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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,421 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Dodge Caliber seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #4

May 222010


  • 88,601 miles


Air bag light comes on and off.

- Kitchener, 00, USA

problem #3

Mar 302010


  • 70,000 miles
I purchased a 2007 Dodge Caliber I late spet of 2007 and te car was in fact used and checked by mechanics prior to sell. My first prblems started when the struts on the vechile started to leak causing several brake jobs tob needed because the mechanics at Dodge failed to realize that this leakage was causing damage tomy pads.. on March 30 2010 while traveling at about 60mph on a poorly lighted road, I attempted to avoid a object in the road and upon moving into the other lane the car began to spin out and the car rolled over, my car cleared two lanes of traffic and at least 50 feet of median before it stopped rolling rightbfre hitting South bound traffic-- a blessng -- and as I turnd over and over my airbags never deployed, ever I had on previous occasion brought to Dodge attetion that my airbag sensor goes on and off randomly on the passanger side and they replaced the sensor which did not fix anything, my car is totaledan my air bags dont go off. Unacceptable

- Stone Mountain , GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 052008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,082 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While driving 50 mph, the contact attempted to answer a cell phone call and crashed into a telephone pole. The front driver's side air bag failed to deploy. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer for repair. The driver sustained injuries to the head, chest, and neck. The failure and current mileages were 38,082. Updated 09/04/08 updated 09/09/08.

- Donalsonville, LA, USA

problem #1

Apr 142007

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I was involved in an auto accident. I was not at fault but I was T-boned and had the entire drivers side of my 2007 Dodge Caliber smashed in. Not one air bag deployed. The car comes standard with pressure sensitive seats and side curtain air bags but they did not work. I had to be taken to the hospital. My head was slammed into the drivers side window and the window got broken. The car was only four months old.

- Beach Park, IL, USA

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