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    scooby06444scooby06444 Member Posts: 3
    Has anybody had problems with the car not starting? I bought my car in Dec. 06. It's a 2007 and it has like 26K on it. It has not started like 4 or 5 times. I've brought it back to the dealorship and all they say is your not letting the car read the chip in the key. That is the dumbest thing ever. Or they say it's to cold. Well then whats the excuse when it doesn't start in the summer? I can leave the key in the ignition for 5 min and it still doesn't start. My battery died after 7 months. You get shocked when you get out of the car. The excuse for that was it's new. Well it ain't new anymore so it shouldn't be doing that. The seat belt doesn't work on the drivers side. The dealorship always sends me on my way saying it is fine there is nothing wrong with it. I'm sick of it. Is anybody else having problems like mine? :mad:
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    bigtsrbigtsr Member Posts: 149
    I had one instance of not starting but I knew what I had done as soon
    as it happened,I simutainously turn the key and pressed the "LOCK"
    button on the key.Stumped I took the key out and unlocked the car
    with the remote again then put the key back in and away it went.
    I have read posts were the sensor that reads the key chip has failed
    and will not initiate starter sequence and they had to be replaced.
    Another instance was reported that cable interlock that runs between
    the gear shift mechanism to the ignition lock was out of adjustment
    giving the same no start symptom(as if it wasn't in P or N).
    Batteries are an either or proposition you got a bad one supplied
    to Dodge by it supplier,it happens!The static shock is common to
    many cars when specific enviromental factors are met,you slide
    across the seat and zap.There are grounding strips that you can
    install that attach to the underside of the car touch the ground these
    can help.You didn't say in what way the seatbelt doesn't work but
    a COMPETENT dealer should be able fix that.
    Find a different dealer the one you're using obviously is not trying.

    My SXT was built June '06 by the way.
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    cinglemomcinglemom Member Posts: 49
    I owned a 2008 Dodge Caliber for eight months and it stalled on me and didn't start on me a couple of times. The dealership shop gave me all kinds of reasons along with "we can't duplicate the problem". They even tried updating the software. I never had a car with software issues. I finally got rid of the car... too many headaches.
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    mommommommom Member Posts: 2
    my 08 caliber is in the shop right now. drove to work monday -wouldn't start when i went to leave. had co-worker jump start me and drove directly to dodge dealer where i purchased it-shut the car off and went in to the service center...mechanic came outside to bring it in the shop and it started right up for him... three hours later after they hooked it up to their computer-they said a module in the starter went bad a wouldn't recognize my key.they changed the module and re-programmed my key and i was off on my merry way..(if the module was bad then why did it start for the mechanic???).thursday, went to work came out at the end of the day-wouldn't start. had co-worker jump it again. went back to the dealership----( turned the car off and (again it re-started for the mechanic and again I ask if it was a bad module then why did it start for the mechanic???) again they hooked it up and another three hours later the computer said the problem was the module in the starter again! I have a rental right now that I BEGGED for so i could go home after six hours of waiting! NOT very happy with my caliber or the dealership that claims to be the largest on the east coast !
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    bigtsrbigtsr Member Posts: 149
    If it starts with jump then it has nothing to do with module
    that recognizes the key code otherwis it would not even
    start with the jump.There have a few posts about defective
    batteries that las a few months,I would not suspest the
    charging system either as you made it to the dealer and
    it restsrted.Insist they replace the battery with a temp so it
    can be tested in use and make sure they check all the
    terminals.
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    scooby06444scooby06444 Member Posts: 3
    OMG it really is too much trouble. They keep telling me the same thing about not being able to duplicate the problem. I just got my car back last week and they had to replace the computer. They finally got a code from the stupid thing saying it was faulty. That makes me feel safe knowing the thing that my car runs on sucks. I think it might be time to trade mine in.
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    scooby06444scooby06444 Member Posts: 3
    My gas gauge does the same thing.
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    cinglemomcinglemom Member Posts: 49
    I had to take a large hit myself but it was well worth it. I'm loving my CRV. Good luck no matter what you do.
