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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,932 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 122007

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,932 miles


My wife was driving to work on the garden state parkway(NJ) about 9:15 a.M. on Jan 12, 2007, the car began to pull to the right and she tapped the brake, and attempted to correct the problem. At this point the car began swerving and she lost control of the vehicle. The car rolled over twice and came to a stop upside down. She was able to crawl out of the vehicle. I recently recieved a vehicle report from the insurance co. That stated the car is being recalled (NHTSA id: 06V493000)and said vehicle is subject to a failure of the ABS computer software that may cause the rear brakes to lock up during certain braking conditions and cause a crash without warning!!!!! while my wife was extremely lucky not to have been killed as a result of this malfunction, she is quite distraught over the incident and would like to know what steps to take at this juncture. Her vehicle is a total loss, and she is very nervous about driving. This was her first new car and the dealer touted the safety of the vehicle, which greatly influenced her purchase. Had we been made aware of the potential danger inherent of this vehicle, I am sure we would have made another choice.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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