Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
STEERING
080100705/17/200710021984Steering angle sensor - not initialized/internal. *kb06/27/2007

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STEERING
10/30/2012540001
 Vehicle taken in for tire rotation.located excessive wear in lower ball joints,tierod ends and control arm bushings.many entries on internet of others with same vintage calibers finding same prob with premature wear. failure of any of the above components. *tr
11/10/201036000
 I had to have the whole front end of the vehicle replaced at about 36,000 miles, tie rod ends, ball joints, and lower control arms. now only 1.5 years later (at 53,000 miles) one of the control arms is bad again. i'm not sure why all of these parts have such a high failure rate but from doing research on the internet and talking to other caliber owners this seems to be a very widespread problem that is happening at very low mileage. eventually somebody is going to get hurt driving one of these things when the steering goes out. i have talked to chrysler people about the problem but they of course don't want to admit any fault and instead imply that you may have caused the problem yourself due to your driving habits.
11/10/201036000
 I had to have the whole front end of the vehicle replaced at about 36,000 miles, tie rod ends, ball joints, and lower control arms. now only 1.5 years later (at 53,000 miles) one of the control arms is bad again. i'm not sure why all of these parts have such a high failure rate but from doing research on the internet and talking to other caliber owners this seems to be a very widespread problem that is happening at very low mileage. eventually somebody is going to get hurt driving one of these things when the steering goes out. i have talked to chrysler people about the problem but they of course don't want to admit any fault and instead imply that you may have caused the problem yourself due to your driving habits.
11/10/201036000
 I had to have the whole front end of the vehicle replaced at about 36,000 miles, tie rod ends, ball joints, and lower control arms. now only 1.5 years later (at 53,000 miles) one of the control arms is bad again. i'm not sure why all of these parts have such a high failure rate but from doing research on the internet and talking to other caliber owners this seems to be a very widespread problem that is happening at very low mileage. eventually somebody is going to get hurt driving one of these things when the steering goes out. i have talked to chrysler people about the problem but they of course don't want to admit any fault and instead imply that you may have caused the problem yourself due to your driving habits.
11/10/201036000
 I had to have the whole front end of the vehicle replaced at about 36,000 miles, tie rod ends, ball joints, and lower control arms. now only 1.5 years later (at 53,000 miles) one of the control arms is bad again. i'm not sure why all of these parts have such a high failure rate but from doing research on the internet and talking to other caliber owners this seems to be a very widespread problem that is happening at very low mileage. eventually somebody is going to get hurt driving one of these things when the steering goes out. i have talked to chrysler people about the problem but they of course don't want to admit any fault and instead imply that you may have caused the problem yourself due to your driving habits.
11/10/201036000
 I had to have the whole front end of the vehicle replaced at about 36,000 miles, tie rod ends, ball joints, and lower control arms. now only 1.5 years later (at 53,000 miles) one of the control arms is bad again. i'm not sure why all of these parts have such a high failure rate but from doing research on the internet and talking to other caliber owners this seems to be a very widespread problem that is happening at very low mileage. eventually somebody is going to get hurt driving one of these things when the steering goes out. i have talked to chrysler people about the problem but they of course don't want to admit any fault and instead imply that you may have caused the problem yourself due to your driving habits.
04/29/201150000
 The vehicle had a failure of the front end parts, tie rod ends, ball joints. paid to have it repaired last year and now it has happened again, only this time both sides. i now have 85,000 miles on the vehicle. this is just ridiculous. there should be a recall on this product.
04/29/201150000
 The vehicle had a failure of the front end parts, tie rod ends, ball joints. paid to have it repaired last year and now it has happened again, only this time both sides. i now have 85,000 miles on the vehicle. this is just ridiculous. there should be a recall on this product.
04/29/201150000
 The vehicle had a failure of the front end parts, tie rod ends, ball joints. paid to have it repaired last year and now it has happened again, only this time both sides. i now have 85,000 miles on the vehicle. this is just ridiculous. there should be a recall on this product.
04/29/201150000
 The vehicle had a failure of the front end parts, tie rod ends, ball joints. paid to have it repaired last year and now it has happened again, only this time both sides. i now have 85,000 miles on the vehicle. this is just ridiculous. there should be a recall on this product.
04/29/201150000
 The vehicle had a failure of the front end parts, tie rod ends, ball joints. paid to have it repaired last year and now it has happened again, only this time both sides. i now have 85,000 miles on the vehicle. this is just ridiculous. there should be a recall on this product.
