Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
08-007-0803/04/200810024966No engine crank or no engine start due to electronic lockup of the wcm/skreem. *nj06/11/2008
180340705/17/200710021983Mil/etc illumination with dtc p2174. *kb06/27/2007
3810/01/200610020561Engine camshaft cap bolts may not have been adequately tightened. this problem may cause damage to the camshaft bearing and/or the camshaft. *kb11/16/2006
0602610/01/20060602610020191Front cam bearing cap bolts loose. *tt08/09/2006

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
07/16/2012625241
 After two sets of tires we were told the lower ball joints had to be replaced on front end. had to park the car and wait a week before the parts came in. we were told it wasn't safe to drive and there should be a recall due to the many problems of this nature. also the water pump had to be replaced two months prior to this problem. this vehicle was serviced each time at the dodge dealer who informed us these problem should not have happen so soon. *tr
07/16/2012625241
 After two sets of tires we were told the lower ball joints had to be replaced on front end. had to park the car and wait a week before the parts came in. we were told it wasn't safe to drive and there should be a recall due to the many problems of this nature. also the water pump had to be replaced two months prior to this problem. this vehicle was serviced each time at the dodge dealer who informed us these problem should not have happen so soon. *tr
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
08/01/201141000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control failed and the throttle light illuminated intermittently. the contact also stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle decelerated to 45 mph and stalled. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed. the contact was not sure if the electronic throttle control failure caused the vehicle to stall. the manufacture was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 67,793. sm.
08/01/201141000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control failed and the throttle light illuminated intermittently. the contact also stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle decelerated to 45 mph and stalled. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed. the contact was not sure if the electronic throttle control failure caused the vehicle to stall. the manufacture was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 67,793. sm.
08/01/201141000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control failed and the throttle light illuminated intermittently. the contact also stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle decelerated to 45 mph and stalled. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed. the contact was not sure if the electronic throttle control failure caused the vehicle to stall. the manufacture was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 67,793. sm.
08/01/201141000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated the vehicle electronic throttle control failed, the throttle light illuminated intermittently. the contact also stated that while driving at 70mph the speed decreased to 45mph, and the vehicle stalled. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. the contact was not sure if the electronic throttle control failure caused the vehicle to stall. the manufacture was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 67,793. li
12/19/201160000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 40 mph when the engine stalled and failed to restart. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileages were 60,000.
12/19/201160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 40 mph when the engine stalled and failed to restart. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileages were 60,000. kmj
12/19/201160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 40mph when the engine shut down and failed to restart. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 60,000. rds
12/19/201160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 40mph when the engine shut down and failed to restart. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 60,000. rds
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.
10/13/201198401
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. during a failed inspection, the contact stated that the engine light illuminated on the instrument panel of the vehicle. also, the vehicle would wobble while driving at normal speeds. a local mechanic diagnosed the vehicle as needing new struts. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the defect. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 98,401. kmj
10/13/201198401
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. during a failed inspection, the contact stated that the engine light illuminated on the instrument panel of the vehicle. also, the vehicle would wobble while driving at normal speeds. a local mechanic diagnosed the vehicle as needing new struts. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the defect. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 98,401. kmj
10/13/201198401
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. during a failed inspection, the contact stated that the engine light illuminated on the instrument panel of the vehicle. also, the vehicle would wabble while driving at normal speeds. a local mechanic diagnosed the vehicle would need new struts. the dealer nor manufacturer were notified of the defect. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 98,401. nw
10/13/201198401
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. during a failed inspection, the contact stated that the engine light illuminated on the instrument panel of the vehicle. also, the vehicle would wabble while driving at normal speeds. a local mechanic diagnosed the vehicle would need new struts. the dealer nor manufacturer were notified of the defect. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 98,401. nw
10/18/20078000
 While driving on suburban roads car would lose all power and almost stall, a red lighting bolt would appear on instrument panel. vehicle taken to dealership throttle body replaced and pcm flashed. second incident occured about one year later, this time on the freeway at approx 65mph lose of all power almost stall. car taken to dealer, throttle body was not replaced however pcm was again flashed. third occurence happend 09/18/11 issue was present in both city driving and freeway driving again taken to dealership and throttle body needs to be replaced and pcm flashed. this failure is highly dangerous due to the fact that is happens without warning on both city and highway driving.
