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DODGE AVENGER - 2008 DODGE AVENGER Problems & Complaints

 
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by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 690 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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Air Bags (71) Equipment (4) Other (2) Service Brakes Electric (3) Unknown Or Other (23)
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Engine And Engine Cooling (61) Latches Locks Linkages (21) Service Brakes (8) Tires (19)

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ENGINE

3/13/2017 - FREDERICKSBURG, TX
"TAKATA RECALL " RECENT AND ONGOING PROBLEM WITH MY 08 DODGE AVENGER IS THE AIRBAG LIGHT HAS BEEN COMING ON RANDOMLY, FROM START UP AND WHILE DRIVING. AIRBAG HAS NEVER DEPLOYED OR NO INJURIES TO VEHICLE, HAS BEEN ON AND OFF SINCE LAST YEAR. OIL PRESSURE LIGHT WAS ALSO ON, GOT THE OIL PRESSURE SENSOR REPLACED, WOULD START OFF FROM START UP AND WOULD COME ON AND OFF CONSTEADLY. FRONT DRIVERSSEATBELT ALSO STOPPED RETRACTING HAVE RECENTLY HAD THAT CHANGED AS WELL. THE TPMS LIGHT HAS BEEN ON FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS NOW, TURNS ON AT START UP AND STAYS ON WHILE DRIVING. THE ENGINE LIGHT HAS ALSO BEEN ON FOR AWHILE NOW TOO, FROM START UP AND WHILE DRIVING, JUST STAYS ON, SINCE A FEW MONTHS OF VEHICLE PURCHASE, WAS ACTUALLY STILL MAKING PAYMENTS WHEN I TOOK IT IN FOR SERVICE FOR THE ENGINE LIGHT, CAME OFF AND BACK ON 2 MONTHS LATER, BEEN STRUGGLING WITH IT EVERY SINCE. JUST HAVE LEARNED TO LIVE WITH THE ENGINE LIGHT ON AND TPMS LIGHT ON AS WELL. HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THE ALTERNATOR 3 TIMES ON THIS CAR ALREADY TOO. MY CAR DRIVES FINE NOW, DON'T WANT TO JUST KEEP IGNORING THE PROBLEM, WOULD REALLY LIKE THAT FIXED.

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SEAT BELTS

3/13/2017 - FREDERICKSBURG, TX
"TAKATA RECALL " RECENT AND ONGOING PROBLEM WITH MY 08 DODGE AVENGER IS THE AIRBAG LIGHT HAS BEEN COMING ON RANDOMLY, FROM START UP AND WHILE DRIVING. AIRBAG HAS NEVER DEPLOYED OR NO INJURIES TO VEHICLE, HAS BEEN ON AND OFF SINCE LAST YEAR. OIL PRESSURE LIGHT WAS ALSO ON, GOT THE OIL PRESSURE SENSOR REPLACED, WOULD START OFF FROM START UP AND WOULD COME ON AND OFF CONSTEADLY. FRONT DRIVERSSEATBELT ALSO STOPPED RETRACTING HAVE RECENTLY HAD THAT CHANGED AS WELL. THE TPMS LIGHT HAS BEEN ON FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS NOW, TURNS ON AT START UP AND STAYS ON WHILE DRIVING. THE ENGINE LIGHT HAS ALSO BEEN ON FOR AWHILE NOW TOO, FROM START UP AND WHILE DRIVING, JUST STAYS ON, SINCE A FEW MONTHS OF VEHICLE PURCHASE, WAS ACTUALLY STILL MAKING PAYMENTS WHEN I TOOK IT IN FOR SERVICE FOR THE ENGINE LIGHT, CAME OFF AND BACK ON 2 MONTHS LATER, BEEN STRUGGLING WITH IT EVERY SINCE. JUST HAVE LEARNED TO LIVE WITH THE ENGINE LIGHT ON AND TPMS LIGHT ON AS WELL. HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THE ALTERNATOR 3 TIMES ON THIS CAR ALREADY TOO. MY CAR DRIVES FINE NOW, DON'T WANT TO JUST KEEP IGNORING THE PROBLEM, WOULD REALLY LIKE THAT FIXED.

