Consumer Complaints


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09/08/2012
 I purchased the car in december 2011 with the front struts needing to be replaced. the day i bought it, the electrical throttle system light came on and it shook violently and shut off. i waited a few minutes and it started back up. after replacing the struts, and the tire rod ends, the car was fine. by august 2012, the ball joints and tire rod ends needed to be replaced again, and this time the control arm, so i replaced them. in november 2012, i replaced the battery and alternator. in february 2013, the car began shutting off as i would accelerate, making the creaking and rattling noises near the front tires, and the steering wheel would shake and the wheels would sound like they would come off as i would brake from highway speeds. so i took the car to the shop, and once again, the ball joints, tire rod ends, crank shaft, spark plugs, coil pack, oil sensor and a few other things. my check engine light is back on, and it reads gascap, so i replaced it, and two weeks later it is still on. and here it is march 14, 2013 i am hearing the creaking and rattling noises again, and the wobbling sound of the tires and shaking of the steering wheel when i break. just this morning on my way taking my kids to school, pulling away from a stop light, the car was cutting off. this car is not safe, and i have children. i cannot afford to keep shelling out 1,000 dollars to fix this car every month or every few months. what can be done about this????
09/08/2012
 I purchased the car in december 2011 with the front struts needing to be replaced. the day i bought it, the electrical throttle system light came on and it shook violently and shut off. i waited a few minutes and it started back up. after replacing the struts, and the tire rod ends, the car was fine. by august 2012, the ball joints and tire rod ends needed to be replaced again, and this time the control arm, so i replaced them. in november 2012, i replaced the battery and alternator. in february 2013, the car began shutting off as i would accelerate, making the creaking and rattling noises near the front tires, and the steering wheel would shake and the wheels would sound like they would come off as i would brake from highway speeds. so i took the car to the shop, and once again, the ball joints, tire rod ends, crank shaft, spark plugs, coil pack, oil sensor and a few other things. my check engine light is back on, and it reads gascap, so i replaced it, and two weeks later it is still on. and here it is march 14, 2013 i am hearing the creaking and rattling noises again, and the wobbling sound of the tires and shaking of the steering wheel when i break. just this morning on my way taking my kids to school, pulling away from a stop light, the car was cutting off. this car is not safe, and i have children. i cannot afford to keep shelling out 1,000 dollars to fix this car every month or every few months. what can be done about this????
09/08/2012
 I purchased the car in december 2011 with the front struts needing to be replaced. the day i bought it, the electrical throttle system light came on and it shook violently and shut off. i waited a few minutes and it started back up. after replacing the struts, and the tire rod ends, the car was fine. by august 2012, the ball joints and tire rod ends needed to be replaced again, and this time the control arm, so i replaced them. in november 2012, i replaced the battery and alternator. in february 2013, the car began shutting off as i would accelerate, making the creaking and rattling noises near the front tires, and the steering wheel would shake and the wheels would sound like they would come off as i would brake from highway speeds. so i took the car to the shop, and once again, the ball joints, tire rod ends, crank shaft, spark plugs, coil pack, oil sensor and a few other things. my check engine light is back on, and it reads gascap, so i replaced it, and two weeks later it is still on. and here it is march 14, 2013 i am hearing the creaking and rattling noises again, and the wobbling sound of the tires and shaking of the steering wheel when i break. just this morning on my way taking my kids to school, pulling away from a stop light, the car was cutting off. this car is not safe, and i have children. i cannot afford to keep shelling out 1,000 dollars to fix this car every month or every few months. what can be done about this????
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.
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.
09/14/201256000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 35 mph and traveled over a road bump when the front of the vehicle exhibited an abnormal grinding noise. the contact stated that no warning lights illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer or a mechanic for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 56,000.
09/14/201256000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 35 mph and traveled over a road bump when the front of the vehicle exhibited an abnormal grinding noise. the contact stated that no warning lights illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer or a mechanic for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 56,000.
09/14/201256000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 35 mph and traveled over a road bump when the front of the vehicle exhibited an abnormal grinding noise. the contact stated that no warning lights illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer or a mechanic for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 56,000. kmj
09/14/201256000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact while driving 35 mph, he hit a bump and the front end suspension mad a grinding noise. the contact stated that no light illuminated on the instument panel and he did not pull over. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer or mechanic for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 56,000. ap
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
10/30/201254000
 Vechicle taken in for tire rotation.located excessive wear in lower ball joints,tierod ends and control arm bushings.many entrys on internet of others with same vitage calibers finding same prob with premature wear.failure of any of the above components.
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
07/20/201257565
 My cars tie rods are going out, already happened once on one side and now its going out on the other, becuase 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 eiher of us die then there will be a lawsuit because my car only has 57565 miles on it and shouldnt 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
08/09/20121150001
 My husband and i purchased the car in 2007 and it had about 40,000 miles on it. about 1.5 years later we had to do the suspension and shortly after, the ball joints. the mechanic that looked at the car said everything on the car went bad way too fast. when we called dodge, they said there were no recalls on the car, but surprise, we now have to get the front done again!!!! i have seen this and numerous other sites that also have complaints about this car. i emailed and will call back dodge tonight. if nothing is done i will go to the local media to have them help with this. something has to be done before someone gets hurt. *tr
08/09/20121150001
 My husband and i purchased the car in 2007 and it had about 40,000 miles on it. about 1.5 years later we had to do the suspension and shortly after, the ball joints. the mechanic that looked at the car said everything on the car went bad way too fast. when we called dodge, they said there were no recalls on the car, but surprise, we now have to get the front done again!!!! i have seen this and numerous other sites that also have complaints about this car. i emailed and will call back dodge tonight. if nothing is done i will go to the local media to have them help with this. something has to be done before someone gets hurt. *tr
08/09/20121150001
 My husband and i purchased the car in 2007 and it had about 40,000 miles on it. about 1.5 years later we had to do the suspension and shortly after, the ball joints. the mechanic that looked at the car said everything on the car went bad way too fast. when we called dodge, they said there were no recalls on the car, but surprise, we now have to get the front done again!!!! i have seen this and numerous other sites that also have complaints about this car. i emailed and will call back dodge tonight. if nothing is done i will go to the local media to have them help with this. something has to be done before someone gets hurt. *tr
08/09/2012115000
 My husband and i purchased the car in 2007 and it had about 40,000 miles on it. about 1.5 years later we had to do the suspension and shortly after, the ball joints. the mechaninc that looked at the car said everything on the car went bad way too fast. when we called dodge, they said there were no recalls on the car, but surprise, we now have to get the front done again!!!! i have seen this and numerous other sites that also have complaints about this car. i emailed and will call back dodge tonight. if nothing is done i will go to the local media to have them help with this. something has to be done before someone gets hurt.
07/16/2012625241
 After two sets of tires we were told the lower ball joints had to be replaced on front end. had to park the car and wait a week before the parts came in. we were told it wasn't safe to drive and there should be a recall due to the many problems of this nature. also the water pump had to be replaced two months prior to this problem. this vehicle was serviced each time at the dodge dealer who informed us these problem should not have happen so soon. *tr
07/16/2012625241
 After two sets of tires we were told the lower ball joints had to be replaced on front end. had to park the car and wait a week before the parts came in. we were told it wasn't safe to drive and there should be a recall due to the many problems of this nature. also the water pump had to be replaced two months prior to this problem. this vehicle was serviced each time at the dodge dealer who informed us these problem should not have happen so soon. *tr
07/16/201262524
 After two sets of tires we were told the lower ball joints had to be replaced on front end. had to park the car and wait a week before the parts came in. we were told it wasn't safe to drive and there should be a recall due to the many problems of this nature. also the water pump had to be replaced two months prior to this problem.this vehicle was serviced each time at the dodge dealer who informed us these problem should not have happen so soon.
05/24/2012860001
 First my car started to sound like a dryer full of ball bearings the ball bearing the oem ones in the alternator went out. there is no replacement pulley so the whole alternator had to be replaced $600+ (found out this is a common problem in 2007 dodge calibers) then while pulling out of the parking lot my tire fell off due to faulty/worn-out i ball joints and upper and lower control arms.. had to replace the entire front end suspension $1400+! (this is a major complaint as i have found online. i have read over 200 different complaint statements) not to mention my abs light was on and they had to change out my speed sensor 100 +. then my ck engine light came on 2 weeks after the entire front end suspension was replaced when i drove the car it would shake and acted like it was losing power & would not let me accelerate past 35 mph. i took it in it had several stored codes. one was then intake manifold was stuck and the other was the camshaft.. they cleared it out and only the manifold came back up so they said i had to replace that. we did $800 + i picked it up & a day later it was doing the same thing now saying multi. cylinder misfire & camshaft they cleared it and test drove it but it did not come back on so the dodge tech. has no clue what to do to fix it & no clue on the cost ( this has also been a problem on 2007 dodge calibers) this has all happened within the last 3 months and my car has about 86000 to 87000 mi on it! i?m fed up this car is falling apart. as i have read dodge knows of these issues & has done nothing about it i have also called and made my complaint no call back yet..any open lawsuits on this? i would even be happy if dodge would reimburse me for these issues as obviously they are well documented known issues. i have spent way to much on this car in 3 months and @ 7 months pregnant with a 6 year old i need a safe reliable car! *tr
05/24/2012860001
 First my car started to sound like a dryer full of ball bearings the ball bearing the oem ones in the alternator went out. there is no replacement pulley so the whole alternator had to be replaced $600+ (found out this is a common problem in 2007 dodge calibers) then while pulling out of the parking lot my tire fell off due to faulty/worn-out i ball joints and upper and lower control arms.. had to replace the entire front end suspension $1400+! (this is a major complaint as i have found online. i have read over 200 different complaint statements) not to mention my abs light was on and they had to change out my speed sensor 100 +. then my ck engine light came on 2 weeks after the entire front end suspension was replaced when i drove the car it would shake and acted like it was losing power & would not let me accelerate past 35 mph. i took it in it had several stored codes. one was then intake manifold was stuck and the other was the camshaft.. they cleared it out and only the manifold came back up so they said i had to replace that. we did $800 + i picked it up & a day later it was doing the same thing now saying multi. cylinder misfire & camshaft they cleared it and test drove it but it did not come back on so the dodge tech. has no clue what to do to fix it & no clue on the cost ( this has also been a problem on 2007 dodge calibers) this has all happened within the last 3 months and my car has about 86000 to 87000 mi on it! i?m fed up this car is falling apart. as i have read dodge knows of these issues & has done nothing about it i have also called and made my complaint no call back yet..any open lawsuits on this? i would even be happy if dodge would reimburse me for these issues as obviously they are well documented known issues. i have spent way to much on this car in 3 months and @ 7 months pregnant with a 6 year old i need a safe reliable car! *tr
05/24/2012860001
 First my car started to sound like a dryer full of ball bearings the ball bearing the oem ones in the alternator went out. there is no replacement pulley so the whole alternator had to be replaced $600+ (found out this is a common problem in 2007 dodge calibers) then while pulling out of the parking lot my tire fell off due to faulty/worn-out i ball joints and upper and lower control arms.. had to replace the entire front end suspension $1400+! (this is a major complaint as i have found online. i have read over 200 different complaint statements) not to mention my abs light was on and they had to change out my speed sensor 100 +. then my ck engine light came on 2 weeks after the entire front end suspension was replaced when i drove the car it would shake and acted like it was losing power & would not let me accelerate past 35 mph. i took it in it had several stored codes. one was then intake manifold was stuck and the other was the camshaft.. they cleared it out and only the manifold came back up so they said i had to replace that. we did $800 + i picked it up & a day later it was doing the same thing now saying multi. cylinder misfire & camshaft they cleared it and test drove it but it did not come back on so the dodge tech. has no clue what to do to fix it & no clue on the cost ( this has also been a problem on 2007 dodge calibers) this has all happened within the last 3 months and my car has about 86000 to 87000 mi on it! i?m fed up this car is falling apart. as i have read dodge knows of these issues & has done nothing about it i have also called and made my complaint no call back yet..any open lawsuits on this? i would even be happy if dodge would reimburse me for these issues as obviously they are well documented known issues. i have spent way to much on this car in 3 months and @ 7 months pregnant with a 6 year old i need a safe reliable car! *tr
05/24/201286000
 First my car started to sound like a dryer full of ball bearings the ball bearing the oem ones in the alternator went out. there is no replacement pulley so the whole alternator had to be replaced $600+ (found out this is a common problem in 2007 dodge calibers) then while pulling out of the parking lot my tire fell off due to faulty/worn-out i ball joints and upper and lower control arms.. had to replace the entire front end suspention $1400+! (this is a major complaint as i have found online. i have read over 200 different complaint statements) not to mention my abs light was on and they had to change out my speed sensor 100 +. then my ck engine light came on 2 weeks after the entire front end suspension was replaced when i drove the car it would shake and acted like it was losing power & would not let me accelerate past 35 mph. i took it in it had several stored codes. one was then intake manifold was stuck and the other was the camshaft.. they cleared it out and only the manifold came back up so they said i had to replace that. we did $800 + i picked it up & a day later it was doing the same thing now saying mult. cylinder misfire & camshaft they cleared it and test drove it but it did not come back on so the dodge tech. has no clue what to do to fix it & no clue on the cost ( this has also been a problem on 2007 dodge calibers) this has all happened within the last 3 months and my car has about 86000 to 87000 mi on it! i
05/24/201286000
 First my car started to sound like a dryer full of ball bearings the ball bearing the oem ones in the alternator went out. there is no replacement pulley so the whole alternator had to be replaced $600+ (found out this is a common problem in 2007 dodge calibers) then while pulling out of the parking lot my tire fell off due to faulty/worn-out i ball joints and upper and lower control arms.. had to replace the entire front end suspention $1400+! (this is a major complaint as i have found online. i have read over 200 different complaint statements) not to mention my abs light was on and they had to change out my speed sensor 100 +. then my ck engine light came on 2 weeks after the entire front end suspension was replaced when i drove the car it would shake and acted like it was losing power & would not let me accelerate past 35 mph. i took it in it had several stored codes. one was then intake manifold was stuck and the other was the camshaft.. they cleared it out and only the manifold came back up so they said i had to replace that. we did $800 + i picked it up & a day later it was doing the same thing now saying mult. cylinder misfire & camshaft they cleared it and test drove it but it did not come back on so the dodge tech. has no clue what to do to fix it & no clue on the cost ( this has also been a problem on 2007 dodge calibers) this has all happened within the last 3 months and my car has about 86000 to 87000 mi on it! i
01/14/200940000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle started to emit a loud sound from the front end of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the bearings were defective and needed to be repaired. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 87,000.
