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CarComplaints.com Notes: Marginal side crash test ratings from the IIHS.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,250 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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2012 Dodge Caliber engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 302016

Caliber

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Caliber. While driving 30 mph, the contact noticed an abnormal burning odor coming from the engine. The vehicle started smoking and then ignited into flames near the engine. There were no warning indicators prior to the fire. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed by the insurance company, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Richmond, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 062013

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 6,500 miles
Ignition key can be removed from any position. Drive, neutral, reverse or any. This lets vehicle key be removed without being in park position. The 2012 Dodge Caliber can just roll away. Caught car a few times rolling. Now had a very recent serious crash. It was sitting behind house and rolled down a steep hill through trees, with body damage. It was stopped by trees and winched out of the woods. Did not hit neighbors house below and no one was in the car to be injured.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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