really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,996 miles

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2008 Dodge Caliber seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012008

Caliber 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,992 miles


Was traveling 30 to 35 mph West on highway approaching intersection with green light, another 4 door sedan traveling East made left hand turn in front of my vehicle. The other vehicle was directly in front of my vehicle before it was seen, I slammed on the brakes and hit both doors of the other vehicle with the front end of my vehicle causing extensive front end damage. The vehicle is equipped with 2 front airbags and a knee airbag on the drivers side. None of the airbags deployed.

- Holmes, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 292008


  • miles
My boyfriend and I had a single car accident in my 2008 Dodge Caliber this past weekend. During the accident we were traveling between 40 and 50 mph in fog and were unaware that the road we were on ended in the shape of a "T". we then flew in the air landed and crashed the whole front part of my car. The angle at which we landed was with the front of the car pointed down. The air bags did not deploy. His injuries include 3 chipped molars on the right side of his mouth and a piece of flesh missing from the left side of his mouth. His left jaw is also swollen and he can hardly open his mouth to eat. My injuries include a swollen left knee, both knees are skinned up. My left shoulder as an imprint of my lace shirt on it and is sore to the touch, both my arms are in pain and the left is scrapped. I can't look to either side without having to move my whole body and I can't look up with my neck. My chest, ribs and breast bone are also sore, sore enough in fact that I had to be taken to the emergency room the night after because I had thrown up that morning and it was hurting to breathe and from the stress I either had a seizure or anxiety attack.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

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