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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,000 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.

2009 Dodge Caliber body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 282016


  • 87,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that the cross members under the vehicle were corroded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the cross members needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 87,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 252016


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle made an abnormal noise and stalled. The failure occurred without warning. Upon inspection, the rear tire deatached. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. Upon further inspection, there was severe corrosion on the crossmember which caused the axle to fracture. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Aurora, IN, USA

problem #1

May 282015


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. While driving 35 mph, the contact noticed that an object fractured from underneath the vehicle. In addition, the contact heard a noise underneath the vehicle. The dealer stated that the subframe was corroded and contained holes. The technician diagnosed that the subframe and control arms needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 54,000.

- Cheswick, PA, USA

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