Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
09/08/2012
 I purchased the car in december 2011 with the front struts needing to be replaced. the day i bought it, the electrical throttle system light came on and it shook violently and shut off. i waited a few minutes and it started back up. after replacing the struts, and the tire rod ends, the car was fine. by august 2012, the ball joints and tire rod ends needed to be replaced again, and this time the control arm, so i replaced them. in november 2012, i replaced the battery and alternator. in february 2013, the car began shutting off as i would accelerate, making the creaking and rattling noises near the front tires, and the steering wheel would shake and the wheels would sound like they would come off as i would brake from highway speeds. so i took the car to the shop, and once again, the ball joints, tire rod ends, crank shaft, spark plugs, coil pack, oil sensor and a few other things. my check engine light is back on, and it reads gascap, so i replaced it, and two weeks later it is still on. and here it is march 14, 2013 i am hearing the creaking and rattling noises again, and the wobbling sound of the tires and shaking of the steering wheel when i break. just this morning on my way taking my kids to school, pulling away from a stop light, the car was cutting off. this car is not safe, and i have children. i cannot afford to keep shelling out 1,000 dollars to fix this car every month or every few months. what can be done about this????
09/08/2012
 I purchased the car in december 2011 with the front struts needing to be replaced. the day i bought it, the electrical throttle system light came on and it shook violently and shut off. i waited a few minutes and it started back up. after replacing the struts, and the tire rod ends, the car was fine. by august 2012, the ball joints and tire rod ends needed to be replaced again, and this time the control arm, so i replaced them. in november 2012, i replaced the battery and alternator. in february 2013, the car began shutting off as i would accelerate, making the creaking and rattling noises near the front tires, and the steering wheel would shake and the wheels would sound like they would come off as i would brake from highway speeds. so i took the car to the shop, and once again, the ball joints, tire rod ends, crank shaft, spark plugs, coil pack, oil sensor and a few other things. my check engine light is back on, and it reads gascap, so i replaced it, and two weeks later it is still on. and here it is march 14, 2013 i am hearing the creaking and rattling noises again, and the wobbling sound of the tires and shaking of the steering wheel when i break. just this morning on my way taking my kids to school, pulling away from a stop light, the car was cutting off. this car is not safe, and i have children. i cannot afford to keep shelling out 1,000 dollars to fix this car every month or every few months. what can be done about this????
09/08/2012
 I purchased the car in december 2011 with the front struts needing to be replaced. the day i bought it, the electrical throttle system light came on and it shook violently and shut off. i waited a few minutes and it started back up. after replacing the struts, and the tire rod ends, the car was fine. by august 2012, the ball joints and tire rod ends needed to be replaced again, and this time the control arm, so i replaced them. in november 2012, i replaced the battery and alternator. in february 2013, the car began shutting off as i would accelerate, making the creaking and rattling noises near the front tires, and the steering wheel would shake and the wheels would sound like they would come off as i would brake from highway speeds. so i took the car to the shop, and once again, the ball joints, tire rod ends, crank shaft, spark plugs, coil pack, oil sensor and a few other things. my check engine light is back on, and it reads gascap, so i replaced it, and two weeks later it is still on. and here it is march 14, 2013 i am hearing the creaking and rattling noises again, and the wobbling sound of the tires and shaking of the steering wheel when i break. just this morning on my way taking my kids to school, pulling away from a stop light, the car was cutting off. this car is not safe, and i have children. i cannot afford to keep shelling out 1,000 dollars to fix this car every month or every few months. what can be done about this????
11/15/201227000
 Engine warning lights flash, warning check engine light disappear, reapear at will, wont start, system failure, loss of power, speed limit acute loss of power, stalling of engine while at freeway speeds, stalling out at 35-40 mph speeds, noise at gas pedal
11/15/201227000
 Engine warning lights flash, warning check engine light disappear, reapear at will, wont start, system failure, loss of power, speed limit acute loss of power, stalling of engine while at freeway speeds, stalling out at 35-40 mph speeds, noise at gas pedal
07/15/2012130000
 Car purchased brand new in 2007 with lifetime powertrain warranty. driven 99% on interstate at approximately 70 mph. all manufacturer's maintenance recommendations have been followed. while driving approx 72 mph in flow of traffic, car suddenly decelerated to under 35 mph and lightning bolt (electronic throttle control indicator) began flashing. i was nearly hit by a tractor trailer barreling down on my car. i moved to the shoulder, grabbed the manual and read about the light. i turned off the car and turned it back on after about 15 minutes and the car seemed fine and i was able to get home. the next morning, the car wouldn't start. i tried several hours later and it started just fine. about 1 mile down the road in 3rd gear, the car lost speed again dropping from approx 40 mph to 10 mph. the lightning bolt was not on this time, but the check engine light came on. i pulled into the nearby car parts store and they read the engine codes (p2110 and p2118). i took my car to my mechanic at under 10 mph on a 55 mph road. the mechanic got the same codes and indicated that the throttle body probably needed to be replaced. i then contacted the local dealership, indicated what was wrong and was told that they would need me to pay $95 to inspect the vehicle before they could tell me whether or not the parts would be covered under warranty. i told her what part was in question and was told it was not under warranty, despite its drastic effect on the engine. because it was not covered under warranty or recall, my mechanic worked on it. he cleaned the throttle body and found no problems with it. he then replaced the cam shaft position sensors, which fixed the problem. this is a serious safety issued that will get someone killed, if it hasn't already. it's possible that it has happened and hasn't been reported because a dead person can tell their version of events.
11/15/201227000
 Engine warning lights flash, warning check engine light disappear, reapear at will, wont start, system failure, loss of power, speed limit acute loss of power, stalling of engine while at freeway speeds, stalling out at 35-40 mph speeds, noise at gas pedal
07/15/2012130000
 Car purchased brand new in 2007 with lifetime powertrain warranty. driven 99% on interstate at approximately 70 mph. all manufacturer's maintenance recommendations have been followed. while driving approx 72 mph in flow of traffic, car suddenly decelerated to under 35 mph and lightning bolt (electronic throttle control indicator) began flashing. i was nearly hit by a tractor trailer barreling down on my car. i moved to the shoulder, grabbed the manual and read about the light. i turned off the car and turned it back on after about 15 minutes and the car seemed fine and i was able to get home. the next morning, the car wouldn't start. i tried several hours later and it started just fine. about 1 mile down the road in 3rd gear, the car lost speed again dropping from approx 40 mph to 10 mph. the lightning bolt was not on this time, but the check engine light came on. i pulled into the nearby car parts store and they read the engine codes (p2110 and p2118). i took my car to my mechanic at under 10 mph on a 55 mph road. the mechanic got the same codes and indicated that the throttle body probably needed to be replaced. i then contacted the local dealership, indicated what was wrong and was told that they would need me to pay $95 to inspect the vehicle before they could tell me whether or not the parts would be covered under warranty. i told her what part was in question and was told it was not under warranty, despite its drastic effect on the engine. because it was not covered under warranty or recall, my mechanic worked on it. he cleaned the throttle body and found no problems with it. he then replaced the cam shaft position sensors, which fixed the problem. this is a serious safety issued that will get someone killed, if it hasn't already. it's possible that it has happened and hasn't been reported because a dead person can tell their version of events.
11/15/201227000
 Engine warning lights flash, warning check engine light disappear, reapear at will, wont start, system failure, loss of power, speed limit acute loss of power, stalling of engine while at freeway speeds, stalling out at 35-40 mph speeds, noise at gas pedal
07/15/2012130000
 Car purchased brand new in 2007 with lifetime powertrain warranty. driven 99% on interstate at approximately 70 mph. all manufacturer's maintenance recommendations have been followed. while driving approx 72 mph in flow of traffic, car suddenly decelerated to under 35 mph and lightning bolt (electronic throttle control indicator) began flashing. i was nearly hit by a tractor trailer barreling down on my car. i moved to the shoulder, grabbed the manual and read about the light. i turned off the car and turned it back on after about 15 minutes and the car seemed fine and i was able to get home. the next morning, the car wouldn't start. i tried several hours later and it started just fine. about 1 mile down the road in 3rd gear, the car lost speed again dropping from approx 40 mph to 10 mph. the lightning bolt was not on this time, but the check engine light came on. i pulled into the nearby car parts store and they read the engine codes (p2110 and p2118). i took my car to my mechanic at under 10 mph on a 55 mph road. the mechanic got the same codes and indicated that the throttle body probably needed to be replaced. i then contacted the local dealership, indicated what was wrong and was told that they would need me to pay $95 to inspect the vehicle before they could tell me whether or not the parts would be covered under warranty. i told her what part was in question and was told it was not under warranty, despite its drastic effect on the engine. because it was not covered under warranty or recall, my mechanic worked on it. he cleaned the throttle body and found no problems with it. he then replaced the cam shaft position sensors, which fixed the problem. this is a serious safety issued that will get someone killed, if it hasn't already. it's possible that it has happened and hasn't been reported because a dead person can tell their version of events.
11/25/2012
 The left headlight low-beam does not work. have been stopped 3 times by police for warnings. have replaced light bulb with new bulb and it still only works on high-beam. took to auto service center, they also tried to install a new buld, but it to did not work. tried tip of removing both battery cables and holding them together for 10 minutes to reset computer code. that also did not work. from searching the internet on this problem, i find that there are many of these vehicals with similar problems. i think these should be recalled by chrysler because it causes a safety issue when driving at night or during the day when it is raining.
11/25/2012
 The left headlight low-beam does not work. have been stopped 3 times by police for warnings. have replaced light bulb with new bulb and it still only works on high-beam. took to auto service center, they also tried to install a new buld, but it to did not work. tried tip of removing both battery cables and holding them together for 10 minutes to reset computer code. that also did not work. from searching the internet on this problem, i find that there are many of these vehicals with similar problems. i think these should be recalled by chrysler because it causes a safety issue when driving at night or during the day when it is raining.
11/25/2012
 The left headlight low-beam does not work. have been stopped 3 times by police for warnings. have replaced light bulb with new bulb and it still only works on high-beam. took to auto service center, they also tried to install a new buld, but it to did not work. tried tip of removing both battery cables and holding them together for 10 minutes to reset computer code. that also did not work. from searching the internet on this problem, i find that there are many of these vehicals with similar problems. i think these should be recalled by chrysler because it causes a safety issue when driving at night or during the day when it is raining.
11/25/2012
 The left headlight low-beam does not work. have been stopped 3 times by police for warnings. have replaced light bulb with new bulb and it still only works on high-beam. took to auto service center, they also tried to install a new buld, but it to did not work. tried tip of removing both battery cables and holding them together for 10 minutes to reset computer code. that also did not work. from searching the internet on this problem, i find that there are many of these vehicals with similar problems. i think these should be recalled by chrysler because it causes a safety issue when driving at night or during the day when it is raining.