10/18/20078000
 While driving on suburban roads car would lose all power and almost stall, a red lighting bolt would appear on instrument panel. vehicle taken to dealership throttle body replaced and pcm flashed. second incident occured about one year later, this time on the freeway at approx 65mph lose of all power almost stall. car taken to dealer, throttle body was not replaced however pcm was again flashed. third occurence happend 09/18/11 issue was present in both city driving and freeway driving again taken to dealership and throttle body needs to be replaced and pcm flashed. this failure is highly dangerous due to the fact that is happens without warning on both city and highway driving.
10/18/20078000
 While driving on suburban roads car would lose all power and almost stall, a red lighting bolt would appear on instrument panel. vehicle taken to dealership throttle body replaced and pcm flashed. second incident occured about one year later, this time on the freeway at approx 65mph lose of all power almost stall. car taken to dealer, throttle body was not replaced however pcm was again flashed. third occurence happend 09/18/11 issue was present in both city driving and freeway driving again taken to dealership and throttle body needs to be replaced and pcm flashed. this failure is highly dangerous due to the fact that is happens without warning on both city and highway driving.
10/18/20078000
 While driving on suburban roads car would lose all power and almost stall, a red lighting bolt would appear on instrument panel. vehicle taken to dealership throttle body replaced and pcm flashed. second incident occured about one year later, this time on the freeway at approx 65mph lose of all power almost stall. car taken to dealer, throttle body was not replaced however pcm was again flashed. third occurence happend 09/18/11 issue was present in both city driving and freeway driving again taken to dealership and throttle body needs to be replaced and pcm flashed. this failure is highly dangerous due to the fact that is happens without warning on both city and highway driving.
10/18/20078000
 While driving on suburban roads car would lose all power and almost stall, a red lighting bolt would appear on instrument panel. vehicle taken to dealership throttle body replaced and pcm flashed. second incident occured about one year later, this time on the freeway at approx 65mph lose of all power almost stall. car taken to dealer, throttle body was not replaced however pcm was again flashed. third occurence happend 09/18/11 issue was present in both city driving and freeway driving again taken to dealership and throttle body needs to be replaced and pcm flashed. this failure is highly dangerous due to the fact that is happens without warning on both city and highway driving.
10/18/20078000
 While driving on suburban roads car would lose all power and almost stall, a red lighting bolt would appear on instrument panel. vehicle taken to dealership throttle body replaced and pcm flashed. second incident occured about one year later, this time on the freeway at approx 65mph lose of all power almost stall. car taken to dealer, throttle body was not replaced however pcm was again flashed. third occurence happend 09/18/11 issue was present in both city driving and freeway driving again taken to dealership and throttle body needs to be replaced and pcm flashed. this failure is highly dangerous due to the fact that is happens without warning on both city and highway driving.
04/26/201171000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while attempting to pull into the drive, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled when the ecu light illuminated. the dealer advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer advised the contact to call the local dealer for service and advised him that there were no recalls. the vehicle had not been repaired or diagnosed. the current and failure mileages were approximately 71,000. bw
04/26/201171000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while attempting to pull into the drive, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled when the ecu light illuminated. the dealer advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer advised the contact to call the local dealer for service and advised him that there were no recalls. the vehicle had not been repaired or diagnosed. the current and failure mileages were approximately 71,000. bw
04/26/201171000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while attempting to pull into the drive, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled when the ecu light illuminated. the dealer advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer advised the contact to call the local dealer for service and advised him that there were no recalls. the vehicle had not been repaired or diagnosed. the current and failure mileages were approximately 71,000. bw
04/26/201171000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while attempting to pull into the drive, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled when the ecu light illuminated. the dealer advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer advised the contact to call the local dealer for service and advised him that there were no recalls. the vehicle had not been repaired or diagnosed. the current and failure mileages were approximately 71,000. bw
03/13/201125000
 Driving on fast lane loss of engine power turning right, ongoing problem since car was bought, could eventually cause an accident, car starts jittering, cannot keep driving it and have to park car on the side road hoping the problems goe away.
03/13/201125000
 Driving on fast lane loss of engine power turning right, ongoing problem since car was bought, could eventually cause an accident, car starts jittering, cannot keep driving it and have to park car on the side road hoping the problems goe away.
03/13/201125000
 Driving on fast lane loss of engine power turning right, ongoing problem since car was bought, could eventually cause an accident, car starts jittering, cannot keep driving it and have to park car on the side road hoping the problems goe away.
03/13/201125000
 Driving on fast lane loss of engine power turning right, ongoing problem since car was bought, could eventually cause an accident, car starts jittering, cannot keep driving it and have to park car on the side road hoping the problems goe away.
