About Dodge Dart
Dodge Dart is a transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive, 4-door compact sedan manufactured by FCA US LLC from 1960 to 1976 and 2013 to 2016. As people are more interested in closer generation Dodge Dart (PF), thus we will mainly introduce the nameplate resurrected since 2013 model year. The first revival Dart was introduced at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Though it was just reintroduced, the 2013 Dodge Dart was among the five finalists for the 2013 Green Car of the Year awarded by Green Car Journal at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Dodge Dart comes in five submodels: Base SE, SXT, Aero, top-of-the-line Limited and GT as well as two submodels for Chinese market Fiat Viaggio and Fiat Ottimo. Dart features 1.4 L 160 bhp FIRE inline 4-cyinder Turbo gasoline engine produced 184 lb of torque, 2.0 L 160 bhp Tigershark inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine produced 148 lb of torque and 2.4 L Tigershark inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine produced 171 lb of torque. Those engines were attached to 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions and 7-speed automatic transmission (for Chinese market only).
Dodge Dart Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
There is no absolute perfect thing in the world, so it is normal that people have dissatisfactions on Dodge Dart; especially when it begins to have problems after reaching a certain mileage. Here listed are the most common problems:
First, engine stalls and dies while driving or Check Engine Light keeps on. This problem ranked first on Dodge Dart vehicle owners' complaints. They explained that their engines not only stalls and dies or run roughly but also misfire and this situation deteriorated when accelerating. At the same time, a loss in power and fuel efficiency would happen along. If you also noticed above signs, you may have to replace your carburetor float, fuel pump or timing chain tensioner.
Second, cooling system problem. Though this problem would happen eventually, however, Dart owners though it happened prematurely. Not only could find leaking coolant but also could smell sweet odor. At the meanwhile, engine would be overheating as well as Low Coolant Light came on. Overheating engine is very dangerous, you had better check if radiator hose or cooling hose is collapsed or damaged if same situations happened.
As a vehicle is an assembled item, thus every part should be valued. Fog light is designed to help increase visibility especially during adverse conditions such as heavy rain or dense fog, if find any dimming or flickering beams, you should replace the fog light. In order to enjoy pleasant and relaxing atmosphere while driving, you should keep your antenna or antenna mast works properly.
As aftermarket has an inconsistent quality and overwhelming selection, you are advised to choose Dodge Dart OEM parts. We offer a comprehensive selection of Dart genuine parts at the lowest price but with higher quality, reliability and durability.