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DODGE AVENGER - 2012 DODGE AVENGER Problems & Complaints

 
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by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 135 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 (43) Exterior Lighting (4) Seat Belts (4) Structure (10) Vehicle Speed Control (7)
Electrical System (36) Fuel Propulsion System (2) Service Brakes (10) Suspension (8) Visibility (5)
Electronic Stability Control (7) Fuel System Gasoline (3) Service Brakes Hydraulic (2) Tires (1) Visibility Wiper (6)
Engine (22) Power Train (17) Steering (9) Unknown Or Other (9) Wheels (2)
Engine And Engine Cooling (2)

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ENGINE

6/20/2016 - KENDALL, NY
POOR HEATING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE. SLUDGE BUILDS UP IN THE COOLING SYSTEM AND RESTRICTS COOLANT FLOW TO THE HEATER CORE CAUSING LOSS OF HEAT IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. LOSS OF HEAT ALSO EFFECTS THE ABILITY TO DE-ICE OR PREVENT ICE AND SNOW BUILD UP ON THE WINDSHIELD IN COLD WEATHER OPERATION. THIS CAN CREATE A HAZARDOUS CONDITION AS VISIBILITY IS GREATLY REDUCED. CHRYSLER GROUP LLC HAS NO CAUSE FOR THE SLUDGE FORMATION. THE ONLY RESOLUTION IS TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR, OIL COOLER, HEATER CORE AND RADIATOR CAP AFTER COMPLETELY FLUSHING THE COOLING SYSTEM. THIS IS TO BE DONE AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE AND CAN COST OVER $2500.

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POWER TRAIN

6/10/2016 - YPSILANTI, MI
KNOCKING SOUND COMING FROM PASSENGER SIDE DASH, FOUND TO BE AIR BLEND DOOR. KNOCKING OCCURS INTERMITTENTLY BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER ENGINE START. VEHICLE HAS ALSO LOST HEAT TO THE PASSENGER SIDE, DUE TO BUILDUP OF "SLUDGE" IN THE HEATER CORE. THE LOSS OF HEAT TO THE PASSENGER SIDE CREATES THE IN-ABILITY TO DE-FROST/DE-FOG WINDSHIELD AND COULD POSE A SAFETY RISK TO DRIVING CONDITIONS IN LOW TEMPERATURES OR HIGH HUMIDITY. CURRENTLY CUSTOMERS ARE BEING ASKED TO PAY A COST RANGING FROM $1,200-$2,000 TO REPLACE THE HEATER CORE, COOLANT FLUSH, AND BLEND DOOR REPLACEMENT. ISSUE SEEMS TO BE RELATED TO POWERTRAIN MANUFACTURING (WHERE ELSE WOULD SLUDGE/DEBRIS COME FROM IN HEATER CORE?) BUT THIS ISSUE IS NOT BEING COVERED UNDER WARRANTY...

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/6/2016 - BRONX, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO START THE VEHICLE, THE AIR BAG LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V282000 (AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) AND STATED THAT 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 MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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AIR BAGS

6/6/2016 - BRONX, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO START THE VEHICLE, THE AIR BAG LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V282000 (AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) AND STATED THAT 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 MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

5/17/2016 - BOWLING GREEN, KY
I TOOK MY CAR TO THE DODGE DEALERSHIP TO BE DIAGNOSE BECAUSE OF WINDSHIELD WIPER NOT WORKING PROPERLY. WHEN WIPERS ARE TURN ON THEY WOULD RANDOMLY STOP OUT OF NO WHERE THEN TAKE SEVERAL SECONDS SOMETIMES MINUTES BEFORE COMING BACK ON, THE DIAGNOSTIC CAME BACK INTERNAL SHORT IN TIPM. I'VE NOTICED IN MANY RESEARCH ONLINE THERE HAS BEEN MANY RECALLS AND PROBLEM REGARDING TIPM FROM DODGE, JEEP, CHRYSLER. ALSO I'VE HAD SHORTAGE IN MY POWER WINDOW NOT WANTING TO WORK BUT WILL EVENTUALLY START AGAIN AND AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON ALL THOSE COULD BE RELATED TO THE BAD TIPM. THE FIRST TIME I'D NOTICED THE WINDSHIELD WIPER NOT WORKING I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK ON A RAINING NIGHT ON THE PARK WAY DOING 65MPH WITH A SEMI TRUCK IN FRONT OF ME THEN OUT OF NO WHERE THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS GOT STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WINDSHIELD I COULD NOT SEE BECAUSE IT WAS RAINING KIND OF HARD SO I HAD TO DRIVE 20MPH WITH MY EMERGENCY FLASHES ON BECAUSE I WAS LESS THEN A HALF OF MILE FROM MY EXIT THEN I PULLED OVER AT THE FIRST STORE OFF THE EXIT. THE OTHER SCENARIO WITH THE WINDOWS NOT ROLLING DOWN I WAS ON MY WAY TO THE DOCTOR MY DRIVER SIDE WINDOW WAS DOWN WHEN I PULLED UP TO THE PARKING LOT IT WOULDN'T ROLL BACK UP AFTER I LEFT THE DOCTOR I GOT HOME 5 HOURS LATER I DECIDED TO GIVE IT ANOTHER TRY IT WAS WORKING FIND. MY AIR BAG LIGHT HAS BEEN ON FOR ABOUT 4MONTHS NOW AND I'VE NOTICE THERE'S BEEN RECALLS ON MY VEHICLE ABOUT THE AIR BAG.

