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:
13,200 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2013 Dodge Dart steering problems

steering problem

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 272013

Dart 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 13,200 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the steering contact experienced extreme difficulty in controlling the steering of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who performed a software update but to no avail. The dealer advised the contact that a special technician was going to further diagnose the vehicle. The contact called the manufacturer and filed complaint. The failure mileage was 13,200. Updated 03/11/14 the dealer updated the eps module, and replaced the steering rack. Updated.03/13/14

- Arab , AL, USA

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