Dodge Avenger owners have reported 20 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Dodge Avenger based on all problems reported for the Avenger.
While on the freeway, my check engine light went on and right away my car stalled while in motion going about 70mph. Luckily I was able to get to the shoulder and turned off my car then turned it back on and was able to get safely home. When I went down the street to check to see if it worked, it stalled on me again.
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I was in a car accident as of March, I had front damage hit pretty hard at least the passenger air bag should have deployed but after I got my car back it started cutting off for no reason. I took it back to auto shop that fixed it when the check engine light came on due to revving up between the 3 and 5 rpm and barely moving the lightest touch it would stay stuck between those even slowing down to less 25 mph as soon as step on the gas it will shoot right back up between 3 and 5 rpm and rev. . I would have to pull over turn my car off and turn the key really hard to turn on and it would go back regular. My car randomly cuts off when stopped at lights or when coming to a stop. If I am in reverse and start to back up it stalls, jerks then cuts off . The dealership and auto shop are not finding anything "wrong" with it. Unknown of what paticular system this is I was told fuel line but I think its the engine the check engine light will come on and then go back . It is happening on and off and no one will look at it unless im paying out of pocket this started happening around 30,000 miles.
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I started the car to leave work, check engine light came on. As I was driving I lost the ability to accelerate above 40mph. While driving 30mph the rpm were at 4,000. I took the car to my mechanic. Map sensor was replace and also transmission selinoid. Check engine light was still on, they went through all trouble shooting. Pcm needs to be replaced. According to Dodge dealership the part is on back order with no eta on shipping. Was also told there are over 200 orders waiting to be filled, people are waiting 4 months to receive the part. My car has been in the shop now for almost 3 weeks. The dealership my mechanic called didn't inform them of the back order, we were told by another dealership when trying to find the part elsewhere.
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I brought a 2008 Dodge Avenger in March 2016 and shortly after purchasing it, the vehicle stalled while I was driving. It did it several times while driving trying to start it and while in reverse. I notice that when im driving and I slow down or coming to a stop it would kinda shake and I notice that the rpm side dropped below 0 and the car stalled. If I can feel it in time I would take my foot of the brake and let it go up to 1 and hit the brake again and sometimes that would help. I have been to mechanic shops and because the check engine light wasnt on it was not reading anything and ive contact the dealership to see if my vehicle was recalled which it should be because I have a new born and it stall on me in traffic on the freeway while an 18 wheeler was behind me so you can imagine my nerves. This vehicle is not safe and I can't spend a lot of money paying for the none existing problem as I am told. Because I cant afford it please help!!! this is a safety issue and I dont feel safe driving my car. Something is wrong and I can't keep paying people to do nothing about this situation. This is scary, thanks in advance.
I bought this vehicle on 11-04-2015. After just one day the check engine light came on & obd2 scan revealed air leak in fuel system. New gas cap installed & check engine light continues to stay on. I plan to get the vehicle checked out by Dodge dealership if this issue continues. I would also like to know if there is any way to come back & edit this comment if problem is resolved. Thank you.
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The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled. In addition, the cruise control failed to function. The electronic throttle control (etc) and check engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the power train control module (pcm) needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.
After being stopped in traffic for a few minutes I released the brake to accelerate, the car began to sputter and stalled immediately afterwards. I then put the car in park, turned it off and it restarted with no problems. It has done this once a week for the last three weeks. The check engine light has not come on at any point. I ran a diagnostic with the obd2 and it produces no codes.
My vehicle will randomly stall. No check engine lights or anything. Normally it will be when I need to turn, I will slow down almost to a stop and then hit the gas. It has stalled twice now and the other times it feels like it is going to.
I started my car on Sunday August 3, 2014 and the engine wouldn't turn over, after waiting a minute the car started. While driving the car would not go faster than 20 mph even with my foot completely on the petal. I took my car to oreilly auto parts and had the check engine light read. I had all new spark plugs (based off the check engine light reading) put in the vehicle and I'm still not able to drive over 20 mph. My car is now cutting off at the light and not the highest speed is 20 mph. I keep getting a lighting bolt message and check engine message even though all the codes have been cleared.
Car would start and run for a bout 3sec the etc light and check engine light would come on. Sometimes it would start right back up other times it took multiple starts to stay running. . . Sometimes it didnt do it at all and would run and start fine for weeks. Took the car to an independent shop. They couldnt get any codes off the car and couldnt duplicate the problem. Car was repaired with new spark plugs, new air filter, and a throttle body cleaning. Problem persisted the same day day it was "fixed". Drove the car for a about 2-3weeks with the same problem intermittently then while driving about 40mph the car lost rpms although the peddle was being pressed and car eventually stalled and shut off leaving the abs and power stearing inop so the car was difficult to turn and stop and almost resulted in an accident. The car was moved to a parking lot and left off for about 10mins. Tried starting it but it would start and stall and idle rough before it stalled out the check engine light with the etc light came were on. Took about 10mins and about 7 tries to get the car running and the car was dropped off at a repair shop. Looks like a common problem within the throttle body with the throttle positions sensor with 2008-2010 model. This needs to be recalled!!!.