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
03/05/201237000
 Reversed out of parking spot put car in drive and nothing happened. turns out my tire rod and ball joints on passenger side basically fell apart. garage said other side is just about ready to go too. thankfully i was only pulling out of a parking spot...5 minutes later and i could have been wrapped around a telephone pole. been looking online to find many people also have had this problem. this should really be looked into further!
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
03/05/201237000
 Reversed out of parking spot put car in drive and nothing happened. turns out my tire rod and ball joints on passenger side basically fell apart. garage said other side is just about ready to go too. thankfully i was only pulling out of a parking spot...5 minutes later and i could have been wrapped around a telephone pole. been looking online to find many people also have had this problem. this should really be looked into further!
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
03/05/201237000
 Reversed out of parking spot put car in drive and nothing happened. turns out my tire rod and ball joints on passenger side basically fell apart. garage said other side is just about ready to go too. thankfully i was only pulling out of a parking spot...5 minutes later and i could have been wrapped around a telephone pole. been looking online to find many people also have had this problem. this should really be looked into further!
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
03/05/201237000
 Reversed out of parking spot put car in drive and nothing happened. turns out my tire rod and ball joints on passenger side basically fell apart. garage said other side is just about ready to go too. thankfully i was only pulling out of a parking spot...5 minutes later and i could have been wrapped around a telephone pole. been looking online to find many people also have had this problem. this should really be looked into further!
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
03/05/201237000
 Reversed out of parking spot put car in drive and nothing happened. turns out my tire rod and ball joints on passenger side basically fell apart. garage said other side is just about ready to go too. thankfully i was only pulling out of a parking spot...5 minutes later and i could have been wrapped around a telephone pole. been looking online to find many people also have had this problem. this should really be looked into further!
12/27/201152000
 Front lower ball joints are completely shot. found this out when i got tires fixes- car only has 52,000 miles- i am a very good driver making sure that i watch out for all road condidtions.
12/27/201152000
 Front lower ball joints are completely shot. found this out when i got tires fixes- car only has 52,000 miles- i am a very good driver making sure that i watch out for all road condidtions.
12/27/201152000
 Front lower ball joints are completely shot. found this out when i got tires fixes- car only has 52,000 miles- i am a very good driver making sure that i watch out for all road condidtions.
02/21/201129641
 Vehicle was purchased new, and at 29k service dealera replaced tie rod end at our expense said to be out of warranty. 4 new tires were put on the car and an aligemnet could not be done beacause of excesive play in front end. car was brough back to dealer and it found thet teh lower ball joint was severly worn to the point where it was almost falling out of the car. this also was replaced at our cost.with 6 months gone by and 6000 miles we were told that the otehr tie rod was bad and the the car was unsafe to drive but that they could not repair it at this time. we then called chrystler and they soad the woudl work with teh dealer but we woudl have to pay to get thsi fixed also. when we brough the car back to teh dealer again they again found that the ball joint was bad also. thsi all comes after teh car goes out of warranty and we have been conplaining about the front end almost evert time we bring it in for the oil change. it was stated by teh service manager that the reason for thsi was teh bad driveing habits of the owner. and this was also the same reasoning behind all teh otehr claibers with teh same issue. when questioned why they did not find this earlier and why the fill out a special checklist that includes stearing and suspension, it was stated that this inspection is only a visuale inspection, and that if i had noticed that teh repor form point to teh actual steering wheel not the steering componients.
02/21/201129641
 Vehicle was purchased new, and at 29k service dealera replaced tie rod end at our expense said to be out of warranty. 4 new tires were put on the car and an aligemnet could not be done beacause of excesive play in front end. car was brough back to dealer and it found thet teh lower ball joint was severly worn to the point where it was almost falling out of the car. this also was replaced at our cost.with 6 months gone by and 6000 miles we were told that the otehr tie rod was bad and the the car was unsafe to drive but that they could not repair it at this time. we then called chrystler and they soad the woudl work with teh dealer but we woudl have to pay to get thsi fixed also. when we brough the car back to teh dealer again they again found that the ball joint was bad also. thsi all comes after teh car goes out of warranty and we have been conplaining about the front end almost evert time we bring it in for the oil change. it was stated by teh service manager that the reason for thsi was teh bad driveing habits of the owner. and this was also the same reasoning behind all teh otehr claibers with teh same issue. when questioned why they did not find this earlier and why the fill out a special checklist that includes stearing and suspension, it was stated that this inspection is only a visuale inspection, and that if i had noticed that teh repor form point to teh actual steering wheel not the steering componients.
