas Venezuela, NY, USA

problem #128

Nov 272015

Dart

  • 66,000 miles
Backing out of driveway the gearshift stood on reverse. I had to engage emergency brakes to stop. The gearshift stood in reverse and will not move to any other gear. Towed to dealer and found it was the gearshift cable dislodged. I had to pay $390 dollars to get it repaired. The vehicle is less than 3 years and the shift gear cable snapped. Thank god there were no vehicles or pedestrians present.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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