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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 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 engine problems

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2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 282015

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. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled. In addition, the cruise control failed to function. The electronic throttle control (etc) and check engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the power train control module (PCM) needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Oneonta, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 262014

Avenger

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. While driving at 50 mph, the cruise control was activated but would independently turn off. In addition, the contact stated that while at a stop light and the brake pedal was depressed the rpms increased. The contact also stated that while at a stop, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The tire pressure warning light and engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed but the parts that needed to be repaired were unknown. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was then taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 08V152000 (electrical system) however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 47,000.

- Marksville, LA, USA

problem #1

Apr 202008

Avenger

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the cruise control failed to work and the engine light was illuminated. The failures began on April 20, 2008. He stated that there were recalls on the same issue he was experiencing; however, his VIN was not included. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The failure mileage was 39,000.

- Macon, GA, USA

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