really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,153 miles

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2014 Dodge Dart Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Dec 242016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not provided.

- Destrehan, LA, USA

problem #25

Jun 012016


  • 32,000 miles
Car starting stalling/dying when driving in June 2016. Car was towed to the dealer (under warranty) the dealer replaced the battery. After 2 months the heater/ac stopped working and the car began stalling again. In November the car began stalling/dying while driving. The car is in motion when this happens. This is a serious safety hazard. The car dies leaving you with no power and stuck in traffic. It seems to happen during a turn on most occasions. I fear getting hit by another car when this happens. I have noticed several similar complaints with this. Why hasn't this been investigated. The average is 20,00-30,000 miles. Please do not wait until someone gets hurt or losses a life before an investigation on this car is made.

- Mayslick, KY, USA

problem #24

Dec 012016


  • 40,000 miles
Tamara recall, when I got the car form the dealer ship till now I put a bit over seven thousand miles on a very new 2014dodge Dart GT besides the occasional clutch getting stuck when I ingaged it forcing me to have to pick it up with my toe I had no problems with the car no stalling or rough shifts until last night when I lost all control while on the highway causing me to have to quickly swerve of the road or be hit by the vehicle behind me. Engine which stil run and can accelerate the car will not more in any gear 1-6 or even reverse and even though this is a constant problem on lots odd Dodge Darts that have been recalled they said my VIN doesn't fall under there recall dates

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #23

Oct 212016


  • 38,700 miles


Vehicle engine is dying at random in traffic- either while stopped or in motion at low speeds. Electricals remain on, but all driving power is lost. Vehicle does not immediately restart. Dealership believed the issue to be oil consumption, but vehicle continued to have the same issue after oil was changed and refilled.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #22

Oct 042016


  • 30,000 miles
Takata recall this 2014 Dodge Dart aero has now had multiple problems with the clutch and axles. It is currently in the shop to have the slave cylinder for the clutch as well as the axles fixed for the second time in 2 years. They are also in the process of checking in to why the check engine light came on for the mass air flow sensor. This makes 2 times that it has gone to the shop for clutch and axle issues. They also don't know what the real problem is for the check engine light. I have asked them to buy the car back and they wont. They also stated that I may be having to pay some out of pocket to get my car fixed this time. This car is nothing but problems. Like I mentioned before; twice for the clutch and axles, the engine light is on for a reason they don't know other that they think it is the mass air flow sensor, the third time I took it to Dodge for an oil change they told me that no oil came out of the engine and then tried to explain to me that my engine was "known" to do that. Now I have just gotten off the phone with the manufacturer customer service and they replied with they will cover all the costs except for $100. Seems kind of odd to settle on that amount. Plus they wont buy it back. Therefore, this car is known to have clutch and engine problems and Dodge expects me to drive around not having to worry about if my life is at risk. I should also mention that the tires that came on the car were faulty as well as I had to replace two of them already. The bands on the inside of the tire came loose and caused problems with the driving as well. This is junker car that I purchased new and Dodge could care less that it is falling apart.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #21

Aug 282014


  • 30,000 miles
Car wouldn't start had to replace the starting harness within the first 3 months of owning the car had to replace two batteries even after the harness was replaced but hasn't happened since. Had to replace the turbo hose assembly from pulling in oil and cracked since the oil was hot. Now im having to put in a quart of oil in it every month and I change my oil every two and half months (5,000 miles) so my engine is burning the oil off to quickly (oil consumption). Also drove hit a very small pothole and had my driver side control arm snap very very cleanly and was told that it wouldn't be covered under any warranties.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #20

Jul 312016


  • 55,000 miles


While taking off from a light made a left turn and the car just dies this is very dangerous does not want to start right away takes a few min it started this is scary because my 1997 Dodge truck still has all original stuff and never these problems

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #19

Jul 022016


  • 5 miles
Bought a 2014 Dodge Dart 2 years. Had no problems with it till recently when car started to shut off while running in motion. I lost power steering control and power to the whole car. Incident happened on four different occasion. Three times on residential road and once on freeway. Completely a safety issue and has put my life in danger multiple times. Electronic throttle control, electronic stability control light, and check engine light turned on. Contacted Chrysler Dodge and their solution was to have me tow car to dealership and pay to have car serviced even though car is still under warranty. Car has put my life and the life of other people in danger multiple times and the company seems to not care even after contacting them formally with complaint.

- North Highlands, CA, USA

problem #18

May 162016


  • 16,779 miles
I bought a brand new 2014 Dodge Dart aero and about 3 weeks after purchasing my car stalled and shut off, the transmission light came on. I took it to Dodge and they said they did not have a code but they saw an issue with my anti-lock brake system. A part to my transmission was recalled, we waiting for over 3 months for the part and upon bringing my car to the dealership they reported my car not starting. About 3 weeks after my transmission recall was "fixed" my engine starting smoking upon starting the car at least 5 times and my engine was completely replaced, they again reported my car would not crank. My car was in the shop for 27 days, two days after picking my car up it was brought back to the dealor for the car feeling like the transmission was slipping at various speeds. It's been almost 2 weieks with no update. Dodge resolutions has sent an inspector. Initially the car was purchased with about 220 miles on it, the car is only at 17,000 now.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #17

Mar 012016


  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced excessive oil consumption. The vehicle used over a quart of oil in 1,000 miles. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the information needed to be documented for a few months, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 19,000.

