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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,750 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 suspension problems

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 042008


  • 19,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact indicated that while having maintenance performed, the contact was informed that both tie rods and ball joints were defective and needed to be replaced. The contact indicated that the vehicle was repaired for the same defect on multiple occasions but the problem recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 19,000.

- Derry, NH, USA

problem #3

Mar 192007


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the front wheels became unstable as the vehicle shook violently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed the front tie rods and ball joints needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 110,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Apr 292011


  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While the vehicle was undergoing state inspection the mechanic noticed the front passenger side lower ball joint and control arm needed to be replaced because they were defective. The contact stated while driving a knocking noise could be heard coming from the right front of the vehicle at any speed when driving over a bump in the road. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

- Glenmoore, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012011

Caliber 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Dodge Caliber. Consumer writes to express that he believes there is a serious design flaw in the vehicle. Consumer states vehicle is not capable of aligned due to defective front ball joints the consumer was informed the ball joints were designed with a sealant with no capable means to lubricate them and repair was not possible. The replace them would cost $750.

- Canton, OH, USA

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