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2008 Dodge Avenger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Dodge Avenger

2008 Dodge Avenger Problems

A knocking sound my be heard from the engine at times with the air conditioning on. The cause could be the AC compressor itself, if that is the case there is an updated AC compressor to correct this issue.

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.

The anti-theft system may cause a no start condition due to electrostatic discharge (ESD) affecting the wireless control module (WCM). There is an updated WCM to correct this issue.

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2008 Dodge Avenger Recalls

The fuel tank straps may fail. This may cause fuel to leak and the tank to be come loose. A fuel leak is a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the fuel tank retention straps. The Dodge recall number is G38. This recall began in October 2007.

The front doors may not be secured because of a flaw with the door latch and the cable that mounts to the interior door handle. If the door is not secured, an occupant may be injured by a door opening unexpectedly. Dealers will add a secondary device to secure the door at the latch cable. The Chrysler recall number is G12. This recall began on April 30, 2007.

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2008 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Biggest piece of crap I have ever owned. Mine is a 2008 with 92000 miles on it. So far 3 sets of door speakers (listen to talk radio) 4 alternators (bad decoupler pulley) 1 a/c compressor, 1 idler pulley, cooling cup holder worked for only a year and now is bad ( no longer under warranty), mirror switch has a mind of its own, front end shakes, original front rotors are junk...buy A/M much bette...

i bought a 2008 avenger from "the show room floor" i put the first mile on it...this car is junk. Once in a while when i am at a stop light the car will ether lunge forward or stall. I almost hit 3 kids crossing the road one day, another time it lunged out in front of a tractor trailer. it has been in the shop since I bought it. they say nothing they can do, the car dealer I bought it from said...

I bought this car in Dec 2009. Brakes and rotors replaced in April 2008. Now brake problem again. They grind sometimes when stopping esp if its been raining. (when you need them to work the most). Inside is loud. Cooler stopped working in Feb. I wish I had reviewed it BEFORE I got it.

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