hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,090 miles

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2010 Dodge Caliber engine problems

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2010 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 062014


  • 94,763 miles


While driving our 2010 Dodge Caliber on the interstate for approximately 1 hour in heavy traffic at 75mph the car suddenly starts to lose speed. The coolant light came on and a high pitch, whining sound came from the engine. We immediately had to get off the interstate. There is no warning and the car starts to lose power. The RPM's go up. We pulled off to the side, the car is in limp mode. No power and will not start. Called Dodge 3-4 times and they only had record of 2. this has happened 10 different occasions on the interstate. The car is not safe to drive long distance. I took it into the dealership to be looked at and they said it was a service problem. It is a defective transmission and there needs to be a recall before there is a fatality. When you talk to Chrysler customer care case management or the dealership you get the run around as to what the problem is or what mileage the actual transmission service should be done. I do know that your life should not be in jeopardy if it is a service issue. Whereas this is a defective transmission there should be a recall. Chrysler initiated the call back after they knew I had made an appointment to get the car looked at. I have gotten different stories from both Chrysler customer care case management and the dealership as to just how many of the 2010 Dodge Calibers have this transmission problem. When I took it to the dealership they hadn't seen any that went into limp mode, but after they did their diagnostic they said they had seen 100's. that's a big discrepancy!!! I do not want anyone to become a statistic!!!

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #5

Jun 062013

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 54,275 miles
While pulling into traffic from a parking lot, the car would not accelerate, despite my best attempts, finally after several seconds of coasting and the pedal pushed all the way down, the vehicle jumped into acceleration. During this incident, the check engine light came on. I promptly took it to the dealer, who ran the code and it said P0455 large evac leak. The dealer ran the esim test and vac test with no results. They told me that I probably had a loose gas cap. I had not been at the gas station in days. Also, when the gas cap is loose, an error abbreviation for gas cap shows up in the mileage readout and does not come back on after the cap is tightened. I have never had the incident described above occur because of a loose gas cap. No further work or diagnosis was done on the vehicle.

- Orting, WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 292013


  • 48,314 miles
Car continues to stall at stoplights or in stop-and-go traffic. Complained to Dodge and dealer agreed to keep car for a week to test drive and replicate issue. The technician drove for several days but the car did not stall out. Dealer tested wiring, connections, and terminals. Nothing was found. I was told that the issue would need to be verified to properly diagnose and repair.

- Orting , WA, USA

problem #3

Jul 202012

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 35,471 miles


While driving vehicle in the rain on the highway at about 45 miles per hour in rush-hour traffic, the car began to jerk this lasted for several seconds before the car completely stalled. It restarted immediately. Took to dealer who test drove and found no issues or codes.

- Orting, WA, USA

problem #2

Dec 032012

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The vehicle stalls at the lights or at a stop sign. No other time, for no reason it sputters a little and then stalls. It starts right away. I have taken it to the Dodge dealership and because their computer doesn't find anything, they say there is nothing wrong, well evidently there is, as it shouldn't stall for no reason. I had the spark plugs changed and still stalls. From what I have read on line after purchasing the Caliber many, many people are having the same problem, this could be a very serious issue if the car decides to stall while the car is in motion. I am hoping via this email that someone can look into this. Thank you

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 042012


  • 43,714 miles
This vehicle has stalled twice and spuuters and jerks intermitently stopped at a light, railroad crossing or otherwise. When it stalls I am able to restart it. It has been seen on 5 differently occassions and the dealers state it does not code so there is nothing they can do about.

- Lawndale, CA, USA

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