01/04/2012582491
 While driving my car at night my right headlight went out,replaced bulb and discovered new bulb does not work,problem was diagnosed as a bad totally integrated power module,so a $20.00 lamp turned into a costly $1200.00 repair, what if all lights went out? as i investigated this issue it is very common on chrysler/dodge vehicles, this occurrence of failure can and will be a danger if you encounter failure whiling driving at night and lose all lights or other components, i believe chrysler /dodge should be held accountable for this failure in their design of this necessary component in their vehicles and a safety recall should be ordered! thank you *tr
11/25/2012
 The left headlight low-beam does not work. have been stopped 3 times by police for warnings. have replaced light bulb with new bulb and it still only works on high-beam. took to auto service center, they also tried to install a new buld, but it to did not work. tried tip of removing both battery cables and holding them together for 10 minutes to reset computer code. that also did not work. from searching the internet on this problem, i find that there are many of these vehicals with similar problems. i think these should be recalled by chrysler because it causes a safety issue when driving at night or during the day when it is raining.
01/04/201258249
 While driving my car at night my right headlight went out,replaced bulb and discovered new bulb does not work,problem was diagnosed as a bad totally integrated power module,so a $20.00 lamp turned into a costly $1200.00 repair, what if all lights went out? as i investigated this issue it is very common on chrysler/dodge vehicles, this occurrence of failure can and will be a danger if you encounter failure whiling driving at night and lose all lights or other components, i believe chrysler /dodge should be held accountable for this failure in their design of this necessary component in their vehicles and a safety recall should be ordered! thank you
01/02/2012850001
 2007 dodge caliber - totally integrated power module (tipm) unit issue low beam headlights stopped working while operating vehicle. only high beam lights work. local garage diagnosed problem as faulty totally integrated power module, with a repair cost of $1225. headlights are a necessary component to the safe operation of a vehicle. dodge ought to look into the issue of faulty tipm units and the safety implications inherent in failure of the component. the safety of the families traveling in vehicles manufactured by dodge ought to be of the greatest concern. *tr
01/02/201285000
 2007 dodge caliber - totally integrated power module (tipm) unit issue low beam headlights stopped working while operating vehicle. only high beam lights work. local garage diagnosed problem as faulty totally integrated power module, with a repair cost of $1225. headlights are a necessary component to the safe operation of a vehicle. dodge ought to look into the issue of faulty tipm units and the safety implications inherent in failure of the component. the safety of the families traveling in vehicles manufactured by dodge ought to be of the greatest concern.
01/02/201285000
 2007 dodge caliber - totally integrated power module (tipm) unit issue low beam headlights stopped working while operating vehicle. only high beam lights work. local garage diagnosed problem as faulty totally integrated power module, with a repair cost of $1225. headlights are a necessary component to the safe operation of a vehicle. dodge ought to look into the issue of faulty tipm units and the safety implications inherent in failure of the component. the safety of the families traveling in vehicles manufactured by dodge ought to be of the greatest concern.
01/02/201285000
 2007 dodge caliber - totally integrated power module (tipm) unit issue low beam headlights stopped working while operating vehicle. only high beam lights work. local garage diagnosed problem as faulty totally integrated power module, with a repair cost of $1225. headlights are a necessary component to the safe operation of a vehicle. dodge ought to look into the issue of faulty tipm units and the safety implications inherent in failure of the component. the safety of the families traveling in vehicles manufactured by dodge ought to be of the greatest concern.
11/19/2012984471
 Tipm-, battery terminals/holds downs, tbody. i found these issues and went to the dealer in relation to these problems after i had done my investigation. they saw me with the information i had, and began to run in the other direction. i told them what was wrong with the vehicle. i just had surgery and was inhaling the carbon from the vehicle. this is a major electrical issue and cad light problem. the vehicle only goes 20 mph. chrysler released this vehicle to its customers for loan or purchase with a faulty design in place. chrysler knew of this and proceeded to sale this vehicle in an order to make money and not looking at the risk that we as customers would be taking as well as them. chrysler didn't even bother to have a recall for this issue. i as a consumer feel cheated and want to be compensated for my loss. the vehicle is not in drive mode and i am not risking the life my son and i for this major mistake on their part. *tr
11/19/2012984471
 Tipm-, battery terminals/holds downs, tbody. i found these issues and went to the dealer in relation to these problems after i had done my investigation. they saw me with the information i had, and began to run in the other direction. i told them what was wrong with the vehicle. i just had surgery and was inhaling the carbon from the vehicle. this is a major electrical issue and cad light problem. the vehicle only goes 20 mph. chrysler released this vehicle to its customers for loan or purchase with a faulty design in place. chrysler knew of this and proceeded to sale this vehicle in an order to make money and not looking at the risk that we as customers would be taking as well as them. chrysler didn't even bother to have a recall for this issue. i as a consumer feel cheated and want to be compensated for my loss. the vehicle is not in drive mode and i am not risking the life my son and i for this major mistake on their part. *tr
11/19/2012984471
 Tipm-, battery terminals/holds downs, tbody. i found these issues and went to the dealer in relation to these problems after i had done my investigation. they saw me with the information i had, and began to run in the other direction. i told them what was wrong with the vehicle. i just had surgery and was inhaling the carbon from the vehicle. this is a major electrical issue and cad light problem. the vehicle only goes 20 mph. chrysler released this vehicle to its customers for loan or purchase with a faulty design in place. chrysler knew of this and proceeded to sale this vehicle in an order to make money and not looking at the risk that we as customers would be taking as well as them. chrysler didn't even bother to have a recall for this issue. i as a consumer feel cheated and want to be compensated for my loss. the vehicle is not in drive mode and i am not risking the life my son and i for this major mistake on their part. *tr
11/19/2012984471
 Tipm-, battery terminals/holds downs, tbody. i found these issues and went to the dealer in relation to these problems after i had done my investigation. they saw me with the information i had, and began to run in the other direction. i told them what was wrong with the vehicle. i just had surgery and was inhaling the carbon from the vehicle. this is a major electrical issue and cad light problem. the vehicle only goes 20 mph. chrysler released this vehicle to its customers for loan or purchase with a faulty design in place. chrysler knew of this and proceeded to sale this vehicle in an order to make money and not looking at the risk that we as customers would be taking as well as them. chrysler didn't even bother to have a recall for this issue. i as a consumer feel cheated and want to be compensated for my loss. the vehicle is not in drive mode and i am not risking the life my son and i for this major mistake on their part. *tr
11/19/201298447
 Tipm-, battery terminals/holds downs, tbody. i found these issues and went to the dealer in relation to these problems after i had done my investigation. they saw me with the information i had, and began to run in the the other direction. i told them what was wrong with the vehicle. i just had surgery and was inhailng the carbon from the vehicle. this is a major electrical issue and cad light problem. the vehicle only goes 20 mph. chrysler released this vehicle to its customers for loan or purchase with a faulty design in place. chrysler knew of this and proceeded to sale this vehicle in an order to make money and not looking at the risk that we as customers would be taking as well as them. chrysler didn't even bother to have a recall for this issue. i as a consumer feel cheated and want to be compensated for my loss. the vehicle is not in drive mode and i am not risking the life my son and i for this major mistake on their part.
09/01/20121170001
 Having electrical issues with the low beams on the headlights. it started as one light not working, then went to both lights not working. we have to use the high beams at night. the car is due a safety inspection and will not pass due to the lighting problem. there's also issues with the electric windows not operating and the check engine light comes on. i have spoken with chrysler about the problem and they will not do anything because our warranty has run out. they did say that if a recall were to happen i could get reimbursed. we do not have the funds to fix it. *tr
09/01/20121170001
 Having electrical issues with the low beams on the headlights. it started as one light not working, then went to both lights not working. we have to use the high beams at night. the car is due a safety inspection and will not pass due to the lighting problem. there's also issues with the electric windows not operating and the check engine light comes on. i have spoken with chrysler about the problem and they will not do anything because our warranty has run out. they did say that if a recall were to happen i could get reimbursed. we do not have the funds to fix it. *tr
10/06/2012716001
 I was driving to work going up a hill when the car shook a little and started to decelerate. i noticed there was a blinking symbol on the dash of a lightning bolt between two lines. i was not able to accelerate fast enough to keep my speed going up the hill, and decelerated very quickly. anytime i was at a stop light it took about 5 seconds before i was even able to move forward. during the 5 seconds, the car seemed like it was going to stall at the intersection. once i reached work i looked up the light in the owners manual and found it to be an electronic control light. i tried turning off the car and turning it back on only to realize that nothing had changed. this could easily cause an accident and from what i understand there is no fix, only theories. *tr
10/06/2012716001
 I was driving to work going up a hill when the car shook a little and started to decelerate. i noticed there was a blinking symbol on the dash of a lightning bolt between two lines. i was not able to accelerate fast enough to keep my speed going up the hill, and decelerated very quickly. anytime i was at a stop light it took about 5 seconds before i was even able to move forward. during the 5 seconds, the car seemed like it was going to stall at the intersection. once i reached work i looked up the light in the owners manual and found it to be an electronic control light. i tried turning off the car and turning it back on only to realize that nothing had changed. this could easily cause an accident and from what i understand there is no fix, only theories. *tr
10/06/201271600
 I was driving to work going up a hill when the car shook a little and started to decelerate. i noticed there was a blinking symbol on the dash of a lightning bolt between two lines. i was not able to accelerate fast enough to keep my speed going up the hill, and decelerated very quickly. anytime i was at a stop light it took about 5 seconds before i was even able to move forward. during the 5 seconds, the car seemed like it was going to stall at the intersection. once i reached work i looked up the light in the owners manual and found it to be an electronic control light. i tried turning off the car and turning it back on only to realize that nothing had changed. this could easily cause an accident and from what i understand there is no fix, only theories.
10/06/201271600
 I was driving to work going up a hill when the car shook a little and started to decelerate. i noticed there was a blinking symbol on the dash of a lightning bolt between two lines. i was not able to accelerate fast enough to keep my speed going up the hill, and decelerated very quickly. anytime i was at a stop light it took about 5 seconds before i was even able to move forward. during the 5 seconds, the car seemed like it was going to stall at the intersection. once i reached work i looked up the light in the owners manual and found it to be an electronic control light. i tried turning off the car and turning it back on only to realize that nothing had changed. this could easily cause an accident and from what i understand there is no fix, only theories.