01/14/200940000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle started to emit a loud sound from the front end of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the bearings were defective and needed to be repaired. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 87,000.
01/14/200940000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle started to emit a loud sound from the front end of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the bearings were defective and needed to be repaired. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 87,000.
01/14/200940000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle started to emit a loud sound from the front end of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the bearings were defective and needed to be repaired. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 87,000. kmj
01/14/200940000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle started to emit a loud sound from the front end of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the bearings were defective and needed to be repaired. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 87,000. kmj
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.
04/24/201223167
 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
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.
06/30/201148000
 May 2011 heard a clunking noice. 48000 miles on 2007 dodge caliber. had it checked out and ball joint and control arm needed replaced and 4 new tires that were worn from the vehicle alignment caused from these issues. now march 2012, we had issues with squeaking noise on left side and had it checked out. hot burning smell noticed and had broken coil spring and strut that we're causing wear on tire. we will never by a dodge again!
06/30/201148000
 May 2011 heard a clunking noice. 48000 miles on 2007 dodge caliber. had it checked out and ball joint and control arm needed replaced and 4 new tires that were worn from the vehicle alignment caused from these issues. now march 2012, we had issues with squeaking noise on left side and had it checked out. hot burning smell noticed and had broken coil spring and strut that we're causing wear on tire. we will never by a dodge again!
06/30/201148000
 May 2011 heard a clunking noice. 48000 miles on 2007 dodge caliber. had it checked out and ball joint and control arm needed replaced and 4 new tires that were worn from the vehicle alignment caused from these issues. now march 2012, we had issues with squeaking noise on left side and had it checked out. hot burning smell noticed and had broken coil spring and strut that we're causing wear on tire. we will never by a dodge again!
06/30/201148000
 May 2011 heard a clunking noice. 48000 miles on 2007 dodge caliber. had it checked out and ball joint and control arm needed replaced and 4 new tires that were worn from the vehicle alignment caused from these issues. now march 2012, we had issues with squeaking noise on left side and had it checked out. hot burning smell noticed and had broken coil spring and strut that we're causing wear on tire. we will never by a dodge again!
06/30/201148000
 May 2011 heard a clunking noice. 48000 miles on 2007 dodge caliber. had it checked out and ball joint and control arm needed replaced and 4 new tires that were worn from the vehicle alignment caused from these issues. now march 2012, we had issues with squeaking noise on left side and had it checked out. hot burning smell noticed and had broken coil spring and strut that we're causing wear on tire. we will never by a dodge again!
06/30/201148000
 May 2011 heard a clunking noice. 48000 miles on 2007 dodge caliber. had it checked out and ball joint and control arm needed replaced and 4 new tires that were worn from the vehicle alignment caused from these issues. now march 2012, we had issues with squeaking noise on left side and had it checked out. hot burning smell noticed and had broken coil spring and strut that we're causing wear on tire. we will never by a dodge again!
03/07/201260569
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 3 mph and attempting a left turn, the front driver side wheel malfunctioned and caused the front axle to bend abnormally. the contact had the vehicle towed to a local mechanic where the mechanic replaced the front axle and bearings. the failure mileage was 60,569.
03/07/201260569
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 3 mph and attempting a left turn, the front driver side wheel malfunctioned and caused the front axle to bend abnormally. the contact had the vehicle towed to a local mechanic where the mechanic replaced the front axle and bearings. the failure mileage was 60,569. kmj
03/07/201260569
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 3 mph and attempting a left turn, the front driver side wheel malfunctioned and caused the front axle to bend abnormally. the contact had the vehicle towed to a local mechanic where the mechanic replaced the front axle and bearings. the failure mileage was 60,569. kmj
03/07/201260569
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 3 mph and attempting a left turn, the front driver side wheel malfunctioned and caused the front axle to bend abnormally. the contact had the vehicle towed to a local mechanic where the mechanic replaced the front axle and bearings. the failure mileage was 60,569. kmj
03/06/201255000
 Noticed that the front tires on the vehicle were worn down to the steel radial only on the inside edge, all the way to the steel radial, even though the tires were only a year old. took it to the shop and found out the ball joint and front control arms needed to be replaced. auto shop said we were fortunate that we noticed the problem, and suggested not driving any further until it was fixed. also told us they had two other calibers this year with same problem. we took the car to the dealership and they confirmed the problem and want to charge $1400 to fix and replace our relatively new tires. upon researching many owners have had this same problem. just grateful that we found the problem while parked and before the tires blew on the highway or suspension became even looser.
03/07/201260500
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated while driving 3 mph and making a left turn on the highway, the front driver side wheel malfunction causing the front axle to bend. the contact tow the vehicle to a local mechanic. the mechanic replaced the front axle as well as well barrings. the failure mileage was 60,569. jo
03/06/201255000
 Noticed that the front tires on the vehicle were worn down to the steel radial only on the inside edge, all the way to the steel radial, even though the tires were only a year old. took it to the shop and found out the ball joint and front control arms needed to be replaced. auto shop said we were fortunate that we noticed the problem, and suggested not driving any further until it was fixed. also told us they had two other calibers this year with same problem. we took the car to the dealership and they confirmed the problem and want to charge $1400 to fix and replace our relatively new tires. upon researching many owners have had this same problem. just grateful that we found the problem while parked and before the tires blew on the highway or suspension became even looser.
03/06/201255000
 Noticed that the front tires on the vehicle were worn down to the steel radial only on the inside edge, all the way to the steel radial, even though the tires were only a year old. took it to the shop and found out the ball joint and front control arms needed to be replaced. auto shop said we were fortunate that we noticed the problem, and suggested not driving any further until it was fixed. also told us they had two other calibers this year with same problem. we took the car to the dealership and they confirmed the problem and want to charge $1400 to fix and replace our relatively new tires. upon researching many owners have had this same problem. just grateful that we found the problem while parked and before the tires blew on the highway or suspension became even looser.
03/06/201255000
 Noticed that the front tires on the vehicle were worn down to the steel radial only on the inside edge, all the way to the steel radial, even though the tires were only a year old. took it to the shop and found out the ball joint and front control arms needed to be replaced. auto shop said we were fortunate that we noticed the problem, and suggested not driving any further until it was fixed. also told us they had two other calibers this year with same problem. we took the car to the dealership and they confirmed the problem and want to charge $1400 to fix and replace our relatively new tires. upon researching many owners have had this same problem. just grateful that we found the problem while parked and before the tires blew on the highway or suspension became even looser.
01/10/201278000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while having routine maintenance performed on the vehicle, she was advised that the tie rod, bolts and joints were fractured. the mechanic stated that the failure occurred as a result of not having enough lubrication on the components. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 78,000. kmj
01/10/201278000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while receiving regular maintenance she was notified that the tie rod and the bolts and joints broke. the mechanic stated that the failure occurred as a result of not having enough grease. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 78,000. pm
01/10/201278000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while receiving regular maintenance she was notified that the tie rod and the bolts and joints broke. the mechanic stated that the failure occurred as a result of not having enough grease. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 78,000. pm
12/29/201170000
 The engine cradle will not pass pa safety inspection due to severe rust and holes in this portion of what could be also called the sub-frame. this is a very pre-mature failure and all caliber owners should be aware. who would ever think to look at a potential frame failure in a 5 year old car? i had owned this car 1 day short of 5 years since brand new when this issue was discovered.
12/29/201170000
 The engine cradle will not pass pa safety inspection due to severe rust and holes in this portion of what could be also called the sub-frame. this is a very pre-mature failure and all caliber owners should be aware. who would ever think to look at a potential frame failure in a 5 year old car? i had owned this car 1 day short of 5 years since brand new when this issue was discovered.
12/29/201170000
 The engine cradle will not pass pa safety inspection due to severe rust and holes in this portion of what could be also called the sub-frame. this is a very pre-mature failure and all caliber owners should be aware. who would ever think to look at a potential frame failure in a 5 year old car? i had owned this car 1 day short of 5 years since brand new when this issue was discovered.
12/29/201170000
 The engine cradle will not pass pa safety inspection due to severe rust and holes in this portion of what could be also called the sub-frame. this is a very pre-mature failure and all caliber owners should be aware. who would ever think to look at a potential frame failure in a 5 year old car? i had owned this car 1 day short of 5 years since brand new when this issue was discovered.
11/29/201145000
 My 2007 dodge caliber recently started making a clunking noise on the front when going over speed bumps and things like that. i took it to a shop and am being told the ball joints are bad and i have to replace control arms along with ball joints because they are attached to eachother. i only have 45000 miles on the car this is outrageous. i hope my extended warranty will cover the repair. i am just glad that my wife was not in the car with our baby when the ball joints failed and got them into a serious wreck. it is too bad that things like that have to happen hundreds or thousands of times before a recall is done. this requires a recall! manufacturer defect!
11/27/2011572501
 I have a dodge 2007 caliber sxt 2.0 l bought from dealer in may 2011 has approx. 57,250 miles on it. i have replaced two front tires only to find out lower ball joints/control arms and tie rod ends need replacing. at 57k miles?! that's absurd and if you look on autobeef.com it is an ongoing/recurring issue with this make and model. dodge will refuse to do anything about it and will not accept responsibility for this problem. something must be done, i will fight until my voice is heard, this is a major safety hazard and something needs to be done about it. if anyone cares please help me with my fight against dodge/chrysler. they need to take ownership. *tr
11/29/201145000
 My 2007 dodge caliber recently started making a clunking noise on the front when going over speed bumps and things like that. i took it to a shop and am being told the ball joints are bad and i have to replace control arms along with ball joints because they are attached to eachother. i only have 45000 miles on the car this is outrageous. i hope my extended warranty will cover the repair. i am just glad that my wife was not in the car with our baby when the ball joints failed and got them into a serious wreck. it is too bad that things like that have to happen hundreds or thousands of times before a recall is done. this requires a recall! manufacturer defect!
