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:
116,310 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 #2

Feb 112014


  • 99,621 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that the passenger's side low beam failed and days later, the driver's side low beam also failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the technician was unable to find a problem. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,621 and the current mileage was 105,851.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 082012

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
Low beam headlight on passenger side will not turn on took into a shop and they said that it is the tipm telling the light not to turn on so in other words its a bad tipm. I was made aware that the part would be close to $1200. I've researched this issue online and I see that it is a very common issue. The other day the driver side decided to turn off as well. What happens when I'm driving in the dark and the one headlight that I do have decides to turn off and I get into an accident. A recall needs to be set into motion on this part. Apparently the tipm causes many issues other than just what I'm experiencing.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

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