Notes: Marginal side crash test ratings from the IIHS.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,667 miles

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2012 Dodge Caliber brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 232022


  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated while driving at 15 MPH, the stability and throttle body malfunction indicators warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. An unknown dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but did not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 88,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Jan 022018


  • 53,000 miles
2012 Dodge Caliber been having problems with the throttle control, car will not drive, it jerks it you try to change gears. This has been a problem for these cars for years, and it seems the company will not look into it, not only 2012 models but later models too. This is an expensive job, and the consumer has to pay the price.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 142016


  • 74,000 miles
My oils and fluid levels were fine. I have about 74,000 on my vehicle, and just had a recent oil change about 300 miles or so ago. While driving around 35 mph on a local street, my vehicle''s check engine light and ABS light came on. The steering went out and I immediately lost the ability to steer or maintain speed. I coasted my vehicle into a wendy's. I immediately restarted my car, and made it into the parking lot before losing the ability to steer and manage my speed, again. I managed to get it the 2 miles or so home. I got it towed, and I am waiting to hear from the dealership.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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