Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
080300608/25/20060803006A10021239Powertrain control module initialization. *kb03/23/2007
210130610/05/20062101306A10020093Continuously variable transmission (cvt) automatic shifter diagnostics. *tt07/20/2006
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
1801108 REVB06/18/200810025384Flash: mil illumination with dtc p0139 or 02270. this bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the powertrain control module (pcm). *pe08/05/2008
18-011-0803/20/200818-011-08A10024644Flash: mill illumination with dtc p0139 or p2270. *nj05/01/2008
180310704/28/200710021666Erase and reprogram the gpec power train control module (pcm) with new software. *kb06/15/2007
2907/01/200610020250The powertrain control module (pcm) was inadvertently programmed with diagnostic software that is unable to detect an engine thermostat malfunction. emissions recall f29. reprogram pcm - obd thermostat monitor. *tt08/21/2006

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
01/08/2013720001
 I do not know what to think or what to do!!!! i have had multiple issues with my caliber since i purchased it. the first time it happened was back in 2008 or 2009 after i purchased the vehicle and it decided it needed to shut off on me in the middle of the road. a while later the entire electrical system died and i had no dash-lights/headlights/ emergency lights/ wipers/ just keep going with more electrical necessary safety equipment. then another set of issues arose... since we have had multiple parts of the whole car fixed and or replaced most recently the suspension, transmission, and the same sensory that was fixed earlier (crankshaft sensor). now only 4 months since all of those issues were fixed my car is worse then it was before..... driving down the road the vehicle will attempt to stall (as an automatic), the rpms have a mind of their own... oh and don't let me forget that the dealer can find no issues or malfunctions with the vehicle as it does not produce an error code when connected to a diagnostic reader. (just a side note i might be an idiot but a mechanical error will not produce a error code as it is mechanical and not electrical...but i could be mistaken). now what happens the day i am driving down the road with my children and the vehicle decides it is done and shuts off.... i can see that there are multiple complaints about the same issue and there have been no major fixes/recalls/statements. if it is a well known fact that dodge and their cvt transmissions have malfunction issues; why can't there be one swift fix to make the vehicle safe to drive. or since no one has died at the hand of chrysler due to these malfunctions it is not important enough to be addressed? *tr
01/08/2013720001
 I do not know what to think or what to do!!!! i have had multiple issues with my caliber since i purchased it. the first time it happened was back in 2008 or 2009 after i purchased the vehicle and it decided it needed to shut off on me in the middle of the road. a while later the entire electrical system died and i had no dash-lights/headlights/ emergency lights/ wipers/ just keep going with more electrical necessary safety equipment. then another set of issues arose... since we have had multiple parts of the whole car fixed and or replaced most recently the suspension, transmission, and the same sensory that was fixed earlier (crankshaft sensor). now only 4 months since all of those issues were fixed my car is worse then it was before..... driving down the road the vehicle will attempt to stall (as an automatic), the rpms have a mind of their own... oh and don't let me forget that the dealer can find no issues or malfunctions with the vehicle as it does not produce an error code when connected to a diagnostic reader. (just a side note i might be an idiot but a mechanical error will not produce a error code as it is mechanical and not electrical...but i could be mistaken). now what happens the day i am driving down the road with my children and the vehicle decides it is done and shuts off.... i can see that there are multiple complaints about the same issue and there have been no major fixes/recalls/statements. if it is a well known fact that dodge and their cvt transmissions have malfunction issues; why can't there be one swift fix to make the vehicle safe to drive. or since no one has died at the hand of chrysler due to these malfunctions it is not important enough to be addressed? *tr
01/08/201372000
 I do not know what to think or what to do!!!! i have had multiple issues with my caliber since i purchased it. the first time it happened was back in 2008 or 2009 after i purchased the vehicle and it decided it needed to shut off on me in the middle of the road. a while later the entire electrical system died and i had no dash-lights/headlights/ emergency lights/ wipers/ just keep going with more electrical necessary safety equipment. then another set of issues arose... since we have had multiple parts of the whole car fixed and or replaced most recently the suspension, transmission, and the same sensory that was fixed earlier (crankshaft sensor). now only 4 months since all of those issues were fixed my car is worse then it was before..... driving down the road the vehicle will attempt to stall (as an automatic), the rpms have a mind of their own... oh and don't let me forget that the dealer can find no issues or malfunctions with the vehicle as it does not produce an error code when connected to a diagnostic reader. (just a side note i might be an idiot but a mechanical error will not produce a error code as it is mechanical and not electrical...but i could be mistaken). now what happens the day i am driving down the road with my children and the vehicle decides it is done and shuts off.... i can see that there are multiple complaints about the same issue and there have been no major fixes/recalls/statements. if it is a well known fact that dodge and their cvt transmissions have malfunction issues; why can't there be one swift fix to make the vehicle safe to drive. or since no one has died at the hand of chrysler due to these malfunctions it is not important enough to be addressed?
