2nd Generation (2008—2014) Avenger Problems

This generations ranks 52nd out of 60 Dodge generations in reliability. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (21%), engine (17%), and the hvac (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Heater Not Working Properly 51 complaints at an average of 55,062 miles in the 2012 Dodge Avenger.
  2. Gear Shift Module Locked Up 144 complaints at an average of 53,994 miles in the 2008 Dodge Avenger.
  3. No Heat on Passenger Side 12 complaints at an average of 60,024 miles in the 2013 Dodge Avenger.

What Avenger Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 57 1 26 19.05
2013 96 5 35 26.73
2012 147 3 20 35.57
2011 58 3 12 16.21
2010 37 3 6 17.16
2009 36 2 11 11.5
2008 418 6 30 41.41

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