2009 DODGE AVENGER VIN: 1B3LC56B59N557501

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 1B3LC56B59N557501 Decoding Dodge Vin Decoder

Error Text

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Destination Market

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Other Export Market (BUX)

Make

DODGE

Manufacturer Name

FCA US LLC

Model

Avenger

Model Year

2009

Plant City

STERLING HEIGHTS

Series

JS

Trim

SXT

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

STERLING HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY

Plant State

MICHIGAN

Series2

P (Premium)

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Steering Location

Left Hand Drive (LHD)

Drive Type

FWD/Front Wheel Drive

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Other Engine Info

Sales Code for Engine - EDG,ED3

Turbo

No

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Restraint system advanced multistage front air bags sales code (CG3) with side air bags sales code (CGS)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver & Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver & Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2009 DODGE AVENGER Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2009 DODGE AVENGER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Optional
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1B3LC56B59N557501

Components: AIR BAGS

October 07, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10286959
Consumer Location: MISSION VIEJO, CA
VIN: 1B3LC56B59N****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING A 2009 DODGE AVENGER FROM NATIONAL CAR RENTAL (~11,000 MILES ON THE VEHICLE) AT 70 MPH ON A FLORIDA TOLL WAY, THE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED. THERE WAS NO COLLISION OR CONTACT WITH ANYTHING (ANIMAL, ROAD DEBRIS, ETC.), THE ROAD WAS FLAT AND STRAIGHT, AND THERE WERE NO CIRCUMSTANCES OR EVENTS THAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED THE AIRBAGS TO DEPLOY. I WAS TALKING ON A CELL PHONE USING A BLUETOOTH HEADSET AT THE TIME AND HAD JUST MOVED MY BLACKBERRY, CROSSING THE STEERING WHEEL WHEN THE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED. THE FORCE OF THE PASSENGER SIDE BAG DEPLOYING SEVERELY CRACKED THE WINDSHIELD. THE CAR WAS DRIVEN TO NATIONAL CAR RENTAL'S RETURN AT ORLANDO AIRPORT. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11429461
Consumer Location: ROSEMEAD, CA
VIN: 1b3lc46b49n****

Summary of Complaint

Warning light airbags

Components: AIR BAGS FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364888
Consumer Location: GREENSBORO, PA
VIN: 1B3LC56B09N****

Summary of Complaint

THE PCMCIA LIGHT COMES ON THEN GOES OFF.CAR WILL SOME TIMES CHUGS AND WANTS TO SHUT OFF IN MOTION

Components: SEAT BELTS

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338850
Consumer Location: WARREN, MI
VIN: 1B3LC56B09N****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER SEATBELT GETS REALLY LOOSE AND THERE IS NO WAY TO GET IT TIGHTENED. I HAVE HAD TO SIT ON IT TO MAKE IT TIGHT ENOUGH AROUND MY WAIST.

Components: ENGINE

May 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11331182
Consumer Location: NEW BRAUNFELS, TX
VIN: 1B3LC56B39N****

Summary of Complaint

INTAKE MANIFOLD RUNNER CONTROL WAS NOT OPENING AND CLOSING PROPERLY SO I HAD TO REPLACE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11318726
Consumer Location: PORT ORANGE, FL
VIN: 1B3LC46B79N****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO EXCEED 30 MPH WHILE DRIVING WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RPM REVVED TO EXTREMELY HIGH LEVELS HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESPOND. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS ALSO SLIPPING DUE TO THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE NEEDING TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT WAS ALSO CONCERNED THAT THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE WAS DEFECTIVE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V528000 (POWER TRAIN). DAYTONA DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM & FIAT (1450 N TOMOKA FARMS RD, SUITE A, DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32124 386-274-0571) WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND CONFIRMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS SUBJECTED TO AN EXTENDED WARRANTY ON THE POWER TRAIN HOWEVER, THE DEALER DECLINED TO PROVIDE THE REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 191,336.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11301787
Consumer Location: SHREVEPORT, LA
VIN: 1B3LC56839N****

Summary of Complaint

PAINT FADE TOP CAR.YOU CAN SEE CLEAR COAT IN SPOTS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

December 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11296614
Consumer Location: AKRON, OH
VIN: 1B3LC46B19N****

