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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,013 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.

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #1

May 132009


  • 59,013 miles


Dear sir or madam I purchased a 2007 Dodge Caliber in may of 2007 from enterprise rental car Agency, I was never told that the vehicle would not have what I now know is called a powertrain warranty. A few months ago I purchased a warranty from a company called us fidelis and needles to say I was on vacation alone and had car trouble and this company would not honor the warranty and to add further insult to injury I was told that the repairs should come from the Dodge manufacturer. I am still a single woman living on a fixed income and still paying for this vehicle and have not a clue where or how to have this car repaired. In this tough economic time I have lost my job and my house the only thing left is my car should I now give up on it to? dear sir or madam I writing in regards to this warranty coverage, today is May 13th exactly 60 days from the day I purchased this coverage. I am on vacation and had a problem with my car and was told that I would have to wait 48 hours before some one could come out and inspect my car. I live in Maryland and the problem occurred in New Jersey while driving back to Maryland. I was told that there was nothing that could be done. I informed them that I was alone with not monies to rent a car or get home. I was not offered any assistance. Please cancel this coverage and refund the $300 that I have paid your company this is not acceptable to me. Thank you for leaving me stranded alone with no help at all! the BBB that will handle your complaint is: BBB serving E. Missouri & S. Illinois (saint louis, mo) 15 sunnen drive, ste. 107 saint louis, mo 63143 phone: (314)645-3300 fax: (314)645-2666 email: web: you may wish to copy or print this information for further reference. All correspondence about your complaint will come from and should be addressed to this BBB.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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