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    mommommommom Member Posts: 2
    just got my car back from the service dept after they replaced the same module two different times because that's what their computer said was wrong with it...the third time it didn't start- i took it back parked it in front of their overhead service door , i demanded a loaner car and told them to keep my car until it was fixed the way it should be and they weren't getting their loaner back until I could trust my car to start every time. I asked them three times to check the battery for me and they kept saying that the computer said the battery was ok and that's not what was wrong with the car. they finally checked it this morning after my car wouldn't start for them and hmmmm guess what !!! they battery was bad! jerks! time for a new service center ---not a new car!
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    bigtsrbigtsr Member Posts: 149
    I am glad you have that resolved.
    There are a lot of STUPID dealerships out there no matter what you drive,
    whenever in doubt try another.I realize that's easier said then done in
    some geographical circumstances but your peace of mind and safety
    come first a second opinion is always a plus.
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    Leh24Leh24 Member Posts: 1
    I have a 2007 Caliber, I purchased my car in October of 2007. Every couple days when I first start my car, I put it into gear and press the gas pedal and nothing happens. The RPMs don't go up, the car doesn't move at all and twice it has completely stalled out on me, and it's an AUTOMATIC. I called the dealer and they said to "let it warm up for a few minutes", that didn't help. The other day I was making a left turn out of a parking lot, the car did fine when I backed out of the parking space and when I drove up to the stop sign, as soon as I tried to accelerate the same thing happened, nothing! So here I was, sitting in the middle of the road on top of the yellow lines, barely rolling with traffic coming at me from both directions,horns honking, breaks squealing, etc. The car was only moving at all because it was rolling in idle. I pushed the gas pedal all the way down, I pumped the gas pedal and nothing happened. I continued to roll for about 100 yards and finally after continuing to pump the gas pedal, it worked and the car took off. So after almost getting creamed in the middle of the road I took it to the dealer and dropped it off. I just got off the phone with them a few minutes ago because I called to check on it and they said "we couldn't find anything wrong with it, there's no warning lights on, and the computer doesn't find any problems. But we're going to let it cool down and check it again later". They said they were going to check the Electronic Throttle Control, so who knows........Does anyone have any suggestions??
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    cinglemomcinglemom Member Posts: 49
    Scooby
    I had the same issues and all the dealer would say "we can't duplicate the issue/problem". I got so tired of it. Like I told the other people in this forum... bite the bullet and bail out while you can. Trade that car in for another car. The Caliber is a nice looking car however, it has so many flaws. Chrysler/Dodge won't buy back your car... especially now that they are begging for money, no matter how much you write them, no matter how much proof you have, no matter how much you beg. They don't care about their customers all they care about is getting money. I really how you start seeing the light when it comes to making the correct decision. Good Luck
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    spathe1spathe1 Member Posts: 10
    I have a 2008 caliber RT that also stalls. So far it stalls only at idle, like at a stop sign, or waiting to turn at an interesction. The dealer says also they can't duplicate it. But it happens so inconsistently. Doesn't the car have an internal computer that records these things so the dealer can review them? The dealer is able to tell customers there's nothing wrong & be done with it? It doesn't make sense.
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    slj7slj7 Member Posts: 3
    I owned a 2007 caliber & it stalled 10 days after driving it off the lot. I actually had the "electronic throttle control" warning on my dash. When i took it back to dealership they said it needed a "software update". I drove it 4 a year after that & never had the problem again.
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    fedup09fedup09 Member Posts: 1
    Ok I am new at this whole Caliber is a POS thing, I have had this problem since Nov 08 and my car is actually in the shop as we speak..again!!! Last time it was in the shop (just last week we got it out) it was in there for 13 days and they said they weren't sure if they had it fixed or not, they put in a new computer and basically said "here you go, good luck" Thankfully we bought extended warranty but my car is not fixed after 5 times being in the shop for the same reason. They are saying they can't get it to "act up" for them, I think they are full of BS. Does anyone have any ideas on what I should do now, I don't think its fair to rerun my credit to get another car, I am seriously looking into Lemon Laws. Has anyone tried already? If so, any results?