02/21/201129641
 Vehicle was purchased new, and at 29k service dealera replaced tie rod end at our expense said to be out of warranty. 4 new tires were put on the car and an aligemnet could not be done beacause of excesive play in front end. car was brough back to dealer and it found thet teh lower ball joint was severly worn to the point where it was almost falling out of the car. this also was replaced at our cost.with 6 months gone by and 6000 miles we were told that the otehr tie rod was bad and the the car was unsafe to drive but that they could not repair it at this time. we then called chrystler and they soad the woudl work with teh dealer but we woudl have to pay to get thsi fixed also. when we brough the car back to teh dealer again they again found that the ball joint was bad also. thsi all comes after teh car goes out of warranty and we have been conplaining about the front end almost evert time we bring it in for the oil change. it was stated by teh service manager that the reason for thsi was teh bad driveing habits of the owner. and this was also the same reasoning behind all teh otehr claibers with teh same issue. when questioned why they did not find this earlier and why the fill out a special checklist that includes stearing and suspension, it was stated that this inspection is only a visuale inspection, and that if i had noticed that teh repor form point to teh actual steering wheel not the steering componients.
11/01/200929000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the steering wheel would pull to the right and left erroneously and was causing the tires to wear prematurely. the dealer was notified of the failure and attempted to repair the steering defect, but the failure recurred. a local mechanic replaced the lower arm control. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 90,000. kmj
11/01/200929000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the steering wheel would pull to the right and left erroneously and was causing the tires to wear prematurely. the dealer was notified of the failure and attempted to repair the steering defect, but the failure recurred. a local mechanic replaced the lower arm control. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 90,000. kmj
11/01/200929000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the steering wheel would pull to the right and left, the tires were also warn. the dealer was notified and attempted to repair the defect, but the failure recurred. a local mechanic replaced the lower arm control. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 90,000. nw
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.
07/19/201126800
 I had an oil change done on my 2007 dodge caliber today. the safety inspection sheet said the tie rod is loose on both sides, and the left ball joint is loose. i know if either of these breaks while i'm driving down the road it would cause a very serious accident. there are less than 27,000 miles on this car, and i found that many others have had this same problem with their calibers. i am strapped for cash, but will have to get it repaired asap, as i don't feel safe driving it like this, especially when my four year old granddaughter is with me. i think a recall is in order.
07/19/201126800
 I had an oil change done on my 2007 dodge caliber today. the safety inspection sheet said the tie rod is loose on both sides, and the left ball joint is loose. i know if either of these breaks while i'm driving down the road it would cause a very serious accident. there are less than 27,000 miles on this car, and i found that many others have had this same problem with their calibers. i am strapped for cash, but will have to get it repaired asap, as i don't feel safe driving it like this, especially when my four year old granddaughter is with me. i think a recall is in order.
07/19/201126800
 I had an oil change done on my 2007 dodge caliber today. the safety inspection sheet said the tie rod is loose on both sides, and the left ball joint is loose. i know if either of these breaks while i'm driving down the road it would cause a very serious accident. there are less than 27,000 miles on this car, and i found that many others have had this same problem with their calibers. i am strapped for cash, but will have to get it repaired asap, as i don't feel safe driving it like this, especially when my four year old granddaughter is with me. i think a recall is in order.
07/19/201126800
 I had an oil change done on my 2007 dodge caliber today. the safety inspection sheet said the tie rod is loose on both sides, and the left ball joint is loose. i know if either of these breaks while i'm driving down the road it would cause a very serious accident. there are less than 27,000 miles on this car, and i found that many others have had this same problem with their calibers. i am strapped for cash, but will have to get it repaired asap, as i don't feel safe driving it like this, especially when my four year old granddaughter is with me. i think a recall is in order.
05/21/201157000
 Front end started clunking at approx 57,000 miles. had checked and replaced tie rod ends and ball joints.
05/21/201157000
 Front end started clunking at approx 57,000 miles. had checked and replaced tie rod ends and ball joints.
05/21/201157000
 Front end started clunking at approx 57,000 miles. had checked and replaced tie rod ends and ball joints.
05/21/201157000
 Front end started clunking at approx 57,000 miles. had checked and replaced tie rod ends and ball joints.
