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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,212 miles

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2008 Dodge Avenger engine problems

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2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments (Page 4 of 7)

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problem #63

May 152009

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 1,000 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 approximately 65 mph, the vehicle decelerated independently. The failure recurred constantly whenever it rained. Additionally, the front driver's side window and mirror would not operate. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.

- Zanesville, OH, USA

problem #62

Apr 102013

Avenger

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the throttle control warning indicator illuminated continuously and there was a sudden reduction in acceleration power. The vehicle failed to accelerate above 10 mph. The contact maneuvered to the side of the road where the engine was turned off. Upon restarting, the problem persisted. The contact was in the process of taking the vehicle to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #61

Feb 042013

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while at a complete stop, the vehicle stalled. Additionally, the vehicle accelerated on its own while stopped with the brake pedal depressed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #60

Jan 292013

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 104,000 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 approximately 60 mph, the vehicle decelerated independently. Also, the contact stated that the electrical throttle control and the check engine warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000 and the current mileage was 105,000.

- Apple Valley , MN, USA

problem #59

Mar 232013

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle began to jerk and vibrate. The check engine and throttle control warning lights illuminated as well. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #58

Mar 232013

Avenger

  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the electrical throttle control warning indicator illuminated intermittently and the vehicle decelerated independently. In addition, the engine revved when the brake pedal was applied and the vehicle continued to accelerate at the speed of 10 mph. The gear was shifted into park in order to stop the vehicle. The contact resumed driving and the failure persisted. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

- Deluth, GA, USA

problem #57

Feb 182013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles

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

Was driving on the highway and could not go over 30 mph. The electronic throttle light came on and was flashing. I got off at the next exit and had the vehicle towed. A couple of days later, tried the vehicle and it did run fine again. After a couple more days, the speed was not what it should be. Moved very slow and the RPM went high before it would change gears. Lost power especially going up hill. Happened again today. Could not go over 30 mph. Barely made it up a hill and to work. Having the vehicle towed again.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #56

Jul 162012

Avenger

  • 80,000 miles
This first occurred going down the interstate at 50mph the etcs light started blinking and all throttle was gone..giving the gas was doing nothing an unfortunately I was in a construction area an had no where to pull off of the interstate so had blocked traffic to turn car of an restart to limp off the nxt exit..changed the electronic throttle control sensor fixed the issue for about 500 miles an the sensor was $600 only for it to fail again an after research I see a lot of the same car is having this same problem. This needs to be a recall ! it is very dangerous on an interstate with no throttle to get your car to safety.

- Gaffney, SC, USA

problem #55

Feb 192013

Avenger

  • 147,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the electronic throttle system warning light illuminated on the instrument panel, causing the vehicle to become resistant to acceleration attempts over 10 mph. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the sensor for the throttle system needed to be repaired. The manufacturer was also contacted and advised that the sensor was not covered under warranty. The failure and the current mileages were 147,000.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #54

Jan 212013

Avenger

  • 155,000 miles
I am fixing my throttle control body for the second time. I bought the 1800 dollar extended warranty and this work is not covered. To fix its 500 each time. The dealership just says tough luck mr.....the Dodge company just passes you from person to person until you either give up or hear sorry not our problem. This should not fail at all never mind two times in one year!!! I am telling everyone that will listen to not buy a Dodge product....

- Pawtucket , RI, USA

problem #53

Jan 212013

Avenger

  • 70,000 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 30 mph, the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated as the vehicle erroneously accelerated. The vehicle was moved to the shoulder where it was shut down and restarted but the failure recurred. The contact also stated that the failure occurred when attempting to decelerate and the vehicle functioned normally when the cruise control was engaged. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic or the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Algonquin, IL, USA

problem #52

Jan 042013

Avenger

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the engine began to shake violently and the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated. The contact attempted to accelerate but the engine did not respond. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The approximate failure and current mileage was 101,000.

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #51

Dec 232012

Avenger

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the electronic throttle control warning lamp illuminated. The contact mentioned that the vehicle became hesitant. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 115,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.

- Colon, MI, USA

problem #50

Dec 142012

Avenger

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that when attempting to start the vehicle after it had been sitting for extended periods or in cold weather, the vehicle would become resistant to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who inspected the vehicle and advised the contact that the electronic throttle control failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and advised the contact that there were no recalls and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 116,000.

- East St Louis, IL, USA

problem #49

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 #48

Nov 212012

Avenger

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the electronic throttle control warning light advised of a defect. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance to the contact. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 66,000.

- Cameron , MO, USA

problem #47

Oct 282012

Avenger

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. While driving approximately 35 mph, the electronic throttle control warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel intermittently. The vehicle began to decelerate unexpectedly. The vehicle failed to accelerate greater than 2000 rpms. The failure recurred on four separate occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Williamson, NY, USA

problem #46

Nov 132012

Avenger

  • 74,000 miles
As I was driving down the road headed onto the interstate my car lost speed and went from 50mph to 40mph and the electronic throttle body light came on. Gas pedal was to the floor and couldn't go over 40mph. Felt like the car was going to die if I was to let off the gas then it would all of a sudden speed up on its own to 50. When I had to slow down for a red light which thankfully I didn't need to stop I couldn't get the mph over 30 once I started going again. I got home safe but this seems to be a problem as I have read. This needs to be fixed or recalled. Big safety issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Newburgh, IN, USA

problem #45

Nov 122012

Avenger

  • 71,000 miles
Driving on the highway and the electronic throttle control light comes on. The car will not accelerate, and after taking foot off the accelerator the light goes off.

- Third Lake, IL, USA

problem #44

Nov 032012

Avenger

  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while parked the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated the throttle would have to be replaced. The contact had not experienced a failure with the vehicle but was worried about experiencing a failure in the future. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 127,000.

- Palmyra, NY, USA

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