Dodge Caliber 2007 recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
WHEELS - CAP/COVER/HUB
07V196000DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 11/29/2006 to 03/13/2007V (Vehicle)41005/08/2007MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC05/07/200705/07/2007571135
Defect SummaryCertain passenger vehicles equipped with rear disc brakes fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 135, light vehicle brake systems. the length of the rear wheel hub mounting bolts may prevent actuation of the park brake.
Consequence SummaryThis could allow unintended movement of the vehicle under certain conditions and cause a crash without warning.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the rear wheel hub mounting bolts and repair the park brake free of charge. the recall began on may 8, 2007. owners may contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
NotesDaimlerchrysler recall no. g15.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Dodge Caliber 2007 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
WHEELS
09/20/201238550
 With only 38,550 miles on my car (which has been well cared for) i had to have the wheel bearings replaced. when i picked it up, my mechanic (who has been the only mechanic i have used for over 10 years) told me that the ball joints were also totally shot & had to be replaced. after a little research i found out the danger i was putting myself & others in, had him do the ball joints the next day. these 2 parts seemed to need replacement way before they should have. the dealership here (service person/al) told me since i was over my 3 year, 36,000 mile warrenty, (and havent been there in 2 years) there was nothing they could do for me. immediately after the work was completed by my mechanic, i stopped at the bank. there i saw another dodge caliber pull in. while in the bank, i spoke with that driver. she told me she just had the wheel bearings done also. im not sure what year her car was but it appeared to be newer than mine! whats going on with these cars? shouldnt the dealer have had a little more interest when my actual mileage was only 2000 over the warrenty. they kept pointing out that the car was over 5 years old & only had a 3 year warrenty. to me that has no significance...the mileage is what concerns me. i hope others will take note & bring this to the attention of chrysler before there are related accidents or deaths. i did try to find a number online to call chrysler, only to come up with sales...i wouldnt buy another! please inform me of any actions taken. thank you
09/20/201238550
 With only 38,550 miles on my car (which has been well cared for) i had to have the wheel bearings replaced. when i picked it up, my mechanic (who has been the only mechanic i have used for over 10 years) told me that the ball joints were also totally shot & had to be replaced. after a little research i found out the danger i was putting myself & others in, had him do the ball joints the next day. these 2 parts seemed to need replacement way before they should have. the dealership here (service person/al) told me since i was over my 3 year, 36,000 mile warrenty, (and havent been there in 2 years) there was nothing they could do for me. immediately after the work was completed by my mechanic, i stopped at the bank. there i saw another dodge caliber pull in. while in the bank, i spoke with that driver. she told me she just had the wheel bearings done also. im not sure what year her car was but it appeared to be newer than mine! whats going on with these cars? shouldnt the dealer have had a little more interest when my actual mileage was only 2000 over the warrenty. they kept pointing out that the car was over 5 years old & only had a 3 year warrenty. to me that has no significance...the mileage is what concerns me. i hope others will take note & bring this to the attention of chrysler before there are related accidents or deaths. i did try to find a number online to call chrysler, only to come up with sales...i wouldnt buy another! please inform me of any actions taken. thank you
09/20/201238550
 With only 38,550 miles on my car (which has been well cared for) i had to have the wheel bearings replaced. when i picked it up, my mechanic (who has been the only mechanic i have used for over 10 years) told me that the ball joints were also totally shot & had to be replaced. after a little research i found out the danger i was putting myself & others in, had him do the ball joints the next day. these 2 parts seemed to need replacement way before they should have. the dealership here (service person/al) told me since i was over my 3 year, 36,000 mile warrenty, (and havent been there in 2 years) there was nothing they could do for me. immediately after the work was completed by my mechanic, i stopped at the bank. there i saw another dodge caliber pull in. while in the bank, i spoke with that driver. she told me she just had the wheel bearings done also. im not sure what year her car was but it appeared to be newer than mine! whats going on with these cars? shouldnt the dealer have had a little more interest when my actual mileage was only 2000 over the warrenty. they kept pointing out that the car was over 5 years old & only had a 3 year warrenty. to me that has no significance...the mileage is what concerns me. i hope others will take note & bring this to the attention of chrysler before there are related accidents or deaths. i did try to find a number online to call chrysler, only to come up with sales...i wouldnt buy another! please inform me of any actions taken. thank you
09/20/201238550
 With only 38,550 miles on my car (which has been well cared for) i had to have the wheel bearings replaced. when i picked it up, my mechanic (who has been the only mechanic i have used for over 10 years) told me that the ball joints were also totally shot & had to be replaced. after a little research i found out the danger i was putting myself & others in, had him do the ball joints the next day. these 2 parts seemed to need replacement way before they should have. the dealership here (service person/al) told me since i was over my 3 year, 36,000 mile warrenty, (and havent been there in 2 years) there was nothing they could do for me. immediately after the work was completed by my mechanic, i stopped at the bank. there i saw another dodge caliber pull in. while in the bank, i spoke with that driver. she told me she just had the wheel bearings done also. im not sure what year her car was but it appeared to be newer than mine! whats going on with these cars? shouldnt the dealer have had a little more interest when my actual mileage was only 2000 over the warrenty. they kept pointing out that the car was over 5 years old & only had a 3 year warrenty. to me that has no significance...the mileage is what concerns me. i hope others will take note & bring this to the attention of chrysler before there are related accidents or deaths. i did try to find a number online to call chrysler, only to come up with sales...i wouldnt buy another! please inform me of any actions taken. thank you
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.
