2008 Dodge Avenger Repair and Maintenance

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

2008 Dodge Avenger Problems

Knocking Noise From the AC Compressor

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.

Automatic Transmission May Have Shifting Problems

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.

Engine May Not Start at Times

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 Questions

Why does my car continues to overheat ? (1 answer)

My car kept overheating and my mechanic found a leaky gasket that I ended up replacing only to discover I had to replace two thermostats with it as it was all located in the same place/unit. Unfortunately, my car continues to overheat very rapidly. The water reserve boils and the radiator is stil...

Car jerks occasionally when I step on the gas, it hesitates to go. It also turns off at random. Got several codes related to the crankshaft position sensor. I don't know where exactly it is located??? Need help locating it on a 2.4l engine 4 cylinder ???? (1 answer)

If possible please send pictures and/or videos as I am trying to save on mechanic labor and do it myself.

cant shift out of Park. (1 answer)

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2008 Dodge Avenger Recalls

Fuel Tank Straps May Separate

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.

Front Door Latches May Not Secure the Front Doors

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 purchased my 2008 Dodge Avenger RT in January 2008. The car currently has 36000 miles on it. I do regular maintenance and use Mobil Fully synthetic oil. I have not experienced any mechanical issues with this. Additionally, the stereo system and speakers are awesome. This car is a lot of fun to drive. I am extremely pleased with my decision to purchase this car.

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