03/13/201125000
 Driving on fast lane loss of engine power turning right, ongoing problem since car was bought, could eventually cause an accident, car starts jittering, cannot keep driving it and have to park car on the side road hoping the problems goe away.
12/15/200968000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 50-55 mph, the vehicle began to shake abnormally. as the contact decelerated, the vehicle exhibited an unusual noise from the passenger side of the vehicle near the front brake. the vehicle was taken to the dealer yet the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure persisted and the vehicle was taken to the dealer three times for the failure. on the third visit, the dealer replaced the front bushings, front bearing and other unknown repairs but to no avail. the failure persisted and the vehicle was taken to the dealer several times but never repaired. on one occasion, the vehicle stalled without warning and the vehicle was towed to the dealer but not repaired because they were unable to duplicate or diagnose a failure. the failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 74,000.
03/13/201125000
 Driving on fast lane loss of engine power turning right, ongoing problem since car was bought, could eventually cause an accident, car starts jittering, cannot keep driving it and have to park car on the side road hoping the problems goe away.
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 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.
06/20/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. after driving the vehicle for a two hour period, the contact stated the vehicle would begin to run hot then the vehicle would stall. the contact stated after waiting for 25 minutes, the vehicle would start back up. the contact spoke with the dealer who advised the repair would be $550. the current and failure miles were not available. aa
09/06/20061000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while the contact was driving approximately 55 mph the oil warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel, followed by a sudden engine stall. the engine restarted after waiting a period of ten minutes. the failure occurred intermittently. also, on a separate occasion the brakes failed to respond with excessive force engaged and then the engine stalled. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. the technician was unable to locate a problem. the vehicle had been taken to authorized on several separate occasions for the identical failures in which both tie rods and an unknown sensor were replaced. the manufacturer was notified who advised the contact to take the vehicle back to an authorized dealer for diagnosis and repair. the failure mileage was 1,000.
07/17/200620207/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. during initial takeoff, the vehicle would lose power and stall. on other occasions, while driving 5 mph, the vehicle would completely shut off or hesitate for a long period of time. the failure was intermittent and could not be duplicated. the vehicle could almost be restarted immediately after the failures. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer over ten times, but they could never duplicate the issue. the manufacturer offered no assistance. the current mileage was approximately 53,000 and failure mileage was approximately 20. updated 01/07/09. *lj the consumer stated the vehicle would stall when the clutch was pushed in, or just running in neutral. the rpm's would fluctuate when idling. updated 01/08/09. *jb
06/02/200812981
 I drive a 2007 dodge caliber. it had 9,125 miles on the odometer at the time of purchase. it currently has 13,001 miles on it. i have owned it for 2 months. several times the engine has stalled while i've had it in neutral or reverse. i've mentioned it to the dealership when it first occurred. they had me bring the car in to get it looked at but they said they found nothing wrong with the vehicle. it has been one month since they have looked at the vehicle and the same situation has been occurring repeatedly. *tr
11/30/20071
 My 2007 dodge caliber has been in and out of the shop 8 times (invoices enclosed). and 5 of the complaints were about the rattling my engine was making. nov 11 ? rattling on passenger side also a ticking noise in the passenger side. result: tech found missing bolt on fender causing the rattle. nov 30 ? rattling noise in engine area; also rattling noise when on incline and accelerates result: no service performed ? unable to duplicate. march 28, 2008 ? engine making noise rattling noise on the passenger side. result: no service provided ? unable to duplicate customer concerned, they suggested a part for my vehicle. they ordered it and called me when the part was at the shop.) april 12, 2008 -they replace the exhaust mid-pipe isolator, re-torqued the mid-pipe clamp. april 17, 2008 ? i told them the car is still making rattling noises and they typed ? customer states veh. making noise in front of the veh. result: they erased & reprogrammed gpec powertrain control module with new software. they told me my car was fixed i took it on a test drive. they did not fix the problem. i never took the car home with me. it stayed in the shop for another week.) april 23, 2008 ? customer states veh. making rumbling noise at 1500 rpm. (this has been the same complaint over and over again.) result: idler pulleys causing excessive vibration. replacement of the idler pulleys. now, the rattling is minimal, however i still hear it, constantly, and the nerve wrecking ticking on the passengers side of the car. i told them now that the rattling is minimal the engine still does not sound right (straining) and now there are other noises that can be heard while driving. this car has cut off on me while making a turn and has almost stalled on me, now, three times.. i wrote daimlerchrysler a third letter -please take action under this act: virginia motor vehicle warranty enforcement act. i hope they take this car back... i don't feel safe driving my daughter or myself around in it. *tr
