Dodge Caliber 2007 recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
06V493000DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 09/07/2006 to 12/13/2006V (Vehicle)5066502/19/2007MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC12/29/200612/29/2006
Defect SummaryOn certain vehicles, the antilock brake system (abs) control module software may cause the rear brakes to lock up during certain braking conditions.
Consequence SummaryThis could result in a loss of vehicle control and cause a crash without warning.
Corrective SummaryDealers will reprogram the abs electronic control unit. the recall began on february 19, 2007. owners may contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
NotesDaimlerchrysler recall no. f50.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration

Dodge Caliber 2007 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
08/27/201260000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the brake pedal became abnormally stiff, causing extreme difficulty when attempting to brake. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told there was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 06v493000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module) for the antilock braking system. the contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told that the vehicle was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileages were 60,000. kmj
08/27/201260000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the brake pedal became very stiff and it made it very hard to stop the vehicle. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and told there was a nhtsa recall campaign id number: 06v493000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module) for the abs brake system. the contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told the vehicle was not included in the recall. the failure mileage and current mileages were 60,000.rl
08/27/201260000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the brake pedal became very stiff and it made it very hard to stop the vehicle. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and told there was a nhtsa recall campaign id number: 06v493000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module) for the abs brake system. the contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told the vehicle was not included in the recall. the failure mileage and current mileages were 60,000.rl
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
01/12/2007193211/22/2006
 My wife was driving to work on the garden state parkway(nj) about 9:15 a.m. on jan 12, 2007, the car began to pull to the right and she tapped the brake, and attempted to correct the problem . at this point the car began swerving and she lost control of the vehicle. the car rolled over twice and came to a stop upside down. she was able to crawl out of the vehicle. i recently recieved a vehicle report from the insurance co. that stated the car is being recalled (nhtsa id: 06v493000)and said vehicle is subject to a failure of the abs computer software that may cause the rear brakes to lock up during certain braking conditions and cause a crash without warning!!!!! while my wife was extremely lucky not to have been killed as a result of this malfunction, she is quite distraught over the incident and would like to know what steps to take at this juncture. her vehicle is a total loss, and she is very nervous about driving. this was her first new car and the dealer touted the safety of the vehicle, which greatly influenced her purchase. had we been made aware of the potential danger inherent of this vehicle, i am sure we would have made another choice.
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
07/28/201047000
 The totally integrated power module on left side of the engine compartment is not working. so ,the brake lights & horn do not work . however, the individual component was tested the brake lights & horn work individually. i dont know how long i have been driving like this but one of my co workers told me my brake lights were out because he almost hit me in the rear. this part is not covered under warranty because it is not part of the engine. it will cost apprx. $820 for repair. which i cannot afford at this time. i am reporting this because it is a safety issue driving without brake lights or a horn. someone can get seriously hurt or possibly die from driving like this.
07/28/201047000
 The totally integrated power module on left side of the engine compartment is not working. so ,the brake lights & horn do not work . however, the individual component was tested the brake lights & horn work individually. i dont know how long i have been driving like this but one of my co workers told me my brake lights were out because he almost hit me in the rear. this part is not covered under warranty because it is not part of the engine. it will cost apprx. $820 for repair. which i cannot afford at this time. i am reporting this because it is a safety issue driving without brake lights or a horn. someone can get seriously hurt or possibly die from driving like this.
07/28/201047000
 The totally integrated power module on left side of the engine compartment is not working. so ,the brake lights & horn do not work . however, the individual component was tested the brake lights & horn work individually. i dont know how long i have been driving like this but one of my co workers told me my brake lights were out because he almost hit me in the rear. this part is not covered under warranty because it is not part of the engine. it will cost apprx. $820 for repair. which i cannot afford at this time. i am reporting this because it is a safety issue driving without brake lights or a horn. someone can get seriously hurt or possibly die from driving like this.
