2012 dodge avenger reliability

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Dodge Avenger

Rated with 4 stars
James of Knox, IN Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 15,

My Dodge Avenger is one of the nicest, most reliable, fun to drive vehicles I've ever owned. I spend most of my day driving. I need a car that's both reliable, and enjoyable. I had a few doubts when I bought the car. But they didn't last long. After I spent the first 12 hour day in my Avenger, I knew it was the right decision. Great gas mileage (averaging 22 mpg combined highway and city, 31 highway) and a comfortable drive the entire 12 hours. I would recommend this car to anyone!

Rated with 1 star
Ada of Silver Springs, NV Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 5,

My Dad and I bought a Dodge Avenger SE from Internet Auto 2 years ago and have had nothing but problems. First it had bad rotors and then it started overheating cuz the radiator filler neck was cracked and in the process of finding out what was wrong with it the head gasket blew so the whole cooling system plus the heads were redone and that was at miles on it and then almost a year later at , the engine blew up. And a brand new engine is $ and I still owe $ for the car. I wouldn't buy another one if dodge paid me to. Very dissatisfied customer. :(

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Rated with 1 star
Daveen of Statesville, NC Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 19,

We purchased a Dodge Avenger in and it seemed like a great car. My father is a retired Chrysler employee and always said that they were great. Well, we don't even have 55k miles on it and we have a major oil leak as they did on the more expensive cars. But the dealer said it wasn't covered by the warranty, and tried to sell us an extended warranty. Since we paid cash for the car and not making payments we were told it was our issue. It was a recall issue for the other more expensive Dodges but not ours. It is a $ fix.

Rated with 1 star
Brenda of Kansas City, MO Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 26,

It started October 29 Had appointment for oil change, was going to appointment when car making loud noise rattling and whining, transmission started to slip and then car would not go anywhere. Called dealer. Told them I had appointment for oil change and stuck on side of road. Will call tow and have sent to them. Dealer called me saying they checked it out and it was transmission tilted clogged. Would fix and do oil change. Picked it up October 31, Paid $ Was happy. On December 14 coming home from store transmission making same noise got louder and transmission stopped working again. Called dealer. Told them car stopped working again. Do they have tow? They said no, got another tow. Cost $ Told them it’s coming their way again for same problem. They did not get to my car till Wednesday December 19 They told me I need a transmission.

It only has 76, miles on it in good condition. They said it would cost $ Told them is it on recall? They said no. Told them the car probably is not worth that. We worked a deal where they fixed it for $ I picked it from dealer Saturday December 22 Took it home and went to car wash to find when we came home it’s been leaking transmission oil on driveway and road. Called dealer and took it back. They call me December 24 and said it’s ready. It was a drain tube left open. I just read where a transmission is supposed to last from , to , miles, I think manufacturer should pay for this transmission.

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Rated with 1 star
Elizabeth of Dexter, IA Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 22,

On November 15th, , on the way to my daughter's basketball game from work, my Dodge Avenger, which I loved, starting to stutter and stall. The oil light, the check engine light, then some other weird light above the engine light came on. I pulled over on the side of the Interstate, and smoke started pouring from my hood. I jumped out of the car, and it blew up 3 minutes later, a loud pop from the engine, and my pretty Billet Silver Dodge was charred black! I had just had the oil changed and new tires 2 months prior, and was nearing another oil change when this happened. My insurance hasn't processed anything yet, and I am left with a $ beater I picked up for cash I had to borrow!

I found several recalls on the Dodge Avenger, some of which were for the fuel system, so I called in my VIN to a dealership. They say my car was NOT part of this recall That, I think, is BS. How does a 5 year old car blow up?? I am convinced I had an issue with a fuel line in the front, as when I jumped out, a passerby stopped and yelled "There's flames" and I looked and flames were literally DRIPPING from under the front of the car right before it blew up. I have pictures of my car, the fire dept. putting out the fire on I80 during rush hour. It's a sad sight!

