really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,200 miles

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problem #5

Aug 012018


  • 166,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle hit a bump and the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to john elway's claremont Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (620 auto center dr, claremont, ca 91711, (909) 962-7462) where the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 166,000.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012017


  • 135,000 miles
While traveling at very slow speed (was navigating thru parking garage), while making a left turn, the passenger side-curtain airbag deployed (no one was in the right-front seat at the time). There was no impact/crash (not even a bump), the airbag just deployed by-itself. Contacted Fiat/Chrysler. They sent an investigator/inspector from houston (2 hours away). To download Bosch airbag computer data, and inspect the vehicle. Investigator spent two hours taking hundreds of pictures, measurements, etc. Note: Seat belts did not lock, as we are told they are supposed to do on airbag deployments. Finally, after requesting multiple times (as owners manual says we are entitled to, Fiat/Chrysler provided info downloaded from airbag computers with cdr (crash data report, even tho there was no crash). We understand the airbag deployment event should have been recorded. After 3 months of the vehicle sitting, not being driven, the report says there was [no events recovered]. so... it sounds like the airbag computer didn't know the airbag deployed, but the airbag/SRS light on the dash, remains illuminated, with no idea, whatsoever, caused the airbag to deploy. Fiat/Chrysler's official response: The vehicle is out of warranty and we can render no more assistance with the matter.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #3

Oct 072010


  • 15,000 miles
The lights come on when the seasons change and the car is warmed up. The alarm goes off usually when it is windy. The airbag light is the most common. It can also go on when parked and car is running. As the years have gone on, it's been less predictable. Occasionally there isn't any power when I plug something into the console, too. I've had the dealer look at it multiple times but they haven't found anything. Sometimes they don't even write it up when I'm having something else repaired. All the dealer has told me is that my airbag is disabled when the light is on. When the alarm goes off, it doesn't want to be shut off. It takes a lot of tries sometimes to get it to stop.the traction control is the newest thing. That's been only for the last year or so.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 272010


  • 14,500 miles
After getting misleading directions and going down an unknown road and ending at a stop sign, the driver of the vehicle waited a couple minutes before deciding to pass through the stop sign across the intersection. Upon passing on of the lanes of traffic where there was a vehicle at the top of the hill which gave me more than enough time to get across the road and out of nowhere a vehicle came from the right side and struck my vehicle full speed at the front end of the vehicle. Upon seeing the vehicle last minute my driver hit the breaks to prevent much worse injury and the vehicle hit us and the passenger was then jolted back toward the passenger door and face struck the window and nose was broken in the process. Not one airbag deployed at point of impact, therefore, all three passengers suffered whiplash injuries, one almost breaking her neck, one broken nose, and knee bruising. The vehicle at the moment is being appraised at the moment but everything under the hood shifted to the driver's side and is loose including the battery and the right front tired is severely damaged with the shock sitting on top of it.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #1

May 032009


  • 5,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. While attempting to yield to the left, the contact's vehicle was struck by another vehicle on the front driver's side. The vehicle was completely destroyed and none of the air bags deployed. The contact suffered moderate injuries. A police report was filed. She has pictures of the failure. The contact called the manufacturer and is waiting for a response. The failure and current mileages were 5,500.

- Newark, DE, USA