Summary of Complaint

STARTED GETTING A OBD CODE 2017 AND 2004. AFTER REPLACING THE MANIFOLD RUNNER CONTROL VALVE THE LIGHT STAYED ON AND NOW CODE SAYS THAT THE CIRCUIT IS HIGH IN BANK ONE. I TOOK OFF THE RUNNER CONTROL AND TESTED IT SO IT IS A GOOD PART,

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN SERVICE BRAKES

November 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11279957
Consumer Location: GILLSVILLE, GA
VIN: 1B3LC56B19N****

Summary of Complaint

GOING HOME FROM WORK, APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES FROM MY JOB, AND TRAVELING AT APPROXIMATELY 40-42 MPH MY ENGINE JUST STOPPED....NO SOUNDS, NO WARNING LIGHTS, NOTHING. JUST TRIED TO UP MY SPEED TO GO UP A VERY SMALL INCLINE, AND NOTHING...HEADLIGHTS STILL WORKED, NO POWER STEERING, NO BRAKES.......MANAGED TO PULL OVER.........SHAKING LIKE A LEAF ON A TREE, BECAUSE I AM 65 YEARS OLD, ALONE, NO FAMILY TO CALL, NO ONE.....AND THIS WAS A LITTLE AFTER 9PM AT NIGHT ON NOV 2ND. CALLED MY MOBILE MECHANIC THE NEXT DAY AND HE GAVE ME THIS INFO TO FILE A COMPLAINT. HE SAID THIS IS VERY SERIOUS. I WAS ON BUFORD HWY <FOUR LANE ROAD> SPEED LIMIT 45 MPH GOING STRAIGHT AND APPROACHING A RED LIGHT ON A VERY SMALL INCLINE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11254675
Consumer Location: ATHENS, AL
VIN: 1B3LC56B09N****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE IN MOTION MOST ON HIGHWAY AND SOMETIMES CITY STREETS. SOMETIMES THE CAR WILL BOG DOWN USUALLY BETWEEN 40--65 MPH WHEN ACCELERATING AND ALSO WHILE NOT. TOOK TO DEALERSHIP THEY KEYED IT (TEST) AND SAID MANIFOLD SENSOR OR SENSOR ABOUT $1500.00 REPAIR. GOT THIS FIXED AND CAR STILL DOING IT. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR AT LEAST 5 YEARS THAT I KNOW OF. I DON'T DRIVE VEHICLE ALL THE TIME BUT WHEN IT GETS DROVE IT HAPPENS. THE LAST TIME THIS HAPPENED WAS 2 WEEKS AGO. ITS WAS GOING ON AT ABOUT 50000 MILES

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 21, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11246439
Consumer Location: MASTIC, NY
VIN: 1B3LC46B39N****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO HESITATE. THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V528000 (POWER TRAIN). THE CONTACT WAS AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 79,500. *TR*JB

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

July 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11229678
Consumer Location: IONIA, MI
VIN: 1B3LC56B49N****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT WAS LIKE THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTED DOWN TO A LOWER GEAR, THE ENGINE REVED UP AND THEN WITHIN A FEW MINS STALLED OUT. WITH NO WARNING ALSO ALL THE WARNING LIGHTS WERE LIT UP. WHEN I TRIED TO RESTART THE CAR IT JUST CLICKED AFTER JUMP START BECAUSE OF TRYING TO START IT ...RESTARTED BUT STILL WAS "STUCK" IN THE LOW GEAR AND STALLED OUT AGAIN. I THEN CALLED A TOW TRUCK AND HAD IT TOWED HOME. I LOOKED UP RECALLS FOR THE YEAR OF THE MODEL AND FOUND THE RECALL #H33- TCM/PCM WAS RECALLED ON 712 MODELS BY VIN IT SAYS MINE ISN'T ONE OF THOSE BUT BY DESCRIPTION IT DID EXACTLY AS THE RECALL DESCRIBES. I WAS ON A VERY BUSY INTERSTATE ROAD DURING 4TH OF JULY TRAFFIC AND ALMOST CAUSED AN ACCIDENT TRYING TO PULL OFF THE ROAD AS MY CAR SUDDENLY SLOWED DOWN AND THEN STALLED

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11202966
Consumer Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA
VIN: 1B3LC56B49N****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I'M DRIVING MY VEHICLE ON THE HIGHWAY,RESIDENTIAL AREAS, ON A FREEWAY IT WILL STALL ON ME AND TURN OFF. WHEN I'M TURNING THE 2009 DODGE AVENGER TURNS OFF AS WELL THIS IS A REALLY BAD SAFETY HAZARD MYSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE CAN GET SERIOUSLY HURT. IT ALSO TURNS OFF WHILE I'M AT A STOP LIGHT.

