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DODGE AVENGER - 2012 DODGE AVENGER Problems & Complaints

 
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by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 85 complaints filed for the 2012 DODGE AVENGER

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2012 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 2012 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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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

4/27/2015 - PHILA, PA
WHEN I TURN ON HEAT OR AIR IT MAKE A ON GOING NOISE WHILE ON. WHEN AIR IS ON IT MAKES ONGOING NOISE AND LEAK S WATER UNDERNEATH GLOVE COMPARTMENT.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

4/27/2015 - YANKTON , SD
2012 DODGE AVENGER. UPON USING THE VENT CONTROLS FOR THE HEATER OR AIR CONDITIONER, A KNOCKING NOISE PROGRESSED NEAR THE AREA OF THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT. HEATING CORE FAILED & HAD TO BE REPLACED, ALSO PROBLEM WITH FUEL LINE, DEALER HAS REPLACED HEATING CORE AND FUEL LINE. KNOCKING NOISE APPEARS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM AMONG DODGE AVENGERS, APPROPRIATE RECALL TO FIX HEATING/AIR COMPRESSOR SHOULD BE DONE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/27/2015 - YANKTON , SD
2012 DODGE AVENGER. UPON USING THE VENT CONTROLS FOR THE HEATER OR AIR CONDITIONER, A KNOCKING NOISE PROGRESSED NEAR THE AREA OF THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT. HEATING CORE FAILED & HAD TO BE REPLACED, ALSO PROBLEM WITH FUEL LINE, DEALER HAS REPLACED HEATING CORE AND FUEL LINE. KNOCKING NOISE APPEARS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM AMONG DODGE AVENGERS, APPROPRIATE RECALL TO FIX HEATING/AIR COMPRESSOR SHOULD BE DONE.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

3/13/2015 - CORDELE, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. UPON USING THE VENT CONTROLS FOR THE HEATER OR AIR CONDITIONER, A KNOCKING NOISE PROGRESSED NEAR THE AREA OF THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT. THE CONTACT ALSO INDICATED THAT WATER POURED IN EXCESS WHEN THE TRUNK WAS OPENED AND THAT THERE MAY BE A POTENTIAL LEAK WITHIN A SEAL. ALSO, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE DOOR HANDLE WAS DETERIORATING WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INSPECTED OR DIAGNOSED. THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V282000 (AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE WHEN THE PART WOULD BECOME AVAILABLE TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

3/13/2015 - CORDELE, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. UPON USING THE VENT CONTROLS FOR THE HEATER OR AIR CONDITIONER, A KNOCKING NOISE PROGRESSED NEAR THE AREA OF THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT. THE CONTACT ALSO INDICATED THAT WATER POURED IN EXCESS WHEN THE TRUNK WAS OPENED AND THAT THERE MAY BE A POTENTIAL LEAK WITHIN A SEAL. ALSO, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE DOOR HANDLE WAS DETERIORATING WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INSPECTED OR DIAGNOSED. THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V282000 (AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE WHEN THE PART WOULD BECOME AVAILABLE TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20,000.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

3/12/2015 - CLARKSBURG, WV
RADIATOR AND HEATER CORE REPLACED. NO HEAT TO THE PASSENGER SIDE OF VEHICLE

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

3/12/2015 - CLARKSBURG, WV
NO HEAT TO THE PASSENGER SIDE OF VEHICLE. HEATER CORE NEEDS REPLACED.

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TIRES

3/9/2015 - LUGOFF, SC
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER EQUIPPED WITH CONTINENTAL CONTI PRO CONTACT TIRES, TIRE SIZE: 225/55/R17 97H, DOT NUMBER GP003XY 4411. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH, THE REAR DRIVER SIDE TIRE BECAME DEFLATED. THE TIRE WAS REPLACED. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT STATED THAT SIX MONTHS LATER AFTER A FRONT TO REAR ROTATION, THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE TIRE AND THE REAR DRIVER SIDE TIRE BECAME FLAT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A TIRE SHOP, WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT SIDEWALL SPLIT AND THE TIRES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE TIRES WERE NOT REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE VEHICLE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 13,287 AND THE TIRE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 13,250.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

3/4/2015 - AMHERST, WI
DRIVING HOME FROM WORK AT 5:40 PM, 3 DEER RAN OUT AND AFTER SLAMMING ON BRAKES THE LAST ONE WAS STRUCK, HEAD ON. THE HOOD BUCKLED AND THE ENTIRE ENGINE OF THE CAR IMPLODED IN FLAMES. NO AIRBAGS WENT OFF AND THE CAR IMMEDIATELY DIED. I WAS ABLE TO PULL CAR OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND GET OUT OF CAR HOWEVER, THE CAR BURNED COMPLETELY. THE CAR ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND THE ENGINE, WINDOWS, ENTIRE INSIDE, EVERYTHING BURNED. THERE IS NO DASH, NO STEERING WHEEL, SEATS, FRONT TIRES, ETC ARE GONE. THERE IS VERY LITTLE LEFT AND THE MANUFATURER HAD AN INVESTIGATION DONE AND WILL NOT TELL ME WHY THIS HAPPENED. MY HUSBAND HAS A 2014 AVENGER AND WE WANT TO KNOW IF IT IS SAFE. BUT WERE TOLD MY MANUFACTURER REPRESENTATIVE THEY WOULD NOT TELL ME BECAUSE THEY WOULD NOT WANT IT OUT IN THE PUBLIC.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

3/4/2015 - AMHERST, WI
DRIVING HOME FROM WORK AT 5:40 PM, 3 DEER RAN OUT AND AFTER SLAMMING ON BRAKES THE LAST ONE WAS STRUCK, HEAD ON. THE HOOD BUCKLED AND THE ENTIRE ENGINE OF THE CAR IMPLODED IN FLAMES. NO AIRBAGS WENT OFF AND THE CAR IMMEDIATELY DIED. I WAS ABLE TO PULL CAR OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND GET OUT OF CAR HOWEVER, THE CAR BURNED COMPLETELY. THE CAR ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND THE ENGINE, WINDOWS, ENTIRE INSIDE, EVERYTHING BURNED. THERE IS NO DASH, NO STEERING WHEEL, SEATS, FRONT TIRES, ETC ARE GONE. THERE IS VERY LITTLE LEFT AND THE MANUFATURER HAD AN INVESTIGATION DONE AND WILL NOT TELL ME WHY THIS HAPPENED. MY HUSBAND HAS A 2014 AVENGER AND WE WANT TO KNOW IF IT IS SAFE. BUT WERE TOLD MY MANUFACTURER REPRESENTATIVE THEY WOULD NOT TELL ME BECAUSE THEY WOULD NOT WANT IT OUT IN THE PUBLIC.

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