hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
127,734 miles

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2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 082016


  • 126,000 miles


Faulty intake manifold runner control, faulty windshield wiper motor

- Shawano, WI, USA

problem #11

Aug 012015


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the windshield wipers failed to work without warning. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who replaced the windshield wiper's motor, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Bechtelsville, PA, USA

problem #10

Aug 012016


  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. While driving approximately 60 mph in a rain storm, the windshield wipers failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the tipm was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 128,000.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #9

Dec 172015


  • 111,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated the while driving at approximately 40 mph, the turn signals failed to engage. The contact also discovered that the windshield and the headlights failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 111,000.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #8

Sep 242015


  • 56,000 miles
Was driving on the highway when it started to rain. Turned wipers on only to have them stutter in the middle of the windshield. They then stopped in the middle of my window, blocking my vision. I had to pull over and push them down by hand. I had to finish my 25 mile drive at about 30 miles an hour periodically getting my wipers to work. Next day I checked all the fuses and wiring and then read online the numerous reports of the same issues with my car model as well as other Chrysler vehicles over the last 5 or so years. From descriptions made and the number of cases reported I assumed there was a recall I missed, but there is not, which is shocking.

- Hastings, MN, USA

problem #7

Jan 012014


  • 140,000 miles
A few things have happened all pointing towards a failed/failing tipm module. The first thing we noticed was the car would stall while sitting still in rush hour/bumper to bumper traffic. Then in early 2014 the windshield wipers started turning off during snow/rain storms almost causing accidents a few times that we replaced the wipers, wiper switch and wiper motor and still have the issue randomly. Last week the horn started to randomly go off to the point that I was driving to work today and it went off and did not stop. Saw the NHTSA investigation into Chrysler tipm's so wanted to put something in because I do not see the 2008 Avenger in the lists online and this is more than likely a failing/failed. Tipm. Dealerships want $800-1000 for the replacement, rockauto, com has it for $260 ($200 core charge) $460 total to get the replacement part then return the core. I have a friend with 2006 Dodge 3500 diesel that he had to replace his tipm recently and got one from rockauto.com as well and recommended them as the go to place given Chrysler's inability to take responsibility to notify their car owners of the potential risk/hazard. I am the original owner of my Avenger and bought it new October 2007.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #6

Apr 152015


  • 90,000 miles


My issue is the windshield wipers stop working or work intermittently, which is a huge problem when it is raining. This is very dangerous. When we started looking up the issue online we noticed a lot of other people having the same issue among other issues. We first tried to replace the switch - still had the problem, then the wiper motor - still had the problem. Now we are told by the Dodge dealership that it prob. Is a wiring issue or the total integrated fuse box thing. This is $1000 at least and has to be done by the dealer because it has to be programmed. I feel this should be a recall on Chrysler part since so many people are having this issue and it is a huge safety issue.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 032015

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 517,500 miles
Today, 1/3/2015, the weather was a mix of rain and snow and on my way to my destination the windshield wipers stopped working in the middle of the windshield. Then it started back up and then off again. At one point when it stopped, I could not see, the windshield was covered with the rain/snow mixture. I took the car to the dealership to be told it was the tipm. The part was ordered and today I paid only for the labor portion, $60 and when I return on Tuesday I am to pay for the part which came to $661.

- Crestwood, IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 122013


  • 144,000 miles
I got in my car after work and noticed that my headlights automatically came on, I don't have the daytime running lights. I tried to turn them off on the control switch, nothing happened. I didn't figure out that my turn signals didn't work till I had a line of semi trucks behind me and I was needing to turn into my driveway, I live in ky so we have a lot of big trucks on the road hauling coal and gravel. I had to pass my driveway up cause I thought I was going to get hit in the rear end ( which I usually have a 5 yr old in the back seat) and had to go faster to get way ahead of the trucks so I could get pulled off the road to turn to go back home. When I get home I keep trying to get the headlight off, so I try all the controls, that's when I find out I have no wipers either. So I have no high beams with my headlights, no turn signals and no wipers, so therefore I can't drive this car to work which makes the payments on the car. Called the dealer they told me it could be of 2 things, either the controls on the steering column, which I don't see how both could go out at the same time since its 2 different controls or its either my temp which cost $600 plus labor. I don't think I'll be buying another Dodge produce, I'll stick with Chevy or GMC. They need to do a recall before they get someone seriously hurt by getting rear ended or get caught out in a rain storm!

- Shelby Gap, KY, USA

problem #3

Jun 062013


  • 76,778 miles
Turn signals, dome light, windshield wipers, and running lights would not operate. Started working again the next morning. Hopefully they will not stop working during a rain storm or on a dark road. Seems this would warrant a safety recall immediately. This could be extremely dangerous!

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #2

Sep 122012

Avenger 6-cyl

  • miles
Wipers will intermittently stop while in use. Normal and high speeds also when using intermittent mode. Has been to local dealer several times. They tell me they can't fix it till it's fully broken. Could be motor or switch. "they won't throw parts at it till it's broken" as I was told over the winter.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 082012

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 63,528 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that when engaging the turn signals while driving at various speeds, the windshield wipers would engage erroneously. Several dealers were notified of the issue but none offered any assistance. The manufacturer was notified but also rendered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 63,528. Updated 5/22/13 the consumer stated the wipers would go off and on without the use of the turn signal, as well. Updated 05/30/2013

- North Richland Hills, TX, USA

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