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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,027 miles

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2007 Dodge Caliber fuel system problems

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #13

Jul 252014

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


Have had sporadic electrical issues for the last few years, chalked it up to normal wear & tear. After looking at other testimonies online, beginning to realize the issues I've had are similar to those of other Caliber owners. Just replaced the alternator in June 2014 and now car is shutting off while driving down the road. Check engine light has been on for 3 weeks and will randomly not be on for a series of drives only to come back on again. Dashboard lights do not come on all the time, I'd say more often than not night driving is done with no dashboard lights. I change headlights & taillights frequently. About to head to autozone now to have it hooked up to diagnostic machine to see if any codes come up for check engine light. Chrysler needs to do a recall asap or there will be several peoples lives at risk, including my entire family seeing as how this is our main vehicle.

- Rockton, IL, USA

problem #12

May 022014

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
I have a 2007 SXT Caliber, bought it brand new in 07, but now I have this issue. My husband drove the car to work, on his way home he stopped and filled the tank up then he went to eat at P.hut. After we at he went to start it and nothing. It would act like it wanted to, but wouldn't. well today we look it up on what it could possibly be and some said it was camshaft and crankshaft sensors. Well we replaced them and still nothing. So we decided to take the fuel pump out and behold the connectors going into the fuel pump were fried. Which could've caught fire. Called Dodge to see if they had any recalls and no they don't they said. I told them I wasn't the only one who has had this issue. They said well take it to the dealer but you will have to pay for the repairs, since the car is older and has some miles on it. My 2 children sit in the back of this car and now knowing that it could've started fire with them in it, really pisses me off and there's nothing they are gonna do about it. Really"??" I will be going to the dealership and showing them what happened to fuel pump connectors and asking what they are gonna do about it. It's not like I'm taking the fuel pump out and burning it up. This is an issue that needs to be looked at and taken care of before someone gets hurt.

- Leo, IN, USA

problem #11

Apr 072014

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
While driving home from the airport on the highway, my car shut down unexpectedly. My electronic throttle light along with my check engine light came on. My power steering and power brakes seemed not to function as I had to muscle the car to the side of the road. Thank goodness it was late at night and traffic was at a minimum. The car sputtered so bad it shut down on the road after I pulled over. After about 15 minutes, I started the car and limped it home. Couldn't get the car to do more than 10mph. Used my flashers the entire way home.

- Pulaski, WI, USA

problem #10

Mar 142012

Caliber 4-cyl

  • miles


When driving on highway car looses power brake light comes on and off dealer states it's nothing get oil change from dealer stated nothing is wrong.

- Moberly, MO, USA

problem #9

Aug 012013

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 116,473 miles
I was driving and the engine quit running I coasted into a turnaround had to be towed to dealer they said wiring at the fuel pump in the tank overheated shorted and burned out the pump the repair was costly and they would not help I do not see this as normal wear but a safety and design flaw.

- Chesterfield, MI, USA

problem #8

Jun 262013

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 35,600 miles
Accelerated from red light to get on to the freeway, car lurched forward and stalled. Power was lost and had to limp to safely get to the side of the road. Electronic throttle light (bars with lightning bolt) came on. Shut the car completely off and restarted, drove 20 feet and the same thing happened again. Shut the car off again for 5-7 min and was able to safely get off the freeway. Took in to private mechanic the next day and was informed that the throttle body it self went bad and he as seen this a lot with different models of Dodge vehicles, yet no recall has been issued. Is going to cost me $500 to get it fixed. I bought the car brand new in 2006 so warranty is out due to age.

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #7

Jun 042013

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 152,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that while having the vehicle maintenanced, the mechanic advised that the fuel pump wiring had caught fire, burned through the fuel pump and into the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 152,000.

- Canyon , TX, USA

problem #6

Sep 282011


  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while entering a residential driveway at extremely low speeds. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic that located the failure as melted fuel pump wires. The fuel pump was replaced. The failure and the current mileage was 76,000.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 252011


  • 34,480 miles
Fuel tank overflows every time I fill tank spraying gasoline all over car and on me. I do not ever "top off" my car. This happens at every gas station. Also tie rods have had to been replaced multiple times due to premature wear. Chrysler does not want to address these problems with me and tell me not to fill up my tank all the way, and that it's normal for tierods to have to be replaced three times in under 35K miles.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Aug 012010


  • 35,000 miles
Fuel pump had to be replaced as well as wiring, located under backseat.

- Hornell, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 302009


  • 44,800 miles


After Sunday service, I was leaving out of the church's parking garage, when the speed on my 2007 Dodge Caliber unexpectedly accelerated to a speed beyond my ability to control it before hitting, head on, a pillar inside the garage. This resulted in extensive front damage to radiator, hood, . fender, grill, fan assembly, A/C lines, manifold, throttle, battery, air condenser, U&L reinforcements, & hood latch damage. The car is still at a mechanics garage awaiting costly repairs. Old parts are still available. Thank god I was not physically injured, just shattered nerves and major inconveniences.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 222010


  • 84,004 miles
The gas pedal messes up it can be at a slight hill or accelerating at a green light. I push the gas pedal down all the way to the floor board only getting slight movement; then the car just accelerates. Other times it acts normal. I took it into a repair shop they said my car was not part of the recall so I paid $504 they said it fine and fixed. The same day of getting my car back it does the same thing so I called Chrysler 800#. they to said my 2007 was not part of the recall and to take it back the repair shop and they would reimburse if recall was extended to other 2007 models. There is an issue with acceleration of these gas pedals. I'm 9 mths pregnant and do not have the confidence that my car will move like it is suppose to when pulling out into traffic.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 082008


  • 28,000 miles
On my Dodge Caliber, every time that I put gas in the car and fill it up the gas will back flush out of the gas tank when the gas pump nozzle turns off. This causes gas spills on my car and on the ground at the gas station. I brought this to the attention of the dealership and they told me to not fill up my gas tank all of the way and that they have this same situation happening on many of their vehicles.

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

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