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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 062007

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10 miles


Engine stalls on 1.8L 5 speed manual transmission. Since purchasing in Nov 2006 the engine has stalled over 20 times in various situations. The common factor is when coming to an idol the RPM's will drop to approximately 500 then come back up to idol at about 800-1000. It usually stalls when in stop and go traffic but has stalled in unsafe conditions at least 5 times. When pushing in the clutch to downshift while making a left hand turn across traffic lanes it has stalled. This caused me to loose power steering and forced me to continue to fight the steering wheel, restart the car and shift into the appropriate gear while broadside to oncoming traffic. I have taken it to the dealer twice and most recently told that Dodge says it's the way the electronics for shifting are connected or something of that sort. The engine light has come on twice before and went out the following day. The dealership stated it had stored a stall code. The engine light is back on today.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

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