Notes: The 2007 Dodge Caliber has all kinds of suspension problems at relatively low mileage: typically 40-50,000 miles.

The most commonly reported problems are with ball joints & control arms going bad. Tie rods & leaking struts are also reported failing in the same mileage range.

Unfortunately all the suspension problems means some owners only find out after they notice their tires are ruined.

We've given the 2007 Caliber our worst rating because these problems happen at such low mileage, & it involves a wide range of apparently defective parts. With most other cars, major suspension work is pretty rare under 50,000 miles.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,000 miles

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 262013

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


Every time when I would be going over any kind of bump, driveways at speed bumps or just driving the car. I would always here shaking or rumbling noises in my front suspension. Recently I had to get a clutch installed in my Caliber. And my mechanic informing me that my control arms were coming loose. Which means that if it persists the wheels can come off so that's the sound I am hearing the wheels shaking when it goes over bumps!. and then he followed by saying with Dodge Calibers control arms always seems to go bad early in the life of the car no matter how you drive. I only have about 91,000 miles on my car which are about 90% highway miles. I used to drive for ups drove trucks for living when he comes to changing gears and driving the car I am extremely capable. So for a clutch to go back in just seven years is absolutely ridiculous. My parents had a 1987 Volvo station wagon with manual transmission. And we never had transmission problems!!! hey Dodge this is how a car is supposed to work!! you buy it works till you sell it. With a few maintenance fixes down the line. (not control arms transmission and electrical and gas pedals.) so for control arms going bad at this time is absolutely ridiculous. I went on other forums of people who has the same car as mine in about 600 people or thousand people were saying exactly the same thing but they had to spend a lot of money to get these things fixed. I understand that things go bad cars over time but this is extremely too early. I have went to 3 to 4 other mechanics and all say the same thing about the Dodge Calibers. Control arms are a major important thing is safety of a car extremely basic an extremely simple to understand that conforms do not go back and just seven years. Note my control arms aren't as bad as some others.

- Fort Lee, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 152014


  • 63,000 miles
Went to get car inspected and the mechanic found our crossmember frame was rusted out. It is only 5 yrs old and has 63000 miles, unheard of. Next step contact Dodge see what they can do to help us get this repaired, right now car is unsafe to drive.

- Naples, ME, USA

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