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DODGE AVENGER - 2012 DODGE AVENGER Problems & Complaints

 
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by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 179 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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SEAT BELTS

3/22/2017 - EASTPOINTE, MI
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V668000 (SEAT BELTS, AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, 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 MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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AIR BAGS

3/22/2017 - EASTPOINTE, MI
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V668000 (SEAT BELTS, AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, 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 MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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AIR BAGS

3/20/2017 - VENICE, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V668000 (AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS). THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH, ANOTHER VEHICLE RAN A STOP SIGN AND COLLIDED WITH THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG DID NOT DEPLOY. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THAT THE SEAT BELT FAILED TO RESTRAIN HER. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE CONTACT EXPERIENCED MUSCLE STIFFNESS, BACK PAIN, AND BRUISES ON HER CHEST, WHICH REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000.

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SEAT BELTS

3/20/2017 - VENICE, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V668000 (AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS). THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH, ANOTHER VEHICLE RAN A STOP SIGN AND COLLIDED WITH THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG DID NOT DEPLOY. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THAT THE SEAT BELT FAILED TO RESTRAIN HER. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE CONTACT EXPERIENCED MUSCLE STIFFNESS, BACK PAIN, AND BRUISES ON HER CHEST, WHICH REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000.

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STEERING

3/17/2017 - AUBURN, IL
MARCH 12, 2017 HEADING SOUTH, DOWN VETERAN PARKWAY SPRINGFIELD IL. WHEN I NOTICED MY CAR RED 2012 DODHE AVENGER R/T TURNED OFF MID MOTION AROUND 45MPH. NO WARNING!! NO ACCELERATION, NO BRAKES, NO POWER STEARING!? NO CONTROL OF THE CAR! STAYING CALM BUT CLUELESS, I WAS ABLE TO TURN TO A SIDE ROAD AND CAUTIOUSLY TURNED INTO A PARKING LOT NEXT TO OFFICE MAX AND WAITED 1 HR FOR A TOW.STREET NAME ILSE AVE. TOWED TO GREEN DODGE SPRINGFIELD IL THE SAME DAY. MONDAY, MARCH 13 THE TECH DIAGNOSES FUEL PUMP NOT WORKING, (2CD DIAGNOSIS OF FUEL PUMP FAILURE THIS YEAR. 1ST TIME IN JANUARY 2017 TECH DIAGNOSED SHORTAGE IN WIRE TO FUEL PUMP FRIED THE FUEL PUMP. DO THEY ORDERED THE PART AND FIXED THE PROBLEM ( SO THEY THOUGHT) NOW THIS 2CD DIAGNOSIS WAS NEW FUEL PUMP. SO THEY ORDERED THE PART. WELL THE FUEL PUMP WORKED BUT CAR DID NOT RUN. FURTHER DIAGNOSIS BY THE TECH FROM GREEN DODGE, IS FAULTY TIPM MODULE! NOT THE FUEL PUMP, NOT A SHORTAGE IN WIRE FROM PREVIOUS DIAGNOSIS THEY DID. SHOULDN'T THE TIPM SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOTICED THE FIRST TIME. I HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCH ON THE TIPM SETTLEMENT FOR CHRYSLER LAWSUIT FOR INSTALLING FAULTY TIPM MODULES IN THOUSANDS OF VEHICLES AND I BELIEVE THIS INCLUDES MY VEHICLE HERE RED 2012 DODGE AVENGER R/T, AND I BELIEVE GREEN DODGE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME AS A VALUED CUSTOMER AS THEY SAY , MY MONEY , AND MY TIME IN NEED OF HELP! I HAVE PAYED 1400$ ALMOST TO GET THIS PROBLEM FIXED AND ALMOST 3 MONTHS TIME SPAN FOR SAME ISSUE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED THE FIRST TIME!

