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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,936 miles

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2008 Dodge Avenger transmission problems

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2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #39

Jun 022010

Avenger

  • 91,400 miles

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

I got into my 2008 Dodge Avenger this morning, which was purchased in February 2009 and the gear shift would not move out of park. This is a known issue with this make and model as reported on www.carcomplaints.com. please force Chrysler to recall and fix this issue.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #38

Jun 012010

Avenger

  • miles
The 2008 Dodge Avenger is stuck in park.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #37

May 312010

Avenger

  • 46,000 miles
Went to start car. Started up no problem. Tried to put car in reverse could not shift out of park. Had to search online to find out how to push a small lever under the center console panels to be able to shift the car, and its not the emergency release in the owners manual. First time I have ever had a problem but there are countless reports online for the same problem.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #36

May 222010

Avenger

  • 59,000 miles

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

Could not get car out of park- found a broken pink plastic piece that needed to be moved in order for car to come out of park.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #35

May 152010

Avenger

  • 63,328 miles
I have a 2008 Dodge Avenger and on Saturday 5/15/10 my car got stuck in park and would not shift. We were able to shift it manually to get it home but after researching the problem I found it is a common problem with this make and model of car, yet there is still no recall. It is not covered under my warranty and Dodge wants $50 to just look at it and tell me what it is although I already know what's wrong with it and many other 2008 Dodge Avengers.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #34

Feb 202010

Avenger

  • 20,000 miles
The latch that lets you take the car out of park is malfunctioning that only allows you to take the car out of park by pushing a pink latch button under the shifter.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #33

May 152010

Avenger

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,192 miles

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

When my husband went to leave work our Avenger (automatic transmission) would not shift out of park. Fortunately a co-worker is handy with cars and took apart the gear shift panel and showed my husband that there was a pink piece broken and that he would have to move this piece by hand to shift gears. We were told at oriely's auto parts that this piece is called a shift lock and is not carried at those types of stores. As this happened yesterday (Saturday) we won't be able to contact the Dodge dealership until Monday to find out how much it will cost to repair. After doing online research I have found this to be a common problem on the 2008 Dodge Avenger.

- Mt. Carmel, TN, USA

problem #32

May 102010

Avenger

  • 50,851 miles
I am unable to shift my 2008 Dodge Avenger SXT car out of park... I have done research and found out there are a lot of others with this problem.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #31

May 072010

Avenger

  • 46,000 miles
I own a 2008 Dodge Avenger I got into my car and tried to put it in park. It would not move from park.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #30

May 082010

Avenger

  • 36,379 miles
No warning what so ever. I drove the 2008 Avenger earlier in the day and later went to get in and would not shift out of park. I checked the internet for similar incidents and yes it has happened a lot.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #29

May 092010

Avenger

  • 62,942 miles

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

I own a 2008 dodger Avenger. For no known reason, the shifting gear wont shift and is stuck in park. If it does go into gear, for no known reason it pops back into park, causing a major risk to others that are on the road not to mention to me and my family!

- San Tan Valley, AZ, USA

problem #28

Apr 292010

Avenger

  • 72,000 miles
No events or warning leading up to this. - this is the first time for me, but have heard of several others having the exact problem with this vehicle. - car was in park, went to start (started fine) put in reverse, will not move out of park.

- Cairo, IL, USA

problem #27

Apr 082010

Avenger

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Automatic transmission stuck in park on 2008 Dodge Avenger.

- Prince George, VA, USA

problem #26

Apr 012010

Avenger

  • 56,685 miles
2008 Dodge Avenger. Will not shift out of park into any gear past reverse. Can get it to go into reverse if hold the shifter manually, but feels spring loaded back into park.

- Bailey, NC, USA

problem #25

Sep 212009

Avenger

  • 38,000 miles
My 2008 Dodge Avenger is having a major shifting issue. When you shift the car into drive it will pop out and land into nutural. There is also times that this will be very hard to shift out of park. There is several complaints on the internet that shows the same issues. I called the dealer and was told that they have heard complaints but has not heard of a recall. My car is out of warranty and will cost me to bring it in to get it looked at. Please let me know how I can move forward to get this into a recall before this pops out of drive when I am going 55 mph and have an accident.

- Chittenango, NY, USA

problem #24

Mar 122010

Avenger

  • 77,692 miles
Engine stalling without warning no gas pedal car runs at idle only.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #23

Mar 122010

Avenger

  • 59,898 miles
I own a 2008 Dodge Avenger and it has the issue of getting stuck in the park gear. It's never happened until now and it constantly keeps happening now. I've read on forums where many more Dodge Avenger owners are having the some problem. If I can't move my car from park then I can't drive it anywhere. I've called Dodge in which they mention that there are no recalls, but I believe it a defect.

- Fabens, TX, USA

problem #22

Mar 082010

Avenger

  • 28,928 miles
I have 28,000 miles on my 2008 Dodge Avenger had for 2 years and today it wont shift out of park.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #21

Jan 292010

Avenger

  • 52,000 miles
I purchased the 2008 Dodge Avenger last year and I've noticed not even once the brakes were newly installed at 20,000 miles you can feeling the braking system through the steering wheel. My main concern is the shifting. Without warning after class the shifter would not move from park. Leaving me stranded. The engine runs fine, and I followed the manual and other suggestions by the dealer. What needs to be done for this to be taken seriously? this is ridiculous and Dodge needs to be held accountable. I have been to many sites regarding this issue. According to Dodge they are not responsible. And warranty doesn't cover this issue!

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #20

Nov 272009

Avenger

  • 28,350 miles
2008 Dodge Avenger. I have had transmission problems since new. Hard to get Dodge to do anything even with my extended warranty? please help.

- Somerset, KY, USA

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