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: 80,151 (12,400–211,689)
10 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
82 people reported this problem
45 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
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
2008 Dodge Avenger32,000
Lights / power to everything. Engine won't turn over.
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
Car will not crank over..won't start I replaced battery, starter and ignition switch
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.
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....
2008 Dodge Avenger36,000
car would start then shut right back off, still dealing with it for over a year
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 Avenger96,152
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 Avenger136,000
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
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 Avenger12,400
Turn switch want do nothing
2011 Dodge Avenger27,000
Turn key have power but nothing happens
1996 Dodge Avenger102,000
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 Avenger72,000
Car will not start. Will not turn all way over. Has power to lights windows radio etc.... Power steering stopped working too. Red lightning bolts on dash comes on when trying to start up
2012 Dodge Avenger130,000
Won't turn over will not do nothing cause of the anti theft
Just clicking won't turn over avenger
2012 Dodge Avenger67,571
It needs to be fixed it is hesitating to start replaced battery thought was the problem where do I take it to repair it
2014 Dodge Avenger29,716
Wont start or jump start
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