BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
08-007-0803/04/200810024966No engine crank or no engine start due to electronic lockup of the wcm/skreem. *nj06/11/2008
SB-J1908/01/200910032766Chrysler/jeep/dodge: california emissions warranty addendum. the warranty book on certain vehicles may contain errors or may be missing information regarding the coponents covered by the california emissions warranty. dodge-caravan/grand05/19/2010
H-3210/01/200810026764Chrysler/dodge: vehicles may have been inadvertently programmed with software that disabled three engine diagnostic monitors. without monitors, an improperly operating component may go undetected and result in excessive exhaust emissions.12/15/2008

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 2008 dodge caliber. while driving at 60 mph the battery charging light came on. next day took car to auto store to have battery tested and they replaced the battery. next morning at 2:00 am while driving my husband to work, all lights on panel started coming on one at a time and car lost power and we coasted to the side of the freeway. the car is at the shop today and mechanics are trying to figure out what happened. they noted the battery was bad, but i just had a new battery put in and they stated the started was not bad. what is wrong so i can get it fixed. also change oil light always comes on even when i have just had the oil changed; which i do every 3,000 miles. the current mileage on vehicle is 57,000 miles. *tr
 Tl- the contact owns a 2008 dodge caliber. while traveling 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was not diagnosed and no repairs were performed. the current and the failure mileages were 75,000. kmj
 Tl- the contact owns a 2008 dodge caliber. while traveling 65 mph the contact noticed that the vehicle had suddenly shut off without warning. the vehicle has not been diagnosed and no repairs have been made. the current and failure mileages are 75000. bml
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 25 mph, the contact noticed the etc warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel intermittently. the engine began to reduce a significant amount of power and the road performance was extremely poor. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the computerized system was reset. the manufacturer was notified of the defect. the approximate failure was 86,000. js
 Had come to a stop at an intersection for a red light. green light making left hand turn, car stalled out in intersection, able to restart car. i am at 89k now ever since then the car has been randomly stalling out at stops. i keep up with my vehicle maintenance. by doing some research this problem is a cause for concern, multiple complaints about this problem around the internet. this a safety issue and i believe it should be looked into and corrected. these problems can be prevented.
 While operating the 2008 dodge caliber 2.0l engine at approximately 45mph, the car instantly stopped without applying the brakes. then the car would go from 7mph to 50mph in a rapid acceleration and then back down to 7mph. this was rather dangerous as i was almost rear ended numerous times despite having my emergency signal flashing lights on as well as driving in the far right lane. the car also experienced excessive back firing and one loud explosion sounded as if it occurred in the catalytic converter directly underneath the car. i was lucky enough to find an auto parts store last night and was able to have the tech there use the odbii reader and it indicated the error p0132 which is the oxygen sensor as the failing unit. the failure of the oxygen sensor nearly resulted in an accident as the dodge caliber was almost impacted by other cars in traffic as the other cars were not prepared for the dodge caliber to rapidly decelerate from 45mph to 7mph. the part was replaced asap the next day with bosch part # 15124 and upon testing for 20 minutes the car operated without error. i called dodge to inquire about a recall or warranty work and they declined both. in regard to public safety, i request that a case be opened to investigate this situation and others like it. the desired outcome is to have dodge recall the o2 sensors as this type of failure can be catastrophic when traveling on the highway at higher speeds with traffic.
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 dodge caliber. the contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle decelerated to 10 mph. during the failure the electronic throttle control system warning light began illuminating on the dashboard. the vehicle was pulled over and towed to an independent repair shop where they were unable to diagnose the failure because the warning light was no longer illuminated. the vehicle was not repaired. approximately three weeks later the failure recurred. the failure mileage was 49,000 and the current mileage was 50,000. sm.
 I have replaced altenator, drive belt, ball joints, wheel bearings, tire rods on my 2008 dodge. it is making a horrible noise now under the hood. i am one of many who have this same issue.
 The car starts, drops rpms to 700 when put in reverse, then stalls while driving.
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the o2 sensors continue to fail and causes the vehicle to drive roughly. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop at least ten times and they keep replacing the sensors each visit. there is no recall for this failure. the failure mileage was 5,500 and current mileage was 18,438.
 My engine ticks when idling and the gas gauge jumps. the engine did not sound like this when i purchased it. i have taken the car to the dealer twice and have been told that there is no problem, and that all cars sound like that. *tr
 2008 dodge caliber r/t with 2.4 litre, 5 speed manual tranny stalls while idling at red lights. happened twice within 3 weeks. *tr
 The exhaust pipe protrudes too far from the rear of the vehicle making it possible for small children to receive injury when the vehicle is hot. a small child in our home received a second degree burn when walking around the vehicle to ask a question. in merely walking by, the child was able to come into contact with the vehicle's exhaust pipe causing a burn. *tr