07/28/201047000
 The totally integrated power module on left side of the engine compartment is not working. so ,the brake lights & horn do not work . however, the individual component was tested the brake lights & horn work individually. i dont know how long i have been driving like this but one of my co workers told me my brake lights were out because he almost hit me in the rear. this part is not covered under warranty because it is not part of the engine. it will cost apprx. $820 for repair. which i cannot afford at this time. i am reporting this because it is a safety issue driving without brake lights or a horn. someone can get seriously hurt or possibly die from driving like this.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
08/26/20073
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer requests reimbursement for defective door recall. *smd the consumer stated on august 15, 2007, she took her vehicle to the dealer to have the regular maintenance performed and at that time, the dealer had the opportunity to check for recalls, but they didn't. on august 26, 2007, the consumer was involved in an accident, which resulted in the left rear passenger door being damaged, when the vehicle failed to stop after applying the brake. the consumer stated when she attempted to apply the brake, it kicked back and delayed her stopping. also, the vehicle was displaying a pull and the tires were wearing quickly.
08/26/20073
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer requests reimbursement for defective door recall. *smd the consumer stated on august 15, 2007, she took her vehicle to the dealer to have the regular maintenance performed and at that time, the dealer had the opportunity to check for recalls, but they didn't. on august 26, 2007, the consumer was involved in an accident, which resulted in the left rear passenger door being damaged, when the vehicle failed to stop after applying the brake. the consumer stated when she attempted to apply the brake, it kicked back and delayed her stopping. also, the vehicle was displaying a pull and the tires were wearing quickly.
08/26/20073
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer requests reimbursement for defective door recall. *smd the consumer stated on august 15, 2007, she took her vehicle to the dealer to have the regular maintenance performed and at that time, the dealer had the opportunity to check for recalls, but they didn't. on august 26, 2007, the consumer was involved in an accident, which resulted in the left rear passenger door being damaged, when the vehicle failed to stop after applying the brake. the consumer stated when she attempted to apply the brake, it kicked back and delayed her stopping. also, the vehicle was displaying a pull and the tires were wearing quickly.
08/26/20073
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer requests reimbursement for defective door recall. *smd the consumer stated on august 15, 2007, she took her vehicle to the dealer to have the regular maintenance performed and at that time, the dealer had the opportunity to check for recalls, but they didn't. on august 26, 2007, the consumer was involved in an accident, which resulted in the left rear passenger door being damaged, when the vehicle failed to stop after applying the brake. the consumer stated when she attempted to apply the brake, it kicked back and delayed her stopping. also, the vehicle was displaying a pull and the tires were wearing quickly.
08/26/20073
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer requests reimbursement for defective door recall. *smd the consumer stated on august 15, 2007, she took her vehicle to the dealer to have the regular maintenance performed and at that time, the dealer had the opportunity to check for recalls, but they didn't. on august 26, 2007, the consumer was involved in an accident, which resulted in the left rear passenger door being damaged, when the vehicle failed to stop after applying the brake. the consumer stated when she attempted to apply the brake, it kicked back and delayed her stopping. also, the vehicle was displaying a pull and the tires were wearing quickly.