01/08/201372000
 I do not know what to think or what to do!!!! i have had multiple issues with my caliber since i purchased it. the first time it happened was back in 2008 or 2009 after i purchased the vehicle and it decided it needed to shut off on me in the middle of the road. a while later the entire electrical system died and i had no dash-lights/headlights/ emergency lights/ wipers/ just keep going with more electrical necessary safety equipment. then another set of issues arose... since we have had multiple parts of the whole car fixed and or replaced most recently the suspension, transmission, and the same sensory that was fixed earlier (crankshaft sensor). now only 4 months since all of those issues were fixed my car is worse then it was before..... driving down the road the vehicle will attempt to stall (as an automatic), the rpms have a mind of their own... oh and don't let me forget that the dealer can find no issues or malfunctions with the vehicle as it does not produce an error code when connected to a diagnostic reader. (just a side note i might be an idiot but a mechanical error will not produce a error code as it is mechanical and not electrical...but i could be mistaken). now what happens the day i am driving down the road with my children and the vehicle decides it is done and shuts off.... i can see that there are multiple complaints about the same issue and there have been no major fixes/recalls/statements. if it is a well known fact that dodge and their cvt transmissions have malfunction issues; why can't there be one swift fix to make the vehicle safe to drive. or since no one has died at the hand of chrysler due to these malfunctions it is not important enough to be addressed?
09/01/2012740001
 While trying to accelerate on highway vehicle began to jerk and lose speed. now when i press the gas pedal it hesitates and at high speeds jerks and loses power. truck behind me had to slam on brakes and almost caused severe accident. dodge needs to fix immediately. i don't have any money to even try to fix since i don't know where to start. please help all of us dodge caliber owners. *tr
09/01/2012740001
 While trying to accelerate on highway vehicle began to jerk and lose speed. now when i press the gas pedal it hesitates and at high speeds jerks and loses power. truck behind me had to slam on brakes and almost caused severe accident. dodge needs to fix immediately. i don't have any money to even try to fix since i don't know where to start. please help all of us dodge caliber owners. *tr
07/27/20121490001
 Able to shift gears: without pressing the brake and without the car being started, the key only has to be in the on position (not actually started). *tr
07/27/20121490001
 Able to shift gears: without pressing the brake and without the car being started, the key only has to be in the on position (not actually started). *tr
07/27/20121490001
 Able to shift gears: without pressing the brake and without the car being started, the key only has to be in the on position (not actually started). *tr
12/01/2011
 Started hearing grinding noise when car was de-accelerating. brought car to garage where i was told i needed a new transmission. i was told the cvt transmission was a sealed unit so it couldn't be repaired. it took two weeks in a chrysler dealership to get repaired at chrysler's expense (lifetime powertrain warranty). even though the repair was free, i still had to pay for two weeks of car rentals since the dealership did not have any loaner cars available (amazingly there were two in the lot when i picked the car up). this car has been nothing but a nightmare since purchasing in october 2007. seeing all of the other complaints on this site, it still amazes me there hasn't been any recalls for any of the problems associated with this car. but then again the us government owns chrysler..........