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    slj7slj7 Member Posts: 3
    sounds like ur lemon is having the same issues as mine was. I had several "no starts" but it would go with a boost. They eventually had 2 replace my battery & thanx 2 an awesum mechanic at the dealership who took my car home 4 a night, he found the problem !!! it was the heater blower module. even when the car was shut off it was still drawing power; thus draining my battery every time i parked it.
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    slj7slj7 Member Posts: 3
    i made a huge mistake in July '08 ...i bought a caliber !! i have had front end work done, software updates due 2 stalling, several "no starts" and a replaced battery, now im waiting 4 parts from the US 2 hopefully address the most recent issue. 6 times in 6 months 2 have a brand new car broke down & in the shop is unbelievable. so im all 4 the class action law suit. SIGN ME UP !!!
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    cinglemomcinglemom Member Posts: 49
    I have mentioned that we needed to sue this company before; a class action suit. I had my car for eight months and all I had were headaches. If anyone wants to sign up to sue Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep... we need to get together and do this. I've lost so much money it's not funny. I traded in my 2008 Caliber for a 2008 Honda CRV 2wd/ the basic. My note is like i purchased a CRV/4wd/navi/leather seats and all the bells and whistles. That Caliber was worth nothing for a trade in. But right now I'm happy just not to be in a Caliber. I'm down for making sure these car companies stop taking advantage of innocent people; selling us carp for a car. :mad:
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    general13general13 Member Posts: 2
    Ladies and Gents, I had no idea that there were so many of you out there with the same problems that I have with my Caliber. I've been reading for about an hour now, and I can relate to every problem in every forum. From the stalling, to LED lights just coming on, to the smoking when coming out the car wash. And after all the heart-head ache, Dodge has the nerve to want us to bail them out? Noone I've asked has anything nice to say about this car except that it looks nice. What do we do?
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    prettyeyez1213prettyeyez1213 Member Posts: 1
    Well all I am sorry to know that everyone has been having issues wuth their Calibers. However, I have a 2007 Caliber and haven't had one single problem with it. I love my car. I get the regular maintenance necessary and go about my business.....
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    cinglemomcinglemom Member Posts: 49
    I've been telling people on this site... we all need to get together and sue their butts. I know people have purchased this car and have had no issues but for the slue of people that have had their cars stall, stop, caught on fire, software issues, etc. we all need to get together and do something about this. I've lost so much time and money dealing with the Caliber I purchased... I'm not paying a $600 car note just so my family and I could drive on/down the road with a peace of mind. This car is a piece of crap. I've tried for several months to get another car from Dodge but they did not want to hear it. They would not buy their car back either. So I did what I had to do for me and my family. For one person trying to sue a car dealer(s) it's almost impossible (if anyone has done this with Dodge/Chrysler please let me know the correct process) for the little man to do so. They take all their money and give themselves mega bonus' and spend little on a good car. I had a Neon that did me well; it gave me no real problems. But when I comes to the Caliber... it's SUCKS BIG TIME.
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    nebredsxtnebredsxt Member Posts: 8
    I ordered my Red SXT through my dealer in April 2006. It was delivered in June 2006....Since that day, I have been towed back to the dealer 7 times....the most recent time was March 14 when my check engine light began flashing, it was throwing no codes but, the engine had a distinct miss followed within minutes by a loud knocking, I immediately shut it down. I have just over 75,500 miles on my caliber and have always religiously changed the oil, filters, plugs, etc....this past Monday, I finally got my car back...with a new engine. The service manager said that a "structural failure" caused the main bearing and a piston to fail....and for those techies out there...it wasnt a lubrication issue. The engine replacement was the second major replacement in the past year....the CVT also failed requiring replacement....because of the issues with the CVT and engine, the dealer did a 100% inspection of my car and discovered the tie rod ends were also bad and replaced both....the only bright spot is that because it was first edition, I had purchased the extended warranty....my out of pocket for everything to date totals $41.20.....but, the frustration has been priceless.

    I love the car and it now runs better than when it rolled off the truck....but, I dont think I will ever buy a first edition of a new model ever again!! This is the 7th Chrysler product that I have owned and the first with any major problems....I am not yet ready to give up on Chrysler...assuming of course they survive!!

    P.S. these boards are great...I have learned so much just by reading about others experiences.....
