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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,100 miles

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2011 Dodge Avenger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2011 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 302014

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 64,200 miles


While driving to work today I lost all power and noticed a red lighting bolt on the dash. I would try to accelerate but could not going more then 1600 RPM's. I pulled over and killed the engine. When I started it I was able to drive for about 1 minute and it happened again. I was able to get home and later found out the lighting bolt was the electronic control throttle body. I called the dealer and they want $550 to install it or $330 for a new part. Reading forums I seen that many people have this issue and need to replace the entire throttle body because there are little plastic gears that get stripped. I found a place on line for $180 and will replace it but I think it is disappointing that I am replacing this part when I only have 60K miles on it.

- Muskego, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 232014

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
I was driving to a parking lot around a turnabout and as I approached the entrance for the parking lot, the steering became extremely difficult, almost causing the car to miss the entrance and for me to veer of the road. I looked at the tachometer and noticed that the engine had completely turned off. This was about the third occurrence. The previous two times the car had stalled at an intersection's red light and didn't notice until the light turned green. When I depressed the gas pedal, the car wouldn't move. Again, I would look at the tachometer, and the engine stalled. I wish to have on the record that today, 9/22/14 at approximately 11:30am, I contacted [xxx] of palm auto mall in punta gorda, fl to voice my concerns about a recall I read in the local news about a fuel pump recall for Jeep Cherokee with a 3.6L V6 and was given the runaround. My car has the exact same engine, and made during that recall's date! this is important because I described this exact problem when my car was serviced 9/16-9/17/14. I was told today that since my car is not involved with the Jeep recall, they couldn't do anything. I warned [xxx] that if I get into an accident due to this problem, he is going to be on record that I explained this problem to him. Thank god I was driving slowly. If my mother were driving the same car, she would not have had the strength to turn the wheel in this circumstance. Highly dangerous and potentially fatal problem with this car. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- North Port, FL, USA

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