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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,987 miles

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2010 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 282015


  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, the vehicle stalled and an unknown warning light illuminated. The vehicle restarted after a couple of minutes but the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Hellertown, PA, USA

problem #7

Feb 272016


  • miles
The catalytic converter was very old on a car that's only 6 years old. The car engine lights keeps cpmimg on fromtge catalytic converter and the car runs strange. The transmission is also going bad and the car is not that old. The car jumps bad. The transmission is not that strong for this car.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #6

Dec 042014

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 75,800 miles
While driving my 2010 Dodge Avenger, the electronic throttle body warning light will flash on and then go off, when it is on the car drops speed quickly and will not accelerate. This has happened to me numerous times over the last month. It has happened to me on major highways in heavy traffic and has almost had me get hit by other vehicles as my car drops speed with no warning. The light never stays on long enough to pull any codes from it. I have researched this issue and there is numerous complaints online about the electronic throttle body's being faulty that Dodge is putting in 2008 - 2010 Avengers. I have notified Dodge of my issue and they basically told me they were sorry for my issue and that was it. This is a major safety issue, as someone can end being hit by another vehicle when their car stalls like this with no warning. This part is faulty as people have had them replaced and not even 6 months later they have had to have them replaced again, as the only replacement part available is from Dodge, which shows the parts are faulty. Once the car completely stalls out, it loses power steering and braking capabilities which is going to cause an accident and get someone killed. Please recall this part on the cars before someone gets hurt or killed, I do not want it to be me or one of my children riding in my car that ends up getting killed from an automobile accident because Dodge was not made to recall these faulty parts on their Avengers. I plan on pursuing this issue until there is some sort of resolution for customers that have these model cars from Dodge.

- Chillicothe, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 182014


  • 49,200 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Avenger. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle lunged forward, the engine seized, and the etc warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the etc needed to be replaced. The failure occurred once. The dealer and manufacturer were made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,200.

- Alberqerque, NM, USA

problem #4

Jul 102014


  • 133,745 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Avenger. While the vehicle was at a complete stop, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted and was able to resume normal operation. The failure occurred a second time. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 133,745.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 102014

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Car would start and run for a bout 3sec the etc light and check engine light would come on. Sometimes it would start right back up other times it took multiple starts to stay running...sometimes it didn't do it at all and would run and start fine for weeks. Took the car to an independent shop. They couldn't get any codes off the car and couldn't duplicate the problem. Car was repaired with new spark plugs, new air filter, and a throttle body cleaning. Problem persisted the same day it was "fixed". drove the car for a about 2-3weeks with the same problem intermittently then while driving about 40mph the car lost rpms although the peddle was being pressed and car eventually stalled and shut off leaving the ABS and power steering inop so the car was difficult to turn and stop and almost resulted in an accident. The car was moved to a parking lot and left off for about 10mins. Tried starting it but it would start and stall and idle rough before it stalled out the check engine light with the etc light came were on. Took about 10mins and about 7 tries to get the car running and the car was dropped off at a repair shop. Looks like a common problem within the throttle body with the throttle positions sensor with 2008-2010 model. This needs to be recalled!!!

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 042013


  • 44,000 miles
Electronic throttle control (etc) warning light comes on sporadically. Still runs ok. The etc warning light did not come on for the dealership (so they claim). I had a coolant system leak and had to replace 2 thermostats, coolant housing and have the coolant system flushed and filled at dealership. Not covered under warranty. Not cheap. Picking up the car tomorrow.

- Sebring, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 102013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 41,150 miles
Driving at very slow speed. Vehicle stalled. Could have been very dangerous. Car was restarted. Just bought car day before. Informed dealership, and they did not return my call.

- Madison, WI, USA

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