Dodge Avenger 2008-2013 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Dodge Avenger for the year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
ADD KEY (Must have two working Sentry Keys):
1. Put one of the two current keys into the ignition and turn to the ON position.
2. After the key has been in the ON position for at least three seconds — but no more than 15 seconds — turn the key back to the OFF position.
3. Take the key out and put in the second current key, turning it to the ON position, all within 15 seconds. The second key cannot be the same as the first key.
4. After ten seconds, a theft alarm light will illuminate and a single chime will sound. This confirms entry into “Customer Programming Mode”.
5. Within 60 seconds, turn key OFF and remove the current key.
6. Put a new key into the ignition and turn to the ON position.
7. After ten seconds, a single chime will sound. The theft alarm light will turn off. Wait three seconds and turn key OFF.
8. Repeat these steps for additional keys.
About Dodge Avenger
The “AVENGER” emblem on the left side of the trunk lid was shifted to the right side of the trunk lid in 2009, along with the Caliber, Charger, Grand Caravan, Journey, and Nitro models, to create room for “DODGE” on the left.
The Avenger was withdrawn in the United Kingdom following Fiat’s acquisition of Chrysler Group, however sales continued in the Republic of Ireland and Western Europe until late 2009. This new version retained the SE and SXT trim levels but was not badged in the same way as the North American or South American models, despite the fact that sales continued in both markets until late 2009, following Fiat’s acquisition of Chrysler Group.
The Avenger underwent its first substantial redesign since its reappearance in 2008 for the 2011 model year. Slightly reworked sheet metal, a new crosshair grille with the new Dodge emblem in the bottom right corner, a sharper bumper cut design, and standard LED combo taillights are among the exterior improvements. The inside features a fully revamped dashboard and instrument panel, which includes a 6.5-inch navigation/media center screen as an option. The original materials, which were criticized for their poor fit and finish quality as well as being unpleasant to the touch, have been replaced with higher-grade soft-touch plastics for the dashboard, door, and trim panels. The seats are more cushioned and have higher-quality upholstery. Interior color combinations with two tones were available.
The current 173 horsepower (129 kW) 2.4 L GEMA I4 engine was standard on the 2011 Avenger, although it was now mated with a six-speed automatic instead of the prior four-speed. The new 3.6 L Pentastar V6 engine, which produces 283 horsepower (211 kW) and 260 lbft (350 Nm) of torque, was also available. The suspension was redesigned to increase handling and ride quality. The trim levels were replaced with Express, Mainstreet, Lux, and Heat models.
The Dodge Avenger was named the “Most American Made” sedan in the 2013 Made in America Auto Index by American University’s Kogod School of Business. The Dodge Avenger gets a 6.7-star overall rating.
The IIHS gave the 2008 to 2013 Avenger, which was also sold as the Chrysler Sebring from 2008 to 2010, and the Chrysler 200 from 2011 to 2013, an overall “Good” rating, signifying no serious injuries. Due to marginal dummy kinematics and modest intrusion into the passenger compartment, the automobile obtained an overall “Acceptable” rating in the small overlap test. The Avenger gets a “Good” rating in the side test, however the driver could suffer rib fractures. It receives a “Good” rating for roof strength, as well as for head restraints and seats.
In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014, the Avenger received the “Top Safety Pick” award, as well as the “Top Safety Pick+” honor in 2013.