2014 DODGE AVENGER VIN: 1C3CDZAB1EN201815

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
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VIN 1C3CDZAB1EN201815 Decoding Dodge Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

DODGE

Manufacturer Name

FCA US LLC

Model

Avenger

Model Year

2014

Trim

SE

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Company Name

Sterling Heights Assembly

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: ED3,ED6,ED7,EDG

Turbo

No

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Active Seat Belt at all Seating Position; Front Air Bags at Outboard Seating Position

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

All Rows

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

2014 DODGE AVENGER Crash Test Score

4

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

Overall Side 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.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

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 Seat
Rear Seat

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 Risk:
11.8%

2014 DODGE AVENGER Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Not Available

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

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

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 Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1C3CDZAB1EN201815

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

August 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363758
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL
VIN: 1C3CDZAB1EN****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR IS A 2014 DOGE AVENGER THAT HAS THE OCCUPANCY RESTRAIN FAILURE CODE. I HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THE GM PUT ONLY A CERTAIN NUMBER OF THESE CARS ON THE RECALL LIST: HOWEVER, MY CAR WAS NOT PLACED ON THE LIST. UNFORTUNATELY FOR ME, I AM HAVING THAT ISSUE. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK IF THERE IS ANYTHING POSSIBLE YOU COULD DO TO GET MY RECALL SERVICE BY DODGE.

Components: ENGINE

February 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11306604
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: 1C3CDZAB1EN****

Summary of Complaint

TEMPERATURE GAUGE ALARM CAME ON WHILE DRIVING AND NOTICED THE GAUGE SHOWED IT WAS REALLY HOT. PULLED OVER TO LET IT COOL DOWN AND NOTICED THE FAN UNDER THE HOOD WASN'T RUNNING TO HELP COOL IT DOWN.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

January 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11302691
Consumer Location: LENOIR CITY, TN
VIN: 1C3CDZAB1EN****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEATER CORE IS WORKING AND THE BEND DOOR ACTUATORS ARE WORKING BUT THE HEAT ONLY WORKS ON THE DRIVER SIDE AND NOT THE PASSENGER SIDE. I'VE SEEN MANY FORUMS OF PEOPLE SAYING THE SAME THINGS ABOUT 2012-2014 MODELS. THIS SEEMS TO BE A BIG ISSUE WITH THIS CAR. IT IS WINTER NOW AND ONLY HALF THE HEAT WORKS, AS WELL AS ONLY HALF THE DEFROSTER AS WELL. THE CAR ONLY HAS 105K MILES ON IT AND I'VE HAD NO ISSUES TILL THIS AND OTHER RECALLS. DODGE SHOULD RECALL THESE AS IT'S A ISSUE WITH MANY AVENGER MODELS. THE VEHICLE DOES IT JUST IDLING IN A PARK SPOT OR DRIVING. NOT SURE IF IT'S DEFECTIVE ACTUATOR BENDING DOORS OR THE HEATER CORE ITSELF?! PLZ LOOK FURTHER INTO THIS AND HOPEFULLY THIS ISSUE CAN BE CONSIDERED FOR A RECALL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

July 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11234142
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1C3CDZAB1EN****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 DODGE AVENGER. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND THE HORN SOUNDED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 64,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

October 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11142727
Consumer Location: KANNAPOLIS, NC
VIN: 1C3CDZAB1EN****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS LESS THAN 1 MILE FROM HOME. I NOTICED THE THROTTLE WASNT RESPONDING AS IT SHOULD WHEN I PRESSED THE PEDAL. THE ETC LIGHT WAS BLINKING AND THE TRACTION LIGHT WAS ON. I WAS NOT ABLE TO DRIVE OVER 20 MPH AND I WAS ALMOST REAR ENDED BY THE VEHICLE BEHIND ME. AFTER HAVING IT TOWED AND HAVING TWO MECHANICS LOOK AT IT, THEY DETERMINED IT TO BE A THROTTLE BODY FAILURE. THIS WAS REPLACED. I PICKED THE CAR UP. LESS THAN 1/2 A MILE FROM THE SHOP, I LOST POWER AGAIN AND THE SAME LIGHTS REAPPEARED WITH THE ENGINE LIGHT NOW LIT UP. I TOOK IT BACK. HE RAN THE CODE AND IT WAS SHOWING POSSIBLE AN VACUUM ISSUE. HE KEPT IT OVER NIGHT TO TAKE A LOOKED AT IT AGAIN. IT WAS DETERMINED THEIR WAS NO VACUUM ISSUE AND NOW A CODE FOR THE MAP SENSOR WAS BEING REPORTED. IT WAS REPLACED AND THE MECHANIC DROVE IT THREE TIMES AT DIFFERENT DISTANCES. NO ISSUES. I PICK THE CAR UP. I GET ALMOST HOME (3 MILES AWAY). ETC LIGHT BLINKS, ENGINE LIGHT ON, TRACTION LIGHT ON. AT THIS POINT THE MECHINCA BELIEVES IT TO BE THE PCM WHICH HE SAYS IS A COMMON ISSUE WITH DODGES. SO AT THIS POINT HE IS GOING TO PUT THE OLD THROTTLE BODY AND MAP SENSOR BACK ON AND REPLACED THE PCM.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

