Engine May Not Start at Times on Dodge Avenger

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.

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Average mileage: 75,582 (300–200,000)
8 model years affected: 1997, 2008, 2009, 2010, more2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
78 people reported this problem
44 people shared problem details
just went to start my car and lightening bolt came on and it wouldnt start gets power to everything and wont turn over
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2008 Dodge Avenger77,000
there had been no indication of trouble with my car starting. Just one day i tried turning the ignition and it wouldn't start. I had a jump, it started. The next time was about two days later, it happen again. I had a jump, it started. The next time was about one and a half week later. I decided to take it to PeP Boys. In the end of the visit one gent decided to giggle around the gears and they thought it maybe needed to be re set. Then, about one wekk and a half later it started the first of the day; I went back out two hours later it would not turn over, nor would a jump help. I had to have it towed, and and some electrical part had to be replaced. The name of the part can be named at a later, due to my not having my reciept handy. Ms. Purnell
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2008 Dodge Avenger32,000
Lights / power to everything. Engine won't turn over.
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2008 Dodge Avenger73,750
When I try to start my car sometimes, it won't turn over. It only clicks. I have to lock and unlock and move the gear shift until it does start.
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Car will not crank over..won't start I replaced battery, starter and ignition switch
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2008 Dodge Avenger36,000
car would start then shut right back off, still dealing with it for over a year
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2008 Dodge Avenger109,000
Car will crank but will not start if it does start its goes to 1000rpm and dies out....I will turn the key and it tries to continue to crank without holding the key
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2008 Dodge Avenger100,980
Woke up to warm up my car and it started. Got ready to drive off to work and the car died and stalled about a half a mile away. I tried to start it and the car would completely die and then power back up. The only thing that would happen would be a clicking noise and the car will not turn on. I have had the battery check and recently had the alternator replaced. Guess that I am going to have to take it to the Dodge dealership and pay the crazy price to have it fixed....
2008 Dodge Avenger62,000
Car would start then stall, then theft light would blink. Try again 2 times and then 4th time try to start, nothing. Wireless control module needed replacing as well as resetting the keys.
2012 Dodge Avenger60,000
Will crank but not start
2013 Dodge Avenger59,000
Panic alarm went off but it won't start now. It just clicks
Car want crank due to anti theft light on replace battery everything else turning over just want crank up
Everso often car will hesitate as of the starter is about to go,how do I fix this?
2008 Dodge Avenger12,400
Turn switch want do nothing
2011 Dodge Avenger27,000
Turn key have power but nothing happens
2008 Dodge Avenger136,000
the car ignition turns and the ignition lights and all that comes on but it won't start spend change the starter battery wont start just turns onI am checking the mission switch and the gear shift
2011 Dodge Avenger36,000
Car was fine. Next day I went to start it and it won't turn over or click. Won't jumpstart either. No lights will come on, the power locks won't work, and the trunk release won't pop open. Problem is not fixed. I'm trying to find out what I need to do to fix it.
2013 Dodge Avenger55,000
Wont start sometimes, Yeah, I know. Pretty important.
2011 Dodge Avenger144,636
Same/no solution
My car just randomly won't turn on. It just clicks when I turn the key and I need a jump to get it working again, but a few days later it won't start again. It's very annoying and I can't trust this car to get me to work but can't get another car. I love my car but this needs to be fixed immediately. Sometimes I even stall at stop signs and stop lights.
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