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Dodge Avenger Engine May Not Start at Times

Dodge Avenger Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Average Mileage: 74,763 mi (29,785 mi - 146,000 mi)


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.

  • 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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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 32,000 mi

    Lights / power to everything. Engine won't turn over.

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  • Visitor, , 36,000 mi

    car would start then shut right back off, still dealing with it for over a year

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  •  Rookie

    Car will not crank over..won't start I replaced battery, starter and ignition switch

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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....

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  • Visitor, , 146,000 mi

    Lights come on but car will not crank. If I disconnect the battery for an hour the car starts up one time only. I have replaced the battery and the starter.

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