8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$140
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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problem #2

Jul 142019

Dart 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

I bought my Dodge three months ago. The first month the car was perfect. Then all of a sudden the check engine light came on. It was reported that the thermostat was malfunctioning. Then I started getting a flashing check engine light. It said the co2 sensor needed attention. I took it to a mechanic they ran a diagnostic on my car and got no reports at all. Then just the other day I was driving and the screen for the radio started flashing and cutting on and off. Today the whole dashboard started flashing and the radio got worse. Plus, the car will not start unless it gets a jump. Two out of three months have been pure HELL with this car. I really like the car but, I am so disappointed with it now.

Battery, radio, flashing dash lights and constant jump starting is getting old real fast!!! I will never buy another Dodge!!! Next vehicle will definitely be a FORD... maybe a Honda.

- Melissa G., Capitola CA, US

problem #1

Oct 052018

Dart SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

I had my car at my mechanic getting the brakes done and my mechanic discovered the oil in the coolant. They contacted Dodge and I took the car to Dodge to be repaired under warranty. Dodge denied there was a problem accused the mechanic of sabotage (makes no sense since the mechanic advised me to get it repaired for free and they have zero to gain by sending the car elsewhere for repairs). Check engine light came on while driving to Dodge. Dodge said it was a thermostat error and "cleared the code" and refused to do anything other than "flush the oil from the coolant" then returned the car to me. I took the car back to my mechanic who placed a dye in the oil and I drove the car for 6 days and took the car back to my mechanic who observed the oil filling the coolant again and showed me the dye from the oil in the coolant. The car goes back to Dodge tomorrow. This car was purchased brand new (12 miles on it) and has had the following mechanical issues: Transmission mount broke (19,000 miles), transmission leaking fluid (19,000 miles), motor mount broke (30,000 miles), It is on its 3rd battery in two years, shifter cable broke (56,000), and now at 57,000 thermostat and oil in the coolant. I have also complained about a knocking noise in the engine, a clicking noise in the engine, and the engine at times looses power. Absolute worse car I have ever owned I have never had this many problems with any car much less one so new.

- Amanda S., Vero Beach, FL, US