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    caliberhatercaliberhater Member Posts: 1
    I have a 2007 Caliber and I loved it at first but I hate my car now. I am going thru the same things if not worse. First my car stalled was told it needed the new flash update and also needed a recall fixed on the thermostate that I was never informed of. But guess what it got worse. Now my car hesitates acts like it is going to stall or does, sometimes it won't start. My engine light comes on and either stays on or blinks. This car sucks. I have had sensors replaced and still nothing. Nobody can figure out what is wrong with my car and I am sick of it. I have to actually rent a car now to go on our family vacation. I want to trade my car in but I am afraid of what I owe on it and what I will actually get for this big piece of S***! Anyone have any clues on what could be the problem or what to do. Also for anyone talking about going after Dodge I am in 100%!!!
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    cinglemomcinglemom Member Posts: 49
    I had the some of the same issues. I traded my car in and ate 11K... no matter I'm happy now; even with a payment that leaves me broke. I've been wanting to go after Chrysler/Dodge for the longest but just one person I can't do any damage. If you would like to go after them... let's talk.
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    ballerc19ballerc19 Member Posts: 1
    How you guys doing with going after Dodge??? I am another annoyed cleint! Not sure where I stand with this because I purchased mine from a used car lot, but the crap going on with the car is a safety issue and I am tired.
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    cinglemomcinglemom Member Posts: 49
    I have not heard from anyone yet regarding suing Chrysler Dodge. If you want to talk about it let me know. Right now I think they are getting what they deserve. I would just like to get back the monies I lost. How should we go about this? Do we need to search for a lawyer who will sue? I don't have my Caliber anymore but I think I still have all of my paperwork.
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    trenaktrenak Member Posts: 1
    I do have alot of issues with my 2007 Doge Caliber but the most irritating issue is the upholstery and how it stains so bad! It has always been a problem since the very first day I bought it.
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    trishlarsonistrishlarsonis Member Posts: 3
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    trishlarsonistrishlarsonis Member Posts: 3
    2007 dodge caliber sounds like a diesel but isn't. Changed idler pulley's and tensioner and didn't solve the problem. Since I bought the first caliber out, it didn't come with the 7 year 70,000 mile warranty. What a crock. that offer came out right after I bought the car. I have heard on the internet that I am not the only one with this problem! We have heard from several people that it is the altenator????? who knows. The car is in the shop again maybe they will find out what the noise is??? I feel sorry for people that have a caliber it is a POS.
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    msebastianmsebastian Member Posts: 1
    Isn't that a lot for only 54K miles? 2007. I was soooo stupid to trade in my Honda CRV (93K miles) for this car, only because I didn't want to fix a $1,200.00 catalytic converter. WORST MOVE EVER! I like this car, but I have a feeling it's going to boil me in the next year or so. I drive 25K per year and barely make 30K per year in income. I can NOT afford these repairs. WOOF.
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    irritatedownerirritatedowner Member Posts: 4
    I bought my 07 1.8L sxt back in may of 06 and have had problems ever since. It started the the engine stalling at lights while idling that was caused by the a/c compressor turning on and off got that fixed after the 3rd time taking it to the dealer and them telling me there was nothing wrong, 3 years later to this day on top of that I have taken it in numerous times cause the A/c DOES NOT blow cold, I can be driving not stop for an hour and I'll still be sweating, but every time I take it in they say "It works fine" and "New cars a/c doesn't blow as cold as older cars." Bullsh**, I even put in a claim with lemon law and BBB that got me no where even with all the proper paperwork. I still had issues with the car not running correctly and stalling, they tried to sell me a fuel system flush, new spark plugs and something else and this was with 20K miles on it, I was with the service manager and asked him do I look stupid to you? Spark plugs at 20K miles, maybe at 75K but not 20. They clutch is another problem, it makes a clicking noise when engaging, been doing it since 20K mi and with almost 52K on it now no one still seems to think there is anything wrong with it. The "alarm" that the dealer installed has a mind of it's own, it has already killed one horn and the one I just put in it I had to un plug cause it goes off all by itself. Dealer won't touch it unless I'm paying. This past year when I go to start it in the morning, all power and everything