pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
36,750 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (7 reports)
  2. rebuild or replace engine (2 reports)
  3. chrysler had to replace my engine (1 reports)
  4. replace or rebuild the engine (1 reports)
  5. replace the oil rings or the engine (1 reports)
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problem #12

Dec 262020

Dart SXT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

Bought a 2015 Dodge Dart about three months ago. I had the oil changed immediately because it was 2 quarts low and the dealer did not. After almost 1000 miles I noticed I was low 1 quart of oil. I filled it up, drove another thousand miles... I was low 1 quart of oil again. From a class action lawsuit I read it seems as if Chrysler says this is normal. My question is normal by whose standards? I’ve been a mechanic for over 40 years and I have not seen a car burn oil like this unless it had major engine damage or piston rings or valve guide failure.

This is bull. FCP needs to take care of the cars and the consumers. This is not normal by anyone's standards.

FCP needs to recall all of these 2.4 Tigershark engines because they will burn oil if they are not burning oil already. My car has only 41,000 miles on it and it’s burning oil? This is ridiculous.

- Randolph P., Austin, US

problem #11

Jan 012016

Dart Ralley 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

I took my Dart to dodge dealership 2 times and they kept it a week each time, and said that the amount of oil it was using is ok I don't consider a half quart a week ok.

- Shirley S., Monroe, US

problem #10

Dec 202015

Dart SXT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

I buy this car in September of 2015. December 2015 it breaks down and they have to replace the engine. They replace the engine. Every time I go for an oil change the mechanic comments about how low my oil is. Three years later and I wait a little longer than normal to get my oil change (but still within the warranty time frame) BIG MISTAKE, car broke down again!!!!

I let it sit for weeks because I don't know whats wrong with it and don't have money for a repair. Come to find out, it is out of oil because the "new" engine is now consuming an excess amount of oil. Call the dealership and they state that my warranty expired two weeks ago and this isn't the same problem, I probably just didn't get my oil changed in time. I argue that I did in fact get the oil changed within the mileage and time frame stated and that this has happened to me before. They try to say that this is not the same thing. Try again! I am soooo heated right now!

- Robin H., Philadelphia, PA, US

problem #9

Nov 152017

Dart Rally 2.4L Il

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,500 miles

I’m tired of adding oil every 1000 miles. The car doesn’t have enough miles on it for this to be happening.

- prospector2358bm, Pahrump, US

problem #8

Oct 162017

Dart Rally 2.4L Il

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,500 miles

The dealer told me that the consumption of 1 to 2 quarts of motor oil is normal every 1000 to 2000 miles is normal. I’ve been a class A truck driver for 37 year. I know BS when I hear it and know what it smells like too.

- prospector2358bm, Pahrump, US

problem #7

Dec 072017

Dart Rally 2.4L Il

  • Manual transmission
  • 36,500 miles

I’m getting really tired of the dealer telling me this is normal wear and tear and there’s nothing they can do to fix it. They don’t want to spend the money to fix it. They just want me to keep adding oil.

- prospector2358bm, Pahrump, US

problem #6

Dec 082017

Dart SXT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

First of all this car sucks I really regret buying it. I bought the car with 26000 miles on it and after two weeks of owning the car it started shutting off and stalling at stop lights and stop signs one day I got stranded at an intersection and had to get towed. My mechanic looked at the car and said it was 4 quarts low on oil and that there were no noticeable oil leaks on the car. Called Dodge they told me it was still under the manufactures warranty so I took it to them they told me that they needed to perform an oil change for record and to come back in a 1,000 miles to have the oil checked. I can usually smell a burnt smell inside my car when I turn the heat on, its only been 300 miles since the oil change and it has not stalled out, but while I am driving every time I step on the gas it sounds like a bunch of marbles being rattled in a can. I talked with my cousin who has a dodge dart and he told me that he had the same problem and dodge had to replace his engine so this really sucks knowing that my engine is going to have to be replaced. Word of advice STAY AWAY FROM DODGE!!!

Update from Jan 20, 2018: Brought my car back to a Chrysler dealership after driving it for 1700 miles. The car burned through 3 quarts of oil in 1700 miles. Chrysler by my surprise honored there 5 year 100,000 power-train warranty and gave me a completely new engine. I still can not believe that the engine starting burning oil while only having 27000 on it Chrysler made a turd.This is the last time I ever purchase a Chrysler product.

