The 2016 Dodge Dart has offered some updates over previous versions of this compact vehicle, but it still lacks reliability, rear seats are small and overall it is unimpressive, according to Consumer Reports.
Some of the features, the automotive research magazine stated, are better than previous versions of this vehicle such as its taut handling. Also, the Connect infotainment system features a 8.4-inch touchscreen that is easy to use.
Car and Driver gives the car 1.5 stars out of 5. The magazine reports the 2016 Dodge Dart has nice design features, but overall the vehicle is disappointing.
This compact car comes equipped with a 160-hp 2.0-liter four, six-speed manual, and front-wheel drive. Optional features are a 160-hp 1.4-liter turbo four and 184-hp 2.4-liter four. There are also 6-speed automatics with the 2.0- and 2.4-liter engines.
So far the 2016 model year has been no where near as problematic as the 2013 and 2014 Dodge Dart has been for car owners. Indeed, Chrysler Group LLC is fight a class action lawsuit involving defective manual transmission clutches in its 2013 and 2014 models. The lawsuit argues that Chrysler knew about the problem and concealed it from owners.
As for the new 2016 models, complaints about a rattling sound in the engine of the 2016 Dodge Dart have upset at least one owner who states it was unfixable.
As for the future, it’s not surprising that Consumer Reports stated that the Dart model is one slated to be discontinued. If you are the owner of a problematic Dodge Dart vehicle it’s important that you document all attempts at getting it repaired and share those documents with a qualified California lemon law attorney. Johnson Attorneys Group provides a free consultation at 800-235-6801.
2016 Dodge Dart Recalls
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) recently announced a recall for certain 1,232 of the model year 2016 Dodge Dart vehicles due to a problem with the electrical system’s software that may increase the risk of a collision. The problem, which affects models made between July 25, 2016 to December 16, 2015, is the powertrain control module. This module monitors the engine’s torque output and the company believes there may be a missing backup layer of software. Cars without this may be unable to prevent an un-commanded torque event.
Lemon Law Help for Dodge Dart Owners — 800-235-6801
Just because you have a problem with your Dodge Dart doesn’t mean it’s a lemon. Under California lemon laws and federal warranties, owners of vehicles who attempt to fix their car more than three times for the same problem or over an extended period of time, may be entitled to compensation if their vehicle is under the manufacturer’s warranty.
You don’t need to guess whether your vehicle qualifies because Johnson Attorneys Group provides a free no risk consultation at 800-235-6801. Our law firm is unique because it also handles personal injury and wrongful death claims when there is a safety defect or product malfunction.