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2008 Dodge Avenger Problems

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Most Common 2008 Dodge Avenger Problems

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.
The automatic transmission can develop problems like erratic shifting, rough shifting, or delayed gear engagement. Repairs for many of these problems are outlined in service bulletins.
A knocking sound my be heard from the engine at times with the air conditioning on. The cause could be the AC compressor itself, if that is the case there is an updated AC compressor to correct thi...
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1 Known 2008 Dodge Avenger Brakes Problem

Vehicles equipped the ESP/Traction control system can be overly sensitive, activating on tight turns unnecessarily. Our technicians advise us that there is upgraded software available for the Anti-...

6 Known 2008 Dodge Avenger Drive Train Problems

The automatic transmission can develop problems like erratic shifting, rough shifting, or delayed gear engagement. Repairs for many of these problems are outlined in service bulletins.
A defective vehicle speed sensor can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors are also susceptible to corrosi...
Delayed engagement and/or a bump or shudder between 30-40mph may be noted on vehicles with automatic transmissions. Our technicians tell us that updated Powertrain Control Module software is availa...

11 Known 2008 Dodge Avenger Electrical & Lights Problems

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.
To inspect a connector for the cooling fan motor, Dodge issued a safety recall. Coolant may be drawn into the connector, causing a short circuit and potentially an engine fire. Dealers are install...
Sensor failure inside the distributor can cause intermittent stalling or a failure to start. In addition, the wires to the distributor are susceptible to internal damage, which can cause the same s...

2 Known 2008 Dodge Avenger Engine Problems

Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.
Various driveability concerns and Check Engine Light issues can be addressed with an update to the Powertrain control module software.

1 Known 2008 Dodge Avenger Exhaust & Emissions Problem

A rough idle may be noted after starting the engine cold, along with illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P050D stored. Our technicians tell us the powertrain control module (PCM) softw...

4 Known 2008 Dodge Avenger Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

A knocking sound my be heard from the engine at times with the air conditioning on. The cause could be the AC compressor itself, if that is the case there is an updated AC compressor to correct thi...
The carpet under the right side of the dash may become wet with water. This can be caused by the AC evaporator drain being plugged with debris. Our technicians tell us that once the drain is clear,...
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

1 Known 2008 Dodge Avenger Maintenance Problem

2 Known 2008 Dodge Avenger Miscellaneous Problems

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.
The front door may make a rattling or fluttering sound when closing the door with the window down. Our technicians tell us the outer belt molding may be causing the noise and if so in should be rep...

2 Known 2008 Dodge Avenger Suspension & Steering Problems

A honk, hiss, or groan noise may be noted from the steering during low speed parking lot maneuvers. Our technicians tell us that replacing the power steering return hose may correct this concern,...
A rattle from the rear of the vehicle may indicate that the rear shock absorbers are defective. Updated shocks are available; however, careful inspection of all suspension components should be per...

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Known 2008 Dodge Avenger Problems & Complaints

Sensor failure inside the distributor can cause intermittent stalling or a failure to start. In addition, the wires to the distributor are susceptible to internal damage, which can cause the same s...
Delayed engagement and/or a bump or shudder between 30-40mph may be noted on vehicles with automatic transmissions. Our technicians tell us that updated Powertrain Control Module software is availa...
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.
A knocking sound my be heard from the engine at times with the air conditioning on. The cause could be the AC compressor itself, if that is the case there is an updated AC compressor to correct thi...
To inspect a connector for the cooling fan motor, Dodge issued a safety recall. Coolant may be drawn into the connector, causing a short circuit and potentially an engine fire. Dealers are install...
Warm air only may be discharged from the AC system due to a faulty infrared temperature sensor.
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
A weak or dead battery may be caused by the radio not powering down correctly. If the backlight is flickering every 20 seconds that would confirm the fault and the radio would need to be replaced.
The automatic transmission can develop problems like erratic shifting, rough shifting, or delayed gear engagement. Repairs for many of these problems are outlined in service bulletins.
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.
Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.
A squeak heard while turning the steering wheel may indicate that the rubber boot seal on the steering shaft needs some trimming and lubrication.
The clock may gain time periodically, upgrading the wireless control module (WCM) software should correct this issue.
Vehicles equipped the ESP/Traction control system can be overly sensitive, activating on tight turns unnecessarily. Our technicians advise us that there is upgraded software available for the Anti-...
The carpet under the right side of the dash may become wet with water. This can be caused by the AC evaporator drain being plugged with debris. Our technicians tell us that once the drain is clear,...
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