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my experience so far is overall pretty good, went from a Nissan maxima to a 2015 dart rallye, so took some getting used too. My google pixel phone will sync to the car for music and phone calls but will not show text messages the way my Samsung galaxy did. the aux input went bad in the first week, I know it can be done by Bluetooth but when I have others in the car I don't want to add them to the list so aux input is what I use. the entire radio screen wen blank to include the climate control ...everything... was told it was a conflict with my phone charger being plugged in...... and the rallye decals started peeling the first month I had the car and have yet to be corrected ....almost 1.5 years later. Not a fan of the fix a flat compressor thing, didn't even know it was not an actual spare until I had occasion to look back there. there are many instances especially on the highway when the sealant wont work or the puncture is too large then your left stranded.... found one on ebay for $70 shipped so now just need to get a jack and I'm set. not sure if ill leave the fixaflat and compressor in the trunk area or just sell it.
 

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my experience so far is overall pretty good, went from a Nissan maxima to a 2015 dart rallye, so took some getting used too. My google pixel phone will sync to the car for music and phone calls but will not show text messages the way my Samsung galaxy did. the aux input went bad in the first week, I know it can be done by Bluetooth but when I have others in the car I don't want to add them to the list so aux input is what I use. the entire radio screen wen blank to include the climate control ...everything... was told it was a conflict with my phone charger being plugged in...... and the rallye decals started peeling the first month I had the car and have yet to be corrected ....almost 1.5 years later. Not a fan of the fix a flat compressor thing, didn't even know it was not an actual spare until I had occasion to look back there. there are many instances especially on the highway when the sealant wont work or the puncture is too large then your left stranded.... found one on ebay for $70 shipped so now just need to get a jack and I'm set. not sure if ill leave the fixaflat and compressor in the trunk area or just sell it.
The compressor is a valuable tool to have in your car. I always use it to adjust my tire pressures throughout the 4 seasons here. It's much easier than trying to find a gas station that doesn't charge $1.25 in coins to use their air compressor. You can also use it to make sure the spare tire is up to proper tire pressure before using it in an emergency situation.
 

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I have a 2013 with the 1.4 Turbo and 6 spd. manual. It only has 48,300 miles on it so it doesn't have enough miles on it to really rate it. I have had zero issues with the car and I am still running the original tires and spark plugs. No switches or controls have broken. The rain sensor control was fixed under warranty and I almost forgot about it. The heated seats and steering are a plus. I only have two cons and they are fuel mileage( 34-35 mpg) and I would like more power, which would help the fuel mileage and a get an oil burning? smell sometimes when I slow down and make a turn from 60 to 65 mph. When I have to use it, the turbo does produce sufficient power, but then again, I also drive an SRT 4 Neon and an SRT 8 Challenger.
The oil burning smell is the PCV o-ring leaking oil. I repaired mine myself. But should be covered under warranty?.............SRXtreme

now that I read the last few pages I see others have answered the problem too.
 

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Well................. where do I start now that FCA has pissed me off.

#1 My own fault for not shopping around, being in a rush. Paying about $2000 more than MSRP, because of the Laguna blue paint.
#2 The front and rear bumper covers paint don't match the rest of the car.
#3 The fuel door isn't flush with the body.
#4 The trunk lid body lines and racetrack light does not line up.
#5 PCV leaks oil, repaired myself
#6 rust on RR door jamb, see picture.
#7 engine performance is erratic, really quick one time a dog another. I do have a GFB diviter installed.

On my own onus I should have had most of these issues dealt with by FCA. Now being refused warranty on the rust issue is BS. FCA is going to hate me real soon. I plan to purchase there cheapest car and bring it in for warranty every week. Whether there is a issue or not. I will just bring it in for TSB I find on the net. I will keep and repair my dart myself as overall I love the car.

On a positive note the fuel mileage is amazing on the highway, not so much in town. Boost kills fuel mileage
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This car is super fun to drive and very affordable, however, they are riddled with electrical problems.

Be ready to turn wrenches on this thing. I have fixed several things on mine and some of them im still working on. My A/C no longer works due to a computer issue, and its super frustrating when you replace one part only to find out that wasn't the issue and you just wasted $200 for nothing.


But, super fun to drive. Its a good car if you dont mind working on it.... A lot.............. My 95 nissan truck with 172,000 miles is far more reliable

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I have a 2014. I have had it for almost 3 years now I guess. So far so good. Only problems I have had was the LCD screen reboots in very very cold weather. Happens once of twice a year. Last winter didnt happen at all cause it was warm. The other thing I have is this weird rubbing noise from the front lassenger seat suspenion. Took it to dealer --- they were too dumb or lazy to fix it. Trying to find time to take to another dealer.
 

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I just got a 2015 Dart for my girl with appx 40-45k miles on it....Having issues with it stalling led to discovery of a known oil consumption issue....I'm not looking forward to having TWO cars that use oil too fast. Otherwise it's a very comfortable car for me - I'm 6'3 and all legs so I'm glad to fit comfortably.
 

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The compressor is a valuable tool to have in your car. I always use it to adjust my tire pressures throughout the 4 seasons here. It's much easier than trying to find a gas station that doesn't charge $1.25 in coins to use their air compressor. You can also use it to make sure the spare tire is up to proper tire pressure before using it in an emergency situation.
Agreed, i use mine all the time for air checks/adding. I bought the facory spare and gear as well. I'd never own a car without...period. Thats freakn bizarre.
 

