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: 77,298 (300–200,000)
7 model years affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, more2012, 2013, 2014
58 people reported this problem
31 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 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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2008 Dodge Avenger32,000
Lights / power to everything. Engine won't turn over.
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Car will not crank over..won't start I replaced battery, starter and ignition switch
2008 Dodge Avenger36,000
car would start then shut right back off, still dealing with it for over a year
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
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.
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....
2012 Dodge Avenger36,392
Same problem with my moms car trying to work on it now.... Dodge needs to recall this so make sure you report that way we can all be refunded for this recurring problem
2010 Dodge Avenger150,000
Took my car to Pep boys to check battery charge. The battery had low cells. So I purchased a new battery and the battery light still came on and car stalled. So I took battery back and purchased an alternator. Not sure how the alternator will react. Will give updates later.
2013 Dodge Avenger37,000
It will not start at times
2010 Dodge Avenger75,000
It want start and I'm not getting any power from the battery
2011 Dodge Avenger124,600
Drive car to work, car drove fine. After being parked for hours, tried to start car. Car would not start at first but after resting for two minutes car started then stalled. Had crankshaft sensor replaced in January.. Had car towed to dealership, which it had been there a couple of days, they told me battery dead and not getting fire, and they think its a wiring problem. My car has been at dealership for a week now..
Have the same problem. It doesn't want to turn over. And once it does its sputtering agressively restart about 3x to correct it.
2009 Dodge Avenger110,000
no power to anything will not start no lights no radio no wipers charged battery no help at all
2010 Dodge Avenger144,594
It want crank up from time to time
2008 Dodge Avenger90,000
I accidentally turned off car without placing in park and now it won't start and now it's in park. The radio and everything turns on .
Car won't start without a jump runs fine with jumper cables connected to it when u take the jumper cables off and drive like a mile it just dies looses power won't take gas or nothing then have to hook the jumper cables bac up to it to get the car started wat is the problem please help it's my sisters car
car cranks, wont start at times..like its choking to cough a big fur ball out or something.. changed coolant sensor, tune up , intake manifold gasket, ... car also has an air compressor that runs as long as car is on ... car also looses power while driving... 2010 dodge avenger
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