10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,821 miles

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2013 Dodge Avenger seat belts / air bags problems

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2013 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #30

Sep 072016

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 44,000 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 air bag warning indicator illuminated without warning or impact. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who stated that the clock spring failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not included in a recall. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000. Updated 11/17/16 updated 11/17/16.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #29

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 #28

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 #27

Jun 232016

Avenger

  • 26,000 miles

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

Takata recalls purchased car in June of 2016 airbag light on when purchased. Used car dealer says he can't fix it and and a new car dealer says there are no recalls on my car. I've now been stuck with a dangerous vehicle. What can I do?

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #26

Jun 202016

Avenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. While operating the vehicle, the air bag sensor warning light illuminated. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the electrical wires connected to the headrest became disconnected. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure related to NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bag, electrical system), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #25

Jun 162016

Avenger

  • miles
Airbag light is going off. And steering wheel is shaking when airbag light goes on.

- Revere, MA, USA

problem #24

May 292016

Avenger

  • 59,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. While driving 40 mph, the air bags deployed without warning or impact. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 59,000.

- Poca, WV, USA

problem #23

May 262016

Avenger

  • miles
I received email from NHTSA id: 16V273 for steering hose issue. I call dealership said no recall on my car. Also I still unable to know if my car is in danger for takata air bags no results for months on that too. What steps do I do get answer on steering and takata if my car and I are in jeopardy?

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #22

Jan 012015

Avenger

  • 35,000 miles
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 #21

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 #20

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 #19

Feb 232016

Avenger

  • 91,000 miles
While in motion on hwy36 in butts county Georgia my airbag warning light kept coming on and off.

- Barnesville, GA, USA

problem #18

Jan 022016

Avenger

  • 55,000 miles
The airbag light came on during driving the vehicle. After a few days I took it to a Dodge service, they said the drivers active headrest & wiring harness was defective and needed to be replace for about $700, this could cause the airbag to not deploy if in an accident. I saw the recall for non-deployment of airbags - NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 and wanted to know why this recall did not include the issue (appears to be the same as what I am experiencing) with my vehicle.

- Biglerville, PA, USA

problem #17

Nov 092015

Avenger

  • miles
2013 Dodge Avenger. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle head rest issues. The consumer stated in the midst of driving, the driver's head rest opened up and hit him in the back of the head causing his head to go forward.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #16

Dec 112015

Avenger

  • 46,000 miles
Air bag light illuminated. VIN not in recall range

- Hutto, TX, USA

problem #15

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 #14

Sep 162015

Avenger

  • 47,000 miles
This week, my airbag light began to blink intermittently, usually when accelerating. After a day, the light came to be on continuously. I got the vehicle to the shop on Saturday and was informed the active headrest on the driver side had an open circuit and that the entire airbag system was disabled until we can replace the currently backordered part at a cost of ~$300 plus labor. This is a part that was covered under a recall for my make, model, and year for the active headrest, but my VIN does not seem to be included. At this time, I am driving over 100 miles a day with no airbags in a 3 year old car. It is not safe and it is a part that apparently should have been included in the recall. A part that is never used in a 3 year old car should not fail and definitely not do so in such a critical system. Chrysler told me they'd add my vehicle to a list for review and let me know if they'll cover the part or not. Meanwhile, my extended warranty won't cover it because they feel as I do that Chrysler should.

- Ames, IA, USA

problem #13

Jul 292015

Avenger

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed and there was a jerking motion. The failure recurred multiple times at various speeds. The contact also stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to dealer for diagnostic testing. The diagnosis and repairs were unknown. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000.

- Pleasant Garden , NC, USA

problem #12

Jul 012015

Avenger

  • 36,600 miles
Airbag light stays on.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #11

Jun 062015

Avenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated and would not turn off. The vehicle was taken to a dealer; however, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable.

- Benton Harbor, MI, USA

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