Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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?


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Dodge Avenger body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #1

May 192014


  • 30,000 miles


The contact rented a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on the first attempt. The contact had to make several attempts to start the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the under carriage became separated from the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 01/20/15

- San Diego , CA, USA

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