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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 072011

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles


I was approaching an intersection to make U-turn, when my car went into a stall. The engine sounded to me, as if it was still revving. But my foot wasn't on the pedal. I came to a halt in the middle of the road. Put my car in park, tried to restart the vehicle twice. Then my car caught fire. In shock I could feel the car getting hot. So I unbuckled my seat belt, and tried to open the door. It wouldn't open. I panicked for my life and proceeded to try and get out the car from the trunk. It wouldn't open either. But a wittiness who saw my horrible fate helped me and open the door from the outside. I was saved, and relieved. He then ran to his car and got a gallon of water and tried to put out the fire. But the flames were to strong for a gush of water. An other wittiness tried to help put out the flames with some more water. Still the flames would not die down. So I decided to call "911" and tell them my reason of calling. Then the fire and police departments came. They put out the fire. I was relieved but afraid for my. New job that I had to report an absence too, and lost wages for my family care and well being. And my own life threatening ordeal, may have to evaluated for post traumatic stress. I then called my family member to pick me up, and to arrange a tow service. The car was towed to my residence. And is now undergoing an investigative damages and insurance claims.

- Lynwood , CA, USA

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