2013 Dodge Dart transmission problems: won't shift into first

Won't Shift Into First

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CarComplaints.com 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
39,900 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace shifter linkage bushing (1 reports)
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2013 Dodge Dart Owner Comments

problem #2

May 162018

Dart Rallye 2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,765 miles


Shifter linkage bushingproblem was very scary. You have placed your car in reverse and cannot shift to the drive gear out in traffic. You begin to panic because you do not know what is happening. What do I do? Thankfully, a nice gentleman came to my rescue, moving the car out of traffic. Money that you do not have in budget!! Good to know that complaints for the same problem has been memorialized. What will Dodge do for us who have seemly purchased a lemon?

- Florence J., Quincy, US

problem #1

Sep 012016

Dart GT 2.4L I4

  • Manual transmission
  • 21,000 miles

at work after getting off cranked up took me five minutes for the damn thing to go into first on top of they other issues with it

- James S., Austell, GA, US

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