pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
36,900 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. new rotors and brakes (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace calipers (1 reports)
  4. rotors turned (1 reports)
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This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Dodge dealer.

problem #5

Nov 152013

Avenger SXT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles

Happened 2 times, even with new brakes and rotors. Only about half wear on brake pads or less!

- Amanda M., ABRAMS, WI, US

problem #4

Dec 012011

Avenger R/T 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

Rear passenger caliper caused occasional grinding noise, uneven pad wear, and disc scarring. First started at 36k-37k (after warranty.) Attempted replacing pads and re-greasing of hardware, made no improvement. Brake light is now coming on when braking down hill and a noticeable loss in stopping ability. R/R rear calipers this weekend (replacing as pair,) because of problem will also be replacing pads and discs. Also bleeding and replacing brake fluid. Current millage is ~39k.

If this were the only problem with my Dodge, I would take it with a grain of salt, but it not. I've never bee so screwed over by a car purchase in my life. My first car, a 1999 Ford Taurus that I drove for 130k millage up to just OVER 200k miles, didn't have the constant problems that I am having with this 2009 Dodge Avenger that has LESS than 40k miles. I love driving it, but not enough to justify the costs. Will never buy another Chrysler again and have saved at least two friends who were actually looking at a Dodge and a Jeep from wasting their money.

- daw000x1, San Diego, CA, US

problem #3

Aug 042009

Avenger SXT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles

Major brake shimmer- dealer re-surfaced rotors- Problem went away for about 8000 miles and returned

- speitler, Oceanside, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 122010

Avenger SXT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,200 miles

Car needed new front brakes and rotors after only 8200 miles. Covered under warranty, but should not have happened. I'm not a hard braker. My last car (jeep wrangler) went 12 years without having to replace rotors..

- speitler, Oceanside, NY, USA

problem #1

May 012011

Avenger SXT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles

Dealer will not cover new brakes and rotors again. There is definitely a problem with this car model's brakes. These rotors only lasted approx 13,000 miles. I do not abuse the car. half my driving is done on the parkway-not during rush hour- no major braking... I tried to do the right thing and buy a Dodge when the company was in trouble. Last Chrysler product I ever buy!!! Fortunately I can do the work myself. Hopefully aftermarket rotors and brakes will do better..

- speitler, Oceanside, NY, USA