August 08, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11013759
Consumer Location: BEDFORD, TX
VIN: 1C3CDZAB1EN****

Summary of Complaint

I KEEP GETTING NOTIFICATIONS IN THE MAIL THAT MY PART IS READY, AND AM BEING TOLD TO CONTACT MY DEALERSHIP. I PHYSICALLY WENT DOWN TO THE DEALERSHIP PER MY APPOINTMENT AND THEY CLAIMED NO PART OR SOFTWARE WAS AVAILABLE TO FIX IT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 05, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10983929
Consumer Location: NEW KENSINGTON, PA
VIN: 1C3CDZAB1EN****

Summary of Complaint

ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL IS NOT WORKING MY CAR LOSES POWER AND WON'T GO OVER 25 MPG IF THAT WHICH COULD CAUSE A ACCIDENT IF I AM DRIVING ALONG THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT LIGHT WITH TWO LIGHTING BOLTS COME ON AND THE POWER GOES. I HAVE SEEN ON THE INTERNET SEVERAL PEOPLE WITH THIS SAME PROBLEM AND WONDER WHY DODGE IS NOT DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. THEY MUST KNOW BECAUSE THIS PART IS UNDER WARRANTY FOR ONLY THREE YEARS AND THAT IS WHEN IT GOES IS AFTER THREE YEARS WARRANTY IS UP. I LIKE DODGE AND WILL PROBABLY KEEP BUYING THERE BUT I WISH THEY WOULD LOOK FURTHER INTO THIS PROBLEM AND FIX IT THEY COULD GAIN A LOT MORE LOYAL CUSTOMERS IF THEY DID. THIS PROBLEM HAPPENS WHEN IN DRIVE OR DRIVING SOME WHERE AND IT WILL NOT GO UP HILLS AT ALL STALLS OUT WHEN THIS IS HAPPENING.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 25, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10667017
Consumer Location: WATERLOO, IL
VIN: 1C3CDZAB1EN****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS HIT BY ANOTHER CAR THAT RAN A STOP SIGN AND NONE OF MY AIRBAGS DEPLOYED. THE ACCIDENT RESULTED IN A TOTAL LOSS DUE TO THE HARD HIT. AS A RESULT I DO NOT FEEL SAFE AT ALL KNOWING THAT I COULD BE HIT SO HARD THAT MY 2014 DODGE AVENGER WAS TOTALED BUT NO AIR BAGS DEPLOYED TO DO THE JOB THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO DO.

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN SERVICE BRAKES

May 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416143
Consumer Location: NEWHALL, CA
VIN: 1C3CDZAG8EN****

Summary of Complaint

JUST BOUGHT THE CAR, WITHIN A MONTH THE BRAKES WERE GRINDING. TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THERE WAS A POWER TRAIN LEAK WHICH THEY REPLACED. A FEW DAYS LATER, I WAS AT AN INTERSECTION TURNING AND MY WHEEL COMPLETELY LOCKED, CAUSING ME TO HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME AND THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. AN OFFICER HAPPENED TO BE ON THE SAME ROAD AND SAW THAT MY CAR WAS ALSO SMOKING AS WELL WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN DUE TO THE PREVIOUS POWER TRAIN LEAK. I LOOKED AT OTHER RECALLS AND SURE ENOUGH, THERE ARE SOME ON THE 2011-2013 REGARDING STEERING AND BRAKE SYSTEMS AS WELL. THEY DEFINITELY NEED TO CHECK THE 2014 DODGE AVENGER AS WELL FOR SIMILAR ISSUES. NOW THE FRONT PASSENGER AREA AND MY AXEL IS RUINED AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE ENGINE

