CarComplaints.com Notes: Consumer Reports road tests has noted deficiencies in the 2012 Avenger with regard to engine noise, acceleration, braking, handling, transmission, fuel economy, driving position and rear visibility. But at least it has a cool marketing campaign ... right?

2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,667 miles

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2012 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 192016

Avenger

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Avenger. The contact observed that the defroster failed on the passenger side of the vehicle. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the sand casting and radiator core failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000.

- Osalon, MO, USA

problem #5

Aug 012014

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
A knocking noise every time I turned the ac or the heater. The knocking noise keeps going even when the car is off.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012013

Avenger

  • 30,000 miles
When I turn on heat or air it make a on going noise while on. When air is on it makes ongoing noise and leaks water underneath glove compartment.

- Phila, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 152015

Avenger

  • 47,000 miles

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

2012 Dodge Avenger. Upon using the vent controls for the heater or air conditioner, a knocking noise progressed near the area of the glove compartment. Heating core failed & had to be replaced, also problem with fuel line, dealer has replaced heating core and fuel line. Knocking noise appears to be a common problem among Dodge Avengers, appropriate recall to fix heating/air compressor should be done.

- Yankton , SD, USA

problem #2

Jan 312015

Avenger

  • 38,000 miles
No heat to the passenger side of vehicle. Heater core needs replaced.

- Clarksburg, WV, USA

problem #1

Nov 012014

Avenger

  • 55,000 miles
The vehicle is producing heat/defrost on the drivers side but blows cold air on passenger side, causing the defrost not to work on passenger window. After the mechanic and extensive research I have found several others with this same issue on this make and model. It appears that in the manufacturing of the vehicle something was done incorrectly causing sludge to build in the radiator and the heat core. I have read casting was not done properly, also read problems with the radiator so adjustments were made. I cannot say what the problem is only there is a problem. Most cars I have researched have 20,000 to 30,000 miles and this vehicle very well could have had this problem at this mileage also. We knew the passenger side didn't defrost well but only found the heat blew cold this winter.

- Jarrell, TX, USA

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