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
07/18/20061
 While accelerating i was hearing a rattling noise in the engine of the car. there also was a recall on the car regarding a faulty pcm which is supposed to detect an engine thermostat malfunction. i took my car into the dealership for the recall, and they looked at my engine and fixed the rattle which they told me was due to the pcm needing to be reset....i read another complaint about the engine rattle and thought i would put mine in so the person could read this and now that the rattle is actually something due to the recall and not the type of gasoline they were using as they were told. *jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM
08/07/201181000
 I was approching an intersection to make u-turn, when my car went into a stall. the engine sounded to me, as if it was still reving. but my foot wasn't on the pedal. i came to a hault in the middle of the road. put my car in park, tried to restart the vehicle twice. then my car caught fire. in shock i could feel the car getting hot. so i unbuckled my seat belt, and tried to open the door. it wouldn't open. i panicked for my life and proceeded to try and get out the car from the trunk. it wouldn't open either. but a wittness who saw my horrible fate helped me and open the dorr from the outside. i was saved, and relieved. he then ran to his car and got a gallon of water and tried to put out the fire. but the flames were to strong for a gush of water. an other wittness tried to help put out the flames with some more water. still the flames would not die down. so i decided to call 911 and tell them my reason of calling. then the fire and police departments came. they put out the fire. i was relieved but afraid for my. new job that i had to report an absence too, and lost wages for my family care and well being. and my own life threatning ordeal, may have to evaluated for post traumatic stress. i then called my family member to pick me up, and to arrange a tow service. the car was towed to my residence. and is now undergoing an investigative damages and insurance claims.
08/07/201181000
 I was approching an intersection to make u-turn, when my car went into a stall. the engine sounded to me, as if it was still reving. but my foot wasn't on the pedal. i came to a hault in the middle of the road. put my car in park, tried to restart the vehicle twice. then my car caught fire. in shock i could feel the car getting hot. so i unbuckled my seat belt, and tried to open the door. it wouldn't open. i panicked for my life and proceeded to try and get out the car from the trunk. it wouldn't open either. but a wittness who saw my horrible fate helped me and open the dorr from the outside. i was saved, and relieved. he then ran to his car and got a gallon of water and tried to put out the fire. but the flames were to strong for a gush of water. an other wittness tried to help put out the flames with some more water. still the flames would not die down. so i decided to call 911 and tell them my reason of calling. then the fire and police departments came. they put out the fire. i was relieved but afraid for my. new job that i had to report an absence too, and lost wages for my family care and well being. and my own life threatning ordeal, may have to evaluated for post traumatic stress. i then called my family member to pick me up, and to arrange a tow service. the car was towed to my residence. and is now undergoing an investigative damages and insurance claims.
08/07/201181000
 I was approching an intersection to make u-turn, when my car went into a stall. the engine sounded to me, as if it was still reving. but my foot wasn't on the pedal. i came to a hault in the middle of the road. put my car in park, tried to restart the vehicle twice. then my car caught fire. in shock i could feel the car getting hot. so i unbuckled my seat belt, and tried to open the door. it wouldn't open. i panicked for my life and proceeded to try and get out the car from the trunk. it wouldn't open either. but a wittness who saw my horrible fate helped me and open the dorr from the outside. i was saved, and relieved. he then ran to his car and got a gallon of water and tried to put out the fire. but the flames were to strong for a gush of water. an other wittness tried to help put out the flames with some more water. still the flames would not die down. so i decided to call 911 and tell them my reason of calling. then the fire and police departments came. they put out the fire. i was relieved but afraid for my. new job that i had to report an absence too, and lost wages for my family care and well being. and my own life threatning ordeal, may have to evaluated for post traumatic stress. i then called my family member to pick me up, and to arrange a tow service. the car was towed to my residence. and is now undergoing an investigative damages and insurance claims.