April 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11414256
Consumer Location: TAMPA, FL
VIN: 1C3CDZAB3EN****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNDISCLOSED SPEED, THE VEHICLE LOSS MOTIVE POWER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS FUEL LEAKING FROM THE VEHICLE ONTO THE GROUND. THERE WERE NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WAS A FAULTY FUEL LINE THAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: SEATS

March 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404216
Consumer Location: EAST RIDGE, TN
VIN: 1C3CDZAG8EN****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS LEAVING WORK ON FRIDAY, MARCH 19,2021 AROUND 4:05 P.M...STOPPED, MY CAR WAS NOT IN MOTION, I WAS WAITING FOR ON COMING TRAFFIC TO CLEAR, WHEN I HEARD WHAT I BELIEVED TO BE GUN SHOTS OR EITHER A CAR HAD CRASHED INTO THE BACK OF ME AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED, THERE WERE NO VEHICLES BEHIND ME, I WAS SO SCARED, I WENT TO MY MECHANIC, AND HE DISCOVERED THE HORRIBLE NOISE WAS MY HEAD REST HAD EXPLODED. IT IS CUT IN HALF AND HAS STARTED RATTLING. MY MECHANIC ADVISED I CALL DODGE DEALER ON MONDAY MORNING 3/22/2021. I CALLED THIS MORNING AT 9:11 A.M. (EASTERN TIME). I DID RECEIVE A CALL BACK, I EXPLAINED IN GREAT DETAIL WHAT HAPPENED, I IN NO CERTAIN TERMS TOLD THE DEALER, I WILL NOT BE PAYING FOR THIS, AND WAS TOLD, THERE ARE NO OPEN RECALLS AT THIS TIME, THAT I WOULD NEED TO BRING MY CAR IN AND LEAVE FOR THE TECHNICIAN TO CHECK FOR PARTS AND IT MIGHT BE COVERED UNDER AN EXTENDED WARRANTY, I ALSO REQUESTED THEY CHECKED THE DRIVERS SIDE HEAD REST, STATED, THEY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT. I STRESSED I AM SOMEWHAT AFRAID TO DRIVE MY CAR NOW ESPECIALLY NOT KNOWING IF THE DRIVERS SIDE HEAD REST WILL DEPLOY WHEN I AM SITTING OR DRIVING MY CAR. I SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT TO TAKE MY CAR IN THE MORNING AT 7:00 A.M. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE PERSON I WAS TALKING TO CHANGED THE RESERVATION TO WEDNESDAY

Components: SEATS

December 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386289
Consumer Location: JUNCTION, IL
VIN: 1C3CDZAG0EN****

Summary of Complaint

THE BACK OF BOTH HEAD REST HAVE POPPED OPEN.

Components: SEAT BELTS

December 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11383865
Consumer Location: INVERNESS, FL
VIN: 1C3CDZCB7EN****

Summary of Complaint

ISSUES WITH SEATBELTS WHICH POP OUT WHEN TENSION OR FORCE IS APPLIED ON THE BELT. PASSENGER SEAT BELT HAD FIRST STARTED TO SHOW SIGNS OF FAILURE WHEN THE SEAT BELTS SAFETY BUTTON WOULD UNCLASP WHEN BRAKING. NOW, AFTER SOME TIME AND USAGE THE PASSENGER'S BELT DOES NOT CLASP FULLY AT ALL AND TAKES A GOOD MINUTE FOR IT TO CATCH. DRIVER'S SEAT HAS STARTED TO SHOW SIGNS OF THIS AS WELL AS WHEN I HAD TO BRAKE HARD AND WHEN PRESSURE WAS APPLIED TO THE BELT, THE CLASP HAD GIVEN WAY AND POPPED OUT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373627
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1C3CDZAB4EN****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING AND WITH MY FEET ON THE GAS PEDAL THE RPMS DROP, THE CAR SHUDDERS. ABOUT 5 SECONDS LATER THE RPMS JUMP UP BUT DOESN'T GAIN SPEED. ALSO THE CAR JERKS BEFORE ACCELERATING VERY SLOW. NO CODES BUT CLEARLY THERE'S A PROBLEM.

