The automatic transmission can develop problems like erratic shifting, rough shifting, or delayed gear engagement. Repairs for many of these problems are outlined in service bulletins.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Avenger Automatic Transmission May Have Shifting Problems
Dodge Avenger Problem
Average Mileage: 95,219 mi (3,500 mi - 187,000 mi)
Visitor, 1996 Dodge Avenger, 176,295 mi
1-2shift&3-4 shifts are very late. engine is way too high in rpm range for these gear shift points, and when it does shift, alot of the time its soft and feels weak... BUT the owners mechanic prior to me had over-filled the tranny AND engine!! I drained it & refilled to proper levels,no positive effects yet..
shifts hard from 2 to 3
it shureges inbetwen 2 and 3 shift
Visitor, 2013 Dodge Avenger, 3,500 mi
My car starts the engine runs however it will not engage in gear. It was just running fine a couple of hours ago.
Visitor, 1995 Dodge Avenger, 117,000 mi
Hesitates before going into gear.
Visitor, 2013 Dodge Avenger, 37,000 mi
Seems like my car just does not have the get up and go, that it once had. before i drove it off the lot after I signed the paperwork on it. rough riding now and feels like it does not want to shift... another recall getting use to this......which is sad . I really do not feel safe driving my car any longer.
Visitor, 1995 Dodge Avenger, 109,000 mi
Car sometime stivks in second or skips and slips in fourth
Visitor, 1997 Dodge Avenger, 160,000 mi
Sometimes it has a delayed action goin into gear
Visitor, 1996 Dodge Avenger, 139,480 mi
My tranny will run first gear for like a block right after start up and then even tho it is in drive it will act like it is in neutral so u pop it into neutral then back into drive and then all it will run is second gear and I havent had money or time to have anyone look @ it yet.
Visitor, 2009 Dodge Avenger, 119,000 mi
RPMs surge or drag while driving on the interstate. Completely quit accelerating while driving on the highway about 6 months ago, check engine light came on and started flashing so I pulled over and had the car towed. The dealership couldn't find anything wrong with it and said the computer had to be reset. Worked fine for a while after that and now the same thing is happening again (minus the complete lack of acceleration-knock on wood). I definitely do not feel safe driving this car anymore.
Visitor, 2012 Dodge Avenger, 21,111 mi
At times car will hesitate shifting. Engine light came on and was stuck in 2nd gear. Took it to dodge come to find out it was the brain of the transmission causin the problems. After a week in the shop problem fixed! Thank god for the warranty