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Rated with 1 star
Kalin of Waterford, WI Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 16,

A very forgotten part is the tipm. Or the fuse box entirety. Basically they compare it to your car being possessed. Both problems will make you want to set your car on fire. The tipm is very expensive just because they make them. There's not a lot out there and everyone who wants one it's on backorder seriously. To be worse it costs $ to fix. Not covered by warranty, I tried. I thought bumper to bumper meant all but I guess not.

Rated with 3 stars
Kalin of Waterford, WI Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 11,

I own a Dodge Avenger. Read a lot of crazy things about this car but there all over and I know 2 people with same car. I have the v6 and it is very nice. Just flushed fluids. Only electrical problems like rear defrost or tpms sensors I've seen. I don't think it was wired any good but the motor and transmission are pretty reliable. I say if you're thinkin about it they've never been more affordable. If you get an extended warranty I think you will be ok.

Rated with 1 star
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Bobbi of Kannapolis, NC Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 25,

I purchased a used Dodge Avenger in Little to no problems until Small things like a clicking sound when I turn the air/heat on and off. Short in the turn signal switch which causes the overhead light to come on and off by itself. Can't adjust the dash lights because of the switch. Passenger side window quit working.

By far the biggest problemdriving down the road almost home after driving 1 hour away and back. No noticeable problems until loss of throttle control. ETC light and traction light both come on. Pushing on pedal gets no engine response. 2 mechanics look at car and determine that the throttle body needs replaced. It was checked and was showing as bad (I don't know how they checked it). Picked up the car. Less than a mile away from shop, same lights on, inability to accelerate, plus the engine light is now on. So I take it back. It was showing a possible air leak when the codes were run. It was left to be checked again.

Final determination was to check the map sensor. It was reading as bad. So it was replaced. Go to pick car up a second time. 2 miles from shopsame problem. Mechanic is convinced that the number one problem is a bad PCM which is in turn reporting bad sensors (which aren't bad) and possibly still a bad throttle body. Current mileage

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Rated with 1 star
B of Orlando, FL Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 22,

There was always something wrong with my car, even though I purchased it brand new. The dealership could never find the problem either. An axle broke on the car which caused me a lot of damage and headache. I mean it was always something! WORST CAR I EVER HAD!. I'm scared to purchase another vehicle from Dodge.

Rated with 4 stars
Jan of Bakersfield, CA Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 2,

Dodge Avenger - It is a and the car is cute. Mine is black with a spoiler and I get lots of compliments on its appearance and interior. It had some significant recalls when I first bought it (first the trunk would not seal and rain would pour in; then the engine head cracked and had to be replaced). Since then, it has run very well, and I keep driving it.

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Dodge Avenger

Retail Price

$18, - $25,MSRP / Window Sticker Price

EngineL I-4
MPG21 City / 30 Hwy
Seating5 Passengers
Transmission4-spd auto w/OD
Power @ rpm
Drivetrainfront-wheel
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Dodge avenger reliability 2012

Dodge Avenger

Summary:

Chrysler is recalling certain model year Sebring and vehicles manufactured June 28, , through December 13, ; model year Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25, , through January 14, ; model year Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17, , through December 15, ; and model year Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17, , through August 15, Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision.

What should you do:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge. The recall began on November 19, Owners may contact Chrysler at Chrysler&#;s recall campaign number is N

For more information:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at (TTY ), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V

Potential Number of Units Affected:

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Dodge Avenger Expert Review

MotorTrend Staff

Since its debut in as a replacement for the Stratus, the best way to sum up the Dodge Avenger was (and still is) that it's getting better every year, but the Avenger still isn't quite where it needs to be in the midsize sedan class.

Last year the Avenger got its most thorough update yet with the addition of the very good liter Pentastar V-6 under the hood, which produces a healthy hp and lb-ft of torque, and powers the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. The new V-6 not only gave the Avenger performance that matched its sporty-looks (taking seconds to hit 60 mph from a standstill), but it also offers improved fuel economy over the old liter V-6 that it replaced, achieving an EPA-estimated 19/29 mpg city/highway.

