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DODGE AVENGER - 2012 DODGE AVENGER Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 193 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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AIR BAGS

6/16/2017 - AUGUSTA, ME
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V668000 (SEAT BELTS, AIR BAGS). THE PART NEEDED FOR THE REPAIR WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO LEE DODGE DEALER LOCATED IN LEWISTON, ME. THE PART WAS UNAVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIR. EACH TIME THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, A DIAGNOSTIC FEE WAS CHARGED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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SEAT BELTS

6/16/2017 - AUGUSTA, ME
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V668000 (SEAT BELTS, AIR BAGS). THE PART NEEDED FOR THE REPAIR WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO LEE DODGE DEALER LOCATED IN LEWISTON, ME. THE PART WAS UNAVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIR. EACH TIME THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, A DIAGNOSTIC FEE WAS CHARGED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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AIR BAGS

6/5/2017 - PARIS, TN
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V668000 (AIR BAGS). THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER DID NOT KNOW WHEN THE PARTS WOULD ARRIVE. THE CONTACT WAS PROVIDED A LOANER VEHICLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

5/20/2017 - CENTER HILL, FL
DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD , MY CARS ENGINE REVVED UP AND STARTED ROLLING BACKWARDS ON A HILL, GOING INTO A DITCH! CAR DOESN'T MOVE, GEAR SHIFT WORKS BUT CAR WON'T MOVE. CALLED TOW TRUCK DRIVER TO CROW CAR HOME

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SEAT BELTS

5/19/2017 - PARIS, TN
S61 SAFETY RECALL IS TAKING TO LONG TO REMEDY! DANGEROUS ISSUE THAT COULD RESULT IN DEATH OR INJURY!

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AIR BAGS

5/19/2017 - PARIS, TN
S61 SAFETY RECALL IS TAKING TO LONG TO REMEDY! DANGEROUS ISSUE THAT COULD RESULT IN DEATH OR INJURY!

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SEAT BELTS

5/19/2017 - PARIS, TN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RECALL NOTICE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V668000 (AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS) WAS RECEIVED IN SEPTEMBER OF 2016. AFTER CONTACTING THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS NEEDED FOR THE RECALL REMEDY WERE STILL NOT AVAILABLE AND NO ESTIMATED TIME FOR RECEIVING THE PARTS COULD BE PROVIDED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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AIR BAGS

5/19/2017 - PARIS, TN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RECALL NOTICE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V668000 (AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS) WAS RECEIVED IN SEPTEMBER OF 2016. AFTER CONTACTING THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS NEEDED FOR THE RECALL REMEDY WERE STILL NOT AVAILABLE AND NO ESTIMATED TIME FOR RECEIVING THE PARTS COULD BE PROVIDED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

5/17/2017 - FT WORTH, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, THE CONTACT OBSERVED SMOKE COMING FROM THE ENGINE AND THE VEHICLE SHOOK VIOLENTLY. THE CONTACT PULLED THE VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD AND THE CHECK ENGINE AND ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE RADIATOR AND COOLANT SYSTEM FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. IN ADDITION, THE ALTERNATOR FAILED AND HAD TO BE REPLACED A MONTH PRIOR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 85,000.

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ENGINE

5/17/2017 - FT WORTH, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, THE CONTACT OBSERVED SMOKE COMING FROM THE ENGINE AND THE VEHICLE SHOOK VIOLENTLY. THE CONTACT PULLED THE VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD AND THE CHECK ENGINE AND ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE RADIATOR AND COOLANT SYSTEM FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. IN ADDITION, THE ALTERNATOR FAILED AND HAD TO BE REPLACED A MONTH PRIOR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 85,000.

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