05/24/2012860001
 First my car started to sound like a dryer full of ball bearings the ball bearing the oem ones in the alternator went out. there is no replacement pulley so the whole alternator had to be replaced $600+ (found out this is a common problem in 2007 dodge calibers) then while pulling out of the parking lot my tire fell off due to faulty/worn-out i ball joints and upper and lower control arms.. had to replace the entire front end suspension $1400+! (this is a major complaint as i have found online. i have read over 200 different complaint statements) not to mention my abs light was on and they had to change out my speed sensor 100 +. then my ck engine light came on 2 weeks after the entire front end suspension was replaced when i drove the car it would shake and acted like it was losing power & would not let me accelerate past 35 mph. i took it in it had several stored codes. one was then intake manifold was stuck and the other was the camshaft.. they cleared it out and only the manifold came back up so they said i had to replace that. we did $800 + i picked it up & a day later it was doing the same thing now saying multi. cylinder misfire & camshaft they cleared it and test drove it but it did not come back on so the dodge tech. has no clue what to do to fix it & no clue on the cost ( this has also been a problem on 2007 dodge calibers) this has all happened within the last 3 months and my car has about 86000 to 87000 mi on it! i?m fed up this car is falling apart. as i have read dodge knows of these issues & has done nothing about it i have also called and made my complaint no call back yet..any open lawsuits on this? i would even be happy if dodge would reimburse me for these issues as obviously they are well documented known issues. i have spent way to much on this car in 3 months and @ 7 months pregnant with a 6 year old i need a safe reliable car! *tr
05/24/2012860001
 First my car started to sound like a dryer full of ball bearings the ball bearing the oem ones in the alternator went out. there is no replacement pulley so the whole alternator had to be replaced $600+ (found out this is a common problem in 2007 dodge calibers) then while pulling out of the parking lot my tire fell off due to faulty/worn-out i ball joints and upper and lower control arms.. had to replace the entire front end suspension $1400+! (this is a major complaint as i have found online. i have read over 200 different complaint statements) not to mention my abs light was on and they had to change out my speed sensor 100 +. then my ck engine light came on 2 weeks after the entire front end suspension was replaced when i drove the car it would shake and acted like it was losing power & would not let me accelerate past 35 mph. i took it in it had several stored codes. one was then intake manifold was stuck and the other was the camshaft.. they cleared it out and only the manifold came back up so they said i had to replace that. we did $800 + i picked it up & a day later it was doing the same thing now saying multi. cylinder misfire & camshaft they cleared it and test drove it but it did not come back on so the dodge tech. has no clue what to do to fix it & no clue on the cost ( this has also been a problem on 2007 dodge calibers) this has all happened within the last 3 months and my car has about 86000 to 87000 mi on it! i?m fed up this car is falling apart. as i have read dodge knows of these issues & has done nothing about it i have also called and made my complaint no call back yet..any open lawsuits on this? i would even be happy if dodge would reimburse me for these issues as obviously they are well documented known issues. i have spent way to much on this car in 3 months and @ 7 months pregnant with a 6 year old i need a safe reliable car! *tr
05/24/2012860001
 First my car started to sound like a dryer full of ball bearings the ball bearing the oem ones in the alternator went out. there is no replacement pulley so the whole alternator had to be replaced $600+ (found out this is a common problem in 2007 dodge calibers) then while pulling out of the parking lot my tire fell off due to faulty/worn-out i ball joints and upper and lower control arms.. had to replace the entire front end suspension $1400+! (this is a major complaint as i have found online. i have read over 200 different complaint statements) not to mention my abs light was on and they had to change out my speed sensor 100 +. then my ck engine light came on 2 weeks after the entire front end suspension was replaced when i drove the car it would shake and acted like it was losing power & would not let me accelerate past 35 mph. i took it in it had several stored codes. one was then intake manifold was stuck and the other was the camshaft.. they cleared it out and only the manifold came back up so they said i had to replace that. we did $800 + i picked it up & a day later it was doing the same thing now saying multi. cylinder misfire & camshaft they cleared it and test drove it but it did not come back on so the dodge tech. has no clue what to do to fix it & no clue on the cost ( this has also been a problem on 2007 dodge calibers) this has all happened within the last 3 months and my car has about 86000 to 87000 mi on it! i?m fed up this car is falling apart. as i have read dodge knows of these issues & has done nothing about it i have also called and made my complaint no call back yet..any open lawsuits on this? i would even be happy if dodge would reimburse me for these issues as obviously they are well documented known issues. i have spent way to much on this car in 3 months and @ 7 months pregnant with a 6 year old i need a safe reliable car! *tr
05/24/201286000
 First my car started to sound like a dryer full of ball bearings the ball bearing the oem ones in the alternator went out. there is no replacement pulley so the whole alternator had to be replaced $600+ (found out this is a common problem in 2007 dodge calibers) then while pulling out of the parking lot my tire fell off due to faulty/worn-out i ball joints and upper and lower control arms.. had to replace the entire front end suspention $1400+! (this is a major complaint as i have found online. i have read over 200 different complaint statements) not to mention my abs light was on and they had to change out my speed sensor 100 +. then my ck engine light came on 2 weeks after the entire front end suspension was replaced when i drove the car it would shake and acted like it was losing power & would not let me accelerate past 35 mph. i took it in it had several stored codes. one was then intake manifold was stuck and the other was the camshaft.. they cleared it out and only the manifold came back up so they said i had to replace that. we did $800 + i picked it up & a day later it was doing the same thing now saying mult. cylinder misfire & camshaft they cleared it and test drove it but it did not come back on so the dodge tech. has no clue what to do to fix it & no clue on the cost ( this has also been a problem on 2007 dodge calibers) this has all happened within the last 3 months and my car has about 86000 to 87000 mi on it! i
05/24/201286000
 First my car started to sound like a dryer full of ball bearings the ball bearing the oem ones in the alternator went out. there is no replacement pulley so the whole alternator had to be replaced $600+ (found out this is a common problem in 2007 dodge calibers) then while pulling out of the parking lot my tire fell off due to faulty/worn-out i ball joints and upper and lower control arms.. had to replace the entire front end suspention $1400+! (this is a major complaint as i have found online. i have read over 200 different complaint statements) not to mention my abs light was on and they had to change out my speed sensor 100 +. then my ck engine light came on 2 weeks after the entire front end suspension was replaced when i drove the car it would shake and acted like it was losing power & would not let me accelerate past 35 mph. i took it in it had several stored codes. one was then intake manifold was stuck and the other was the camshaft.. they cleared it out and only the manifold came back up so they said i had to replace that. we did $800 + i picked it up & a day later it was doing the same thing now saying mult. cylinder misfire & camshaft they cleared it and test drove it but it did not come back on so the dodge tech. has no clue what to do to fix it & no clue on the cost ( this has also been a problem on 2007 dodge calibers) this has all happened within the last 3 months and my car has about 86000 to 87000 mi on it! i
06/08/2012133000
 Low beam headlight on passenger side will not turn on took into a shop and they said that it is the tipm telling the light not to turn on so in other words its a bad tipm. i was made aware that the part would be close to $1200. i've researched this issue online and i see that it is a very common issue. the other day the driver side decided to turn off as well. what happens when i'm driving in the dark and the one headlight that i do have decides to turn off and i get into an accident. a recall needs to be set into motion on this part. apparently the tipm causes many issues other than just what i'm experiencing.
06/08/2012133000
 Low beam headlight on passenger side will not turn on took into a shop and they said that it is the tipm telling the light not to turn on so in other words its a bad tipm. i was made aware that the part would be close to $1200. i've researched this issue online and i see that it is a very common issue. the other day the driver side decided to turn off as well. what happens when i'm driving in the dark and the one headlight that i do have decides to turn off and i get into an accident. a recall needs to be set into motion on this part. apparently the tipm causes many issues other than just what i'm experiencing.
06/08/2012133000
 Low beam headlight on passenger side will not turn on took into a shop and they said that it is the tipm telling the light not to turn on so in other words its a bad tipm. i was made aware that the part would be close to $1200. i've researched this issue online and i see that it is a very common issue. the other day the driver side decided to turn off as well. what happens when i'm driving in the dark and the one headlight that i do have decides to turn off and i get into an accident. a recall needs to be set into motion on this part. apparently the tipm causes many issues other than just what i'm experiencing.
06/08/2012133000
 Low beam headlight on passenger side will not turn on took into a shop and they said that it is the tipm telling the light not to turn on so in other words its a bad tipm. i was made aware that the part would be close to $1200. i've researched this issue online and i see that it is a very common issue. the other day the driver side decided to turn off as well. what happens when i'm driving in the dark and the one headlight that i do have decides to turn off and i get into an accident. a recall needs to be set into motion on this part. apparently the tipm causes many issues other than just what i'm experiencing.
06/08/2012133000
 Low beam headlight on passenger side will not turn on took into a shop and they said that it is the tipm telling the light not to turn on so in other words its a bad tipm. i was made aware that the part would be close to $1200. i've researched this issue online and i see that it is a very common issue. the other day the driver side decided to turn off as well. what happens when i'm driving in the dark and the one headlight that i do have decides to turn off and i get into an accident. a recall needs to be set into motion on this part. apparently the tipm causes many issues other than just what i'm experiencing.
06/08/2012133000
 Low beam headlight on passenger side will not turn on took into a shop and they said that it is the tipm telling the light not to turn on so in other words its a bad tipm. i was made aware that the part would be close to $1200. i've researched this issue online and i see that it is a very common issue. the other day the driver side decided to turn off as well. what happens when i'm driving in the dark and the one headlight that i do have decides to turn off and i get into an accident. a recall needs to be set into motion on this part. apparently the tipm causes many issues other than just what i'm experiencing.
08/27/2008
 The recall cannot be completed because of faulty wiring by viking dodge of crystal lake. this dealership is out of business. i have documentaion that the cruise control installed by viking dodge was not a mopar approved part. i have furnished chrylser all the documentaion staing that this is causing a problem with the throttle pedal. they have told me i am responsible for correcting the incorrect intallation by one there old dealerships.
08/27/2008
 The recall cannot be completed because of faulty wiring by viking dodge of crystal lake. this dealership is out of business. i have documentaion that the cruise control installed by viking dodge was not a mopar approved part. i have furnished chrylser all the documentaion staing that this is causing a problem with the throttle pedal. they have told me i am responsible for correcting the incorrect intallation by one there old dealerships.
08/27/2008
 The recall cannot be completed because of faulty wiring by viking dodge of crystal lake. this dealership is out of business. i have documentaion that the cruise control installed by viking dodge was not a mopar approved part. i have furnished chrylser all the documentaion staing that this is causing a problem with the throttle pedal. they have told me i am responsible for correcting the incorrect intallation by one there old dealerships.
