2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,580 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2009 Dodge Caliber:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #5

May 062016

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. While the vehicle was undergoing a routine oil change, the cross members were rotted and the engine could fall out of the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the cross members were rotted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the failure was not common. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.....updated 07/05/16

- Kimball, MI, USA

problem #4

Mar 222009

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
My name is [xxx] & my wife was driving down the road at about 55 miles per hour & the steering wheel lost control pulling the vehicle to on coming traffic! she nearly miss the vehicle and got control of the vehicle. She was near the place where we take our vehicles to get repaired, so she had it towed there. ) the mechanic checked it out and said the engine cradle rusted out on the driver side and broke thru. The tires were chopped up on both sides from cutting in to the front end also. The vehicle is only a 2009.I called Chrysler complaint dept.and she said that they couldn't do any thing about it because there was no recall for the Dodge Caliber 2009 models(only on the 2005 Caliber models) she also said that she bought the same type of (used )caliper and her dad looked at it and said the engine cradle was rusting out. So she sold it.! my wife could of gotten in a head on accident because of this! we take a lot of pride in our vehicles & keep up on the regular maintenance.we also have all the records on everything that we had done with the vehicle. A person called to ask us about the complaint and we could talk to her at that time because my wife was working at that time so the person said they would call back but we haven't heard from them in about a week. Please call us about this at. [xxx] the car is repaired and we have the bill and the rusted out engine cradle if you need a picture of it. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Atlanta, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 302014

Caliber 4-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Upon inspection of my vehicle, my mechanic noted that the frame crossmembers were rusted to the point of needing immediate replacement. He stated the car was unsafe and could have caused a major accident.

- Centerville, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 182009

Caliber

  • 800 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. When the contact activates the air conditioning or heater, his hand will touch and activate the four way flasher. He stated that the flasher was in a bad location. The dealer stated that they received other complaints regarding the poor design of the flasher and air conditioner knobs. The failure mileage was 800. Updated 08/20/09.

- Lebanon, CT, USA

problem #1

May 042009

Caliber

  • 100 miles
09 Dodge Caliber. Vibration of entire car in what manufacturer calls wind buffeting defect. Start of vibration at 45 to 50 mpr. Back windows rolled down and front window cracked. Car vibrates causing it hard to control vehicle. Salesman and salesmanager stated this was common in all small sedans and compact cars that they carry on lot. Was told to drive vehicle with windows up!they had never experienced this in any test drive. They only drove with all windows down. Took another 09 Caliber off lot to see if it would also vibrate; it did the same thing. If nothing else can be done tell manufacturer to make back window that don't roll down (for the kids that ride in back seat).

- Pierce City, MO, USA