Dodge
Avenger
16

Check Engine Light and Speedometer/Cruise Control Inop on Dodge Avenger

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A defective vehicle speed sensor can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors are also susceptible to corrosion, which will create similar symptoms. Any of these problems can cause Check Engine Light illumination.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 108,504 (17,000–176,956)
9 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2008, 2011, 2012
16 people reported this problem
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My speedometer,odometer, cruise control, compass- all do not work! AWD! Light stays on. No mechanic knows where the problem is and I'm very frustrated. Checked fuses but have no clue not can I get info online on how to locate sensors on my vehicle. If someone could help that would be awesome!!
Cruise control won't turn on anymore. It started out as taking one button push then 2 and then more and more until it just stopped all together. I still haven't gotten a fix for this issue.
Speedometer, odometer, and trip meter don't work, but the remainder of the cluster does.
Well lightsbused to flicker then just stopped then came the point of speedometer going 60 to 0 I have video of it and having to shake fuse box to get car to start and now wiring harness got tore out after a bad blow out and insurance company says not totalled
my 97 dodge avenger has problems shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear and the check engine light comes on and off. obd2 computer check say something about speed turbine sensor. if anyone has any thing to offer on how to solve this problem i am all ears
speedometer works part of the time.. Cruise doesnt worki, tranny has shifting problems...