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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,730 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Mar 182007

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,460 miles
- the contact stated that while driving the 2007 Dodge Caliber with 7460 failure mileage at 10 mph, the vehicle was broadsided on the front driver's side door at 35 to 40 mph. The front driver's side air bag did not deploy. The vehicle was towed to the body shop. The vehicle had not been repaired.

- Vernon, NJ, USA

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