Due to a problem with the rear drain, the sunroof may develop a leak into the passenger area. The drain tube can get kinked; tubing can be installed over the drain hose to prevent further problems.
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Avenger Sunroof May Leak in Passenger Area Due to Problem With Rear Drain
Dodge Avenger Problem
Model Year Affected: 2008
Average Mileage: 32,333 mi (25,000 mi - 37,000 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Dodge Avenger, 35,000 mi
Kinked and deteriorating rear drain tubes from the moonroof are causing water to collect on the rearseat floor on my 2008 Dodge Avenger. Dealer wants $980.00 to fix tubes and remove and dry out carpets. Headliner must be partially lowered and seats removed to do this. One inch of rain water collects in rear seat floor pan depression. The fix on the kinked hose is to place a harder tubing over the kinked hose if the kinked part is not leaking. If the kinked part is leaking, of course the entire tube is replaced. Sounds like a defective part material problem and/or faulty engineering requiring these hoses to flex beyond their ability and maintain their function over time.
Visitor, 2008 Dodge Avenger, 25,000 mi
also had kinked hose line from sunroof. was getting 1/2" of water in passenger foot well during each heavy rain. dealership fix was to unkink the line.