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.
10/20/2010
 The 2007 dodge caliber sxt is extremely hard on its suspension and steering components. i was told it is normal for the ball joints and tie rods to almost fall off after 50k miles. the warranty i purchased will not cover the cost of repairs because in their opinion it is normal wear and tear on the vehicle. i believe it is not normal for this problem to occur. looking at similar complaints online i think dodge should consider this a safety recall.
10/20/2010
 The 2007 dodge caliber sxt is extremely hard on its suspension and steering components. i was told it is normal for the ball joints and tie rods to almost fall off after 50k miles. the warranty i purchased will not cover the cost of repairs because in their opinion it is normal wear and tear on the vehicle. i believe it is not normal for this problem to occur. looking at similar complaints online i think dodge should consider this a safety recall.
10/20/2010
 The 2007 dodge caliber sxt is extremely hard on its suspension and steering components. i was told it is normal for the ball joints and tie rods to almost fall off after 50k miles. the warranty i purchased will not cover the cost of repairs because in their opinion it is normal wear and tear on the vehicle. i believe it is not normal for this problem to occur. looking at similar complaints online i think dodge should consider this a safety recall.
10/20/2010
 The 2007 dodge caliber sxt is extremely hard on its suspension and steering components. i was told it is normal for the ball joints and tie rods to almost fall off after 50k miles. the warranty i purchased will not cover the cost of repairs because in their opinion it is normal wear and tear on the vehicle. i believe it is not normal for this problem to occur. looking at similar complaints online i think dodge should consider this a safety recall.
08/20/201062000
 Lower ball joints and control arms are defective on 2007 dodge calibers
08/20/201062000
 Lower ball joints and control arms are defective on 2007 dodge calibers
08/30/201052000
 2007 dodge caliber. ball joints and tie rods failing at 52,000 miles. very premature. the dealer said the vehicle was not safe to drive off the lot.
08/20/201062000
 Lower ball joints and control arms are defective on 2007 dodge calibers
08/30/201052000
 2007 dodge caliber. ball joints and tie rods failing at 52,000 miles. very premature. the dealer said the vehicle was not safe to drive off the lot.
08/30/201052000
 2007 dodge caliber. ball joints and tie rods failing at 52,000 miles. very premature. the dealer said the vehicle was not safe to drive off the lot.
08/30/201052000
 2007 dodge caliber. ball joints and tie rods failing at 52,000 miles. very premature. the dealer said the vehicle was not safe to drive off the lot.
05/06/201054212
 The tie-rods in my 2007 dodge caliber were so worn they needed immediate replacement. the manager of the les schwab tire company i visited remarked that for the age and mileage on the vehicle the tie-rods should not be needing replaced.
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.
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
03/11/201070000
 I own a 2007 dodge caliber sxt. recently took it in to be repaired because car was pulling severly to one side while driving and making bad grinding sounds. mechanic discovered the inner and outer tie rods and also the ball joints on both sides in the front of the vehicle were so deteriorated that he deemed the vehicle undriveable until repairs were made. in his official opinion they were the worst he had ever seen that did not result in the tires falling off. after doing research on the dodge caliber models i have seen that this is a common problem with that make and model of vehicle. what happens when your tires fall off at 65 mph on a highway? i do not want to be driving when that happens. no this problem has not led to a death yet, but do we really need to wait until it does before chrylser is forced to upgrade the parts on their vehicles? $1000 worth of parts and service on a 4 year old car is ridiculous and to know that because they chose to use low quality parts that could have resulted to my tires falling off at 65 mph is unsettling.