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.
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.
11/24/2010
 Tl*the contacts owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving over 28 mph there was a noise in the rear of the vehicle. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the noise came from the rear hub bearing, because it was worn out. the dealer also stated that both the rear lower control arms were worn out as well which also caused the tires to wear because of the rear hub failure. the contact was told that the nhtsa campaign number 07v196000 (wheels: caps/cover/hub) was related and could cause unintended movement under certain conditions; however, the vin was not included. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 51,250.
11/24/2010
 Tl*the contacts owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving over 28 mph there was a noise in the rear of the vehicle. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the noise came from the rear hub bearing, because it was worn out. the dealer also stated that both the rear lower control arms were worn out as well which also caused the tires to wear because of the rear hub failure. the contact was told that the nhtsa campaign number 07v196000 (wheels: caps/cover/hub) was related and could cause unintended movement under certain conditions; however, the vin was not included. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 51,250.
11/24/2010
 Tl*the contacts owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving over 28 mph there was a noise in the rear of the vehicle. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the noise came from the rear hub bearing, because it was worn out. the dealer also stated that both the rear lower control arms were worn out as well which also caused the tires to wear because of the rear hub failure. the contact was told that the nhtsa campaign number 07v196000 (wheels: caps/cover/hub) was related and could cause unintended movement under certain conditions; however, the vin was not included. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 51,250.
11/24/2010
 Tl*the contacts owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving over 28 mph there was a noise in the rear of the vehicle. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the noise came from the rear hub bearing, because it was worn out. the dealer also stated that both the rear lower control arms were worn out as well which also caused the tires to wear because of the rear hub failure. the contact was told that the nhtsa campaign number 07v196000 (wheels: caps/cover/hub) was related and could cause unintended movement under certain conditions; however, the vin was not included. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 51,250.
11/24/2010
 Tl- the contacts owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when the vehicle goes over 28 mph there is a noise that comes from the rear of the vehicle. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the noise his coming form the rear hub bearing, because it is worn out. the dealer also stated that both rear lower control arms were worn out as well. the dealer stating the lower control arms and the tires wore out because of the rear hub failing. the contact was told that there is recall, but the vehicle is not included. the nuts campaign number 07v196000 (wheels: caps/cover/hub) which could cause unintended movement of the vehicle under certain conditions. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 51,250.rl
07/30/2007130001
 My 2007 dodge caliper se was equipped factory with 15 in steel wheels. shortly after purchase i noticed a extreme vibration from 60-70mph. i returned it to the dealership multiple times and had the wheels balanced and rotated several times, test to make sure the wheels were not out of round, and finally the tires replaced. i had the factory tires inspected at one of the dunlop retailers and they were to be fine and that the issue was with the wheels. all of the wheels. replacing the tires did not resolve the issue or make it any better. none of the repairs did. after much research on this i found that the vibration is not apparent in the aluminum wheels so i opted to pay out of pocket to have them placed on my vehicle. the issue has since been resolved with the purchase of the new wheels plus tires with and expense of $600.00+. i did attempt to report this issue to dodge directly but have only received the response of no recall. *tr