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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,579 miles

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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 202014


  • 20,000 miles


I have had my 2013 Dodge Dart only 2 years and am so frustrated with the purchase. It has been in the shop several times with multiple issues. Just yesterday I had to put it in the the shop to have the navigation system fixed. The dealership stated there was not a problem that I needed to subscribe to the navigation service. Are they kidding me, I called Chrysler and they said it was a faulty unit, due to the fact it goes completely out with a white screen and it just does not work. The check engine light comes on constantly, the engine is running rough. I have already had to replace the battery at my cost of $150 not happy about that one. The speedometer is incorrect, the interior light rattles and drives me crazy on long trips. I have had to taken it in for several front end alignments at my cost. It just will not stay aligned, its so frustrating and costly. But the real scary item is when it felt like I was in neutral while driving and had low to no engine power while driving, I slowly pulled over to the side of the ride and turned the key off and the engine was still going, I took the key out of the ignition and it was still cranked. I am praying that they get these cars off the road and put them in a buy back program because they are a danger to the public. I am so upset and disappointed with my Dodge that I will not purchase another.

- Sour Lake, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 012015


  • 35,000 miles
Takata recall at approximately 35000 miles I began to notice a squeak in my front end when I would go over speed bumps. Now, it has progressed to a loud thump when I go over bumps or turn my wheel to the right. It feels like the shocks/struts are worn out.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 272014

Dart 4-cyl

  • miles
2013 Dodge Dart. Consumer writes in regards to several vehicle repair problems and consumer seeks reimbursement. The consumer stated there was a noise coming from the rear of the vehicle when going over bumps.

- Morrison, IL, USA

problem #4

Sep 102014


  • 12,500 miles


Car sounds like struts and shocks are already going out. Car lunges forward sometimes when stopped. It changes rom auto transmission to manual transmission on its own which causes the car to stall service people just look at you like your a idiot when you complain about issues and the loud popping noise is horrible.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 082014


  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated while making a right turn over a bump there was a loud thud sound and the vehicle would jerk and veer to the right. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the spring kit, adapter, strut mount, insulator and the strut. The steering wheel continued to pulsate. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 145,000.

- Linden, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 142013


  • 851 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the bolt that held the axle fell out and caused the tires to separate from the axle. The contact had the vehicle towed to a dealer. The dealer did not advised what caused the bolt to detach from the axle. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The failure mileage was 851.

- York, PA, USA

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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