04/24/201223167
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for routine maintenance when the technician detected that the front brake rotors exhibited severe rust and corrosion. the shims, front brakes and rotors were replaced. in addition, the inner tie rods loosened from the steering rack and the front control arm bushing separated. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the defect. the failure mileage was 23,167. kmj
04/24/201223167
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for a routine maintenance and the technician detected the front brake rotors exhibited severe rust corrosion. the shims, front brakes and rotors were replaced. in addition, the inner tie rods loosened from the steering rack and the front control arm bushing separated. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the defect. the failure mileage was 23,167. js
04/24/201223167
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for a routine maintenance and the technician detected the front brake rotors exhibited severe rust corrosion. the shims, front brakes and rotors were replaced. in addition, the inner tie rods loosened from the steering rack and the front control arm bushing separated. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the defect. the failure mileage was 23,167. js
04/24/201223167
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for a routine maintenance and the technician detected the front brake rotors exhibited severe rust corrosion. the shims, front brakes and rotors were replaced. in addition, the inner tie rods loosened from the steering rack and the front control arm bushing separated. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the defect. the failure mileage was 23,167. js
04/24/201223167
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for a routine maintenance and the technician detected the front brake rotors exhibited severe rust corrosion. the shims, front brakes and rotors were replaced. in addition, the inner tie rods loosened from the steering rack and the front control arm bushing separated. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the defect. the failure mileage was 23,167. js
03/02/2012
 My sisters 2007 dodge caliber only has only 32236 miles on it and the ball joints need replaced already, it cost 800 dollars to replace them, i looked on line and everybody that has a 2007 caliber is having the same problem there should be a recall on the ball joints, just look on line and u will see how many people are having trouble with the ball joints, how many complaints does it take to have a recall done, thank you for your time, please just e mail me back thank you
03/02/2012
 My sisters 2007 dodge caliber only has only 32236 miles on it and the ball joints need replaced already, it cost 800 dollars to replace them, i looked on line and everybody that has a 2007 caliber is having the same problem there should be a recall on the ball joints, just look on line and u will see how many people are having trouble with the ball joints, how many complaints does it take to have a recall done, thank you for your time, please just e mail me back thank you
03/02/2012
 My sisters 2007 dodge caliber only has only 32236 miles on it and the ball joints need replaced already, it cost 800 dollars to replace them, i looked on line and everybody that has a 2007 caliber is having the same problem there should be a recall on the ball joints, just look on line and u will see how many people are having trouble with the ball joints, how many complaints does it take to have a recall done, thank you for your time, please just e mail me back thank you
03/02/2012
 My sisters 2007 dodge caliber only has only 32236 miles on it and the ball joints need replaced already, it cost 800 dollars to replace them, i looked on line and everybody that has a 2007 caliber is having the same problem there should be a recall on the ball joints, just look on line and u will see how many people are having trouble with the ball joints, how many complaints does it take to have a recall done, thank you for your time, please just e mail me back thank you
03/02/2012
 My sisters 2007 dodge caliber only has only 32236 miles on it and the ball joints need replaced already, it cost 800 dollars to replace them, i looked on line and everybody that has a 2007 caliber is having the same problem there should be a recall on the ball joints, just look on line and u will see how many people are having trouble with the ball joints, how many complaints does it take to have a recall done, thank you for your time, please just e mail me back thank you
03/02/2012
 My sisters 2007 dodge caliber only has only 32236 miles on it and the ball joints need replaced already, it cost 800 dollars to replace them, i looked on line and everybody that has a 2007 caliber is having the same problem there should be a recall on the ball joints, just look on line and u will see how many people are having trouble with the ball joints, how many complaints does it take to have a recall done, thank you for your time, please just e mail me back thank you
12/06/201153000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the vehicle experienced an increased stopping distance when applying the brakes and the brakes would emit a loud squeaking noise. there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 07v196000 (wheels:cap/cover/hub), but the vin was not included. also, the exterior headlights would illuminate intermittently. the dealer was not notified. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs. the failure and current mileages were 53,000. sm.
12/06/201153000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the vehicle experienced an increased stopping distance when applying the brakes and the brakes would emit a loud squeaking noise. there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 07v196000 (wheels:cap/cover/hub), but the vin was not included. also, the exterior headlights would illuminate intermittently. the dealer was not notified. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs. the failure and current mileages were 53,000. sm.
12/06/201153000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when applying the brakes, the vehicle would not stop and would make a loud squeeky noise. there was a nhtsa campaign id number: 07v196000 (wheels:cap/cover/hub) recall, but the vin was not associated. also, the exterior headlights would turn on intermittently. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer was contacted, but denied any assistance with repair to the defect. the failure and current mileage was 53,000. nw
10/09/201144000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the brakes failed to engage when attempting to stop. the contact avoided a crash by driving the vehicle into a curb. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 42,500 and the current mileage was 44,000. the vin was not available. sm.
