TSB List for the 1996 Dodge Avenger

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1996 Avenger are official communications between Dodge & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
  • STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP
  • SUSPENSION
  • SUSPENSION:REAR
  • SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
  • POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
  • AIR BAGS
  • AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY
  • STRUCTURE
  • STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
  • STRUCTURE:BODY
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • TIRES
  • SEATS
  • SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

    • TSB #084495

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #46367

      BULLETIN APPLIES TO TALON MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO JUN 1, 1995 (MDH 06-01-XX) AND AVENGER/SEBRING MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO AUGUST 2, 1995 (MDH 08-02-XX). Read More »

    STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP

    • TSB #190199

      Date Announced:
      JAN 22, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604311

      PROCEDURES ON ALIGNING THE POWER STEERING BELT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #190597

      Date Announced:
      MAR 14, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088938

      CONCERNS WITH POWER STEERING BELT ALIGNMENT. *NLM Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #020299

      Date Announced:
      APR 09, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604970

      VEHICLES EXHIBITING FRONT COIL SPRING CREAKING, POPPING, OR SQUEAKING. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #020298

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600810

      A SQUEAKING OR HARD RUBBING NOISE MAY BE HEARD FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE WHEN TRAVELING OVER BUMPS. *YC Read More »

    SUSPENSION:REAR

    • TSB #020298

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600810

      A SQUEAKING OR HARD RUBBING NOISE MAY BE HEARD FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE WHEN TRAVELING OVER BUMPS. *YC Read More »

    SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER

    • TSB #020798

      Date Announced:
      JUN 19, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601571

      CONDITIONS WITH LIGHT KNOCKING OR TAPPING NOISE BEING HEARD FROM THE REAR SHOCK REAR WHILE TRAVELING OVER BUMPS. *YC Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

    • TSB #050898

      Date Announced:
      DEC 18, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603099

      EXHIBITTING A CONDITON WHERE THE STEERING WHEEL SHAKES OR THE BRAKE PEDAL PULSATES DUE TO PREMATURE WEAR OF FRONT BRAKE ROTORS AND PADS. *AK Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #250297

      Date Announced:
      JUL 25, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52982

      VARIOUS NOISES COMING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #070397

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088786

      CONCERNS WITH ENGINE COOLANT USAGE. *NLM Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #090799

      Date Announced:
      SEP 17, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #607914

      INFORMATION REGARDING 2.5L V-6 HEAD GASKET APPLICATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #090899

      Date Announced:
      SEP 17, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #607916

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN REGARDING MULTI-LAYER STEEL (MLS) HEAD GASKET INSTALLATION PROCEDURES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #250297

      Date Announced:
      JUL 25, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089137

      CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF POPPING/KNOCKING NOISE IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT. *NLM Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #090997

      Date Announced:
      DEC 19, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088858

      INFORMATION ON GASKET SURFACE PREPARATION ON ALUMINUM ENGINE COMPONENTS. *NLM Read More »

    • TSB #181697

      Date Announced:
      MAY 02, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088888

      CONCERNS ON ERRONEOUS MI; ILLUMINATION WITH HEX CODES $6A, ERRONEOUS PCM RESETS, SHIFT CYCLING, COLD ENGINE STUMBLE. *NLM Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

    • TSB #070397

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52963

      VARIOUS CAR OWNER'S HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN USING ENGINE COOLANTS MADE WITH PROPYLENE GLYCOL INSTEAD OF ETHYLENE GLYCOL. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #250298

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602881

      SUBJECT REGARDING I/M ( INSPECTION MAINTENANCE ) TESTING - OBD II "CARB" READINESS MONITOR INFORMATION. *YC Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #140897

      Date Announced:
      NOV 21, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088884

      INFORMATION ON POOR DRIVABILITY WITH HIGH DI (DRIVABILITY INDEX) FUEL. *NLM Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #9841

      Date Announced:
      AUG 07, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602287

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A WHINE OR MOAN NOISE COMING FROAM THE FUEL TANK AREA. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #210997

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089028

      INFORMATION ON 41TE/42LE SERVICE INFORMATION. *NLM Read More »

    • TSB #970314210597

      Date Announced:
      MAR 14, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54371

