definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,247 miles

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2014 Dodge Avenger electrical problems

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2014 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #16

Nov 142016


  • 24,000 miles


My 2014 Dodge Avenger has a faulty tipm. This has caused my car to lose all electrical power including engine stalling, lack of power steering, and no lights while driving down a busy highway at night. This happened several times. Once it happened while I was turning through a busy intersection! now it has caused my wipers to stop working! this is and has been a safety hazard. Chrysler has known about this and has tried to ignore, deny, even cover it up since before 2008. Hundreds of thousands of owners have been dangerously affected by this. I don't know why this hasn't been front page news! as an uber and lyft driver I can't make a living now because of this. Chrysler has already been sued over this and need to be continued to be held accountable. They have given no effort to recall all of the affected vehicles yet, only a few models that were heavily mentioned in the lawsuit. This is an outrage. This part costs at least $1000 for the consumer to replace only to be endangered by it yet again. Chrysler has acted lazily and unscrupulously regarding this matter and I need my vehicle fixed. American consumers deserve better than this. This kind of behavior from a car manufacturer is unacceptable. We must have a no charge recall asap.

- La Vergne, TN, USA

problem #15

Oct 172016


  • 73,000 miles
Loss of power and prevented the vechile from accelerating past 10-15mph. Ive been going into dealers for same type of items. They just keep resetting code. Send me away. Today I was stranded. Need help.

- Sa, TX, USA

problem #14

Jul 072016


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Avenger. While driving, the vehicle experienced a loss of power and prevented the vehicle from accelerating past 10-15 mph. The etc warning indicator and traction control warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure occurred approximately six times. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 162016


  • miles


Shifting has become a major issue have to use a pen or knife to put pressure on a switch to shift out of park. Was told by local Dodge dealer it is a issue with the challenger but not this model. They are the same shifter. Also the light that illuminates the shifter started to catch fire but I was able remove before fire ignited. I saw the smoke and smelled electrical burning. Luckily that started right before I went to struggle and put in drive. To even get it to losses up to drive you almost have to slam the shifter up and down rapidly and somewhat rough to even loosen it up to give a week or 2 of it not causing problems. Was told by local dealer not covered under warranty and it would be around 800 to fix.

- Selah, WA, USA

problem #12

Jan 052016


  • 76,322 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Avenger. While driving 45 mph, the battery warning indicator light illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was notified that the battery terminal jump box caught fire. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,322.

- Cross, SC, USA

problem #11

Apr 042014


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the vehicle was hesitant while driving various speeds and was difficult to start. The contact mentioned that the instrument cluster flickered with various indicators illuminating, the radio shorted as well, the function buttons failed, and the vehicle jerked several times upon coming to a stop and stalled several times. In addition, the brakes made an abnormal noise when engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times and the failure was unable to be replicated. In addition, while the vehicle was parked, the key fob failed to unlock the vehicle. The contact noticed dark fumes were in the interior of the windows, the door was opened, and flames were inside the vehicle. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was not filed, but the contact had a fire inspection report of the incident. The vehicle was unable to be driven due to the failure. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V043000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was towed to a dealer by the insurance company to determine the cause of the failure and repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #10

Oct 172015


  • 31,932 miles


I have a 2014 Dodge Avenger and on October 17 I fueled at the station and proceeded to travel on my way home. When I stopped at the light my son and his friend were talking. The light changed and I tried to go the car wouldn't go. It had shut itself off. Prior to this my son and I were going down the interstate and we could here a screeching whistling sound coming from the front of the car. Later that day the radio changed stations by itself. The changing of the station happened again on October 18 with me and my wife in the car. This prompted me to look into the recall factor and I found more complaints of the same type. If there is a problem someone needs to address it now before there is an accident and someone gets seriously hurt or dies. My situation could have been bad because people were expecting my car to start moving and I had no idea it wouldn't, and I was on an uphill incline. Please look into these problems and get some info out to the public.

- West Columbia, SC, USA

problem #9

Jul 072015


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Avenger. While parked, the vehicle failed to start and the engine and tire pressure light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The contact stated that the vehicle had to be jumpstarted in order to be driven. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the alternator and the battery need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000.

- Arlington, GA, USA

problem #8

Jun 142014


  • 3,000 miles
This has been going on now for over a 1 year. My car engine just shuts off for no reason. I have taken it in had it towed in and multi Dodge dealership mechanics looks at it. Nobody can figure out why it does it. They have duplicated the problem lots of times but don't know why it happens. Every mechanic refuses to document in the systems that this is happening because they can't fix the problem but I make them all right on my copy of the service paperwork that they did duplicate it and what they did to protect me.the only thing they have every change is the erg valve but it still happens to this day. This is a huge safety issue.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #7

Mar 042015


  • 28,000 miles
At first the buttons on the radio would only work part time. Eventually the buttons quit working all together. I can use the round buttons to turn volume up and down and change the station. Cannot use bluetooth or uconnect. Cannot power off radio at all. It even stays on after the engine is shut off.

- Pleasant Hill, LA, USA

problem #6

Apr 042015


  • 6,402 miles


There has been a loud whistling/squealing noise coming from the left front end of the car since 1/5/15 and has not been able to be repaired. Also I was driving and in the process of making a left hand turn into a parking lot my car shut itself off in the middle of the turn. An accident almost occurred because of this. Transitowne dealership in williamsville NY is giving me a hard time fixing my car since I did not buy it from them and since they could not diagnose a problem on 3/24/15 they didn't feel the need to look it over again until I mentioned the phase I'm calling my lawyer and they will be in touch and they had a change of heart then. Please help before someone gets hurt with this car it is a death trap.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 232015


  • 6,124 miles
While driving my car it shut itself off while in the drive position and then turned itself back on.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 312014


  • 700 miles
I was driving on the beltway and the car just stalled. I was doing 70 mph at the time. The car randomly stalls/won't crank and it has less than 4000 miles on it. I just purchased the car and have been back and forth to the dealership and they will not help me. It shuts off with no warning and all the gauges get stuck. I am afraid for my life and I can't get in touch with the manufacturer. Because I have to get on the highway to go to work I am afraid it is going to happen when I don't have a way to get to an emergency lane and it is going to cause a fatality. No one will tell me where to turn and this is my only mode of transportation.

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 232014

Avenger 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The first time this happened I was turning and car just shut off. No warning light. Took it to dealership, they said nothing found, just a quick flash to reboot computer. Three weeks later it happened again, first it kicked back, then I turned and it shut off again. Took it back to dealership, they said it was a relay switch, and was replaced. I'm scared to drive this brand new car anywhere.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #2

Aug 282014


  • 5,141 miles
While driving around 20-25 mph all my dashboard gauges flashed on and off but my car didn't stall.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 022014


  • 7,335 miles
I purchased my car brand new 0 miles on it in February me and my granny I have a white on she has a black one soon as she purchased her car the charging port was flashing on and off and it went out and just two weeks ago my cars lights was flashing on and off the car wouldn't go past 40mph without the car shaking and the lights flashing I even got pulled over I hate the car.

- Houston, TX, USA

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