11/27/2011572501
 I have a dodge 2007 caliber sxt 2.0 l bought from dealer in may 2011 has approx. 57,250 miles on it. i have replaced two front tires only to find out lower ball joints/control arms and tie rod ends need replacing. at 57k miles?! that's absurd and if you look on autobeef.com it is an ongoing/recurring issue with this make and model. dodge will refuse to do anything about it and will not accept responsibility for this problem. something must be done, i will fight until my voice is heard, this is a major safety hazard and something needs to be done about it. if anyone cares please help me with my fight against dodge/chrysler. they need to take ownership. *tr
11/29/201145000
 My 2007 dodge caliber recently started making a clunking noise on the front when going over speed bumps and things like that. i took it to a shop and am being told the ball joints are bad and i have to replace control arms along with ball joints because they are attached to eachother. i only have 45000 miles on the car this is outrageous. i hope my extended warranty will cover the repair. i am just glad that my wife was not in the car with our baby when the ball joints failed and got them into a serious wreck. it is too bad that things like that have to happen hundreds or thousands of times before a recall is done. this requires a recall! manufacturer defect!
11/27/2011572501
 I have a dodge 2007 caliber sxt 2.0 l bought from dealer in may 2011 has approx. 57,250 miles on it. i have replaced two front tires only to find out lower ball joints/control arms and tie rod ends need replacing. at 57k miles?! that's absurd and if you look on autobeef.com it is an ongoing/recurring issue with this make and model. dodge will refuse to do anything about it and will not accept responsibility for this problem. something must be done, i will fight until my voice is heard, this is a major safety hazard and something needs to be done about it. if anyone cares please help me with my fight against dodge/chrysler. they need to take ownership. *tr
11/29/201145000
 My 2007 dodge caliber recently started making a clunking noise on the front when going over speed bumps and things like that. i took it to a shop and am being told the ball joints are bad and i have to replace control arms along with ball joints because they are attached to eachother. i only have 45000 miles on the car this is outrageous. i hope my extended warranty will cover the repair. i am just glad that my wife was not in the car with our baby when the ball joints failed and got them into a serious wreck. it is too bad that things like that have to happen hundreds or thousands of times before a recall is done. this requires a recall! manufacturer defect!
11/27/2011572501
 I have a dodge 2007 caliber sxt 2.0 l bought from dealer in may 2011 has approx. 57,250 miles on it. i have replaced two front tires only to find out lower ball joints/control arms and tie rod ends need replacing. at 57k miles?! that's absurd and if you look on autobeef.com it is an ongoing/recurring issue with this make and model. dodge will refuse to do anything about it and will not accept responsibility for this problem. something must be done, i will fight until my voice is heard, this is a major safety hazard and something needs to be done about it. if anyone cares please help me with my fight against dodge/chrysler. they need to take ownership. *tr
11/27/2011572501
 I have a dodge 2007 caliber sxt 2.0 l bought from dealer in may 2011 has approx. 57,250 miles on it. i have replaced two front tires only to find out lower ball joints/control arms and tie rod ends need replacing. at 57k miles?! that's absurd and if you look on autobeef.com it is an ongoing/recurring issue with this make and model. dodge will refuse to do anything about it and will not accept responsibility for this problem. something must be done, i will fight until my voice is heard, this is a major safety hazard and something needs to be done about it. if anyone cares please help me with my fight against dodge/chrysler. they need to take ownership. *tr
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.
11/27/201157250
 I have a dodge 2007 caliber sxt 2.0 l bought from dealer in may 2011 has approx. 57,250 miles on it. i have replaced two front tires only to find out lower ball joints/control arms and tie rod ends need replacing. at 57k miles?! that's absurd and if you look on autobeef.com it is an ongoing/reocurring issue with this make and model. dodge will refuse to do anything about it and will not accept responsiblity for this problem. something must be done, i will fight until my voice is heard, this is a major safety hazard and something needs to be done about it. if anyone cares please help me with my fight against dodge/chrysler. they need to take ownership.
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.
11/01/201157000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the vehicle was being service for routine maintenance when he was advised that the front ball joints on each side were fractured. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that a recall would be issued for the failure in the near future. the failure mileage was 57,000.
11/01/201157000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the vehicle was being service for routine maintenance when he was advised that the front ball joints on each side were fractured. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that a recall would be issued for the failure in the near future. the failure mileage was 57,000.
11/01/201157000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the vehicle was being service for routine maintenance when he was advised that the front ball joints on each side were fractured. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that a recall would be issued for the failure in the near future. the failure mileage was 57,000. kmj
11/01/201157000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the vehicle was being service for routine maintenance when he was advised that the front ball joints on each side were fractured. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that a recall would be issued for the failure in the near future. the failure mileage was 57,000. kmj
11/01/201157000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated while having the vehicle service by a local mechanic, the mechanic notice the both front driver and passenger side ball joints were broken. the broken ball joints cause the contact to lose control of the vehicle while driving. the contact did not replace the broken ball joints. the contact called the manufacturer regarding the ball joints and the manufacturer stated their will be a recall in the future. the failure mileage was 57,000. jo
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.
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
08/23/201138000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliper. the contact stated that the front ball joints failed, causing the front end of the vehicle to bounce when being driven. the contact stated that the front tie rods were replaced a year prior to the most recent failure. the failure mileage was 38,000 and the current mileage was 42,000. kmj
08/23/201138000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliper. the contact stated that the front ball joints failed, causing the front end of the vehicle to bounce when being driven. the contact stated that the front tie rods were replaced a year prior to the most recent failure. the failure mileage was 38,000 and the current mileage was 42,000. kmj
08/23/201138000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliper. the contact stated that the front ball joints failed, causing the front end of the vehicle to bounce when being driven. the contact stated that the front tie rods were replaced a year prior to the most recent failure. the failure mileage was 38,000 and the current mileage was 42,000. kmj
08/23/201138000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliper. the contact stated the ball joints failed on the front end of the vehicle. the contact stated the front end would bounce when being driven. the contact stated the front tie rods had to be replaced a year ago. the contact feels this is a safety issue because of the low mileage on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 38,000 and the current mileage was 42,000.rl
10/13/201198401
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. during a failed inspection, the contact stated that the engine light illuminated on the instrument panel of the vehicle. also, the vehicle would wobble while driving at normal speeds. a local mechanic diagnosed the vehicle as needing new struts. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the defect. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 98,401. kmj
10/13/201198401
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. during a failed inspection, the contact stated that the engine light illuminated on the instrument panel of the vehicle. also, the vehicle would wobble while driving at normal speeds. a local mechanic diagnosed the vehicle as needing new struts. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the defect. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 98,401. kmj
10/13/201198401
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. during a failed inspection, the contact stated that the engine light illuminated on the instrument panel of the vehicle. also, the vehicle would wabble while driving at normal speeds. a local mechanic diagnosed the vehicle would need new struts. the dealer nor manufacturer were notified of the defect. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 98,401. nw
10/13/201198401
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. during a failed inspection, the contact stated that the engine light illuminated on the instrument panel of the vehicle. also, the vehicle would wabble while driving at normal speeds. a local mechanic diagnosed the vehicle would need new struts. the dealer nor manufacturer were notified of the defect. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 98,401. nw
12/31/201050000
 Premature upper and lower ball joint failure. parts are plastic and cannot be maintained. wheels travel and very hard to control. almost created an accident when passing. car jumped to one side (pulled severely). this model needs to be recalled. check all the websites out there with complaints about this problem. some cars it is failing as early as 18,000 miles.
07/25/201134480
 Fuel tank overflows every time i fill tank spraying gasoline all over car and on me. i do not ever top off my car. this happens at every gas station. also tie rods have had to been replaced multiple times due to premature wear. chrysler does not want to address these problems with me and tell me not to fill up my tank all the way, and that it's normal for tierods to have to be replaced three times in under 35k miles.
12/31/201050000
 Premature upper and lower ball joint failure. parts are plastic and cannot be maintained. wheels travel and very hard to control. almost created an accident when passing. car jumped to one side (pulled severely). this model needs to be recalled. check all the websites out there with complaints about this problem. some cars it is failing as early as 18,000 miles.
07/25/201134480
 Fuel tank overflows every time i fill tank spraying gasoline all over car and on me. i do not ever top off my car. this happens at every gas station. also tie rods have had to been replaced multiple times due to premature wear. chrysler does not want to address these problems with me and tell me not to fill up my tank all the way, and that it's normal for tierods to have to be replaced three times in under 35k miles.
05/01/201127000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact heard a grinding noise at the front end of the vehicle while driving various speeds. the vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. the dealer performed a diagnostic and test drove the vehicle. the failure was located at the front ball joint, the tie rod end and the lower control arm. the dealer replaced the front ball joint, tie rod end, lower control arm and the front tires. the manufacturer assisted with the tire replacement cost. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 28,000.
12/31/201050000
 Premature upper and lower ball joint failure. parts are plastic and cannot be maintained. wheels travel and very hard to control. almost created an accident when passing. car jumped to one side (pulled severely). this model needs to be recalled. check all the websites out there with complaints about this problem. some cars it is failing as early as 18,000 miles.
07/25/201134480
 Fuel tank overflows every time i fill tank spraying gasoline all over car and on me. i do not ever top off my car. this happens at every gas station. also tie rods have had to been replaced multiple times due to premature wear. chrysler does not want to address these problems with me and tell me not to fill up my tank all the way, and that it's normal for tierods to have to be replaced three times in under 35k miles.
05/01/201127000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact heard a grinding noise at the front end of the vehicle while driving various speeds. the vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. the dealer performed a diagnostic and test drove the vehicle. the failure was located at the front ball joint, the tie rod end and the lower control arm. the dealer replaced the front ball joint, tie rod end, lower control arm and the front tires. the manufacturer assisted with the tire replacement cost. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 28,000. kmj
07/25/201134480
 Fuel tank overflows every time i fill tank spraying gasoline all over car and on me. i do not ever top off my car. this happens at every gas station. also tie rods have had to been replaced multiple times due to premature wear. chrysler does not want to address these problems with me and tell me not to fill up my tank all the way, and that it's normal for tierods to have to be replaced three times in under 35k miles.
05/01/201127000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact heard a grinding noise at the front end of the vehicle while driving various speeds. the vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. the dealer performed a diagnostic and test drove the vehicle. the failure was located at the front ball joint, the tie rod end and the lower control arm. the dealer replaced the front ball joint, tie rod end, lower control arm and the front tires. the manufacturer assisted with the tire replacement cost. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 28,000. kmj
07/25/201134480
 Fuel tank overflows every time i fill tank spraying gasoline all over car and on me. i do not ever top off my car. this happens at every gas station. also tie rods have had to been replaced multiple times due to premature wear. chrysler does not want to address these problems with me and tell me not to fill up my tank all the way, and that it's normal for tierods to have to be replaced three times in under 35k miles.
05/01/201127000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact heard a grinding noise at the vehicle front end while driving at any speed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. the dealer performed a diagnose and test drove the vehicle the failure was located at the front ball joint, the tie rod end, and the lower control arm. the vehicle was repaired the dealer replaced the front ball joint, the tie rod end, the lower control arm, and the front tires. the manufacturer assisted with the tire replacement cost. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 28,000. li
05/01/201127000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact heard a grinding noise at the vehicle front end while driving at any speed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. the dealer performed a diagnose and test drove the vehicle the failure was located at the front ball joint, the tie rod end, and the lower control arm. the vehicle was repaired the dealer replaced the front ball joint, the tie rod end, the lower control arm, and the front tires. the manufacturer assisted with the tire replacement cost. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 28,000. li
02/22/201151236
 I started to notice a noise coming from the back end of the car. we took the car to chrsyler/dodge dealer & was told that we have to replace the following:rear hubs, the right & left lower control arms & replace the tires. we had just brought new tires in november 2010 for the winter & now they have to be replace again.chrysler is putting my life, my husband & mother's life line on the line. why is it that when they had the may 2007 recall,this problem was not included and why are they getting away with murder by putting our lives in jeopardy. i thought i purchased a car that would kept me safe. the estimated cost they quoted us $1800.00. chrysler/dodge should be ashame of themselves. is profit more important to them than our lives. the car is worthless & can't afford to trade it in either.
