2013 Dodge Dart is Loaded With 60 Available Safety

Kathy Graham
Kristin Starnes
2013 Dodge Dart is Loaded With More Than 60 Available Safety and Security Features,
Including Segment-exclusive Features like Rear Cross Path Detection
2013 Dodge Dart offers 10 standard air bags, unsurpassed in the compact sedan class
Dart starts with a strong foundation, a body that has a high-strength steel content of 68 percent, one of the
highest in the industry
January 9, 2012, Auburn Hills, Mich. - Safety and security were at the forefront in the development of the all-new
2013 Dodge Dart. The new Dart was engineered with more than 60 available safety and security features, all
designed to give drivers and passengers peace of mind when traveling. The Dodge Dart starts with a strong
foundation constructed with 68-percent high-strength steel. Engineers then added both active and passive safety
features. Among them, 10 standard airbags, which is unsurpassed in the compact car segment. They include:
Dual-stage, adaptive venting, front driver and passenger air bags
Front-seat-mounted pelvic and thorax air bags
Rear-seat-mounted pelvic air bags
Front driver and passenger knee air bags
All-row side-curtain air bags
The 2013 Dodge Dart is the only car in its class to offer Rear Cross Path Detection.
The Dart also features standard four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes on all models, electronic stability control, electronic
roll mitigation, available ParkView® rear back-up camera that displays on an 8.4-inch touchscreen monitor and
ParkSense® rear park assist. These features and more all work to protect passengers in the event of a crash. Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) allow for a child safety seat to be placed in any of the three rear seating
Standard and available safety and security features on the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart include:
All-speed traction control system: Part of the standard anti-lock brake system (ABS), helps keep
driving wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or during all speeds by applying individual
brakes alone or in combination with engine torque limitation to prevent wheel slip
Anti-lock, four-channel braking system: Senses and prevents wheel lockup independently at all four
wheels, offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions. The fourchannel system monitors the speed of each wheel individually and allows individual wheel braking for
superior control, as well as provides backup braking in the unlikely event that one of the two braking
circuits would fail. (Four-wheel disc brakes standard on all models)
Auto-dimming rear view mirror: Detects and reduces glare from rearward headlamps without driver
Automatic headlamps: Detects dim driving conditions or when the Dodge Dart is being driven in a
tunnel and turns on the headlamps without driver intervention
Automatic Humidity Sensor: Enables the Dodge Dart’s automatic temperature control (ATC) system to
measure humidity inside the vehicle and provide a fog-free windshield automatically without driver
Belt Alert: Activates a chime and/or illuminates an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver and
front passenger to buckle up if the Dodge Dart is driven without belted front-seat occupants
Blind-spot Monitoring: Uses dual ultra-wideband radar sensors to aid the driver when changing lanes
or if being passed by or passing unseen vehicles. The system notifies the driver of a vehicle in their blind
spot via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
Brake Assist: In an emergency brake situation, the system applies maximum braking power, minimizing
the stopping distance
Brake-lock differential system (BLDS): Allows the vehicle to maintain forward motion if one or two
wheels lose traction by selectively and aggressively applying brakes to the spinning wheels
Brake Override: When a disagreement exists between the throttle and the brake, the brake signal
causes the engine controller to reduce engine power, allowing the operator to stop the Dodge Dart
Brake/Park interlock: Prevents the Dodge Dart from being shifted out of “Park” unless the brake pedal
is applied
Brake-traction control system (BTCS): Helps to keep driving wheels from spinning during acceleration