10/09/201144000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the brakes failed to engage when attempting to stop. the contact avoided a crash by driving the vehicle into a curb. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 42,500 and the current mileage was 44,000. the vin was not available. sm.
10/09/201142000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated the brake lock and failied to engage while attempting to stop. the contact drove the vehicle into a the curve bring the vehicle to stop and avoid a crash. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin information was not available. the failure mileage was 42,500 and the current mileage was 44,000. li
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.
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.
12/15/200968000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 50-55 mph the vehicle began to shake. she slowed down and heard a noise coming from the right side near the front brake. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure continued and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer twice for the failure. on the third visit to the dealer the dealer replaced the front bushing, front bearing and something else but the contact could not remember the third component. the failure continued. the vehicle was taken again to the dealer. again, the dealer could not duplicate the failure. the failure continued and the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and the dealer was unable to locate the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 74,000. vwb
12/15/200968000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 50-55 mph the vehicle began to shake. she slowed down and heard a noise coming from the right side near the front brake. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure continued and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer twice for the failure. on the third visit to the dealer the dealer replaced the front bushing, front bearing and something else but the contact could not remember the third component. the failure continued. the vehicle was taken again to the dealer. again, the dealer could not duplicate the failure. the failure continued and the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and the dealer was unable to locate the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 74,000. vwb
09/22/200825000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 30 mph she applied pressure to the brake pedal and heard a squeaking noise. the failure recurred intermittently so the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the tie rod was replaced. approximately 6 months later the failure began to recur and the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the brakes were repaired. the failure continued to recur. approximately 1 year later the vehicle was taken back to an independent repair shop where the brakes, tires, tie rod and ball joints were repaired. the failure continues. the failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was 58,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
09/22/200825000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 30 mph she applied pressure to the brake pedal and heard a squeaking noise. the failure recurred intermittently so the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the tie rod was replaced. approximately 6 months later the failure began to recur and the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the brakes were repaired. the failure continued to recur. approximately 1 year later the vehicle was taken back to an independent repair shop where the brakes, tires, tie rod and ball joints were repaired. the failure continues. the failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was 58,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
09/22/200825000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 30 mph she applied pressure to the brake pedal and heard a squeaking noise. the failure recurred intermittently so the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the tie rod was replaced. approximately 6 months later the failure began to recur and the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the brakes were repaired. the failure continued to recur. approximately 1 year later the vehicle was taken back to an independent repair shop where the brakes, tires, tie rod and ball joints were repaired. the failure continues. the failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was 58,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
09/22/200825000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 30 mph she applied pressure to the brake pedal and heard a squeaking noise. the failure recurred intermittently so the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the tie rod was replaced. approximately 6 months later the failure began to recur and the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the brakes were repaired. the failure continued to recur. approximately 1 year later the vehicle was taken back to an independent repair shop where the brakes, tires, tie rod and ball joints were repaired. the failure continues. the failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was 58,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
07/26/201057000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving at approximately 20 mph when she attempted to stop for the traffic light the brake failed. the vehicle stopped when it crashed in the vehicle in-front rear-end. the insurance company was investigating the failure. the vehicle will be reapired. the failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was 58,016. li
07/26/201057000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving at approximately 20 mph when she attempted to stop for the traffic light the brake failed. the vehicle stopped when it crashed in the vehicle in-front rear-end. the insurance company was investigating the failure. the vehicle will be reapired. the failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was 58,016. li
07/26/201057000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving at approximately 20 mph when she attempted to stop for the traffic light the brake failed. the vehicle stopped when it crashed in the vehicle in-front rear-end. the insurance company was investigating the failure. the vehicle will be reapired. the failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was 58,016. li
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.
03/28/201076000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. when the brakes were applied, the brake pedal extended to the floorboard and became stuck. when the pedal failed to release it caused the vehicle to crash into a another vehicle. there were no injuries; however, a police report was filed. the contact called an authorized dealer and stated that there were no recalls for his vin. when the vehicle was taken to the dealer, they could not duplicate the failure. the failure occurred twice. the failure mileage was approximately 76,000. the current mileage was approximately 80,000.