02/22/201151236
 I started to notice a noise coming from the back end of the car. we took the car to chrsyler/dodge dealer & was told that we have to replace the following:rear hubs, the right & left lower control arms & replace the tires. we had just brought new tires in november 2010 for the winter & now they have to be replace again.chrysler is putting my life, my husband & mother's life line on the line. why is it that when they had the may 2007 recall,this problem was not included and why are they getting away with murder by putting our lives in jeopardy. i thought i purchased a car that would kept me safe. the estimated cost they quoted us $1800.00. chrysler/dodge should be ashame of themselves. is profit more important to them than our lives. the car is worthless & can't afford to trade it in either.
02/22/201151236
 I started to notice a noise coming from the back end of the car. we took the car to chrsyler/dodge dealer & was told that we have to replace the following:rear hubs, the right & left lower control arms & replace the tires. we had just brought new tires in november 2010 for the winter & now they have to be replace again.chrysler is putting my life, my husband & mother's life line on the line. why is it that when they had the may 2007 recall,this problem was not included and why are they getting away with murder by putting our lives in jeopardy. i thought i purchased a car that would kept me safe. the estimated cost they quoted us $1800.00. chrysler/dodge should be ashame of themselves. is profit more important to them than our lives. the car is worthless & can't afford to trade it in either.
02/22/201151236
 I started to notice a noise coming from the back end of the car. we took the car to chrsyler/dodge dealer & was told that we have to replace the following:rear hubs, the right & left lower control arms & replace the tires. we had just brought new tires in november 2010 for the winter & now they have to be replace again.chrysler is putting my life, my husband & mother's life line on the line. why is it that when they had the may 2007 recall,this problem was not included and why are they getting away with murder by putting our lives in jeopardy. i thought i purchased a car that would kept me safe. the estimated cost they quoted us $1800.00. chrysler/dodge should be ashame of themselves. is profit more important to them than our lives. the car is worthless & can't afford to trade it in either.
02/22/201151236
 I started to notice a noise coming from the back end of the car. we took the car to chrsyler/dodge dealer & was told that we have to replace the following:rear hubs, the right & left lower control arms & replace the tires. we had just brought new tires in november 2010 for the winter & now they have to be replace again.chrysler is putting my life, my husband & mother's life line on the line. why is it that when they had the may 2007 recall,this problem was not included and why are they getting away with murder by putting our lives in jeopardy. i thought i purchased a car that would kept me safe. the estimated cost they quoted us $1800.00. chrysler/dodge should be ashame of themselves. is profit more important to them than our lives. the car is worthless & can't afford to trade it in either.
07/30/201040000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while traveling 30 mph the contact noticed a loud vibrating sound coming from the inside of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the front lower control arms needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been diagnosed. the current mileage was 41000 and the failure mileage was 40000. bml
07/30/201040000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while traveling 30 mph the contact noticed a loud vibrating sound coming from the inside of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the front lower control arms needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been diagnosed. the current mileage was 41000 and the failure mileage was 40000. bml
07/30/201040000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while traveling 30 mph the contact noticed a loud vibrating sound coming from the inside of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the front lower control arms needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been diagnosed. the current mileage was 41000 and the failure mileage was 40000. bml
07/30/201040000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while traveling 30 mph the contact noticed a loud vibrating sound coming from the inside of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the front lower control arms needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been diagnosed. the current mileage was 41000 and the failure mileage was 40000. bml
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
07/10/2007200001
 2007 dodge caliber se (and other models) may have a problem with its suspension or alignment that causes tire cupping which can result in tire failure or loss of control. tire cupping on my caliber began prior to 20,000 miles. other reports i've seen online began much earlier - some with slightly more mileage. my vehicle was properly maintained and tires were always inflated properly and rotated according to the manufacturer's recommendation. my vehicle was still under warranty and taken to a chrysler dealership for inspection on the problem. they indicated the vehicle was fine but the tires needed replaced. the tires on my vehicle were dunlop 205/70 r15s, which came from the factory. others i've talked to had problems with those tires and other brands from the factory and in the aftermarket. the cost to replace tires is $300 minimum, which is bad enough, but a bigger concern of mine is possible tire failure or loss of control on wet roads due to the irregular tire wear. there are several dodge caliber forums online that document this problem. for months the sites claim dodge/chrysler will issue a recall or service bulletin on the issue, but so far this has not happened. *tr
01/20/20066000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the vehicle has firestone tires, size p215/55/r18, and dot number vn0af31. while driving approximately 25 mph, the contact heard a noise coming from the tires. at 4,000 miles, the dealer and manufacturer were notified of the noise and advised him to call the tire manufacturer. the tire manufacturer was unable to assist unless they received a replacement order from the dealer. the dealer, who is no longer in business, refused to assist. the contact purchased four new tires in january of 2007; however, at 10,000 miles, the noise recurred and tread separation was visible on all 12 tires. the dealer was notified and inspected the alignment on the vehicle, but the noise continued. the dealer also stated that if the contact signed an agreement to release them from the matter, they would replace all four tires. the tires were replaced at no cost to the owner and the failure recurred at 8,000 miles. after receiving another diagnosis from a tire mechanic, the contact was informed that the camber suspension in the wheel area was inaccurate. they further stated that no adjustment could be made unless the frame was adjusted. the contact would have to pay $300 to make the adjustment; however, there was no guarantee that it would correct the failure. the manufacturer stated that they would not reimburse or assume any liability for the repair costs. the vehicle has not been repaired. the contact has twelve tires that have failed. the initial failure mileage was 6,000 and current mileage was 54,000.
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
05/01/200875001
 About 3 weeks ago, my dodge caliber started to make an odd noise from the suspension and wheels. i took it in to the dealership and they said that there is nothing wrong with my car. after that, i did a google search and found out that there are a ton of people who are having the same issue that i am. *tr
09/28/20071
 I was driving a rental car dodge caliber 2007 on sept. 28th 2007 when i heard a loud bang and the car suddenly crashed into a stationary suv that was parked on the street. the cops came and no ticket was issued. i went online to find out if this car was involved in a recall because when i was driving the car i noticed it had an alignment problem. and also the guy that rented the car at enterprise told me to call him first if anything happened so based on that i decided to do a little investigation and i found out that 50,000 units of this vehicle was involved in a recall due to a sudden crash that could occur from wheel alignment. i contacted the manufacture which is chrysler to report the incident and they said they were going to investigate they are claiming that this vehicle is not was not in a recall but i will appreciate further investigation as i suspect foul play. *tr
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
08/29/2006350408/23/2006
 I purchased a 2007 dodge caliber se from jim cogdill dodge in knoxville tennessee on august 23rd, 2006. this vehicle has a vibration at 60-75 mph. i have had the car in the shop on three separate occasions and the service manager has told me he believes that it is the tires; however they are telling me that i would have to purchase new tires for this vehicle to fix the problem. i first reported this to the dealer on august 29th, and it was told to me that the tires were out of balance. after their attempt to balance them i then drove the vehicle and it still had a vibration. they then told me that they would order me a new tire (because they believed that one of them was bad). when the tire arrived i brought the vehicle back and they replaced the tire. this did not fix the problem so they started taking tires and rims off of other 2007 dodge caliber se that they had on the lot. this did not fix the problem either. on friday, september 1st i left the car with gary sergeant (the service manager at jim cogdill dodge) and he later called and told me that they were unable to fix the car because there was not an issue with it. he stated, this is a characteristic of this particular vehicle and the only thing that i could do was to upgrade to another model. he stated he drove three other dodge caliber se's and they all did the same thing. when i went back to the dealership they had me drive another se model and he was correct when he said they do the same thing. i then drove a sxt model and it did not. the only difference between them was the tires and rims (as far as drivablity is concerned). i ask him about upgrading tires and rims and they told me i would not be able to, i ask about upgrading to sxt model and they said i would have to eat the loss because my car is now considered used. the fact that the se model of caliber are all have this so called characteristic does not make it a legitimate reason for them not to fix the car. *nm
SUSPENSION - FRONT
08/29/201146000
 Both outer tire rods failed at 46,000 miles, car sounded like to front end was going to fall off. replaced and took for alignment. repair clinic could not do alignment because both lower control arm assemblies with ball joint were unrepairable.factory defect, joints sealed so unable to lubricate, forces owner to replace at $800.00 for both or possibly lose control and have a fatal accident.
08/29/201146000
 Both outer tire rods failed at 46,000 miles, car sounded like to front end was going to fall off. replaced and took for alignment. repair clinic could not do alignment because both lower control arm assemblies with ball joint were unrepairable.factory defect, joints sealed so unable to lubricate, forces owner to replace at $800.00 for both or possibly lose control and have a fatal accident.
08/29/201146000
 Both outer tire rods failed at 46,000 miles, car sounded like to front end was going to fall off. replaced and took for alignment. repair clinic could not do alignment because both lower control arm assemblies with ball joint were unrepairable.factory defect, joints sealed so unable to lubricate, forces owner to replace at $800.00 for both or possibly lose control and have a fatal accident.
08/29/201146000
 Both outer tire rods failed at 46,000 miles, car sounded like to front end was going to fall off. replaced and took for alignment. repair clinic could not do alignment because both lower control arm assemblies with ball joint were unrepairable.factory defect, joints sealed so unable to lubricate, forces owner to replace at $800.00 for both or possibly lose control and have a fatal accident.
08/23/201020000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving at low speeds over a road bump, the vehicle would exhibit a loud grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised him that the front lower control arm needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 20,000. rvk
08/23/201020000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated while driving at low speeds over a bump in the road he heard a loud grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised him that the front lower control arm needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 20,000. rvk
08/23/201020000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when driving at low speeds and going over a bump he noticed a loud grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they advised him that the front lower control arms needed to be replaced. the vehicle has not been repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 20,000. tb
05/08/201170000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge calibur. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle started to veer off to the left. the contact proceeded to push the brake, but began to loose control of the vehicle; almost getting into an accident with a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. the dealer diagnosed the failure and stated that the contact would need new control arm assembly, bushing and rod. the failure was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 70,000. the vin was unavailable. nw
05/08/201170000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge calibur. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle started to veer off to the left. the contact proceeded to push the brake, but began to loose control of the vehicle; almost getting into an accident with a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. the dealer diagnosed the failure and stated that the contact would need new control arm assembly, bushing and rod. the failure was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 70,000. the vin was unavailable. nw
05/10/201147000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber.while driving at approximately 30 mph the contact noticed a squeaking noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. also, when the vehicle would go over a bump in the road the steering wheel felt loose and would jerk whenever making a turn. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and a dealer for diagnostics the technicians at the dealer and the independent mechanic both diagnosed the failure was caused by the driver and passenger side lower control arms and ball joints which needed to be replaced. the vehicle repaired by the independent mechanic. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a report was filed. the approximate failure mileage was 47,000. ds
05/10/201147000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber.while driving at approximately 30 mph the contact noticed a squeaking noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. also, when the vehicle would go over a bump in the road the steering wheel felt loose and would jerk whenever making a turn. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and a dealer for diagnostics the technicians at the dealer and the independent mechanic both diagnosed the failure was caused by the driver and passenger side lower control arms and ball joints which needed to be replaced. the vehicle repaired by the independent mechanic. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a report was filed. the approximate failure mileage was 47,000. ds
05/10/201147000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber.while driving at approximately 30 mph the contact noticed a squeaking noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. also, when the vehicle would go over a bump in the road the steering wheel felt loose and would jerk whenever making a turn. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and a dealer for diagnostics the technicians at the dealer and the independent mechanic both diagnosed the failure was caused by the driver and passenger side lower control arms and ball joints which needed to be replaced. the vehicle repaired by the independent mechanic. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a report was filed. the approximate failure mileage was 47,000. ds
05/10/201147000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber.while driving at approximately 30 mph the contact noticed a squeaking noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. also, when the vehicle would go over a bump in the road the steering wheel felt loose and would jerk whenever making a turn. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and a dealer for diagnostics the technicians at the dealer and the independent mechanic both diagnosed the failure was caused by the driver and passenger side lower control arms and ball joints which needed to be replaced. the vehicle repaired by the independent mechanic. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a report was filed. the approximate failure mileage was 47,000. ds
06/15/201045000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that she heard a banging noise when she drove over a bump in the road or when making a turn. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the front left control arm, front left strut, and both sway bars. the failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who replaced the front right lower control arm bushing as it was hitting the frame. the contact called the manufacturer who paid for a portion of the repairs. the contact began hearing another noise and planned to take the vehicle back to the dealer. the current mileage was 63,432. the failure mileage was approximately 45,000.
