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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,059 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 miscellaneous problems

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2013 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 022016


  • miles


The heater only blows hot air or the driver side, the middle and passanger side vents blow cold air, even when the defrost is on heat

- Pearl River, LA, USA

problem #7

Mar 012013


  • miles
I've never received a recall notice to take my vehicle to have it fix from the recall issues stated on the announcement.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #6

Sep 262016


  • 56,000 miles
On September 26 2016, the driver's side headrest exploded and came lose (for no apparent reason). Experiencing headache due to the bump on my head. Despite the vehicle being only three years old, and with just 56000 miles, the radiator and air conditioning systems have been replaced! 2013 Dodge Avenger is not a safe car to drive and needs to be thoroughly investigated for quality and safety. The headrest explosion happened while the engine was off and was about to exit the vehicle inside my garage.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 152016


  • 57,600 miles


The transmission is the problem. I was driving when the car started making noises and stopped on a hill. I was able to roll down the hill backward, and turn into a park entrance before the car came to a complete stop. I turned off the car started it again and this time it wouldn't move when I put it in gear even though the engine was running. We had the car towed to the dealer and to date it still has not been looked at.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #4

Sep 032015


  • 54,000 miles
Recently purchased this vehicle and after a week and a half, noticed that my car is not gearing correctly on its own and at times decelerates when trying to accelerate. Also when shifting vehicle from park, reverse, drive, etc... it makes a jump with a loud noise.

- Dover, NH, USA

problem #3

Sep 092015


  • 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 #2

May 252015


  • 39,000 miles
My vehicles stalls while driving on the highway and its an automatic. I keep my regular maintenance on it. This has almost caused 3 different accidents on multiple occasions. When I stop my car almost acts as though it wants to shut off. In order to pick speed back up I midst floor it to even get moving anywhere. This is very unsafe seeing as though I have a 2 yr old. Something must be done. I'm insuring a car that has had recalls for this very same issues and now Dodge tells me they'd have to charge me $115 for a diagnostics test.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 062015


  • miles
While approaching a stop sign, I did hit the breaks, I felt a jolt however the car never stopped. The car did skid across a highway, and land in a ditch. There was extensive front end damage, however no air bags deployed. Bothe me and my minor child were removed from the vehicle by emergency response teams. We did both sustain injuries. The vehicle was unable to be driven and was towed.

- South Fallsburg, NY, USA

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