I have done everything to try to replace the car but the dealers have put me off so long without repairs that I am stuck with the car. Tried the manual override for the internal interlock mechanism to no avail. Dealer claims to not hear anything. The vehicle has not been diagnosed and there were no prior warnings. I've read on forums where many more dodge avenger owners are having the some problem. Complaint Number: 10329805 Incident Date: May 10, 2010 Date Added to File: May 10, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I am unable to shift my 2008 dodge avenger sxt car out of park. The jeep patriot has the exact same vvt 2.
The vehicle has been at the dealer four times for the transmission. The Avenger's six-speed automatic with an extra-low first gear makes up for the 15 horsepower that disappeared from the 3. Complaint Number: 10339144 Incident Date: June 19, 2010 Date Added to File: June 19, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I have a 2008 dodge avenger and was not able to shift the car out of park. They can tell me all of this but not when I will get a new one. But we do suggest you give it a shot. The engine races above 5,000 rpms, which is not recommended. Car is still stuck in park.
Now they tell me they will look into it. This is a dangerous situation and should be considered a recall item. If you get the rear seat video, you can control it with some practice from the front stereo, by pressing Setup and then using the right-hand knob turn and press to start and stop the rear video and such. The overall result is nicely upscale it would be even more so with bright silver on the instrument panel , an impression reinforced by the two-toned leather seats with ventilated inserts. I researched this problem on the internet and found 33 other 2008 dodge avenger owners reported a similar problem.
My car is out of warranty and will cost me to bring it in to get it looked at. Then this last time I thought it was making a funny noise with the brakes. When you shift the car into drive it will pop out and land into nutural. Complaint Number: 10319448 Incident Date: March 12, 2010 Date Added to File: March 13, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I own a 2008 dodge avenger and it has the issue of getting stuck in the park gear. Think I'll go with toyota next round thank you. This is a known issue with this make and model as reported on www. It is labor day, so the dealership isn't open and my car is stuck 20 miles away from my house.
Complaint Number: 10339630 Incident Date: June 22, 2010 Date Added to File: June 23, 2010 Description of the Complaint: My car was acting fine yesterday and then today when I went to leave for work it would not come out of park. Please make sure to read the product description below and in particular match the engine size and number of speed with your vehicle's specifications. There are no warning indicators on the dash indicating a problem and it was operating fine when I drove it to work. I saved for 2 years to buy a new car and have loved this car from the day I bought it, now I am not so sure because this is a major inconvenience, nevermind the fact that it is not covered by my extended warranty so it is going to cost a pretty penny to have this fixed. If you get the navigation system as well, there's now an automatic traffic rerouting system. It's never happened until now and it constantly keeps happening now. Hard to get dodge to do anything even with my extended warranty? I had 2 find a ride home and when I did I googled the problem and it took me 2 a website car complaints.
Complaint Number: 10357294 Incident Date: September 23, 2010 Date Added to File: September 24, 2010 Description of the Complaint: 2008 dodge avenger with automatic transmission will not move out of park. Roadside assistance was called to the scene. That's not far above the , despite having an extra gear, nearly a thousand pounds less of weight, 200 fewer horsepower, and a much smaller engine. I now have to pay for a new transmission. Car drove fine to work and when I moved it at lunchtime, but when I went to leave work it would not shift out of park.
This time I dropped the car off and when I returned to pick it up, not only was the transmission still having the same issue after the mechanics changed the torque conversion operation, but I now have a ding in the left rear door that was not there when I dropped the car off. Without warning after class the shifter would not move from park. I live 65 miles from my work and nearest dealership. There is several complaints on the internet that shows the same issues. When the shifts, it is not smooth.
First things that come to mind. This has happened 2 more times to date. I have done research and found out there are a lot of others with this problem. Unable to manually release gear selector. This event happened after 5 days of having possession of the car. I am worried this may happen when driving. Had to search online to find out how to push a small lever under the center console panels to be able to shift the car, and its not the emergency release in the owners manual.