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AIR BAGS

5/17/2016 - BOWLING GREEN, KY
I TOOK MY CAR TO THE DODGE DEALERSHIP TO BE DIAGNOSE BECAUSE OF WINDSHIELD WIPER NOT WORKING PROPERLY. WHEN WIPERS ARE TURN ON THEY WOULD RANDOMLY STOP OUT OF NO WHERE THEN TAKE SEVERAL SECONDS SOMETIMES MINUTES BEFORE COMING BACK ON, THE DIAGNOSTIC CAME BACK INTERNAL SHORT IN TIPM. I'VE NOTICED IN MANY RESEARCH ONLINE THERE HAS BEEN MANY RECALLS AND PROBLEM REGARDING TIPM FROM DODGE, JEEP, CHRYSLER. ALSO I'VE HAD SHORTAGE IN MY POWER WINDOW NOT WANTING TO WORK BUT WILL EVENTUALLY START AGAIN AND AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON ALL THOSE COULD BE RELATED TO THE BAD TIPM. THE FIRST TIME I'D NOTICED THE WINDSHIELD WIPER NOT WORKING I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK ON A RAINING NIGHT ON THE PARK WAY DOING 65MPH WITH A SEMI TRUCK IN FRONT OF ME THEN OUT OF NO WHERE THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS GOT STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WINDSHIELD I COULD NOT SEE BECAUSE IT WAS RAINING KIND OF HARD SO I HAD TO DRIVE 20MPH WITH MY EMERGENCY FLASHES ON BECAUSE I WAS LESS THEN A HALF OF MILE FROM MY EXIT THEN I PULLED OVER AT THE FIRST STORE OFF THE EXIT. THE OTHER SCENARIO WITH THE WINDOWS NOT ROLLING DOWN I WAS ON MY WAY TO THE DOCTOR MY DRIVER SIDE WINDOW WAS DOWN WHEN I PULLED UP TO THE PARKING LOT IT WOULDN'T ROLL BACK UP AFTER I LEFT THE DOCTOR I GOT HOME 5 HOURS LATER I DECIDED TO GIVE IT ANOTHER TRY IT WAS WORKING FIND. MY AIR BAG LIGHT HAS BEEN ON FOR ABOUT 4MONTHS NOW AND I'VE NOTICE THERE'S BEEN RECALLS ON MY VEHICLE ABOUT THE AIR BAG.

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VISIBILITY/WIPER

5/17/2016 - BOWLING GREEN, KY
I TOOK MY CAR TO THE DODGE DEALERSHIP TO BE DIAGNOSE BECAUSE OF WINDSHIELD WIPER NOT WORKING PROPERLY. WHEN WIPERS ARE TURN ON THEY WOULD RANDOMLY STOP OUT OF NO WHERE THEN TAKE SEVERAL SECONDS SOMETIMES MINUTES BEFORE COMING BACK ON, THE DIAGNOSTIC CAME BACK INTERNAL SHORT IN TIPM. I'VE NOTICED IN MANY RESEARCH ONLINE THERE HAS BEEN MANY RECALLS AND PROBLEM REGARDING TIPM FROM DODGE, JEEP, CHRYSLER. ALSO I'VE HAD SHORTAGE IN MY POWER WINDOW NOT WANTING TO WORK BUT WILL EVENTUALLY START AGAIN AND AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON ALL THOSE COULD BE RELATED TO THE BAD TIPM. THE FIRST TIME I'D NOTICED THE WINDSHIELD WIPER NOT WORKING I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK ON A RAINING NIGHT ON THE PARK WAY DOING 65MPH WITH A SEMI TRUCK IN FRONT OF ME THEN OUT OF NO WHERE THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS GOT STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WINDSHIELD I COULD NOT SEE BECAUSE IT WAS RAINING KIND OF HARD SO I HAD TO DRIVE 20MPH WITH MY EMERGENCY FLASHES ON BECAUSE I WAS LESS THEN A HALF OF MILE FROM MY EXIT THEN I PULLED OVER AT THE FIRST STORE OFF THE EXIT. THE OTHER SCENARIO WITH THE WINDOWS NOT ROLLING DOWN I WAS ON MY WAY TO THE DOCTOR MY DRIVER SIDE WINDOW WAS DOWN WHEN I PULLED UP TO THE PARKING LOT IT WOULDN'T ROLL BACK UP AFTER I LEFT THE DOCTOR I GOT HOME 5 HOURS LATER I DECIDED TO GIVE IT ANOTHER TRY IT WAS WORKING FIND. MY AIR BAG LIGHT HAS BEEN ON FOR ABOUT 4MONTHS NOW AND I'VE NOTICE THERE'S BEEN RECALLS ON MY VEHICLE ABOUT THE AIR BAG.

