2012 Dodge Avenger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Dodge Avenger

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2012 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.

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.

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.

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2012 Dodge Avenger Questions

The engine light and the throttle body came on and I just replaced it (1 answer)

Just had my photo body part replaced now put under light and the engine light is on what to do

What common problems have you seen with this make and model of car? (1 answer)

I have an odd steering problem, but what other problems are seen with this car? For one, I blow through tires.....

Are there any known steering problems? (1 answer)

Last year as winter approached my car developed a steering issue that feels like a rack and pinion issue. It loosens up as it warms up. And is no problem if you are pressing the gas. The steering fluid is full. Problem is on just one side. Summer went by with no issue both this summer and last. I...

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2012 Dodge Avenger Recalls

Active Head Restraints May Not Function As Expected

Active head restraints are designed to move forward and upward as necessary in the event of a rear end collision. These vehicles are being recalled because an internal fault in the occupant restraint control module could cause the active head restraints not to function as expected, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will reprogram the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module as necessary to correct this concern.

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2012 Dodge Avenger Reviews

2012 dodge advenger 86,000 miles. Had the car for 2 years. Love the room and style. But huge blind spot and major front brake issues. Even taking to les scwab and needs new brakes after a month. Even with regular oil changes a knocking noise from engine compartment. Foul smell when ac is on even after replacing the ac Filter. Just yesterday all my dash lights went crazy and my tranny wo...
I bought this car with 35,000 miles on it. It has been and okay car. It doesn't drive like it did when I first purchased it. I have put new tires on it and had a wheel alignment. The trunk holds a lot of water in it when it rains and comes out threw the close latch. My air bag light has been on for 6 days now. I took it too the shop today and all they did was re-program it but the light is stil...
I love my car. I do have issues with the cruise control sometimes it works and some times it doesn't. No engine light however. Now I did have a accident and the repair time was quick and look fantastic when done , outside of an issue we wont go into here, nothing to do with car itself. I had a 2011 bought used had less than 30days and blew the head gasket and they gave me a whole different car,...

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