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:
60,420 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2007 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 122010


  • 72,340 miles


First heavy rainfall of the spring, travel in rush hour traffic toward seattle. I had not had to use my windshield wipers on anything but intermittent for several months. When needed for the heavier rains and traffic this morning, the wipers failed to work in the primary wiper function (continual operation-neither slow or fast). It was necessary to hold the wiper control arm in the down position to keep the wipers working thus not allowing me to keep two hands on the steering wheel. I contacted my dealer and was told there was no recall on this issue, the recall associated to the nitro parts (Chrysler J28/campaign 09V438000-3 Nov 2009) did not apply. I will be checking the part number of the PCM for both vehicles to determine if the same part is used in each production line.

- Lakewood, WA, USA

problem #1

May 222009


  • 48,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While driving at an unknown speed in the rain, the windshield wipers stopped working. The contact took his vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the windshield wiper motor and tipm were faulty and needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 48,500.

- Bloomingdale, GA, USA

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