12/01/2011
 Started hearing grinding noise when car was de-accelerating. brought car to garage where i was told i needed a new transmission. i was told the cvt transmission was a sealed unit so it couldn't be repaired. it took two weeks in a chrysler dealership to get repaired at chrysler's expense (lifetime powertrain warranty). even though the repair was free, i still had to pay for two weeks of car rentals since the dealership did not have any loaner cars available (amazingly there were two in the lot when i picked the car up). this car has been nothing but a nightmare since purchasing in october 2007. seeing all of the other complaints on this site, it still amazes me there hasn't been any recalls for any of the problems associated with this car. but then again the us government owns chrysler..........
12/01/2011
 Started hearing grinding noise when car was de-accelerating. brought car to garage where i was told i needed a new transmission. i was told the cvt transmission was a sealed unit so it couldn't be repaired. it took two weeks in a chrysler dealership to get repaired at chrysler's expense (lifetime powertrain warranty). even though the repair was free, i still had to pay for two weeks of car rentals since the dealership did not have any loaner cars available (amazingly there were two in the lot when i picked the car up). this car has been nothing but a nightmare since purchasing in october 2007. seeing all of the other complaints on this site, it still amazes me there hasn't been any recalls for any of the problems associated with this car. but then again the us government owns chrysler..........
12/01/2011
 Started hearing grinding noise when car was de-accelerating. brought car to garage where i was told i needed a new transmission. i was told the cvt transmission was a sealed unit so it couldn't be repaired. it took two weeks in a chrysler dealership to get repaired at chrysler's expense (lifetime powertrain warranty). even though the repair was free, i still had to pay for two weeks of car rentals since the dealership did not have any loaner cars available (amazingly there were two in the lot when i picked the car up). this car has been nothing but a nightmare since purchasing in october 2007. seeing all of the other complaints on this site, it still amazes me there hasn't been any recalls for any of the problems associated with this car. but then again the us government owns chrysler..........
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.
11/01/201198000
 While driving on the freeway on the way home, the engine shut off because of the transmission failure. both power steering and brakes were lost. had to quickly get over on the shoulder. fortunately, not a lot of traffic. both my grandchildren were in the car and an accident could have happened....unsafe. took the car in and at 98000 miles was informed i needed a new transmission because the mechanic shop stated the transmission is no good and it needs replaced (diagnostic testing revealed the transmission issue).
11/01/201198000
 While driving on the freeway on the way home, the engine shut off because of the transmission failure. both power steering and brakes were lost. had to quickly get over on the shoulder. fortunately, not a lot of traffic. both my grandchildren were in the car and an accident could have happened....unsafe. took the car in and at 98000 miles was informed i needed a new transmission because the mechanic shop stated the transmission is no good and it needs replaced (diagnostic testing revealed the transmission issue).
11/01/201198000
 While driving on the freeway on the way home, the engine shut off because of the transmission failure. both power steering and brakes were lost. had to quickly get over on the shoulder. fortunately, not a lot of traffic. both my grandchildren were in the car and an accident could have happened....unsafe. took the car in and at 98000 miles was informed i needed a new transmission because the mechanic shop stated the transmission is no good and it needs replaced (diagnostic testing revealed the transmission issue).
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.
07/01/2011110000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 30 mph and the vehicle began to jerk and hesitate to accelerate. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the flow control valve actuator needed to be replaced. the contact was also informed that the replacement parts were on a national back order. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 110,000. kmj
07/01/2011110000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 30 mph and the vehicle began to jerk and hesitate to accelerate. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the flow control valve actuator needed to be replaced. the contact was also informed that the replacement parts were on a national back order. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 110,000. kmj
07/01/2011110000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the driver was driving at various speeds and the vehicle began to jerk and hesitate to accelerate. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the flow control valve actuator needed to be replaced. the contact was also informed that the replacement parts were on a national back order. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 110,000. sm.
07/01/2011110000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the driver was driving at various speeds and the vehicle began to jerk and hesitate to accelerate. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the flow control valve actuator needed to be replaced. the contact was also informed that the replacement parts were on a national back order. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 110,000. sm.