Components: AIR BAGS SEATS

November 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11372706
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: 1C3CDZAB2EN****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING AND HEARD A LOUD POP. LOOKED AT MY PASSENGER SEAT AND SAW THE HEAD REST CAME OFF THE PLASTIC HOLDING IN AIRBAG. THE BAG DID NOT DEPLOY AS FAR AS I CAN SEE. I WAS IN MOTION WHEN IT POPPED. I CALLED TO SEE IF DEALERSHIP WOULD FIX BUT THEY WANT ME TO PAY SINCE THERE IS NO RECALL BUT I FEEL WHEN IT COMES TO SAFETY IT SHOULD BE FIXED WITH NO CHARGE TO CUSTOMER ESPECIALLY WHEN IT WAS A MALFUNCTION ON CAR.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365318
Consumer Location: GUNNISON, MS
VIN: 1C3CDZAB2EN****

Summary of Complaint

HAD TO REPLACE COMPUTER IN MY CAR TWICE. FRONT DRIVER SIDE HEADLIGHT WIRING KEEPS BURNING OUT. AFRAID THIS CAR WILL CATCH FIRE WITH MYSELF AND MY FAMILY IN IT. VEHICLE STOPPED IN MOVING TRAFFIC ALMOST CAUSING ACCIDENTS. BACK AND FORTH TO DEALERSHIPS FOR GUESS WORK. NO FAITH IN DODGE ANYMORE. STOPPED SEVERAL MORE TIMES AFTER LEAVING THE DEALERSHIP. WAS WITHOUT A CAR FOR SO LONG ALMOST LOST MY EMPLOYMENT. CAR WOULD START MOST MORNINGS JUST TURN BUT NOT CRANK. WILL UPLOAD DOCUMENTS WHEN I GO PICK IT UP FROM THE DEALERSHIP YET AGAIN.

Components: SEAT BELTS SEATS ENGINE

August 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351724
Consumer Location: BOSCOBEL, WI
VIN: 1C3CDZAB5EN****

Summary of Complaint

MY SEATBELTS WILL UNLATCH WHENEVER IT FEELS LIKE IT, THE SEATBELTS WON'T GO IN BY THEMSELVES ANYMORE, AMD THIS ALL HAPPENED AFTER WE FIXED THE RECALL. THEN ALL IN A YEAR THE THROTTLE BODY QUIT WORKING, THE ALTERNATOR STOPPED WORKING, IT WILL NOT KEEP A CHARGE, AND SOMETIMES WHEN YOUR DRIVING FOR NO REASON AT ALL THE INSIDE LIGHTS WILL DIM AND BRIGHTEN. THIS ALL HAPPENS WHILE IN MOTION EXCEPT THE BATTERY CONSTANTLY DYING EVEN THOUGH THE ALTERNATOR AND BATTERY ARE NEW.

Components: SEATS

July 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11339880
Consumer Location: ROYAL, AR
VIN: 1C3CDZAB3EN****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH OF MY HEADRESTS DEPLOYED WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF COLLISION. THE FIRST HAPPENED A FEW MONTHS AGO, MY PASSENGER SIDE DEPLOYED OVERNIGHT WHEN THE CAR WAS PARKED IN THE CARPORT. THE PLASTIC CLIPS WERE BROKEN. THEN ON 7/15/2020, THE DRIVERS SIDE HEADREST DEPLOYED AT SOME POINT DURING THE 8 HOURS MY CAR WAS PARKED AT WORK. THANKFULLY NO ONE WAS IN THE SEAT EITHER TIME BECAUSE THAT WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN INJURY. I HAVE RESEARCHED AND FOUND THAT THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE 2011-2013 AVENGER MODELS, BUT APPARENTLY THEY DECIDED NOT TO CHANGE ANYTHING FOR THE 2014 MODEL, THERE ARE TONS OF COMPLAINTS, SOME WITH INJURY, MOST WITH RIDICULOUS REPAIR BILLS AND ALL THIS IS DUE TO FAULTY CHEAP PLASTIC CLIPS THAT APPARENTLY JUST SNAP DURING NORMAL USE. WE SHOULD NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS, CHRYSLER SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE, THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND SHOULD BE RECALLED AND REPLACED WITH A BETTER, MORE SUBSTANTIAL SYSTEM.