      CONDITION WITH TRANAXLE SHUDDER DURING A 3RD GEAR TO 3RD GEAR PARTIAL EMCC ( ELECTRONICALLY MODULATED CONVERTER CLUTCH) ENGAGEMENT, 3RD GEAR PARTIAL EMCC TO 4TH GEAR PARTIAL EMCC ENGAGEMENT, OR 4TH GEAR TO 4TH GEAR EMCC ENGAGEMENT. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #2100601

      Date Announced:
      MAR 16, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #621898

      AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE ATF+4. *TT *MJ Read More »

    • TSB #210599A

      Date Announced:
      SEP 03, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #607959

      THIS BULLETIN ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY AND INSTALLATION OF A RESUABLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL PAN GASKET. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #210599

      Date Announced:
      MAR 05, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604696

      SUBJECT REGARDING REUSABLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL PAN GASKET. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #210499

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604364

      SERVICE AND PARTS INFORMATION ON 1999 RUNNING CHANGES TO TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR (TRS) *TT Read More »

    • TSB #210597

      Date Announced:
      MAR 14, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088988

      CONCERNS WITH 41TE/42LE TRANSAXLE SHUDDER DURING AN EMCC (ELECTRONICALLY MODULATED CONVERTER CLUTCH) SHIFT. *NLM Read More »

    • TSB #184095

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #46485

      BULLETIN APPLIES TO '96 VEHICLES EQUIPPED W/ 2.5L ENGINE (AVENGER/SEBRING/ TALON BUILT PRIOR TO NOV. 10, 1995 MDH [11-10-XX]) (CIRRUS/STRATUS BUILT PRIOR TO SEPT. 25, 1995 MDH [9-25-XX]). Read More »

    • TSB #183595

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #46490

      BULLETIN APPLIES TO 1996 VEHICLES EQUIPPED W/ A 2.0L ENGINE (AVENGER/ SEBRING/TALON BUILT PRIOR TO NOV. 10, 1995 MDH (11-10-XX)) (NEON BUILT PRIOR TO NOV. 14, 1995 MDH (11-14-XX)). Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

    • TSB #180997

      Date Announced:
      FEB 28, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51993

      VEHICLE SHUDDER DURING TORQUE CONVERTER EMCC (LOCK UP) OPERATION/DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 38. *TW Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #210298

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601581

      INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSTIC / DRIVEABILITY IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSAXLE THAT INCORPORATES A TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR (TRS) ONLY. REDUCES A SHUDDER CONDITION THAT MAY BE EXPERIENCED DURING LIGHT THROTTLE 1-2 UPSHIFT. Read More »

    • TSB #210798

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600751

      SUBJECT ON DELAYED TRANSAXLE ENGAGEMENT. *AK Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #08-049-20

      Date Announced:
      APR 22, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10175735

      Charging System, Battery Diagnostic Tools and Warranty This information only bulletin discusses using the correct test equipment for testing batteries and charging systems, and also warranty reimbursement when battery replacements are ... Read More »

    • TSB #0801001

      Date Announced:
      MAY 25, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #620059

      SUBJECT REGARDING AIRBAG / CLOCK SPRING SERVICE FOR VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2002 MODEL YEAR JEEP LIBERTY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #0800600REV

      Date Announced:
      DEC 29, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #618049

      SUBJECT REGARDING WIRE SPLICE REPAIRS. *SB Read More »

    • TSB #082097

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088801

      INFORMATION REGARDING GARAGE DOOR OPENER. *NLM Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #080600

      Date Announced:
      FEB 25, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #609995

      THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES A REVISED WIRE SPLICE PROCEDURE AND RELATED PARTS. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

    • TSB #180897

      Date Announced:
      FEB 28, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51991

      SAG/HESITATION ON ACCELERATION, OR ENGINE MISS. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #181097

      Date Announced:
      FEB 28, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52008

      INTERMITTENT SINGLE CYLINDER MISFIRE AND/OR MIL ILLUMINATED. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #183195

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #45667

      NEW IN STOCK VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT HARD STARTS, MISS-FIRE, OR ROUGH IDLE DUE TO SPARK PLUG FOULING. THIS CAN BE CAUSED BY INFREQUENT ENGINE OPERATION DURING THE TRANSPORTATION PROCESS. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #084699

      Date Announced:
      DEC 31, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #610000

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION WHERE THE DOOR AJAR WARNING LIGHT AND DOME LIGHT MAY WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR MAY BECOME INOPERATIVE. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #230297

      Date Announced:
      FEB 14, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52072

      SUNROOF SUNSHADE BINDING OR COMING OUT OF TRACK. *TW Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #082700

      Date Announced:
      SEP 29, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #6092304

