I have not replaced the radiator fluid and don't normally have my cars flushed. Not happy that dodge isn't fixing or putting a recall out. The blend door makes more sense to me. Can't get thru winter without defroster for sure. Something does not make sense. The core sits in the bottom of the air distribution housing. If anyone has the issue with heat on one side and not the other, it's from the silicone that they used on the tubing or whatever that the heat flows through.
Has anyone been able to fix the heater having cold air on passenger side? I purchased my 2012 Dodge Avenger in June 2012 brand new now here it is 4 years later my heat on the passengers side blows cold air so I have heat on the drivers side and cold air on the passenger's side. That was what was causing the problem. That pretty much pissed me off and I never got it fixed. So I bought my 2012 Avenger almost a year ago and everything was great. This is a family car and we will be getting a car from someone other then Dodge soon.
I'm a serious weather wimp when it comes to cold. I'll post the number when I get it. I can't keep my windows from fogging up. The heater coil is the star of the show. See if you can see anything going wrong. So yeah, here I sit 8 months later and will barely have any heat throughout winter. The defect that Dodge cars have greatly effects the visibility on the passenger side.
I contacted Chrysler Dodge 1-800-334-9200 customer service and reported the issue. It's got 43000 miles on it and we live in North Eastern Pennsylvania. It doesn't mean that the problem your facing is the actual problem, it just means you have a problem and you need to look deeper as to the root cause. Sometimes the doors are moved with gears, cams and levers between the motor and door, and the gears, cams and levers get out of synch requiring taking apart and reassembling them synched again or break. Presents itself as no heat on the passenger side. I'm considered buying the parts and doing my self but there is a lot of labor to get to the heater core. I'm having exactly the same problem in my '07.
And they don't do loaner cars which blew my mind. The Engine temp seems to be fine and in range. Heater blows hot air from drivers side and cold air from passenger side of car on my 2012 Dodge Avenger. I have an extended warranty and took it to the Dealer for a repair. 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. Started last winter and defrost would then not work properly. Only blows cold air and we can't figure out the problem.
Bottom half flows to the passenger side top half to the driver side. Plus if flow was restricted, I would think that I wouldn't get heat at all, but the drivers side gets plenty of heat. Unfortunately the Contract company refused to pay anything because they know it is a manufacturer defect. In my situation, it started to happen as the weather got cold. Probably my last Chysler product. So if one side is hot, then the heater core is fine. Heater blows hot air from drivers side and cold air from passenger side of car on 2012 Dodge Avenger.
Looks to be a very expensive fix due to a manufacture defect. I do not blast my heat either. But at least it has a cool marketing campaign. Has anyone else had this issue fixed? Like many others here, I've had no heat on the passenger side. They replaced the thermostat again, replaced a lower hose and finally replaced the heater core.
It then would have issues changing the air-flow from your feet, to your face, to the window, etc. Big Hint: These can be a pain to put back once you put power to them and they start seeking a position. Consequently the blend door actuator is interchangeable with the actuator for the mode-air doors and the recirculation-air door. Failing that, you can also try physically switching the actuators. How do we as buyers get Chrysler to have a recall for this problem there are probably millions of these cars being driven every day with the same problem and people don't know what to do or where to go. It is your job to diagnose the problem. It should not be blowing cold air on one side.