08/27/2008
 The recall cannot be completed because of faulty wiring by viking dodge of crystal lake. this dealership is out of business. i have documentaion that the cruise control installed by viking dodge was not a mopar approved part. i have furnished chrylser all the documentaion staing that this is causing a problem with the throttle pedal. they have told me i am responsible for correcting the incorrect intallation by one there old dealerships.
04/02/200710000
 While the vehicle was under warranty, the rear wiper and the radio stopped functioning normally. the wiper did not work at all, and the radio was losing the sound when the engine was running but was normal when on acc. dealer re flashed the tipm and said if it ever happened again, i should disconnect the battery and hold the leads together for about five minutes and it should function normally again. a few months later, the rear wiper stopped and the radio began to fade out once again. i disconnected the battery as instructed but to no avail. both dealers i took my vehicle to have gone out of business. the nearest dealer is over 200 miles away. i have lived with this problem now for two years. now, mysteriously, the rear wiper has begun to function once again all by its self. the radio?.....not at all. i have been told that the tipm is probably at fault. i suggested that to the mechanic while my vehicle was still under warranty but i was assured that there was nothing wrong with the tipm so dodge would not replace the unit. this is the second time a dodge component of mine had failed while under warranty and dodge would not replace the unit. dodge would wait until after my vehicle(s) were out of warranty and at that point i was told the unit(s) needed replacement. is this some kind of scam that automobile dealers run? i feel that dodge should replace my tipm at no cost to me since i specifically noted this issue while the vehicle was still under warranty.
04/02/200710000
 While the vehicle was under warranty, the rear wiper and the radio stopped functioning normally. the wiper did not work at all, and the radio was losing the sound when the engine was running but was normal when on acc. dealer re flashed the tipm and said if it ever happened again, i should disconnect the battery and hold the leads together for about five minutes and it should function normally again. a few months later, the rear wiper stopped and the radio began to fade out once again. i disconnected the battery as instructed but to no avail. both dealers i took my vehicle to have gone out of business. the nearest dealer is over 200 miles away. i have lived with this problem now for two years. now, mysteriously, the rear wiper has begun to function once again all by its self. the radio?.....not at all. i have been told that the tipm is probably at fault. i suggested that to the mechanic while my vehicle was still under warranty but i was assured that there was nothing wrong with the tipm so dodge would not replace the unit. this is the second time a dodge component of mine had failed while under warranty and dodge would not replace the unit. dodge would wait until after my vehicle(s) were out of warranty and at that point i was told the unit(s) needed replacement. is this some kind of scam that automobile dealers run? i feel that dodge should replace my tipm at no cost to me since i specifically noted this issue while the vehicle was still under warranty.
04/02/200710000
 While the vehicle was under warranty, the rear wiper and the radio stopped functioning normally. the wiper did not work at all, and the radio was losing the sound when the engine was running but was normal when on acc. dealer re flashed the tipm and said if it ever happened again, i should disconnect the battery and hold the leads together for about five minutes and it should function normally again. a few months later, the rear wiper stopped and the radio began to fade out once again. i disconnected the battery as instructed but to no avail. both dealers i took my vehicle to have gone out of business. the nearest dealer is over 200 miles away. i have lived with this problem now for two years. now, mysteriously, the rear wiper has begun to function once again all by its self. the radio?.....not at all. i have been told that the tipm is probably at fault. i suggested that to the mechanic while my vehicle was still under warranty but i was assured that there was nothing wrong with the tipm so dodge would not replace the unit. this is the second time a dodge component of mine had failed while under warranty and dodge would not replace the unit. dodge would wait until after my vehicle(s) were out of warranty and at that point i was told the unit(s) needed replacement. is this some kind of scam that automobile dealers run? i feel that dodge should replace my tipm at no cost to me since i specifically noted this issue while the vehicle was still under warranty.
04/02/200710000
 While the vehicle was under warranty, the rear wiper and the radio stopped functioning normally. the wiper did not work at all, and the radio was losing the sound when the engine was running but was normal when on acc. dealer re flashed the tipm and said if it ever happened again, i should disconnect the battery and hold the leads together for about five minutes and it should function normally again. a few months later, the rear wiper stopped and the radio began to fade out once again. i disconnected the battery as instructed but to no avail. both dealers i took my vehicle to have gone out of business. the nearest dealer is over 200 miles away. i have lived with this problem now for two years. now, mysteriously, the rear wiper has begun to function once again all by its self. the radio?.....not at all. i have been told that the tipm is probably at fault. i suggested that to the mechanic while my vehicle was still under warranty but i was assured that there was nothing wrong with the tipm so dodge would not replace the unit. this is the second time a dodge component of mine had failed while under warranty and dodge would not replace the unit. dodge would wait until after my vehicle(s) were out of warranty and at that point i was told the unit(s) needed replacement. is this some kind of scam that automobile dealers run? i feel that dodge should replace my tipm at no cost to me since i specifically noted this issue while the vehicle was still under warranty.
07/25/2011
 I purchased this car used from a dealership due to the fact that i have an hour drive to and from work and it appeared to have great gas mileage. within my first two weeks of ownership the starter was stuck engaged as i drove and caught fire. this i replaced knowing with age, starters and alternators die. a month after servicing the starter, i was driving on the interstate at a speed of 67mph in heavy traffic when a lighning bolt (electronic throttle control sensor light) flashed and the car jerked as if it were to stall. i contacted my local dodge dealer who informed me that it probably was the throttle body and that i might as well drive the car for a bit because the light was not staying lit. every since then the light has flashed on atleast once a month with the car violently jerking as to stall. i started the car last week and the idle was miserable so figured the throttle body had gone. took the car to the local dealership to read codes on the pc. code was for the throttle body. the throttle body was replaced by a certified dealership mechanic. within 30 miles and 30mins after leaving the garage the car was jerking to stall as before but the light was not on. seem to be a serious problem considering stall on interstate at those speeds and hit by a semi would cause instant death. the value of my car is no longer high but you can guarantee the loan and payments are. i am a preschool teacher and make a very small income. took car instantly back to dealership but i know they will find nothing, charge to much, and send me on my way with a death sentence. seems as though dodge/chrysler has decided that as long as no deaths it is ok to carry on with this refusal to admit that they made a bad product. how about robbing! all i want is my car fixed but of course they will not admit anything. suppose i will have to call the news, fax the ceo's, and die
07/25/2011
 I purchased this car used from a dealership due to the fact that i have an hour drive to and from work and it appeared to have great gas mileage. within my first two weeks of ownership the starter was stuck engaged as i drove and caught fire. this i replaced knowing with age, starters and alternators die. a month after servicing the starter, i was driving on the interstate at a speed of 67mph in heavy traffic when a lighning bolt (electronic throttle control sensor light) flashed and the car jerked as if it were to stall. i contacted my local dodge dealer who informed me that it probably was the throttle body and that i might as well drive the car for a bit because the light was not staying lit. every since then the light has flashed on atleast once a month with the car violently jerking as to stall. i started the car last week and the idle was miserable so figured the throttle body had gone. took the car to the local dealership to read codes on the pc. code was for the throttle body. the throttle body was replaced by a certified dealership mechanic. within 30 miles and 30mins after leaving the garage the car was jerking to stall as before but the light was not on. seem to be a serious problem considering stall on interstate at those speeds and hit by a semi would cause instant death. the value of my car is no longer high but you can guarantee the loan and payments are. i am a preschool teacher and make a very small income. took car instantly back to dealership but i know they will find nothing, charge to much, and send me on my way with a death sentence. seems as though dodge/chrysler has decided that as long as no deaths it is ok to carry on with this refusal to admit that they made a bad product. how about robbing! all i want is my car fixed but of course they will not admit anything. suppose i will have to call the news, fax the ceo's, and die
07/25/2011
 I purchased this car used from a dealership due to the fact that i have an hour drive to and from work and it appeared to have great gas mileage. within my first two weeks of ownership the starter was stuck engaged as i drove and caught fire. this i replaced knowing with age, starters and alternators die. a month after servicing the starter, i was driving on the interstate at a speed of 67mph in heavy traffic when a lighning bolt (electronic throttle control sensor light) flashed and the car jerked as if it were to stall. i contacted my local dodge dealer who informed me that it probably was the throttle body and that i might as well drive the car for a bit because the light was not staying lit. every since then the light has flashed on atleast once a month with the car violently jerking as to stall. i started the car last week and the idle was miserable so figured the throttle body had gone. took the car to the local dealership to read codes on the pc. code was for the throttle body. the throttle body was replaced by a certified dealership mechanic. within 30 miles and 30mins after leaving the garage the car was jerking to stall as before but the light was not on. seem to be a serious problem considering stall on interstate at those speeds and hit by a semi would cause instant death. the value of my car is no longer high but you can guarantee the loan and payments are. i am a preschool teacher and make a very small income. took car instantly back to dealership but i know they will find nothing, charge to much, and send me on my way with a death sentence. seems as though dodge/chrysler has decided that as long as no deaths it is ok to carry on with this refusal to admit that they made a bad product. how about robbing! all i want is my car fixed but of course they will not admit anything. suppose i will have to call the news, fax the ceo's, and die
07/25/2011
 I purchased this car used from a dealership due to the fact that i have an hour drive to and from work and it appeared to have great gas mileage. within my first two weeks of ownership the starter was stuck engaged as i drove and caught fire. this i replaced knowing with age, starters and alternators die. a month after servicing the starter, i was driving on the interstate at a speed of 67mph in heavy traffic when a lighning bolt (electronic throttle control sensor light) flashed and the car jerked as if it were to stall. i contacted my local dodge dealer who informed me that it probably was the throttle body and that i might as well drive the car for a bit because the light was not staying lit. every since then the light has flashed on atleast once a month with the car violently jerking as to stall. i started the car last week and the idle was miserable so figured the throttle body had gone. took the car to the local dealership to read codes on the pc. code was for the throttle body. the throttle body was replaced by a certified dealership mechanic. within 30 miles and 30mins after leaving the garage the car was jerking to stall as before but the light was not on. seem to be a serious problem considering stall on interstate at those speeds and hit by a semi would cause instant death. the value of my car is no longer high but you can guarantee the loan and payments are. i am a preschool teacher and make a very small income. took car instantly back to dealership but i know they will find nothing, charge to much, and send me on my way with a death sentence. seems as though dodge/chrysler has decided that as long as no deaths it is ok to carry on with this refusal to admit that they made a bad product. how about robbing! all i want is my car fixed but of course they will not admit anything. suppose i will have to call the news, fax the ceo's, and die
01/16/201264000
 The lights behind the dash went out without warning. there is no way to see speed in the dark. there are many existing cases online. dodge immediately recognized the issue when called and was not concerned about safety issue.