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AIR BAGS

3/13/2017 - FREDERICKSBURG, TX
"TAKATA RECALL " RECENT AND ONGOING PROBLEM WITH MY 08 DODGE AVENGER IS THE AIRBAG LIGHT HAS BEEN COMING ON RANDOMLY, FROM START UP AND WHILE DRIVING. AIRBAG HAS NEVER DEPLOYED OR NO INJURIES TO VEHICLE, HAS BEEN ON AND OFF SINCE LAST YEAR. OIL PRESSURE LIGHT WAS ALSO ON, GOT THE OIL PRESSURE SENSOR REPLACED, WOULD START OFF FROM START UP AND WOULD COME ON AND OFF CONSTEADLY. FRONT DRIVERSSEATBELT ALSO STOPPED RETRACTING HAVE RECENTLY HAD THAT CHANGED AS WELL. THE TPMS LIGHT HAS BEEN ON FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS NOW, TURNS ON AT START UP AND STAYS ON WHILE DRIVING. THE ENGINE LIGHT HAS ALSO BEEN ON FOR AWHILE NOW TOO, FROM START UP AND WHILE DRIVING, JUST STAYS ON, SINCE A FEW MONTHS OF VEHICLE PURCHASE, WAS ACTUALLY STILL MAKING PAYMENTS WHEN I TOOK IT IN FOR SERVICE FOR THE ENGINE LIGHT, CAME OFF AND BACK ON 2 MONTHS LATER, BEEN STRUGGLING WITH IT EVERY SINCE. JUST HAVE LEARNED TO LIVE WITH THE ENGINE LIGHT ON AND TPMS LIGHT ON AS WELL. HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THE ALTERNATOR 3 TIMES ON THIS CAR ALREADY TOO. MY CAR DRIVES FINE NOW, DON'T WANT TO JUST KEEP IGNORING THE PROBLEM, WOULD REALLY LIKE THAT FIXED.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

3/8/2017 - RUSSELL, PA
SPRING BROKE , CAR STUCK IN PARK...

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

3/1/2017 - LAKE VILLAGE, IN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000.

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POWER TRAIN

2/27/2017 - CHANDLER, AZ
WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH OUR CAR LATELY. FIRST PROBLEM WE HAD WAS WITH OUR ALARM SYSTEM. THE ALARM HAS GONE OFF ON US BOTH WHEN THE CAR IS OFF AND WHEN THE CAR IS ON. THE HORN STARTS AND WON'T GO OFF UNTIL AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES NO MATTER WHAT WE DO. WE HAVE TRY TURNING IT OF WITH OUR KEY ALARM, TURNING THE CAR ON AND OFF, UNLOCKING THE DOORS BUT NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK. YESTERDAY WE WERE DRIVING OUR CAR AND THE CAR STALL AND WE WERE LUCKING TO BE ABLE TO PULL TO THE SIDE SAFETLY SINCE WE WERE COMING TO A STOP. AFTER A COUPLE ATTEMPTS, WE GOT THE CAR BACK ON AND RUNNING. I HAVE SEARCH THIS PROBLEM AND I FOUND THAT IT COULD BE THE TPMS. AS TO WHAT WE HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE CAR LATELY, WE ARE ALMOST SURE IT IS THIS. WE CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIP AND WE WERE TOLD THAT THIS RECALL WAS PERFORM BACK IN APRIL OF 2008 AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THE CAR IS GOING THROUGH NOW AND WILL NOT REPLACE THE PART FOR US AGAIN. CAN YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THE DEALERSHIP IS REQUIRED TO SWITCH THIS PART FOR US AGAIN SINCE OUR CAR IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE OR IF WE WOULD HAVE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2/27/2017 - CHANDLER, AZ
WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH OUR CAR LATELY. FIRST PROBLEM WE HAD WAS WITH OUR ALARM SYSTEM. THE ALARM HAS GONE OFF ON US BOTH WHEN THE CAR IS OFF AND WHEN THE CAR IS ON. THE HORN STARTS AND WON'T GO OFF UNTIL AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES NO MATTER WHAT WE DO. WE HAVE TRY TURNING IT OF WITH OUR KEY ALARM, TURNING THE CAR ON AND OFF, UNLOCKING THE DOORS BUT NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK. YESTERDAY WE WERE DRIVING OUR CAR AND THE CAR STALL AND WE WERE LUCKING TO BE ABLE TO PULL TO THE SIDE SAFETLY SINCE WE WERE COMING TO A STOP. AFTER A COUPLE ATTEMPTS, WE GOT THE CAR BACK ON AND RUNNING. I HAVE SEARCH THIS PROBLEM AND I FOUND THAT IT COULD BE THE TPMS. AS TO WHAT WE HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE CAR LATELY, WE ARE ALMOST SURE IT IS THIS. WE CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIP AND WE WERE TOLD THAT THIS RECALL WAS PERFORM BACK IN APRIL OF 2008 AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THE CAR IS GOING THROUGH NOW AND WILL NOT REPLACE THE PART FOR US AGAIN. CAN YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THE DEALERSHIP IS REQUIRED TO SWITCH THIS PART FOR US AGAIN SINCE OUR CAR IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE OR IF WE WOULD HAVE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

