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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:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2013 Dodge Dart electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 312013

Dart

  • 28,000 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 an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to eventually restart the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the key fob and the ignition needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. In addition, while driving 45 mph, the contact noticed a burning odor coming from the vehicle. Upon inspection, the contact noticed that the front passenger side dashboard and wiring harness in the glove box were on fire. The contact independently extinguished the fire. No injuries were sustained. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness, carpet, and dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact also stated that while driving 30 mph and approaching a stop light, the contact attempted to depress the brake pedal, but the brake pedal failed to depress. As a result, the vehicle failed to stop. The contact applied the emergency brake but the vehicle veered and crashed into a guardrail. The air bags failed to deploy. The brake warning light illuminated. The contact sustained face injuries that did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed from the crash scene to a dealer, but 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 28,000.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

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