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.
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2008 Dodge Avenger
2008 Dodge Avenger Problems
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
The carpet under the right side of the dash may become wet with water. This can be caused by the AC evaporator drain being plugged with debris. Our technicians tell us that once the drain is clear, a cabin air filter should be installed to keep debris out.
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.
A honk, hiss, or groan noise may be noted from the steering during low speed parking lot maneuvers. Our technicians tell us that replacing the power steering return hose may correct this concern, If it does not the steering rack and pinion may require replacement.
2008 Dodge Avenger Recalls (Recent)
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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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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.
2008 Dodge Avenger Questions and Answers
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The shaking in the front end area is intermittent. When I go over a bump it will shake enough that you feel it. It doesn't matter what speed I'm going, fast, slow or inbetween and at othe...
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08 Dodge Avenger 4 Cyl Auto.brake light comes on intermittently whenever I come to a stop. For instance I am sitting at a traffic light the brake light will appear on the dash. I start to drive the...
2008 Dodge Avenger Reviews
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 they have 8 dodge avengers that are having the same problem. I talked to Chrysler and they won't do anything about it. Will never buy a dodge again..
2008 Dodge Avenger
I bought this car from a dealer in 2008. It turned out that it was a rental car and everyone knows that people drive the mess out of rental cars because it's not theirs. The car has been a dream up until August 2011. I've replaced one set of brake pads and I had to replace the intake manifold control sensor. I keep the oil changed, etc. Now, it sounds like a lawn mower/race car sound if I'm driving 50mph and over. The car doesn't shake or anything. I've had the front end aligned and had the tires balanced and rotated, but I can still hear it. I replaced a tire, but this sound still annoys me. I don't know if it is the engine itself or if is still something warped on the front passenger's side. When you slow down from top speeds, it sounds like it's a tire issue. I don't want to spend a fortune replacing tires if the problem is something else. This sound is annoying to me so I listen to my music turned all the way up so I don't have to listen to it. Does anyone know what could be causing this sound?
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.
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.
I bought my 08' Dodge Avenger in 2008. It is now 07/2010 and the car finally died on me. My car has 76k miles. I change the oil every 3 to 4 months. In 03/2010 I turned the car in at Jiffy Lube for a full tune up. I noticed that within 30 days or so I was indicating an oil light. The engine was dry as a bone as if someone drained the oil pan! I added 2 quarts of oil about every 3 weeks or so as needed when before it indicated the oil light. The car never over heated, there's not a single stain or drop of oil anywhere on the engine or in my driveway. The car never stalled or puttered. I thought maybe a loose Oil filter or worn seals or a bad oil pump. I checked all over this car and everything seems to be in perfect order. One day I was on the highway heading home and once again the oil light suddently came on. Within a 1/4 mile the car lost 90% of its compression and started knocking. I do not understand what could have gone wrong. I asked several of my mechanic friends and they are all stumped. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated. I owe $13K on a car that does not run anymore.