      SUBJECT REGARDING NON-DEPLOYED AIRBAG HANDLING PROCEDURES. *TT Read More »

    AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #083799

      Date Announced:
      NOV 12, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089800

      DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION IS NOW OFFERINB AIRBAG ON / OFF SWITCHES FOR SELECTED VEHICLES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #081798

      Date Announced:
      DEC 30, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603153

      SUBJECT REGARDING AIRBAG ON - OFF SWITCHES. *YC Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #31-006-19

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169245

      Repair Parts Used For Structural Repairs This bulletin involves discussing FCA US LLC position with regard to structural repair parts usage. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

    • TSB #230397

      Date Announced:
      FEB 14, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51942

      DIFFICULT TO CLEAN LIGHT COLORED "CHALKY" RESIDUE FROM PLASTIC BODY COMPONENTS THAT ARE MOLDED IN BLACK. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #020197

      Date Announced:
      JAN 31, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51285

      A LIGHT THUMP, CHUCKLE, OR CREAK NOISE MAY BE HEARD FORM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING OVER SMALL TO MEDIUM BUMPS- THIS NOISE COMES FROM THE INSIDE SHOCK. *JD Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #233599REVA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #612160

      SUBJECT ON THE CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *MJS Read More »

    • TSB #234998

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602882

      SOME VEHICLES EXHIBIT A WHISTLE ( WINDNOISE) COMING FROM THE " A " PILLAR AREA. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #183298

      Date Announced:
      SEP 25, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603635

      SUBJECT ON FLASH PROGRAMMING FAILURE RECOVERY. *YC Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #210699

      Date Announced:
      APR 02, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #605014

      CONDITIONS WITH INTERMITTENT LOSS OF SPEED CONTROL. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #180598

      Date Announced:
      FEB 27, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600347

      DISCUSSION: REGARDING IDLER AIR FLOW TEST FOR ABOVE MODELS LISTED MAY INDICATE AN ERRONEOUS FAILURE DUE TO INABILITY OF POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE TO HOLD THE IDLE AIR CONTROL MOTOR STABLE DURING TEST SEQUENCE. Read More »

    • TSB #081695REVA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1995
      NHTSA ID:
      #46371

      BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 08-16-95, DATED APR. 14, 1995. IF THE VEHICLE OPERATOR **REPEATEDLY** PRESSES AND RELEASES THE SET BUTTON WITH THEIR FOOT OFF OF THE ACCELERATOR (A 'LIFT FOOT SET' TO BEGIN SPEED CONTROL ... Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #220197

      Date Announced:
      JUN 13, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089038

      INFORMATION ON TIRE AND WHEEL RUNOUT. *NLM Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #2300800B

      Date Announced:
      NOV 24, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #615688

      SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #230800

      Date Announced:
      MAR 03, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #610635

      SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #233599

      Date Announced:
      SEP 03, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #607963

      INFORMATION ON CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

    • TSB #0804000

      Date Announced:
      DEC 08, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #616720

      INFORMATION ON NEW COMPONENTS AND A REPAIR PROCEDURE DEVELOPED TO REPLACE FAILED SEAT SLIDE MOTORS. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #08-049-20

      Date Announced:
      APR 22, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10175735

      Charging System, Battery Diagnostic Tools and Warranty This information only bulletin discusses using the correct test equipment for testing batteries and charging systems, and also warranty reimbursement when battery replacements are ... Read More »

    • TSB #31-003-19

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169247

      Use of Salvage/Recycled Parts This bulletin involves discussing FCA US LLC position with regard to collision repair industry awareness regarding the use of recycled or salvage parts. Read More »

    • TSB #1801201

      Date Announced:
      MAY 25, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #620066

      SUBJECT REGARDING GENERIC SCAN TOOL (GST), PUBLICATION NO. 81-170-00008 PROVIDED WITH THIS TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN TO PROVIDE REFERENCE INFORMATION WHEN USING GENERIC SCAN TOOL ON OBDII VEHICLES. Read More »

    • TSB #181897

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088896

      CONCERNS WITH OBDII READINESS CODE RETENTION, FRDERAL PACKAGES. *NLM Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #082097

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52951

      DISCUSSING ROLLING CODE TECHNOLOGY AND IT'S FEATURES ON GARAGE DOOR OPENERS. *YC Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #081698

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600862

      INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT. *AK Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

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