hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,167 miles

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2011 Dodge Avenger miscellaneous problems

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2011 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 162016


  • 48,500 miles


Passenger side heat stopped working. Cold air blows out of vents on passenger side near door and right middle vent. As well as defrost vents and feet vent on passenger side. Driver side vents are blowing luke warm air. Not hot. Roughly 48K miles on car. Have seen many other complaints about this.

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #8

Dec 302014


  • miles
The heating system only blows cold air needs a heating core this problem started 3 years ago it eventually did not blow hot air at all.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 102015


  • 74,000 miles
My heater only blows warm air on the drivers side.

- Athol, ID, USA

problem #6

Jan 052016


  • 90,000 miles


My car blows cold air on the passenger side of the car. I took it in January of 2016 and spent almost $1K to replace heater core and took it in again October 2016 for same issue. The repair shop told me that they would flush it really well and spoke to a Dodge dealer and it is a known design flaw but there is no fix. The best they could do was flush with mopar cleaner and replace coolant (another $200) and hope for the best. This was a fix but will not resolve the issue. I've owned the car for 3yrs and make car payments and have spent $1200 in last 9mos. Got the car back a week ago and already blowing lukewarm on passenger side and will no doubt be blowing cold by winter. Looking online it is a known issue and complaint of 2010-2012 Avengers. Why is the issue not being handled and how much do us consumers have to spend"? Dodge should stand behind their products. It's not a "safety" issue but when weather drops to 10 below and I'm literally freezing... how is this not a safety issue? how much more am I going to have to spend" I can't afford constant repairs for same issue. Fix the issue so I can love my car again.

- Union Grove, WI, USA

problem #5

May 162016


  • 95,000 miles
There was an exhaust leak under the driver's seat which caused me (only driver) to become very very sleepy. I was in the car for 5-10 minutes when I felt the sleepiness. I had to open windows for fresh air in order to make it to work (20 min. Drive) without having to pull over. The sleepiness started about 3 weeks before it became really bad. I was on a 4 hour trip & after an hour I had to repeately pull over, one to sleep for about 30 minutes. At the time I did not make a connection with what was happening. I attributed the sleepiness to being tired but after the third day of serious sleepiness, I thought there had to be something with the car because it only happened in the car although there were several days that I was abnormally sleepy at work in the morning hours. I believe that was a carry over from the trip to work each morning.there is a vocational school in the public school system where I work so I took it to the teacher of the mechanic's class. They have a machine that shoots smoke through the exhaust system & there was smoke coming through a crack in the exhaust pipe located directly beneath the driver's seat. I went to the doctor for a blood test to make sure I did not have any carbon monoxide in my system. The results showed me at a level 1, the range is from 0-2. the mechanics repaired the leak with a special puddy. The drive to work everyday is a twenty minute drive each way on a four lane highway. The first incident was April 23, 2016. The other incidents were the week of May 16th. I was exposed to the fumes for about three weeks before it became really bad.

- Forest, VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 192016


  • 100,000 miles
The heat from the passenger side does not work. The air works great, but no heat. This was just noticed a couple of weeks ago. I took the car to the dealer that I purchased it from and the cost will be $1,002.80. I feel this should be something that is fixed without me having to pay so much. I have only had the car for 1 year. I have read that there are several people that have the same problem. Should be a recall................

- Sevierville, TN, USA

problem #3

Jan 012016


  • 75,000 miles


My 2011 Dodge Avenger heat has a heating problem. The passenger side heat/defrost only blows cold air. I put the fan on high and still only cold air. When warming car up with remote start the car is not warm after 10 to 15 minutes causing the passenger side windshield to not defrost. I drive 50 miles one way to work and am freezing when I get there. I have seen forums where this is happening to many other people.

- Deshler, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 192015


  • 53,000 miles
Defroster only works on high. Drove for 40 minutes had to keep fan and heat control on full the whole time to keep windshield cleaned off. Side windows never cleared off.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 092015


  • 33,000 miles
Passenger defrost blows cold air which means it is not clearing the windows in inclement weather. The frosting of windows has created safety issues for me because on a busy road I have almost had an accident.

- Buford, GA, USA

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