Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
STRUCTURE - BODY - DOOR - HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
230160603/18/200610019751Lower door hinges make popping/groan sound at cold temperatures. *ak04/25/2006

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STRUCTURE
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
04/02/200841000105/17/2007
 1. events leading up to the failure, accelerating from light making a left hand turn. 2. failure and its consequences, bushing of gas pedal fell out and caused the engine to serge to 5,000 rpm, applied brakes and rate of acceleration slowed, had to turn engine off to bring vehicle to a stop. 3. what was done to correct the failure; service done by dealer, replaced gas pedal assembly [ 04891623ar 06068b3b 24936f 43595418901 lhd ] (old part is available). *tr
10/18/20075200205/18/2007
 My 2007 dodge caliber has an off idle hesitation when you start to pull a way from a stop light, the car also has a cracking/snapping sound coming from the lower right corner of the windshield when going over small bumps or cracks in the road this accrues at any speed the car also makes a rattling noise when it is first started and continues until the car warms up,this happens in warm or cool temperatures, also the rear door speakers are rattling and i do not listen to loud music the car has 7500 miles on it. *tr
11/13/20066599403/27/2006
 My 2007 dodge caliber has a water leak that allows rain water to enter the vehicle and the january 8th appointment will be the 4th time at the dealership for this same issue. water seems to be entering somewhere in the front of the vehicle and settles under the passenger seat. while repairing the leak the first time, the vehicle was returned to me smelling like cigarette smoke, the second time, the trim above the passenger side door was not properly replaced, the third time, a panel underneath the dash on the passenger side fell off (apparently was not replaced properly), they glued the rubber stripping on the passenger side door panel making it impossible to remove my satellite radio antenna and the trim above the passenger side door is still not in place correctly (seems to have been forced into place). also, the person working on my vehicle said he guaranteed that it was fixed after the 3rd time, but it wasn't. vehicle constantly acts as though it is going to stall when idle and also when accelerating from a stop - when accelerating, vehicle hesitates. dealer unable to duplicate this problem. newest issue - when traveling at approx. 55 mph on the highway, all doors mysteriously unlocked themselves. very frustrating and inconvenient... dealer does not offer rental or temporary car even though they have my brand new caliber that i'm paying for even while it's in their possession. this is the second dodge vehicle in a row that we've had problems with - 1st was a 2004 dodge ram 1500 with stalling issues that the dealer could not duplicate. *nm
08/16/200615994108/16/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 60mph on the highway, the manufactured floor brackets that hold the floor mat became entangled on the contact's shoelace. this occurred because the vehicle did not come equipped with floor mats. the manufacturer was alerted.
STRUCTURE - BODY
01/21/201358000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine service and they detected the entire frame was completely rusted with numerous perforations. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 58,000.
01/21/201358000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine service and they detected the entire frame was completely rusted with numerous perforations. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 58,000. mah
01/21/201358000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine service and they detected the entire frame was completely rusted with numerous perforations. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 58,000. mah
01/21/201358000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine service and they detected the entire frame was completely rusted with numerous holes throughout the frame. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 58,000. js
09/14/201169000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when it rained, water would leak inside the vehicle and build up on the front passenger and driver sides. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the dealer advised that they had to run water on top of the vehicle to determine the origin of the leak. the contact was concerned that the water build-up could possibly lead to an electrical problem or engine damage. the failure mileage was 69,000. the vin was not available. kmj
09/14/201169000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when it rained, water would leak inside the vehicle and build up on the front passenger and driver sides. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the dealer advised that they had to run water on top of the vehicle to determine the origin of the leak. the contact was concerned that the water build-up could possibly lead to an electrical problem or engine damage. the failure mileage was 69,000. the vin was not available. kmj
09/14/201169000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated when it rains, water leaks inside the vehicle causing water to build up on the front passenger and driver side. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer stated they have to run water on the vehicle to find the leak. the contact stated this was a four day process. the contact stated the water build up could lead to a electrical problem or engine damage. the failure mileage as 69,000. jo
09/14/201169000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated when it rains, water leaks inside the vehicle causing water to build up on the front passenger and driver side. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer stated they have to run water on the vehicle to find the leak. the contact stated this was a four day process. the contact stated the water build up could lead to a electrical problem or engine damage. the failure mileage as 69,000. jo
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
05/03/200740104/28/2007
 After owning my new car for a few days, i decided to roll the back windows down for my children. the car makes a horrible noise, like a helicopter directly overhead. it leaves you with a piercing pain in your ears and a headache. if you leave them down for more than a couple of seconds, you have a thump that last inside your ear for a couple of days. the road conditions don't seem to matter, it has to be in the design of the car. *jb
01/29/20072000112/16/2006
 Tl*-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 40 mph and the road conditions were dry. the contact heard a loud rumbling sound that was piercing to the ears. the sound was loud enough to give the contact a headache. the dealer test drove the vehicle and diagnosed a pressurization problem. this incident occurred when the rear windows were down and the front windows were up. the dealer advised her that the design of the vehicle may have something to do with the loud noise, and advised her, if the rear windows were down the front windows should also be down to eliminate the noise. *ak
STRUCTURE - FRAME AND MEMBERS - UNDERBODY SHIELDS
07/20/2012575651
 My cars tie rods are going out, already happened once on one side and now its going out on the other, because i can feel it, this is a huge problem bc i am scared to drive my car because i have a four year old lil boy, i need this problem fixed before it falls apart and either of us die then there will be a lawsuit because my car only has 57,565 miles on it and shouldn't already going out on me, the first time they went out dodge did pay for it in full. but now it is going out on the other side so i am asking for help or for u to pay for it again since it is a defected part, thanks *tr
07/20/2012575651
 My cars tie rods are going out, already happened once on one side and now its going out on the other, because i can feel it, this is a huge problem bc i am scared to drive my car because i have a four year old lil boy, i need this problem fixed before it falls apart and either of us die then there will be a lawsuit because my car only has 57,565 miles on it and shouldn't already going out on me, the first time they went out dodge did pay for it in full. but now it is going out on the other side so i am asking for help or for u to pay for it again since it is a defected part, thanks *tr
07/20/2012575651
 My cars tie rods are going out, already happened once on one side and now its going out on the other, because i can feel it, this is a huge problem bc i am scared to drive my car because i have a four year old lil boy, i need this problem fixed before it falls apart and either of us die then there will be a lawsuit because my car only has 57,565 miles on it and shouldn't already going out on me, the first time they went out dodge did pay for it in full. but now it is going out on the other side so i am asking for help or for u to pay for it again since it is a defected part, thanks *tr
08/01/2012571951
 Sub frame is rusted due to air conditioning hose running over subframe. subframe holds engine in place. *tr
08/01/2012571951
 Sub frame is rusted due to air conditioning hose running over subframe. subframe holds engine in place. *tr
08/01/2012571951
 Sub frame is rusted due to air conditioning hose running over subframe. subframe holds engine in place. *tr