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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,294 miles

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2011 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #10

Apr 102016

Avenger

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle decelerated without warning. The contact pulled to the side of the road, turned off, and restarted the vehicle. The contact stated that the failure recurred while in traffic. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the electronic throttle assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to another independent mechanic for an estimate. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #9

Jan 112016

Avenger

  • 182,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the etc warning indicator illuminated and then the vehicle started to slow down to approximately 5 mph. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road because the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was restarted and there was no acceleration. The vehicle was driven to an independent mechanic and the diagnosis was that the etc was damaged and needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 182,000.

- Fairburn, GA, USA

problem #8

Dec 282014

Avenger

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle jerked and lost power. The vehicle failed to accelerate past 20 mph and the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be cleaned. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic throttle control, PCM and throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Farragut , TN, USA

problem #7

Feb 052013

Avenger

  • 13,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the etc warning light illuminated and the vehicle hesitated to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the etc throttle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the etc warning light illuminated again. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air filter needed to be replaced and that the fuel injection needed to be cleaned. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 13,000.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #6

Mar 082014

Avenger

  • 69,500 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the electronic throttle warning indicator illuminated as the vehicle lost power. This the failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to authorized dealer, who indicated that the electronic throttle control box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 69,500. The VIN was not available.

- Springfield , MA, USA

problem #5

Dec 292013

Avenger

  • 70,000 miles
I was driving my 2011 Avenger, and whenever I would go over 2000 RPM my electronic throttle control light would come on. Then it would turn off, then it would come back on if I went over 2000 RPM, and then my throttle light would start blinking and my traction control light would come on. I couldn't go over 10 mph, unless I pulled over and turned my car off, and turned it back on. I took it the shop, and they told me I need to replace my throttle control since it's bad.

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #4

Mar 012012

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 3,500 miles

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

The car continues to accelerate when you remove your foot from the gas pedal. This is an intermittent problem. Car has been to the dealership 4 times for the same issue. Repair technicians have been unable to duplicate the issue.

- Pottsville, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 142012

Avenger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while exiting a driveway at 20 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently up to 40 mph. The contact depressed the brake pedal but the vehicle failed to slow down or stop. The contact crashed into a post. There were no injuries. The contact was able to place vehicle in neutral and turn the vehicle off. Once restarted, the failure was resolved. The vehicle was taken to dealer however the dealer was unable to duplicate failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue however no assistance was provided. The current and failure mileage was 39,000... updated 08-27-12 updated 08/30/2012

- Meriden, KS, USA

problem #2

Feb 012012

Avenger

  • 300 miles
The car has a tremendous delay when you press the gas pedal from any speed. This has almost caused me a few accidents already when crossing intersections that have no traffic signals. The vehicle finally reacts after a second or two of having pressed the gas pedal but the pedal is pressed so far by me already that it ends up accelerating incredibly abruptly that is also dangerous. Seems to be a computer issue because the horn also has the same 1-2 second delay before it finally beeps after you press the horn pad on the steering wheel. Also when you go to turn the car on it suffers from a 1-2 second delay before the starter begins to crank the engine over. Its like the computer is soooo slow to react to commands by the driver and this is dangerous when it affects the gas pedal acceleration reaction time and the horn pad reaction time. Please address this since I own this vehicle and will end up selling it if the dealer cant repair this excessive computer reaction issue. When I spoke to a dealer about this they said it was normal to have this long reaction time and it was done by Chrysler for "safety reasons" which made no sense to me that taking away driver control over acceleration is advantageous or "safe" in any way, shape or form.. it has created and put me in dangerous situations already since I don't feel I have control of the acceleration of the car since it does not accelerate immediately when you press the gas pedal. The same applies to the horn delay after you hit the horn pad on the steering wheel, what "safety reason" could that justify this car has to get these issues resolved to prevent future accidents due to these problems. Please look into these complaints.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 082011

Avenger

  • 640 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the vehicle was driving at idle speeds when there was an increase in engine rpms and the vehicle acceleration increased. The failure was resolved temporarily when the engine was restarted. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contact. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 640 and the current mileage was 1010.

- Reno, NV, USA

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