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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,560 miles

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2010 Dodge Caliber fuel system problems

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2010 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 012016

Caliber

  • 50,000 miles

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

We purchased vechicle 2012. Have had numberous fuses blown; front blinkers and lights rear blinkers and brake lights also the plug in where ciggerate lighter. Another issue is with car randomly not starting. Turning over for 5-10 secs. I have had to replace altanator twice, newer battery and starter. At one point it did work. The cd player and controls panel goes black when inserting cd it flickers and goes black.. temperature gage above steering wheel lights constantly flickers..last issue is with door locks not unlocking its a menace..needless to say its been nothing but a headache.. recently recieved recall notice in mail

- Endicott, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 272014

Caliber

  • 83,000 miles
Started my car this morning and let it run for awhile(5 min) until rpms went down, its 12 degrees outside, I drove through my parking lot maybe 20 ft and throttle warning light came on, I didn't know what it was at first but I researched while letting my car idle it sort of pulsated. When I went to accelerate it would barely move, thank god I was not on the highway as I was about to go to work. I've had nothing but problems with this car since I bought it 2 yrs ago!! I asked the dealership for a safe reliable car, and this is what they found smh!!

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #3

Oct 012012

Caliber

  • 55,000 miles
Whenever I have the lights on, radio on, fan blower on, and I'm stopped at a light in drive mode (automatic transmission), the engine shakes and dies. It's almost as if the car is experiencing computer overload. Too many things going on for the car to handle so the computer crashes causing the car to die. The car always starts back up. No indicator lights go off on the dash. It only happens occasionally under the above mentioned circumstances. If you add on the front & rear wipers same thing happens. I've had it checked out at 3 different places, paying and for free, and they all tell me they could not find anything wrong with the car. This is a serious safety issue especially since I have a baby in the car. I have aaa and road side assistance through my insurance but they always take an hour to get to you. I've never had to use them because the car always starts back up again. This car needs to be recalled because other wise the car functions normally as long as I don't have the lights on, radio on, fan blower on, and I'm stopped at a light in drive mode. If you put it in neutral sometimes the car wants to stall but it doesn't always prevent the car from shutting down. Read lots of complaints about this model, similar issue.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

May 252013

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 35,950 miles
I had been driving for a few hours at approximate 65 mph. Some of which was on cruise. All of a sudden my vehicle started slowing down. My speedometer said 60 mph. However, I was probably at 30. I stepped on the gas and the RPM went high but I didn't get any speed. Basically, the speedometer wasn't recording the speed I was at and the transmission was not working in increasing speed. I had it towed back to phoenix and the Dodge dealership in mesa, AZ checked it over and told me that there was a "fluke" with the ctv transmission in this model and they had been seeing a lot of this as people were driving from phoenix to flagstaff which is a gradual increase over a number of miles and people were having the same issues that I did. I was told the cvt transmission goes into "limp" mode when this happens and basically shuts down. I was also led to believe they could do nothing about it. I'm surprised there isn't a recall on this model and transmission. When I goggled 2010 Dodge Caliber transmission problems, I came up with a utube video documenting exactly what I had experienced.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jan 102013

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 58,850 miles
The car would fail to start using remote starter on occasion then progressed to starting w/remote start but when the key inserted the car would shut down. Progressed with extra problems such as not having power when it did stay running. Would only go 10 mph, sputtering, with electronic throttle control coming on. I turned car off and tried again and ran for awhile and regained speed and w/out missing/sputtering. Appear random and continued to work and in heavy traffic car begins to rapid decent in speed (50 mph to quick drop to 10 mph) with etc light on. With drop down in speed/momentum and not because of breaking the reason that left no indication to the person(s) behind me to have a warning. I put emergency flashers on and got to a safer place. Turned car off/on, repeated sometimes w/remote was the only way to start car but many times placing the key in the ignition actually shut the car down. Improved at times but with no warning the car would go into to rapid decrease in speed and even try to stall at times, especially if it was combined with braking at stop signs/signals/traffic. The dealership only focused on the electronic throttle control and said it was completely out. The actual day I left it at dealership it was running fine that particular morning. I have had it back 1 day but I am very concerned with a repeat history of this due to no real warning because the light appears as you are already shutting down/slowing down. By the time the light comes on someone behind me could already have hit me and I usually travel interstate and this is scary. The car also wanted increase on a couple of moments but this was not as much as the reverse. Car is just over a couple of years old & I have also just replaced the driver door mechanism for the window operation (dropped when it broke). Vent system repaired.

- Charlotte , NC, USA

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