hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,450 miles

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problem #7

Mar 022018


  • 159,777 miles
The 2008 Dodge aveneger had 6 recalls. My 2009 Dodge Avenger is doing everything the 08 was recalled for.

- Fowlerville, MI, USA

problem #6

Mar 222018


  • 142,648 miles
I was driving out of the city on a street that changes from 25 to 35 mph, I begin to accelerate and the car stalls and the etc light illuminates. Then with more force on the pedal it only goes up to 10 to 15 mph. The car shakes and begins to act weird hard to stop to make a turn into a parking lot. Iżve almost was forced while braking to pulled in front of cars out of my control due to the jumping and shaking of the car. I then let it turn off after parking. I shut off all electric devices running on the car. I then turn of the fan for ac and heat. I then contact a local independent mechanic. The car was driven back with no stalling no limp mode but the light was still one. Once in the shop he ran the codes all 4 codes came on for etc but the light then goes off. Then it was cleared for a solid 30 minutes. I then drive home from the shop no light until 5 minutes after and no stalling at the time and parked my car in my driveway. I called the mechanic to let him know of the problem had occurred again. Working on price for me to repair. Iżve seen posted that this is a common issue and happens randomly to people. I also see that the one part was later upgraded. Suggesting the original etc is faulty. I contacted Chrysler and was told this is a common issue and that there is no recall currently but I may or may not get a letter in the mail. I asked if there is an investigation or a recall going on and was told that she would not know of this information. Yet this was the recall number for Chrysler. I would not doubt they were aware of this and covered it up with the upgraded part to hide the fact that it was faulty from the beginning.

- York, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 152013


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated while driving various speeds, the vehicle suddenly lost acceleration power. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the throttle body and alternator had failed. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- West Dennis , MA, USA

problem #4

Oct 292013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 127,926 miles
Driving down the road and out of the blue my RPM shoots almost to the red and felt like it had the hiccups. Got to work and had the guys to put it on the computer and its giving a power up at speed code. This has been going on for long enough. Sometime the check engine comes on and sometimes it don't. when it does this it scares me and my children. Nobody is sure what the powering up at speed means and what part will fix it.

- New Albany, MS, USA

problem #3

Apr 112012

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The vehicle stalls, and the engine revs up when braking, it lists a misfire on the code reader. Not sure what this is but the internet says it may be a need for a reprogram the transmission/PCM. If it needs reprogrammed that should be a recall! this is a safety issue when braking to have the engine rev.

- Carroll, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 082013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the engine failed to start the and electronic throttle control light illuminated. Additionally, the rpms would not increase over 2,000 when driving at least 55 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed but to no avail. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 48,000.

- Harrisville, RI, USA

problem #1

Oct 072013


  • 43,801 miles
Notice RPM / mph would rev-up...did not think much of it till I notice, having to apply brake S harder when coming to a stop becuase the car was still acceraling while I was appling pressure to brake. Notice when taking off from a complete stop or partial stop, car would stumble (RPM would drop to zero --just as to stall). Check eng. Light came on took car directly to service repair shop -code P2017(intake runner valuve error)-replace intak mainfold- (488445aj). Less then 4 hours of pick up, same problem but worst. Back to auto service center they found nothing (no codes, no errors, no warning lights). Took 2009 Avenger to a dealship-told them - driving issues I was having & no warning lights. They came back with same error "foudn cel on found intake mainifold runner value stuck), I told them I just had part replaced. They told me the part is defected, to keep my orignal warranty in place it took car back to auto service center which did the orig, job- place part 2 times (maniffold intake -kit) each time the car cont. W/ same driving issues but the last one - no codes/error after running a scan test, car was still stumbling from take off & RPM/mph rev-up when break & coming to a stop it jerks in a forward motion. Back to dealership - they stated could not find any problems. Pick up car -still same issues, car will be on its way back to a dogde dealership service dept. I feel this issue has gotten to the point of being a safey issue after serveral times not being albe to stop and car trying to stall as I try and cross major roadway. One last issue which I have notice while driving hwy mostly I notice my RPM drop and pop right back up, speed also but not as bad. All the issues appears to be something is sticking and if its the manifold -what can you do if you can only use Dodge parts - replacement(3-X's) within a 3 wks time. Plz advise Dodge to review.

- Friendswood, TX, USA