01/16/201264000
 The lights behind the dash went out without warning. there is no way to see speed in the dark. there are many existing cases online. dodge immediately recognized the issue when called and was not concerned about safety issue.
01/16/201264000
 The lights behind the dash went out without warning. there is no way to see speed in the dark. there are many existing cases online. dodge immediately recognized the issue when called and was not concerned about safety issue.
01/16/201264000
 The lights behind the dash went out without warning. there is no way to see speed in the dark. there are many existing cases online. dodge immediately recognized the issue when called and was not concerned about safety issue.
01/16/201264000
 The lights behind the dash went out without warning. there is no way to see speed in the dark. there are many existing cases online. dodge immediately recognized the issue when called and was not concerned about safety issue.
11/01/2010
 Problems with the totally integrated power module. my head lights are not working properly.
11/01/2010
 Problems with the totally integrated power module. my head lights are not working properly.
11/01/2010
 Problems with the totally integrated power module. my head lights are not working properly.
11/11/201142683
 At approx 6pm on 11/11 while attempting to enter the interstate my vehicle began to jerk violently. the check engine light began to blink and the vehicle would not exceed 35 mph. i took the vehicle to a local autozone to have it diagnost. multiple misfires on all cylinders. i had the spark plugs replaced that weekend because my dealers repair shop was full. problem still occurred so i left the car at the dealer for them to check the engine. the camshaft sensor needs to be replaced. this is not covered under the 50,000 miles engine and power train warranty because it is not a moving part. i just had to replace both ball joints and upper and lower control arms on the car in june. it is currently at 42,600 miles. the alignment is off again so i'm suspecting the ball joints are going bad again.
11/11/201142683
 At approx 6pm on 11/11 while attempting to enter the interstate my vehicle began to jerk violently. the check engine light began to blink and the vehicle would not exceed 35 mph. i took the vehicle to a local autozone to have it diagnost. multiple misfires on all cylinders. i had the spark plugs replaced that weekend because my dealers repair shop was full. problem still occurred so i left the car at the dealer for them to check the engine. the camshaft sensor needs to be replaced. this is not covered under the 50,000 miles engine and power train warranty because it is not a moving part. i just had to replace both ball joints and upper and lower control arms on the car in june. it is currently at 42,600 miles. the alignment is off again so i'm suspecting the ball joints are going bad again.
11/11/201142683
 At approx 6pm on 11/11 while attempting to enter the interstate my vehicle began to jerk violently. the check engine light began to blink and the vehicle would not exceed 35 mph. i took the vehicle to a local autozone to have it diagnost. multiple misfires on all cylinders. i had the spark plugs replaced that weekend because my dealers repair shop was full. problem still occurred so i left the car at the dealer for them to check the engine. the camshaft sensor needs to be replaced. this is not covered under the 50,000 miles engine and power train warranty because it is not a moving part. i just had to replace both ball joints and upper and lower control arms on the car in june. it is currently at 42,600 miles. the alignment is off again so i'm suspecting the ball joints are going bad again.
11/11/201142683
 At approx 6pm on 11/11 while attempting to enter the interstate my vehicle began to jerk violently. the check engine light began to blink and the vehicle would not exceed 35 mph. i took the vehicle to a local autozone to have it diagnost. multiple misfires on all cylinders. i had the spark plugs replaced that weekend because my dealers repair shop was full. problem still occurred so i left the car at the dealer for them to check the engine. the camshaft sensor needs to be replaced. this is not covered under the 50,000 miles engine and power train warranty because it is not a moving part. i just had to replace both ball joints and upper and lower control arms on the car in june. it is currently at 42,600 miles. the alignment is off again so i'm suspecting the ball joints are going bad again.
11/11/201142683
 At approx 6pm on 11/11 while attempting to enter the interstate my vehicle began to jerk violently. the check engine light began to blink and the vehicle would not exceed 35 mph. i took the vehicle to a local autozone to have it diagnost. multiple misfires on all cylinders. i had the spark plugs replaced that weekend because my dealers repair shop was full. problem still occurred so i left the car at the dealer for them to check the engine. the camshaft sensor needs to be replaced. this is not covered under the 50,000 miles engine and power train warranty because it is not a moving part. i just had to replace both ball joints and upper and lower control arms on the car in june. it is currently at 42,600 miles. the alignment is off again so i'm suspecting the ball joints are going bad again.
11/11/201142683
 At approx 6pm on 11/11 while attempting to enter the interstate my vehicle began to jerk violently. the check engine light began to blink and the vehicle would not exceed 35 mph. i took the vehicle to a local autozone to have it diagnost. multiple misfires on all cylinders. i had the spark plugs replaced that weekend because my dealers repair shop was full. problem still occurred so i left the car at the dealer for them to check the engine. the camshaft sensor needs to be replaced. this is not covered under the 50,000 miles engine and power train warranty because it is not a moving part. i just had to replace both ball joints and upper and lower control arms on the car in june. it is currently at 42,600 miles. the alignment is off again so i'm suspecting the ball joints are going bad again.
10/27/201156000
 Was driving 35-40 mph when etc light came on and car was jolting forward and losing power back and forth.belletire wouldn't touch it cuz they said it seemed to them like a recall issue. he said that either the ecu needed reset or the drive by wire system was malfunctioning . this is also after my control arms were bad at 48000 mile. both of these problems i have had have thousands of complaints online for them and are notorious for these problems.
10/27/201156000
 Was driving 35-40 mph when etc light came on and car was jolting forward and losing power back and forth.belletire wouldn't touch it cuz they said it seemed to them like a recall issue. he said that either the ecu needed reset or the drive by wire system was malfunctioning . this is also after my control arms were bad at 48000 mile. both of these problems i have had have thousands of complaints online for them and are notorious for these problems.
10/27/201156000
 Was driving 35-40 mph when etc light came on and car was jolting forward and losing power back and forth.belletire wouldn't touch it cuz they said it seemed to them like a recall issue. he said that either the ecu needed reset or the drive by wire system was malfunctioning . this is also after my control arms were bad at 48000 mile. both of these problems i have had have thousands of complaints online for them and are notorious for these problems.
10/27/201156000
 Was driving 35-40 mph when etc light came on and car was jolting forward and losing power back and forth.belletire wouldn't touch it cuz they said it seemed to them like a recall issue. he said that either the ecu needed reset or the drive by wire system was malfunctioning . this is also after my control arms were bad at 48000 mile. both of these problems i have had have thousands of complaints online for them and are notorious for these problems.
10/06/2011
 I had the car for a year and when i went to get my annual inspection, the inspection place stated the car computer chip is not able to read.
10/06/2011
 I had the car for a year and when i went to get my annual inspection, the inspection place stated the car computer chip is not able to read.
10/06/2011
 I had the car for a year and when i went to get my annual inspection, the inspection place stated the car computer chip is not able to read.
08/04/201188000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 30 mph when all of the lights on the instrument panel illuminated and the vehicle suddenly accelerated. the contact also mentioned that after the abs lamp illuminated, the system engaged which caused him to temporarily lose control of the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was out of warranty. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 88,000. kmj
08/04/201188000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 30 mph when all of the lights on the instrument panel illuminated and the vehicle suddenly accelerated. the contact also mentioned that after the abs lamp illuminated, the system engaged which caused him to temporarily lose control of the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was out of warranty. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 88,000. kmj
08/04/201188000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, all of the lights on the instrument panel illuminated and the vehicle suddenly accelerated. the contact also mentioned that after the abs lamp illuminated, the system engaged which cause him to temporarily loose control of the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offered any assistance since the vehicle was out of warranty. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 88,000. pm
08/04/201188000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, all of the lights on the instrument panel illuminated and the vehicle suddenly accelerated. the contact also mentioned that after the abs lamp illuminated, the system engaged which cause him to temporarily loose control of the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offered any assistance since the vehicle was out of warranty. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 88,000. pm
12/15/201069700
 Had to replace alternator and my airbag light continually comes on. my sister has the same problem with her dodge and hers is a different model..
12/15/201069700
 Had to replace alternator and my airbag light continually comes on. my sister has the same problem with her dodge and hers is a different model..
12/15/201069700
 Had to replace alternator and my airbag light continually comes on. my sister has the same problem with her dodge and hers is a different model..
12/15/201069700
 Had to replace alternator and my airbag light continually comes on. my sister has the same problem with her dodge and hers is a different model..
01/20/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated the alternator needed to be replaced. the dealer was contacted and the part was ordered. also, the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle would decelerate. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 50,000. ds
01/20/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated the alternator needed to be replaced. the dealer was contacted and the part was ordered. also, the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle would decelerate. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 50,000. ds
01/20/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated the alternator needed to be replaced. the dealer was contacted and the part was ordered. also, the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle would decelerate. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 50,000. ds
01/20/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated the alternator needed to be replaced. the dealer was contacted and the part was ordered. also, the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle would decelerate. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 50,000. ds
06/14/201162845
 Last week i started noticing a loud rattle in the engine of my caliber. i took it to the dealer and they said it was the belt tensioner. i got it replaced and it got rid of the squeaking noise but not the rattle. i did research online and discovered that many people were having alternator problems and showed similar symtoms as mine did. i contacted the dealer and said that it would be $680 to replace. i decided to go with another mechanic because it was cheaper. this mechanic replaced it and showed me the old part, it was completely burnt. he said that there should be no way that a car with 60,000 miles on it should have an alternator in this condition. he also mention that it could have caught on fire. why is there not a recall on this?
06/14/201162845
 Last week i started noticing a loud rattle in the engine of my caliber. i took it to the dealer and they said it was the belt tensioner. i got it replaced and it got rid of the squeaking noise but not the rattle. i did research online and discovered that many people were having alternator problems and showed similar symtoms as mine did. i contacted the dealer and said that it would be $680 to replace. i decided to go with another mechanic because it was cheaper. this mechanic replaced it and showed me the old part, it was completely burnt. he said that there should be no way that a car with 60,000 miles on it should have an alternator in this condition. he also mention that it could have caught on fire. why is there not a recall on this?
06/14/201162845
 Last week i started noticing a loud rattle in the engine of my caliber. i took it to the dealer and they said it was the belt tensioner. i got it replaced and it got rid of the squeaking noise but not the rattle. i did research online and discovered that many people were having alternator problems and showed similar symtoms as mine did. i contacted the dealer and said that it would be $680 to replace. i decided to go with another mechanic because it was cheaper. this mechanic replaced it and showed me the old part, it was completely burnt. he said that there should be no way that a car with 60,000 miles on it should have an alternator in this condition. he also mention that it could have caught on fire. why is there not a recall on this?
