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:
44,933 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2012 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 182016


  • 108,000 miles


Passenger headlight, turn signals, and brake lights not working when is started vehicle was in motion. Have put 5 sets of tires on it in the 4 years owned bought new, check engine light randomly comes on car runs bad and goes to 3rpms the quickly drops to 2rpms and barely goes 40mph and radio goes crazy also happens when in motion.

- Elgin, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 282013


  • 13,400 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the tire warning light illuminated. The contact later discovered that wiring from both rear tires was exposed from the sides. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the tires needed to be replaced and that the vehicle needed an alignment. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred on the rear tires within 8,000 miles. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but could not determine that cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 13,400.

- Sheridan, WY, USA

problem #1

Jun 242013


  • 13,400 miles
13400 miles on car when right rear tire went flat. When I took off flat inside shoulder of tire had worn thru cords. Took to Dodge dealer in covington, tn and they said alignment must be out. Noticed left rear tire also showing steel cords on inner shoulder. Tech said didn't look like car had alignment at factory. Did alignment and alignment was.03 degrease off on one tire the rest were within spec. Dealership cant explain what happened, no one ive talked to can explain what happened. 2000 miles from home in a new car and have to spend $400 on tires and alignment.....not happy.

- Sheridan, WY, USA

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