08/07/201181000
 I was approching an intersection to make u-turn, when my car went into a stall. the engine sounded to me, as if it was still reving. but my foot wasn't on the pedal. i came to a hault in the middle of the road. put my car in park, tried to restart the vehicle twice. then my car caught fire. in shock i could feel the car getting hot. so i unbuckled my seat belt, and tried to open the door. it wouldn't open. i panicked for my life and proceeded to try and get out the car from the trunk. it wouldn't open either. but a wittness who saw my horrible fate helped me and open the dorr from the outside. i was saved, and relieved. he then ran to his car and got a gallon of water and tried to put out the fire. but the flames were to strong for a gush of water. an other wittness tried to help put out the flames with some more water. still the flames would not die down. so i decided to call 911 and tell them my reason of calling. then the fire and police departments came. they put out the fire. i was relieved but afraid for my. new job that i had to report an absence too, and lost wages for my family care and well being. and my own life threatning ordeal, may have to evaluated for post traumatic stress. i then called my family member to pick me up, and to arrange a tow service. the car was towed to my residence. and is now undergoing an investigative damages and insurance claims.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
08/07/201180000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle started to make a loud noise and it stalled. the contact also stated that she tried to restart the vehicle a total of three times and the vehicle caught fire on the last attempt. the fire department was notified and no injuries were reported. the vehicle was declared destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 80,000. sm.
08/07/201180000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle started to make a loud noise and it stalled. the contact also stated that she tried to restart the vehicle a total of three times and the vehicle caught fire on the last attempt. the fire department was notified and no injuries were reported. the vehicle was declared destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 80,000. sm.
08/07/201180000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber rt. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph the vehicle started to make a loud noise and it stalled. the contact mentioned that she tried to start it back up a total of three times, on the last attempt the vehicle caught fire. the fire department was contacted and no injuries were reported. the vehicle was declared destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 80,000. pm
08/07/201180000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber rt. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph the vehicle started to make a loud noise and it stalled. the contact mentioned that she tried to start it back up a total of three times, on the last attempt the vehicle caught fire. the fire department was contacted and no injuries were reported. the vehicle was declared destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 80,000. pm
08/07/201180000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber rt. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph the vehicle started to make a loud noise and it stalled. the contact mentioned that she tried to start it back up a total of three times, on the last attempt the vehicle caught fire. the fire department was contacted and no injuries were reported. the vehicle was declared destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 80,000. pm
04/06/201153000
 Engine has constant 'rattle'; sounds just like a diesel engine now. started as a ticking sound while car idled, ticking grew into a growl after starting the car, now roars upon acceleration and grinds/knocks loudly when stopped while in gear--quite embarrassing at red lights. forum has indicated same problem as an alternator pulley. visual inspection detects source of noise on left side of engine (looking in under the hood) where the 7 belts are spinning--hard to tell which one is the culprit but the alternator post makes sense. please visit that particular comment at http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx?14@414.tyhoaedijxu@.f0f6bb2/187#msg187; and that was page 20! many owners are experiencing this problem, and now i'm afraid to drive on the highway in fear of a breakdown or power loss (i've lived through one of those before by the grace of god). that site recommended that i post the complaint to you, to do something about it for not only myself (i.e., just take it to the shop and spend money i don't have for workaround fixes that won't solve the problem), but for others who loved the car they purchased but are now regretting their decision (*therefore please issue a recall to encourage daimler chrysler to review their engineering recruitment and performance). thank you for your service and purpose in this economy. :)
04/06/201153000
 Engine has constant 'rattle'; sounds just like a diesel engine now. started as a ticking sound while car idled, ticking grew into a growl after starting the car, now roars upon acceleration and grinds/knocks loudly when stopped while in gear--quite embarrassing at red lights. forum has indicated same problem as an alternator pulley. visual inspection detects source of noise on left side of engine (looking in under the hood) where the 7 belts are spinning--hard to tell which one is the culprit but the alternator post makes sense. please visit that particular comment at http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx?14@414.tyhoaedijxu@.f0f6bb2/187#msg187; and that was page 20! many owners are experiencing this problem, and now i'm afraid to drive on the highway in fear of a breakdown or power loss (i've lived through one of those before by the grace of god). that site recommended that i post the complaint to you, to do something about it for not only myself (i.e., just take it to the shop and spend money i don't have for workaround fixes that won't solve the problem), but for others who loved the car they purchased but are now regretting their decision (*therefore please issue a recall to encourage daimler chrysler to review their engineering recruitment and performance). thank you for your service and purpose in this economy. :)
