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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,298 miles

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2013 Dodge Avenger seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #37

Nov 142016

Avenger

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V668000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #36

Oct 012016

Avenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V668000 (air bags, seat belts) was received in October of 2016. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #35

Oct 152016

Avenger

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owned a 2013 Dodge Avenger. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle crashed into a tree. The contact noticed smoke emitting from the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was towed and destroyed. A police report was filed. The contact received injuries to the chest, neck, and hip, which required medical attention. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V668000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the remedy was not yet available. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #34

Nov 152016

Avenger

  • 5,000 miles

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

Takata recall. My teenage children are driving daily in a car that is not safe how is this acceptable?

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #33

Aug 312016

Avenger

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owned a 2013 Dodge Avenger. While driving approximately 25 mph and attempting to cross an intersection, another vehicle crashed into the contact's vehicle on the passenger side. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed and destroyed. A police report was filed. The contact received injuries to the chest, ribs, and neck area. Medical attention was required. The contact stated that the insurance evaluation concluded that the rear axle fractured on impact, which caused the contact to lose control of the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V668000 (air bags); however, the remedy was not yet available. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Cecatur, IL, USA

problem #32

Nov 062016

Avenger

  • 0 miles
Unresolved recall.

- Gaiesville, GA, USA

problem #31

Nov 022016

Avenger

  • miles

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

I recieved a recall notice from fca telling me that my air bags and seat belts might not work in a crash and there is a recall but they don't have remedy available and they will contact me when they figure out how to fix it. I have small childeren and if I get into a car crash I hope that my seat belts and air bags would work and for Dodge to tell me not to worry even thou they might not work is unacceptable.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #30

Sep 072016

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
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
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
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

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