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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,300 miles

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2009 Dodge Avenger engine problems

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2009 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 192016

Avenger

  • miles

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

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

Avenger

  • 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

Feb 092015

Avenger

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated while driving 55 mph, the engine stalled as the electronic throttle control light illuminated. As a result, the steering seized and failed the vehicle failed to accelerate over 30 mph. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Lewiston, ME, USA

problem #3

Oct 082012

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

Thermostat has cracked causing the vehicle to over heat and leak anti freeze. The vehicle has been repaired three times for the same problem 2012,2013and 2014.

- Dolton, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 072013

Avenger

  • 43,801 miles
Notice RPM / mph would rev-up...did not think much of it till I notice, having to apply brake S harder when coming to a stop becuase the car was still acceraling while I was appling pressure to brake. Notice when taking off from a complete stop or partial stop, car would stumble (RPM would drop to zero --just as to stall). Check eng. Light came on took car directly to service repair shop -code P2017(intake runner valuve error)-replace intak mainfold- (488445aj). Less then 4 hours of pick up, same problem but worst. Back to auto service center they found nothing (no codes, no errors, no warning lights). Took 2009 Avenger to a dealship-told them - driving issues I was having & no warning lights. They came back with same error "foudn cel on found intake mainifold runner value stuck), I told them I just had part replaced. They told me the part is defected, to keep my orignal warranty in place it took car back to auto service center which did the orig, job- place part 2 times (maniffold intake -kit) each time the car cont. W/ same driving issues but the last one - no codes/error after running a scan test, car was still stumbling from take off & RPM/mph rev-up when break & coming to a stop it jerks in a forward motion. Back to dealership - they stated could not find any problems. Pick up car -still same issues, car will be on its way back to a dogde dealership service dept. I feel this issue has gotten to the point of being a safey issue after serveral times not being albe to stop and car trying to stall as I try and cross major roadway. One last issue which I have notice while driving hwy mostly I notice my RPM drop and pop right back up, speed also but not as bad. All the issues appears to be something is sticking and if its the manifold -what can you do if you can only use Dodge parts - replacement(3-X's) within a 3 wks time. Plz advise Dodge to review.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 282012

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that due to movement of the engine, the main plastic wiring harness was found to be melted. The dealer also advised that if they had not discovered the failure, it would have caused several other components to fail. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure and current mileage was 54,000. Updated 5/14/13 updated 05/20/2013

- Whiteman Air Force Base, MO, USA

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