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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,900 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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2011 Dodge Avenger body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2011 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 282013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • miles


I am heavily disappointed. I went home to Louisiana for easter and it rained quite a bit. I was packing to go home and prior to went to clean out my vehicle to include my trunk. When I pulled everything out...liners and all, the left side of my trunk underneath the liners was soaked. The gray padding on even on the side of the trunk was was wet. I came back home to Kansas, yesterday it was the same. We had a storm roll through and again my trunk was even more soaked. I have taken everything out and dried it out, however w the current rain, it does no good. I now do not have a pleasant smell in my trunk. When I read reviews, its apparent that this has been an issue with the Dodge vehicle as well as a few other products, how they heck is it ok to acknowledge the problem yet make no effort to fix it and now I have to pay for it? I switched from a Nissan Altima to this car, big mistake. My Nissan would have never let me down, and Nissan would have never kept putting the same mistake out there. I have owned three two of which I bought used at, at least 3 years old and one brand new no miles and never once any problems. I was never let down. I bought this Dodge 2/8/13, barely 60 days old to me and already pissed off. Way to go Dodge.

- Junction City, KS, USA

problem #1

Aug 302012

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 39,800 miles
There is a sizable water leak entering the trunk lid inner panels, originating from the lack of a proper seal around the third high brake lite assembly( chmsl). The problem has been reported to Chrysler since the 2008 model year of the Avenger, stratus, sebring and PT CRUISER. They are currently using the same trunk lid and light assy, and the problems persist. Chrysler has admitted knowledge of the problem and assigned a tsb # 23-016-12 in this service bulletin it states the corrective measure for dealers is to remove 2 rubber drain plugs, and nothing else. So the water still enters between the outer and inner trunk lid assy, exits through the latch assy, and now the removed drain plugs also. Unfortunately, the simple fix Chrysler has assigned is a hazard for 2 reasons. 1/ water is in contact with power terminals on the trunk lid latch assy, 2/ water is not completely removed, and residual plus water coming out of latch assy sits and stagnates, and promotes the growth of mold spores. I have contacted Chrysler, there is an open case history, and they choose to do nothing. I informed them I would take this action.

- Tomball, TX, USA

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