Components: SEATS

July 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11339343
Consumer Location: KATY, TX
VIN: 1C3CDZAB3EN****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE THE CAR WAS AT A COMPLETE STOP (STATIONARY) WITH NO OTHER CARS AROUND, THE HEADREST ON THE DRIVERS SIDE SNAPPED OPEN JERKING THE DRIVERS HEAD FORWARD.

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11339017
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: 1C3CDZAB4EN****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR ENGINES LIGHTS CAME ON WHILE DRIVING THE ELECTRIC THROTTLE BODY LIGHT AND ECS LIGHTS CAME ON. THE CAR IS LOSING OIL AND OVERHEATING WHILE DRIVING. I TOOK THE CAR TO A SHOP AND THEY FOUND AN OIL LEAK BUT DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THE OIL LEAK IS COMING FROM. OIL IS SPILLING ALL OVER THE TRANSMISSION. I CONTACTED DODGE SINCE THE CAR HAS 89,000 MILES ON IT AND THEY IGNORED THE PROBLEM. THE CAR SPUTTERS IN THE MIDDLE OF INTERSECTION IT DRIVES AT 2000 RPMS WITHOUT GAS PEDAL BEING PRESS. THE BRAKES DEPRESS ON THEIR OWN. WHY IS THERE NO INVESTIGATION DONE ON THESE DODGE AVENGERS. DO SOMEONE HAVE TO LOSE THEIR LIFE IN ORDER TO FIX THESE ISSUES?

Components: ENGINE

December 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11338803
Consumer Location: EL PASO, TX
VIN: 1C3CDZAG7EN****

Summary of Complaint

THE OIL FILTER HOUSING IN THE 3.6L PENTASTAR V6 IS A NOTORIOUS DESIGN FLAW THAT HAS AFFECTED THOUSANDS OF CONSUMERS ACROSS THE GLOBE IN VEHICLES SUCH AS THE DODGE AVENGER, DODGE CHARGER, CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY, AND JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. ONLINE RESOURCES REGARDING THIS FLAW ARE NOT HARD TO FIND. ALL IT REQUIRES IS A SIMPLE SEARCH ON GOOGLE TO FIND THE HUNDREDS OF REVIEWS AND POSTINGS OF SIMILAR SITUATIONS REGARDING THE OIL FILTER HOUSING BY OWNERS OF VEHICLES USING THE 3.6L PENTASTAR V6. THE SHEER NUMBER AND FREQUENCY OF THIS PROBLEM REINFORCES THE LEGITIMACY AND CREDIBILITY OF THIS COMPLAINT. THIS DESIGN FLAW HOWEVER, IS NOT ONLY SPECIFIC TO THE WEAKNESS OF THE PLASTIC CONNECTING CAP ON THE OIL FILTER HOUSING (WHICH IS PRONE TO CHIPPING AND CRACKING) BUT IN THE PLACEMENT OF THIS WEAK PART DEEP WITHIN THE ENGINE ' REQUIRING MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL MAINTENANCE TO BE ADMINISTERED. THIS OIL FILTER HOUSING IS EFFECTIVELY A TICKING TIME-BOMB WITHIN ALL 3.6L PENTASTAR V6 ENGINES WHICH SADLY AWAITS ALL CONSUMERS. NOT ONLY IS THIS AN INCONVENIENCE FOR CONSUMERS ' HAVING TO PAY DEALERSHIPS $600+ TO HAVE THE PART REPLACED, BUT A MAJOR SAFETY CONCERN ON MANY LEVELS. A FEW EXAMPLES ARE: (1) THE LEAKING OF OIL CAUSED BY THE INEVITABLE CRACKING OF THE OIL FILTER HOUSING CAUSES THE ENGINE TO REACH DANGEROUS LEVELS OF HEAT AND DEGRADE AT A MUCH FASTER RATE. (2) EXPOSED OIL RESTING ON THE ENGINE NEAR THE HOUSING MAY IGNITE CAUSING AN ENGINE FIRE. (3) MORE SPECIFIC TO MY SITUATION, THE LOSS OF OIL MAY OCCUR WHILE DRIVING IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN ' WHERE THE RESPONSIVENESS OF YOUR ENGINE MAY BE DIRECTLY CORRELATED TO YOUR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL. IT IS UNFATHOMABLE TO THINK THAT AFTER THE MANY THOUSANDS OF SIMILAR INSTANCES CONSUMERS HAVE FACED REGARDING THE FLAWED PART, THAT A RECALL HAS NOT BEEN PUT INTO PLACE. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE FLAW POSES SUCH AN INCREDIBLE SAFETY HAZARD.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

