Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
700 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 steering problems

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments

problem #1

May 122013

Dart 4-cyl

  • 700 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler Dodge Dart. The contact's son was driving approximately 35 mph when the front of the vehicle went down. His son lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a curve. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was determined that the front driver's side control arm was fractured and caused the loss of control. An engineer inspected the vehicle and concluded that the failure was not caused by a manufacturing defect. The failure and the current mileage was 700.... updated 08/19/13 the dealer replaced the front stabilizer bar, lower control arm, cv axle and knuckle strut. Updated 08/27/13

- Waco , TX, USA

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