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1.9

hardy worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,803 miles

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2008 Dodge Avenger engine problems

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2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Aug 012011

Avenger

  • 65,000 miles

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

Problem 1) the air bag lights would come on intermitently. Problem 2) the engine stalls intermitently, especially on rainy days. Problem 3) the front speakers sounded cracked or damaged and then over a short period of time the left speaker quit and the right speaker is majorly distorted. I might add this is not due to over cranking the stereo. This is due to cheap/inadequate quality speakers used.

- Laurel, DE, USA

problem #26

Oct 132013

Avenger

  • 80,104 miles
Every time it rains and I drive the vehicle at stop light or a any complete stop. Engine starts stalling. Then cuts off. This issue has gone for about 4 months only when it rains. Check engine comes on with code P2004( manifold runner bank 1 stuck open.) I have replaced the the whole manifold with new parts I bought from from Dodge dealer. Check engine light doesn't go away after trying to delete code. I was told that I had to go to Dodge dealer to get it reprogram which will cost me. Should have to pay to get reprogram if I exchange parts on the car.

- Blackstone, VA, USA

problem #25

Jul 252013

Avenger

  • 94,000 miles
When proceeding from a complete stop, my car stalls. It is in the drive mode and is trying to go but can't. and it is starting to do it more often than not. I thought it may have had something to do with my brakes, since they were squeaking, but I have since gotten them repaired and the stalling continues. Also sounds like something is gurrgeling under the hood. Really don't even want to think about how much the repairs are going to cost.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #24

Jun 282013

Avenger

  • 62,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred on two separate occasions. Additionally, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The vehicle failure mileage was 62,000.

- Kansas City , MO, USA

problem #23

Jun 292013

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 121,680 miles
While driving 60 mph using cruise control, electronic throttle control indicator light blinks and engine loses power. However, difficulty in breaking and bringing to complete stop due to high RPM idle. After turning off and restarting engine, light is off and engine runs fine. Incident has occurred three times, 6/29/13, 7/2/13, 7/7/13.

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #22

Dec 252011

Avenger

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving 19 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred numerous times and usually when it rained. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on two separate occasions but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The failure continued to recur. The contact was informed of a recall for the failure under NHTSA campaign number: 08V152000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage 80,000. The VIN was not available.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #21

Jun 012011

Avenger

  • 65,000 miles

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

Rpms dip low and the engine revs up daily. Car dies at stop lights or when making slow turns about monthly but getting more and more frequent.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #20

Feb 082013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 125,975 miles
While driving along freeway at 55 mph throttle light illuminated and engine was non reactive to gas pedal. After a few moment systems went away, but the starting the next day after that the engine was slow to respond to sccelerator and would hesitate and jump to accelerations. Vehicle was taken to shop where throttle body and fuel system was cleaned. It worked fine till April 22, 2013 when vehicle was being driven the throttle light came back on and there was no acceleration at all to the car. Car towed to garage where the throttle body had to be replaced to due failure. The milage was 130,153 and cost over $800.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #19

May 282013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 132,283 miles
Owned vehicle since 2009. Everytime it rains the car will stall out when decelerating from various speeds. This has almost caused several accidents as drivers behind you expect you to begin to accelerate when traffic lights turn green, but instead you must drop the car into neutral or coast it to the side of the road to get it to restart. This has continued since I bought the car. It is a common problem that Dodge apparently has not addressed according to www.mycarstats.com.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #18

May 132013

Avenger

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact attempted numerous times to start the ignition however, the engine would not respond. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where they stated that the engine would need to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 07V473000 (engine and engine cooling) but was advised that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #17

Apr 292013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles

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

Electronic throttle control light came on and stayed flashing could not go over approx 15-25 mph. Pulled over shut car off and restarted and worked fine for the 5 min drive I had to complete after it happened. 9 hours later while driving the throttle control light came on again with loss of power intermittently then stayed off for 5 min drive I had to complete.

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #16

Feb 272013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
On 3/11/13, I reported to Dodge case # [xxx] that when driving on wet / damp roads the car will stall out for no reason. This has happend to me while stopped at a light, slowing down going through a toll or even while turning in an intersection. I have felt it to start to stall while driving at 65 and have hit the gas to stop the problem. I phoned Dodge who told me... sorry there are no recalls. I then phoned my local Dodge service department who immediately told me that yes they have had this problem in the past, the suggested is a sensor on the throttle or throttle body. The cost for repair is around $750. I happened to see there was another complaint on your site regarding this. Because I feel as though this is a very serious danger hazard, I filed a complaint with the department of transportation # [xxx]who suggested I contact you. I think this is a very large concern and something that needs to be addressed immediately. I will be paying the money to get my vehicle fixed out of concern for my own and others safety. I drive the interstate everyday to work 65 - 75 mph and have to drive either in the right or left lane in case my car stalls. I was lucky that when my call stalled while trying to pull away from a red light I was not rear ended. I am hopeful you will see the sense of urgency and push Dodge to do a recall. I do not think this should be the consumers espense. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sturtevant, WI, USA

problem #15

Feb 142013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 141,000 miles
Oil pan is rusting from inside out was told this by two different oil tech. Can not find after market pan...dealer only.

- Willis, MI, USA

problem #14

Jan 282013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
My 2008 Dodge Avenger has an electronic throttle control light flashing anytime I go over about 2000 RPM. At that point the car begins to stall and I have to put the car in park and restart. I am posting this because I have seen numerous other posts on Dodge forums that explain the same problem. There seems to be a known defect with the throttle control.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #13

Nov 022012

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 133,204 miles
Had to replace the cylinder 2 ignition coil and intake manifold.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #12

Oct 172012

Avenger

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle began to decelerate independently as the throttle control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact shut off and restarted the vehicle, as it then functioned properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the motor needed to be replaced and the central computer needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #11

Jun 012012

Avenger

  • 94,306 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while reversing, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact performed a diagnostic and located the failure at the 02 sensor. The contact replaced the 02 sensor however, the failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to stall without warning. The contact performed a second diagnostic which located the failure at the throttle control. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure and current mileage was 94,306.

- Rialto , CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 252012

Avenger

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the thermostat temperature would rise, indicating that the vehicle was over heating. The vehicle was later taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The technician advised that the heater coils or hoses needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and they advised that the components were no longer manufactured due to them being defective. As a result, the entire re-manufactured chamber that contains the hoses and coils needed to be use for the repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was approximately 123,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Atkins, AL, USA

problem #9

Oct 282012

Avenger

  • 95,000 miles
While driving on the interstate, my car suddenly dropped to 20mph and I had to pull off the road. I didn't have anywhere to pull over so I put my flashers on and drove as far right as I could until I had room to pull off the road. It was a very busy part of the interstate and I could have easily been ran over. I had to have it towed to the local dealership where they replaced and electric throttle. This is an issue Dodge Chrysler has been aware of for many years. It should be recalled.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #8

Oct 112012

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph the RPM gauge began to fluctuate rapidly when the brakes were applied and the vehicle stalled. Several minutes later the vehicle was restarted and the vehicle resumed normal function. The following day the failure recurred. The contact stated that the vehicle was not diagnosed by a mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 45,000. Updated 12/7/12 the dealer was unable to find any problems. Updated 12/17/12

- Carmel, NY, USA

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