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DODGE AVENGER - 2008 DODGE AVENGER Problems & Complaints

 
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by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 775 complaints filed for the 2008 DODGE AVENGER

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2008 DODGE AVENGER. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2008 DODGE AVENGER, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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SEAT BELTS

11/15/2018 - NORCROSS, GA
I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND THE AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY AND THE SEATBELT DID NOT RESTRAIN ME. I HIT THE STEERING WHEEL REALLY HARD. I HAVE CHEST PAINS, AND MIGRAINES. I AM NOW WAITING FOR MY MRI RESULTS. I WAS DRIVING ON A CITY STREET ABOUT TO GET ON THE HIGHWAY. MY CAR WAS TOTALED OUT BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY UPDATED 12/11/18

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

11/15/2018 - CHICAGO, IL
WHEN I FIRST PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE THE ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON , I ASKED THE SALES PERSON WHY AND HE SAID HE HASN+T BEEN DROVE IN A WHILE . HE TOOK IT FOR A RIDE AND WHEN HE CAME BACK THE LIGHT WAS OFF . A WEEK LATER IT CAME BACK ON AND I TOOK IT TO AUTO ZONE THEY SAID IT WAS THE IGNITION COIL . I FIXED THAT AND IT STILL COMES UP RANDOMLY. NOW MY CAR STILL SOUNDS HORRIBLE WHEN I START IT AND I HAVE TO REPLACE THE STARTER AND I+VE BARLEY HAD THE CAR SINCE MARCH . ALSO MY CAR TURNS OFF RANDOMLY NOW WHILE I+M IN A REVERSE MOTION. HAPPENS FREQUENTLY. ALSO THE TIRE PRESSURE LIGHT IS ON AND WON+T GO AWAY . I REPLACED TIRES AND THEY SAY IT+S A SENSOR. A LOT OF PROBLEMS AND THE SALES PERSON NEVER TOLD ME THERE WAS ANY RECALLS ON THIS VEHICLE.

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ENGINE

11/15/2018 - CHICAGO, IL
WHEN I FIRST PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE THE ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON , I ASKED THE SALES PERSON WHY AND HE SAID HE HASN+T BEEN DROVE IN A WHILE . HE TOOK IT FOR A RIDE AND WHEN HE CAME BACK THE LIGHT WAS OFF . A WEEK LATER IT CAME BACK ON AND I TOOK IT TO AUTO ZONE THEY SAID IT WAS THE IGNITION COIL . I FIXED THAT AND IT STILL COMES UP RANDOMLY. NOW MY CAR STILL SOUNDS HORRIBLE WHEN I START IT AND I HAVE TO REPLACE THE STARTER AND I+VE BARLEY HAD THE CAR SINCE MARCH . ALSO MY CAR TURNS OFF RANDOMLY NOW WHILE I+M IN A REVERSE MOTION. HAPPENS FREQUENTLY. ALSO THE TIRE PRESSURE LIGHT IS ON AND WON+T GO AWAY . I REPLACED TIRES AND THEY SAY IT+S A SENSOR. A LOT OF PROBLEMS AND THE SALES PERSON NEVER TOLD ME THERE WAS ANY RECALLS ON THIS VEHICLE.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

11/15/2018 - CHICAGO, IL
WHEN I FIRST PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE THE ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON , I ASKED THE SALES PERSON WHY AND HE SAID HE HASN+T BEEN DROVE IN A WHILE . HE TOOK IT FOR A RIDE AND WHEN HE CAME BACK THE LIGHT WAS OFF . A WEEK LATER IT CAME BACK ON AND I TOOK IT TO AUTO ZONE THEY SAID IT WAS THE IGNITION COIL . I FIXED THAT AND IT STILL COMES UP RANDOMLY. NOW MY CAR STILL SOUNDS HORRIBLE WHEN I START IT AND I HAVE TO REPLACE THE STARTER AND I+VE BARLEY HAD THE CAR SINCE MARCH . ALSO MY CAR TURNS OFF RANDOMLY NOW WHILE I+M IN A REVERSE MOTION. HAPPENS FREQUENTLY. ALSO THE TIRE PRESSURE LIGHT IS ON AND WON+T GO AWAY . I REPLACED TIRES AND THEY SAY IT+S A SENSOR. A LOT OF PROBLEMS AND THE SALES PERSON NEVER TOLD ME THERE WAS ANY RECALLS ON THIS VEHICLE.

