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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,250 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.

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2010 Dodge Caliber seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2010 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 022016


  • miles


Air bag light is on. Driverside

- Galloway, NJ, USA

problem #7

Jul 202016


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Caliber. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle lunged forward. The SRS and check engine warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was determined that the driver side air bag spiral cable spring needed to be replaced and reset. A tune up was recommended. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Byers, CO, USA

problem #6

Jul 302016


  • 97,000 miles
Recall 2010 Dodge Caliber seat belt and airbag defects

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #5

Mar 092016


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that the clock spring on the front driver side air bags failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 162012

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
I was traveling at approximately 40 mph when I lost consciousness due to adverse reaction to a prescribed medication. Approached retro-style pickup truck stopped at red light & because of being unconscious didn't apply brakes to slow down & stop. Frontal crash into rear end of stopped vehicle. Airbags didn't deploy nor did seatbelt engage to prevent me from being thrust forward face first into steering wheel. Incurred significant damage to front teeth & neck/back strain. Was informed by Chrysler Corp. That airbag sensors are positioned too low for deployment. Also informed because I did not apply brakes this was cause for both seat belt not engaging to prevent forward thrust into steering wheel and deployment if airbags. Also was told seat belt & airbag will not engage their safety features because I didn't apply brakes creating an inertia effect which would have activated both safety mechanisms. This is disturbing @ many levels as: 1 how can airbag sensors be positioned so low they won't deploy upon impact with vehicles higher from ground than mine" 2 when unconscious brakes cannot be applied therefore engaging what are supposed to be safety features to prevent injury or death" this whole incident is very unsettling as I no longer feel safe driving this vehicle. These above mentioned failures of safety features not engaging at relatively higher speed impact into rear end of stopped vehicle is not acceptable & should be thoroughly investigated.

- Auburn, NH, USA

problem #3

Jun 112012


  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated while driving 30 mph a vehicle crashed into the front drivers side of the vehicle breaking the front axle. When the crash occurred the air bags did not deploy. The driver was injured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who offered no explanation as to why the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was not repaired. The mileage was unknown.

- Goodells, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 132011


  • 14,000 miles
While turning at low speed car accelerated uncontrollably. Air bags did not deploy in frontal crash. Car caught fire.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 162010

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
The contact rented a 2010 Dodge Caliber from a local vehicle rental company. While driving at speeds of 50 mph, the vehicle crashed and the air bags did not deploy upon impact. There were three reported injuries and both the police and medical units arrived on scene. A police report was filed accordingly. The vehicle was towed to the vehicle rental company. The current and failure mileages were 3,000. Updated 08/12/10 updated 08/18/10

- Evansville, IN, USA

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