06/15/201045000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that she heard a banging noise when she drove over a bump in the road or when making a turn. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the front left control arm, front left strut, and both sway bars. the failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who replaced the front right lower control arm bushing as it was hitting the frame. the contact called the manufacturer who paid for a portion of the repairs. the contact began hearing another noise and planned to take the vehicle back to the dealer. the current mileage was 63,432. the failure mileage was approximately 45,000.
06/15/201045000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that she heard a banging noise when she drove over a bump in the road or when making a turn. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the front left control arm, front left strut, and both sway bars. the failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who replaced the front right lower control arm bushing as it was hitting the frame. the contact called the manufacturer who paid for a portion of the repairs. the contact began hearing another noise and planned to take the vehicle back to the dealer. the current mileage was 63,432. the failure mileage was approximately 45,000.
06/15/201045000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that she heard a banging noise when she drove over a bump in the road or when taking a turn. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the front left control arm, front left strut, and both sway bars. the failure occurred again. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who replaced the front right lower control arm bushing as it was hitting the frame. the contact called the manufacturer who paid for a portion of the repairs. the contact began hearing another noise and planned to take it back to the dealer. the current mileage was 63,432. the failure mileage was approximately 45,000-bk
05/18/201177000
 In august 2009 with only about 48,000 miles on the car, i had to replace driverside front lower control arm as a bushing that kept falling out. not covered by warranty nor any recalls. noticed the part was redesigned so chrysler was aware of a problem. now, the passenger side appears to be having the same problem and a mechanic stated the passenger side ball joint is bad with only 77,000 miles on it and the ball joint on the newer control arm is also starting to show wear . i found a significant number of similar complaints of with a simple internet search . the ball joint cannot be serviced or replaced without replacing the whole control arm at a cost of about $250 just for the part. all other cars i have owned had ball joints last well over 150,000 miles.
05/18/201177000
 In august 2009 with only about 48,000 miles on the car, i had to replace driverside front lower control arm as a bushing that kept falling out. not covered by warranty nor any recalls. noticed the part was redesigned so chrysler was aware of a problem. now, the passenger side appears to be having the same problem and a mechanic stated the passenger side ball joint is bad with only 77,000 miles on it and the ball joint on the newer control arm is also starting to show wear . i found a significant number of similar complaints of with a simple internet search . the ball joint cannot be serviced or replaced without replacing the whole control arm at a cost of about $250 just for the part. all other cars i have owned had ball joints last well over 150,000 miles.
05/18/201177000
 In august 2009 with only about 48,000 miles on the car, i had to replace driverside front lower control arm as a bushing that kept falling out. not covered by warranty nor any recalls. noticed the part was redesigned so chrysler was aware of a problem. now, the passenger side appears to be having the same problem and a mechanic stated the passenger side ball joint is bad with only 77,000 miles on it and the ball joint on the newer control arm is also starting to show wear . i found a significant number of similar complaints of with a simple internet search . the ball joint cannot be serviced or replaced without replacing the whole control arm at a cost of about $250 just for the part. all other cars i have owned had ball joints last well over 150,000 miles.
05/18/201177000
 In august 2009 with only about 48,000 miles on the car, i had to replace driverside front lower control arm as a bushing that kept falling out. not covered by warranty nor any recalls. noticed the part was redesigned so chrysler was aware of a problem. now, the passenger side appears to be having the same problem and a mechanic stated the passenger side ball joint is bad with only 77,000 miles on it and the ball joint on the newer control arm is also starting to show wear . i found a significant number of similar complaints of with a simple internet search . the ball joint cannot be serviced or replaced without replacing the whole control arm at a cost of about $250 just for the part. all other cars i have owned had ball joints last well over 150,000 miles.
03/06/201130000
 Front suspension. car is very noisy over the slightest bumps. jumps at times when hitting bigger bumps. had alignment done less than a month ago and is already back out of alignment again. car has only 35000 miles on it.
05/11/201121000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that vehicle was taken for state inspection when she was informed that the driver side lower ball joint was defective and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the dealer also stated that the passenger side lower ball joint was likely to fail as well, at some point. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that there were no related recalls to the failure and the manufacturer took a complaint but provided no additional assistance. the current and failure mileage was approximately 21,000.
03/06/201130000
 Front suspension. car is very noisy over the slightest bumps. jumps at times when hitting bigger bumps. had alignment done less than a month ago and is already back out of alignment again. car has only 35000 miles on it.
05/11/201121000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that vehicle was taken for state inspection when she was informed that the driver side lower ball joint was defective and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the dealer also stated that the passenger side lower ball joint was likely to fail as well, at some point. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that there were no related recalls to the failure and the manufacturer took a complaint but provided no additional assistance. the current and failure mileage was approximately 21,000.
05/11/201151424
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact took the vehicle to a tire shop to have new tires installed when she was informed that the alignment could not be performed because the front lower ball joint was defective. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact called the manufacturer who took a complaint but provided no further assistance. the current and failure mileage was 51,424.
03/06/201130000
 Front suspension. car is very noisy over the slightest bumps. jumps at times when hitting bigger bumps. had alignment done less than a month ago and is already back out of alignment again. car has only 35000 miles on it.
05/11/201121000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when taking the vehicle in for a state inspection, she was informed that the left lower ball joint was defective and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the dealer also stated that the right lower ball joint was likely to fail as well at some point. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that there were no related recalls; the manufacturer took a complaint as well. the current and failure mileages were approximately 21,000-bk
05/11/201151424
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact took the vehicle to a tire shop to have new tires installed when she was informed that the alignment could not be performed because the front lower ball joint was defective. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact called the manufacturer who took a complaint but provided no further assistance. the current and failure mileage was 51,424.
03/06/201130000
 Front suspension. car is very noisy over the slightest bumps. jumps at times when hitting bigger bumps. had alignment done less than a month ago and is already back out of alignment again. car has only 35000 miles on it.
05/11/201121000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when taking the vehicle in for a state inspection, she was informed that the left lower ball joint was defective and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the dealer also stated that the right lower ball joint was likely to fail as well at some point. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that there were no related recalls; the manufacturer took a complaint as well. the current and failure mileages were approximately 21,000-bk
05/11/201151424
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact took the vehicle to a tire shop to have new tires installed when she was informed that the alignment could not be performed because the front lower ball joint was defective. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact called the manufacturer who took a complaint but provided no further assistance. the current and failure mileage was 51,424.
05/11/201151424
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact took the vehicle to a tire shop to have new tires installed when she was informed that the alignment could not be done because the front lower ball joint was defective. the vehicle had not been repaired. the contact called the manufacturer who took a complaint. the current and failure mileages were 51,424.
12/31/201042000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber which i purchased new in feb 2006. it barely has 47,000 miles on it and yet had to have both front ball bearings and tie rods replaced. internet sites and nhtsa list volumes of complaints with vehicles with low mileage and the tie rods and ball bearing failures. does someone have to be killed before the company is forced to take corrective actions? this is not an inexpensive fix and is a disaster waiting to happen!!!
12/31/201042000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber which i purchased new in feb 2006. it barely has 47,000 miles on it and yet had to have both front ball bearings and tie rods replaced. internet sites and nhtsa list volumes of complaints with vehicles with low mileage and the tie rods and ball bearing failures. does someone have to be killed before the company is forced to take corrective actions? this is not an inexpensive fix and is a disaster waiting to happen!!!
12/31/201042000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber which i purchased new in feb 2006. it barely has 47,000 miles on it and yet had to have both front ball bearings and tie rods replaced. internet sites and nhtsa list volumes of complaints with vehicles with low mileage and the tie rods and ball bearing failures. does someone have to be killed before the company is forced to take corrective actions? this is not an inexpensive fix and is a disaster waiting to happen!!!
12/31/201042000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber which i purchased new in feb 2006. it barely has 47,000 miles on it and yet had to have both front ball bearings and tie rods replaced. internet sites and nhtsa list volumes of complaints with vehicles with low mileage and the tie rods and ball bearing failures. does someone have to be killed before the company is forced to take corrective actions? this is not an inexpensive fix and is a disaster waiting to happen!!!
04/29/201167000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while the vehicle was undergoing state inspection the mechanic noticed the front passenger side lower ball joint and control arm needed to be replaced because they were defective. the contact stated while driving a knocking noise could be heard coming from the right front of the vehicle at any speed when driving over a bump in the road. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 67,000. ds
04/29/201167000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while the vehicle was undergoing state inspection the mechanic noticed the front passenger side lower ball joint and control arm needed to be replaced because they were defective. the contact stated while driving a knocking noise could be heard coming from the right front of the vehicle at any speed when driving over a bump in the road. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 67,000. ds
04/29/201167000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while the vehicle was undergoing state inspection the mechanic noticed the front passenger side lower ball joint and control arm needed to be replaced because they were defective. the contact stated while driving a knocking noise could be heard coming from the right front of the vehicle at any speed when driving over a bump in the road. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 67,000. ds
04/29/201167000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while the vehicle was undergoing state inspection the mechanic noticed the front passenger side lower ball joint and control arm needed to be replaced because they were defective. the contact stated while driving a knocking noise could be heard coming from the right front of the vehicle at any speed when driving over a bump in the road. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 67,000. ds
04/11/201153000
 Suspension - ball joints had to be completely replaced. 2007 with 50,000 miles would not pass inspection
04/11/201153000
 Suspension - ball joints had to be completely replaced. 2007 with 50,000 miles would not pass inspection
04/11/201153000
 Suspension - ball joints had to be completely replaced. 2007 with 50,000 miles would not pass inspection
04/11/201153000
 Suspension - ball joints had to be completely replaced. 2007 with 50,000 miles would not pass inspection
02/22/201143000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 5 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed. the contact exited the vehicle and noticed the front driver side wheel was detached from the vehicle. a police report was not filed and there were no injuries. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the ball joint detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was repaired. the contact also stated the same ball joint was replaced two months prior to the incident by the authorized dealer. the failure and current mileages were 43,000.
03/14/201188000
 I have had on going steering vibration issues with my caliber since 15k miles and many times it has been determined that nothing is wrong and the vibration was a normal characteristic of the vehicle. most recently the tires began excessively wearing on the front (2 replacement sets in 6 months). extensive diagnostic found that the front lower ball joints were failing. it was determined that the ball joints had been quietly failing for about 30k-40k miles. my vehicle currently has 88k miles on it and the ball joints are being replaced. dealership admits that 1,200 replacement ball joints have been sold by dodge in the last week and the part number has changed 5 times since 2007. i feel that a manufacturer defect lead to this issued and i am one of the lucky ones that find this quiet failure before it leads to an accident. had it not been for the tires wearing i would have never know it as they did not become noisy like most ball joints. it should be noted that no signs of abuse or damage was found to the ball joints and the rubber boot was completely intact with no signs of leakage. further, the ball joints on this model are not serviceable and are self lubricated. the life expectancy for ball joints are at least 100,000 mile. chrysler customer service deemed this normal wear and tear but this is a serious issue that should be address before this 5-star rated vehicle seriously injures someone. this is not an issue with the servicing dealership, this is a chrysler issue that should be promptly addressed and corrected.
02/22/201143000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 5 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed. the contact exited the vehicle and noticed the front driver side wheel was detached from the vehicle. a police report was not filed and there were no injuries. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the ball joint detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was repaired. the contact also stated the same ball joint was replaced two months prior to the incident by the authorized dealer. the failure and current mileages were 43,000.
03/14/201188000
 I have had on going steering vibration issues with my caliber since 15k miles and many times it has been determined that nothing is wrong and the vibration was a normal characteristic of the vehicle. most recently the tires began excessively wearing on the front (2 replacement sets in 6 months). extensive diagnostic found that the front lower ball joints were failing. it was determined that the ball joints had been quietly failing for about 30k-40k miles. my vehicle currently has 88k miles on it and the ball joints are being replaced. dealership admits that 1,200 replacement ball joints have been sold by dodge in the last week and the part number has changed 5 times since 2007. i feel that a manufacturer defect lead to this issued and i am one of the lucky ones that find this quiet failure before it leads to an accident. had it not been for the tires wearing i would have never know it as they did not become noisy like most ball joints. it should be noted that no signs of abuse or damage was found to the ball joints and the rubber boot was completely intact with no signs of leakage. further, the ball joints on this model are not serviceable and are self lubricated. the life expectancy for ball joints are at least 100,000 mile. chrysler customer service deemed this normal wear and tear but this is a serious issue that should be address before this 5-star rated vehicle seriously injures someone. this is not an issue with the servicing dealership, this is a chrysler issue that should be promptly addressed and corrected.