Components: AIR BAGS SERVICE BRAKES

December 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11180582
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: 1B3LC46B39N****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG LIGHT CONSTANTLY COMING ON AND OFF, BEEPING, AND SOMETIMES JUST STAY ON. BRAKE LIGHTS CONTINUALLY COME ON - EVERY FEW MONTHS FOR WEEKS AT AT A TIME. ALSO FEELS LIKE CAR WANTS TO GIVE OUT A LOT.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11102735
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: 1B3LC56B09N****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS A RECALL ON THE PCV ON THE YEAR MAKE AND MODEL AND MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS READING THAT IT IS BAD BUT THEY SAY THAT MY VIN DOES NOT MATCH FOR RECALL BUT YET MY YEAR MAKE AND MODEL DOES

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11082416
Consumer Location: FOWLERVILLE, MI
VIN: 1B3LC46B69N****

Summary of Complaint

THE 2008 DODGE AVENEGER HAD 6 RECALLS. MY 2009 DODGE AVENGER IS DOING EVERYTHING THE 08 WAS RECALLED FOR.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11080915
Consumer Location: YORK, PA
VIN: 1B3LC56B39N****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING OUT OF THE CITY ON A STREET THAT CHANGES FROM 25 TO 35 MPH, I BEGIN TO ACCELERATE AND THE CAR STALLS AND THE ETC LIGHT ILLUMINATES. THEN WITH MORE FORCE ON THE PEDAL IT ONLY GOES UP TO 10 TO 15 MPH. THE CAR SHAKES AND BEGINS TO ACT WEIRD HARD TO STOP TO MAKE A TURN INTO A PARKING LOT. I'VE ALMOST WAS FORCED WHILE BRAKING TO PULLED IN FRONT OF CARS OUT OF MY CONTROL DUE TO THE JUMPING AND SHAKING OF THE CAR. I THEN LET IT TURN OFF AFTER PARKING. I SHUT OFF ALL ELECTRIC DEVICES RUNNING ON THE CAR. I THEN TURN OF THE FAN FOR AC AND HEAT. I THEN CONTACT A LOCAL INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE CAR WAS DRIVEN BACK WITH NO STALLING NO LIMP MODE BUT THE LIGHT WAS STILL ONE. ONCE IN THE SHOP HE RAN THE CODES ALL 4 CODES CAME ON FOR ETC BUT THE LIGHT THEN GOES OFF. THEN IT WAS CLEARED FOR A SOLID 30 MINUTES. I THEN DRIVE HOME FROM THE SHOP NO LIGHT UNTIL 5 MINUTES AFTER AND NO STALLING AT THE TIME AND PARKED MY CAR IN MY DRIVEWAY. I CALLED THE MECHANIC TO LET HIM KNOW OF THE PROBLEM HAD OCCURRED AGAIN. WORKING ON PRICE FOR ME TO REPAIR. I'VE SEEN POSTED THAT THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE AND HAPPENS RANDOMLY TO PEOPLE. I ALSO SEE THAT THE ONE PART WAS LATER UPGRADED. SUGGESTING THE ORIGINAL ETC IS FAULTY. I CONTACTED CHRYSLER AND WAS TOLD THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE AND THAT THERE IS NO RECALL CURRENTLY BUT I MAY OR MAY NOT GET A LETTER IN THE MAIL. I ASKED IF THERE IS AN INVESTIGATION OR A RECALL GOING ON AND WAS TOLD THAT SHE WOULD NOT KNOW OF THIS INFORMATION. YET THIS WAS THE RECALL NUMBER FOR CHRYSLER. I WOULD NOT DOUBT THEY WERE AWARE OF THIS AND COVERED IT UP WITH THE UPGRADED PART TO HIDE THE FACT THAT IT WAS FAULTY FROM THE BEGINNING.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 24, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11025312
Consumer Location: BARNEVELD, WI
VIN: 1B3LC56B19N****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAGS BLEW UP WHEN PARRELL PARKING BUMPED A CAR IN FRONT OF ME AT 1 MILE PER HOUR AND BOOM.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

