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2007 Dodge Caliber repairs by problem area

Chart based on 253 repairs.

2007 Dodge Caliber repair cost distribution

Chart based on 49 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Dodge Caliber 4dr Hatch

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Dodge Caliber in California, United States
Feb 2006 - Jun 2008
Dec 2006

19000 mi
Black tape on exterior B pillar bubbled up. Cell phone holder in arm rest moves excessively by itself. 
Jan 2007

20000 mi
Blackout tape on B pillar bubbled up, was replaced. E-brake rattle  The only other issue was the center arm rest was replaced due to it moving too easily. You could lean on it lightly and have the thing shoot forward. Or hit the brakes and have it move forward. 
May 2007

24000 mi
TSB to reflash CVT transmission to fix poor launch. Both front seats creaked under acceleration and cornering. Rear brakes moan loudly while reversing slowly and brakes are cool. All panels rattle at high bass, some road bumps. Weather stripping on front passenger door retreating. Driver door creaked when window rolled all the way up, and then attempted to roll up more. Driver door panel creaks when pulled on. When pulling down on wiper handle (to initiate 1 sweep of blades) mister comes on intermittently as well. Was told they were unable to replicate the issue. 
Feb 2008

32000 mi

US $20
Blackout tape bubbling. 
Dodge Caliber in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2006 - Mar 2007
Feb 2007

20000 mi
First a check engine light that they could not diagnose. The next day, I had a battery light on that could not be diagnosed. Immediately following those two trips to the shop, the car would not go more than 5 miles per hour. It seems as though the driv First a check engine light that they could not diagnose. The next day, I had a battery light on that could not be diagnosed. Immediately following those two trips to the shop, the car would not go more than 5 miles per hour. It seems as though the driv 

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2007 Dodge Caliber 4dr Hatch

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 CVT FWD

Dodge Caliber in Arizona, United States
Jan 2006 - Mar 2010
Jun 2006

1200 mi
Spark Knock, Exhaust ping noise, Sun Visor broken. 
Mar 2007

15000 mi
Dash top panel warped. Was missing clip. 
Dodge Caliber in Puerto Rico
Feb 2006 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

17000 mi
According to the service advisor, the rear wiper motor had stopped functioning because of a faulty setting in the car's computer; did not require replacing the motor. The issue was resolved. 
Dodge Caliber in Finland
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

9920 mi
Door alignment caused paint damage. 
Oct 2009

84940 mi

€900
Instrument panel illumination. 
Dodge Caliber in New York, United States
Sep 2006 - Dec 2009
Apr 2007

13000 mi
Poor performance from stop with A/C on. Poor throttle response. Rear sunshade in luggage area rattles. Dealer found defective part. New Part ordered. 
May 2007

14000 mi
Sunshade replaced, rattle gone. 
Sep 2007

19000 mi
Water leak. Water was entering hatch and ending up in spare tire well. Leaked fixed successfully. 3rd brake light housing had to be resealed. 
Jan 2008

24000 mi

US $77
Left wiper blade leaves streaks. Blade was replaced. Did not resolve problem. Dealer replace wiper arm. Did not resolve problem. Brakes make squeaks when brakes are applied.Was told this normal since brakes are semi-metallic. Nothing can be done. 
May 2008

34000 mi
Tie rod ends were worn. Dealer discovered it while changing the oil. 
Mar 2009

45000 mi

US $100
Power Control Module(PCM). They kept car overnight as part needed to be ordered. Rental car provided. 
Aug 2009

51000 mi
Lower control arm bushings noisy. Dealer replaced both lower control arm as well as bushings which were split. Dealer also replaced both struts for to leakage and bushing noise. 
Dec 2009

55000 mi

US $100
Left CV boot and bushing torn. Also replaced axle left side. Also replace lower control arm left side and bushing on the right. 
Dodge Caliber in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jul 2006 - Mar 2010
Nov 2006

1860 mi
Check engine light came on after block heater was first plugged in. They're not sure how to fix it. 
Dodge Caliber in Washington, United States
Aug 2006 - May 2013
Oct 2006

2000 mi
Upon traveling over 4000' passes & returning to sealevel, car bucked hard after stops. Dealer said the software had changed air-fuel ratio. Software reprogram solved problem. 
Mar 2008

21000 mi
The parts were delivered & installed to repair my rear window wiper. It functioned well after I left the dealer. However, it has malfunctioned again! 
Oct 2012

53000 mi

US $700
Gasket between engine & transmission was replaced. 

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2007 Dodge Caliber 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Dodge Caliber in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2006 - Oct 2008
Feb 2007

8060 mi
sqeeky clutch pedal (greased) defrost selector would not stay on windshield setting when cold outside (HVAC head unit replaced) vibration pasenger ft wheel wekll - tightened liner 
Aug 2007

13330 mi
engine concern, computer flashed, successful. 1.5 hours in shop 
Aug 2008

31000 mi

C $30
Driver's side tail light assembly constantly fogged with water droplets. Unit replaced under warranty, no cost to owner. Both lower control arms worn and replaced under warranty. Mechanic detected excessive premature wear during inspection. Metal snapping noise in engine compartment on downshift through gears 4 to 2 only when engine warm. Could not replicate during inspection. To return when symptons are detectable Metal snapping noise previously described was duplicated by Service manager. However the source cannot be determined with accuracy without further research. Assessment is ongoing. Suspected cam shaft bolt(s) 
Sep 2008

31000 mi
Dealer decided to apply customer service notice and checked the cam shaft bolts even though the engine manufacture date code was outside the range. Checked, found not the problem. Further research by dealer results in statement that it is normal noise 
Dodge Caliber in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2006 - May 2014
Nov 2006

1240 mi
Ticking noise when car was stopped and turned off. Shop replaced pipe and muffler. 
Mar 2007

3100 mi
Code P0573 Brake switch stuck off 
Jun 2008

11780 mi

C $100
Squeaking rear drum brakes cleaning service fixed problem 
May 2009

18600 mi
Passenger side window would go down but not up. Dealer replaced 2 switches and a regulator under warranty. 
Aug 2009

20460 mi

C $220
I had a rubbing sound in the passenger rear when turning left. It was rust buildup on the rear brake drum. The dealer had the rust sanded off which resolved the noise. 
Jan 2010

23140 mi
Replaced both front outer tie rod ends. Replaced both front lower control arm/bushing assemblies 
Oct 2012

39680 mi

C $350
The oil pan had rusted out and was leaking oil from pin holes in the pan 
Apr 2013

41840 mi

C $197
Replaced ESIM on exhaust system. 
May 2014

46500 mi

C $783
Replaced left rear wheel bearing Right front outer tie rod Right front lower ball joint Right rear wheel cylinder 

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2007 Dodge Caliber Repair Histories

166 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2007 Dodge Caliber. 65 of these members (39.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 253 repairs to 2007 Dodge Calibers--an average of 1.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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