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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2009 Dodge Caliber electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 272011

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. The contact was driving 75 mph when the transmission warning light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced a valve that was outside of the transmission. This failure recurred on many occasions. The manufacturer was notified who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 70,000. The consumer stated she has encountered numerous transmissions problems with the vehicle failing to accelerate. The transmission would slip and cause the vehicle to decelerate. At times, it was difficult to reach a safe speed when merging onto the highway. The deceleration has now started at a much lower speed. When it occurred, the transmission light illuminated. The consumer stated each time she experienced a failure, she would have to pull over, turn the vehicle off and sit for 15-45 minutes to wait for the transmission to cool off. The transmission valve was replaced, but the problem continued. Updated 08/08/12 the consumer stated there was a noise coming from the front of the engine. The dealer found the alternator bearings were causing the noise. They replaced the alternator. Updated 08/09/12

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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