definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,454 miles

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2008 Dodge Caliber suspension problems

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2008 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 262011

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 37,271 miles


Started having noisy front end/brake issue @16000 miles one year after purchase, have had the car in 7 different times for the same complaint, the dealer just kept replacing different parts hoping the noise would go away, it hasn't, now that the car is 2000 miles out of warranty, the dealer treats us like we abused the car, it only has 37000 miles on it!! a new car should last longer thatn 3 years without major suspension problems !! Dodge has a reputation of using defective suspension parts and should be responsible for hard-working consumers that bailed them out!!!! all I want is my car fixed they choose to use inferior parts and now they should have to pay for their hindsite.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 032011

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Had my tires rotated and the mechanic showed me how much my ball joints were wore out at only 50,000 miles. Dodge Caliber 2008 model.

- Coleman, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 182011

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
2008 Dodge Caliber with 44,000 miles. Both front lower ball joints were severely worn, and needed to be replaced. This car had only normal driving (no severe use). This would have been a severe safety issue if I had not happened to notice the suspension looseness when rotating the tires. There was no obvious symptom when driving the car.

- Trumansburg, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 182010


  • 48,000 miles
I have been told by the dealership that, the front axles and, ball joints on my car are in need of replacement. I have talked to several other Dodge Caliber owner's that have had the same problem. What do I need to do?

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012008


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Caliber. After purchasing the vehicle the contact noticed occasionally that while driving at a speed of 45 mph the brake pedal would have to be depressed several times before bringing the vehicle to a stop, the contact also noticed that the front end of the vehicle would sway from left to right. The vehicle was taken to the dealership on several different occasions where the contact had the brake pads, front axle, struts, and shock absorbers replaced. However the contact is still experiencing the failures. The failure mileage was at 3000 and the current mileage is 35600.

- Juncos, PR, USA

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