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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 132010


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact was traveling at an unknown speed when the driver side door panel suddenly caught on fire. The contact was able to extinguish the fire with a bottle of water. The fire department stated that the failure was caused by the power window motor. The dealer advised that the vehicle was no longer under warranty and would not service the vehicle. The manufacturer advised they had not received any similar complaints to hers and would not provide any further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 80,000.

- Yorbalinda, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 162007

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When it is cold out, and there is any type of precipitation. The power windows will not roll down. You have to either beat on the windows, wait over an hour for the car to warm up, or use a spray dicer (have not tried this yet).

- North Clarendon, VT, USA

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