June 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11337502
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: 1C3CDZAB4EN****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE STALLS AND JERKS VIOLENTLY DURING ACCELERATION AT TAKE OFF AFTER A COMPLETE STOP. IT STRUGGLES ACCELERATING THROUGH INTERSECTIONS ALSO AT MAKING LEFT N RIGHT TURNS. AT RANDOM TIMES THE VEHICLE STOPS IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION AFTER TAKE OFF AND CAUSES CARS BEHIND YOU AND THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO PROCEED TO RUN THE RED LIGHT GOING THE INTERSECTION TO HIT YOU. THE CAR IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE MAKING IT A SAFETY ISSUE. COME TO FIND OUT ONLINE THAT ALOT OF DODGE AVENGERS ARE HAVING THE SAME ISSUE. CAR ALSO DOES THIS WHILE MAKING LEFT AND RIGHT TURNS. IT JERKS N LOSES ACCELERATION RANDOMLY NO MATTER HIGH ROMS OR LOW RPMS. ON THE HIGHWAY OR STREET YOU CAN'T GAIN ACCELERATION TO PASS OR TO GET OVER WITHOUT RISKING AN ACCIDENT DUE TO NOT MOVING WITH THE SPEED OF TRAFFIC. ALSO AM UNKNOWN OIL LEAK APPEARS HAD THE CAR VALVE COVER GASKET AND OIL PAN GASKET REPLACE AND STILL LOOSES OIL. OIL IS SHOOTING ALL OVER THE ENGINE AND ENGINE MAKING UNKNOWN SOUND THAT DOESN'T TRIGGER A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. BUT THERE IS A TICKING SOUND COMING FROM ENGINE. TOOK IT TO A DODGE DEALERSHIP THEY FOUND NOTHING WRONG WITH THE ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION. I BELIEVE DODGE ACKNOWLEDGE THESE PROBLEMS BUT REFUSE TO FIX WHAT MAJORITY OF THEIR CUSTOMERS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS SAME ISSUE.

Components: SEATS

June 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11337430
Consumer Location: HICKORY CORNERS, MI
VIN: 1C3CDZAB6EN****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER REACTIVE HEADREST DEPLOYED ON ITS OWN DUE TO WEAK AND FAULTY PLASTIC. THE PIN PULLED THROUGH THE PLASTIC ON ITS OWN ALLOWING THE HEADREST TO DEPLOY, WHILE THE PIN WAS STILL LOCKED DOWN.LUCKILY IT HAPPENED WHEN OPENING CAR DOOR, IF ON DRIVERS SIDE WHILE DRIVING WOULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.

Components: STEERING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

April 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11328562
Consumer Location: MODESTO, CA
VIN: 1C3CDZAB2EN****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO TURN WITH AN ABNORMAL SOUND. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRACTION CONTROL WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS SLOWLY DRIVEN TO HER RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE AIR BAG SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED TWICE. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 109,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 24, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11325746
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: 1C3CDZCG8EN****

Summary of Complaint

EVER SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR FROM THE DEALERSHIP, THE AIR BAG LIGHT TURNS OFF AND ON WHILE DRIVING, MINUTES APART FROM EACH OTHER. NEVER HAD MY AIRBAGS DEPLOYED FORTUNATELY. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

May 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11325552
Consumer Location: LULING, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 60 MPH, THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL HEAD REST AIR BAG DEPLOYED INDEPENDENTLY WITHOUT WARNING. THERE WERE NO REPORTED INJURIES DUE TO THE DEPLOYMENT. THE CONTACT DROVE THE VEHICLE TO BENNY BOYD LOCKHART CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM (2000 S COLORADO ST, LOCKHART, TX 78644) WHERE HE WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT UNDER RECALL. THE CONTACT WAS GIVEN AN ESTIMATE FOR THE REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 50,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ENGINE

April 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11321637
Consumer Location: COCOA, FL
VIN: 1C3CDZAB5EN****

Summary of Complaint

CAR IS OVERHEATING RAPIDLY, AIR IS WARM ON ONE SIDE, COLD ON THE OTHER. ENGINE WILL BEGIN STEAMING ALMOST AS THOUGH IT IS ABOUT TO CATCH FIRE AND THERE IS OFTEN TIMES A SMELL LIKE SOMETHING IS BURNING COMING FROM THE ENGINE. IF THE CAR IDLES FOR EVEN JUST AT A STOP LIGHT OR THE CAR IS SLOWED DOWN, THE CAR BEGINS TO OVERHEAT RAPIDLY. IT HAS ALSO BEEN OVERHEATING WHILE BEING DRIVEN AT 70 MPH. THE FANS ARE NOT ALWAYS KICKING IN EITHER.

