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8.6

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$5.00
Average Mileage:
23,057 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. used my own caulking (2 reports)
  3. dealer cleaned out the condensation overflow containers (1 reports)
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2008 Dodge Avenger body / paint problems

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2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 082010

Avenger V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

trunk leakage, water entering the trunk

Man, man ,man, times and times going to the dealership trying to get this resolved was pointless. I purchased the extended warranty that was absolutely pointless. After many trips and no answers i tried replacing all of the washers on the spoiler, but that didn't work either. So when i ran we just don't open the trunk anymore, we just go from the inside of the car to get thing out, yeah sounds like a lot but not getting our things wet when we open it nor our heads if we lean in and plus the smell that it leaves. SMGDH

- , Jackson, TN, USA

problem #6

Mar 172008

Avenger SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

I thought maybe I was doing something wrong. Nope , the bolts that hold the spoiler on are broken and loose, have been since the day I bought the car. I remember the first time I opened my trunk after it rained, I received a complete shower. Tighten up Dodge, you are doing a sh*tty job!

- , Jackson, TN, USA

problem #5

Jul 012010

Avenger XLS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

This is the second time this happened. Water leaked down the passenger side onto the floor, and also on the drivers side onto the floor, so it flooded the floor. Apparently from the overflow condensation tank. The dealer cleaned out the condensation tank and the lines that run from the sun roof and all through the edges of the car, twice, to fix this. Although they didn't bother to shampoo the carpeting, so it was really a horrible stinky mess. This car is a piece of you know what.

- , Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 292008

Avenger RT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

OPENING DECK LID CAUSES WATER TO FLOW DOWN THE LID AND INTO THE TRUNK DURING EVEN MONER RAIN STORMS.

- , Banning, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 232010

Avenger SXT 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles

Go Dodge Arapaho said that this is not covered under the extended warranty and that a new seal would need to be added. So at this point I have not had the money to take this elsewhere to have this problem fixed

- , Aurora, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 022007

Avenger 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles

2008 Dodge Avenger. Every time it rains, the trunk gets really wet. Think Dodge wants to fix that? They claim that we're not closing the trunk properly, or there was an ice build up, they did, however put new weatherstrip on it, course it still hasn't fixed the issue. Now that the warranty is up, I'm not sure what going to happen, but I'm going to try and get it fixed!

Update from Jul 12, 2010: Had to find where is was coming from, right underneath the driver's side tail light. They missed caulking where the body was put together. Used my own caulking to fix

- , Minburn, IA, USA

problem #1

Dec 202007

Avenger R/T 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

Advised dealership a number of times with no resolution to date.

- , Warren, PA, USA

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