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: 82,970 (141–216,000)
10 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
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just went to start my car and lightening bolt came on and it wouldnt start gets power to everything and wont turn over
2008 Dodge Avenger 96,152 mi,
All the lights and alarm come on but car won't crank. Battery was replaced and still it won't crank. Sometimes you can hear a click noise like it wants to crank but it doesn't. Please help!!
2008 Dodge Avenger 77,000 mi,
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
2008 Dodge Avenger 32,000 mi,
Lights / power to everything. Engine won't turn over.
2008 Dodge Avenger 109,000 mi,
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
Car will not crank over..won't start I replaced battery, starter and ignition switch
2008 Dodge Avenger 100,980 mi,
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 Avenger 73,750 mi,
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.
I went into Walmart, Came out unlocked the door with the keyless entry, went to start the car nothing, Lights,radio, horn,new battery,had the starter checked,alternator check..all good... I keep the car maintenced...never had a problem starting no warning,.my Mechanic said it may be a problem in the key or the anti theft alarm..
2008 Dodge Avenger 36,000 mi,
car would start then shut right back off, still dealing with it for over a year
2012 Dodge Avenger 130,000 mi,
Won't turn over will not do nothing cause of the anti theft
2011 Dodge Avenger 27,000 mi,
Turn key have power but nothing happens
2008 Dodge Avenger 12,400 mi,
Turn switch want do nothing
2008 Dodge Avenger 62,000 mi,
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.
1996 Dodge Avenger 102,000 mi,
Replace the plugs replaced fuel pump and filter n the ignition control module n it starts n then dies out while driving n then won't start back up
2008 Dodge Avenger 136,000 mi,
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
I was driving down the road, all of a sudden my starter engaged and did not stop turning until it burnt the starter completely up! I put a new starter and ingntion switch! Crank it up, and the start continue to spin! I disconnected battery so I didn't burn the new starter up! What is causing this problem?
2012 Dodge Avenger 36,392 mi,
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
2009 Dodge Avenger 103,000 mi,
I come out of a store that i have been in for about 30 minutes and try to start the car and nothing. It wouldn't turn over the first two times I tried and then the third and fourth were clicks. Finally the fifth try it starts like there was never a problem. Radio reset so I assume the whole car did. I have a new battery so I know that is not the problem. I guess I will take it in to get checked out.
2011 Dodge Avenger 72,500 mi,
Car will start and turn off. Then it will turn over slightly then won't start. Power symbol is coming on