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2013 Dodge Dart repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (5%)

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2013 Dodge Dart electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (22%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (44%)

Chart based on 9 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Dodge Dart 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 160hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

35000 mi Bluetooth system stopped connecting with my phone. Tried my phone in another car and it was fine, so I know it wasn't the phone's fault. 
21000 mi Bluetooth call module was inop, was warranty repaired 
45700 mi

US $140
Poor A/C performance, dealer recharged which didn't fix. Dealer ordered expansion valve which never came in- Backordered. Took car back unrepaired. 
35000 mi The 'reset' button on the steering wheel stopped working 
62000 mi Power door locks automatically lock on their own within one minute of unlocking the car. This only happens when it is not running. 
21000 mi USB piece of the multimedia drive inside the armrest was malfunctioning, causing it to become incapable of reading a thumbdrive because of lack of connectivity. 
9000 mi Service airbag system light came on. Took to the dealer, but they couldn't find any problem. Reset the code for now. Light came back on a couple times since, but is currently off and has been for over a month. 
74000 mi

US $100
Radio freezes and reboots Installed replacement radio that was ordered in the previous trip. Still reboots after radio replacement. 
76000 mi

US $100
Door lock switch stopped working on driver door. Opening or closing door would make the car frantically lock and unlock. Door switch and wire harness replaced. Window switches aren't working correctly now. 
2000 mi Default in Body Control Module would not allow car to start on temps below 40 degree. New BCM installed; no issues Dundee that time. 
18700 mi AC fan making loud noise intermittently. Sounds like something stuck in it. Very loud snapping or cracking sound behind instrument display panel. Rarely happens, but very noticeable when it does. Seems to be tied into AC system/duct work. 
28000 mi Fan motor stopped working. Motor replaced by dealer 
44700 mi

US $50
Heat/A-C fan making loud noise & causing Center console to vibrate. Fan removed & inspected. Large hickory tree nut found stuck in fan. 
47000 mi Cruise control stopped working. Dealer reset by disconnecting battery. Cruise control stopped working again, reset at home by disconnecting battery. Then cruise went out again & service engine light on, deal check shows no codes. States it must be a "ghost gauge" issue. Reflashed computer. Cruise out & engine service light on again. Dealer said bring it in & get new computer module installed. owner reset by disconnecting battery for 5 minutes. Traded car in for something new to get rid of obvious problem car. 
3000 mi Had issues with a high-pitched whine coming from the dash LCD display. Had to have console display replaced. 
35300 mi Cruise control ceased operating. Dealer will handle under warranty. Don't know the cause yet. 

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2013 Dodge Dart 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 160hp 1.4L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

24800 mi Broken ground wire caused transmission to be inoperable. G105 terminal broken. 
29000 mi lack of heat 
27660 mi Ventilation motor needed to be replaced. 
32500 mi B/T stopped working finally got the right parts 
35700 mi

US $85
Bad battery. Did not buy dealer battery was WAY TOO EXPENSIVE !! I purchased a better battery for $45 LESS at AutoZone and they put it in for no extra cost !! I hate this money pit ! Can't afford to get rid of it. DO NOT RECOMMEND . 
16000 mi Bluetooth Module failure in radio stack. 
35000 mi Heater fan went bad. Made a high pitched whining noise. 
148000 mi

US $100
Blower Motor got very loud and needed to be replaced. 
50000 mi Telecommunications module went out, replaced under warranty. 
10000 mi trunk release self opened 
98000 mi

US $350
Check engine light, repaired briefly with a software update, which revealed the real problem to be failure of the active grill shutter actuator something or other 
118000 mi

US $1900
Plug/clip loosened inside console causing parking brake warning light to stay on/come on randomly 
9920 mi Issue with trunk randomly opening while car was parked. Replaced rear taillight assembly (Decklid Release Switch). Issue with Radio screen going black while radio and Navigation was still active. Replaced radio and Telematics Gateway 
10320 mi Driver's door speaker replaced 
33440 mi Horns started sounding separately. Dealer has ordered both and will replace under warranty 
35960 mi Car started with remote start on key fob. Quit after 5 seconds. Would not restart behaved like battery dead. Dealer diagnosed bad key fob and replaced key fob. Took 3 days as dealer ordered or was sent incorrect key fob. 

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2013 Dodge Dart 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

9000 mi Reprogram radio head unit because of occasional lock up on start up and unable to turn on heated steering wheel and seats 
15300 mi Cruise control would not "arm" consistently. Would press cruise on/off button but cruise would not always turn on. Once it was it would work fine (set, decel, resume cancel, etc.) Dealer replaced cruise switch module on steering wheel. 

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2013 Dodge Dart 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

6000 mi

US $200
AC made very loud noise similar to prop plane taking off. Compressor failed. Fixed under warranty. 
29000 mi Battery shorted out. Car had to be towed into dealer. 
7000 mi UConnect Display freezes and back up camera goes black. Occational issue. 
1000 mi System reported a low voltage error. Dealer checked battery, vehicle voltage and reset the check engine light. Has been fine since. 
Lose connection 
3000 mi Replaced Air Bag Module after System Air Bag Light returned. Replaced Driver Side Curtain Air Bag 
4000 mi Replacement of the airbag module (I believe this was the second time it was replaced). It also had a sensor for the headlight replaced while it was in there and was serviced for a recall on a torque bolt. In auto headlights wouldn't turn off. 
42000 mi Screen would cut out - Bluetooth no longer functioned. 
28500 mi Fasten driver seatbelt light stayed on, airbag light stayed on and odometer was flashing. They replaced the OCR Module. 
3300 mi Touch Screen went blank and then rebooted. Dealer order new radio system. Known issue with other Darts. 
4000 mi Touch screen has continued to shut off and reboot on a weekly basis. Dealer replaced radio during the last trip, but problem persists. Waiting for Chrysler to provide solution. 
6000 mi Radio replaced. Seems to work fine now. 
9000 mi U connect stopped working-currently frozen in a load mode.. Now the back-up camera malfunctioned and stayed on after driving forward, then the screen went blank for 5 minutes until it rebooted. U-connect still frozen after a week. 
10000 mi Touch screen rebooted itself 4X in the last month. Dealer verified problem and has ordered new touch screen. Update: Dealer has received new parts. Going in Jan 7, 2015 to have them installed. 
16500 mi They replaced a heat sensor and the problem cleared up for 2 months only to return recently.  
33000 mi Car would not start on first try.Gauges bounced when I cranked it. Took 5 attempts before I was able to start it. The battery turned out to be faulty with a bad cell. Replaced under warranty. 
12000 mi There was a flash available for cold start/run surge with light throttle.Technical service bulletin. 

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2013 Dodge Dart 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

37360 mi Intermittent issue with the radio. Bluetooth doesn't work & radio reboots when USB loses connectivity. Diagnosed under original warranty but dealer got radio after original warranty expired and wouldn't honour it. Complaint in progress. 
30700 mi The satellite radio constantly cuts out. It has not been repaired and is basically disregarded by the dealer. Recall issue?? 

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