Engine May Not Start at Times on Dodge Avenger

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 83,612 (12,400–216,000)
10 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
117 people reported this problem
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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
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!!
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
Lights / power to everything. Engine won't turn over.
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
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....
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..
car would start then shut right back off, still dealing with it for over a year
Won't turn over will not do nothing cause of the anti theft
Turn key have power but nothing happens
Turn switch want do nothing
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.
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
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?
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
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
I've been having problems on occasions where the key will not turn. It's not a no start issue, the key will not leave the locked position.