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:
53,000 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 #1

Dec 062011

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced an increased stopping distance when applying the brakes and the brakes would emit a loud squeaking noise. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 07V196000 (wheels:cap/cover/hub), but the VIN was not included. Also, the exterior headlights would illuminate intermittently. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs. The failure and current mileages were 53,000. Updated 1/13/12 the consumer stated the high beams would come on, but when she hit the dimmer switch, the dim lights would not come on. Also, the tail light was not working properly. The dealer stated there was water in the light assembly. Updated 02/2/9/12 updated 03/07/12

- Altamont, IL, USA

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