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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
200,042 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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2008 Dodge Avenger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 132010


  • 512,125 miles


The first one was on August 7th 2010 the car slid and I hit an embankment the brakes did not work we were pretty shook up I messed up the right front tire with the crash the second incident happened on August 13 2010 the cars gear will not shift it is stuck we are trying to fix by looking at the internet it seems this is a common problem because Chrysler used a plastic part for the gear shift spring this is crazy I am still paying off my car please help!

- Arlington , TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 292010


  • 88,000 miles
I went to go get in my car to go to work after returning home 3 hours earlier and my park would not shift out of park. My wife and I took apart the console to find out if anything was jammed in it such as lose change but there wasn't. she decided to go online to do some research and discovered that this has happened to a lot of people. I have 88,000 miles on my 2008 Dodge Avenger but I take great care with maintenance. Of course there has not been a recall but I hope they do. The pink button everyone is referring to we have not tried yet...

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 222009


  • miles
I have an 08 Avenger, I have had it back to the dealership 4 times over the brakes. My brake light is coming on again and when I called customer service, I'm now told it's past the 12 month warranty and it's my problem. I am appalled that Dodge is hiding behind this excuse. Had they fixed it right the first 4 times it wouldn't be an issue now.

- Grand Praire, TX, USA

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