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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 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 clutch problems

clutch problem

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012013


  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. Upon starting the vehicle or during cold weather temperatures, the clutch failed to shift properly. The contact mentioned that the clutch needed to be pumped in order to shift properly. The vehicle was taken to dealer where the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 022012


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
2013 Dodge Dart rallye. Consumer states when engaging clutch pedal his left foot became jammed between the clutch pedal and a piece of interior superstructure under the dash panel the consumer stated he was able to get un-tangled, but he was only going 10 mph and there was no traffic to contend with, while being very distracted. The consumer stated he was only test driving the vehicle, when he came upon the design flaw.

- Allegan, MI, USA

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