will work and it will crank and crank and crank like it's getting no fuel if I sit there for like 10 min then it will start right up, yet again I'm told there is nothing wrong with the car. I'm so upside down in it I can't even trade it in without at least 8-10K down and the warranty was up at 36K miles with hourly shop rates and almost 100/hr i'm screwed. This thing is a major lemon and dodge and lemon law don't care. I even told the dealer you need to buy this thing back and give me a new one cause this is bull. I'm one of those sucks who bought it when it first hit the lot with all the problems and paid 21K out the door after financing and still have 3 more years of paying on it when people are buying them brand new for 12K. and mine is right now maybe worth 8K if I'm lucky. in another 3 years it will be worth what 1K? These are the neon in a costume. :lemon: :lemon: :lemon: :lemon: :lemon:
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    cinglemomcinglemom Member Posts: 49
    IrritatedDowner - I feel your anger and pain. If you look at my posting you will see I've gone thru a similar experience. From the first couple of days I purchased my 2007 Dodge Caliber I too had car issues/problems. (Stalling, noises, engine clanking, cd/radio making a whistling sound, engine straining, etc) This went on for 8 months and 12k miles. After the service to fix was not going well I requested that they give me another Caliber. They told me they could not do that. I put in two lemon law claims w/ Dodge/Chrysler and they denied both of them along with several emails telling them what was wrong and a couple of certified letters. They claiming that the service mgr said it was fixed. I got so tired of seeing "can't duplicate" I physically got sick. I got so sick I could not drive the new car that I purchased. With 12k on it I bit the bullet and traded it in for a Honda CRV. I was 11k upside down. Oh, let me tell you I traded in my Toyota Corolla S (which by the was never gave me any trouble) to purchased my Caliber because I needed additional room to carry my gravely ill mother's wheel chair, oxygen tank, walker, etc. Dodge had me use my Saturdays to sit in the service area waiting for them to, so call, fix my car. I spent so much time tending to my car that I didn't get to spend the time needed w/my mother and care for her. Needless to say that I had both things going on in my life and I did tell them that. They paid me no mind. My mother passed 6 months later and it gave me time to yell and scream at Dodge. With some of the money I had left from my mothers insurance I was able to put a downpayment on the Honda CRV I traded the Caliber in for. I was still 8k upside down but it got my payments to where I could deal with. I have said this before in this forum. Everyone who has had these issues with Dodge we all need to get together and sue them. I don't care if they filed for Bankruptcy... they have caused so many people to either file themselves or are very close to filing because of their Dodge cars not working and them being so upside down that they can not purchase another vehicle. (PLEASE EXCUSE MY VENTING BUT I'M STILL SO VERY PISSED AT CAR DEALERS KNOWING THAT THEIR CARS ARE A PIECE OF S**T AND YET THEY CONTINUE TO MAKE THEM AND NOT COMPENSATE CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE THEIR PIECE OF S**T) :lemon: :lemon: :lemon: :lemon: :lemon:
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    irritatedownerirritatedowner Member Posts: 4
    A law suit would be nice, but at the same time you need to put into consideration that it is going to be difficult to track down a lawyer that will take the case without recieving some kind of money to start, and if you do find one who will go after them for us it will be so drawn out by chrysler it won't even be funny. As much as I would like to trade it in it is not a reality, I already have gotten one repossesion this year because of money issues and being so upside down in this car it's not going to happen unless I win the lotto. I need the A/c fixed me and my g/f are expecting our first baby here in the next couple weeks and it's already up to 118 here in Arizona, I cannot have my new born baby girl riding around in a 3 y/o car that the a/c doesn't work in, but according to the dealer it works fine. I just thought of other issues as well the top compartment in the dash above the glove box is starting to warp, along with the black molding around the bottom of my windows on the out side which are now also gray cause the sun bleached them. And the black plastic that runs from the wind sheild back to the wing/hatch is bleached as well, and the wing/spoiler is coming loose. The back window washer leaks as well. I believe that is it. And for the "Cannot duplicate" from the dealers I told them to go F themselves the last time I was there. If you can find the lawyer let me know. God knows I need out of this vehicle. I bought new instead of used so I wouldn't have to deal with these problems, I should have bought Japanese. I have always owned Toyota trucks besides my suburban, and thought I would try american cause of the gas and safety rating on it. First and last time I will ever own a dodge.
