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DODGE AVENGER - 2008 DODGE AVENGER Problems & Complaints

 
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by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 594 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

6/15/2015 - WARREN, MI
I WAS STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT; ONCE THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN, I STEPPED ON THE GAS TO GO AND THE VEHICLE JERKED LIGHTLY; THE WARNING LIGHT FOR WHICH I NOW KNOW IS THE THROTTLE BODY SENSOR, BLINKED ON AND OFF; I ATTEMPTED TO GIVE IT GAS BUT IT WOULD NOT GO PAST 10 MPH; THE RPMS WENT UP BUT THE SPEEDOMETER WOULD NOT MOVE; I HAVE NOT HAD ANY OTHER ISSUES WITH THE VEHICLE AFTER OWNING IT FOR 5 YEARS WITH REGULAR MAINTENANCE; THE BRAKE DOWN OCCURRED AT 101,700 MILES; THE VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY BEING REPAIRED AT DODGE DEALERSHIP AT A COST OF $530

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/15/2015 - WARREN, MI
I WAS STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT; ONCE THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN, I STEPPED ON THE GAS TO GO AND THE VEHICLE JERKED LIGHTLY; THE WARNING LIGHT FOR WHICH I NOW KNOW IS THE THROTTLE BODY SENSOR, BLINKED ON AND OFF; I ATTEMPTED TO GIVE IT GAS BUT IT WOULD NOT GO PAST 10 MPH; THE RPMS WENT UP BUT THE SPEEDOMETER WOULD NOT MOVE; I HAVE NOT HAD ANY OTHER ISSUES WITH THE VEHICLE AFTER OWNING IT FOR 5 YEARS WITH REGULAR MAINTENANCE; THE BRAKE DOWN OCCURRED AT 101,700 MILES; THE VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY BEING REPAIRED AT DODGE DEALERSHIP AT A COST OF $530

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ENGINE

6/15/2015 - WARREN, MI
I WAS STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT; ONCE THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN, I STEPPED ON THE GAS TO GO AND THE VEHICLE JERKED LIGHTLY; THE WARNING LIGHT FOR WHICH I NOW KNOW IS THE THROTTLE BODY SENSOR, BLINKED ON AND OFF; I ATTEMPTED TO GIVE IT GAS BUT IT WOULD NOT GO PAST 10 MPH; THE RPMS WENT UP BUT THE SPEEDOMETER WOULD NOT MOVE; I HAVE NOT HAD ANY OTHER ISSUES WITH THE VEHICLE AFTER OWNING IT FOR 5 YEARS WITH REGULAR MAINTENANCE; THE BRAKE DOWN OCCURRED AT 101,700 MILES; THE VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY BEING REPAIRED AT DODGE DEALERSHIP AT A COST OF $530

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ENGINE

6/15/2015 - INDIANANNAPOLIS, IN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE'S SPEED DECREASED INDEPENDENTLY TO 20 MPH. THE CONTACT VEERED TO THE EMERGENCY LANE AND SHUT OFF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART, BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER, BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/15/2015 - INDIANANNAPOLIS, IN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE'S SPEED DECREASED INDEPENDENTLY TO 20 MPH. THE CONTACT VEERED TO THE EMERGENCY LANE AND SHUT OFF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART, BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER, BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

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POWER TRAIN

5/6/2015 - TRAIL, OR
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE WINDOW MADE A ABNORMAL NOISE. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE WINDOW FRACTURED WITHIN THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO REPAIRED THE VEHICLE, BUT THE PARTS REPAIRED OR REPLACED WERE UNKNOWN. TWO YEARS AFTER THE INITIAL REPAIR, THE FAILURE RECURRED AND THE DRIVER SIDE WINDOW FRACTURED INTO THE DOOR PANELING. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE WAS DIFFICULT TO SHIFT FROM PARK. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

5/6/2015 - TRAIL, OR
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE WINDOW MADE A ABNORMAL NOISE. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE WINDOW FRACTURED WITHIN THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO REPAIRED THE VEHICLE, BUT THE PARTS REPAIRED OR REPLACED WERE UNKNOWN. TWO YEARS AFTER THE INITIAL REPAIR, THE FAILURE RECURRED AND THE DRIVER SIDE WINDOW FRACTURED INTO THE DOOR PANELING. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE WAS DIFFICULT TO SHIFT FROM PARK. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000.

