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DODGE AVENGER - 2008 DODGE AVENGER Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 679 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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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/28/2016 - PILESGROVE, NJ
ETC FAILURE ( ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL ) APPROX. 100,00O ON VEHICLE, HIGHWAY GOING STEADY 65MPH AND LIGHT CAME ON NEAR TOTAL POWER FAILURE. RESTARTED VEHICLE SEEMED TO CLEAR ITSELF. TOOK TO DODGE MECHANIC THE COMPUTER SAYS IT DID NOT HAPPEN.. REPLACED THE (ETC) AND CAR IS STILL NOT OPERATING CORRECTLY..I HAVE ZERO FAITH THAT THE CAR IS SAFE. RESEARCHED THIS ETC ISSUE WHICH SEEMS TO BE WIDESPREAD.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

12/28/2016 - PILESGROVE, NJ
ETC FAILURE ( ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL ) APPROX. 100,00O ON VEHICLE, HIGHWAY GOING STEADY 65MPH AND LIGHT CAME ON NEAR TOTAL POWER FAILURE. RESTARTED VEHICLE SEEMED TO CLEAR ITSELF. TOOK TO DODGE MECHANIC THE COMPUTER SAYS IT DID NOT HAPPEN.. REPLACED THE (ETC) AND CAR IS STILL NOT OPERATING CORRECTLY..I HAVE ZERO FAITH THAT THE CAR IS SAFE. RESEARCHED THIS ETC ISSUE WHICH SEEMS TO BE WIDESPREAD.

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ENGINE

12/28/2016 - PILESGROVE, NJ
ETC FAILURE ( ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL ) APPROX. 100,00O ON VEHICLE, HIGHWAY GOING STEADY 65MPH AND LIGHT CAME ON NEAR TOTAL POWER FAILURE. RESTARTED VEHICLE SEEMED TO CLEAR ITSELF. TOOK TO DODGE MECHANIC THE COMPUTER SAYS IT DID NOT HAPPEN.. REPLACED THE (ETC) AND CAR IS STILL NOT OPERATING CORRECTLY..I HAVE ZERO FAITH THAT THE CAR IS SAFE. RESEARCHED THIS ETC ISSUE WHICH SEEMS TO BE WIDESPREAD.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/10/2016 - SAN ANGELO, TX
WHILE DRIVING A LIGHTNING BOLT IN PARENTHESES SYMBOL POPPED UP ON THE DASH. CAR BEGAN IDLING AND WOULD NOT EXCEED 10 MILES PER HOUR. THEN THE RADIO TURNED OFF AND LIGHTS BEGAN TO DIM. SO I PARKED THE CAR AND TURNED IT OFF. THE CAR WOULD NOT START BACK UP. I GOT IT TOWED TO A LOCAL SHOP FOR A DIAGNOSTIC AND WAS TOLD IT WAS THE BATTERY. SO I GOT IT REPLACED, THAT SAME DAY ABOUT 6 HOURS LATER, THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED. THANK GOD WE WERE NOT ON THE HIGHWAY. I RESEARCHED THE SYMBOL AND A LOT OF RELATED STORIES WERE DISCUSSED. I BELIEVE THERE IS SOME NEED FOR A RECALL BECAUSE OTHERS WEREN'T AS FORTUNATE AS US. PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION BECAUSE LIVES ARE AT STAKE. THANK YOU

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ENGINE

12/10/2016 - SAN ANGELO, TX
WHILE DRIVING A LIGHTNING BOLT IN PARENTHESES SYMBOL POPPED UP ON THE DASH. CAR BEGAN IDLING AND WOULD NOT EXCEED 10 MILES PER HOUR. THEN THE RADIO TURNED OFF AND LIGHTS BEGAN TO DIM. SO I PARKED THE CAR AND TURNED IT OFF. THE CAR WOULD NOT START BACK UP. I GOT IT TOWED TO A LOCAL SHOP FOR A DIAGNOSTIC AND WAS TOLD IT WAS THE BATTERY. SO I GOT IT REPLACED, THAT SAME DAY ABOUT 6 HOURS LATER, THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED. THANK GOD WE WERE NOT ON THE HIGHWAY. I RESEARCHED THE SYMBOL AND A LOT OF RELATED STORIES WERE DISCUSSED. I BELIEVE THERE IS SOME NEED FOR A RECALL BECAUSE OTHERS WEREN'T AS FORTUNATE AS US. PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION BECAUSE LIVES ARE AT STAKE. THANK YOU

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

12/10/2016 - SAN ANGELO, TX
WHILE DRIVING A LIGHTNING BOLT IN PARENTHESES SYMBOL POPPED UP ON THE DASH. CAR BEGAN IDLING AND WOULD NOT EXCEED 10 MILES PER HOUR. THEN THE RADIO TURNED OFF AND LIGHTS BEGAN TO DIM. SO I PARKED THE CAR AND TURNED IT OFF. THE CAR WOULD NOT START BACK UP. I GOT IT TOWED TO A LOCAL SHOP FOR A DIAGNOSTIC AND WAS TOLD IT WAS THE BATTERY. SO I GOT IT REPLACED, THAT SAME DAY ABOUT 6 HOURS LATER, THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED. THANK GOD WE WERE NOT ON THE HIGHWAY. I RESEARCHED THE SYMBOL AND A LOT OF RELATED STORIES WERE DISCUSSED. I BELIEVE THERE IS SOME NEED FOR A RECALL BECAUSE OTHERS WEREN'T AS FORTUNATE AS US. PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION BECAUSE LIVES ARE AT STAKE. THANK YOU

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ENGINE

12/8/2016 - MILWAUKIE, OR
WHEN DRIVING CAR WILL SUDDENLY STALL. THIS HAS HAPPEN GOING UNDER AND OVER 30MPH. HAD SEVERAL TIMES WHERE IT WON'T RESTART. TOWED IT TO MECHANIC, THEY CAN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG. CAR ONLY HAS 50,000 MILES.

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POWER TRAIN

12/8/2016 - MILWAUKIE, OR
WHEN DRIVING CAR WILL SUDDENLY STALL. THIS HAS HAPPEN GOING UNDER AND OVER 30MPH. HAD SEVERAL TIMES WHERE IT WON'T RESTART. TOWED IT TO MECHANIC, THEY CAN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG. CAR ONLY HAS 50,000 MILES.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

11/15/2016 - PALM COAST, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY FAILED TO ACCELERATE AND THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL SENSOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 178,000.

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POWER TRAIN

11/15/2016 - PALM COAST, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY FAILED TO ACCELERATE AND THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL SENSOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 178,000.

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