August 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11013948
Consumer Location: ROSEVILLE, MI
VIN: 1B3LC46BX9N****

Summary of Complaint

WIPERS WILL STOP IN MIDDLE OF WINDSHIELD, OR BE JERKY WHEN MOVING. IF STOPPED, MOVING WIPER CONTROL TO NEXT POSITION, OR TURNING WIPERS BACK OFF, THEN ON, WILL MAKE WIPERS MOVE A BIT MORE. IN A RAIN STORM, HAVE TO CONSTANTLY MOVE WIPER SWITCH TO MAKE WIPERS MOVE. VISIBILITY IS A DISASTER. MAKES DRIVING IN A RAINSTORM VERY DANGEROUS.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 14, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11001270
Consumer Location: KELLOGG, MN
VIN: 1B3LC56B49N****

Summary of Complaint

I FEEL THESE. RECALLS SHOULD BE DONE ON MY CAR BECAUSE I DON'T FEEL SAFE AND WAS BEG INFORMED ABOUT ANY OF THEM AND MY CAR IS HAVING ISSUES DUE TO THEM

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY/WIPER

October 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10985767
Consumer Location: NORTH PORT, FL
VIN: 1B3LC56B19N****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH, THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO ROLL DOWN THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW WHEN IT SUDDENLY SLID DOWN INTO THE DOOR. THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO ROLL THE WINDOW BACK UP. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A CERTIFIED MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE MECHANISM THAT HELD THE WINDOW UP FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE FAILURE RECURRED TO THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE WINDOW. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE CERTIFIED MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THE SAME FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 82,000.

Components: SEAT BELTS

February 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10966598
Consumer Location: BELLEVUE, NE
VIN: 1B3LC56D49N****

Summary of Complaint

REAR SEATBELT BUCKLES. THE STITCHING THAT HOLDS THE LOOPS TO BUCKLE / CLASP DISINTEGRATED. MY SON WAS BUCKLED IN AND I HAD TO BRAKE HARD. SEATBELT BUCKET CAME OFF CLASP / AWAY FROM VEHICLE AND HE HIT BACK SEAT. CHECKED OTHER BUCKLES AND THERE WERE ALL WORN OUT AS WELL. I HAVE THE BUCKLES STILL / REPLACED THEM BUT DON'T HAVE PICTURES HANDY.*DT*JB

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10966158
Consumer Location: HARVEY, LA
VIN: 1B3LC46B99N****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR STALLS WHEN AT A STOP. THE ENGINE CUTS OFF. NO WARNING LIGHTS AND THE DODGE DEALERSHIP CAN NOT FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM. IT HAS HAPPENED NUMEROUS TIMES.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10908914
Consumer Location: STRAFFORD, NH
VIN: 1B3LC46B49N****

Summary of Complaint

IT BEGAN WITH THE AIR BAG LIGHT GOING ON AND OFF AS WELL AS THE AIR BAG SOUND. IT BECAME MORE FREQUENT AND OCCURRED MOSTLY WHEN TAKING A LEFT HAND TURN. CONCERNED THAT THE AIR BAGS MIGHT DEPLOY, I PULLED THE FUSE. WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL, THERE IS A SPRING NOISE BEHIND THE STEERING WHEEL THAT PINGS IN EITHER DIRECTION.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 11, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10888907
Consumer Location: MOUNT PROSPECT, IL
VIN: 2B3LJ54T59H****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR WAS PARKED OUTSIDE AND MY SUNROOF EXPLODED AND CAVED IN

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10865039
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: 1B3LC46B49N****

Summary of Complaint

RED LIGHTING SYMBOL APPEARS ON THE DASH WHILE I'M ON THE HIGHWAY. SUDDENLY MY CAR LOSES ITS HORSEPOWER AND I BEGIN TO COAST. I PULL OVER TO THE SIDE AND THE CAR BEGINS TO SHAKE VIOLENTLY UNTIL I PUT IT IN PARK. WHEN IN PARK, THE CAR IDLES TO ABOUT 2500 RPM. I'VE DONE A BIT OF RESEARCH AND IT APPEARS COUNTLESS PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM AT THE SAME MILEAGE WITH THIS VEHICLE. ACCORDING TO THEM, IT IS CAUSED BY THE ELECTRONIC TROTTLE CONTROL THAT SEEMS TO BE IMPOSSIBLE TO FIX.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