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    bigtsrbigtsr Member Posts: 149
    I understand your need to vent the frustration of problems and
    having a STUPID dealership.
    Your A/C problem could be as simple as an airlock in the refrigerant
    path,low refrigerant due to a system leak or as complicated as a
    worn/damaged compressor.There was a Technical Service Bulletin
    or TSB #24-006-07 issued covering the fault.
    The rear window washer leaking after usage was a complaint on the
    '07s(mine did it) and was cured with the placement of "check valve"
    in the supply line '08 and up had it from factory.
    Yes the black plastic turns whitesh grey in all sunny climates and
    with you being in the SW US it probabbly happened faster and
    is more distinct.Most owners including myself use products such
    as "Mothers Back to Black" or "Forever Black".I use Mothers and
    apply it 2x a year with the results being that mine looks factory new.
    The top glove box cover again was a problem noted on '07s and
    generally was replaced with little hassle under warranty in that
    time period.

    If you would like to see all the TSBs for ALL Caliber models I would
    suggest you follow this link:

    http://www.caliberforumz.com/forumdisplay.php?f=38

    Then find a dealer with a brain and ethics.
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    irritatedownerirritatedowner Member Posts: 4
    I had a tick like that and I always wondered what it was, and it would be louder with the a/c running, but I installed platnium spark plugs and haven't heard it since.
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    caliclaudinecaliclaudine Member Posts: 1
    I have a 2007 Dodge Calliber and I am all for it. I don't feel like going into details, but this is the 3rd time that something has gone wrong, within the past 5 months. I am so sick of this car. I have a 6yr old, 3 yr old and 9 month old and this car has stopped (while on the freeway; speed limit 70 to 65mph). I so would like to sue Dodge for this crap of a car. I tried to trade it in, but I was told that there was no way it could be traded in.
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    cinglemomcinglemom Member Posts: 49
    Did you tell them that the card had problems? Was that the reason why the did not use it as a trade in?
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    cinglemomcinglemom Member Posts: 49
    Here is my personal email: ammasdeu@hotmail.com... lets talk.
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    cinglemomcinglemom Member Posts: 49
    I guess I was luck. I decided to bite the bullet and trade in my Caliber. I was 11k upside down. I didn't care. Now my Honda CRV payments are $560; it is so worth it. I'm broke but happy. One thing I never cherished was a piece of mind; I do now. I don't worry about being stranded on the side of the road at midnight with my daughter or my car bursting into flames. I will pray for you and your family.
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    sabrinacalibersabrinacaliber Member Posts: 2
    I have a 2007 caliber, I took my car to many mechanics no one could tell me what the problem was even Miller Dodge could not figureout what this noise was. I was referred to a mechanic "Als Body shop" in Upper Darby PA. They found the problem it was my altenator it was spitting out metal sheddings and where the serpintine belt spins on was wearing and breaking also the ac compressor. To get this issue fixed it cost $375. I still have to get a new ac compressor because they said that it was going bad because it would stop spinning at times and that can cause the belt to break and the car to become overheated. It would be cheaper to buy the ac compressor from moparautoparts online then at the auto shop. They said it would cost me $675 total. But online the ac compressor is only $217 and at the auto shop $421. Buy it offline and then just pay labor fees.
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    sabrinacalibersabrinacaliber Member Posts: 2
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    jlb786jlb786 Member Posts: 1
    Hello,
    while i was driving I noticed a it does not pull fast as the engine noise, once you stop the at a signal the car wont go forward, there was a noise from the engine before & I talked to a Mechanic, he said the Power steering pump needs to be replaced, I call the dealer he told PS pump is $185.00 and back order. in the meantime the is not running as normal! did any one had this Issue!
    Thanks.
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    em211hiem211hi Member Posts: 1
    I purchased my Caliber SXT sport August 2006- with 0 miles. It was great until the warranty expired...
