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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,778 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #9

May 092012

Avenger 4WD 4-cyl

  • 41,000 miles

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

I was leaving work for the day and started my vehicle as usual, but was unable to shift from park to reverse or any other mode for that matter. I at first thought maybe I had not applied enough pressure to the brake or maybe I did not turn the key all the way. I started over, ensuring that I did both and was still unable to shift out of any other mode but park. This has happened almost daily since April 9th, 2012 with the only remedy being that thousands of others have complained and blogged about it online and posted quick fix remedies for the exact same problem. If thousands of other Dodge drivers are having this issue, why hasn't a recall been issued?

- Lansing, IL, USA

problem #8

Sep 082010

Avenger

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. While attempting to shift out of park the contact noticed that the shift lever would not move unless the drive train button was engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the gear shifter needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 60000.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #7

Jul 122010

Avenger

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated while attempting to reverse, the gear shift selector became lodged in the park position. The contact was able to dislodge the shifter but the vehicle would not respond to the selected gears. The dealer advised that the shifter would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not under recall. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 122010

Avenger

  • 61,000 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 when the gear shift was stuck in park the vehicle would not move. The vehicle would start and when the gear was not stuck in park, it would function normally. The dealer stated that the problem was with the gear shift module which was not under warranty. The failure and current mileages were 61000.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #5

Jul 202010

Avenger

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the vehicle was stuck in the park position and would not shift out of position. The failure only occurred one time. The contact had not spoken with either the dealership nor the manufacturer when the complaint was filed. The VIN was unavailable. The current and failure mileages were approximately 50,000.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 142010

Avenger

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The vehicle would not shift out of park gear. The contact stated he viewed detailed information regarding how to disengage the linkage inside of the engine in order to get the vehicle to shift out of park. Each time the vehicle was shifted into park, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not examined by the dealer to determine the cause of failure. The failure and current mileages were 38,000.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 192010

Avenger

  • 100,000 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 he stopped the vehicle and shifted into park gear but the vehicle would not shift back into drive. The contact disconnected the linkage inside of the engine compartment. The vehicle then began to function normally. The vehicle was not examined by a dealer or local mechanic. The failure and current mileages were 100,000.

- Herscher, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 242010

Avenger

  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the gear shift lever would intermittently become stuck in park and often, would shift into park while driving at various speeds. The dealer advised there was an unknown safety mechanism on the vehicle that prevents the vehicle from shifting, which was fractured. The vehicle was left with the dealer where the contact was awaiting unknown repairs. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 31,000.

- Suffix, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 172010

Avenger

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that he could not shift the vehicle out of the park position. After researching the internet, he determined how to shift the vehicle out of park by depressing an unknown safety button on the gear shifter. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The failure recurred each instance the vehicle was operated and the safety button would have to be utilized for the shifter to move. The failure and current mileages were 40,000. Updated 10/27/10.

- Williamsburg, OH, USA

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