pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
24,600 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. rebuild or replace engine (2 reports)
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problem #5

Aug 192016

Dart Areo Turbo 2.2L

  • CVT transmission
  • 52,000 miles

The engine had a major failure. The timing belt housing completely fell apart causing the engine to be inoperable. The number 1 plug was completely bent.

- James J., Middletown, US

problem #4

Jan 152013

Dart Rallye 2.0L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,600 miles

My Name is Zach, and I am the driver of a 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye. I just finished going through the buyback process with dodge, and was told that there was nothing that Dodge would do to compensate me for my awful car.

This car has been a pain in the butt since I got it in 2012. The car has has a plethora of electrical issues, and the engine has turned off while I was driving 4 times. The car is not safe to be on the road, and Dodge could car less. Not only are they putting my life in danger, but they are also putting the lives of those on the road with me in danger.

The initial compensation for my car was an extended warranty. This made me feel like Dodge really looked into the case, because I already had purchased an extended warranty. To make a long rant somewhat short, I feel like dodge is putting money over the safety of its drivers, and a lawsuit must follow. If you have had problems similar to mine with any chrysler fiat vehicle, please reach out to me. The more people that I can get into a case the better the chance of being recognized. Dodge has messed with the wrong person. Please only contact me if you have documentation that show all of your issues on your vehicle. Email: zgellens@cox.net

- Zach G., San Diego, CA, US

problem #3

Sep 122015

Dart GT 2.4L.Tiger Shark

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,457 miles

Thy told me at Dodge that my car was shutting down because the oil was low WOW!!! Never in my life did I ever hear or see a car stop running because the oil was low. My daughter was driving her 2013 Dodge Dart when all of a sudden the car just dies so she try's to start it and it will not start. It actually was making a funny grinding noise. So finally I took it out for a ride and sure as the light of day it did the same thing to me. I brought it back to the dealer and they just called me and told me my car was ready. When I went to pick it up they told me the oil was low WHAT!!! No oil light came on no check engine light. They're trying to tell me that it's a oil problem. I just don't believe that. Anyone out have a solution?

- Anthony V., Mahopac, NY, US

problem #2

Aug 022015

Dart SE LTD 1.4L Turbo

  • Manual transmission
  • 27,400 miles

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engine died

Firstly, I'll get the Vin # after I meet with repair dept in near future. Vehicle has 27,400 miles had 1 issue with clutch sticking in the down position, numerous issues with lights and tire sensors. On Sunday 8/2 while driving on the freeway I nearly all power from the engine. I got the vehicle to a safe location and Dodge had it towed in to the dealership. I was contacted later that day explaining it was a transmission failure. However, on 8-6 I was contacted to confirm the engine had basically blow up. Tech plans to tear engine apart next week to get to full extent of damages but he expects it to be a full engine replacement and mentioned the torque converter also.

Update from Nov 22, 2015: Here we are 16 weeks later and it's still being repaired. New engine took 9 weeks and then another loss of power followed by the vehicle not acting the same. Needless to say never again.

- kmac0323, San Diego, US

problem #1

Aug 022015

Dart SE LTD 1.4L Turbo

  • Manual transmission
  • 27,400 miles

So after replacing the top half of engine I was told on Thursday that the entire engine to include exhaust system needs replacing. 27,400 miles. Numerous other issues with tires, rear view mirror, lights not working, clutch stuck in down position now this come on buy the piece of crap back.

- kmac0323, San Diego, US