really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,983 miles

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2015 Dodge Dart Owner Comments

problem #18

Aug 102015


  • 4,260 miles


Dodge Dart GT 2015 suddenly shuts off. No warning lights only a dinging noise. Only 4200 miles on car the first time. Shut off 8 different times sense then. Took it to dealer was told out of oil. Car would shut off turning or stopping fast. Got oil change from dealer. Less than 4000 miles later same thing, car shut off and radio still on and dash lights working one ding noise. Turned onto busy road and Dart shut off, was scary for a few minutes fast traffic coming from behind, had to get off road quick. Oil not leaking in driveway. Tech at dealer said he saw this problem before and told me to watch my engine. Car has never maid to a 5000 mile oil change without shutting off. One time shut off after only 2540 miles sense last oil change. Dealer found no signs of leaks or signs of oil burning up. The 7th oil change they reprogrammed the oil sensor. Losing all my free oil changes to quickly. Now I'm 750 miles from due oil change and shut off again. I checked oil stick - bone dry. Put 2 quarts oil ( O2 20W) in, that got me to the bottom of low mark on stick. Car running ok to get to dealer again.also checked oil gage in car, said:43% oil life remaining. That was a lie. Oil is always very low and engine hot but not overheating. Oil should be dirty and maybe a little low but not very very low. I want to make the car last 150 to 200 thousand miles with good care. Worried engine will not even get close. Got extended warranty. Car engine gonna blow up before it's time and blame me. Car shutting off with no warning and no oil, cant get to 5000 mile oil change. Had a 2013 Dart, loved it, traded in for 2015 with better warranty. Miss old Dart.

- Southport, NC, USA

problem #17

Dec 192016


  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Dodge Dart. The contact stated that the engine stalled when the vehicle made a complete stop. The dealer diagnosed that the vehicle needed the oil consumption module reset. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 27,000.

- Sandwich, IL, USA

problem #16

Nov 082016


  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Dodge Dart. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle lost power and shut off. Also, the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and restarted. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where an oil change was performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 21,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Starksboro, VT, USA

problem #15

Jun 242016


  • 44,000 miles


I bought my car April 2nd 2015 use from montrose Kia of sheffield and love it for the first 2 month then I started experiencing my car just randomly stalling on my while I'm driving and then won't want to start again it.. so I took it back to the dealership and they couldn't find a problem with my car because it didn't happen while they test drove it of course so I left then a a month or so went by and it did it again so I called the Dodge hotline plus took it back to the dealer and still couldn't find anything wrong with my car and once again it happened to me tonight 4 times so I called the Dodge hotline once again told them what's going on and I told them that I have it on recording and I was gonna start recording it every time I drive... I can't afford to take it back to the dealership again and the lady said that's all I can do is take it to the nearest Dodge dealer and have it diagnosed but that cost $250 that I can't afford.. I bought a 2015 for a reason so I didn't have to worry about my car braking down and yet it's braking down on me! thanks Dodge!! and also it all happeneds normally when my car is cold and in motion also my car goes threw oil like crazy I go threw like 2 quarts a month and there is no leaks or signs of oil.burning at all

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #14

Nov 072016


  • 42,000 miles
The car shuts off while I am driving-shuts off at stop sign, traffic light, or if I am turning in.

- Zwolle, LA, USA

problem #13

Apr 202016


  • 17,398 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Dodge Dart. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The contact coasted the vehicle over to the side of the road. The contact restarted the vehicle and resumed driving. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was not configured properly and the oil pressure switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 17,398.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #12

Mar 012016


  • 11,000 miles


First, I hate this car! the engine light came on! has started wanting to go dead when stopping at stop sign or stop lights. Took to dealership and would not put on machine! the seats are positioned horribly. Seems like it is declining really fast. Purchased in May 2015 with 5 miles on it.

- Mount Airy, NC, USA

problem #11

Jan 112016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Dodge Dart. While driving approximately 60 mph, the rpms revved independently without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was unknown.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #10

Jan 172016


  • 17,000 miles
Unexpectedly loss motive power resulted in a crash.

- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #9

Jan 142016


  • 11,000 miles
Car slows down battery light came on steering locks up car G=has 11000 miles took car to dealership and of course couldnt find anything wrong with car

- Seaford, DE, USA

problem #8

Feb 262015


  • 3,000 miles


I purchased the car the last week of February. I began having car problems in mid March. I called the dealership and was scheduled to come in for service. Was told the software needed to be updated. Got car back and it stopped on me twice and had to be towed to the dealership. In may I was given a loaner car and was told my oil consumption was bad. Received car back in June and car was reposed for nonpayment. I got car out and it stopped again. In July the dealership then gave another loaner and told me my car will be a Chrysler buyback. From July to September never heard anything from Chrysler till Sept 24 advising me to go to the dealership to choose another vehicle. Dealership did not know what I was talking about so we contacted Chrysler to get a clear understanding of what needs to be done. Was told to choose a car and they would take care of the registration and the paper work. Drove the 2015 Jeep renegade for almost a month and I checked in with the dealership once a week to find out if the paperwork was complete. First week of November was told by dealership to bring back the Jeep and my 2015 Dart was repaired. I was told to register the Dodge Dart and then I could get the Jeep back.

- Raytown, MO, USA

problem #7

Oct 062015


  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Dodge Dart. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle required an oil consumption test. While driving the vehicle for the oil consumption test, the vehicle began to overheat. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the cooling fan failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 192015


  • 20,008 miles
After numerous times the car has stalled in traffic, Dodge placed vehicle on an oil consumption study, the car failed the study and a new engine was placed in the car. The car went back to the dealer the next day due to metal to metal grinding in steering at the slightest hint of a turn or curve

- Southport, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 192015


  • 1,479 miles
While driving on the freeway for about 10 minutes, I noticed the tach was approaching redline and discovered the car had gone into neutral but shift lever was in drive. I pull onto the shoulder and after stopping, placed shift lever into park. Revved the engine a couple of times and transmission went into gear with no other problems. This has occurred only once. I have been informed that this vehicle is being recalled by Chrysler for a similar issue. I have not been contacted by Chrysler as of yet.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 242015


  • 929 miles
Driving at approx. 20 mph, getting ready to make a right turn into a parking lot, battery light illuminated, instrument panel went black, total loss of electrical power and steering. Coasted into a parking space and returned to car in about 20 minutes. Car started and acted normal. Next incident was about 35 miles later driving about 35 mph in a residential area. Same senario, battery light illuminated black panel and loss of steering. Took 10 minutes for car to regain power and start. Third episode at about 45 mph, battery light flashed, I shoved shift into neutral, panel remained lit, but no RPM so engine had quit. I pushed start button, engine restarted and I put shift lever into drive. Took to dealer but no codes. This car is dangerous but issue cannot be duplicated at the dealership because it is intermittent. I am trying to get Chrysler to repurchase this death trap.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 022015


  • 8,853 miles
While driving in the morning in a neighborhood speed limit of 30, I decrease speed to come to a full stop and suddenly the vehicle shuts off engine power and power steering at approximately 10mph. Vehicle was unable to start until the 3rd attempt. Had the vehicle towed to dealer and they were unable to diagnose the issue until the vehicle stalled the 2nd time. They updated PCM/tcm, but still had stalling issues. This vehicle had stalled over 5 times and the dealer were not able to pin point the issue. My vehicle is now at approximately 15,400 miles. I feel like I'm on the edge and unsafe every time I get behind the wheel. Also had trouble with the automatic headlights not turning on and as well as the rear passenger windows not closing.

- Pico Rivera, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 022015


  • 10,150 miles
My knee hit the ignition key while driving to dallas and the engine shut down. I was able to pull the car over, figure out what happened and resumed my trip.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

May 062015


  • 3,615 miles
As I was driving, I slowed and braked for other vehicles at a traffic light. As I started to re-accelorate, I realized the car had stalled. When I got the car re-started, it was running very rough and the check engine, the traction control and the cruise control lights were all lit and/or flashing. After I got home, I decided to take it back to the dealer. This time, the car drove fairly normally with only the check engine light on. This is the third time this has happened in only 3600 miles. (the first time was at approx. 280 miles and the second time was at about 500 miles.) the dealer's service writer implied since this car has an electronic throttle control, it was my driving style at fault. I have driven several other cars with electronic throttles for several years (my previous car had 120,000 miles on it) and this is the only time anything like this has happened.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

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