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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,106 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.

2013 Dodge Avenger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #3

May 152016


  • 56,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. While driving various speeds, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle hesitated before moving forward. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The electronic stability control warning indicator illuminated. The contact had to restart the vehicle to correct the failure. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic throttle control sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 56,000.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 232014


  • 42,317 miles
I was driving from Arkansas to Texas and was approximately ten miles from my destination when the car pulled to the right on a narrow two lane highway hitting the approximately one foot tall concrete bride side. It was misting rain and the car kept pulling right and then started to go into a skid. I tried to steer to stop skidding and spun around into the ditch and rolled. Only the passenger side curtain air bags and the passenger seat airbag deployed. No airbags deployed on the driver side or from the dash or steering wheel. The vehicle sustained major damage to the front, sides and top. There had been prior warranty repair to the driver seat airbag by orr Dodge of searcy because the airbag system malfunction warning light had come on in the vehicle.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #1

Dec 152012

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
Back of car slides for no apparent reason took to dealer 3 times they don, T have a fix for it chyrlser is going to recall these at some time don't know when.very unsafe to drive they won't give me different car to use until fixed. What happens when I have an accident "?" it is only certain suspension packages that have this problem they tell me they don't know to fix it. I bought this car new how they can allow these cars to remain on the road is dangerous please respond let me know what to do.

- Stacyville, IA, USA

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