    36,000 miles - Right Strut leaking needed to be replaced
    42,000 miles - Outer tie rods on both sides replaced
    50,000 miles - Left front strut leaking
    60,000 miles- lower control arms, ball bearings need replaced
    62,000 miles- car stalls out and need cam shaft sensors replaced.

    Spoke to Dodge, claim there is nothing they can do except pay $100?!?!?!?!?
    Come on, i bought a lemon!
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    upsetinazupsetinaz Member Posts: 1
    I am so glad I am not the only one that thinks the Caliber is a piece of crap!!! I want to take this car out to the desert and set it on fire!! My car now sounds like there is golf ball bouncing around under the hood. I've had a couple friends of friends look at it and have been told it could be a pulley, power tran or barrings. I took it to Firestone and they told me it was the alternator, which I thought was crap. I don't know alot about cars but I've never heard of an alternator making such God awful noises that my car is making. You can hear me coming from a block away! But it makes me feel better that I'm not the only told this was the problem. Anyone else had experience with the lifetime powertram warranty? Come to find out it's only lifetime for the original owner. And it is null and void because my car was first owned as a car rental. Long story short I wish I would have listened when I was told not to buy a Dodge. My car is only two years old and I had less problems out of my Buick that was 15 years old!!!! I have severe buyers remorse!!!
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    derbysdenderbysden Member Posts: 2
    Reading all these problems makes me scared now of my Caliber. The problem I have is that I have a grinding noise coming from the transmission. The problem, I have been told is "celenoids in the transmission" which, there is no fix for yet. I've been told the engineers are working on it. My dealer has been great, and I will be forcing the issue with Chrysler. Give me a time frame on how long this is going to be, or compensate my dealer and get me into another vehicle. I paid cash for this thing, and dang it, I want perfection, or take the crap back..
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    monstersaintsmonstersaints Member Posts: 1
    Ok so this started a couple weeks back but the car stalls on me, not sure what it is, it works fine for a while and then randomly as I begin slowing down towards a stop sign, light, etc. it randomly stalls there's no consistent timetable to where it will, but it's starting to become more frequent, it's quite aggravating, not sure what the problem is, i'm somewhat of a mechanic and my grandfather who helps me out has been a mechanic for 30 years and he's not sure what it is, any help would be greatly appreciated, my e-mail is tygerp90@cfl.rr.com just make sure to include a subject to it so I know it's not spam, again no clue what the problem could be so as much input or help would be appreciated. If you don't want to e-mail I will be checking back here constantly also. And after it's solved I will post it back here to try and help anyone else who has this problem again.
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    louiseallanlouiseallan Member Posts: 3
    I to have an 09 plate petrol caliber nearly 12k which i use as a taxi. Ive had gaskets replaced on gearbox and master clutch cylinder replaced. It feels hard getting this car into first gear and reverse infact the gearbox feels like the car has done over 200k. :mad: :mad: :mad:
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    louiseallanlouiseallan Member Posts: 3
    I TOTALLY AGREE. mines done 12k and has always squeaked and rattled especially going round corners and is terrible on fuel. Im a taxi driver and at the end of my shift I feel i put all my money back in the heap. The floor of the shed is soaking in the back passenger side i keep having to put newspaper down and my starter motor jammed slightly on the rank yesterday probably yet to cause me problems. I hate this car its gutsy slow and crap!!! :mad:
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    louiseallanlouiseallan Member Posts: 3
    I dont blame you im in the same situation using my caleber as a taxi. Car seems to break every 4000miles. Dodge Chrystler couldnt care less as i have tried the same :sick:
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    kandyasherkandyasher Member Posts: 1
    Okay so we bought the car brand new, have had it in the shop over 10 times for various issues from brakes locking up to tranny noises, noises under hood, lack of acceleration, struts broke, fenderwheel falling off...the list goes on...well had the update done 2 months ago and now, a huge whining noise in the front end..feels like car is going to die again when slowing down and it is scaring the tar out of me. I have complained to Dodge about the noise under the hood, and they said oh well bring it in Monday. One dealer said alternator, the other said tranny, and I do not know what to do..I do have an extended warranty and have officially had it with this damn piece of crap..someone please help, it is my only car for 2 kiddos, and it seems every 3 months, I am taking it back to the damn dealer. :confuse:
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