2013 Dodge Avenger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Dodge Avenger

2013 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.

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.

Rattle from rear shock

A rattle from the rear of the vehicle may indicate that the rear shock absorbers are defective. Updated shocks are available; however, careful inspection of all suspension components should be performed before any parts are replaced.

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2013 Dodge Avenger Questions

My anit theft has become active, how do i reset it without having to tow my car to the shop? (2 answers)

Hole in engine block, engine and battery lights on, smoking under hood? (2 answers)

Just wondering what this might be and if my 5 year 100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty will cover it or not. I was driving my car and all of a sudden it felt and sounded like something "popped" or "thumped" under the hood, and a few seconds later my RPM gauge went to 0, my batter...

Car has season problems. Warmer weather, the car doesn't "turn over" and stutters. Colder weather, some type of toxic smell coming from the heater. Going in reverse makes the car shake. All these problems are intermittent! Never happens at the dealer!HELP (1 answer)

I've been dealing with Chrysler headquarters and not getting the help. 2 dealerships claim there's nothing wrong with the car. I've had problems with the started and now I think the transmission will go. A 2013 shouldn't have these problems! I have 2 babies. I have to turn the hea...

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2013 Dodge Avenger Recalls

Engine Stall and/or Failure

522 vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine are being recalled because the engine may have abrasive debris in the balance shaft bearings. The debris can result in premature wear and loss of engine oil pressure. As a result, the engine could stall unexpectedly or fail. Dealers will replace the engine balance shaft module to correct this concern.

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.

Engine Stall and/or Fuel Leak

The vehicle emission control system includes a fuel vapor canister that stores excess fuel vapors and then releases them to be burned when the engine is running. A broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly could allow liquid fuel to enter the vapor canister, resulting in an engine stalling condition and/or a fuel leak. Having the engine stall while driving increases the risk of a crash and any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank assembly on affected vehicles and replace a damaged control valve to correct this concern.

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