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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Dodge Avenger transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 102004

Avenger 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


Transmission jumps in and out of gear when ever it feels like it causing the front tires to lock up and the passengers to be tossed around. It will continully do this until I stop the car then its fine for a minute then it does it again. No matter what I do it keeps happening.

- Wausau, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 032003

Avenger 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The transmission went on my car - 1998 Dodge Avenger, 35,000 miles. 8ak

- Wynantskill, NY, USA

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