Notes: Marginal side crash test ratings from the IIHS.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles

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2012 Dodge Caliber steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Dodge Caliber Owner Comments

problem #2

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

problem #1

Sep 052013

Caliber 4-cyl

  • miles
My car currently has 23000 miles on it and still under standard warranty. Within the last month & 1/2 or so they have had to replace nearly everything underneath, all having to do with suspension and steering. Struts were leaking, control arms were replaced, sway bars, stabilizer bar, along with ball joint, and evaporative system. Now being said that this brand new car has had a bad ball joint for quite some miles this could be the reason for everything else to fail!! I have been hearing faint popping/clicking noises since around 10000 miles!! I could have been killed in this vehicle and I still do not feel safe. It is in service once again because of everything that has been damaged! the manufacturer has been slow in responding back to me. Please check into this matter to make sure that other Caliber owners are safe! thank you

- Muskegon, MI, USA

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