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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,725 miles

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2008 Dodge Avenger seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #59

May 242016

Avenger

  • 180,000 miles

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

My car is having all of the same problems that the vehicles form the TPMS recall had. My car isnt covered under the recall though. The cruise control wont work, the battery just goes dead, the remote start sysyem wont work, sometimes the engine wont start, the radio stays on all the time if you dont manually shut it off, the air bag light is on even though there is nothing wrong with it. I feel as though since my car has all the same problems and I have seen many more complaints from others on this site and other websites that the recall should be reevaluated and expanded to cover more of the same year of vehicles. Please do something about this for all of the owners having problems.

- Chenoa, IL, USA

problem #58

May 132016

Avenger

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. When the ignition was turned to the on position, the air bag warning indicator sounded and illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 101,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #57

Apr 252016

Avenger

  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 134,000.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #56

Mar 222016

Avenger

  • 131,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. While driving 58 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated on the driver side. The contact also stated that the front passenger side window button no longer worked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 131,000.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #55

Dec 202015

Avenger

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. When the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated without a collision occurring. The warning light turned off; however; after some time, the failure recurred and the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Cardova, TN, USA

problem #54

Dec 012015

Avenger

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact's husband pulled the vehicle over and the driver's air bag deployed. There was no impact to the vehicle. The vehicle was declared inoperable to drive by the insurance company. The contact notified the manufacturer who stated that the failure was not believed to be a manufacturer default. The air bag warning light illuminated. The contact's husband received arm injuries; however, medical attention was not needed. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Grand Ledge, MI, USA

problem #53

Oct 012014

Avenger

  • miles

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

Air bag light would come on intermittentaly and stay on for a period of time and then just shut off sometimes. After a number of repairs, it was discovered that the track sensor under the seat was not functioning properly (same as NHTSA campaign number: 07V240000) but my VIN was not included in the recall.

- Martin, MI, USA

problem #52

Oct 202015

Avenger

  • 88,000 miles
I was exiting out of a parking lot in town and traffic was back up and at a standstill. As I attempted to turn left a car tried passing the stopped traffic in a no passing zone. The vehicle hit the front of my car, totaling it. The bumper was on the ground, radiator sideways, hood crinkled, fenders destroyed. My airbags did not deploy. The car that hit me was going fast and caused major damage. Taylorville police department police report number 15-341

- Taylorville, IL, USA

problem #51

Oct 082015

Avenger

  • 130,000 miles
Air bag light on dash stays on when driving the car. Goes off about 10 minutes into driving the vehicle and then a bell noise beeps a few times and the light for the airbag comes on again.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #50

Sep 212015

Avenger

  • 45,900 miles
Air bag lite came on, went to get it fixed under NHTSA camp.#07V240000, they stated that VIN was not on that recall, chgd $134 to fix wire under seat as #showed location

- Coeur D'alene, ID, USA

problem #49

Sep 192015

Avenger

  • 84,767 miles

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

I was driving to the store through my neighborhood and the airbag light kept coming on and going off. Even after I turned my car off and back on it did the same thing.

- Mustang, OK, USA

problem #48

Jun 282011

Avenger

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owned a 2008 Dodge Avenger. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the contact crashed head on into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. Prior to the incident, the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact sustained rib and wrist injuries and the passenger sustained lacerations. Medical attention was not received. It was unknown if a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Accident, MD, USA

problem #47

Sep 112014

Avenger

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving at any speed attempting adjust the seat track, the air bag warning light illuminated and remained on. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the failure was directly related to NHTSA campaign number: 07V240000 (air bags); however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #46

Jul 272015

Avenger

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Glendale , AZ, USA

problem #45

Apr 022012

Avenger

  • 40,000 miles
The TPMS warning light came on but tires were fine. At that time the engine would stall at take off and for a few miles after. As for the airbag, when I adjust the drivers seat, the airbag light would come on and stay on during the drive. I checked for recalls on this site and found that both of them were on but when I called the warranty they said that my VIN was not listed but the year make and model was. I took it in and they charged me $100 for diagnostics! they said they fixed it but it still stalls and the light still comes on.

- Galloway, OH, USA

problem #44

Jun 012015

Avenger

  • 113,867 miles
Could not use cruise control then air bag light came on and would not go off then it was hard to turn the steering wheel took it to my mechanic he found it to be the clock spring he tells me he's not sure if I have a accident the air bags are going to work and I could end up not being able to turn left or right in my vehicle the estimate is for $1000 I don't have that. If its that serious there should be a recall or investigation into this problem.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #43

Jan 232012

Avenger

  • 121,158 miles
When purchased, airbag light would come on and off. This year it has come on and stayed on.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #42

Apr 042015

Avenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp flashed and remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The failure was reported to the manufacturer. The VIN and failure mileage were unavailable.

- Euclid, OH, USA

problem #41

Jan 142015

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
Air bag light came on and would not go off. I saw there was a recall for the 2008 Dodge Avenger for the airbags. See below: Subject: Seat track position sensors makes/models/model years: Chrysler/sebring/2007-2008 Dodge/Avenger/2008 NHTSA campaign number: 07V-240 mfg's report date: June 5, 2007 components: Air bag: Frontal potential number of units affected: 798 summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the front seat track position sensors utilized for the air bag system may not function properly. Consequence: This could increase the risk of injury to front seat occupants during certain crash conditions. 1 remedy: Dealers will inspect the front seat track position sensors and replace it free of charge. The recall began on June 18, 2007. Owners may contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Notes: DaimlerChrysler recall no. G14. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov. I contacted Dodge by email and they told me that my VIN# was not included in the recall. I had went under the seat and the airbag sensors were loose and when I tightened them the airbag light went off. My problem is my Avenger is doing the same thing that the recall is out for and Dodge said since my VIN# was not included in the recall it is my responsibility to have the sensors inspected and replaced if needed. I feel my car shoulsd of been included in the recall.

- Lititz, PA, USA

problem #40

Jan 212015

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 79,284 miles
I took my car in on January 21, 2015 because my airbag light was flashing again but this time it's a clockspring and [xxx] at Dodge told me that is not safe to drive the car like this because airbags wont work, my cruise control doesn't work and he said more things will fail. I think this should be on the recall list but it isn't. there is no way that I can have it fixed because I get $800 a month and to replace that part is $579.30. Is there anyway to put this part on the recall list because it's not safe to drive. Thank you

- Auburn, CA, USA

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