12/27/2009450001
 I was driving on a dirt road with slight washboard condition at a little above 30 mph downhill. when i stepped on the brake slightly, the car immediately lost control and went off shoulder. after the incident, the abs light stayed on for a while but later it went off. *tw
01/01/2008100001
 We've had this '07 dodge caliber since 9 of '07 and have had several problems to occur at about 2 months after purchase. the car stalls at low speed, we've had brake problems which when we first took it in to our dealer was told nothing was wrong with the brakes. upon several visits about noise coming from the front tires and while pressing the brakes they would putter after about 40mph, was told the wheel bearings needed to be replaced. since then we would still experience the noise till it got so bad, chrysler finally said - your rotors need changing. since we were over 20,000 miles we weren't covered by warranty. was told this was normal wear and tear. i could understand if these problems had just started, but they didn't. chrysler has said they cannot assist me with a refund nor would the senior staff agent give me his bosses name to complain further. i am very dissatisfied with chrysler. my mom is about 80 years old and purchased this car believing that the company was reliable and would stand behind any problems. we would like our money back or trade this vehicle in for a comparable amount. *tr
09/01/2006642007/13/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving 30 mph, the brake pedal went down to the floorboard when it was depressed. the contact stated that the electrical system was not working properly, however, she was unable to provide any details. the dealer has not inspected the vehicle. the current mileage is 3,029 and failure mileage was 64.
07/31/20063000406/01/2006
 My 2007 dodge caliber has experience a pulling in the front end that started after 3,000 miles. the car has been at the shop 3 times in a time period expanding approx. 6-12 weeks. the dealer working on the car could not achieve success after three attempts. the car is now at another dealer who has had the car over 48 hrs with no response to the front end issue. the car now at 7400 miles as a front brake jatter and is at the dealer for this as well. also, the car's rear washer fluid nozzle leaks at highway speed and the stereo's sound will distort suddenly without warning. i am beyond upset with how much problems i have had on a 19,000.00$ brand new automobile. i do not want to believe that all chrysler vehicles have this kind of issues. i also wanted to believe that my problem was minor and would be just fine once it was fixed. however, the problems just keep coming. i purchased a new car in good faith that i received dependable transportation. i don't think i have gotten the fair end of the deal. i would be a happy customer if daimler chrysler refunded my money on this car. in trade i will purchase a new dodge 1500 pickup. i feel like if daimler chrysler will take care of me, i will be a happy customer who will continue to purchase their products. i don't want to take my business elsewhere but i will do what is needed. *nm
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.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
05/14/201044000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the abs and brake lights suddenly illuminated and the speedometer stopped functioning. the failure occurred at all times whether vehicle was in motion or parked. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in recall 06v493000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module) and she would be responsible for all repair expenses. the current and failure mileages were approximately 44,000.
