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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.

5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 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

Aug 012014

Dart 4-cyl

  • 20,000 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 it took multiple attempts to start the vehicle. The check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the battery and sensor transmission range were replaced, but the failure recurred. The contact stated that the failure worsened, resulting in the vehicle failing to start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 12,000....updated 08/01/16...updated 08/15/16 the consumer stated the problem consisted of the console lighting up and the engine light illuminating. Then it escalated to the vehicle not starting. The failure happened on an intermittent basis. The dealer replaced the battery and sensor transmission range. However, the problem continued. The dealer informed the consumer, the wiring harness needed to be replaced. Updated 08/17/16.

- Pickens, MS, USA

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