06/14/201162845
 Last week i started noticing a loud rattle in the engine of my caliber. i took it to the dealer and they said it was the belt tensioner. i got it replaced and it got rid of the squeaking noise but not the rattle. i did research online and discovered that many people were having alternator problems and showed similar symtoms as mine did. i contacted the dealer and said that it would be $680 to replace. i decided to go with another mechanic because it was cheaper. this mechanic replaced it and showed me the old part, it was completely burnt. he said that there should be no way that a car with 60,000 miles on it should have an alternator in this condition. he also mention that it could have caught on fire. why is there not a recall on this?
04/22/201164000
 Almost a year ago my 2007 dodge caliber sxt started jerking back and forth and felt like it was going to die. the electronic throttle body light came on but as soon as i slowed down, the light went off. i called my local dealership and told them about the problem. they stated that if the light in the dashboard wasn't staying on they could not get a code from the car but i could bring it in and they could try it anyways for $105. i took it someone i know and they read the code off of it, 2120 p2110, i called the dealership back and told them the code. they told me that they would have to run their own tests and charge me to see what was happening but if there was no light than they couldn't do anything. i asked them if this is dangerous to drive then because i have a baby in the car. they said no, as long as i can pull over fast enough to restart the car. last friday, the car started to do it again and i was on the highway with my 2 yr old in the car. my car started loosing power and the car behind me almost hit me so i turned around and got my fiance's car. when i tried to take it to the dealership the next morning the car would not go above 2000 rpms and so i drive 10 mph all the way through the city (i got up to 30 mph down hills). i think that all of this is dangerous and having dealerships telling people that they cannot fix the problem is crazy! the dealership now wants to replace my entire throttle body and i am wondering if a replacement would have been avoided if they would have looked at the car last year!
04/22/201164000
 Almost a year ago my 2007 dodge caliber sxt started jerking back and forth and felt like it was going to die. the electronic throttle body light came on but as soon as i slowed down, the light went off. i called my local dealership and told them about the problem. they stated that if the light in the dashboard wasn't staying on they could not get a code from the car but i could bring it in and they could try it anyways for $105. i took it someone i know and they read the code off of it, 2120 p2110, i called the dealership back and told them the code. they told me that they would have to run their own tests and charge me to see what was happening but if there was no light than they couldn't do anything. i asked them if this is dangerous to drive then because i have a baby in the car. they said no, as long as i can pull over fast enough to restart the car. last friday, the car started to do it again and i was on the highway with my 2 yr old in the car. my car started loosing power and the car behind me almost hit me so i turned around and got my fiance's car. when i tried to take it to the dealership the next morning the car would not go above 2000 rpms and so i drive 10 mph all the way through the city (i got up to 30 mph down hills). i think that all of this is dangerous and having dealerships telling people that they cannot fix the problem is crazy! the dealership now wants to replace my entire throttle body and i am wondering if a replacement would have been avoided if they would have looked at the car last year!
04/22/201164000
 Almost a year ago my 2007 dodge caliber sxt started jerking back and forth and felt like it was going to die. the electronic throttle body light came on but as soon as i slowed down, the light went off. i called my local dealership and told them about the problem. they stated that if the light in the dashboard wasn't staying on they could not get a code from the car but i could bring it in and they could try it anyways for $105. i took it someone i know and they read the code off of it, 2120 p2110, i called the dealership back and told them the code. they told me that they would have to run their own tests and charge me to see what was happening but if there was no light than they couldn't do anything. i asked them if this is dangerous to drive then because i have a baby in the car. they said no, as long as i can pull over fast enough to restart the car. last friday, the car started to do it again and i was on the highway with my 2 yr old in the car. my car started loosing power and the car behind me almost hit me so i turned around and got my fiance's car. when i tried to take it to the dealership the next morning the car would not go above 2000 rpms and so i drive 10 mph all the way through the city (i got up to 30 mph down hills). i think that all of this is dangerous and having dealerships telling people that they cannot fix the problem is crazy! the dealership now wants to replace my entire throttle body and i am wondering if a replacement would have been avoided if they would have looked at the car last year!
04/22/201164000
 Almost a year ago my 2007 dodge caliber sxt started jerking back and forth and felt like it was going to die. the electronic throttle body light came on but as soon as i slowed down, the light went off. i called my local dealership and told them about the problem. they stated that if the light in the dashboard wasn't staying on they could not get a code from the car but i could bring it in and they could try it anyways for $105. i took it someone i know and they read the code off of it, 2120 p2110, i called the dealership back and told them the code. they told me that they would have to run their own tests and charge me to see what was happening but if there was no light than they couldn't do anything. i asked them if this is dangerous to drive then because i have a baby in the car. they said no, as long as i can pull over fast enough to restart the car. last friday, the car started to do it again and i was on the highway with my 2 yr old in the car. my car started loosing power and the car behind me almost hit me so i turned around and got my fiance's car. when i tried to take it to the dealership the next morning the car would not go above 2000 rpms and so i drive 10 mph all the way through the city (i got up to 30 mph down hills). i think that all of this is dangerous and having dealerships telling people that they cannot fix the problem is crazy! the dealership now wants to replace my entire throttle body and i am wondering if a replacement would have been avoided if they would have looked at the car last year!
04/22/201164000
 Almost a year ago my 2007 dodge caliber sxt started jerking back and forth and felt like it was going to die. the electronic throttle body light came on but as soon as i slowed down, the light went off. i called my local dealership and told them about the problem. they stated that if the light in the dashboard wasn't staying on they could not get a code from the car but i could bring it in and they could try it anyways for $105. i took it someone i know and they read the code off of it, 2120 p2110, i called the dealership back and told them the code. they told me that they would have to run their own tests and charge me to see what was happening but if there was no light than they couldn't do anything. i asked them if this is dangerous to drive then because i have a baby in the car. they said no, as long as i can pull over fast enough to restart the car. last friday, the car started to do it again and i was on the highway with my 2 yr old in the car. my car started loosing power and the car behind me almost hit me so i turned around and got my fiance's car. when i tried to take it to the dealership the next morning the car would not go above 2000 rpms and so i drive 10 mph all the way through the city (i got up to 30 mph down hills). i think that all of this is dangerous and having dealerships telling people that they cannot fix the problem is crazy! the dealership now wants to replace my entire throttle body and i am wondering if a replacement would have been avoided if they would have looked at the car last year!
12/01/200940
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving at any speed, the contact stated that the vehicle would stall intermittently. the dealer made four attempts to duplicate the failure but to no avail. the contact did not inform the manufacturer. the vehicle was not repaired. the current mileage was 52,000 and the failure mileage was 40.
12/01/200940
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving at any speed, the contact stated that the vehicle would stall intermittently. the dealer made four attempts to duplicate the failure. the contact did not inform the manufacturer. the vehicle had not been repaired. the current mileages were 52,000 and the failure mileages were 40. bw
12/01/200940
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving at any speed, the contact stated that the vehicle would stall intermittently. the dealer made four attempts to duplicate the failure. the contact did not inform the manufacturer. the vehicle had not been repaired. the current mileages were 52,000 and the failure mileages were 40. bw
12/03/201050000
 Mu 2007 dodge caliber stalls out while i'm driving. it has 50,000 miles on the speedometer and i purchased it used last sept 2009. the problem occurred about 5 times before i decided to take it to a local mechanic to have a diagnostic test run. the dashboard warning signal would come on signifying electronic throttle control. this issue has come up in different driving conditions but usually in the first 15mins of driving. usually i am at a stop and then when i attempt to accelerate , the car dies. it starts right back up but, because i lose power, i'm forced to pull over in traffic unexpectedly. this is a definite safety concern for me. the vehicle will be at the dodge dealership tomorrow so that their mechanics can look it over. i have been in touch with chrysler at 800-853-1403 and have been told this issue has not been reported as a problem/trend.
12/03/201050000
 Mu 2007 dodge caliber stalls out while i'm driving. it has 50,000 miles on the speedometer and i purchased it used last sept 2009. the problem occurred about 5 times before i decided to take it to a local mechanic to have a diagnostic test run. the dashboard warning signal would come on signifying electronic throttle control. this issue has come up in different driving conditions but usually in the first 15mins of driving. usually i am at a stop and then when i attempt to accelerate , the car dies. it starts right back up but, because i lose power, i'm forced to pull over in traffic unexpectedly. this is a definite safety concern for me. the vehicle will be at the dodge dealership tomorrow so that their mechanics can look it over. i have been in touch with chrysler at 800-853-1403 and have been told this issue has not been reported as a problem/trend.
12/03/201050000
 Mu 2007 dodge caliber stalls out while i'm driving. it has 50,000 miles on the speedometer and i purchased it used last sept 2009. the problem occurred about 5 times before i decided to take it to a local mechanic to have a diagnostic test run. the dashboard warning signal would come on signifying electronic throttle control. this issue has come up in different driving conditions but usually in the first 15mins of driving. usually i am at a stop and then when i attempt to accelerate , the car dies. it starts right back up but, because i lose power, i'm forced to pull over in traffic unexpectedly. this is a definite safety concern for me. the vehicle will be at the dodge dealership tomorrow so that their mechanics can look it over. i have been in touch with chrysler at 800-853-1403 and have been told this issue has not been reported as a problem/trend.
12/03/201050000
 Mu 2007 dodge caliber stalls out while i'm driving. it has 50,000 miles on the speedometer and i purchased it used last sept 2009. the problem occurred about 5 times before i decided to take it to a local mechanic to have a diagnostic test run. the dashboard warning signal would come on signifying electronic throttle control. this issue has come up in different driving conditions but usually in the first 15mins of driving. usually i am at a stop and then when i attempt to accelerate , the car dies. it starts right back up but, because i lose power, i'm forced to pull over in traffic unexpectedly. this is a definite safety concern for me. the vehicle will be at the dodge dealership tomorrow so that their mechanics can look it over. i have been in touch with chrysler at 800-853-1403 and have been told this issue has not been reported as a problem/trend.
12/03/201050000
 Mu 2007 dodge caliber stalls out while i'm driving. it has 50,000 miles on the speedometer and i purchased it used last sept 2009. the problem occurred about 5 times before i decided to take it to a local mechanic to have a diagnostic test run. the dashboard warning signal would come on signifying electronic throttle control. this issue has come up in different driving conditions but usually in the first 15mins of driving. usually i am at a stop and then when i attempt to accelerate , the car dies. it starts right back up but, because i lose power, i'm forced to pull over in traffic unexpectedly. this is a definite safety concern for me. the vehicle will be at the dodge dealership tomorrow so that their mechanics can look it over. i have been in touch with chrysler at 800-853-1403 and have been told this issue has not been reported as a problem/trend.