09/05/201175500
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, a howling noise would be heard from the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the vehicle needed new brakes, tie rods and a transmission. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 75,500. kmj
09/05/201175500
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, a howling noise would be heard from the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the vehicle needed new brakes, tie rods and a transmission. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 75,500. kmj
09/05/201175500
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, a howling noise would be heard from the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the vehicle needed new brakes, tie rods and a transmission. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 75,500. kmj
09/05/201175500
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving at all speeds, a howling noise would emit from the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where the contact was informed that the vehicle needed new brakes, tie rods, and a new transmission. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to nhtsa. the failure mileage was 75,500. sm.
06/15/201176000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while parked, the contact attempted to move the gear shifter to drive but it was stuck in park. the contact was able to move the gear shifter after several minutes. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. the approximate failure mileage was 76,000. kmj
06/15/201176000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while parked, the contact attempted to move the gear shifter to drive but it was stuck in park. the contact was able to move the gear shifter after several minutes. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. the approximate failure mileage was 76,000. kmj
06/15/201176000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while parked the contact attempted to move the gear shifter to drive but it was stuck in the park position. after waiting a few minutes the contact was able to move the gear shifter. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 76,000. ds
01/27/2011
 I own a 2007 dodge caliber and i am the original owner. every time i am in the shop, they say the repair is either the throttle body or the pcm and/or the cam. i believe this is connected to the gas pedal control and is a hazardous safety issue. there are several complaints on the internet for similar problems with this car. please look into a recall. here is a link to one place i found people complaining. there were other sites. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx/.f0f6bb2?displayrecent deborah a. noye 914-263-8164
01/27/2011
 I own a 2007 dodge caliber and i am the original owner. every time i am in the shop, they say the repair is either the throttle body or the pcm and/or the cam. i believe this is connected to the gas pedal control and is a hazardous safety issue. there are several complaints on the internet for similar problems with this car. please look into a recall. here is a link to one place i found people complaining. there were other sites. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx/.f0f6bb2?displayrecent deborah a. noye 914-263-8164
01/27/2011
 I own a 2007 dodge caliber and i am the original owner. every time i am in the shop, they say the repair is either the throttle body or the pcm and/or the cam. i believe this is connected to the gas pedal control and is a hazardous safety issue. there are several complaints on the internet for similar problems with this car. please look into a recall. here is a link to one place i found people complaining. there were other sites. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx/.f0f6bb2?displayrecent deborah a. noye 914-263-8164
01/27/2011
 I own a 2007 dodge caliber and i am the original owner. every time i am in the shop, they say the repair is either the throttle body or the pcm and/or the cam. i believe this is connected to the gas pedal control and is a hazardous safety issue. there are several complaints on the internet for similar problems with this car. please look into a recall. here is a link to one place i found people complaining. there were other sites. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx/.f0f6bb2?displayrecent deborah a. noye 914-263-8164
03/18/2007600001
 My dodge caliber 2007 stuck in part. i take it to the dealer but they say i must pay for the repair because the gear box is not part of the transmission. the dodge dealer told me that the chain in the gear box is broken, but i noticed on the internet there a alot of owner have the same problem . i just want to know what i can do to get them (the dodge dealer) to look in this problem (car stuck in park). *tr
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
08/02/201182500
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that there was a knocking noise coming from the hood of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transfer unit was defective and would need to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired but recurred shortly thereafter. the dealer then diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. the repair of the transmission did not remedy the failure. the manufacturer was notified but denied any assistance with repairs. the failure mileage was 82,500 and the current mileage was 83,000. kmj
08/02/201182500
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that there was a knocking noise coming from the hood of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transferred unit was defective and would need to be replaced. the failure was repaired, but the failure recurred. the dealer then diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. the repair of the transmission was not remedied. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. the failure mileage was 82,500 and the current mileage was 83,000.
08/02/201182500
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that there was a knocking noise coming from the hood of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transferred unit was defective and would need to be replaced. the failure was repaired, but the failure recurred. the dealer then diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. the repair of the transmission was not remedied. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. the failure mileage was 82,500 and the current mileage was 83,000.
08/02/201182500
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that there was a knocking noise coming from the hood of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transferred unit was defective and would need to be replaced. the failure was repaired, but the failure recurred. the dealer then diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. the repair of the transmission was not remedied. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. the failure mileage was 82,500 and the current mileage was 83,000.
