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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,967 miles

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2014 Dodge Dart Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Oct 042016


  • 30,000 miles


Takata recall this 2014 Dodge Dart aero has now had multiple problems with the clutch and axles. It is currently in the shop to have the slave cylinder for the clutch as well as the axles fixed for the second time in 2 years. They are also in the process of checking in to why the check engine light came on for the mass air flow sensor. This makes 2 times that it has gone to the shop for clutch and axle issues. They also don't know what the real problem is for the check engine light. I have asked them to buy the car back and they wont. They also stated that I may be having to pay some out of pocket to get my car fixed this time. This car is nothing but problems. Like I mentioned before; twice for the clutch and axles, the engine light is on for a reason they don't know other that they think it is the mass air flow sensor, the third time I took it to Dodge for an oil change they told me that no oil came out of the engine and then tried to explain to me that my engine was "known" to do that. Now I have just gotten off the phone with the manufacturer customer service and they replied with they will cover all the costs except for $100. Seems kind of odd to settle on that amount. Plus they wont buy it back. Therefore, this car is known to have clutch and engine problems and Dodge expects me to drive around not having to worry about if my life is at risk. I should also mention that the tires that came on the car were faulty as well as I had to replace two of them already. The bands on the inside of the tire came loose and caused problems with the driving as well. This is junker car that I purchased new and Dodge could care less that it is falling apart.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #21

Aug 282014


  • 30,000 miles
Car wouldn't start had to replace the starting harness within the first 3 months of owning the car had to replace two batteries even after the harness was replaced but hasn't happened since. Had to replace the turbo hose assembly from pulling in oil and cracked since the oil was hot. Now im having to put in a quart of oil in it every month and I change my oil every two and half months (5,000 miles) so my engine is burning the oil off to quickly (oil consumption). Also drove hit a very small pothole and had my driver side control arm snap very very cleanly and was told that it wouldn't be covered under any warranties.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #20

Jul 312016


  • 55,000 miles
While taking off from a light made a left turn and the car just dies this is very dangerous does not want to start right away takes a few min it started this is scary because my 1997 Dodge truck still has all original stuff and never these problems

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #19

Jul 022016


  • 5 miles


Bought a 2014 Dodge Dart 2 years. Had no problems with it till recently when car started to shut off while running in motion. I lost power steering control and power to the whole car. Incident happened on four different occasion. Three times on residential road and once on freeway. Completely a safety issue and has put my life in danger multiple times. Electronic throttle control, electronic stability control light, and check engine light turned on. Contacted Chrysler Dodge and their solution was to have me tow car to dealership and pay to have car serviced even though car is still under warranty. Car has put my life and the life of other people in danger multiple times and the company seems to not care even after contacting them formally with complaint.

- North Highlands, CA, USA

problem #18

May 162016


  • 16,779 miles
I bought a brand new 2014 Dodge Dart aero and about 3 weeks after purchasing my car stalled and shut off, the transmission light came on. I took it to Dodge and they said they did not have a code but they saw an issue with my anti-lock brake system. A part to my transmission was recalled, we waiting for over 3 months for the part and upon bringing my car to the dealership they reported my car not starting. About 3 weeks after my transmission recall was "fixed" my engine starting smoking upon starting the car at least 5 times and my engine was completely replaced, they again reported my car would not crank. My car was in the shop for 27 days, two days after picking my car up it was brought back to the dealor for the car feeling like the transmission was slipping at various speeds. It's been almost 2 weieks with no update. Dodge resolutions has sent an inspector. Initially the car was purchased with about 220 miles on it, the car is only at 17,000 now.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #17

Mar 012016


  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced excessive oil consumption. The vehicle used over a quart of oil in 1,000 miles. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the information needed to be documented for a few months, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 19,000.

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #16

Jun 232016


  • 52,500 miles


Pulling to a stop on the morning of Tuesday, June 21, car shuddered then died 1 block from home. No warning lights came on, and none had flashed in the 1.5 years I have owned the car. Could not get car to start for 10 minutes. Once car started, no warning lights appeared. Drove it to my local service station for a diagnostic. They found no issues. Drove it all day Wednesday with no issues. Thursday morning, it shuddered and died about 3 blocks from home. Again no warning lights, and car would not start. Had it towed to local service station where it was serviced on Tuesday. While waiting for a tow, searched the internet for common Dodge Dart problems, and discovered that they burn through oil. Checked the oil and zero oil was registered on the dipstick, despite having just over 3K miles since last oil change. No signs of an oil leak. No warning lights or indicators of a problem. No issues with over heating. Mechanic is currently diagnosing the issue to determine a fix. This is a recurring problem with Dodge Darts if complaints on public forums are any indication. Reports of engines seizing due to burning through oil at an excessively high rate are common for this car whether the car has 9K miles, or 50K miles. It is incredibly dangerous for a car to run without oil, and posses a serious safety risk, especially if the electrical and diagnostic information is not recognizing the issue so that owners can address it in advance of engine seizure.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #15

Jun 162016


  • 27,000 miles
This vehicle have had two occasions of master cylinder brake fluid loss and unexplained totall engine oil evaporation without warning that caused the loss of power while driving. Luckily it happened in city, not highway.

- Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #14

Aug 152015


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Dart. While driving the vehicle, the oil was burning. When the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed oil spots on the driveway, which indicated that oil was leaking. The dealer diagnosed that the oil pan was the source of the failure. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The oil was not leaking anymore, but it started to burn out. The contact stated that the vehicle had to constantly be filled with oil. The service engine light illuminated. Once the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and oil was added, the light dimmed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Great Meadows, NJ, USA

problem #13

Aug 152015


  • 17,000 miles
I have a 2014 Dodge Dart that is burning oil at what seems to me to be an alarming rate. I have had my vehicle in the shop over 4 times. I am being told I have no leaks and my car is fine, and that it is characteristic that my car needs to have oil added every 2K miles. I drive my car to and from work and I rarely travel out of state. I am not over driving or rough driving my car by any means. I have spent over 1K dollars in rentals and repairs. I have a 3 year old son that I drive to daycare 4 days a week and I cannot mentally be comfortable driving my son in a car that stops in the middle of the road because its out of oil. Dodge has done nothing to help me and I am seeking legal action.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #12

Mar 272016


  • 26,000 miles


That vehicle just shuts off has I'm driving

- Southampton, NY, USA

problem #11

Jan 162016


  • 27,500 miles
Tiger shark multi-air 2 engine consumes 1qt oil per 1000 miles. I was unaware of this consumption issue and the oil went to low and engine is designed to shut off. This stalling has happen 3 times to and 1 to the dealership. None of the cars warning indicators come on when pressure is low the car just stalls. Dealership resolution watch oil level and there is fix for the consumption or any way for the warning lights to be triggered. So if I forget to check the oil I am gambling with my life and others on the road if the car stalls while on the highway.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #10

Jun 022014


  • 40 miles
I take mi car to the dealer wen I first buy new more than 15 times and they found nothing and this car it's continue with problems in normal daily drive. Idle problems in the engine suspension noise transmission shifting not normal in drive position tires wear to fast exhaust smell fuel to strong in engine cool temp all this happen in stationary and driving in motion and normal drive is happen all the time

- Hammonton, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jan 182016


  • 37,000 miles
My 2014 Dodge Dart loses oil. The oil indicator light does not work. However the oil is not leaking on the ground and once there is no oil at all in the vehicle, it shuts off while driving. This happens upon taking off. The car has to put in neutral in order to start.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 292015


  • 33,000 miles
Purchased the Dodge Dart rallye in July 2014. Dec 2014 the engine blew because of oil sludge in the engine. The dealership replaced the engine. The car was in the shop for 30+ days.Feb 2014 the car would not start. After several attempts a loud noise and white puff of smoke came from the engine and the car started. Drove it directly to the dealership.they looked at it and said nothing was wrong it could of been condensation.a month later the electric inside the car wasn't working. I took the car back and they said nothing was wrong. I also brought the car back because the engine was very loud and it was very difficult to shift into gear.they said the tires needed to be replaced and that is what was causing the loud noise. I replaced the tires and still had the loud noise and difficultly shifting. Each time I went to the dealership with these problems they made me feel stupid. Then on the evening of Nov 29, 2015 with my 3 kids in the car, the transmission blew up. Clutch went to the floor extremely loud noises, metal pieces shooting out everywhere. I pulled over and shut the engine and we ran for our lives. There was liquid all over the road. Huge white puff of smoke covered the entire block. Metal bolts and pieces everywhere. We towed it to the dealership. Then on tues the service mgr called me and said it is not covered under warranty because it was caused by driver error. Said I was driving the car rough or someone was.. I am the only one who drives my car. I am a mother of 3 in my 40's and use my car for clients when showing houses. I have no idea what he means by rough driving. I asked him to explain and he said I don't know popping the clutch"?" not knowing how to drive a manual. Which I learned on one and had one ever since. They refuse to pay for rental car and refuse to fix the car. The car also has body damage from the shooting bolts.

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #7

Sep 052015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the engine stalled. After four attempts, the vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Elkton, MI, USA

problem #6

Sep 012015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Dart. While driving at approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled and the engine, battery, and stability control warning lights illuminated. In addition, the contact mentioned there was a burning odor. The contact was able to pull over and the vehicle was restarted. The failure recurred on multiple attempts. The vehicle was taken to a dealer twice, where it was diagnosed but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available.

- Danielsville, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012014


  • miles
In mid 2014, I was driving that year's model of a Chevy Dart, rented from enterprise while visiting friends in Arizona. Along hwy 17, the engine had shut off briefly. The interior electrical was still on, but power steering and brakes were gone. The exterior lights shut off, but I remember the cabin still had power because I quickly turned on the hazards. I believe it was a plastic turn-key, and it being reignited, that allowed me to regain control. It was a steep, windy road. It was about 10 at night and there was a lot of darkness without headlights.there was a big rig in the next lane in front of me, and heavy vehicles to the rear. It was definitely a close call.

- Granada Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 172015


  • 5,000 miles
While driving I started to slow down to stop at a light and my car began to jump as if it was stailing. My car was brand new at purchasing and about four months in it began to sound louder as if it was a ten year old car. That occured when I crunk up the car to warm it up in the morning. Reading others experiences with this vehicle I believe it should be recalled for the safety of everyone before things get worse. An engine is nothing to take lightly and I hope the companies realize that.

- Hamlet, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 102013


  • 20,000 miles
While driving clutch will lose compression making it difficult to shift without grinding gears. Clutch will go all the way to the floor and inhibited you from shifting. I have had to shift into neutral to slow down hoping the clutch regains compression in order to shift into appropriate gear. This also inhibits proper acceleration when shifting gears.

- Cumberland, RI, USA

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