I just got a 2012 Dodge Avenger and the passenger side blows freezing cold air and the drivers side blows hot, is there a dual control I don't know about or is something wrong with it??

Asked by Nov 24, 2013 at 08:07 PM about the 2012 Dodge Avenger SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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seems strange to me, but searches to help your car have all come up with a "blower heater resistor"...which kinda makes sense...I guess...does your fan blow on all speeds both vents...can you switch it from one vent to defrost or feet only? http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1502169,parttype,6557,a,www .google.com%2BSearch%2Bfor%2BDODGE

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...really it's gotta be the heater control panel...if it's misbehavin'~ https://www.google.com/#q=2012+Dodge+Avenger+heater+control+panel&t bm=shop&spd=2273277373442508520

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I had the exact same problem with my 2012 SXT Plus and the lot fixed it...... the spring on the actuator door was sticking and not opening properly

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I have a 2012 Avenger; the heat on the passenger side of the car stopped blowing hot air. I took the Avenger in for a diagnostic test and was told that the issue was from casing sand clogging the radiator, heater core and the oil cooler. THIS IS A MANUFACTURES DEFECT. A flush of the radiator and heater core will NOT fix this issue. I contacted Chrysler Dodge (1-800-334-9200) customer service and reported the issue. I made it very clear that this issue was due to a defect and no lack of care on my end as the consumer. After three weeks of phone games with several case managers they agreed to cover $1000.00 of the $1237.00 bill. Though I don't agree that I should have paid anything out of my pocket I didn't want to back myself in a corner. I am very great-full for what Dodge offered; but disappointed that they wouldn't cover the cost in its entirety. The more Avenger owners that report this issue the quicker it will become a recall. I hope this helps anyone who is having the same issue. Cheers

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How did you get them to pay for it or at least part of it, I talked to a rep and they said since there was no recall it is not a problem with Chrysler.

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Heater core problems with the Avenger are well known....I have a 2011 SXT, waiting to be picked up at the radiator shop after a core replacement. Also waiting for me is an $1100 C bill.

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I have a 2012 Avenger R/T that started doing the same thing. Took it to the dealer because I also paid $2,300 for an extended warranty and figured one way or another it was going to get fixed. The dealer figured out that it was in fact bad casting that caused loose metal flakes to eventually break off and fill up the radiator and heater core. Unfortunately the Contract company refused to pay anything because they know it is a manufacturer defect. Chrysler is refusing to pay anything because the car has 63,000 miles on it, even though THEY acknowledge it is a manufacturer defect as well. I'm not done hounding them, but I also don't see it going anywhere. Probably my last Chysler product.

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I replaced the heater core/thermostat ($850) and the heat worked for about a week then started blowing cold air again. I took it back and they replaced the heater control panel. ($275). the passenger side still blows air about 50-60 degrees colder than the driver side. Please help!!!

Please fill out a complaint with http://www.safercar.gov/ or contact (888) 327-4236 and they will help you file a complaint to the manufacturer.

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