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 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,672 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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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 132015


  • 117,344 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds with the driver side heated seat activated, there was a burning sensation to the rear area. The contact discovered that the heated seat burned and was smoldering and burned the contact's jacket. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 117,344.

- Winfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 022010


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While using the heated seat option, the driver side seat stopped working. The contact stated that when the vehicle had been inspected by the dealer, there were burn holes found in the back of the drivers seat. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was advised that a case would be opened. The failure mileage was 42,000. The current mileage was 46,000. The VIN was not available.

- Sun Prairie, WI, USA

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