definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,327 miles

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problem #4

Jul 032014


  • 25,197 miles
The tires have a defect all four, Bridgestone turanza brand tire have deep cracks around the outer rim of the tire, it first appeared when the season changed from winter to spring it became very noticeable as it became warmer, unable to pass inspection, with tires less than, 26 thousand miles on them.

- Port Jefferson Station, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 152012


  • 54,100 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the rear passenger tire failed while driving approximately 65 mph. In addition, the rear driver's side tire failed while the vehicle was parked in a residential garage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the tires and located the failure at the valve stem and air pressure sensors, which were corroded due to road salts. The dealer replaced the air pressure sensors and the valves. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the failure was not recalled. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 54,100 and the current mileage was 54,416.

- Baldwinsville , NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 092012

Avenger 4-cyl Diesel

  • 42,010 miles
On 9 June 2012 the vehicle experienced a total loss of pressure to the front driver's side tire at 25 mph. The vehicle was pulled over immediately and the TPMS valve had broken apart and fallen into the tire. The sensor/stem was replaced and the wheel and undamaged tire remounted. On 1 July 2012, the monitoring system indicated that there was low pressure to the rear driver's side tire. The vehicle was traveling at 70 mph on the highway. When monitoring the pressure, the psi was dropping about 1 psi every 5 minutes. The vehicle was pulled into the next rest stop 5 miles later and the stem was coming apart in various places. Air was leaking from the base of the stem. The entire sensor was barely being held onto the wheel by what remained of the outside of the stem. The tire was changed and the vehicle driven back home with a spare. After arriving home, the front passenger side stem was found to have split down the middle but still maintaining pressure. The rear passenger side did not appear to have any damage. On 2 July 2012 all sensors/stems were removed from the vehicle and replaced to avoid any future dangerous failures.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #1

Jul 092011

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
All of my valve stem's on my vehicle had to be replaced due to material defect, I contacted Dodge and reported the defect to them last July (2011). However they failed to take any action on the matter, this past Friday my wife took her 2009 Dodge caliber in for new tires and found 3 out of 4 valve stems were bad on her vehicle as well. I called the local Dodge dealer to find out if the valve stem's had been recalled, I was told they were not and that the cost would be $102 a tire to be repaired. I been told that this is a known problems for this year of vehicle with Dodge.

- Lapeer, MI, USA