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
07/28/201047000
 The totally integrated power module on left side of the engine compartment is not working. so ,the brake lights & horn do not work . however, the individual component was tested the brake lights & horn work individually. i dont know how long i have been driving like this but one of my co workers told me my brake lights were out because he almost hit me in the rear. this part is not covered under warranty because it is not part of the engine. it will cost apprx. $820 for repair. which i cannot afford at this time. i am reporting this because it is a safety issue driving without brake lights or a horn. someone can get seriously hurt or possibly die from driving like this.
07/28/201047000
 The totally integrated power module on left side of the engine compartment is not working. so ,the brake lights & horn do not work . however, the individual component was tested the brake lights & horn work individually. i dont know how long i have been driving like this but one of my co workers told me my brake lights were out because he almost hit me in the rear. this part is not covered under warranty because it is not part of the engine. it will cost apprx. $820 for repair. which i cannot afford at this time. i am reporting this because it is a safety issue driving without brake lights or a horn. someone can get seriously hurt or possibly die from driving like this.
07/28/201047000
 The totally integrated power module on left side of the engine compartment is not working. so ,the brake lights & horn do not work . however, the individual component was tested the brake lights & horn work individually. i dont know how long i have been driving like this but one of my co workers told me my brake lights were out because he almost hit me in the rear. this part is not covered under warranty because it is not part of the engine. it will cost apprx. $820 for repair. which i cannot afford at this time. i am reporting this because it is a safety issue driving without brake lights or a horn. someone can get seriously hurt or possibly die from driving like this.
07/28/201047000
 The totally integrated power module on left side of the engine compartment is not working. so ,the brake lights & horn do not work . however, the individual component was tested the brake lights & horn work individually. i dont know how long i have been driving like this but one of my co workers told me my brake lights were out because he almost hit me in the rear. this part is not covered under warranty because it is not part of the engine. it will cost apprx. $820 for repair. which i cannot afford at this time. i am reporting this because it is a safety issue driving without brake lights or a horn. someone can get seriously hurt or possibly die from driving like this.
09/01/201045000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber. i can remove the key from the ignition without putting the car in park. this allows the car to roll when it is not on. this is a safety concern, as i have on multiple occasions exited the car, at which time it begins to roll away. there is currently a recall for certain 2010 chrysler products (nhtsa campaign #10v200000). i believe this should be extended to include 2007, if not the years in between as well.
09/01/201045000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber. i can remove the key from the ignition without putting the car in park. this allows the car to roll when it is not on. this is a safety concern, as i have on multiple occasions exited the car, at which time it begins to roll away. there is currently a recall for certain 2010 chrysler products (nhtsa campaign #10v200000). i believe this should be extended to include 2007, if not the years in between as well.
09/01/201045000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber. i can remove the key from the ignition without putting the car in park. this allows the car to roll when it is not on. this is a safety concern, as i have on multiple occasions exited the car, at which time it begins to roll away. there is currently a recall for certain 2010 chrysler products (nhtsa campaign #10v200000). i believe this should be extended to include 2007, if not the years in between as well.
09/01/201045000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber. i can remove the key from the ignition without putting the car in park. this allows the car to roll when it is not on. this is a safety concern, as i have on multiple occasions exited the car, at which time it begins to roll away. there is currently a recall for certain 2010 chrysler products (nhtsa campaign #10v200000). i believe this should be extended to include 2007, if not the years in between as well.
04/04/201042000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximate 30 mph the vehicle stalled and the transmission light comes on. she pulled over and waited for 20 minutes and the vehicle started as normal. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer replaced the computer chip. the failure happen a week later and the vehicle was taken back to dealer and she was advised that they did not know how to fix the failure. she then took the vehicle to another dealer and they replaced the transmission. two weeks later the vehicle stalled again. the contact stated the dealership advised her that they would call her when special technicians came from chrysler, they never called her. the failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 43,000. vwb
06/01/201045000
 I bought a 2007 dodge caliber in april 08, it had 12,00 miles on it. it now has 70,000 miles. it is making a loud clicking noise in the front end. i can feel it in the steering wheel and on the floor board whenever i make a turn or go over a bump. i do not have a warranty, and the dealer wants 75.00 just to look at the car. also, while driving with my small child, my turn signals, high beam headlights, and wipers just stopped working. i have looked at hundreds of other complaints about these same issues, but i do not know of any recalls for these same issues. this is an extreme safety issue while driving. i am not sure how i will be able to pay for these problems with the car. wondering how dodge can get away with these same issues happening with thousands of calibers and them not be held liable to fix it at their cost? will never buy a dodge again! thank you, and i hope to see recalls very soon for these issues!
04/04/201042000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximate 30 mph the vehicle stalled and the transmission light comes on. she pulled over and waited for 20 minutes and the vehicle started as normal. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer replaced the computer chip. the failure happen a week later and the vehicle was taken back to dealer and she was advised that they did not know how to fix the failure. she then took the vehicle to another dealer and they replaced the transmission. two weeks later the vehicle stalled again. the contact stated the dealership advised her that they would call her when special technicians came from chrysler, they never called her. the failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 43,000. vwb
06/01/201045000
 I bought a 2007 dodge caliber in april 08, it had 12,00 miles on it. it now has 70,000 miles. it is making a loud clicking noise in the front end. i can feel it in the steering wheel and on the floor board whenever i make a turn or go over a bump. i do not have a warranty, and the dealer wants 75.00 just to look at the car. also, while driving with my small child, my turn signals, high beam headlights, and wipers just stopped working. i have looked at hundreds of other complaints about these same issues, but i do not know of any recalls for these same issues. this is an extreme safety issue while driving. i am not sure how i will be able to pay for these problems with the car. wondering how dodge can get away with these same issues happening with thousands of calibers and them not be held liable to fix it at their cost? will never buy a dodge again! thank you, and i hope to see recalls very soon for these issues!
04/04/201042000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximate 30 mph the vehicle stalled and the transmission light comes on. she pulled over and waited for 20 minutes and the vehicle started as normal. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer replaced the computer chip. the failure happen a week later and the vehicle was taken back to dealer and she was advised that they did not know how to fix the failure. she then took the vehicle to another dealer and they replaced the transmission. two weeks later the vehicle stalled again. the contact stated the dealership advised her that they would call her when special technicians came from chrysler, they never called her. the failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 43,000. vwb
06/01/201045000
 I bought a 2007 dodge caliber in april 08, it had 12,00 miles on it. it now has 70,000 miles. it is making a loud clicking noise in the front end. i can feel it in the steering wheel and on the floor board whenever i make a turn or go over a bump. i do not have a warranty, and the dealer wants 75.00 just to look at the car. also, while driving with my small child, my turn signals, high beam headlights, and wipers just stopped working. i have looked at hundreds of other complaints about these same issues, but i do not know of any recalls for these same issues. this is an extreme safety issue while driving. i am not sure how i will be able to pay for these problems with the car. wondering how dodge can get away with these same issues happening with thousands of calibers and them not be held liable to fix it at their cost? will never buy a dodge again! thank you, and i hope to see recalls very soon for these issues!
04/04/201042000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximate 30 mph the vehicle stalled and the transmission light comes on. she pulled over and waited for 20 minutes and the vehicle started as normal. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer replaced the computer chip. the failure happen a week later and the vehicle was taken back to dealer and she was advised that they did not know how to fix the failure. she then took the vehicle to another dealer and they replaced the transmission. two weeks later the vehicle stalled again. the contact stated the dealership advised her that they would call her when special technicians came from chrysler, they never called her. the failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 43,000. vwb
06/01/201045000
 I bought a 2007 dodge caliber in april 08, it had 12,00 miles on it. it now has 70,000 miles. it is making a loud clicking noise in the front end. i can feel it in the steering wheel and on the floor board whenever i make a turn or go over a bump. i do not have a warranty, and the dealer wants 75.00 just to look at the car. also, while driving with my small child, my turn signals, high beam headlights, and wipers just stopped working. i have looked at hundreds of other complaints about these same issues, but i do not know of any recalls for these same issues. this is an extreme safety issue while driving. i am not sure how i will be able to pay for these problems with the car. wondering how dodge can get away with these same issues happening with thousands of calibers and them not be held liable to fix it at their cost? will never buy a dodge again! thank you, and i hope to see recalls very soon for these issues!
06/01/201045000
 I bought a 2007 dodge caliber in april 08, it had 12,00 miles on it. it now has 70,000 miles. it is making a loud clicking noise in the front end. i can feel it in the steering wheel and on the floor board whenever i make a turn or go over a bump. i do not have a warranty, and the dealer wants 75.00 just to look at the car. also, while driving with my small child, my turn signals, high beam headlights, and wipers just stopped working. i have looked at hundreds of other complaints about these same issues, but i do not know of any recalls for these same issues. this is an extreme safety issue while driving. i am not sure how i will be able to pay for these problems with the car. wondering how dodge can get away with these same issues happening with thousands of calibers and them not be held liable to fix it at their cost? will never buy a dodge again! thank you, and i hope to see recalls very soon for these issues!
