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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,783 miles

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2013 Dodge Avenger electrical problems

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2013 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Sep 232016

Avenger

  • miles

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

While on the highway doing 75 mph, my 2013 Avenger immediately dropped to 40 mph. It felt like a car had re ended me, after dropping to 40, my car lost all power. My rpms went to 0, and I had no control while steering. It left me stranded for 45 minutes and suddenly turned back on. This has happened 3 times already. Also, before I had the dealership disconnect my horn, it would randomly blare. Sitting in traffic and it would go off. Sometimes it would beep once, other times it would last anywhere from 2-10 minutes. Turning the car off wouldn't solve the problem, it would actually continue. The mechanics told me it was my tipm (total integrated power module) that caused this to happen, only seen in Chrysler models. This problem has been ongoing starting with my horn since Sep. 23rd, 2016.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #20

Sep 122016

Avenger

  • 80,512 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. While the vehicle was stationary, the driver side air bag indicator remained illuminated. In addition, the vehicle accelerated on its own and stalled without warning on numerous occasions. The battery indicator illuminated without warning and the vehicle stalled on another occasion. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 80,512.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #19

Aug 232016

Avenger

  • 72,500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. While performing a routine inspection on the vehicle, the contact noticed that the air bag warning indicator was illuminated. The contact was a certified mechanic who had an obd 2 reader that produced failure code: B1C14, which indicated a totally integrated power module failure. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system) had a remedy that required replacement for the exact failure that the contact experienced. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,500.

- Burnt Hills, NY, USA

problem #18

Jan 012015

Avenger

  • 35,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the head restraint warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system ) however, the vehicle was not repaired. The technician stated that wiring behind the seats needed to be replaced before they could perform the recall remedy. The vehicle was not repaired however, the VIN tool confirms the recall was completed. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The manufacturer informed the contact that they had to stand behind their dealer's decision. The failure mileage was approximately 35,000.

- Valley Stream, NY, USA

problem #17

Feb 022016

Avenger

  • 31,000 miles
Clicking noise from behind the glove box when changing from heat T HVAC. Research points to a blend door which is a known problem to Chrysler. Also makes same noise when not running which could pose a fire hazard. Needs to be checked before it starts a fire and someone is hurt.. car can be stationary or moving see no recall but we need one this is unsafe.

- Faltwoods, KY, USA

problem #16

Feb 112016

Avenger

  • 47,000 miles
While driving, the airbag light came on. Took it to the dealership and they said it was the driver side head rest airbag.

- Shaw Afb, SC, USA

problem #15

Feb 032016

Avenger 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. While driving 55 mph, the instrument panel light started to flicker and the air bag light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the driver side head rest sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 64,000. Updated 06/14/16

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #14

Mar 112016

Avenger

  • 41,600 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, the engine stalled as the electronic throttle sensor warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the electronic throttle sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 41,600.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #13

Oct 012015

Avenger

  • 50,000 miles
Clicking noise from behind glove box when running HVAC. Research points to a blend door motor which is a known problem to Chrysler. Also makes the same clicking noise even when the car is not running which could pose a fire hazard.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #12

Jan 022016

Avenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that after shutting the vehicle off, the engine would not restart. The contact indicated that the 15 amp fuse would continue to blow out and the vehicle was in shut down mode. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available.

- Hampstead, NC, USA

problem #11

Dec 012015

Avenger

  • 57,000 miles

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

Clicking noise from behind glove box when running HVAC. Research points to a blend door motor which is a known problem to Chrysler. Also makes the same clicking noise even when the car is not running which could pose a fire hazard.

- La Vergne, TN, USA

problem #10

Aug 082015

Avenger

  • 18,000 miles
Wipers come on with left or right turn

- Shelton, WA, USA

problem #9

Jun 092015

Avenger

  • 42,252 miles
6/9/15 car in motion city street refused to accelerate. Coasted to side. Dealer ship replaced tran pump& torque converter. 7/21 at stop light heard hard knock, stuck in 1st gear coasted to side. Dealership did tran overhaul. 7/29 again! on freeway complete shut down of engine and electrical and coasted off freeway ramp. Glad we did not get killed. Dealership said fixed issue. My son nor I will drive it any longer. Other issue was airbag light continuously on 2nd dealership said airbags may not work. Glad no accidents occurred.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #8

Sep 092015

Avenger

  • 49,875 miles
When starting car, all lights and power features work but car will not turn over. Its been a problem that comes and goes with no warning.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 022015

Avenger

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start until after several attempts without warning. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was started. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Pittburg, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 012014

Avenger

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start intermittently. The contact mentioned that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle hesitated and all the lights on the instrument panel flickered off and on. The vehicle shortly resumed normal function. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on two separate occasions but the technician was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Tampa , FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 052014

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 7,700 miles
Key fob activates car alarm and will not work to shut off.

- Margate , FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 162013

Avenger

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who replaced the wiring harness. The contact also stated that after the repairs the front passenger power window failed. The dealer replaced the master switch. In addition, the contact noticed smoke coming from the front panel. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the HVAC control head was replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 212013

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
Purchased car 7/11/2013: (the 7,000 miles is a guesstimate) 11/21/2013 while in wv for my mothers funeral, parked in gas station, car running, in park, L/R turn signals started flashing independently then the flashers started going off, stopped by themselves. This has continued, took to dealership, they couldn't find any codes, all connections looked ok. Started keeping a log of milage when this happens, starting on 1/4/2014 mileage 10,254 and has continued to current date 4/30/2014. This may happen only once but then again it may happen several times within the same milage. Can not count the times it happens while car is parked in the driveway with keys in the house and no one touching them. I believe it's the cluster in the steering column. Also, I could not get my wipers to spray/wipe until I turned the turn signals on. Has anyone else had this happen?

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012014

Avenger

  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact was sitting at a complete stop, when his knee erroneously struck against the ignition key and caused the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was able to be restarted and resumed normally. The failure recurred on a separate occasion and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The dealer stated that in order to prevent the engine from stalling, the ignition key should not make contact with any object while the engine was operating. Additionally, the technician advised the contact that the vehicle was safe to drive. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 16,000. The VIN was not available.

- Haines City, FL, USA

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