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #16

Jun 232016


  • 52,500 miles


Pulling to a stop on the morning of Tuesday, June 21, car shuddered then died 1 block from home. No warning lights came on, and none had flashed in the 1.5 years I have owned the car. Could not get car to start for 10 minutes. Once car started, no warning lights appeared. Drove it to my local service station for a diagnostic. They found no issues. Drove it all day Wednesday with no issues. Thursday morning, it shuddered and died about 3 blocks from home. Again no warning lights, and car would not start. Had it towed to local service station where it was serviced on Tuesday. While waiting for a tow, searched the internet for common Dodge Dart problems, and discovered that they burn through oil. Checked the oil and zero oil was registered on the dipstick, despite having just over 3K miles since last oil change. No signs of an oil leak. No warning lights or indicators of a problem. No issues with over heating. Mechanic is currently diagnosing the issue to determine a fix. This is a recurring problem with Dodge Darts if complaints on public forums are any indication. Reports of engines seizing due to burning through oil at an excessively high rate are common for this car whether the car has 9K miles, or 50K miles. It is incredibly dangerous for a car to run without oil, and posses a serious safety risk, especially if the electrical and diagnostic information is not recognizing the issue so that owners can address it in advance of engine seizure.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #15

Jun 162016


  • 27,000 miles
This vehicle have had two occasions of master cylinder brake fluid loss and unexplained totall engine oil evaporation without warning that caused the loss of power while driving. Luckily it happened in city, not highway.

- Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #14

Aug 152015


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Dart. While driving the vehicle, the oil was burning. When the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed oil spots on the driveway, which indicated that oil was leaking. The dealer diagnosed that the oil pan was the source of the failure. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The oil was not leaking anymore, but it started to burn out. The contact stated that the vehicle had to constantly be filled with oil. The service engine light illuminated. Once the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and oil was added, the light dimmed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Great Meadows, NJ, USA

problem #13

Aug 152015


  • 17,000 miles
I have a 2014 Dodge Dart that is burning oil at what seems to me to be an alarming rate. I have had my vehicle in the shop over 4 times. I am being told I have no leaks and my car is fine, and that it is characteristic that my car needs to have oil added every 2K miles. I drive my car to and from work and I rarely travel out of state. I am not over driving or rough driving my car by any means. I have spent over 1K dollars in rentals and repairs. I have a 3 year old son that I drive to daycare 4 days a week and I cannot mentally be comfortable driving my son in a car that stops in the middle of the road because its out of oil. Dodge has done nothing to help me and I am seeking legal action.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #12

Mar 272016


  • 26,000 miles
That vehicle just shuts off has I'm driving

- Southampton, NY, USA

problem #11

Jan 162016


  • 27,500 miles
Tiger shark multi-air 2 engine consumes 1qt oil per 1000 miles. I was unaware of this consumption issue and the oil went to low and engine is designed to shut off. This stalling has happen 3 times to and 1 to the dealership. None of the cars warning indicators come on when pressure is low the car just stalls. Dealership resolution watch oil level and there is fix for the consumption or any way for the warning lights to be triggered. So if I forget to check the oil I am gambling with my life and others on the road if the car stalls while on the highway.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #10

Jun 022014


  • 40 miles
I take mi car to the dealer wen I first buy new more than 15 times and they found nothing and this car it's continue with problems in normal daily drive. Idle problems in the engine suspension noise transmission shifting not normal in drive position tires wear to fast exhaust smell fuel to strong in engine cool temp all this happen in stationary and driving in motion and normal drive is happen all the time

- Hammonton, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jan 182016


  • 37,000 miles
My 2014 Dodge Dart loses oil. The oil indicator light does not work. However the oil is not leaking on the ground and once there is no oil at all in the vehicle, it shuts off while driving. This happens upon taking off. The car has to put in neutral in order to start.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 292015


  • 33,000 miles
Purchased the Dodge Dart rallye in July 2014. Dec 2014 the engine blew because of oil sludge in the engine. The dealership replaced the engine. The car was in the shop for 30+ days.Feb 2014 the car would not start. After several attempts a loud noise and white puff of smoke came from the engine and the car started. Drove it directly to the dealership.they looked at it and said nothing was wrong it could of been condensation.a month later the electric inside the car wasn't working. I took the car back and they said nothing was wrong. I also brought the car back because the engine was very loud and it was very difficult to shift into gear.they said the tires needed to be replaced and that is what was causing the loud noise. I replaced the tires and still had the loud noise and difficultly shifting. Each time I went to the dealership with these problems they made me feel stupid. Then on the evening of Nov 29, 2015 with my 3 kids in the car, the transmission blew up. Clutch went to the floor extremely loud noises, metal pieces shooting out everywhere. I pulled over and shut the engine and we ran for our lives. There was liquid all over the road. Huge white puff of smoke covered the entire block. Metal bolts and pieces everywhere. We towed it to the dealership. Then on tues the service mgr called me and said it is not covered under warranty because it was caused by driver error. Said I was driving the car rough or someone was.. I am the only one who drives my car. I am a mother of 3 in my 40's and use my car for clients when showing houses. I have no idea what he means by rough driving. I asked him to explain and he said I don't know popping the clutch"?" not knowing how to drive a manual. Which I learned on one and had one ever since. They refuse to pay for rental car and refuse to fix the car. The car also has body damage from the shooting bolts.

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #7

Sep 052015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the engine stalled. After four attempts, the vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Elkton, MI, USA

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