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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?

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,299 miles

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2012 Dodge Avenger engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Jan 152013

Avenger

  • 16,892 miles

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

Vehicle was purchased new on May 29,2012, vehicle was one of three Avengers purchased. The other two have had the same problems. On November 28, 2012 at 12,940 miles both front tires worn completely down. On January 15,2013, at 16,892 miles the entire rack and pinion had to be replaced. On January 30, 2013 at 17,365 miles, two sensors had to be replaced. On January 30, 2013 at 17,365, both front ties went bald and had to be replaced. On April 30, 2013 at 25,597 miles, both lower tie rods had to be replaced. On June 21,2013 at 29,526 miles the entire engine went out and has yet to be replaced.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 122012

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
The only problem I have is that the engine sounds like a pea thrasher when its started on cold morning. (it sounds like a lifter that has lost its prime). Also, the transmission shifts hard, surges (over revs) when coming to S atop, and at times when its down shifting while going down a hill, it slams into lower gear.. there are additional body sounds that I haven't addressed yet. I was told by mechanics and service tech's that this was a common sound from my size engine. The have ran updates, yet the noises are still there. I mentioned that at idle with the headlights on, if I was to power any of the windows, the headlights dim and then engine drops from approximately 950 RPM to below 500 and stalled the engine.... updated 04/11/13

- Herber Springs, AR, USA

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