2/27/2017 - CHANDLER, AZ
WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH OUR CAR LATELY. FIRST PROBLEM WE HAD WAS WITH OUR ALARM SYSTEM. THE ALARM HAS GONE OFF ON US BOTH WHEN THE CAR IS OFF AND WHEN THE CAR IS ON. THE HORN STARTS AND WON'T GO OFF UNTIL AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES NO MATTER WHAT WE DO. WE HAVE TRY TURNING IT OF WITH OUR KEY ALARM, TURNING THE CAR ON AND OFF, UNLOCKING THE DOORS BUT NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK. YESTERDAY WE WERE DRIVING OUR CAR AND THE CAR STALL AND WE WERE LUCKING TO BE ABLE TO PULL TO THE SIDE SAFETLY SINCE WE WERE COMING TO A STOP. AFTER A COUPLE ATTEMPTS, WE GOT THE CAR BACK ON AND RUNNING. I HAVE SEARCH THIS PROBLEM AND I FOUND THAT IT COULD BE THE TPMS. AS TO WHAT WE HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE CAR LATELY, WE ARE ALMOST SURE IT IS THIS. WE CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIP AND WE WERE TOLD THAT THIS RECALL WAS PERFORM BACK IN APRIL OF 2008 AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THE CAR IS GOING THROUGH NOW AND WILL NOT REPLACE THE PART FOR US AGAIN. CAN YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THE DEALERSHIP IS REQUIRED TO SWITCH THIS PART FOR US AGAIN SINCE OUR CAR IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE OR IF WE WOULD HAVE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2/21/2017 - OTHO, IA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE MECHANIC WAS ABLE TO RETRIEVE SEVERAL FAULT CODES. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V152000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM); HOWEVER, THE FREE REPAIR FAILED TO REMEDY THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 145,428.

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VISIBILITY/WIPER

2/20/2017 - MARYSVILLE, WA
WINDSHIELD WIPERS WORK INTERMITTENTLY, WHEN THE SWITCH IS ON THEY WILL TURN OFF AND ON BY THEMSELVES. FAST TO SLOW AND SLOW TO FAST. CAUSES VERY DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. THIS HAPPENS WHEN CAR IS MOVING, OBVIOUSLY IN RAINY CONDITIONS. MOST RECENT ACCURATE 2-20-17 HIGHWAY AND CITY STREETS.

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