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.
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Avenger Engine May Not Start at Times
Dodge Avenger Problem
Average Mileage: 59,618 mi (29,785 mi - 89,654 mi)
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 2008 Dodge Avenger
just went to start my car and lightening bolt came on and it wouldnt start gets power to everything and wont turn over
Car will not crank over..won't start I replaced battery, starter and ignition switch
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 2008 Dodge Avenger, 36,000 mi
car would start then shut right back off, still dealing with it for over a year