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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,600 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.

2008 Dodge Caliber body / paint problems

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2008 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #5

May 012016

Caliber

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Caliber. While operating the vehicle, the contact heard a knocking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was discovered that the front cross member separated from the vehicle due to rust and corrosion. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Davidson, MI, USA

problem #4

May 032016

Caliber

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Caliber. While the vehicle was undergoing routine inspection, the technician noticed that the entire subframe was corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. The VIN was not available.

- Mount Holly Springs, PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 202015

Caliber

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Caliber. While driving 45 mph, the cross member caused the front driver side wheel to turn inward. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the cross member needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- Saline, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 262014

Caliber

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that while having unrelated repairs performed, the technician diagnosed that there were holes in the sub frame and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Truxton, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 202008

Caliber

  • miles
After purchasing my Dodge Caliber in February or 2008 I noticed the gas gauge was not consistently accurate. It took a total of 6 months for schaefer and strohminger to "fix" it. I called them afterwards to tell them it was better but not completely correct and they put me off several times. They said they would call the engineer and follow up with me. That never happened even after the CEO of the vehicle maintenance department told me I met the lemon law requirements. During this time the car began to hesitate from time to time when starting. I also asked them about that problem. They could not figure out the problem after having it in the shop twice. About a year later the car wouldn't start and left me stranded at work. It was towed to the nearest dealership. I called ahead to talk to the mechanic who knew exactly what my problem was because he'd had several others need to be replaced already in the Caliber. It was the wireless control module. While still under warranty they replaced it. It's been a few months now and the car has hesitated while starting 4 times already. Obviously there is a fault in the wireless control module unit they are using. Finally, I'm taking it back to have them check the water in the driver's side tail light and wet carpet behind the driver's side seat. I'm very dissatisfied with this car and do not plan on buying from Dodge or schaefer and strohminger again.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

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