definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,112 miles

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2011 Dodge Avenger steering problems

steering problem

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2011 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 132016


  • 88,211 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger. While driving 5 mph, the vehicle made an unknown noise from the two front wheels. When driving over a bump in the road, the contact lost control of the steering. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V315000 (steering). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 88,211.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 232013


  • 15,000 miles
I bought this car brand new off the lot and have owned it for 2 years. The back of the car sways in the back, which I did not notice this at first being the driver, but passengers did. As time went on it got worse and I began noticing it in the front. The back end sways anytime you hit a bump and in the winter the back end is all over the place. I've been driving in winter weather for 10 years now and never had so much anxiety until driving this car. The back end makes hollow clicking noises from time to time like something is going to just "pop off". the steering wheel pulls to the right (even after all alignments, tires checked). When you attempt to push on the gas after being stopped the car stalls a great deal. The left rear suspension has been replaced already, the sway bar tightened, camber bushings done and there are still issues with the above but the dealer states "nothing is wrong". I have had my car in the dealership numerous of times for all of this not to mention the bubbling of the paint on the hood, the trunk leaking water and a few recalls. I plan on trading this car in asap and will not be purchasing another Dodge. I spent way too much money on a car to have this many issues with barely 20,000 miles on it.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 222012

Avenger 6-cyl

  • 9,232 miles
Front end makes a popping noise from the passenger side on uneven terrain at all speeds. Dealer couldn't find anything and I had the first tire rotation at this time. We took our first road trip (approx 1700 miles round trip) and noticed vibration on trip. Found tire dust covering rear of car and rear fender wells. The rear tires had almost completely worn through the innermost tread. Dealer performed an alignment check, said front was slightly out and corrected it. Left front was -.7 camber and right front was -.7. at 1500 miles the dealer finally agreed to replace the tires through the good year prorated warranty, claiming the ware problem was a tire issue. We are now at 18000 miles with no signs of excessive tire wear. Popping noise in front in seems to be getting worse, dealer once stated they tightened the cradle bolts. It had no effect. We again have vibration at highway speed and the rear end wobbles back and forth on uneven terrain.

- Marshall, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 112011


  • 5 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Avenger mainstreet. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, the steering wheel vibrated and pulled to the right. The front tires also wore prematurely. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer balanced and aligned the front tires. The engine was also lifted to inspect the motor cradle. The failure was not corrected. The steering wheel continued to vibrate and pull to the right. The front tires also continued to wear prematurely. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5 and the current mileage was 9,000.

- Pineview , GA, USA

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