06/14/201131000
 2007 dodge caliber 2.0 cvt transmission: bought june 13/2007 brand new vin 1b3hb48b77d382770 5 mi on vehicle when purchased we are senior citizens on social security 31,000 miles scraping , grinding noise not brakes- has gotten worse -much worse. grinding starts as soon as car put in gear, worse as speed increases. talked with dodge dealers service departments -in albany ny and baltimore md they know of the problem:turns out to be inside the transmission. not repairable. we were blessed to make it home safe from trip to upstate ny from maryland. eras still ringing 24 hrs later. told out of warranty and cost will be $6,000 to replace transmission!! this is now a well known problem for the 'word class powertrain. daimler chrysler, nissan and hundai - all used this transmission they jointly developed. is ntsb going to demand a recall?? sherman d and camellia taffel 6001 jamina downs columbia md 21045 410-730-6008 410-302-3930 cell
06/14/201131000
 2007 dodge caliber 2.0 cvt transmission: bought june 13/2007 brand new vin 1b3hb48b77d382770 5 mi on vehicle when purchased we are senior citizens on social security 31,000 miles scraping , grinding noise not brakes- has gotten worse -much worse. grinding starts as soon as car put in gear, worse as speed increases. talked with dodge dealers service departments -in albany ny and baltimore md they know of the problem:turns out to be inside the transmission. not repairable. we were blessed to make it home safe from trip to upstate ny from maryland. eras still ringing 24 hrs later. told out of warranty and cost will be $6,000 to replace transmission!! this is now a well known problem for the 'word class powertrain. daimler chrysler, nissan and hundai - all used this transmission they jointly developed. is ntsb going to demand a recall?? sherman d and camellia taffel 6001 jamina downs columbia md 21045 410-730-6008 410-302-3930 cell
06/14/201131000
 2007 dodge caliber 2.0 cvt transmission: bought june 13/2007 brand new vin 1b3hb48b77d382770 5 mi on vehicle when purchased we are senior citizens on social security 31,000 miles scraping , grinding noise not brakes- has gotten worse -much worse. grinding starts as soon as car put in gear, worse as speed increases. talked with dodge dealers service departments -in albany ny and baltimore md they know of the problem:turns out to be inside the transmission. not repairable. we were blessed to make it home safe from trip to upstate ny from maryland. eras still ringing 24 hrs later. told out of warranty and cost will be $6,000 to replace transmission!! this is now a well known problem for the 'word class powertrain. daimler chrysler, nissan and hundai - all used this transmission they jointly developed. is ntsb going to demand a recall?? sherman d and camellia taffel 6001 jamina downs columbia md 21045 410-730-6008 410-302-3930 cell
06/14/201131000
 2007 dodge caliber 2.0 cvt transmission: bought june 13/2007 brand new vin 1b3hb48b77d382770 5 mi on vehicle when purchased we are senior citizens on social security 31,000 miles scraping , grinding noise not brakes- has gotten worse -much worse. grinding starts as soon as car put in gear, worse as speed increases. talked with dodge dealers service departments -in albany ny and baltimore md they know of the problem:turns out to be inside the transmission. not repairable. we were blessed to make it home safe from trip to upstate ny from maryland. eras still ringing 24 hrs later. told out of warranty and cost will be $6,000 to replace transmission!! this is now a well known problem for the 'word class powertrain. daimler chrysler, nissan and hundai - all used this transmission they jointly developed. is ntsb going to demand a recall?? sherman d and camellia taffel 6001 jamina downs columbia md 21045 410-730-6008 410-302-3930 cell
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
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
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
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
05/29/201046000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated while driving at 60 mph the throttle control indicator flashes on the dash board and the vehicle loses acceleration. the braking system is unable to slow the vehicle down which can cause the vehicle to crash. the contact shut the vehicle off while on the highway in traffic. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer informed the contact that the throttle control needs to be replace. the vehicle had the throttle control has been replaced in january of this year. the contact stated this vehicle is unsafe to drive and could have caused a crash while on the highway. the failure mileage was 46,000. jo
11/04/200948585
 4 sets of headlight have blown on the car in the last 6 months. then my gears aren't shifting correctly because it's making a clicking noise which has been heard by several people. also the steering wheel clicks when you turn it on occasions. on a 2007 dodge caliber sxt2.0
09/22/2008160001
 My 2007 caliber has leaking problems, it has been in the shop twice and still not fixed, also i just brought it in for a grinding noise, at 16,000 miles. the dealer 1st told me nothing is wrong come and get it, i did not get it i told them to keep it and drive it 1st thing in the morn. they did and heard the loud vibrating noise. they called me and told me it needed swaybar bushings and a new transmission. this caliber is junk. with each supposed repair for leaking they had my car for 2 weeks total. also this time with the transmission it has be 3 days. i have to pay for a rental car each time. the power door locks make a weird loud noise at times when unlocking the doors. i do not feel safe with my 4 kids in the car with me. i need a safe vehicle. *tr
06/08/2008320001
 I recently had a transmission control module replaced in my 2007 dodge caliber (32,000 miles). less than a week after getting my car back, i again had transmission problems. *tr this time around they had my car for 4 days and replaced the gent power module, $800 computer part (under warranty).
