Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,700 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Dodge Caliber engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 152009

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 1,700 miles


09/2009 vehicle died while driving in middle of traffic towed to dealer, suggested car had an electrical problem and fixed. 08/16/2010 vehicle check engine light came on and vehicle was jerking before it died while driving in traffic, towed to dealer suggested transmission was bad and fixed. 09/14/2010 vehicle engine would not turn over to start, when started drove 5 miles and stalled in the middle of traffic, towed back to dealer suggested coolant was leaking on the radiator and battery was bad and fixed. 09/20/2010 engine, throttle and engine temp light on vehicle died while driving in traffic, towed back to dealer suggesting head gaskets failed and fixed. 10/21/2010 engine temp runs hot, overheats, makes tugging sounds and jerks while driving, drove back to dealer suggesting thermostats not opening fully replaced and states the car was sold with a bad engine. 11/04/2010 car returned to dealer due to jerking, engine light on, making tugging sounds as you accelerate, winding down sounds when you break and overheating.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

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