Components: SEATS

April 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11320828
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: 1C3CDZAB6EN****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS MOVING MY SEAT BACK AND THE HEADREST POPPED OUT. THE CLIPS INSIDE BROKE AND IT WON'T GO BACK INTO PLACE. THIS COULD'VE HAPPENED WHILE I WAS DRIVING, WHICH IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11308080
Consumer Location: AURORA, IL
VIN: 1C3CDZAB7EN****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS THE THIRD TIME THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY HAS FAILED. THE DEALERS KEEP REPLACING THAT SPECIFIC PART AND THERE MUST BE MORE WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE . THE VEHICLE IS UNABLE TO ACCELERATE, IT BOGS AND JUMPS AND IS VERY DANGEROUS TO DRIVE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11288281
Consumer Location: BURLINGTON, IA
VIN: 1C3CDZAG5EN****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS SIDE OF CAR BLOWS HEAT. PASSENGER SIDE BLOWS COLD

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11287966
Consumer Location: TABOR, IA
VIN: 1C3CDZCG1EN****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2014 DODGE AVENGER IN WHICH ONLY COLD AIR COMES OUT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALER AND THEY TOLD ME WHAT I HAD EXPECTED ALL ALONG, A CLOGGED HEATER CORE. I HAVE DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH ON THIS AND FOUND OUT DODGE IS AND WAS WELL AWARE OF THIS MANUFACTURING DEFECT. CLOGGED HEATER CORE BECAUSE OF FAULTY FLUSHING OF THE WATER JACKETS ON THE V6 ENGINE. I AM VERY LIMITED ON DRIVING MY CAR IN THE WINTER BECAUSE MY WINDSHIELD WILL NOT DEFROST ON THE PASSENGER SIDE, WHICH IS A HAZARD. THIS FAULT IS NOT BECAUSE OF MISUSE OF THE VEHICLE BUT A MANUFACTURING FAULT OF DODGE. GUESS WHAT, THEY WILL DO NOTHING ABOUT IT. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE THAT SHOULD BE CORRECTED BY THE MANUFACTURER AND NOT BY THE CONSUMER. IF DODGE KNEW OF THIS DEFECT AND THE CONSUMER WASN'T NOTIFIED ISN'T IT FRAUD. I NEED HELP..

Components: ENGINE

December 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11286509
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: 1C3CDZAB5EN****

Summary of Complaint

MY ENGINE STARTS SHAKING WHEN I CUT MY CAR ON

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

November 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280472
Consumer Location: GAY, GA
VIN: 1C3CDZAB9EN****

Summary of Complaint

: "WINDOW DEFROST AND PASSENGER HEAT /AIR. WHILE EITHER IN MOTION OR WHILE DRIVING, NO HEATED AIR EXITS THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER, NOR THE PASSENGER WINDOW DEFROST, LOWER AND CENTER CONSOLE VENTS. HEATED AIR ONLY EXITS THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDSHIELD AND DRIVER'S SIDE DASH VENTS. PROBLEM PERSISTS THROUGH ALL CABIN AIR MODES, AND CIRCULATIONS. THIS SAFETY ISSUE EFFECTS VISIBILITY AND PASSENGER SAFETY BY FAILING TO DEFROST/DEFOG WINDOWS AND KEEPING CABIN TEMPURATURES NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING DURING COLD WEATHER (BLOWING COLD AIR INTO THE CABIN)." DOES NOT MATTER IF VEHICLE IS MOVING OR PARKED.

Components: SEATS

November 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280550
Consumer Location: LAKELAND, FL
VIN: 1C3CDZAB0EN****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD THE HEADREST SNAPPED HITTING ME IN THE HEAD. ALMOST MADE ME CRASH.YOU ARE LUCKY I DIDN'T CAUSE I WOULD HAVE SUED YOUR ASS.

