2008 Dodge Avenger Problem Reports

Most Reported 2008 Dodge Avenger Problem Reports

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 clock may gain time periodically, upgrading the wireless control module (WCM) software should correct this issue.

Warm air only may be discharged from the AC system due to a faulty infrared temperature sensor.

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.

Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.

A rough idle may be noted after starting the engine cold, along with illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P050D stored. Our technicians tell us the powertrain control module (PCM) software should be upgraded to correct this concern.

The radio sound may mute intermittently and/or the temperature display may display a metric (Celsius) reading when the display indicates English (Fahrenheit). Both of these conditions can be corrected by updating the radio software.

The remote start or keyless entry system may not function at times. A service repair kit is available which should correct this condition.

Due to a problem with the rear drain, the sunroof may develop a leak into the passenger area. The drain tube can get kinked; tubing can be installed over the drain hose to prevent further problems.

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.

Delayed engagement and/or a bump or shudder between 30-40mph may be noted on vehicles with automatic transmissions. Our technicians tell us that updated Powertrain Control Module software is available to correct these concerns.