really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,981 miles

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2010 Dodge Avenger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012016


  • miles


On 10/1/2016 a recall for called for my 2010 Dodge Avenger SXT. The recall number is 16V-668. They stated that the vehicle may experience loss of air bag and seat belt pretensioner deployment capability in certain crash events. I called my local Dodge to see what could be done, and told them that the occupant restraint must be replayed. They told me that there currently arent any parts available, and they have no clue when they will be available. That poses a huge safety risk because in event of a crash airbags are supposed to help save lives. With these issues going on and if I were in a wreck my life is at steak. I asked her about loaner cars, or if anything else could be done to increase safety. The only thing she said that can be done is just wait it out. With my safety being at risk every time I drive, I could be killed before parts even come in. I don't feel safe at all just waiting it out, and putting my life in the hands of Dodge. I feel like if they cant currently replace the parts, they either need to replace the car or loan one that works efficiently. Also before I purchased this vehicle there was a recall on the breaks on 2010. It stated that these vehicles may have been built with an improperly formed or missing brake booster. This could result in brake failure without warning which could cause a crash. Checking the car-fax that I was given this was not replaced or looked at, and now I'm having issues with my brakes. So not only is this a safety issue with the airbags and breaks, but a huge safety issue with my life being at risk.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 072016


  • 90,827 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving, there was an abnormal grinding noise coming from the front brakes of the vehicle. The contact stated that the brake rotors and pads had to be replaced twice per year. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V009000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,827.

- Greenvile, SC, USA

problem #3

Mar 112015

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 119,076 miles
The contact owned a 2010 Dodge Avenger. While trying to avoid striking a dog at 25 mph, the steering wheel seized and the brakes failed to respond when the pedal was depressed. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The driver and the front seat passenger sustained cervical strains that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 119,076. Updated 4/27/15 updated 10/9/15

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 112015

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
I was coming into a turn and a dog ran in front of the car very fast and I jerked and hit the curb as I hit the curb the car went on top of it than back onto the street I tried to hit the brakes numerous of times but they went stiff and all steering went away it was locked I lost all control of the vehicle. The car hit another car, damaging it and my insurance totaled out the Avenger. Now we are without a vehicle due to this. I went to the hospital with my passenger who was injured as well, doctor diagnosed me with a cervical strain. Since this incident I am still having headaches. My mother is the owner of the vehicle and still is shaken up about this.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 292013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
When I go to brake from speeds of 25 mph and up, the car starts shaking violently. I have to press the brake pedal slowly and holds the steering wheel stronger to counter the shaking and not lose control of the vehicle. This is not always possible to do when braking. The faster the vehicle is going, the worse it shake swhen applying the brakes. I have taken it to the dealership and several other car places to have the brakes checked and they cannot find the problem. They've changed pads, rotors, etc. On multiple occasions in a short period of time and the problem remains. This is very dangerous and there seems to be no fix.

- Leonardtown, MD, USA

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