02/22/201143000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 5 mph the vehicle lost control and crashed. the contact exited the vehicle and noticed the front driver's side wheel was detached from the vehicle. a police report was not filed and there were no injuries. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the ball joint detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was repaired. the contact also stated the same ball joint was replaced two months prior by the authorized dealer. the failure and current mileages were 43,000. sm.
03/14/201188000
 I have had on going steering vibration issues with my caliber since 15k miles and many times it has been determined that nothing is wrong and the vibration was a normal characteristic of the vehicle. most recently the tires began excessively wearing on the front (2 replacement sets in 6 months). extensive diagnostic found that the front lower ball joints were failing. it was determined that the ball joints had been quietly failing for about 30k-40k miles. my vehicle currently has 88k miles on it and the ball joints are being replaced. dealership admits that 1,200 replacement ball joints have been sold by dodge in the last week and the part number has changed 5 times since 2007. i feel that a manufacturer defect lead to this issued and i am one of the lucky ones that find this quiet failure before it leads to an accident. had it not been for the tires wearing i would have never know it as they did not become noisy like most ball joints. it should be noted that no signs of abuse or damage was found to the ball joints and the rubber boot was completely intact with no signs of leakage. further, the ball joints on this model are not serviceable and are self lubricated. the life expectancy for ball joints are at least 100,000 mile. chrysler customer service deemed this normal wear and tear but this is a serious issue that should be address before this 5-star rated vehicle seriously injures someone. this is not an issue with the servicing dealership, this is a chrysler issue that should be promptly addressed and corrected.
02/22/201143000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 5 mph the vehicle lost control and crashed. the contact exited the vehicle and noticed the front driver's side wheel was detached from the vehicle. a police report was not filed and there were no injuries. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the ball joint detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was repaired. the contact also stated the same ball joint was replaced two months prior by the authorized dealer. the failure and current mileages were 43,000. sm.
03/14/201188000
 I have had on going steering vibration issues with my caliber since 15k miles and many times it has been determined that nothing is wrong and the vibration was a normal characteristic of the vehicle. most recently the tires began excessively wearing on the front (2 replacement sets in 6 months). extensive diagnostic found that the front lower ball joints were failing. it was determined that the ball joints had been quietly failing for about 30k-40k miles. my vehicle currently has 88k miles on it and the ball joints are being replaced. dealership admits that 1,200 replacement ball joints have been sold by dodge in the last week and the part number has changed 5 times since 2007. i feel that a manufacturer defect lead to this issued and i am one of the lucky ones that find this quiet failure before it leads to an accident. had it not been for the tires wearing i would have never know it as they did not become noisy like most ball joints. it should be noted that no signs of abuse or damage was found to the ball joints and the rubber boot was completely intact with no signs of leakage. further, the ball joints on this model are not serviceable and are self lubricated. the life expectancy for ball joints are at least 100,000 mile. chrysler customer service deemed this normal wear and tear but this is a serious issue that should be address before this 5-star rated vehicle seriously injures someone. this is not an issue with the servicing dealership, this is a chrysler issue that should be promptly addressed and corrected.
01/21/201160000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 30 mph, the contact heard a knocking noise coming from the front suspension. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the control arm, outer tie rod ends and ball joints would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 60,000.
01/21/201160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 30 mph the contact heard a knocking noise coming from the front suspension. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians stated the control arm and ball joints needed to be replaced as well as the outer tie rod ends. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 60,000. ds
01/21/201160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 30 mph the contact heard a knocking noise coming from the front suspension. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians stated the control arm and ball joints needed to be replaced as well as the outer tie rod ends. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 60,000. ds
01/21/201160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 30 mph the contact heard a knocking noise coming from the front suspension. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians stated the control arm and ball joints needed to be replaced as well as the outer tie rod ends. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 60,000. ds
01/21/201160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 30 mph the contact heard a knocking noise coming from the front suspension. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians stated the control arm and ball joints needed to be replaced as well as the outer tie rod ends. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 60,000. ds
05/16/201050000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an abnormal banging when driving at various speeds. the vehicle was taken to a repair facility where the contact was informed that the driver side ball joint was defective and would at some point, fail. the ball joint was replaced. the contact stated that the passenger side ball joint then failed january 11, 2011. the contact was able to secure an appointment to have the passenger side ball joint repaired. the manufacturer was contacted but no assistance was offered. the current mileage was 70,000 and the failure mileage was 50,000.
05/16/201050000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an abnormal banging when driving at various speeds. the vehicle was taken to a repair facility where the contact was informed that the driver side ball joint was defective and would at some point, fail. the ball joint was replaced. the contact stated that the passenger side ball joint then failed january 11, 2011. the contact was able to secure an appointment to have the passenger side ball joint repaired. the manufacturer was contacted but no assistance was offered. the current mileage was 70,000 and the failure mileage was 50,000.
05/16/201050000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an abnormal banging when driving at various speeds. the vehicle was taken to a repair facility where the contact was informed that the driver side ball joint was defective and would at some point, fail. the ball joint was replaced. the contact stated that the passenger side ball joint then failed january 11, 2011. the contact was able to secure an appointment to have the passenger side ball joint repaired. the manufacturer was contacted but no assistance was offered. the current mileage was 70,000 and the failure mileage was 50,000.
02/22/201151236
 I started to notice a noise coming from the back end of the car. we took the car to chrsyler/dodge dealer & was told that we have to replace the following:rear hubs, the right & left lower control arms & replace the tires. we had just brought new tires in november 2010 for the winter & now they have to be replace again.chrysler is putting my life, my husband & mother's life line on the line. why is it that when they had the may 2007 recall,this problem was not included and why are they getting away with murder by putting our lives in jeopardy. i thought i purchased a car that would kept me safe. the estimated cost they quoted us $1800.00. chrysler/dodge should be ashame of themselves. is profit more important to them than our lives. the car is worthless & can't afford to trade it in either.
05/16/201050000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact heard a banging noise while driving at various speeds. while having routine maintenance performed, the contact was informed that the driver side ball joint was defective and would fail. the ball joint was replaced by a local mechanic. in january 2011, the passenger side ball joint also failed. the vehicle would be repaired march 7, 2011. the contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. the current mileage was 70,000. the failure mileage was 50,000-bk
02/22/201151236
 I started to notice a noise coming from the back end of the car. we took the car to chrsyler/dodge dealer & was told that we have to replace the following:rear hubs, the right & left lower control arms & replace the tires. we had just brought new tires in november 2010 for the winter & now they have to be replace again.chrysler is putting my life, my husband & mother's life line on the line. why is it that when they had the may 2007 recall,this problem was not included and why are they getting away with murder by putting our lives in jeopardy. i thought i purchased a car that would kept me safe. the estimated cost they quoted us $1800.00. chrysler/dodge should be ashame of themselves. is profit more important to them than our lives. the car is worthless & can't afford to trade it in either.
02/22/201151236
 I started to notice a noise coming from the back end of the car. we took the car to chrsyler/dodge dealer & was told that we have to replace the following:rear hubs, the right & left lower control arms & replace the tires. we had just brought new tires in november 2010 for the winter & now they have to be replace again.chrysler is putting my life, my husband & mother's life line on the line. why is it that when they had the may 2007 recall,this problem was not included and why are they getting away with murder by putting our lives in jeopardy. i thought i purchased a car that would kept me safe. the estimated cost they quoted us $1800.00. chrysler/dodge should be ashame of themselves. is profit more important to them than our lives. the car is worthless & can't afford to trade it in either.
02/22/201151236
 I started to notice a noise coming from the back end of the car. we took the car to chrsyler/dodge dealer & was told that we have to replace the following:rear hubs, the right & left lower control arms & replace the tires. we had just brought new tires in november 2010 for the winter & now they have to be replace again.chrysler is putting my life, my husband & mother's life line on the line. why is it that when they had the may 2007 recall,this problem was not included and why are they getting away with murder by putting our lives in jeopardy. i thought i purchased a car that would kept me safe. the estimated cost they quoted us $1800.00. chrysler/dodge should be ashame of themselves. is profit more important to them than our lives. the car is worthless & can't afford to trade it in either.
02/22/201151236
 I started to notice a noise coming from the back end of the car. we took the car to chrsyler/dodge dealer & was told that we have to replace the following:rear hubs, the right & left lower control arms & replace the tires. we had just brought new tires in november 2010 for the winter & now they have to be replace again.chrysler is putting my life, my husband & mother's life line on the line. why is it that when they had the may 2007 recall,this problem was not included and why are they getting away with murder by putting our lives in jeopardy. i thought i purchased a car that would kept me safe. the estimated cost they quoted us $1800.00. chrysler/dodge should be ashame of themselves. is profit more important to them than our lives. the car is worthless & can't afford to trade it in either.
02/14/200923000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber sxt. the contact stated that after getting regular service done, the dealer noticed that the tires had worn and the front outer tie rods needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for for the front outer tie rods. now 20,000 miles later after getting tires replaced again the dealer noticed the front inner tie rods and ball joints needed to be replaced again, which was causing the tires to be worn faster. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 23,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
02/14/200923000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber sxt. the contact stated that after getting regular service done, the dealer noticed that the tires had worn and the front outer tie rods needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for for the front outer tie rods. now 20,000 miles later after getting tires replaced again the dealer noticed the front inner tie rods and ball joints needed to be replaced again, which was causing the tires to be worn faster. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 23,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
02/14/200923000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber sxt. the contact stated that after getting regular service done, the dealer noticed that the tires had worn and the front outer tie rods needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for for the front outer tie rods. now 20,000 miles later after getting tires replaced again the dealer noticed the front inner tie rods and ball joints needed to be replaced again, which was causing the tires to be worn faster. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 23,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
02/14/200923000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber sxt. the contact stated that after getting regular service done, the dealer noticed that the tires had worn and the front outer tie rods needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for for the front outer tie rods. now 20,000 miles later after getting tires replaced again the dealer noticed the front inner tie rods and ball joints needed to be replaced again, which was causing the tires to be worn faster. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 23,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
01/15/201148000
 I am very sad to report that my 2007 dodge caliber that i have had no trouble with ever, with 48,000 miles on it, the left lower ball joint is so bad that it needs to be fixed immediately. i didn't believe the dealer, so i brought it somewhere else. still going to cost $500 to fix one stupid little part that looks like a manufacture defect.
01/15/201148000
 I am very sad to report that my 2007 dodge caliber that i have had no trouble with ever, with 48,000 miles on it, the left lower ball joint is so bad that it needs to be fixed immediately. i didn't believe the dealer, so i brought it somewhere else. still going to cost $500 to fix one stupid little part that looks like a manufacture defect.
01/15/201148000
 I am very sad to report that my 2007 dodge caliber that i have had no trouble with ever, with 48,000 miles on it, the left lower ball joint is so bad that it needs to be fixed immediately. i didn't believe the dealer, so i brought it somewhere else. still going to cost $500 to fix one stupid little part that looks like a manufacture defect.
01/15/201148000
 I am very sad to report that my 2007 dodge caliber that i have had no trouble with ever, with 48,000 miles on it, the left lower ball joint is so bad that it needs to be fixed immediately. i didn't believe the dealer, so i brought it somewhere else. still going to cost $500 to fix one stupid little part that looks like a manufacture defect.
01/15/201148000
 I am very sad to report that my 2007 dodge caliber that i have had no trouble with ever, with 48,000 miles on it, the left lower ball joint is so bad that it needs to be fixed immediately. i didn't believe the dealer, so i brought it somewhere else. still going to cost $500 to fix one stupid little part that looks like a manufacture defect.
12/13/201065000
 My 2007 dodge caliber sxt having ball joint/tie rod/control arm failure at 64,000 miles. replacement of all parts would be $1000.00. vehicle is only 3 yrs old and have read numerous upon numerous complaints about this as a safety issue.
12/13/201065000
 My 2007 dodge caliber sxt having ball joint/tie rod/control arm failure at 64,000 miles. replacement of all parts would be $1000.00. vehicle is only 3 yrs old and have read numerous upon numerous complaints about this as a safety issue.