03/15/2009570001
 Positive battery post on original manufacturer battery came loose from body and released battery acid into engine compartment. battery acid ate through protective coating on wires to main electrical and caused car to stall and malfunction. *tr
05/30/2009757491
 On saturday, 5/30/09, while driving dodge caliber 2007 back home, all instrument gauges needles suddenly and erratically swing up and down. i started smelling a rotten-egg sulfur odor and experienced mild throat and lung irritation. as soon as i arrived home, with engine still running, i started investigating the cause of gauges needles erratic motion and source of sulfur odor. first, i checked the recently replaced manufacturer original alternator, which has recently catastrophically failed. please see recently filed 5/16/09, nhtsa safety complaint, odi #10268931. after i verified that the new alternator was working correctly, i started sniffing and tracing the source of sulfur odor. first, i thought odor was coming from computer module; then, i thought it was coming from fuse box next to computer module. as i sniffed closer to fuse box, under plastic engine air intake manifold, i noticed battery squirting boiling-steaming sulfuric acid. i found the source of rotten-egg sulfur odor. i removed the air intake manifold to fully expose the battery and take photos. luckily, i only suffered mild irritation to my throat and lungs, but i could have been fatally exposed to sulfuric acid gas poisoning, or battery could have exploded with fatal outcome. photos and battery are available for your review. i don not know if unsafe catastrophic failure of original manufacturer alternator caused this unsafe catastrophic failure of manufacturer original battery or vice-versa. *tr
05/16/2009780001
 March 13, 2009, i purchased a used dodge caliber 2007. few weeks later, i starter hearing noise which kept increasing in intensity as the days went by. i thought it was probably a loose or bad serpentine belt tensioner or idler. on may 17, while driving the car back home, the abs, air bag, battery, and check engine lights turn on. at home in the driveway, with engine running, when i opened the hood, i noticed sparks around the alternator area. i thought it was the serpentine belt touching a loose metal that was creating the sparks. today, may 16, i removed the alternator and noticed the alternator windings arced and melted the copper wire windings and the aluminum housing. i have the alternator and pictures readily available for your evaluation. i did a google search and discovered that other dodge cavalier owners have experience the same premature catastrophic failure of the alternator. this catastrophic failure is very unsafe and could have resulted in fire, explosion, accident, and fatalities. there are no known recalls related to this dangerous alternator failure. *tr
01/08/2007106/16/2006
 2007 dodge caliber have had this car since june 2006. in the 14 months i have had it on average it seems at least once a month i have to take time out of my schedule/work to go to the dealership drop it off and explain the same repeat problems. this not only takes time but i also have to make other arrangements for transportaion. the car has had a grinding type noise upon ignition since i bought it along with the engine constantly wanting to stall upon slow down or complete stops and then trying to accelorate again. this has caused me to nearly be rearended and or hit numerous times. each time i have had it in the service center i am told the grinding noise can not be detected. i pick the car up and no sooner than i get home and leave again it happens. as for the stalling i was told it was the power controll module and it was replaced and they considered it repaired. this was in january, it is september and still this is happening more and more often. i have had it back numerous times. there are many other problems with this vehicle that the service center has told me was'nt a problem or they have corrected and it continues. *tr
10/09/2006710409/15/2006
 I just recently purchased a 2007 dodge caliber. it has been less than 30 days since i have had the car. the car was a nice vehicle, until one day coming home from heidelberg, germany. i was on autobahn 656 between heidelberg and mannheim. i was in the left lane driving about 70 k/hr. i went to turn on my headlights and as i did the entire dashboard panel went blank. all meters (odometer, tacometer, and speedometer) dropped to zero, but they quickly came back on. when they returned to normal, the transmission had shifted into neutral, causing me to nearly get rear-ended by a car traveling behind me. i was unable to shift back into drive. i changed lanes and got to the shoulder and shut off the car. when i shut it off and let it sit for about 5 minutes, i restarted the car and was able to put it back into drive. but when i had started the car, the malfunction light had turned on and would not extinguish. i was able to drive the car back to my apartment and let it be parked. when i returned to the house, i tried to restart it and the malfunction light had went out. my wife then drove the car back to the car lot on tuesday morning. i had talked to customer service, a one lawson@militarycars.com, i explained to him that i felt the car is an unsafe car. yes, i understand that you deserve the chance to fix the problem. but who is to say that the problem will be fixed correctly and that it won't happen again. what if my wife and myself don't find out that it wasn't perfectly fixed until it's too late. if i'm driving and i have an accident, do you want to be the one to explain to my family why you would not take my car on a return because it's unsafe? i have always purchased dodge vehicles. i don't like driving anything but a dodge. i don't blame anyone at miliatary car sales or even dodge. but i do not want this unsafe vehicle. our lives hang in your hands make us keep an unsafe car or let us return it today 13 oct 2007 at 1743. *nm
06/15/2006430506/10/2006
 The first week i heard a hard & solid click noise coming from the rear of the vehicle 6-15-06. on 6-18-06 while in stand-still traffic the vehicles oil light lit up & chimed prior to the engine stalling & in neutral with the clutch to the floor. on 6-19-06 i took it in to the shop. john and i returned to the dealership 6-22-06 spoke with bob corlette about the multiple mechanical failures. we were told by bob that there is nothing that they can do. we spoke with david tindale (who provided the owners manual) & who reassured both of us that the problems would either be fixed or if they couldn't be fixed that they would be able to enact the lemon law & replace this car with a new one. i dropped the vehicle off the following week 6-26-06, len thomas said the stalling problem could not be duplicated. since picking up my vehicle, over the last 2 weeks the vehicle has still stalled at least 8-10 times. i received a call from lori at the dealership on a follow up to my service where she stated she too heard the clicking noise since she drove the vehicle. she also stated that the vehicle stalled on her while at a red light, but wrote it off to possibly her error and so this was not documented to service. on 7-12-06 w/ len thomas & david tindale to please call me back in reference to what lori stated about the stalling problem. i called and sp/ w david tindale & len thomas about these mechanical issues 7-13-06. i also followed up w/ a chrysler customer assistance request 7-13-06 file number 15156132. len thomas called after speaking with chrysler about the problems and found that there were 4 other 2007 dodge calibers in the us that have been exhibiting the same stalling problems. furthermore, while sitting idle in traffic my speedometer display races up to 20 mph and back to 0 and races to 40 mph and back to 0. this has now occurred approx. 6 times in the past few weeks. i reported this new mechanical failure to len thomas 7-20-06. *jb
05/10/2006200303/28/2006
 At 200 miles, my car's engine started to rattle and my power lock had a short. i called and called the dealership until 1000 miles later they checked the problem. they gave me an excuse for the motor rattling was that there was such thing as winter and summer fuel and that i should change gasoline stations and brands to see if that would correct the problem. i followed their instructions and went practically all over town gashing up. i just had it checked again at 1527 miles, the noise got worst. the motor rattles when i accelerate and when it also reaches the regular temperature. in the morning when my engine is still cold it doesn't rattle but as soon as it reaches the regular temperature it starts rattling. my motor rattles a lot worst. yesterday at 1430 miles as i was waiting for the light to turn green, my car was going to stall. my rpm gauge went down and then went back up. i got the same excuse once again that it was the type of fuel and that there existed no repair for this problem. the service manager said the car is working the way it was designed and it is all through computers now, dodge fixes the problems and sends us the software and we hook up to your car. in the mean time, there is no repair available and it will eventually get repaired. the only thing they did was add a mopar fuel additive but i still hear the noise. i have used regular, mid-grade, and premium and used different stations and fuel companies and the problem still exists. the rattling is so bad that not even with the ac full blast can you tune it out. as far as the power lock is concerned it was repaired, they said it had a short. the bad thing is that there are no other power locks but the only one on the driver side. as far as safety is concerned,you are unable to open the rear passenger doors or the rear door, as they have no power locks you have to do this manually. i had to teach my child to pull on the lock in order to open the door in the mean time this got fixed. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
03/10/200829558104/15/2007
 The dealer has had my vehicle a total of 27 days not including the days it is currently at the dealership in 6 occurrences. all occurrences have been electrical problems. because of the severity of the problems my wife does not any longer feel safe driving the car with my children fearing it will either leave her stranded or even worse catch on fire while driving it. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
05/01/201060000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 25-30 mph, the contact stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck when it was depressed and the vehicle accelerated up to 80 mph. when the contact applied the brakes, the vehicle did not slow down. the steering wheel would not move and the gear shift lever would not shift into park. when she applied the emergency brake, the vehicle spun over a sidewalk into a parking lot. the identical failure occurred when she attempted to restart the vehicle; therefore, she towed the vehicle to an authorized dealer. two months prior to the failure, the keys became stuck in the ignition for thirty minutes. the dealer had not informed the contact what caused the failure to occur. the contact stated that she experienced headaches and neck pain after the failure occurred. the current and failure mileages were approximately 60,000.
03/10/200829558104/15/2007
 The dealer has had my vehicle a total of 27 days not including the days it is currently at the dealership in 6 occurrences. all occurrences have been electrical problems. because of the severity of the problems my wife does not any longer feel safe driving the car with my children fearing it will either leave her stranded or even worse catch on fire while driving it. *tr
01/08/2007106/16/2006
 2007 dodge caliber have had this car since june 2006. in the 14 months i have had it on average it seems at least once a month i have to take time out of my schedule/work to go to the dealership drop it off and explain the same repeat problems. this not only takes time but i also have to make other arrangements for transportaion. the car has had a grinding type noise upon ignition since i bought it along with the engine constantly wanting to stall upon slow down or complete stops and then trying to accelorate again. this has caused me to nearly be rearended and or hit numerous times. each time i have had it in the service center i am told the grinding noise can not be detected. i pick the car up and no sooner than i get home and leave again it happens. as for the stalling i was told it was the power controll module and it was replaced and they considered it repaired. this was in january, it is september and still this is happening more and more often. i have had it back numerous times. there are many other problems with this vehicle that the service center has told me was'nt a problem or they have corrected and it continues. *tr
09/05/20062500806/15/2006
 2007 dodge caliber 1.8 liter 5 speed stalls at idle in traffic or when coasting to a stop. when this happens power steering and brakes no longer work. i took it to the dealer and they found nothing. i almost ran into a wall the last time it stalled there is no warning, like you shut of the key. it will restart no problem but there is a potential for a rear end crash at stop lights. *nm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - SOFTWARE
03/10/200829558104/15/2007
 The dealer has had my vehicle a total of 27 days not including the days it is currently at the dealership in 6 occurrences. all occurrences have been electrical problems. because of the severity of the problems my wife does not any longer feel safe driving the car with my children fearing it will either leave her stranded or even worse catch on fire while driving it. *tr
10/18/20075200205/18/2007
 My 2007 dodge caliber has an off idle hesitation when you start to pull a way from a stop light, the car also has a cracking/snapping sound coming from the lower right corner of the windshield when going over small bumps or cracks in the road this accrues at any speed the car also makes a rattling noise when it is first started and continues until the car warms up,this happens in warm or cool temperatures, also the rear door speakers are rattling and i do not listen to loud music the car has 7500 miles on it. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
03/10/200829558104/15/2007
 The dealer has had my vehicle a total of 27 days not including the days it is currently at the dealership in 6 occurrences. all occurrences have been electrical problems. because of the severity of the problems my wife does not any longer feel safe driving the car with my children fearing it will either leave her stranded or even worse catch on fire while driving it. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
10/18/20075200205/18/2007
 My 2007 dodge caliber has an off idle hesitation when you start to pull a way from a stop light, the car also has a cracking/snapping sound coming from the lower right corner of the windshield when going over small bumps or cracks in the road this accrues at any speed the car also makes a rattling noise when it is first started and continues until the car warms up,this happens in warm or cool temperatures, also the rear door speakers are rattling and i do not listen to loud music the car has 7500 miles on it. *tr