really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,582 miles

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2011 Dodge Avenger seat belts / air bags problems

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2011 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 012016


  • miles


I have not had any issues so far with my air bag. However I received a recall notice and when I attempted to have it fixed I was informed there is no solution for it yet. I am filing a complaint

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #7

Nov 012016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V668000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #6

Nov 012016


  • miles
2011 Dodge Avenger. Consumer writes in regards to head rest deployed unexpectedly. Vehicle VIN# not included in recall.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #5

Feb 042015

Avenger 4-cyl

  • miles


Was in line of traffic. One vehicle three cars ahead turned suddenly causing the next car to put on brakes suddenly then the next car brake suddenly the brakes of the 2011 Dodge Avenger failed to engage leading to a rear end collision with the car ahead causing extreme front end damage to the 2011 Dodge Avenger and the air bag did not deploy.. luckily the seat belt was functioning properly...police report filed and noted brake fluid compartment full.

- Andalusia, AL, USA

problem #4

Oct 252013


  • 57,656 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred on a separate occasion. There was recall related to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the VIN was not included and the vehicle had not been repaired. The contact also mentioned that the instrument cluster lights suddenly dimmed and the interior lights and both turn signals failed to operate properly. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 57,656.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 262012


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while traveling 50 mph another vehicle crashed into the vehicle. Upon impact the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was completely destroyed. The driver and passenger sustained minor cuts and bruises. The injury status of the occupant of the other vehicle was unknown. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic to diagnose the failure. The failure and current mileage was 40,000.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 032012


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, she drove through a stop light and another vehicle crashed into the front passenger door. The air bags did not deploy during the crash. There was an occupant in the front passenger seat that suffered neck injuries and was taken to the hospital. The front passenger door received extensive damages. The police were notified and a report was available if needed. The vehicle was towed to an auto body shop where it was awaiting repair. The dealer was not notified. The manufacture was notified and stated that the parameters of the air bag sensors were not struck during the crash, therefore the air bags would not deploy. The failure and current mileages were 10,000.

- Okland City, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 022011


  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. The contact was driving 55 mph when the contact crashed into a pole. During the crash the seat belts did not restrain and the air bags did not deploy. The contact suffered a concussion. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the mechanic advised that during the crash the sensors were pulled in from the sub frame, causing the sensors not to receive any impact. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000.

- Mountview, AR, USA

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