Update from Jun 12, 2018: Chrysler replaced my engine go figure the new engine they put in my car is now burning oil and they say now its not burning the oil fast enough for them to replace the engine I am now in a law suit with Chrysler under the magnuson warranty act.

- Kyle S., Dre, US

problem #5

Feb 232017

Dart SXT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

Bought a 2015 Dodge Dart 2.4 engine on Dec 23, 2016, with 43000 miles. Within 5000 miles car starts to stall when driving. No oil light on, no engine light, and it stalled when you slowed the car down or turned. So I lost steering. This is really scary not to mention dangerous. When I bought the car in Dec 2016 they did an oil change and filter. In march 2017 it was 4 quarts low nothing showed on the dip stick.. Added 2 quarts to get it the Transittowne Dodge in West Seneca N.Y.. Did a consumption test. Checked the oil level before we took it in for the check. It was almost 2 quarts low in 1074 miles. Chrysler Transittowne said it was a 1|2 quart low. I know for a fact it was way more than that. like I said we checked. So they said I passed the oil consumption check. I said I wanted another one done. I know they are wrong. There is a problem with oil consumption with the 2.4 engine. I don't appreciate getting lied to. It is under warranty and I want it fixed. So anyone with the same problem, I see a lot of them, we should get together and fight this.

- Susan S., Cheektowaga, US

problem #4

Oct 252016

Dart SXT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,776 miles

My car died after backing out of my driveway and starting a turn. It started after a couple of turns of the key and seemed OK for 600 ft until I came to a stop sign where it again died. This happened 3 more times while I circled the block back to my driveway. It was a Sunday so I could not call the dealer's service department. Later in the day I started it and left it running in the driveway for 10-15 minutes. Everything seemed OK. Thought maybe the battery was run down earlier - maybe an interior light had been on all night? I took a short drive - still running OK. I did some errands that afternoon and the problem did not return. I picked up some oil planning to add - but did not have time.

I drove to work the next day (Monday) and had no problem. When I left work at the end of the day the car started acting up again and died less than a mile from my work. I had to get it towed back to the dealership. On Monday the gave me a loaner so they could check the car thoroughly. After 2 days they called to say my car was all set. When I got there I was told they had to do an oil consumption test. That meant I would have in 500 miles so they could check the oil level, then twice more at 500 mile intervals. They explained that "these cars" need a lot of oil and my was very low - that was the problem. I explained I had added at least 6 qts in the 6 weeks I owned the car. They changed or added oil to the proper level and if the test showed excess oil consumption they would then have to tear down the engine. The dip stick was sealed so I could not even check it myself.

After my next 500 miles they found the oil down 1 qt. Today I went back for my next 500 mile check and they tell it had not gone down at all. How does that happen?, I asked. The answer - Well, it did not go down at all. See you in another 500 miles.

- janect, Enfield, CT, US

problem #3

Oct 012016

Dart SXT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,800 miles

I have owned this car for a month and I am adding more oil - 1.5 qts. It has been about 1,000 miles since I added 2 qts.

- janect, Enfield, CT, US

problem #2

Sep 152015

Dart SXT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

I bought this car used with 36289 miles. It had been serviced at the time of sale. After 2 weeks or so I decided to check the oil - expecting everything to be fine. It did not even show on the stick. I added at least 2 quarts. I had called the dealership to verify what type of oil to add. Being a Saturday afternoon, only the sales department was available. They could not tell me. They switched me to "Service" in case someone was still around. I left a voice mail for the Service manager telling him the car was low on oil and I wanted to verify correct oil to use. I never heard back. I could only guess that the tech who serviced the car had been careless.

- janect, Enfield, CT, US

problem #1

Mar 282016

Dart 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,400 miles

Car has 10,400 miles on it - has had two very expensive oil changes ($85) and have been told that it's normal to be down a quart of oil every 2,000 miles (not buying that) had it back to the dealers for the 4th time with only 400 miles since the last oil change and it is down a quart and a half - now they finally agree we have an oil consumption problem but they don't know what to do about it - so they are adding dye to the oil and want me to put another 1,000 miles on the car and then they will see. I've also had transmission problems, problems with the navigation systems and the Bluetooth. I NOW HATE THIS CAR

- Jean S., Austin, TX, US