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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.

5.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,080 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Dodge Caliber suspension problems

suspension problem

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 152008

Caliber

  • 39,000 miles

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

My 2007 calibur needed new struts on front end in first yr, it was covered under warranty.

- Whitby,Ontario, Canada, 00, USA

problem #2

Mar 012008

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 12,241 miles
The car strut has to be change in less than one year 4 times and is starting to sound again.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #1

Jul 312006

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
My 2007 Dodge Caliber has experience a pulling in the front end that started after 3,000 miles. The car has been at the shop 3 times in a time period expanding approx. 6-12 weeks. The dealer working on the car could not achieve success after three attempts. The car is now at another dealer who has had the car over 48 hrs with no response to the front end issue. The car now at 7400 miles as a front brake "jatter" and is at the dealer for this as well. Also, the car's rear washer fluid nozzle leaks at highway speed and the stereo's sound will distort suddenly without warning. I am beyond upset with how much problems I have had on a 19,000.00$ brand new automobile. I do not want to believe that all Chrysler vehicles have this kind of issues. I also wanted to believe that my problem was minor and would be just fine once it was fixed. However, the problems just keep coming. I purchased a new car in good faith that I received dependable transportation. I don't think I have gotten the fair end of the deal. I would be a happy customer if daimler Chrysler refunded my money on this car. In trade I will purchase a new Dodge 1500 pickup. I feel like if daimler Chrysler will take care of me, I will be a happy customer who will continue to purchase their products. I don't want to take my business elsewhere but I will do what is needed.

- Gilmer, TX, USA

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