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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,673 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 022015

Avenger

  • 78,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. Also, the contact mentioned that the driver seat seat belt failed to retract and latch, which caused the warning chime to activate. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012014

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Air bag light comes on and stays on when moving seat up or back which makes the sensor come on, have to keep moving the track until it turns off. Is this related to recall G14? fan in radiator constantly turns off and on, and now my car seems to have a electrical short that makes a knocking noise in the engine compartment when the air/heater is turned off, also the left side of car defroster does not work. Most recent the left driver seat belt all of a sudden is not retracting, this is not safe in the case of an accident, dealer is charging an outrageous price to have it fixed.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 242008

Avenger

  • 6,020 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. While stopped with the left turn signal on, another vehicle rear ended the contact's vehicle at approximately 35 mph. The driver's seat released from the upward facing position to an elongated position. The contact was in a horizontal position. There were no prior warnings. The police was called to the scene and a report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the authorized dealer for repair. The failure and current mileages were 6,020. The consumer stated the seatbelt did not grab. Updated 10/29/08.

- Sandusky , OH, USA

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