March 19, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10850510
Consumer Location: NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
VIN: 1B3LC56B49N****

Summary of Complaint

2009 DODGE AVENGER RPMS WOULD RISE AND FALL 200-300 AT IDLE. EXHAUST/MUFFLER WOULD RATTLE. HAVE BEEN TO MULTIPLE SHOPS AND THEY CANNOT DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. IT IS TAKING LONGER TO START UP. THE ALTERNATOR WAS REPLACED 2 MONTHS AGO. THE BATTERY WAS REPLACED LAST WEEK. YESTERDAY, IT WAS CHECKED BY AN AUTOZONE EMPLOYEE FOR CODES AND NOTHING CAME UP. I STARTED THE CAR AND IT QUICKLY DIED THERE AFTER. DROVE IT AROUND ALL DAY AFTER THAT AND NOT A PROBLEM. TODAY IT HAD A VERY ROUGH START, RPMS WENT ABOVE 2000 AND BACK DOWN TO ABOUT 400, CONSTANTLY, AND CAR WAS SHAKING A LOT. I BACKED OUT OF THE GARAGE AND WHILE I APPLIED THE BRAKES, IT ALMOST DIED. I BARELY GOT IT IN PARK BEFORE IT DID DIE. THE WHOLE TIME THE CHECK ENGINE AND ETC LIGHTS STAYED ON. THIS IS A FIRST FOR BOTH TO STAY ON. ETC HAS CAME ON BEFORE AND STAYED, THEN NEVER SHOWED UP FOR ANOTHER 1-2 YEARS (NOW0. CAR HAS ALMOST 87,000 MILES.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10777996
Consumer Location: MISSOURI CITY, TX
VIN: 1B3LC56B99N****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2009 DODGE AVENGER PURCHASED IN 2012. YESTERDAY I WAS IN A SCARY SITUATION AND COULD HAVE SERIOUSLY HURT A CHILD DONE THE DODGE. YESTERDAY MORNING THE CAR WAS DRIVING FINE I PARKED, TOOK THE KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION, AND STARTED TO GET OUT OF THE CAR. THE CAR STARTED ROLLING BACK I JUMPED IN THE CAR HIT THE BRAKE, BRAKES DID NOT WORK HAD TO PULL THE EMERGENCY BRAKE TO STOP. AT THE TIME THERE WAS A CHILD RIDING BY ON A BIKE THANK GOD THE EMERGENCY BRAKE WORKED. I PULLED THE EMERGENCY BRAKE JUST IN TIME. TRUST ME THAT WAS REALLY SCARY TOO ME BECAUSE OUT OF ALL THE CARS I HAVE HAD THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME. AFTER I GOT THE CAR TO STOP I TRIED TO START THE CAR IT WOULD NOT START. I HAD TO CALL MY BROTHER IN-LAW TO LOOK AT THE CAR AT CHECKING SEVERAL THINGS AND WATCHING SEVERAL YOU TUBE VIDEOS WE NOTICED THIS HAS BEEN AND ONGOING PROBLEM WITH THE DODGE AVENGER. HE FIGURED IT WAS SOMETHING WITH THE SHIFT STICK AND OR ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. HE GOT THE CAR STARTED BUT IT WOULD ONLY GO IN REVERSE AND WHEN HE TURNED THE CAR OFF IT WOULD NOT CRANK BACK UP. HE TRIED TO RESET THE CAR BY UNHOOKING THE BATTERY CABLE BUT THAT DID NOT WORK. AFTER SEVERAL TRIES HE COULD NOT GET THE CAR TO CRANK BACK UP. I WAS STUCK AT THE ONE LOCATION FROM 9AM TO 9PM. I HAD TO CALL A TOW TRUCK AND GET IT TOWED TO MY HOUSE. I REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT CAN BE DONE, BECAUSE I DO NOT FEEL THAT I SHOULD HAVE TO COME OUT OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN AND ONGOING ISSUE AND IS A SAFETY HAZARD. NOT ONLY COULD I HAVE SERIOUSLY INJURED THAT CHILD, I COULD HAVE INJURED MYSELF. I REALLY ENJOYED DRIVING MY DODGE AVENGER THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEST CAR. PLEASE HELP!