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I am a auto mechanic and unfortunately own a 1999 Dodge Avenger 2. 5l v6 auto. The engine is junk. It has had an intermittent misfire since before I bought it. Chrysler knows they put a faulty camshaft sensor inside the distributor so when it does fail which it does in every 6 cycle Avenger, the stealership tries to tell customers that the sensor cannot be replaced and you have to get a new distributor assembly which they charge $ 1500 for parts and labor. You can't buy one anywhere else because of the faulty cam sensor problem and they do this intentionally to get you to spend money on Chrysler parts. They put the cam sensor in the distributor because they knew that magnetic interference from the ignition coil would cause the sensor to fail. When this happens the check engine light flashes more and more the worse the sensor gets. That is just the start of the engine problems. Once the cam sensor fails the timing gets offset and over time causes the valves to get bent by the pistons, after that it's bye bye heads and no car unless you buy a better car. If they would put the cam sensor where it belongs, I wouldn't be writing this. Chevy from now on.
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The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the tire monitoring system failed. The tire low pressure warning light was illuminated constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times and the dealer advised that there was nothing wrong with the tire monitoring system. In addition, the check engine warning light recently illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where a diagnostic was performed which located the failure at the electronic control module. The contact was also advised that the evap canister was fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 8 and the current mileage was 2,540. The VIN was not available.
Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that due to movement of the engine, the main plastic wiring harness was found to be melted. The dealer also advised that if they had not discovered the failure, it would have caused several other components to fail. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure and current mileage was 54,000. Kmj.
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We were driving on the highway about 65 mph when our electric throttle control indicator light along with our engine light came on. When this happened we did not have a spedometer or rpm gauge. All of the lights that are related to the shifter (park, neautral, drive) also all lit up. The car did continue to drive but had less power. We pulled over and turned the car off. We tried to start it again but it would not start at first. The power locks and truck release would not work either. After about 5 minutes we tried it again and everything worked. The check engine light did stay on but the car drove fine. The engine light is still currently on.
I have been having problems with my Dodge Avenger for about 40,000 miles now and have had it into multiple shops without the problem being solved. The electronic throttle control light comes on and off at random times either causing my car to shut off while im going down the road, cause power lag with no acceleration about 45 mph or shifting into different gears, or the engine light comes on along with the etc light and the car will idle very high then very low and repeat the process making the car unable to drive. The vehicle has shut off on me while going down interstate and highways and I've almost been hit several times because of it. I see lots of postings with the same issue but there are no recalls on this issue which dealerships do not know how to fix. I've been told to change the battery, the tpms was messing up, the throttle valve was sticking, improper fuel delivery, and that the car wasn't getting enough air. None of these once fixed were the cause of the car freaking out and now im forced to drive day to day with my son in the car hoping it works well enough that an accident wont happen. I've seen enough complaints about the electronic throttle control that there should have been a recall a long time ago to fix this yet it's been 4 years and still nothing is being done to help make peoples vehicles safe again that they paid for.
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that the cruise control failed to work and the engine light was illuminated. The failures began on April 20, 2008. He stated that there were recalls on the same issue he was experiencing; however, his VIN was not included. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The failure mileage was 39,000.
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger r/t. The contact stated that the vehicle has been at the dealer for over a month for repairs. He stated that the engine has noisy lifters. The vehicle was taken to the dealer four times and they only replaced the lifters once. The manufacturer stated that this is how the vehicle had to be manufactured due to the thermal expander. While driving 65 mph, the transmission engages in an automatic neutral drop. The engine races above 5,000 rpms, which is not recommended. The failure has occurred twice. The transmission also jumped into reverse while driving at low speeds. The vehicle has been at the dealer four times for the transmission. The dealer called the contact and stated that they could not find anything wrong with the transmission, however, they do acknowledge the failure. The transmission failure began in April of 2007 and has continued ever since. The current mileage is 2,500 and failure mileage was 7. The check engine light illuminated, there were broken bolts and studs. The shifter would not return to park. The rocker arms, valve cover, lifters and heads were replaced in the engine. Updated 08/08/07.
Recuring problems with brake vibration and fast wear, also with suspension repair, was twice quoted for a full replacement of front suspension. Have not done this yet. Major problems with engine electical and check engine light. Have replaced wires and plugs 2-3 time per year. Replaced engine coil once to fix problem with spark plugs arching and burning up. Problem was solved temporarily. Problem is back 3 months later. Chugging and sputtering.
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Vehicle started smoking, it stalled and engine check light came on. It hesitated, sitting still. Putting vehicle in neutral kept it from cutting off. Dealer has replaced a sensor in engine. Problem came back after a while.
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The check engine light came on after the firstsmog check requiredthis year 2000. The dealer reset it the first time. Then it came on again around town at 30mph. This is a still a new car less than 25,000 when it first started. I don't feel we should keep paying to get it repaired I understand that it can be up to approx 17 different things to set it off. At about $400 ea that's expensive. I also find it odd that it just started with a smog check.
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