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CarComplaints.com 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.

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,509 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

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 022016

Caliber

  • 86,601 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While the vehicle was undergoing an inspection, the technician noticed that the front crossmember underneath the vehicle was corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,601. Updated 05/10/16

- St Marys, PA, USA

problem #10

Apr 012015

Caliber

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle was rusted and detached from the vehicle while driving approximately 5 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the front end frame was replaced, but the failure occurred on the rear of the vehicle as it began to rust from the inside out. The rusted frame caused the vehicle's tires to lean outwards. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. No warning lights illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #9

Dec 092015

Caliber

  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While attempting to have routine maintenance performed on the vehicle, the contact was informed by the independent mechanic that the cross members were completely rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 175,000.

- Plainwell, MI, USA

problem #8

Apr 162015

Caliber

  • 101,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While driving at any speed, the vehicle would veer to the left lane when the steering wheel was released. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the rear cross member was compromised due to rust perforation. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 101,000.

- Lincoln, RI, USA

problem #7

May 302015

Caliber

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While driving approximately 5 mph, the contact heard a loud noise near the front of the vehicle. The contact parked the vehicle and discovered that the entire subframe had excessive rust and fractures. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the subframe had excessive rust and fractures and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #6

Apr 212015

Caliber

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While driving approximately 30 mph, cross member and the subframe fractured causing the front passenger side tire to fracture and turn inward. Due to the failure, the fender and the door were rubbing on the bottom each time the door was opened and closed on the front passenger side. The contact further inspected the vehicle and noticed that the subframe and the cross member was full of rust and corrosion. The vehicle was not able to be driven. The vehicle was not inspected or diagnosed. The failure was reported to the manufacturer. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Redford, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 082014

Caliber

  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While having an oil change performed, the technician notified the contact that the rear subframe was rusted and deteriorating. The technician stated that the rear subframe needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Cleveland , OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 242013

Caliber

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that he was concerned that the rear lower sub frame could fail due to a failure that the previous owner experienced. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who confirmed that the sub frame was rusted and corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Seabring, FL, USA

problem #3

May 302014

Caliber

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that while the vehicle being serviced, the technician discovered that the front section of the sub frame was corroded and rusted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,000.

- South Glens Falls, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 292013

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber rt. The contact stated that the rear and front sub frames were completely corroded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician diagnosed that the sub frames needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 61,000. Updated 01/14/14 the consumer stated the front and rear sub frame was severely rusted. The consumer has since traded the vehicle. Updated 01/16/14

- Wilton, NH, USA

problem #1

Jan 212013

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine service and they detected the entire frame was completely rusted with numerous perforations. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000. Updated 4/1/13

- Lake Placid, NY, USA

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