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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,725 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

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2009 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #4

May 062016

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 102,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. While the vehicle was undergoing a routine oil change, the cross members were rotted and the engine could fall out of the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the cross members were rotted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the failure was not common. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.....updated 07/05/16

- Kimball, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 302014

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Upon inspection of my vehicle, my mechanic noted that the frame crossmembers were rusted to the point of needing immediate replacement. He stated the car was unsafe and could have caused a major accident.

- Centerville, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 182009


  • 800 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. When the contact activates the air conditioning or heater, his hand will touch and activate the four way flasher. He stated that the flasher was in a bad location. The dealer stated that they received other complaints regarding the poor design of the flasher and air conditioner knobs. The failure mileage was 800. Updated 08/20/09.

- Lebanon, CT, USA

problem #1

May 042009


  • 100 miles
09 Dodge Caliber. Vibration of entire car in what manufacturer calls wind buffeting defect. Start of vibration at 45 to 50 mpr. Back windows rolled down and front window cracked. Car vibrates causing it hard to control vehicle. Salesman and salesmanager stated this was common in all small sedans and compact cars that they carry on lot. Was told to drive vehicle with windows up!they had never experienced this in any test drive. They only drove with all windows down. Took another 09 Caliber off lot to see if it would also vibrate; it did the same thing. If nothing else can be done tell manufacturer to make back window that don't roll down (for the kids that ride in back seat).

- Pierce City, MO, USA

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