2015 Dodge Dart owners are becoming frustrated with vehicles that are laden with problems.
Among the many complaints owners have are slow acceleration, problematic transmission and in some cases awkward seats.
By far, however, one of the biggest complaints is the vehicle has been known to suddenly shut off while driving. This can be particularly dangerous for motorists as it can cause a collision. Drivers also complain that accelerating is rough and the compact car can be stubbornly slow. Other issues 2015 Dodge Dart owners have express concerns about are poor oil consumption and various electrical problems.
“When you buy a new car there is an expectation that everything will work as it’s supposed to and it will be reliable,” said Attorney James Johnson. “You do not anticipate repeated trips back to the dealership for repairs.”
Indeed, there are powerful California Lemon Laws enacted to protect consumers who believe they have purchased an inferior or defective vehicle. If the automaker is unable to repair your vehicle or if there have been repeated attempts to fix it, they may be required to repurchase the vehicle or replace it with another one to conform with the car’s express warranty.
There are currently several recalls for certain 2015 Dodge Dart cars.
The first recall was made on December 17, 2014. Chrysler Group LLC identified certain 2015 Dodge Dart Aero cars had problems with its Lowline Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Specifically, the warning light didn’t come on when there was low tire pressure. When this happens the driver will not know their tires are improperly inflated and there’s an increased risk of a collision. The recall affects vehicles made from August 24, 2014 to October 28, 2014. Repairs are offered to owners for free at 800-853-1403.
Another recall was issued for the car in September 2015. Dodge recalled 27,520 2013-2015 Dart vehicles with dual-clutch gearbox problems that were causing the transmissions to suddenly slip out of gear and into neutral. The automaker’s recall sought to replace the defective parts with a redesigned bracket mount and replacement module. Roughly 23,688 of the vehicles with this defect are here in the United States and the rest are in Canada, Mexico and other countries. The vehicles affected were built between Feb. 24, 2012 and June 16, 2015.
In February 2016, the automaker saw problems with the powertrain control modules in certain 2015 and 2016 Dodge Dart vehicles. They identified a problem with the engine torque output and stated that there may be a missing backup layer of software that could prevent drivers from getting sufficient torque when the accelerate or too much leading to a crash.
The problem has resulted in a risk of collision and should be fixed immediately. Roughly 1,200 vehicles here in the United States are subject to the recall. The specific vehicles are the 2016 Dodge Dart cars with 2.0 liter engines and manual transmissions built between July 25, 2015 and December 16, 2015 and the 2015 Dodge Dart vehicles that were serviced between September 15, 2015 and January 12, 2016.
If you are experienced repeated problems or a safety issue with a Dodge Dart or another vehicle, Johnson Attorneys Group is here to help. Call us to request a free legal consultation with one of our experienced Lemon Law Attorneys at 800-235-6801. There is no risk or obligation. Here’s why you shouldn’t wait to call us: Under California Lemon Laws, the attorney’s fees are paid directly by the auto manufacturer and if your case is not successful there are no fees.