Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD
230470610/21/200610021248Cracked windshield due to being hit by a foreign object like a stone. *kb03/26/2007
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
230530612/01/200610020848Rear wiper arm might come loose after use. installing a new nut on the rear wiper arm should solve the problem. *kb01/24/2007

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
VISIBILITY
10/10/201053470
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the vehicle was leaking hot water on her foot from the driver side and the passenger side. the dealer was called and informed her to bring the vehicle in for a diagnostic test which cost $90. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 53,470.....mw
10/10/201053470
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the vehicle was leaking hot water on her foot from the driver side and the passenger side. the dealer was called and informed her to bring the vehicle in for a diagnostic test which cost $90. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 53,470.....mw
10/10/201053470
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the vehicle was leaking hot water on her foot from the driver side and the passenger side. the dealer was called and informed her to bring the vehicle in for a diagnostic test which cost $90. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 53,470.....mw
10/10/201053470
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the vehicle was leaking hot water on her foot from the driver side and the passenger side. the dealer was called and informed her to bring the vehicle in for a diagnostic test which cost $90. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 53,470.....mw
08/13/201080000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the driver was operating the vehicle when the driver side door panel suddenly caught fire. she dumped a bottle of water on it which put the fire out. the fire department stated that the failure was caused by the power window motor. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership but the dealer would offer no assistance because the vehicle was outside the warranty. the contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance because no one else had reported such a problem. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were approximately 80,000-bk
08/13/201080000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the driver was operating the vehicle when the driver side door panel suddenly caught fire. she dumped a bottle of water on it which put the fire out. the fire department stated that the failure was caused by the power window motor. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership but the dealer would offer no assistance because the vehicle was outside the warranty. the contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance because no one else had reported such a problem. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were approximately 80,000-bk
08/13/201080000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the driver was operating the vehicle when the driver side door panel suddenly caught fire. she dumped a bottle of water on it which put the fire out. the fire department stated that the failure was caused by the power window motor. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership but the dealer would offer no assistance because the vehicle was outside the warranty. the contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance because no one else had reported such a problem. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were approximately 80,000-bk
08/13/201080000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the driver was operating the vehicle when the driver side door panel suddenly caught fire. she dumped a bottle of water on it which put the fire out. the fire department stated that the failure was caused by the power window motor. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership but the dealer would offer no assistance because the vehicle was outside the warranty. the contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance because no one else had reported such a problem. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were approximately 80,000-bk
01/01/200801
 Windshield is always being oiled up due to dashboard deteriorating. this is causing poor visibility when driving into the sun and when driving at night. windshield has been cleaned multiple times to where it has no oil on windshield and within a few hours it is back to where it was before. this problem is generally worse during the summer months. this has been happening since vehicle has been owned. *tr
VISIBILITY - DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM - WINDSHIELD - HEATER CORE
09/10/20071000107/03/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving 30 mph, cold water dripped from the dashboard and then the water turned extremely hot. the dealer stated that the heater core failed and made repairs. the current is 36,000 and the failure mileage was 1000. updated 01-15-08. *kb updated*jb
VISIBILITY - POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
12/16/2007804/05/2006
 When it is cold out, and there is any type of precipitation. the power windows will not roll down. you have to either beat on the windows, wait over an hour for the car to warm up, or use a spray dicer (have not tried this yet). *tr
VISIBILITY - REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER
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
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
03/12/2010723401
 First heavy rainfall of the spring, travel in rush hour traffic toward seattle. i had not had to use my windshield wipers on anything but intermittent for several months. when needed for the heavier rains and traffic this morning, the wipers failed to work in the primary wiper function (continual operation-neither slow or fast). it was necessary to hold the wiper control arm in the down position to keep the wipers working thus not allowing me to keep two hands on the steering wheel. i contacted my dealer and was told there was no recall on this issue, the recall associated to the nitro parts (chrysler j28/campaign 09v438000-3 nov 2009) did not apply. i will be checking the part number of the pcm for both vehicles to determine if the same part is used in each production line. *tr
05/22/200948500
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving at an unknown speed in the rain, the windshield wipers stopped working. the contact took his vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the windshield wiper motor and tipm were faulty and needed to be replaced. the failure mileage was 48,500.