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Has anyone noticed very poor sound quality using AUX and Bluetooth audio - but perfectly fine when listening to a CD? Is it just me?
 

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I have a 2014. I have had it for almost 3 years now I guess. So far so good. Only problems I have had was the LCD screen reboots in very very cold weather. Happens once of twice a year. Last winter didnt happen at all cause it was warm. The other thing I have is this weird rubbing noise from the front lassenger seat suspenion. Took it to dealer --- they were too dumb or lazy to fix it. Trying to find time to take to another dealer.
I have the same issue with my LCD screen. EXCEPT mine doesn't care what the temperature is. I've had it to the dealer and they have replaced it and told me that the radio in the 2014 is real finicky. Most recently, when it reboots, it turns a blinding white. It's a hard task not to crash when driving at night and it does this.
 

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I have the same issue with my LCD screen. EXCEPT mine doesn't care what the temperature is. I've had it to the dealer and they have replaced it and told me that the radio in the 2014 is real finicky. Most recently, when it reboots, it turns a blinding white. It's a hard task not to crash when driving at night and it does this.
the bright white happens to me as well. but only in really bad winters.
 

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AGS are a pain to diagnose.

So far thats my only complaint.

Love the gas mileage and decent pep given the gas mileage is an added bonus.
 

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Had a similar issue. Used white lithium grease and sprayed on top where the black plastic clip is. Didn't over do it but lubbed it well. Went away for about a year. Do it about every 6 months now.

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What are some problems you're having?

Just wondering how many people on here are having some problems with their Darts? Whether it be minor or major, please state what model it is, what engine, what tranny, and how long you've had it (or how many miles)

Thanks in advance :)
2015 1.4l aero. Ddct auto trans. Having a problem with the key getting stuck in the accessory position. Now I need a new trans shifter assembly. TcM replaced under warranty . And new tranny replaced under warranty at 45k miles. As I am in the USA. Currently getting 30mpg combined city/hwy
 

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Anybody have problems with your dart consuming oil I have the perminit fix and it won't cost you anything respond back to this post if u need help
 

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Anybody have problems with your dart consuming oil I have the perminit fix and it won't cost you anything respond back to this post if u need help
I saw your other post, but I don't think this is a permanent fix to this issue. Not all the 2.4s burn oil, so I don't believe it's due to temperature. While results have been good for you, I still have my AGS and do not have these issues. It's worth a shot for some burning minor oil, however there are people burning quarts of oil before they even hit 3000 miles. That just cannot be from heat, that's a manufacture defect that they don't want to own up to. I have a friend who is a master tech at a Dodge dealership and says he has seen hundreds come through with this issue, and after actually dissembling some of the engines, they found that there is excessive scoring on the cylinder walls, probably due to improper installation of the piston rings. This causes excessive blow by in the engine and why people are losing all their oil before they even hit a normal change interval like 5000 miles.

I also say all this because the dealers have had to replace ENTIRE ENGINES for this issue under warranty. If they knew it was just a heat thing, then they would have put a TSB out to adjust how the AGS works or open more often when it's up to temp to reduce heat. From my understanding is these engines performs the best in high heat, which is the reason for that. There also is no issues with the 2.0 engines regarding oil consumption, yet they run at the same temperature and use the same AGS too. I am just here to mention some of these things because while I think it's awesome that these result worked great for you, and it's totally worth a shot for some people to try, I don't think it's the actual solution to the problem.
 

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The scoring ur referring to I'm wondering if it's kinda linked to oil weight maybe or they were not properly broken in when they were built I disabled mine for 1 main reason I live in Phoenix and it already gets hot enough here when I first bought the car I couldn't even touch the hood prop cuz it was so hot and I know heat wears out electrical components expecially at astronomical temps it just doesn't make sense to have one in a place that gets 110 plus degrees 2 or 3 months straight
 

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The scoring ur referring to I'm wondering if it's kinda linked to oil weight maybe or they were not properly broken in when they were built I disabled mine for 1 main reason I live in Phoenix and it already gets hot enough here when I first bought the car I couldn't even touch the hood prop cuz it was so hot and I know heat wears out electrical components expecially at astronomical temps it just doesn't make sense to have one in a place that gets 110 plus degrees 2 or 3 months straight
Totally! I actually do think the car tries to cool itself down when it's warmer. For example, if the engine gets above operating, then it should kick the fan on and open the AGS. I know I have seen this on mine. I actually have LEDs in my grill and I've seen at night when the fan kicked on the AGS opened up. I was like wow that's pretty cool to actually see it moving since it's not something you see or even know it's opening or closing.

Be lucky it's about 100 degrees less than that right now where I am :( lol But that also goes back to this issue, my buddy in the dealer lives in the same state. So we have these harsh winters but also seeing the issue without the hot temps. I really feel like car companies might as well break engines in before they are installed. Or at least full disclose break in procedure for a new car because you know that no one tells people that. And most of the population don't even know that's a thing or why it would need to be done. They think, new car - I don't need to do anything. Also no one reads the manual. I don't even know what the break in procedure is (I think it is in the manual). I know I got mine and didn't really romp on it immediately. But then I kind of got bored and gave a it couple pulls a couple hundred miles later. Which honestly might be why mine doesn't have any issues.
 

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Yeah during the summer my cooling fan never shut off it would start out low and would get higher and higher and higher and would never cool the thing down till I disabled the ags. My dart has 43 thousand on it now and haven't had any issues
 
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