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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,711 miles

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2008 Dodge Caliber fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 212014

Caliber

  • 121,500 miles

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

My 2008 Dodge Caliber 2.4L turbo just got throttle body issues. I was driving around 30 mph like normal and my car started going berserk, had to turn it off while parking on the side of the road. It seems dangerous I know this can cause accidents.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 092011

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 60,554 miles
While operating the 2008 Dodge Caliber 2.0L engine at approximately 45mph, the car instantly stopped without applying the brakes. Then the car would go from 7mph to 50mph in a rapid acceleration and then back down to 7mph. This was rather dangerous as I was almost rear ended numerous times despite having my emergency signal flashing lights on as well as driving in the far right lane. The car also experienced excessive back firing and one loud explosion sounded as if it occurred in the catalytic converter directly underneath the car. I was lucky enough to find an auto parts store last night and was able to have the tech there use the odbii reader and it indicated the error P0132 which is the oxygen sensor as the failing unit. The failure of the oxygen sensor nearly resulted in an accident as the Dodge Caliber was almost impacted by other cars in traffic as the other cars were not prepared for the Dodge Caliber to rapidly decelerate from 45mph to 7mph. The part was replaced asap the next day with Bosch part # 15124 and upon testing for 20 minutes the car operated without error. I called Dodge to inquire about a recall or warranty work and they declined both. In regard to public safety, I request that a case be opened to investigate this situation and others like it. The desired outcome is to have Dodge recall the O2 sensors as this type of failure can be catastrophic when traveling on the highway at higher speeds with traffic.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 282010

Caliber 4-cyl

  • miles
I recently purchased this vehicle about three months ago with aircheck. Little did I know I was buying a more defective car than I originally had. About a week ago my A/C goes to crap I ask the dealership to fix it and all he says is I know a guy that can fix it for you for alittle charge. And to top it off the A/C goes out on the hottest freaking day of the month. Then my engine makes this rattling noise my freaking radio doesn't accept cd's what kind of whole did I get my self into. And for this car to be a 4 cylinder it drinks gas as if it where a V8.

- Rosenberg, TX, USA

problem #2

May 012009

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 18,500 miles
Complained on numerous occasions to the stone mountain Dodge dealer that there was something wrong with my fuel gauge. It does not keep an accurate account of the fuel in my fuel tank. Upon filling up my car on full with fuel, it would give an inaccurate reading right away. As soon as I drove out of the parking lot. I explained this to the dealer on a number of different occasions and each time I was told that there was a part that my car needed, and it was on order and would be in a couple of months. I would wait a couple of months, and return to the dealer, and at that time I was told the same story again, that this part would be ordered, but now, they could not find a manufacturer to get the part from, but that corporate knew about this. On various visits to the dealer service department, there was never a resolution, and finally I was told to contact their corporate customer service. Upon contact to their corporate customer service, I was offered a deal for Dodge to pay two of my car notes, and I had 30 days to accept. I did not accept that offer because that meant that there was still no resolution in fixing my car. When I purchased my car, it had approximately 18,000 miles on my car, and I was told that my car had been serviced and looked at by their mechanics, and everything was fine before driving it off the lot. Two to three months later is when I noticed this problem, and I feel that the Dodge dealer lied to me when I was told that everything was fine, and later again, when I was told on a consistent basis that a part was coming in and my car would be fixed. I do not feel that it is fair to me as a consumer that I am literally paying for something that is not true. I have consistently been lied to by their service people, and still no resolution to either fix my car, or to even give me another car for the same value of when I purchased my car. Updated 01/21/11

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #1

May 092010

Caliber

  • 43,000 miles
08 Dodge Caliber SE. Just riding down the road. Fuel throttle control module light comes on and car quits running while your driving. I was on interstate. Happened several times. Chrysler said it could be a fluke to keep driving it. Someone going to get hurt.. luckily I was in a lane, where I could just roll into emergency lane.

- Acworth, GA, USA

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