12/13/201065000
 My 2007 dodge caliber sxt having ball joint/tie rod/control arm failure at 64,000 miles. replacement of all parts would be $1000.00. vehicle is only 3 yrs old and have read numerous upon numerous complaints about this as a safety issue.
12/13/201065000
 My 2007 dodge caliber sxt having ball joint/tie rod/control arm failure at 64,000 miles. replacement of all parts would be $1000.00. vehicle is only 3 yrs old and have read numerous upon numerous complaints about this as a safety issue.
11/04/201036000
 I had my car in with another complaint, the tire pressure gage was leaking. while they had it on the hoist, they told me the tires were wearing uneavenly due to damage to the tie rods. i only have 36,000. miles on my car and it is a little over three years old. i am trying to get with their paying for at least part of the $700. repair and cost of new tires.
11/04/201036000
 I had my car in with another complaint, the tire pressure gage was leaking. while they had it on the hoist, they told me the tires were wearing uneavenly due to damage to the tie rods. i only have 36,000. miles on my car and it is a little over three years old. i am trying to get with their paying for at least part of the $700. repair and cost of new tires.
11/04/201036000
 I had my car in with another complaint, the tire pressure gage was leaking. while they had it on the hoist, they told me the tires were wearing uneavenly due to damage to the tie rods. i only have 36,000. miles on my car and it is a little over three years old. i am trying to get with their paying for at least part of the $700. repair and cost of new tires.
11/04/201036000
 I had my car in with another complaint, the tire pressure gage was leaking. while they had it on the hoist, they told me the tires were wearing uneavenly due to damage to the tie rods. i only have 36,000. miles on my car and it is a little over three years old. i am trying to get with their paying for at least part of the $700. repair and cost of new tires.
11/04/201036000
 I had my car in with another complaint, the tire pressure gage was leaking. while they had it on the hoist, they told me the tires were wearing uneavenly due to damage to the tie rods. i only have 36,000. miles on my car and it is a little over three years old. i am trying to get with their paying for at least part of the $700. repair and cost of new tires.
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
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.
10/11/201055445
 3 year old 2007 dodge caliber. flat tire on highway, when new tires were purchased following morning tire tech. showed me why my tire had a huge hole worn on the side. right and left lower control arms so badly damaged they suggested i did not drive the vehicle until it was fixed. until flat tire not one issue with car. no vibration, pulling or anything to lead me to believe there was a major issue with my suspension. what a huge safety concern. dealer estimate repairs at over $1032.00 mostly highway miles driven, what a shame this has not been recalled. research online lead me to find 15 other similar complaints with same dodge vehicle.
10/11/201055445
 3 year old 2007 dodge caliber. flat tire on highway, when new tires were purchased following morning tire tech. showed me why my tire had a huge hole worn on the side. right and left lower control arms so badly damaged they suggested i did not drive the vehicle until it was fixed. until flat tire not one issue with car. no vibration, pulling or anything to lead me to believe there was a major issue with my suspension. what a huge safety concern. dealer estimate repairs at over $1032.00 mostly highway miles driven, what a shame this has not been recalled. research online lead me to find 15 other similar complaints with same dodge vehicle.
10/11/201055445
 3 year old 2007 dodge caliber. flat tire on highway, when new tires were purchased following morning tire tech. showed me why my tire had a huge hole worn on the side. right and left lower control arms so badly damaged they suggested i did not drive the vehicle until it was fixed. until flat tire not one issue with car. no vibration, pulling or anything to lead me to believe there was a major issue with my suspension. what a huge safety concern. dealer estimate repairs at over $1032.00 mostly highway miles driven, what a shame this has not been recalled. research online lead me to find 15 other similar complaints with same dodge vehicle.
10/11/201055445
 3 year old 2007 dodge caliber. flat tire on highway, when new tires were purchased following morning tire tech. showed me why my tire had a huge hole worn on the side. right and left lower control arms so badly damaged they suggested i did not drive the vehicle until it was fixed. until flat tire not one issue with car. no vibration, pulling or anything to lead me to believe there was a major issue with my suspension. what a huge safety concern. dealer estimate repairs at over $1032.00 mostly highway miles driven, what a shame this has not been recalled. research online lead me to find 15 other similar complaints with same dodge vehicle.
10/04/201065000
 Had tie rod ends replaced by the dealer 4 months ago. now, 4 months later, the dealer is telling me that i need to have the steering gear, and lower control arms on both sides replaced. the car only has 65,000 miles. there should be no reason for the lower control arms or steering gear to be replaced at such low mileage. dealer said the car is unsafe to drive. same thing they said 4 months ago when the tie rods were replaced. why wasn't the control arm issue noticed when i had the tie rods replaced? i have seen numerous complaints that have to deal with the lower control arms. this is not some freak accident. it is an ongoing problem with no help from dodge/chrysler. if there are so many complaints, why is this issue not being looked into a little more carefully? if they want to stay in business much longer they should be dealing with this issue promptly.
09/20/201050000
 Ball joint failure at 50,000 miles. wore out tires . replaced ball joints and tires
10/04/201065000
 Had tie rod ends replaced by the dealer 4 months ago. now, 4 months later, the dealer is telling me that i need to have the steering gear, and lower control arms on both sides replaced. the car only has 65,000 miles. there should be no reason for the lower control arms or steering gear to be replaced at such low mileage. dealer said the car is unsafe to drive. same thing they said 4 months ago when the tie rods were replaced. why wasn't the control arm issue noticed when i had the tie rods replaced? i have seen numerous complaints that have to deal with the lower control arms. this is not some freak accident. it is an ongoing problem with no help from dodge/chrysler. if there are so many complaints, why is this issue not being looked into a little more carefully? if they want to stay in business much longer they should be dealing with this issue promptly.
09/20/201050000
 Ball joint failure at 50,000 miles. wore out tires . replaced ball joints and tires
10/04/201065000
 Had tie rod ends replaced by the dealer 4 months ago. now, 4 months later, the dealer is telling me that i need to have the steering gear, and lower control arms on both sides replaced. the car only has 65,000 miles. there should be no reason for the lower control arms or steering gear to be replaced at such low mileage. dealer said the car is unsafe to drive. same thing they said 4 months ago when the tie rods were replaced. why wasn't the control arm issue noticed when i had the tie rods replaced? i have seen numerous complaints that have to deal with the lower control arms. this is not some freak accident. it is an ongoing problem with no help from dodge/chrysler. if there are so many complaints, why is this issue not being looked into a little more carefully? if they want to stay in business much longer they should be dealing with this issue promptly.
09/20/201050000
 Ball joint failure at 50,000 miles. wore out tires . replaced ball joints and tires
10/04/201065000
 Had tie rod ends replaced by the dealer 4 months ago. now, 4 months later, the dealer is telling me that i need to have the steering gear, and lower control arms on both sides replaced. the car only has 65,000 miles. there should be no reason for the lower control arms or steering gear to be replaced at such low mileage. dealer said the car is unsafe to drive. same thing they said 4 months ago when the tie rods were replaced. why wasn't the control arm issue noticed when i had the tie rods replaced? i have seen numerous complaints that have to deal with the lower control arms. this is not some freak accident. it is an ongoing problem with no help from dodge/chrysler. if there are so many complaints, why is this issue not being looked into a little more carefully? if they want to stay in business much longer they should be dealing with this issue promptly.
09/20/201050000
 Ball joint failure at 50,000 miles. wore out tires . replaced ball joints and tires
05/10/201087000
 Was involved in a pd crash when a piece of tire tread appeared in my lane and i struck it causing my engine to have complete failure. when the car was at the dealership being repaired, shop personnel advised me that my front suspension (control arms, etc.) needed replacement. i had in may, 2010 (mileage approximately 87,000) noticed a looseness to the front end of the vehicle. when i go over rr tracks it sounds almost like a clunking or grinding in the front end. i know it's not my brakes as i have had them looked at. what is the problem withd dodge? i have read numerous complaints on this website in regards to the suspension problem that i am also having.
05/10/201087000
 Was involved in a pd crash when a piece of tire tread appeared in my lane and i struck it causing my engine to have complete failure. when the car was at the dealership being repaired, shop personnel advised me that my front suspension (control arms, etc.) needed replacement. i had in may, 2010 (mileage approximately 87,000) noticed a looseness to the front end of the vehicle. when i go over rr tracks it sounds almost like a clunking or grinding in the front end. i know it's not my brakes as i have had them looked at. what is the problem withd dodge? i have read numerous complaints on this website in regards to the suspension problem that i am also having.
05/10/201087000
 Was involved in a pd crash when a piece of tire tread appeared in my lane and i struck it causing my engine to have complete failure. when the car was at the dealership being repaired, shop personnel advised me that my front suspension (control arms, etc.) needed replacement. i had in may, 2010 (mileage approximately 87,000) noticed a looseness to the front end of the vehicle. when i go over rr tracks it sounds almost like a clunking or grinding in the front end. i know it's not my brakes as i have had them looked at. what is the problem withd dodge? i have read numerous complaints on this website in regards to the suspension problem that i am also having.
09/24/201053000
 2007 dodge caliber sxt having ball joint/tie rod/control arm failure at 53,000 miles. replacement of all parts at 1000.00 expensive. vehicle is only 3 yrs old and have read numerous complaints about this as a safety issue.
05/10/201087000
 Was involved in a pd crash when a piece of tire tread appeared in my lane and i struck it causing my engine to have complete failure. when the car was at the dealership being repaired, shop personnel advised me that my front suspension (control arms, etc.) needed replacement. i had in may, 2010 (mileage approximately 87,000) noticed a looseness to the front end of the vehicle. when i go over rr tracks it sounds almost like a clunking or grinding in the front end. i know it's not my brakes as i have had them looked at. what is the problem withd dodge? i have read numerous complaints on this website in regards to the suspension problem that i am also having.
09/24/201053000
 2007 dodge caliber sxt having ball joint/tie rod/control arm failure at 53,000 miles. replacement of all parts at 1000.00 expensive. vehicle is only 3 yrs old and have read numerous complaints about this as a safety issue.
05/10/201087000
 Was involved in a pd crash when a piece of tire tread appeared in my lane and i struck it causing my engine to have complete failure. when the car was at the dealership being repaired, shop personnel advised me that my front suspension (control arms, etc.) needed replacement. i had in may, 2010 (mileage approximately 87,000) noticed a looseness to the front end of the vehicle. when i go over rr tracks it sounds almost like a clunking or grinding in the front end. i know it's not my brakes as i have had them looked at. what is the problem withd dodge? i have read numerous complaints on this website in regards to the suspension problem that i am also having.
09/24/201053000
 2007 dodge caliber sxt having ball joint/tie rod/control arm failure at 53,000 miles. replacement of all parts at 1000.00 expensive. vehicle is only 3 yrs old and have read numerous complaints about this as a safety issue.
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.
09/24/201053000
 2007 dodge caliber sxt having ball joint/tie rod/control arm failure at 53,000 miles. replacement of all parts at 1000.00 expensive. vehicle is only 3 yrs old and have read numerous complaints about this as a safety issue.
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.
09/01/201045000
 I own a 2007 dodge caliber sxt. in early 2009 i was told by my dealership that the right lower balljoint needed to be replaced and that it was very dangerous to drive my vehicle. my car only had 45,000 miles on it. i took it elsewhere to be replaced. as of september 2010, the dealership advised me that the left lower balljoint now needed to be replaced as well as the front fea that contains the recently replaced rt ball joint. my car only has 77,000 miles on it. i took it to another mechanic which advised me that ball joints should not have to be replaced this early on. i then did research and found others with the same issue. there are no recalls and i think this is a defect that lies within dodge. they are putting people's safety at risk!
09/01/201045000
 I own a 2007 dodge caliber sxt. in early 2009 i was told by my dealership that the right lower balljoint needed to be replaced and that it was very dangerous to drive my vehicle. my car only had 45,000 miles on it. i took it elsewhere to be replaced. as of september 2010, the dealership advised me that the left lower balljoint now needed to be replaced as well as the front fea that contains the recently replaced rt ball joint. my car only has 77,000 miles on it. i took it to another mechanic which advised me that ball joints should not have to be replaced this early on. i then did research and found others with the same issue. there are no recalls and i think this is a defect that lies within dodge. they are putting people's safety at risk!
