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2007 Dodge Caliber Repair Histories

164 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2007 Dodge Caliber. 64 of these members (39%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 250 repairs to 2007 Dodge Calibers--an average of 1.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2007 Dodge Caliber repairs by problem area

Chart based on 250 repairs.

2007 Dodge Caliber repair cost distribution

Chart based on 47 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
19000 mi   Black tape on exterior B pillar bubbled up. Cell phone holder in arm rest moves excessively by itself. 
20000   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. 
24000   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. 
32000 US $20 Blackout tape bubbling. 
Dodge Caliber in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2006 - Mar 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
1200 mi   Spark Knock, Exhaust ping noise, Sun Visor broken. 
15000   Dash top panel warped. Was missing clip. 
Dodge Caliber in Puerto Rico
Feb 2006 - Mar 2010
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
9920 mi   Door alignment caused paint damage. 
84940 €900 Instrument panel illumination. 
Dodge Caliber in New York, United States
Sep 2006 - Dec 2009
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. 
14000   Sunshade replaced, rattle gone. 
19000   Water leak. Water was entering hatch and ending up in spare tire well. Leaked fixed successfully. 3rd brake light housing had to be resealed. 
24000 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. 
34000   Tie rod ends were worn. Dealer discovered it while changing the oil. 
45000   Power Control Module(PCM). They kept car overnight as part needed to be ordered. Rental car provided. 
51000   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. 
55000   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
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
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. 
21000   The parts were delivered & installed to repair my rear window wiper. It functioned well after I left the dealer. However, it has malfunctioned again! 
53000 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
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 
13330   engine concern, computer flashed, successful. 1.5 hours in shop 
31000 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) 
31000   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
1240 mi   Ticking noise when car was stopped and turned off. Shop replaced pipe and muffler. 
3100   Code P0573 Brake switch stuck off 
11780 C $100 Squeaking rear drum brakes cleaning service fixed problem 
18600   Passenger side window would go down but not up. Dealer replaced 2 switches and a regulator under warranty. 
20460   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. 
23140   Replaced both front outer tie rod ends. Replaced both front lower control arm/bushing assemblies 
39680   The oil pan had rusted out and was leaking oil from pin holes in the pan 
41840   Replaced ESIM on exhaust system. 
46500   Replaced left rear wheel bearing Right front outer tie rod Right front lower ball joint Right rear wheel cylinder 

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