Engine Cooling System Problems of Dodge Avenger

Dodge Avenger owners have reported 10 problems related to engine cooling system (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.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2012 Dodge Avenger 1
Failure Date: 02/05/2019

My cooling system is contaminated by inferior products manufactured within my Dodge Avenger. Material/s within the cooling system fail and cause debris to build up within the entire cooling system. This material/s is a sandy like substance that blocks critical cooling and heating components that has lead to major failures of my heating system via the debris blocking the heater core from functioning. I certain that this debris is also affecting my engine's cooling function.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2011 Dodge Avenger 2
Failure Date: 03/01/2018

Passenger side heat blows weak cold air (dash, floor, and defroster). Windshield will not defrost. Heater core replaced, clogged with casting sand from manufacturer. Two weeks later, new core clogged. Mechanic spent most of one day continuously flushing engine/system. Sand still flushing out at end of day from heat/cooling system. Conditions are stationary or moving (any speed) with heater on. Unsure how long this was occurring as I rarely have a passenger. Driver's side seemed to work fine, so I did not notice until routinely transporting passenger and got worse to the point it was difficult seeing out of windshield.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2012 Dodge Avenger 3
Failure Date: 12/29/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Avenger. While operating the vehicle, the passenger side heater was faulty and only cold air blew from the vents. During the failure, the passenger side of the front windshield could not be defrosted. The vehicle was taken to all-star Dodge (11503 st. Charles rock rd, bridgeton, mo 36044) where it was diagnosed that the cooling system was clogged with sludge. The contact was informed that the entire cooling system needed to be replaced. The cause of the sludge was not determined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 34,599.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2012 Dodge Avenger 4
Failure Date: 11/30/2017

My heater is not blowing out hot air. I was told that casting sand was in the cooling reservoir that's causing the heater to not blow out hot air and that the casting sand will cause sludge in my cooling system. Even though this is no fault of my making and this happened at the manufacturing plant Dodge will not fix their mistake nor is it covered by my lifetime added care plus warranty.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2008 Dodge Avenger 5
Failure Date: 05/13/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Avenger. The contact attempted numerous times to start the ignition however, the engine would not respond. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where they stated that the engine would need to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 07v473000 (engine and engine cooling) but was advised that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2008 Dodge Avenger 6
Failure Date: 07/12/2011

We bought this car used a year ago. Soon after the ac compressor went out. We had it repaired. Then the brakes went out. Had them fixed, but they still grind and are not right. Had the rotars looked at and fixed, but still not good. Then the ac blew again, had it repaired again. Then we heard a loud noise when car idling that sounds like a scream. Then the ac blew again and now their is a grinding noise in engine and it sounds like a lawn mower. We are very unhappy and wrote to Dodge. Oh wait this is all following the shifter breaking (pin issue) and having to ask Dodge to make this a recall which they did.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2008 Dodge Avenger 7
Failure Date: 05/31/2011

On Tuesday may 31,2011 at 8:00 am I was driving about 40 mins when I approached a stop light. I turned the a/c on and noticed a plastic smell. I turned into the gas station to investigate. In less than two mintues my entire engine compartment was in flames. The car is a total loss. My vehical was not included in the recall that could have prevented this. Dodge is responsible!.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2008 Dodge Avenger 8
Failure Date: 04/12/2011

I purchased this vehicle from a used car lot a year and a half ago. From the very first day I purchased the car, I had problems which are recoreded with the place of purchase. I was told I could not get my money back. The only remedy offered was for the actual car dealership who sold me the vehicle would fix the problem. The first problem ive had started with the head lights, it then went onto my entire electrical system that gives milage, warnings ect went out. Soon after that the alarm system, horn ,and door locking system. There after "a pin" in which holds the gear in place went out and would not operate. The next thing that went out was the entire air conditioning and heating system. On or around April 12 there was a what looked like a spark near the air conditioning panal. When I removed the panel, there was evidence that there was a small spark or fire that actually melted a switch on the cooling and heating elements. It has yet to work since then. Today the 11/29/11 my car completely stalled while I was turning into a very dangerous intersection. This car is a total death trap waiting to happen. Unfortunately I am a single mother of 3 children with very little options finacially to do otherwise. I have attempted several times to schedule recalls to be fixed by the Dodge dealer and they have not been helpful at all. There is no rental car offered and the estimated time of repair is not feasable. I hope this information will help.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2008 Dodge Avenger 9
Failure Date: 06/30/2010

I bought a 2008 Dodge Avenger in July of 2009. From the time that I purchased the car I have had nothing but problems with it. The front driver door latch would malfunction causing the door to come open and/or not shut at all. This happened twice. Dodge corrected it the first time but refused the second time. My left speed sensor went out and had to be replaced; the airbag light would come on and stay on and Dodge told me the defect did not include my VIN number; my car gout stuck in park and Dodge would not help me with that either. On June 30, 2010 while driving on hwy 41 in port charlotte florida my engine compartment burst into flames. There is a recall on my car as to this defect also but, once again, I was told by Dodge that it did not include my VIN number. I have been ran in circles for one week with no answers or assistance from Dodge. I have only asked that they provide me with transportation until the cause of my engine fire can be determined and yet again, no response from Dodge. I felt in fear of this vehicle and called Dodge on several occasions asking that they do something about it.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2008 Dodge Avenger 10
Failure Date: 03/13/2010

Catastrophic engine failure on a 2008 Dodge Avenger on I 271.

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