VISIBILITY/WIPER
11/25/2012
 The left headlight low-beam does not work. have been stopped 3 times by police for warnings. have replaced light bulb with new bulb and it still only works on high-beam. took to auto service center, they also tried to install a new buld, but it to did not work. tried tip of removing both battery cables and holding them together for 10 minutes to reset computer code. that also did not work. from searching the internet on this problem, i find that there are many of these vehicals with similar problems. i think these should be recalled by chrysler because it causes a safety issue when driving at night or during the day when it is raining.
11/25/2012
 The left headlight low-beam does not work. have been stopped 3 times by police for warnings. have replaced light bulb with new bulb and it still only works on high-beam. took to auto service center, they also tried to install a new buld, but it to did not work. tried tip of removing both battery cables and holding them together for 10 minutes to reset computer code. that also did not work. from searching the internet on this problem, i find that there are many of these vehicals with similar problems. i think these should be recalled by chrysler because it causes a safety issue when driving at night or during the day when it is raining.
11/25/2012
 The left headlight low-beam does not work. have been stopped 3 times by police for warnings. have replaced light bulb with new bulb and it still only works on high-beam. took to auto service center, they also tried to install a new buld, but it to did not work. tried tip of removing both battery cables and holding them together for 10 minutes to reset computer code. that also did not work. from searching the internet on this problem, i find that there are many of these vehicals with similar problems. i think these should be recalled by chrysler because it causes a safety issue when driving at night or during the day when it is raining.
11/25/2012
 The left headlight low-beam does not work. have been stopped 3 times by police for warnings. have replaced light bulb with new bulb and it still only works on high-beam. took to auto service center, they also tried to install a new buld, but it to did not work. tried tip of removing both battery cables and holding them together for 10 minutes to reset computer code. that also did not work. from searching the internet on this problem, i find that there are many of these vehicals with similar problems. i think these should be recalled by chrysler because it causes a safety issue when driving at night or during the day when it is raining.
01/02/2012850001
 2007 dodge caliber - totally integrated power module (tipm) unit issue low beam headlights stopped working while operating vehicle. only high beam lights work. local garage diagnosed problem as faulty totally integrated power module, with a repair cost of $1225. headlights are a necessary component to the safe operation of a vehicle. dodge ought to look into the issue of faulty tipm units and the safety implications inherent in failure of the component. the safety of the families traveling in vehicles manufactured by dodge ought to be of the greatest concern. *tr
01/02/201285000
 2007 dodge caliber - totally integrated power module (tipm) unit issue low beam headlights stopped working while operating vehicle. only high beam lights work. local garage diagnosed problem as faulty totally integrated power module, with a repair cost of $1225. headlights are a necessary component to the safe operation of a vehicle. dodge ought to look into the issue of faulty tipm units and the safety implications inherent in failure of the component. the safety of the families traveling in vehicles manufactured by dodge ought to be of the greatest concern.
01/02/201285000
 2007 dodge caliber - totally integrated power module (tipm) unit issue low beam headlights stopped working while operating vehicle. only high beam lights work. local garage diagnosed problem as faulty totally integrated power module, with a repair cost of $1225. headlights are a necessary component to the safe operation of a vehicle. dodge ought to look into the issue of faulty tipm units and the safety implications inherent in failure of the component. the safety of the families traveling in vehicles manufactured by dodge ought to be of the greatest concern.
01/02/201285000
 2007 dodge caliber - totally integrated power module (tipm) unit issue low beam headlights stopped working while operating vehicle. only high beam lights work. local garage diagnosed problem as faulty totally integrated power module, with a repair cost of $1225. headlights are a necessary component to the safe operation of a vehicle. dodge ought to look into the issue of faulty tipm units and the safety implications inherent in failure of the component. the safety of the families traveling in vehicles manufactured by dodge ought to be of the greatest concern.