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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
351 miles

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2012 Dodge Avenger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 102013

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 3 miles


Upon starting the car it bucks and hesitates also backing into traffic bucking still and issue...Dodge has been notified numerous times directly from the BBB and nothing has been resolved thank you!!

- South Windsor, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 302012

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 850 miles
Upon acceleration the cars bogs down and also bucks upon starting making it extremely difficult to pull out into traffic...the transmissions has been replaced and sensors and the problem still exists and Dodge claims this is a characteristic of this particular model and year!!

- South Windsor, CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 102012

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 200 miles
I have had several problems with the acceleration of this vehicle the dealership replaced the transmission and several sensors due to bucking and hesitations. This never resolved the situation it still bucks when its moist or rains I was told by the dealership that this is a characteristic of this particular model.

- South Windsor, CT, USA

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