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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,024 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.

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 192016


  • 35,000 miles


The "stick" device that controls the wipers & window solution, just went out on my car. The whole part needs to be replaced. It's going to cost between 600-700 to fix. My car only 3 years old & has 35,000 miles on it, but is out of warranty. When I spoke with the mechanic about the repair he stated that Chrysler/Dodge has modified this part at least a dozen times because of failures. However, no recall has been issued. I think Dodge should cover the repair costs.

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #4

Jan 012014


  • 38,874 miles
Check engine light was on. Dealership technician was able to perform diagnostic procedure that called for a software update for camshaft pos. Sensor and evap leak.

- Knightdale, NC, USA

problem #3

May 062015


  • 15,956 miles
Placing sun guard up on the dash. When flipping down the sun visors to hold the sun guard in place, the passenger side visor broke and dropped right out of the roof and dangling by wiring harness. Due to the random broken component, the visor cannot be safely up and is visible distraction to the driver when checking the passenger side blind spot.

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

problem #2

Oct 302013

Dart 4-cyl

  • 5,281 miles
I want to report that the wipers can not clean the windshield properly. If you try to drive through a torrential rain the windshield is wet, even in the highest speed. And also the windshield (glass) absorbs the dirty, oil, etc, so it is very complicated to clean with the windshield cleaner or other products that are specific for this purpose.

- Queretaro, TX, USA

problem #1

May 232013


  • 10 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the rear windshield exhibited an abnormal film, which impaired the driver's visibility of the roadway. The contact mentioned that when it rained, it was more difficult to see through the window, which was a safety issue. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was advised that the vehicle was designed with the film. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 10 and the current mileage was 6,000.

- Odessa, FL, USA

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