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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,500 miles

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2007 Dodge Caliber suspension problems

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 302010

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact was traveling 30 mph when the vehicle began to exhibit and unusual vibrating noise from the vehicle interior. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the front lower control arms would need to be replaced. There were no prior warnings of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 41,000 and the failure mileage was 40,000. The control arm bushings were rotting away from the control arms. Updated 04/15/11

- Shedoygan, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 022009


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated the tires were wearing prematurely. The tires were replaced at an independent tire facility twice within one year due to the failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the lower control arms were causing the failure and would need to be replaced. In addition, the dealer advised there was a failure within the lower ball joints. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 73,000.

- New Castle, IN, USA

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