Notes: Consumer Reports road tests has noted deficiencies in the 2012 Avenger with regard to engine noise, acceleration, braking, handling, transmission, fuel economy, driving position and rear visibility. But at least it has a cool marketing campaign ... right?


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
63,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2012 Dodge Avenger body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 192017

Avenger LS Plus V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles


So I hop in the car last night after dinner to go get ice cream. On the way there the hood flies up crashing into the windshield! It was horrible. I got it home and looking it over the safety latch is loose and no longer engages when the hood is shut. How the hood became unlatched at all is a mystery as I worked yesterday and drove the highway home before making and eating dinner. My only relief to my crumpled hood is that this did not happen on the highway itself as I would've died for sure. It was literally something you only see in a movie! why are there no cables keeping it from going all the way up? My hood was replaced early on due to paint issues, I am wondering if they did not replace something correctly at the dealership? I hate this car, it started falling apart as soon as I paid my last payment and the warranty ended! UGH!

- Rosemary B., Dayton, OH, US

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