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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,304 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Dodge Caliber accessories - interior problems

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2008 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 032014

Caliber 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Drivers seat heater stayed on after car key was turned off. It continued to stay on after I got off and went shopping..the whole drivers seat burnt a big hole. Burned all the way to the bottom and burned the carpet and part of the door panel. Smoked the whole car.appraiser.said it was a short.in back part of heating wiring in back of seat. That stayed on.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #2

May 192013

Caliber

  • 93,913 miles
It is raining in my vehicle. Rain is pouring in through the sunroof and entering my car through the dome light, passenger and driver side support pillars, and onto the passenger and driver side floor and seats through a faulty drainage system. There is already a service bulletin out for the 2007 model for this issue. I went to Dodge today and they will not fix my car per their service bulletin: 23-043-06 subject: Water leak from headliner, because it is out for the 2007 model. They said the extended warranty I bought through Chrysler will not cover the parts or labor and they will not apply the service bulletin to my vehicle because I own a 2008 vehicle. The issue, not taken care of leads to electrical problems, as reported by other owners on various blogs that pertain to this same problem. This company has irresponsibly produced a 2008 model with the same problem as the 2007 model, however, they will not fix the problem. In addition, the particular dealership I went to at 9600 atlantic blvd, jacksonville, fl, wanted me to pay at $105 diagnostic fee in addition to the warranty deductible of $100 if the warranty was to cover the problem that Dodge created in their counterproductive manufacturing methods.

- St Augustine, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 012008

Caliber

  • miles
My front seat makes annoying squeaks when traveling on road imperfections, pot holes and speed dumps at any speed. I noticed the sound when my car was in the mid 4,000 miles. Also the brakes would squeak when I braked in reverse. My car is now 13,383 (six months late) and I've taken my car to two different dealerships and the seat still squeaks. They tightened both front seats and the tracks. They also replaced one of the tracks during another visit. Each time I take my car in they say that they have solved the problem, but as soon I go over the speed bump while exiting the dealership, the seat still squeaks. I called the manager for the dealership which he was the one that had helped me. He is asking for a sixth visit to repair the squeaking noise, but I don't think that that's going to happen. I'm sure that a squeak may not be a big deal but if there is a sound then that means there is friction which over time will cause wear to the seat and may cause a failure to hold if in a collision. Lastly, when idling at red lights or stop signs the rhythm of the engine randomly jerks/bogg as if it feels like it's about to die out.

- Kapolei, HI, USA

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