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

3/17/2017 - AUBURN, IL
MARCH 12, 2017 HEADING SOUTH, DOWN VETERAN PARKWAY SPRINGFIELD IL. WHEN I NOTICED MY CAR RED 2012 DODHE AVENGER R/T TURNED OFF MID MOTION AROUND 45MPH. NO WARNING!! NO ACCELERATION, NO BRAKES, NO POWER STEARING!? NO CONTROL OF THE CAR! STAYING CALM BUT CLUELESS, I WAS ABLE TO TURN TO A SIDE ROAD AND CAUTIOUSLY TURNED INTO A PARKING LOT NEXT TO OFFICE MAX AND WAITED 1 HR FOR A TOW.STREET NAME ILSE AVE. TOWED TO GREEN DODGE SPRINGFIELD IL THE SAME DAY. MONDAY, MARCH 13 THE TECH DIAGNOSES FUEL PUMP NOT WORKING, (2CD DIAGNOSIS OF FUEL PUMP FAILURE THIS YEAR. 1ST TIME IN JANUARY 2017 TECH DIAGNOSED SHORTAGE IN WIRE TO FUEL PUMP FRIED THE FUEL PUMP. DO THEY ORDERED THE PART AND FIXED THE PROBLEM ( SO THEY THOUGHT) NOW THIS 2CD DIAGNOSIS WAS NEW FUEL PUMP. SO THEY ORDERED THE PART. WELL THE FUEL PUMP WORKED BUT CAR DID NOT RUN. FURTHER DIAGNOSIS BY THE TECH FROM GREEN DODGE, IS FAULTY TIPM MODULE! NOT THE FUEL PUMP, NOT A SHORTAGE IN WIRE FROM PREVIOUS DIAGNOSIS THEY DID. SHOULDN'T THE TIPM SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOTICED THE FIRST TIME. I HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCH ON THE TIPM SETTLEMENT FOR CHRYSLER LAWSUIT FOR INSTALLING FAULTY TIPM MODULES IN THOUSANDS OF VEHICLES AND I BELIEVE THIS INCLUDES MY VEHICLE HERE RED 2012 DODGE AVENGER R/T, AND I BELIEVE GREEN DODGE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME AS A VALUED CUSTOMER AS THEY SAY , MY MONEY , AND MY TIME IN NEED OF HELP! I HAVE PAYED 1400$ ALMOST TO GET THIS PROBLEM FIXED AND ALMOST 3 MONTHS TIME SPAN FOR SAME ISSUE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED THE FIRST TIME!

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SERVICE BRAKES

3/17/2017 - AUBURN, IL
MARCH 12, 2017 HEADING SOUTH, DOWN VETERAN PARKWAY SPRINGFIELD IL. WHEN I NOTICED MY CAR RED 2012 DODHE AVENGER R/T TURNED OFF MID MOTION AROUND 45MPH. NO WARNING!! NO ACCELERATION, NO BRAKES, NO POWER STEARING!? NO CONTROL OF THE CAR! STAYING CALM BUT CLUELESS, I WAS ABLE TO TURN TO A SIDE ROAD AND CAUTIOUSLY TURNED INTO A PARKING LOT NEXT TO OFFICE MAX AND WAITED 1 HR FOR A TOW.STREET NAME ILSE AVE. TOWED TO GREEN DODGE SPRINGFIELD IL THE SAME DAY. MONDAY, MARCH 13 THE TECH DIAGNOSES FUEL PUMP NOT WORKING, (2CD DIAGNOSIS OF FUEL PUMP FAILURE THIS YEAR. 1ST TIME IN JANUARY 2017 TECH DIAGNOSED SHORTAGE IN WIRE TO FUEL PUMP FRIED THE FUEL PUMP. DO THEY ORDERED THE PART AND FIXED THE PROBLEM ( SO THEY THOUGHT) NOW THIS 2CD DIAGNOSIS WAS NEW FUEL PUMP. SO THEY ORDERED THE PART. WELL THE FUEL PUMP WORKED BUT CAR DID NOT RUN. FURTHER DIAGNOSIS BY THE TECH FROM GREEN DODGE, IS FAULTY TIPM MODULE! NOT THE FUEL PUMP, NOT A SHORTAGE IN WIRE FROM PREVIOUS DIAGNOSIS THEY DID. SHOULDN'T THE TIPM SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOTICED THE FIRST TIME. I HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCH ON THE TIPM SETTLEMENT FOR CHRYSLER LAWSUIT FOR INSTALLING FAULTY TIPM MODULES IN THOUSANDS OF VEHICLES AND I BELIEVE THIS INCLUDES MY VEHICLE HERE RED 2012 DODGE AVENGER R/T, AND I BELIEVE GREEN DODGE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME AS A VALUED CUSTOMER AS THEY SAY , MY MONEY , AND MY TIME IN NEED OF HELP! I HAVE PAYED 1400$ ALMOST TO GET THIS PROBLEM FIXED AND ALMOST 3 MONTHS TIME SPAN FOR SAME ISSUE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED THE FIRST TIME!

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SEAT BELTS

3/17/2017 - SALEM, NH
COMPLAINT REGARDING NHTSA RECALL S61: POSSIBLE SHORT CIRCUITING FOR AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT AND THERE IS NOT REMEDY FOR IT. WHY AM I DRIVING AROUND A CAR WHERE THE AIR BAGS COULD NOT DEPLOY? THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE AND THE PERSON WHO I TALKED TO REGARDING THE RECALL COULDN'T BE BOTHERED WITH IT. I DON'T AGREE WITH THIS.

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AIR BAGS

3/17/2017 - SALEM, NH
COMPLAINT REGARDING NHTSA RECALL S61: POSSIBLE SHORT CIRCUITING FOR AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT AND THERE IS NOT REMEDY FOR IT. WHY AM I DRIVING AROUND A CAR WHERE THE AIR BAGS COULD NOT DEPLOY? THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE AND THE PERSON WHO I TALKED TO REGARDING THE RECALL COULDN'T BE BOTHERED WITH IT. I DON'T AGREE WITH THIS.

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SEAT BELTS

3/9/2017 - TAHLEQUAH, OK
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V668000 (SEAT BELTS, AIR BAGS). HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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