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

July 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10735374
Consumer Location: ESSEX, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS TRAVELING DOWN A BUSY ROAD WHEN A TRUCK PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF ME WITH NO TIME TO STOP AND SMASHED MY WHOLE FRONT END IN MAINLY ON THE PASSENGER SIDE AND I HAD NO AIR BAG DEPOLYMENT

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 11, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10726240
Consumer Location: PORT ORANGE, FL
VIN: 1B3LC46B79N****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT SMELLED FUEL INSIDE THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED A LEAK FROM THE FUEL TANK. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE FUEL PUMP MODULE WAS REPLACED. THE FAILURE RECURRED AND THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO A DEALER FOR THE SAME REPAIRS. THE VEHICLE WAS EXPERIENCING THE FAILURE LISTED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 09V047000 (FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER); HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

February 28, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10691405
Consumer Location: WAYNE, MI
VIN: 1B3LC56BX9N****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED AND THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 68,000.

Components: ENGINE

February 09, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10682442
Consumer Location: LEWISTON, ME
VIN: 1B3LC46B99N****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED AS THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL LIGHT ILLUMINATED. AS A RESULT, THE STEERING SEIZED AND FAILED THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE OVER 30 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 170,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY

October 08, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10671106
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1B3LC46B19N****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER SHUTTING THE VEHICLE OFF, THE SUN ROOF WOULD ERRONEOUSLY OPEN AND WATER WOULD LEAK INTO THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT AFTER TURNING THE HEATER ON, A KNOCKING NOISE EMITTED FROM THE VENTS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 26, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10669504
Consumer Location: CAGUAS, PR
VIN: 1B3LC46B39N****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2009 DODGE AVENGER. MY AIRBAG LIGHT KEEPS COMING ON AND OFF INTERMITTENTLY. IS IT DANGEROUS? *JS

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10669130
Consumer Location: NEWNAN, GA
VIN: 1B3LC56B19N****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE STALLED AND THE SERVICE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 08V528000 (POWER TRAIN) AND 09V047000 (FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 114,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

November 21, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10661847
Consumer Location: MIDDLETOWN, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT THE CAR USED AT FRANKLIN SUSSEX DODGE IN FRANKLIN,NJ WITH 70000 MILES AND TWO DAYS AFTER I NOTICED THESE PROBLEMS. I LOSE CONTROL AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WHEN HITTING BUMPS OR ON TURNS.THE REAR OF CAR SWAYS AND FEELS LIKE A ROCKING BOAT AND I HOLD ON FOR DEAR LIFE.I HAVE HAD IT ALIGNED AND IT USES UP NEW TIRES AT 20000 MILES IN REAR ON INSIDE.THERE NEEDS TO BE A RECALL BEFORE SOMEONE GETS KILLED TO CORRECT REAR SUSPENSION. *JS

Components: ENGINE

October 08, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10631301
Consumer Location: DOLTON, IL
VIN: 1B3LC46B09N****

Summary of Complaint

THERMOSTAT HAS CRACKED CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO OVER HEAT AND LEAK ANTI FREEZE. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN REPAIRED THREE TIMES FOR THE SAME PROBLEM 2012,2013AND 2014. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

August 13, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10621986
Consumer Location: WAUKEGAN, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WINDOW HESITATES TO ROLL UP ON THE PASSENGER AND DRIVER SIDES. *TR

Components: TIRES WHEELS

July 03, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10608303
Consumer Location: PORT JEFFERSON STATION, NY
VIN: 1B3LC56B19N****

Summary of Complaint

THE TIRES HAVE A DEFECT ALL FOUR, BRIDGESTONE TURANZA BRAND TIRE HAVE DEEP CRACKS AROUND THE OUTER RIM OF THE TIRE,IT FIRST APPEARED WHEN THE SEASON CHANGED FROM WINTER TO SPRING IT BECAME VERY NOTICEABLE AS IT BECAME WARMER, UNABLE TO PASS INSPECTION, WITH TIRES LESS THAN, 26 THOUSAND MILES ON THEM. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10584421
Consumer Location: WEST DENNIS, MA
VIN: 1B3LC46B79N****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LOST ACCELERATION POWER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS FOUND THAT THE THROTTLE BODY AND ALTERNATOR HAD FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 105,000.

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