06/02/2008319661
 I purchased a 2007 dodge caliber in june 2006. i noticed this car
08/17/2007129342405/15/2007
 Bought 2007 dodge caliber sxt with 9,000 miles on it and now has 13,000. love the car but they can keep their cvt2 transmission. when accelerating the car starts to go then suddenly loses power to pull itself. rpm's hit 5000+ yet not picking up speed. this has happened 4 times and have taken it to dealer where purchased and service department wasn't able to duplicate. the 4th time was on 8-17-2007 when i was making a left turn onto a 4 lane + center lane highway from a stop. the car started to go then suddenly in the middle of the first lane it lost power and would not pick up speed. rpm's hit 5500+ and still not picking up speed. 45 mph traffic had to brake as i was trying to get out of their way. mashed gas pedal to the floor and still nothing but the revving of the engine and my family screaming for me to go go go!!! i just bought the car in may 2007!!!! dealer wants to trade me out of it at my cost and loss of money and at a higher interest rate!!!!!! the car in now parked in my garage and will not be driven anytime soon. i am paying for a coffin on wheels as i am sure that is what it will turn into before dodge finds and corrects the problem. *tr
05/15/20073000109/18/2006
 2007 dodge caliber. overheating of transmission after about 3000 miles. occurs after driving 20 miles on highway. computer check at dealer showed no fault. no action taken by dodge. problem persists, and now we not only get the orange warning light but also the red one afraid transmission will fail. *ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
08/01/20063500405/11/2006
 I was driving my 2007 dodge caliber when stalled while making a left hand turn this happened several times also the accelerator pedal does not respond well when cold. i had the emissions recall performed and it has stalled only once since having that done. also my fuel mileage has dropped from 29-30 mpg to 25-26. *nm
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
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - LEVER AND LINKAGE - FLOOR SHIFT
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.
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY
08/30/20066000105/01/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated the brakes failed to respond as the front right wheel began to shake and pulled to the right resulting in an impact to the curb of the bridge. this occurred while driving at an unknown speed, in a light rain. the police arrived at the scene and filed an accident report. the vehicle was towed to impound. the insurance company was notified, however a service mechanic did not inspect the vehicle. the manufacturer was not notified.
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
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
07/27/20074500311/09/2006
 Dodge caliber manual transmission with 1.8 l engine. i have had the vehicle stall while driving in slow moving traffic on secondary streets (3x now). the first 2 were within a couple weeks of getting the vehicle new and i thought they were driver related as i was getting used to the clutch. both were situations where i wasn't coming to a full stop- just rolling slowly with the clutch in and then braking a little, letting out the clutch to continue the roll and repeating. but the 3rd was recently where i was making a left turn and slowly letting out the clutch, i was coasting to let a car go by (not coming to a full stop) before making the turn, and as i released the clutch gently to provide the power to turn onto the side street it just stalled and i was left cranking on the steering wheel to avoid hitting the car parked on the corner. i quickly pushed in the clutch and restarted the vehicle, regaining steering and braking power. *jb