11/03/200721838111/06/2006
 My daughter complained to her step father that she was losing control of the vehicle. he told her to drive carefully and bring it to his house so he could check it out. before she was able to do this she was involved in a crash. she said she was driving in a light rain and driving slowly when she lost control. she refrained from hitting the brakes and tried to steer out of it. when she saw an oncoming car headed for her she hit the brakes. the car slid to the side of the road and rolled. she was not hurt but the car was totaled. the dealer says there are no recalls but nhtsa says there is. 06v493000 i understand that the cause of the loss of control is that the anti-lock brakes need to be reprogrammed. i made my complaint to chrysler they had the vehicle taken to a dealer and checked out. then they sent me a letter signed by a committee telling me that it had been checked out and they found no fault in the brakes. upon hearing this i went to the dealer and was told that there was no recall when i showed him the recall as listed by nhtsa he said that since i down loaded it from the internet it may not be authentic. just as i suspected since they had no knowledge of a recall they did not check to see if the program that was not right for the anti-lock brakes was the program that this vehicle had for the anti lock brakes. i think if chrysler continues to deny responsibility it may be time for a class action suit. this accident should not be on my daughter's driving record. chrysler should make it right. the sad thing is i have been employed at chrysler for 31 years. *tr
06/28/20078000109/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving 60 mph, the vehicle began to pull to the left when the contact depressed the brake pedal. she attempted to correct the failure, but lost control of the vehicle and it began to swerve. the vehicle rolled over six times. three passengers sustained cuts and bruises and the driver was airlifted to the hospital due to back injuries. the insurance company stated that the vehicle was under recall # 06v493000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). a police report was filed. the powertrain was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 8,000. updated 09/26/07. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
05/30/200712000106/16/2006
 At 12,000 miles i started to have a severe vibration when braking. i contacted the auto dealer immediately and was told that the brakes needed a break in period and not to worry, so i didn't bring it in. at 18,000 miles i had it looked at and the auto dealer said it was cupped tires without even looking at it. i returned to the dealer again who then advised me that it was cupped tires at 24,000 miles. during a warranty repair i asked that they look and again they mentioned cupped tires. i had the tires replaced at 36,000 miles and took it back to the dealer who then informed me that the cause was bad rotors and the service manager refused to correct the problem without charge. understand this was the fourth time i contacted the dealer about this same issue. i have now had the new tires installed for about 800 miles and this problem is starting to ruin these as well according to the tire technician. it is my contention that there is something seriously wrong with the car, and it is causing the tires to wear badly and unevenly but the dealer refuses to acknowledge it.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
05/30/200712000106/16/2006
 At 12,000 miles i started to have a severe vibration when braking. i contacted the auto dealer immediately and was told that the brakes needed a break in period and not to worry, so i didn't bring it in. at 18,000 miles i had it looked at and the auto dealer said it was cupped tires without even looking at it. i returned to the dealer again who then advised me that it was cupped tires at 24,000 miles. during a warranty repair i asked that they look and again they mentioned cupped tires. i had the tires replaced at 36,000 miles and took it back to the dealer who then informed me that the cause was bad rotors and the service manager refused to correct the problem without charge. understand this was the fourth time i contacted the dealer about this same issue. i have now had the new tires installed for about 800 miles and this problem is starting to ruin these as well according to the tire technician. it is my contention that there is something seriously wrong with the car, and it is causing the tires to wear badly and unevenly but the dealer refuses to acknowledge it.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
03/01/200712000204/18/2006
 At 12,000 miles i started to have a severe vibration when braking. i contacted the auto dealer immediately and was charged $192.00 for service on the warped rotors. dealer kept asking do you live on a hill. the answer is no, but never the less 12k miles and the brake rotors are warped? i asked about the warranty, this is normal ware and tear not covered by your warranty. i complained on paper 4 months later still no word from dealer - go figure. they fixed my warped rotors by shimming them down, so now at 19k miles i'm starting to have the same problem. you would of thought that at 12k miles the dealer would of said i should replace these not shim down. great car minus the cheap, cheap parts to put it together. never by another dodge again!!! *tr
05/30/200712000106/16/2006
 At 12,000 miles i started to have a severe vibration when braking. i contacted the auto dealer immediately and was told that the brakes needed a break in period and not to worry, so i didn't bring it in. at 18,000 miles i had it looked at and the auto dealer said it was cupped tires without even looking at it. i returned to the dealer again who then advised me that it was cupped tires at 24,000 miles. during a warranty repair i asked that they look and again they mentioned cupped tires. i had the tires replaced at 36,000 miles and took it back to the dealer who then informed me that the cause was bad rotors and the service manager refused to correct the problem without charge. understand this was the fourth time i contacted the dealer about this same issue. i have now had the new tires installed for about 800 miles and this problem is starting to ruin these as well according to the tire technician. it is my contention that there is something seriously wrong with the car, and it is causing the tires to wear badly and unevenly but the dealer refuses to acknowledge it.