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

November 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11278733
Consumer Location: MARBLE FALLS, TX
VIN: 1C3CDZAB7EN****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING THE CAR DOWN THE ROAD WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE WHEELS LOCKED UP AND PULLED HARD LEFT AND MY STEERING WHEEL LOCKED UP AS WELL AND I CRASHED

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS SERVICE BRAKES

October 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11268442
Consumer Location: HUTCHINS, TX
VIN: 1C3CDZABXEN****

Summary of Complaint

BETWEEN IN THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER TIL NOW. I PURCHASE THIS VEHICLE ON A MONDAY WITH $500 DOWN. 2014 DODGER AVENGER WITH 74K AND BOUGHT THE OTHER$500. SO IN TOTAL $1000 DOWN. AND WHEN I BOUGHT THE CAR UP TO THE DEALERSHIP. IT HAD TO GET EXPECTED, NO RECEIPT FOR IT OR NOTHING SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY HAD EXPECTED. THEREFORE, EVERYTHING WAS GOOD. I HAD TO BRING IT BACK TO DEALERSHIP AFTER I CALLED THEM ABOUT THE PROBLEM. I HAVE PAID TWO CARS OFF AND THIS IS MY WORSE EXPERIENCE I HAD WITH A VEHICLE I WAS DRIVING. IT WAS GOOD WHILE IT LAST BUT THE SECOND TIME SAME THING HAPPEN FIRST TIME. I WOULD LIKE TO GET MY DOWN PAYMENT BACK ALONG WITH THE NOTES I WAS PAYING. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS. THIS HAPPENED WHILE CAR WAS IN MOTION TO WERE I WOULD HAVE HAD A LITTLE TRAFFIC BEHIND ME. SINCE SATURDAY NIGHT IT'S BEEN PARKED AND MONDAY 10/14/2019

Components: SEATS

October 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11268313
Consumer Location: ATHENS, GA
VIN: 1C3CDZAB3EN****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING DOWN INTERSTATE 75 S, TRAVELING @70 MPH THE DRIVER SIDE HEADREST DETACHED FROM THE FRAME.

Components: SEATS

October 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11268321
Consumer Location: ATHENS, GA
VIN: 1C3CDZAB3EN****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING DOWN INTERSTATE 75 S @70 MPH DRIVER SIDE HEADREST DETACHED FROM THE BACK. MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS TO DRIVE. PURCHASED BRAND NEW OFF THE LOT IN 2014. NO ACCIDENTS WITH THE CAR PAST OR RECENT. NO BUMPER DAMAGE. PULLED OVER AND COULD NOT GET THE FRONT TO RESET BACK INTO THE FRAME. CALLED THE DEALERSHIP, BECAUSE THE VIN IS OUT OF THE RANGE OF A PREVIOUS RECALL DODGE WON'T FIX IT. WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN A QUOTE YET FOR WHAT OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE WILL BE.

Components: STRUCTURE SEATS

October 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11267556
Consumer Location: BIRMINGHAM, AL
VIN: 1C3CDZAB5EN****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH OF MY FRONT SEAT HEADRESTS DEPLOYED AS PASSENGERS WERE GETTING OUT THE CAR AND PUSHED AGAINST THE SEATS TO GET OUT THE CAR. THE CAR WAS NEVER INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT SO I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE HEADRESTS DEPLOYED LIKE THEY DID. SINCE THE PINS ARE NO LONGER IN THE HEADRESTS, IT APPEARS I WILL HAVE TO ORDER NEW ONES TO CORRECT THE ISSUE. THE UPHOLSTERY ON THE RIGHT PASSENGER DOOR HAS LIFTED.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS ENGINE

September 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11266868
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1C3CDZAB6EN****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 DODGE AVENGER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V668000 (SEAT BELTS, AIR BAGS). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. OLATHE DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM (15500 W 117TH ST, OLATHE, KS 66062, (913) 780-3700) AND VICTORY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM (1720 N 100 TERRACE, KANSAS CITY, KS 66111, (913) 653-0395) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT. *TT *DT THE CONSUMER STATED THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE SEAT BELTS AND CATALYTIC CONVERTER AND WASNT AWARE OF AN AIRBAG RECALL. *TR

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