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2007 Dodge Caliber Problems and Repair Histories

154 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Dodge Caliber. 60 of these members (39%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 216 repairs to 2007 Dodge Calibers--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Dodge Caliber problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Dodge Caliber problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 Dodge Caliber problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2007 Dodge Caliber repairs by problem area

16% of the 2007 Dodge Caliber repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 35% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 216 repairs.

2007 Dodge Caliber repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Dodge Caliber repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 11% cost less than $100, 51% between $100 and $499, 30% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 37 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2007 Dodge Caliber problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Dodge Caliber 4dr Hatch

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

Dodge Caliber in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2006 0    
19000 0 Black tape on exterior B pillar bubbled up. Cell phone holder in arm rest moves excessively by itself. 
20000 0 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 0 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 20 Blackout tape bubbling. 
 
Dodge Caliber in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2006 1000    
20000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Spark Knock, Exhaust ping noise, Sun Visor broken. 
15000 0 Dash top panel warped. Was missing clip. 
 
Dodge Caliber in Puerto Rico
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2006 0    
17000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 0    
9920 0 Door alignment caused paint damage. 
84940 900 Instrument panel illumination. 
 
Dodge Caliber in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 2000    
13000 0 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 0 Sunshade replaced, rattle gone. 
19000 0 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 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 0 Tie rod ends were worn. Dealer discovered it while changing the oil. 
45000 100 Power Control Module(PCM). They kept car overnight as part needed to be ordered. Rental car provided. 
51000 0 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 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 0    
1860 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2006 0    
2000 0 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 0 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 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 0    
8060 0 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 
14920 0 engine concern, computer flashed, successful. 1.5 hours in shop 
31000 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 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 0    
1240 0 Ticking noise when car was stopped and turned off. Shop replaced pipe and muffler. 
3100 0 Code P0573 Brake switch stuck off 
11780 100 Squeaking rear drum brakes cleaning service fixed problem 
18600 0 Passenger side window would go down but not up. Dealer replaced 2 switches and a regulator under warranty. 
20460 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. 
23140 0 Replaced both front outer tie rod ends. Replaced both front lower control arm/bushing assemblies 
39680 350 The oil pan had rusted out and was leaking oil from pin holes in the pan 
41840 197 Replaced ESIM on exhaust system. 
46500  

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