Multiple Problems. Advice before I go to dealership
This is a discussion on Multiple Problems. Advice before I go to dealership within the Dodge Dart Mechanical Problems forums, part of the Dodge Dart Forum - Pit Row category; My wife has owned this car since new. 2013 Dodge Dart Limited, 1.4 Turbo, automatic. First problem is that the car sometimes hesitates under acceleration. ...
Post By alpinegreenneon
My wife has owned this car since new. 2013 Dodge Dart Limited, 1.4 Turbo, automatic. First problem is that the car sometimes hesitates under acceleration. I'll push the gas, but it just delays and won't accelerate for a few seconds. It has also "bucked" while accelerating, giving it this jerky feeling at times.
Next problem is that the blind spot monitoring stopped working. I had to disable it to get the lights to go off on the mirrors.
Next problem is the key fobs will not remote start unless you're super close. I replaced batteries in both remotes, still having problems. It also does not detect when trying to unlock/lock car by grabbing/pushing button on handle with keys in pocket.
Finally, replaced the headlight bulbs, but one highbeam still won't work, while the other does.
If anybody has any recommended fixes for any of this before I go to the dealership, I'd greatly appreciate it.
First problem, does it have any codes? It could be a misfire. You may need to replace the coils.
Blind spot monitoring has sensors in the rear bumper. There will be codes.
Your RFHM probaly needs to be replaced. Best done by a dealer.
Do you have HID headlights or standard halogen bulbs? If HID, the ballast is likely gone.
If you want to do more diagnosing yourself, best to invest in the OBDLinkMX bluetooth scanner and the alfaOBD android app. It will pay for itself after diagnosing and fixing one problem.
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I'll second possible coil issues, already replaced two on my '13 1.4 dart
As for the headlight did you check the condition of socket? I had to replace one already.
And on the acceleration issue I have had that problem frequently. It seems to come and go, never consistant. I am starting to wonder if this is a common issue with these 1.4 automatics...
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