09/01/201045000
 I own a 2007 dodge caliber sxt. in early 2009 i was told by my dealership that the right lower balljoint needed to be replaced and that it was very dangerous to drive my vehicle. my car only had 45,000 miles on it. i took it elsewhere to be replaced. as of september 2010, the dealership advised me that the left lower balljoint now needed to be replaced as well as the front fea that contains the recently replaced rt ball joint. my car only has 77,000 miles on it. i took it to another mechanic which advised me that ball joints should not have to be replaced this early on. i then did research and found others with the same issue. there are no recalls and i think this is a defect that lies within dodge. they are putting people's safety at risk!
09/01/201045000
 I own a 2007 dodge caliber sxt. in early 2009 i was told by my dealership that the right lower balljoint needed to be replaced and that it was very dangerous to drive my vehicle. my car only had 45,000 miles on it. i took it elsewhere to be replaced. as of september 2010, the dealership advised me that the left lower balljoint now needed to be replaced as well as the front fea that contains the recently replaced rt ball joint. my car only has 77,000 miles on it. i took it to another mechanic which advised me that ball joints should not have to be replaced this early on. i then did research and found others with the same issue. there are no recalls and i think this is a defect that lies within dodge. they are putting people's safety at risk!
06/01/201045000
 I bought a 2007 dodge caliber in april 08, it had 12,00 miles on it. it now has 70,000 miles. it is making a loud clicking noise in the front end. i can feel it in the steering wheel and on the floor board whenever i make a turn or go over a bump. i do not have a warranty, and the dealer wants 75.00 just to look at the car. also, while driving with my small child, my turn signals, high beam headlights, and wipers just stopped working. i have looked at hundreds of other complaints about these same issues, but i do not know of any recalls for these same issues. this is an extreme safety issue while driving. i am not sure how i will be able to pay for these problems with the car. wondering how dodge can get away with these same issues happening with thousands of calibers and them not be held liable to fix it at their cost? will never buy a dodge again! thank you, and i hope to see recalls very soon for these issues!
06/01/201045000
 I bought a 2007 dodge caliber in april 08, it had 12,00 miles on it. it now has 70,000 miles. it is making a loud clicking noise in the front end. i can feel it in the steering wheel and on the floor board whenever i make a turn or go over a bump. i do not have a warranty, and the dealer wants 75.00 just to look at the car. also, while driving with my small child, my turn signals, high beam headlights, and wipers just stopped working. i have looked at hundreds of other complaints about these same issues, but i do not know of any recalls for these same issues. this is an extreme safety issue while driving. i am not sure how i will be able to pay for these problems with the car. wondering how dodge can get away with these same issues happening with thousands of calibers and them not be held liable to fix it at their cost? will never buy a dodge again! thank you, and i hope to see recalls very soon for these issues!
06/01/201045000
 I bought a 2007 dodge caliber in april 08, it had 12,00 miles on it. it now has 70,000 miles. it is making a loud clicking noise in the front end. i can feel it in the steering wheel and on the floor board whenever i make a turn or go over a bump. i do not have a warranty, and the dealer wants 75.00 just to look at the car. also, while driving with my small child, my turn signals, high beam headlights, and wipers just stopped working. i have looked at hundreds of other complaints about these same issues, but i do not know of any recalls for these same issues. this is an extreme safety issue while driving. i am not sure how i will be able to pay for these problems with the car. wondering how dodge can get away with these same issues happening with thousands of calibers and them not be held liable to fix it at their cost? will never buy a dodge again! thank you, and i hope to see recalls very soon for these issues!
06/01/201045000
 I bought a 2007 dodge caliber in april 08, it had 12,00 miles on it. it now has 70,000 miles. it is making a loud clicking noise in the front end. i can feel it in the steering wheel and on the floor board whenever i make a turn or go over a bump. i do not have a warranty, and the dealer wants 75.00 just to look at the car. also, while driving with my small child, my turn signals, high beam headlights, and wipers just stopped working. i have looked at hundreds of other complaints about these same issues, but i do not know of any recalls for these same issues. this is an extreme safety issue while driving. i am not sure how i will be able to pay for these problems with the car. wondering how dodge can get away with these same issues happening with thousands of calibers and them not be held liable to fix it at their cost? will never buy a dodge again! thank you, and i hope to see recalls very soon for these issues!
06/01/201045000
 I bought a 2007 dodge caliber in april 08, it had 12,00 miles on it. it now has 70,000 miles. it is making a loud clicking noise in the front end. i can feel it in the steering wheel and on the floor board whenever i make a turn or go over a bump. i do not have a warranty, and the dealer wants 75.00 just to look at the car. also, while driving with my small child, my turn signals, high beam headlights, and wipers just stopped working. i have looked at hundreds of other complaints about these same issues, but i do not know of any recalls for these same issues. this is an extreme safety issue while driving. i am not sure how i will be able to pay for these problems with the car. wondering how dodge can get away with these same issues happening with thousands of calibers and them not be held liable to fix it at their cost? will never buy a dodge again! thank you, and i hope to see recalls very soon for these issues!
06/13/201045000
 Noticed rattling in front end when going over bumps. problem diagnosed during an oil change by a national company. the estimate included right control arm and ball joint. took car to local mechanic who i have dealt with for over 20 years. he stated the right ball joint needed replacing but control arms were fine. had right ball joint replaced
06/13/201045000
 Noticed rattling in front end when going over bumps. problem diagnosed during an oil change by a national company. the estimate included right control arm and ball joint. took car to local mechanic who i have dealt with for over 20 years. he stated the right ball joint needed replacing but control arms were fine. had right ball joint replaced
06/13/201045000
 Noticed rattling in front end when going over bumps. problem diagnosed during an oil change by a national company. the estimate included right control arm and ball joint. took car to local mechanic who i have dealt with for over 20 years. he stated the right ball joint needed replacing but control arms were fine. had right ball joint replaced
06/13/201045000
 Noticed rattling in front end when going over bumps. problem diagnosed during an oil change by a national company. the estimate included right control arm and ball joint. took car to local mechanic who i have dealt with for over 20 years. he stated the right ball joint needed replacing but control arms were fine. had right ball joint replaced
08/10/201059100
 Had to replace struts at 46,000 miles, then at 59,000 had to replace lower ball joint with control arms, was told no to drive car until it was fixed because it was very dangerous, the vehicle is a 2007 dodge caliber. also know of 3 others in small community that have same problem, with same car. also courtesy dodge in altoona pa, knows of problem with the calibers and are doing nothing about it.
06/15/201085000
 I was leaving work and driving home on the highway when i started hearing a strange noise then began smelling burning rubber. i pulled off the highway and heard something fall from my car i got out and seen that my coil spring had broke and began digging into my tire. i mainly do highway driving so i don't hit to many bumps. i own a 2007 dodge caliber sxt which i purchased from a used car dealership in feb 2010 and the spring broke around june 15 2010. no one carries the parts besides the dealership and they told me that they are on back order for 2 weeks so i take it that this happens alot.
04/27/201023612
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber sxt that i have owned for just over 3 years. it has 38,000 km/23,612 miles on it. i took it in to the dodge dealership today to swap out my winter tires for my summer tires. when i picked it up, i was told by the mechanic that the lower ball joints on the front need to be replaced because they are worn. in fact, he told me that this is a very serious safety issue and i should get these replaced immediately. he then told me that the warranty had just expired and that the cost to replace these would be approximately $1000.00. he said that the clunking noise in the front end indicates that this is true. i do not hear any clunking noise and my vehicle runs and drives very smoothly. i have not pursued this matter with dodge yet as at the moment i am in shock. this vehicle is a highway driven vehicle and used very seldom in the city. the roads that i drive are paved and very well maintained. i drive the speed limit and in no way, shape, or form, abuse this vehicle. the vehicle is practically new given the very low mileage. i just wanted to document this problem in case there are other caliber owners out there who run into this problem. not only do i not have $1000 to replace the ball joints, i now have the stress of knowing that my vehicle is dangerously unsafe to drive.
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.
10/18/2009415001
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber sxt that i have owned for almost 2 years. i was told by a mechanic today that the ball joints on the front need to be replaced because they are dangerously defective and if they break while i am driving, they could cause a fatal accident. i was also told that ball joints should not be worn out on a car that is 2 years old and one with 41,000 miles on the odometer. he said that the ball joints were likely defective at the time of manufacture. the front tires can be freely moved and jiggled when the car is parked in the driveway with little effort. i have gotten no help from my local dodge dealer in replacing the defective ball joints and am forced to risk my life every time i drive the car until i can afford the repair which will cost between $500 and $1,200. because the parts were likely defective at the time of manufacture, i suspect that all other dodge calibers manufactured at the same time with the same parts have the same problem and the owners are simply unaware that their vehicles are dangerous to drive. *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 $1,000). took it back again and was told the rims were bad again. had the rims checked and they are perfectly round. bought another set of tires (same as factory); same problem. i have 69,000 miles on my car and it still does the same thing. i guess i have to live with it since it's my imagination. *tr
09/15/2008390001
 My 2007 calibur needed new struts on front end in first yr ,it was covered under warranty. *tr
03/01/2008122411
 The car strut has to be change in less than one year 4 times and is starting to sound again. *tr
07/31/20063000406/01/2006
 My 2007 dodge caliber has experience a pulling in the front end that started after 3,000 miles. the car has been at the shop 3 times in a time period expanding approx. 6-12 weeks. the dealer working on the car could not achieve success after three attempts. the car is now at another dealer who has had the car over 48 hrs with no response to the front end issue. the car now at 7400 miles as a front brake jatter and is at the dealer for this as well. also, the car's rear washer fluid nozzle leaks at highway speed and the stereo's sound will distort suddenly without warning. i am beyond upset with how much problems i have had on a 19,000.00$ 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
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER BALL JOINT
02/01/20111
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer writes to express that he believes there is a serious design flaw in the vehicle. consumer states vehicle is not capable of aligned due to defective front ball joints *tgw the consumer was informed the ball joints were designed with a sealant with no capable means to lubricate them and repair was not possible. the replace them would cost $750. *jb
02/01/20111
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer writes to express that he believes there is a serious design flaw in the vehicle. consumer states vehicle is not capable of aligned due to defective front ball joints *tgw the consumer was informed the ball joints were designed with a sealant with no capable means to lubricate them and repair was not possible. the replace them would cost $750. *jb
02/01/20111
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer writes to express that he believes there is a serious design flaw in the vehicle. consumer states vehicle is not capable of aligned due to defective front ball joints *tgw the consumer was informed the ball joints were designed with a sealant with no capable means to lubricate them and repair was not possible. the replace them would cost $750. *jb
02/01/20111
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer writes to express that he believes there is a serious design flaw in the vehicle. consumer states vehicle is not capable of aligned due to defective front ball joints *tgw the consumer was informed the ball joints were designed with a sealant with no capable means to lubricate them and repair was not possible. the replace them would cost $750. *jb
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - UPPER BALL JOINT
02/01/20111
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer writes to express that he believes there is a serious design flaw in the vehicle. consumer states vehicle is not capable of aligned due to defective front ball joints *tgw the consumer was informed the ball joints were designed with a sealant with no capable means to lubricate them and repair was not possible. the replace them would cost $750. *jb
02/01/20111
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer writes to express that he believes there is a serious design flaw in the vehicle. consumer states vehicle is not capable of aligned due to defective front ball joints *tgw the consumer was informed the ball joints were designed with a sealant with no capable means to lubricate them and repair was not possible. the replace them would cost $750. *jb
02/01/20111
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer writes to express that he believes there is a serious design flaw in the vehicle. consumer states vehicle is not capable of aligned due to defective front ball joints *tgw the consumer was informed the ball joints were designed with a sealant with no capable means to lubricate them and repair was not possible. the replace them would cost $750. *jb
02/01/20111
 2007 dodge caliber. consumer writes to express that he believes there is a serious design flaw in the vehicle. consumer states vehicle is not capable of aligned due to defective front ball joints *tgw the consumer was informed the ball joints were designed with a sealant with no capable means to lubricate them and repair was not possible. the replace them would cost $750. *jb
SUSPENSION - FRONT - HUB
11/16/2007109/18/2007
 Rattling noise from the tires since i bought it. everytime i go over any bumps in the road but especially going over the bridge its makes the most noise, kind of scary i took it in they said they put a foam behing the hub to stop the rattling but is that safe? *tr