2nd Generation (2008—2014) Avenger Problems

Avenger owners with a 2008—2014 model year have the most problems with the transmission (22%), engine (17%), and the hvac (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Heater Not Working Properly 48 complaints at an average of 54,040 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 11 complaints at an average of 60,481 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 56 1 25 20.06
2013 90 5 34 26.43
2012 135 3 19 33.53
2011 52 3 12 15.54
2010 37 3 6 17.22
2009 36 2 11 11.55
2008 416 6 30 40.55

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