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AIR BAGS

4/5/2016 - KILLEEN, TX
CAR HAS ONLY 50,000 MILES AND HAVE HAD TO REPLACE RACK AND PINION SEVEN MONTHS AGO. NOW THE CLOCK SPRING IS BAD IN STEERING RESULTING IN BORROWED TIME FOR AIR BAG. SO, IF WE DO NOT REPLACE THIS FOR THE COST OF $500, MY AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, RESULTING IN POSSIBLE DEATH. THIS ISSUE NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITH DODGE AVENGERS (2012). THERE SHOULD BE NO REASON MY STEERING WHEEL SHOULD HAVE THIS MANY ISSUES STARTING AT 35,000 MILES AND STILL CONTINUING. IF AN AIR BAG DOES NOT DEPLOY UPON IMPACT AND MYSELF, OR MY CHILD, OR SOMEONE DIES AS A RESULT OF THE FAULTY CLOCK SPRING AND AIR BAGS, IT WILL NOT BE A VERY GOOD SITUATION. THIS ISSUE NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT IMMEDIATELY. MY CAR IS CURRENTLY AT THE DODGE AUTO SHOP AND I PURCHASED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY FROM MASTERTECH WHEN I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE, BUT APPARENTLY, MY WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER AIR BAGS. THIS IS SOMETHING I FEEL THAT NEEDS TO BE COVERED ON ALL WARRANTIES, PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE WORTH COVERING. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS SAFETY ISSUE WITH MY CAR, AND OTHERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU.

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STEERING

4/5/2016 - KILLEEN, TX
CAR HAS ONLY 50,000 MILES AND HAVE HAD TO REPLACE RACK AND PINION SEVEN MONTHS AGO. NOW THE CLOCK SPRING IS BAD IN STEERING RESULTING IN BORROWED TIME FOR AIR BAG. SO, IF WE DO NOT REPLACE THIS FOR THE COST OF $500, MY AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, RESULTING IN POSSIBLE DEATH. THIS ISSUE NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITH DODGE AVENGERS (2012). THERE SHOULD BE NO REASON MY STEERING WHEEL SHOULD HAVE THIS MANY ISSUES STARTING AT 35,000 MILES AND STILL CONTINUING. IF AN AIR BAG DOES NOT DEPLOY UPON IMPACT AND MYSELF, OR MY CHILD, OR SOMEONE DIES AS A RESULT OF THE FAULTY CLOCK SPRING AND AIR BAGS, IT WILL NOT BE A VERY GOOD SITUATION. THIS ISSUE NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT IMMEDIATELY. MY CAR IS CURRENTLY AT THE DODGE AUTO SHOP AND I PURCHASED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY FROM MASTERTECH WHEN I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE, BUT APPARENTLY, MY WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER AIR BAGS. THIS IS SOMETHING I FEEL THAT NEEDS TO BE COVERED ON ALL WARRANTIES, PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE WORTH COVERING. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS SAFETY ISSUE WITH MY CAR, AND OTHERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU.

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AIR BAGS

3/18/2016 - RIDGECREST, CA
THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. FEW DAYS LATER BEGAN HEARING A CLICKING UNDER THE DASHBOARD BEHIND THE GLOVE BOX. RECEIVED NOTICE FOR RECALL. DUE TO LOCATION NEAREST DODGE DEALERSHIP IS 2 HOURS AWAY. DECIDED TO WAIT. A SHORT TIME LATER, THE CAR BEGAN TO LOSE POWER BRIEFLY INTERMITTENTLY. ONCE AGAIN, DUE TO LOCATION DECIDED TO WAIT. TWO DAYS AGO THE CAR STALLED COMPLETELY WHILE TRAVELING AT 45 MILES PER HOUR. NO STEERING, NO BRAKES, NOTHING. SCARED ME. TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE LOCALLY TO LOOK AT IT. TODAY IT DIED IN THE MIDDLE OF A VERY BUSY INTERSECTION. ONCE AGAIN, COMING TO THE INTERSECTION THE CAR DROPPED BELOW 1,000 RPMS AND THEN DIES.

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