• Oct 5, 2007
According to the USAToday, the new Avenger has had its share of engineering issues, something that the publication allowed Chrysler to respond to in depth within its review. As if being publicly humiliated by one of the largest papers in the land wasn't enough, yesterday's duo of recalls is being followed by yet another safety issue plaguing both the Dodge Avenger and the Chrysler Sebring.

A fan motor on 102,042 Avengers and Sebrings can apparently catch fire when coming into contact with engine coolant. The recall affects both 2007 and 2008 models, and owners should expect to receive notification next month to replace either the wiring or the motor itself.

[Sources: USA Today, The Truth About Cars, Detroit News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      You know what they could probably do? Engineer their cars NOT to do this.
        • 7 Years Ago
        hey, if VW's can catch fire because of faulty coil packs, surely anyone should be allowed the option of a self igniting car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is just sad chrysler that's twice this month!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Chrysler is in deep feces. These things are supposed to be volume sellers, are brand-new for '07, and are already at the bottom of the heap for driving dynamics and interior quality. Recalls are the least of their problems.

      I can't imagine how they're going to sell these things a few years from now, when the new Malibu is out and the other "high-value" family sedans will have received mid-cycle updates.

      You can't blame Mitsubishi for Chrysler's horrendous interiors or newly numbed-out handling. This platform works fine in the new Lancer. Hyundai's sedans are more competitive than Chrysler's. It's no one's fault but Chrysler's for not letting their engineers take a shot at best-in-class.
      • 7 Years Ago
      u gotta love chrysler what would we do if they didnt came out with this pieces of crap? we woulndt have anything to rent! the only avengers that i've seen are rentals. that says a lot about a product! the recall wont affect that many customers. exept for fleets which will be taking their cars to get fixed asap in fear of a fire and a consecutive lawsuit

      we rented a avenger for a 200 mile trip to orlando, the car on the way back tranny started acting up. we were about to call roadside assitance but we were like nah lets just return it like it is. the seats were uncomfortable engine underpowered. gas eater. interior felt like a luxury powerwheels car ironically there was a sticker saying "built with quality by the uaw"

      does cerebrus expect people to buy these cars? i mean have they even sat in a toyota or a honda? it looks like they dont know the meaning of fit and finish. or quality

        • 7 Years Ago
        http://www.daimlerchryslervehicleproblems.com/

        ah just check this site for a good laugh about chrysler cars and trucks.. Built in the USA , I wish they weren't it makes us Americans look bad at the crap we build. Toyota and honda are building new plants what is GM and Chrysler doing oh thats right closing them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hate this!!

      Half of the time I hit reply for some frikken reason instead of replying to a message it makes a new reply altogether.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything right now because I would have just sprayed my computer monitor. LOL.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Like this time!!!

        Anyhoo what I was going to post seperatly in the first place is that replacing the wiring or the ENTIRE ENGINE?!?!?!

        Holy crap.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's not fun being retarded.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The FAN motor.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Until the get around to fixing this problem, maybe they should issue a fire extinguisher to each owner.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Welcome to the auto business Cerberus!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey guys, I am Aaron and am planning to buy the '07 sedan (most likely the touring). Though almost made up my mind, I am a bit edgy. I went through many websites and forums and I am very confused about the reliability of the vehicle. Also, from what I read it seems the quality of the interiors is not that good compared to a Camry or Accord, for example. I really need some help on this guys
        • 7 Years Ago
        aaron you must be a chrysler worker. Dude if your smart you'll find a better car at a better price.
      • 7 Years Ago
      nothing new.

      The occasional big tree recalls contest.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just go ahead and re-badge it as a Dodge Aries
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car and its variants "developed" exemplify how far Chrysler fell while under strict control from Daimler. It is a clear example of design for cost control without regard to being competitive within its segment. Its truly amazing that it compares poorly with a 5 year old Accord. They could have just copied Honda.

      The problem is that the customer doesn't give a damn about your cost control problem; he cares only about his own problem.

      Cerebrus needs to cut its losses short and bury this product. The market has already voted.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Both cars look like shit, why even bother. The owners should be allowed to just get refunds.
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