Dodge has continued to update the Avenger for the model year. This year Dodge goes back to its traditional SE, SXT and R/T trim levels, and further updates the R/T to be worthy of the name. Available only with the Pentastar, the Avenger R/T gets a sport-tuned suspension, unique inch wheels, and a sport-oriented interior featuring a center-mounted tachometer, and performance seats--among other upgrades. The rest of the Avenger lineup stays mostly the same for

Body Style: Sedan
Engines: L I-4, L V-6
Transmissions: 4-speed automatic, 6-speed automatic
Models: Dodge Avenger SE, Dodge Avenger SXT, Dodge Avenger SXT Plus, Dodge Avenger R/T

Dodge has continuously tweaked the Avenger for the model year. Last year the Avenger got Chrysler's new liter Pentastar V-6, producing hp and lb-ft of torque. This year, Dodge has renamed all of its trim levels and given one of them a sporty edge. The Avenger Express becomes the SE, the Mainstreet becomes the SXT, the LUX becomes the SXT Plus, and the Heat becomes the R/T. The Avenger R/T is the one that gets the sportiest touches. Available only with the Pentastar V-6, the R/T gets a sport-tuned suspension, unique inch wheels, and a sport-oriented interior featuring a center-mounted tachometer, and performance seats, among other upgrades. The rest of the Avenger lineup stays mostly the same, with minor packaging changes. All Avengers are now available in two new colors: Copperhead Pearl Coat and Blue Streak Pearl Coat.

The exterior of the masculine-looking Avenger is mostly unchanged for the model year. The Dodge Avenger lineup gets two new exterior colors for Copperhead Pearl Coat, and Blue Streak Pearl Coat. The other exterior changes for pertain solely to the sporty Avenger R/T. The Avenger R/T gets a monochromatic exterior, inch aluminum "Rallye design" wheels, and black headlight backgrounds that give the headlights a "smoked" appearance, and ultimate gives the Avenger R/T a decidedly more aggressive look.

The Avenger's bargain-bin interior received an extensive update last year, which was noted to be a "drastic improvement" during our Car of the Year program. Interior changes for are strictly for the new Avenger R/T model. Avenger R/Ts gets a sport-oriented interior which includes heated "sport performance" seats which feature leather-trimmed bolsters and an "R/T" graphic stitched in red on the headrests. The interior also gets a unique "Aunde" fabric interior with a "Z stripe" accent and red stitching. R/T interiors also get a unique gauge cluster with a center-mounted tachometer.

Hands down the best thing about the Dodge Avenger is its liter hp and lb-ft of torque V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission. The combination is good for a second time, and gets surprisingly decent fuel economy--rated at 19/29 mpg city/highway. While the engine and transmission combo is great, many editors found it to be "too good for the car" during our Car of the Year testing, noting massive torque steer and that, "the transmission was easily confused" during any-sort of performance driving. The other engine option is the base liter hp and lb-ft I-4 which is bolted to either an antiquated four-speed automatic transmission, or a more modern six-speed automatic transmission. With the four-speed, the I-4 is good for 21/30 mpg city/highway, and with the six-speed 20/31 mpg city/highway. mph takes seconds with the four-speed auto. Our take? For the added power of the V-6 is well worth the minor fuel-economy penalty.

An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety "Top Safety Pick" for , the Dodge Avenger includes many safety features you'd expect to find in a modern midsize sedan. The Avenger comes standard with traction control, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring system and an anti-lock braking system. The Avenger also comes standard with six airbags; two front, and four side-air curtain airbags for both front and rear passengers. The Avenger also comes standard with a theft deterrent system.

Avenger SE: 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway
Avenger SXT: 20 mpg city/31 mpg highway
Avenger SXT Plus: 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway
Avenger R/T: 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway

  • Pentastar V-6 power and fuel economy
  • Sporty Avenger R/T
  • Base I-4
  • Four-speed automatic transmission

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