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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,640 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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2009 Dodge Avenger seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 192015


  • 113,300 miles


I was traveling down a busy road when a truck pulled out in front of me with no time to stop and smashed my whole front end in mainly on the passenger side and I had no air bag depolyment

- Essex, MD, USA

problem #3

Dec 262014

Avenger 4-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2009 Dodge Avenger. My airbag light keeps coming on and off intermittently. Is it dangerous?

- Caguas, PR, USA

problem #2

Jul 312012

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front passenger's side of the vehicle as the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed however, there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed and repaired. The repairs were unknown. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. In addition, the contact stated that one year later, the air bag warning light re-illuminated. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000 and the current mileage was 115,416.

- Brighton , CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 112011

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 36,260 miles
I was driving down the highway and getting back to speed and heard a bang. Didn't hit anything and the driver's and passenger side airbags deployed. I was not injured and injured no-one else. My windshield on the passenger side was severly cracked. Now I'm between a rock and hard place, my insurance says that it may not be covered since I didn't collide with anyone, and I'm over my 36000 miles by 260 miles. Please if you have a Dodge Avenger do not ignore the airbag warning light, I could've killed numerous people that day and by some higher power did not.

- Fostoria, IA, USA

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