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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,557 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.

2009 Dodge Avenger electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #7

May 152016


  • 105,000 miles


Red lighting symbol appears on the dash while I'm on the highway. Suddenly my car loses its horsepower and I begin to coast. I pull over to the side and the car begins to shake violently until I put it in park. When in park, the car idles to about 2500 RPM. I've done a bit of research and it appears countless people are having the same problem at the same mileage with this vehicle. According to them, it is caused by the electronic trottle control that seems to be impossible to fix.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 192016


  • miles
2009 Dodge Avenger rpms would rise and fall 200-300 at idle. Exhaust/muffler would rattle. Have been to multiple shops and they cannot diagnose the problem. It is taking longer to start up. The alternator was replaced 2 months ago. The battery was replaced last week. Yesterday, it was checked by an autozone employee for codes and nothing came up. I started the car and it quickly died there after. Drove it around all day after that and not a problem. Today it had a very rough start, rpms went above 2000 and back down to about 400, constantly, and car was shaking a lot. I backed out of the garage and while I applied the brakes, it almost died. I barely got it in park before it did die. The whole time the check engine and etc lights stayed on. This is a first for both to stay on. Etc has came on before and stayed, then never showed up for another 1-2 years (now0. Car has almost 87,000 miles.

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #5

Feb 282015


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Avenger. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the engine stalled and the electronic throttle control warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Wayne , MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 082013


  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that after shutting the vehicle off, the sun roof would erroneously open and water would leak into the vehicle. The contact indicated that after turning the heater on, a knocking noise emitted from the vents. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Upper Marboro, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 152013


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated while driving various speeds, the vehicle suddenly lost acceleration power. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the throttle body and alternator had failed. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- West Dennis , MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 082012

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
My check engine light came on P2004. I then took it to a shop and was advised it was the electronic throttle control. They have been getting many customers taking their cars in for the same problem. Was advised to take it to Dodge because there should be a recall. The shop did not even charge me for the diagnostic. The car is not drivable. I stalled and was almost hit at a light. I called Dodge and it is going to be $105 for a diagnostic and once they find out what needs to be done they will give me a price. The information from the other shop told me to start looking online. There are thousands of forums with thousands of complaints. Dodge closes at 4pm on Saturday and they cannot look at my car today. In the meantime, I am left stranded. If a recall should be made, please make it soon.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jan 042011


  • 76,900 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on the highway while driving 65 mph. Both the dealer and manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance with repairs of the failure. The vehicle was then towed to a local mechanic. The mechanic diagnosed that there was an electrical failure, causing the fuel pump to fail and become defective. The mechanic replaced the harness and the fuel pump. The approximate failure and current mileages were 76,900.

- Newalla, OK, USA

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