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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 042011

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


I have a 2007 Dodge Caliber with 42,000 miles that I was told was a death trap!! several times I had to exit highways because I felt I was going to lose control of my car. I thought I was in need of tires. Not only was I in need of tires but the ball joints were completely worn. I was told by my mechanic in no way should this happen with a car with only 42,000. He also informed me he has seen many Calibers with the same issue. The cost to replace the ball joints/arms and tires was $1,000. Dodge needs to do something about this problem before someone is killed....issue a recall and refund to those who have had this problem!

- Point Pleasant, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 042010


  • 36,000 miles
I had my car in with another complaint, the tire pressure gauge was leaking. While they had it on the hoist, they told me the tires were wearing unevenly due to damage to the tie rods. I only have 36,000. Miles on my car and it is a little over three years old. I am trying to get with their paying for at least part of the $700. Repair and cost of new tires.

- Charleston, SC, USA

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