from a stop or during slow speeds by applying individual brakes to the slipping wheel(s)
Child-protection rear door locks: Disables the rear doors’ inside-release handle by adjusting a small
lever on the door-shut face
Driver’s side knee air bag: Located below the instrument panel, the knee air bag deploys when the
driver air bag deploys and is designed to properly position the occupant during impact and offer additional
lower leg protection
Dual-stage front air bags: Inflate with a force appropriate to the severity of the impact. In addition, the
Dart’s passenger air bag is designed to deploy at varying inflation rated based on the occupant’s
position. Both meet FMVSS 208 advanced air bag requirements for smaller, out-of-position occupants
Electronic brake-force distribution: Assists the driver to optimize stopping distances and control under
all vehicle loading conditions by regulating braking pressure front-to-rear
Electronic roll mitigation (ERM): An extension of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Uses input from
ESC sensors to anticipate if the vehicle is at risk of entering a potential roll situation then reacts
immediately, applying the brakes individually and modulating throttle position as needed to attempt
avoiding a roll situation
Electronic stability control (ESC): Enhances driver control and helps maintain directional stability under
all conditions. Provides the benefit in critical driving situations, such as turns, and is valuable when driving
on mixed surface conditions, including snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible difference between
driver input through the steering wheel and the Dart’s path, ESC applies selective braking and throttle
input to guide the Dart back on to the driver’s intended path
Emergency trunk release: A glow-in-the-dark release handle that may be activated in the event of an
adult or child being inadvertently trapped inside the trunk
Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and
reach occupants in the event of an accident by turning on the interior lighting and unlocking doors after air
bag deployment. Also shuts off flow of fuel to the engine
Express up/down power windows: One-touch powered express up/down window button located on the
driver and front passenger doors
Front and rear crush zones: Designed to compress during an accident to absorb energy from an
impact, which decreases transfer of that energy to occupants
Front passenger knee air bag: Located below the instrument panel, the knee air bag deploys when the
passenger air bag deploys and is designed to properly position the occupant during impact and offer
additional lower leg protection
Front seat-belt active load limiters: Designed to optimize the chest loading in an impact event
Front seat-belt pretensioners: During a collision, impact sensors initiate front seat-belt pretensioners to
remove slack in the seat belt system, thereby reducing the forward movement of the occupant’s head
and torso
Front-seat-mounted air bags: Deploy for enhanced thorax protection during a side impact
• Head restraints: Included at all three rear seat positions
High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps: Provide approximately three times the light output of
conventional reflector lamps for improved nighttime illumination
High-strength steel, 68 percent: Hot stamped-, high-strength- and ultra-high-strength steel are used to
construct a lightweight, modern solid vehicle architecture
Hill-start Assist: Prevents the Dodge Dart from rollback and assists drivers when starting from a stop on
a hill by maintaining the level of brake pressure applied for a short period of time after a driver’s foot is
removed from the brake pedal
Intrusion alarm (Ultrasonic Intrusion Alarm): The ultrasonic intrusion alarm provides an increased level of
security beyond a traditional alarm. The intrusion sensor monitors glass breakage, vehicle shock
(bumping) and vehicle attitude (towing) changes
Keyless Enter ’n Go: When an individual enters the Dodge Dart, electronic sensors detect if the vehicle
key fob is present. This will then allow the individual to push a button to start the Dodge Dart without
having to insert the key into the ignition (The driver must apply the brake pedal when starting the car).
