2008 Dodge Avenger Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2008 Dodge Avenger

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2008 Dodge Avenger Problems

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.

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.

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2008 Dodge Avenger Questions

My malfunction indicator blinking on. Oil was about bone dry.2 qt oil added. (1 answer)

Just started happening. But now it's like my car keys shacky. What's the problem

what is my real problem (1 answer)

car starts and immediately cuts off . after several tries it no longer even tries to start.then it wont even turn over. nothing nothing.a previous problem that still exists is difficulty removing the key from the ignition

how do I remove my key fron the ignition? (1 answer)

can not turn key all the way to the left and can not remove the key from the ignition

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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

based on 9 customer reviews
I have a 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T that I bought used. I bought the car in June of 2014 and it had 60,000 miles on it. It is very clean, inside and out. I took it to Midas for an oil change and the mechanic said that whoever owned it before me took very good care of it. It has new tires, new brakes, and the body is in great shape, except for the lip on the front of the hood. The paint is bubbling....
I have a 2008 dodge avenger bought n June 2007 no problems out of it till now its November 2014 has 150,000 miles on it now my oil light comes on constantly.Do anyone knows the problem there is no oil coming from no where. Any suggestions.
Before I start I had the same problem with water retaining in the trunk. I solved this by removing the plugs on the trunk hatch they give the appearance of being hollow but are actually closed once I removed all 4 of them it stopped retaining water when it rains. Other issues are electrical where my air bag light comes on depending on the position of the drivers seat I constantly have to adjus...

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