08/16/2007360001
 I purchased my 2007 dodge caliber august 2007. nothing happened until the warranty was up. here is what has happened and mileage. 40,000 right front strut 45,000 left front strut 50,000 outer tie rods replace l and r 55,000 ball bearings and lower control arms have to be replaced 65,000 replace 2 sensors that are not communicating so car is stalling and now hot water spraying on my foot when gas is pushed down and burnt my foot this car should of had many more recalls than it has. dodge/chrysler has done nothing to help me with these costs and now i am stuck. *tr
10/22/2009415001
 I had to have the front tie rod ends replaced on my 2007 dodge caliber at 41,500 miles. after researching the problem a little more and discussing it with the service technician, it seems that this is a big problem with 2007 dodge calibers and late model dodges in general. this is a serious safety issue. the technician told me that i'm lucky the steering didn't go out in my car while i was driving down the highway. this is something that should be investigated immediately as there are a lot of dodge calibers on the road right now. what's it going to take to get some action done about this? someone dying in a horrible accident? *tr
09/27/2009250001
 Tie rod ends failed state inspection at 25,000 miles. *tr
09/19/20091
 2007 dodge caliber, while driving today going to make a left hand turn with son in the back seat. the keychain holder you attach to any key got caught on the sterring wheel part and actually broke the key off while driving. it the gadgets shouldn't be positioned that way. anyway the whole front end of the key is still in the steering wheel and it almost caused alot of cars to hit the car because after they key broke off and half stayed in the car it actually locked the wheel. we do not know what to do but i told my spouse not to touch it. we could have been seriously hurt or killed today. i no longer feel safe at all. i feel the wheel and the space they have from where the key is inserted and where they put other things is obviouslly unsafe. we are frustrated and afraid of getting back in the car when it is fixed. also where do we go to get this fixed since this is not our fault? a steering wheel should never be designed where the parts are so close together that a simple string that is your key chain and short can get caught on the gadgets of the wheel. my son is only 4 please give us advice. when trying to get the wheel to move after it stopped our son was jerked and we are frustrated. *tr
07/05/2007121
 I bought a 2007 dodge caliber new. i started having front end vibrations almost immediately (when i drove out of the dealership after delivery) mainly from 60-70mph. took it back to the dealer and was told there was nothing wrong. took it back numerous times and was told once the tires were bad; i replaced them at my expense. same problem. took it back again and was told one of the rims was bent; i bought new rims (almost $1,000). took it back again and was told the rims were bad again. had the rims checked and they are perfectly round. bought another set of tires (same as factory); same problem. i have 69,000 miles on my car and it still does the same thing. i guess i have to live with it since it's my imagination. *tr
12/03/2008550001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving 60 mph on the expressway, the contact suddenly lost control of the vehicle. the vehicle rolled over at least three to four times and landed upside down on its roof. the contact sustained injuries, although she was wearing her seat belt. there was no ice on the road and the pavement was dry at the time of the failure. a police report was filed. the vehicle was towed to a repair shop by the insurance company. the manufacturer has not yet been notified. the failure mileage was 55,000. updated 03-09-09 *bf updated 03/13/09. *jb
01/05/200815398
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the vehicle came equipped with firestone firehawk gta-02 tires, size p215/55r18. all four of the tires are completely worn and the vehicle failed inspection. when depressing the brake pedal at any speed, the steering pulls to the right. the dealer stated that the steering torque was the cause of the failure. based on the tires, the dealer also stated that the suspension could be the possible cause of failure, and replacing the tires would correct the issue. the vehicle current mileage was 15,593 and failure mileage was 15,398. the tire failure mileage was 12,000.
04/16/20071400103/21/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle veered slightly to the left. the contact attempted to correct the steering and the vehicle overturned. the vehicle was destroyed and the cause of failure has not been determined. the current and failure mileages were 1,400.
03/30/200611003/25/2006
 Copy of complaint letter attached: october 25, 2006 daimler chrysler motors corporation customer center po box 21-8004 auburn hills, mi 48321-8004, purchase date: march 25, 2006, dealership name: manassas dodge kia subaru to whom it may concern: after consulting with my attorney, mr. thomas f. hennessy of vienna, va, i was advised to make one last attempt to reconcile my problems with my 2007 dodge caliber before taking legal action. as of today my car has been seen by dodge dealerships six times for the same problem (see attached repair orders). the problem i am having is a bad vibration in the steering wheel once i have reached 60 miles an hour and above. this problem persists 90% of the time when driving. i view this as a serious safety defect or at the least a significant impairment. each time the vehicle was brought into the dealership i was told it was repaired or they could not find a problem. i have owned many cars and never had a car perform this poorly. i kept bringing this car back to the dealership because i was concerned about my safety and still feel this way. i bought this vehicle for the sleek styling and performance qualities. i am very disappointed. i am now requesting that you get very much involved in the problem because i no longer have the time or the patience to deal with this any longer. i expect to have a response from you within ten days of your receiving this letter. *jb
STEERING - LINKAGES - TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
06/26/2008400001
 2007 dodge caliber sxt-35k miles. purchased brand new. no accidents. tierod is in need of being replaced already. failed inspection for ny state 2nd year of owning it. *tr