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VISIBILITY/WIPER

5/4/2015 - STERLING, VA
A FEW THINGS HAVE HAPPENED ALL POINTING TOWARDS A FAILED/FAILING TIPM MODULE. THE FIRST THING WE NOTICED WAS THE CAR WOULD STALL WHILE SITTING STILL IN RUSH HOUR/BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC. THEN IN EARLY 2014 THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS STARTED TURNING OFF DURING SNOW/RAIN STORMS ALMOST CAUSING ACCIDENTS A FEW TIMES THAT WE REPLACED THE WIPERS, WIPER SWITCH AND WIPER MOTOR AND STILL HAVE THE ISSUE RANDOMLY. LAST WEEK THE HORN STARTED TO RANDOMLY GO OFF TO THE POINT THAT I WAS DRIVING TO WORK TODAY AND IT WENT OFF AND DID NOT STOP. SAW THE NHTSA INVESTIGATION INTO CHRYSLERS TIPM'S SO WANTED TO PUT SOMETHING IN BECAUSE I DO NOT SEE THE 2008 AVENGER IN THE LISTS ONLINE AND THIS IS MORE THAN LIKELY A FAILING/FAILED. TIPM. DEALERSHIPS WANT $800-1000 FOR THE REPLACEMENT, ROCKAUTO,COM HAS IT FOR $260 ($200 CORE CHARGE) $460 TOTAL TO GET THE REPLACEMENT PART THEN RETURN THE CORE. I HAVE A FRIEND WITH 2006 DODGE 3500 DIESEL THAT HE HAD TO REPLACE HIS TIPM RECENTLY AND GOT ONE FROM ROCKAUTO.COM AS WELL AND RECOMMENDED THEM AS THE GO TO PLACE GIVEN CHRYSLER'S INABILITY TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THEIR CAR OWNERS OF THE POTENTIAL RISK/HAZARD. I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF MY AVENGER AND BOUGHT IT NEW OCTOBER 2007.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

5/4/2015 - STERLING, VA
A FEW THINGS HAVE HAPPENED ALL POINTING TOWARDS A FAILED/FAILING TIPM MODULE. THE FIRST THING WE NOTICED WAS THE CAR WOULD STALL WHILE SITTING STILL IN RUSH HOUR/BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC. THEN IN EARLY 2014 THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS STARTED TURNING OFF DURING SNOW/RAIN STORMS ALMOST CAUSING ACCIDENTS A FEW TIMES THAT WE REPLACED THE WIPERS, WIPER SWITCH AND WIPER MOTOR AND STILL HAVE THE ISSUE RANDOMLY. LAST WEEK THE HORN STARTED TO RANDOMLY GO OFF TO THE POINT THAT I WAS DRIVING TO WORK TODAY AND IT WENT OFF AND DID NOT STOP. SAW THE NHTSA INVESTIGATION INTO CHRYSLERS TIPM'S SO WANTED TO PUT SOMETHING IN BECAUSE I DO NOT SEE THE 2008 AVENGER IN THE LISTS ONLINE AND THIS IS MORE THAN LIKELY A FAILING/FAILED. TIPM. DEALERSHIPS WANT $800-1000 FOR THE REPLACEMENT, ROCKAUTO,COM HAS IT FOR $260 ($200 CORE CHARGE) $460 TOTAL TO GET THE REPLACEMENT PART THEN RETURN THE CORE. I HAVE A FRIEND WITH 2006 DODGE 3500 DIESEL THAT HE HAD TO REPLACE HIS TIPM RECENTLY AND GOT ONE FROM ROCKAUTO.COM AS WELL AND RECOMMENDED THEM AS THE GO TO PLACE GIVEN CHRYSLER'S INABILITY TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THEIR CAR OWNERS OF THE POTENTIAL RISK/HAZARD. I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF MY AVENGER AND BOUGHT IT NEW OCTOBER 2007.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

5/4/2015 - STERLING, VA
A FEW THINGS HAVE HAPPENED ALL POINTING TOWARDS A FAILED/FAILING TIPM MODULE. THE FIRST THING WE NOTICED WAS THE CAR WOULD STALL WHILE SITTING STILL IN RUSH HOUR/BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC. THEN IN EARLY 2014 THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS STARTED TURNING OFF DURING SNOW/RAIN STORMS ALMOST CAUSING ACCIDENTS A FEW TIMES THAT WE REPLACED THE WIPERS, WIPER SWITCH AND WIPER MOTOR AND STILL HAVE THE ISSUE RANDOMLY. LAST WEEK THE HORN STARTED TO RANDOMLY GO OFF TO THE POINT THAT I WAS DRIVING TO WORK TODAY AND IT WENT OFF AND DID NOT STOP. SAW THE NHTSA INVESTIGATION INTO CHRYSLERS TIPM'S SO WANTED TO PUT SOMETHING IN BECAUSE I DO NOT SEE THE 2008 AVENGER IN THE LISTS ONLINE AND THIS IS MORE THAN LIKELY A FAILING/FAILED. TIPM. DEALERSHIPS WANT $800-1000 FOR THE REPLACEMENT, ROCKAUTO,COM HAS IT FOR $260 ($200 CORE CHARGE) $460 TOTAL TO GET THE REPLACEMENT PART THEN RETURN THE CORE. I HAVE A FRIEND WITH 2006 DODGE 3500 DIESEL THAT HE HAD TO REPLACE HIS TIPM RECENTLY AND GOT ONE FROM ROCKAUTO.COM AS WELL AND RECOMMENDED THEM AS THE GO TO PLACE GIVEN CHRYSLER'S INABILITY TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THEIR CAR OWNERS OF THE POTENTIAL RISK/HAZARD. I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF MY AVENGER AND BOUGHT IT NEW OCTOBER 2007.

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