1st Generation (2013—2016) Dart Problems

This generations ranks 55th out of 60 Dodge generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (28%), interior (12%), and the transmission (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Weak Suspension System 3 complaints at an average of 15,123 miles in the 2013 Dodge Dart.
  2. Transmission Stopped Working 18 complaints at an average of 37,260 miles in the 2013 Dodge Dart.
  3. Check Engine Light On 28 complaints at an average of 38,805 miles in the 2013 Dodge Dart.

What Dart Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2016 21 3 37 14.24
2015 56 4 83 10.17
2014 97 2 97 25.68
2013 365 5 138 63.11

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