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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,707 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Dodge Avenger body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 172013


  • 126,121 miles


Upon exiting my vehicle I shut my door hitting the key lock on my key chain and realized that my door would not shut causing me to tie a rope to a piece inside the car to keep the door shut.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 222012


  • 80,000 miles
I was traveling Saturday afternoon and the driver's door open during travel. I was only going about 30 miles per hour and I had my seat belt on when this happened so no physical harm or damage occurred just very shaken up. I got out of my car to check the door and noticed that the latch was in the open position and would not lock or latch on. I was forced to drive home holding the door trying to keep it closed by placing my hand through an opened window while I drove. I called the dealership they were not aware of the previous recall and was told that I would have to pay out of pocket. I also contacted contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 and was told that my car had already been repaired so I would have to pay out of pocket to have it repaired again..

- Hermitage, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 252008


  • 0 miles
Im was looking at the crash ratings because I just purchase a 2008 Avenger, if the doors can open with side impact, can you recall the cars to fix this issue, before some one loses a life or what can I do to fix the problem.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

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