04/06/201153000
 Engine has constant 'rattle'; sounds just like a diesel engine now. started as a ticking sound while car idled, ticking grew into a growl after starting the car, now roars upon acceleration and grinds/knocks loudly when stopped while in gear--quite embarrassing at red lights. forum has indicated same problem as an alternator pulley. visual inspection detects source of noise on left side of engine (looking in under the hood) where the 7 belts are spinning--hard to tell which one is the culprit but the alternator post makes sense. please visit that particular comment at http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx?14@414.tyhoaedijxu@.f0f6bb2/187#msg187; and that was page 20! many owners are experiencing this problem, and now i'm afraid to drive on the highway in fear of a breakdown or power loss (i've lived through one of those before by the grace of god). that site recommended that i post the complaint to you, to do something about it for not only myself (i.e., just take it to the shop and spend money i don't have for workaround fixes that won't solve the problem), but for others who loved the car they purchased but are now regretting their decision (*therefore please issue a recall to encourage daimler chrysler to review their engineering recruitment and performance). thank you for your service and purpose in this economy. :)
04/06/201153000
 Engine has constant 'rattle'; sounds just like a diesel engine now. started as a ticking sound while car idled, ticking grew into a growl after starting the car, now roars upon acceleration and grinds/knocks loudly when stopped while in gear--quite embarrassing at red lights. forum has indicated same problem as an alternator pulley. visual inspection detects source of noise on left side of engine (looking in under the hood) where the 7 belts are spinning--hard to tell which one is the culprit but the alternator post makes sense. please visit that particular comment at http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx?14@414.tyhoaedijxu@.f0f6bb2/187#msg187; and that was page 20! many owners are experiencing this problem, and now i'm afraid to drive on the highway in fear of a breakdown or power loss (i've lived through one of those before by the grace of god). that site recommended that i post the complaint to you, to do something about it for not only myself (i.e., just take it to the shop and spend money i don't have for workaround fixes that won't solve the problem), but for others who loved the car they purchased but are now regretting their decision (*therefore please issue a recall to encourage daimler chrysler to review their engineering recruitment and performance). thank you for your service and purpose in this economy. :)
04/20/2009440001
 Dodge caliber 2007 with 44,000 miles shows a intake manifold runner stuck open code. will this effect my federal emissions clause and will i be in violation? *tr
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
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
03/06/2007102011/14/2006
 Engine stalls on 1.8l 5 speed manual transmission. since purchasing in nov 2006 the engine has stalled over 20 times in various situations. the common factor is when coming to an idol the rpm's will drop to approximately 500 then come back up to idol at about 800-1000. it usually stalls when in stop and go traffic but has stalled in unsafe conditions at least 5 times. when pushing in the clutch to downshift while making a left hand turn across traffic lanes it has stalled. this caused me to loose power steering and forced me to continue to fight the steering wheel, restart the car and shift into the appropriate gear while broadside to oncoming traffic. i have taken it to the dealer twice and most recently told that dodge says it's the way the electronics for shifting are connected or something of that sort. the engine light has come on twice before and went out the following day. the dealership stated it had stored a stall code. the engine light is back on today. *jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM
05/13/2009590131
 Dear sir or madam i purchased a 2007 dodge caliber in may of 2007 from enterprise rental car agency , i was never told that the vehicle would not have what i now know is called a powertrain warranty. a few months ago i purchased a warranty from a company called us fidelis and needles to say i was on vacation alone and had car trouble and this company would not honor the warranty and to add further insult to injury i was told that the repairs should come from the dodge manufacturer. i am still a single woman living on a fixed income and still paying for this vehicle and have not a clue where or how to have this car repaired. in this tough economic time i have lost my job and my house the only thing left is my car should i now give up on it to? dear sir or madam i writing in regards to this warranty coverage, today is may 13th exactly 60 days from the day i purchased this coverage. i am on vacation and had a problem with my car and was told that i would have to wait 48 hours before some one could come out and inspect my car. i live in maryland and the problem occurred in new jersey while driving back to maryland. i was told that there was nothing that could be done. i informed them that i was alone with not monies to rent a car or get home. i was not offered any assistance. please cancel this coverage and refund the $300.00 that i have paid your company this is not acceptable to me. thank you for leaving me stranded alone with no help at all! the bbb that will handle your complaint is: bbb serving e. missouri & s. illinois (saint louis, mo) 15 sunnen drive, ste. 107 saint louis, mo 63143 phone: (314)645-3300 fax: (314)645-2666 email: bbb@stlouisbbb.org web: http://www.stlouis.bbb.org you may wish to copy or print this information for further reference. all correspondence about your complaint will come from and should be addressed to this bbb. *tr
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
09/15/20070107/18/2007
 Tail pipe of car is cut too short sometimes smell exhaust fumes in car. *jb