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ENGINE

11/13/2018 - SOUTH JORDAN, UT
WHILE DRIVING THE CAR STALLS THE ELECTRICAL DOES NOT SHUT OFF BUT I LOOS THE ABILITY TO ACCELERATE BUT THE CAR STARTS BACK UP IMMEDIATELY THIS HAPPENS IN THE MIDDLE OF INTERSECTIONS, ON THE FREEWAY AND WHILE TURNING.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

11/13/2018 - SOUTH JORDAN, UT
WHILE DRIVING THE CAR STALLS THE ELECTRICAL DOES NOT SHUT OFF BUT I LOOS THE ABILITY TO ACCELERATE BUT THE CAR STARTS BACK UP IMMEDIATELY THIS HAPPENS IN THE MIDDLE OF INTERSECTIONS, ON THE FREEWAY AND WHILE TURNING.

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SEAT BELTS

11/5/2018 - HIGH POINT, NC
THE CONTACT OWNED A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, THE CONTACT DROVE OFF THE ROAD AND CRASHED INTO A CEMENT BARRIER IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID A CRASH WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY AND THE SEAT BELTS FAILED TO OPERATE AS INTENDED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED A SEVERE CONCUSSION, BLEEDING ON THE BRAIN, A SPRAINED ANKLE, A FRACTURED NOSE, FRACTURED RIBS, AND SEVERE BACK TRAUMA. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS REQUIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED AND TOWED TO A RECOVERY FACILITY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 187,000. SEE ALSO 11139251. .

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AIR BAGS

11/5/2018 - HIGH POINT, NC
THE CONTACT OWNED A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, THE CONTACT DROVE OFF THE ROAD AND CRASHED INTO A CEMENT BARRIER IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID A CRASH WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY AND THE SEAT BELTS FAILED TO OPERATE AS INTENDED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED A SEVERE CONCUSSION, BLEEDING ON THE BRAIN, A SPRAINED ANKLE, A FRACTURED NOSE, FRACTURED RIBS, AND SEVERE BACK TRAUMA. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS REQUIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED AND TOWED TO A RECOVERY FACILITY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 187,000. SEE ALSO 11139251. .

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AIR BAGS

10/9/2018 - HIGH POINT, NC
TAKATA RECALL- I HAVE BEEN IN TWO ACCIDENTS WITH MY DODGE AVENGER 08. FIRST WAS WHEN I HIT A DEER MY ENTIRE BODY WAS SLAMMED INTO THE STEERING COLUMN, KNEW OUT TEETH AND BROKE BONES MONTHS AGO, NO AIRBAG DEPLOYED NOR DID NOT SEAT BELT ENGAGE. THE CAR WAS IN MOTION TRAVELING ABOUT 40 MILES AN HOUR. THE SECOND ACCIDENT WAS RUN OFF THE ROAD BY A VAN TRAVELING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD COMING AT ME. I HAD TO SERVE HARD RIGHT, I ENDED UP IN A DEEP DITCH IN WHICH I SLAMMED INTO A CEMENT WASHY AGAIN NO AIRBAG, NO SEAT BELT, HIT MY HEAD SO HARD I WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS, SEVERE FACIAL TRAUMA, BACK, NECK AND HEAD. STILL HAVE NO SHORT TERM MEMORY AS WELL AS SEVERE BACK PAIN THIS HAS RUINED MY LIFE. INVALID VIN CONSUMER STATED SHE WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE CAR AND THERE WAS NO FATALITY. UPDATED 10/18/18 SEE ALSO ODI 11149522. .

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SEAT BELTS

10/9/2018 - HIGH POINT, NC
TAKATA RECALL- I HAVE BEEN IN TWO ACCIDENTS WITH MY DODGE AVENGER 08. FIRST WAS WHEN I HIT A DEER MY ENTIRE BODY WAS SLAMMED INTO THE STEERING COLUMN, KNEW OUT TEETH AND BROKE BONES MONTHS AGO, NO AIRBAG DEPLOYED NOR DID NOT SEAT BELT ENGAGE. THE CAR WAS IN MOTION TRAVELING ABOUT 40 MILES AN HOUR. THE SECOND ACCIDENT WAS RUN OFF THE ROAD BY A VAN TRAVELING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD COMING AT ME. I HAD TO SERVE HARD RIGHT, I ENDED UP IN A DEEP DITCH IN WHICH I SLAMMED INTO A CEMENT WASHY AGAIN NO AIRBAG, NO SEAT BELT, HIT MY HEAD SO HARD I WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS, SEVERE FACIAL TRAUMA, BACK, NECK AND HEAD. STILL HAVE NO SHORT TERM MEMORY AS WELL AS SEVERE BACK PAIN THIS HAS RUINED MY LIFE. INVALID VIN CONSUMER STATED SHE WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE CAR AND THERE WAS NO FATALITY. UPDATED 10/18/18 SEE ALSO ODI 11149522. .

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