The sensors also allow the deck lid to open without use of pressing the key fob
LATCH: is designed to ease installation of compatible aftermarket child seats
LED taillamps: Provide dual function illumination (brake, stop, turn and running light functions) with
harmonious and consistent illumination throughout the taillamp due to individual illumination points
Lock on Sync tire pressure monitors: Tire pressure monitoring system self-learns tire position after
rotation or if tire is moved to a new location
Navigation system: Easy-to-use maps with audible turn-by-turn directions, more than 6 million points of
interest and lane guidance
Occupant Restraint Controller: Detects an impact and determines whether a crash is severe enough to
trigger air bag deployment and whether the primary or secondary stage inflation is sufficient. In addition,
the controller detects side impacts and determines whether the rail-curtain and side seat-mounted (thorax
protection) airbags should deploy. Engagement of front seat-belt pretensioners are also managed
through the controller
ParkSense rear park assist: Assists at low speeds in reverse to detect stationary objects. Consists of
audible warnings for the driver and has a display in the instrument cluster’s Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)
ParkView rear backup camera: Provides a wide-angle view on the navigation screen of the area
immediately behind the Dodge Dart, giving the driver greater peace of mind before reversing at low
speeds. The display features grid lines to help the driver when maneuvering into parking spaces or
narrow areas. The image is displayed on the 8.4-inch touch screen when the transmission is shifted into
Rain-sensitive wipers: A driver convenience feature that automatically senses moisture on the Dart’s
windshield and activates wipers
Rainy Brake Support: The system uses the ESC pump to occasionally push brake pads lightly against
brake rotors in rainy conditions in order to keep rotors dry and assure maximum braking performance
under wet conditions
Reactive head restraints: Activate in the event of a rear collision. Restraints are designed to reduce
injuries by minimizing the gap between the head restraint and the passenger’s head
Ready Alert Braking: The system anticipates situations when the driver may initiate an emergency
brake stop and uses the ESC pump to set brake pads against rotors in order to decrease the time
required for full brake application
Rear Cross Path Detection: In parking lot situations, this system warns drivers backing out of parking
spaces of traffic moving toward their vehicle. It activates any time the Dodge Dart is in Reverse. The
driver is notified of vehicle(s) crossing behind the vehicle via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror and
with a driver-selected audible chime
Rear-seat-mounted air bags: Deploy for enhanced pelvis protection during a side impact
Remote keyless entry: Locks and unlocks doors and turns on interior lamps. If the vehicle is equipped
with the optional security alarm, the remote also arms and disarms that system
Safety cage body structure: Protects occupants by managing and controlling energy in the event of an
Security alarm: Deters vandalism and theft, frequently lowering insurance premiums. System protects
the vehicle from theft by monitoring door-ajar switches and the ignition circuit for unauthorized entry
Sentry Key® engine immobilizer: Uses a key fob that has an embedded transponder with a preprogrammed security code to shut off the engine after a few seconds and discourage vehicle theft
Side-curtain air bags: Full-length side-curtain air bags extend protection to all outboard front- and rearseat passengers. Each side air bag has its own impact sensors that autonomously trigger the air bag on
the side where an impact occurs. This type of air bag is housed in the headliner just above the side
Side guard door beams: In front and rear doors provide occupant protection during a side impact
SiriusXM Travel Link: Provides passengers with real-time information and entertainment to make every
trip more efficient and safe
SmartBeam® headlamps: Headlamp system adjusts to ambient light and oncoming traffic to deliver
maximum lighting
Tilt-and-telescoping steering column: Allows steering column to tilt and move toward or away from the
driver to achieve a safe and comfortable distance from the advanced multi-stage front driver air bag, if
Three-point seat belts at all positions: Front and all rear seating positions have lap and shoulder belts
Tire-pressure monitoring system: Informs driver when tire pressure is too low. Pressure-sensor
modules within the valve stems of all four road wheels send continuous radio-frequency signals to a
receiver and the system
Trailer-sway control: Reduces trailer sway and improves handling in adverse towing conditions caused
by crosswinds and traffic. The system monitors the vehicle’s movement relative to the driver’s intended
path, then applies alternating brake pressure to slow the vehicle and then increases the pressure on one
front wheel in order to counteract the sway induced by the trailer
Turn signals on exterior mirrors: Visually signals other drivers warning of a turn or lane change
• Uconnect Touch: Integrates world-class infotainment and convenience technologies to keep
passengers connected, comfortable and safe
Uconnect Voice Command: An in-vehicle, voice-activated communication system that allows drivers to
operate a Bluetooth® compatible phone with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. When the
Bluetooth phone is initially connected, the contact list is automatically downloaded, synchronizing as
many as 1,000 phone book entries, which can then be selected by simply saying a contact name. It also
allows drivers to switch radio modes, tune to AM/FM and SiriusXM Satellite Radio stations and request
real-time information (such as fuel prices) from SiriusXM Travel Link using natural voice commands. The
handsfree option promotes safety, freedom, value and flexibility
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