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DODGE AVENGER - 2008 DODGE AVENGER Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 633 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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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

1/22/2016 - OLD FORGE, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, IT FAILED TO START. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL PUMP AND THE SADDLE TANK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 81,000.

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ENGINE

1/7/2016 - LOS ANGELES, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. ALSO, THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE DRIVER SEAT SEAT BELT FAILED TO RETRACT AND LATCH, WHICH CAUSED THE WARNING CHIME TO ACTIVATE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

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SEAT BELTS

1/7/2016 - LOS ANGELES, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. ALSO, THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE DRIVER SEAT SEAT BELT FAILED TO RETRACT AND LATCH, WHICH CAUSED THE WARNING CHIME TO ACTIVATE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

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AIR BAGS

1/7/2016 - CARDOVA, TN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED WITHOUT A COLLISION OCCURRING. THE WARNING LIGHT TURNED OFF; HOWEVER; AFTER SOME TIME, THE FAILURE RECURRED AND THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 97,000.

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AIR BAGS

12/28/2015 - GRAND LEDGE, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT'S HUSBAND PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER AND THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG DEPLOYED. THERE WAS NO IMPACT TO THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS DECLARED INOPERABLE TO DRIVE BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY. THE CONTACT NOTIFIED THE MANUFACTURER WHO STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS NOT BELIEVED TO BE A MANUFACTURER DEFAULT. THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT'S HUSBAND RECEIVED ARM INJURIES; HOWEVER, MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS NOT NEEDED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

12/22/2015 - VENICE, FL
HORN STARTED BLARING, LIGHTS WHERE GOING ON AND OFF WHILE SITTING IN PARKING LOT, DRIVEWAY AND WHEN DRIVING. CAR STARTED STALLING WHEN THIS PROBLEM STARTED. TOOK TO DEALER AND WAS TOLD IT WAS THE TIPM. SAW WHERE IN 2008 DODGE/CHRYSLER HAD ISSUE WITH THE TIPM BUT THE 2008 AVENGER WAS LEFT OFF. HAVE SEEN ON DODGE TALK AND MULTIPLE OTHER WEB SITES THAT THE 2008 DODGE AVENGER HAS HAD THIS ISSUE AND DODGE/CHRYSLER IS AWARE OF IT. IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND THEY SHOULD HAVE TO REPAIR THE VEHICLES. CAR CURRENTLY AT VENICE DODGE CHYRSLER DEALERSHIP. 941-493-7986.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

12/22/2015 - VENICE, FL
HORN STARTED BLARING, LIGHTS WHERE GOING ON AND OFF WHILE SITTING IN PARKING LOT, DRIVEWAY AND WHEN DRIVING. CAR STARTED STALLING WHEN THIS PROBLEM STARTED. TOOK TO DEALER AND WAS TOLD IT WAS THE TIPM. SAW WHERE IN 2008 DODGE/CHRYSLER HAD ISSUE WITH THE TIPM BUT THE 2008 AVENGER WAS LEFT OFF. HAVE SEEN ON DODGE TALK AND MULTIPLE OTHER WEB SITES THAT THE 2008 DODGE AVENGER HAS HAD THIS ISSUE AND DODGE/CHRYSLER IS AWARE OF IT. IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND THEY SHOULD HAVE TO REPAIR THE VEHICLES. CAR CURRENTLY AT VENICE DODGE CHYRSLER DEALERSHIP. 941-493-7986.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/22/2015 - VENICE, FL
HORN STARTED BLARING, LIGHTS WHERE GOING ON AND OFF WHILE SITTING IN PARKING LOT, DRIVEWAY AND WHEN DRIVING. CAR STARTED STALLING WHEN THIS PROBLEM STARTED. TOOK TO DEALER AND WAS TOLD IT WAS THE TIPM. SAW WHERE IN 2008 DODGE/CHRYSLER HAD ISSUE WITH THE TIPM BUT THE 2008 AVENGER WAS LEFT OFF. HAVE SEEN ON DODGE TALK AND MULTIPLE OTHER WEB SITES THAT THE 2008 DODGE AVENGER HAS HAD THIS ISSUE AND DODGE/CHRYSLER IS AWARE OF IT. IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND THEY SHOULD HAVE TO REPAIR THE VEHICLES. CAR CURRENTLY AT VENICE DODGE CHYRSLER DEALERSHIP. 941-493-7986.

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VISIBILITY/WIPER

12/18/2015 - BELLEVILLE, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THE WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE TURN SIGNALS FAILED TO ENGAGE. THE CONTACT ALSO DISCOVERED THAT THE WINDSHIELD AND THE HEADLIGHTS FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 111,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/18/2015 - BELLEVILLE, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THE WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE TURN SIGNALS FAILED TO ENGAGE. THE CONTACT ALSO DISCOVERED THAT THE WINDSHIELD AND THE HEADLIGHTS FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 111,000.

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