2013 and 2014 Dodge Darts Are Plagued with Transmission System Defects

Dodge Dart transmission problemsIs your 2013 or 2014 Dodge Dart shifting roughly, over-revving before shifting,  failing to shift, making a grinding noise, running rough, exhibiting a burning smell, or overheating?


Chrysler knows that the 2013 and 2014 Dodge Darts feature a defective hydraulic clutch system that does not function as expected and is instead plagued by problems and safety concerns. Consumer complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety administration show that Chrysler was aware of the transmission system defects back in 2012, but Chrysler failed to disclose the defects to consumers. The Dodge Dart’s optional dual clutch transmission system is to blame.

The concept behind the Dual Dry Clutch Transmission (DDCT) was to provide the convenience of an automatic transmission with the performance and fuel efficiency of a manual. However, in reality, the dual-clutch has two dry-fiber clutch assemblies inside the transmission, but the driver cannot control them. The vehicle’s computer determines which shifts to make and when. However, the vehicle’s computer is slow to react and easily confused, resulting in the rough shifting, over-revving, failure to shift, grinding noises, running rough, overheating and burning smells experienced by so many Dodge Dart drivers. To repair the problems, Chrysler’s dealerships may reprogram the transmission control module, replace the transmission control module, and they may even replace the entire transmission system, but none of these “fixes” will work because the system has a faulty design.

We have had great success in getting 2013 and 2014 Dodge Darts repurchased by Chrysler. If you have a 2013 or 2014 Dodge Dart and you are experiencing these same transmission system problems, please call us today for a free case evaluation, (855) 59-LEMON. We are here to help you!