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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,488 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

Sep 222008


  • 16,000 miles


My 2007 Caliber has leaking problems, it has been in the shop twice and still not fixed, also I just brought it in for a grinding noise, at 16,000 miles. The dealer 1st told me nothing is wrong come and get it, I did not get it I told them to keep it and drive it 1st thing in the morn. They did and heard the loud vibrating noise. They called me and told me it needed swaybar bushings and a new transmission. This Caliber is junk. With each supposed repair for leaking they had my car for 2 weeks total. Also this time with the transmission it has be 3 days. I have to pay for a rental car each time. The power door locks make a weird loud noise at times when unlocking the doors. I do not feel safe with my 4 kids in the car with me. I need a safe vehicle.

- Winslow, ME, USA

problem #2

May 032007

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40 miles
After owning my new car for a few days, I decided to roll the back windows down for my children. The car makes a horrible noise, like a helicopter directly overhead. It leaves you with a piercing pain in your ears and a headache. If you leave them down for more than a couple of seconds, you have a thump that last inside your ear for a couple of days. The road conditions don't seem to matter, it has to be in the design of the car.

- Pulaski, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 292007

Caliber 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
-the contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact was driving 40 mph and the road conditions were dry. The contact heard a loud rumbling sound that was piercing to the ears. The sound was loud enough to give the contact a headache. The dealer test drove the vehicle and diagnosed a pressurization problem. This incident occurred when the rear windows were down and the front windows were up. The dealer advised her that the design of the vehicle may have something to do with the loud noise, and advised her, if the rear windows were down the front windows should also be down to eliminate the noise.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

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