Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2007 Dodge Caliber has all kinds of suspension problems at relatively low mileage: typically 40-50,000 miles.

The most commonly reported problems are with ball joints & control arms going bad. Tie rods & leaking struts are also reported failing in the same mileage range.

Unfortunately all the suspension problems means some owners only find out after they notice their tires are ruined.

We've given the 2007 Caliber our worst rating because these problems happen at such low mileage, & it involves a wide range of apparently defective parts. With most other cars, major suspension work is pretty rare under 50,000 miles.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Dodge Caliber AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 132008


  • 29,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. Whenever the heater or air conditioner is activated, the contact smells a strong odor coming from the vents. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer approximately 8 times regarding this odor, but they could not locate the origin. The contact stated that the occupants of her vehicle complain of dizziness, nausea, and headaches. The current mileage was 34,700 and failure mileage was 29,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 072007

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While driving 70 mph, the contact's husband noticed hot water leaking from under the steering wheel. He sustained second and third degree burns. The vehicle was repaired and daimler Chrysler stated that they would send a representative to North Carolina. The contact was informed that the vehicle should not have been repaired, but preserved for inspection instead. The powertrain and mileage information were unknown. It was determined that the ac condensation drain hose was clogged with debris which caused hot water to get inside the vehicle. Updated 08/15/07.

- Winterville, NC, USA

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