10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,500 miles

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problem #4

Jan 162019

Caliber

  • 40,000 miles
Specifically, in my model safety belt does not have to be securely fastened (I.e., clicked in buckle) in order for chime to stop. This is a no-no. In fact, if I hold the unsecured belt in my left hand while holding the wheel at the same time, the chime will stop. If, however, I let it retract slightly toward the window, the chime will come back on. This should not happen. Only when belt is fully buckled should the chime cease. While this does not pose a life-threatening emergency, it certainly is a safety hazard that needs to be further investigated.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #3

Jan 162019

Caliber

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. While driving, the seat belt chime was audible when the seat belt was unbuckled. If the seat belt were held approximately ten inches away from the windshield, the chime would stop. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was not available.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #2

Mar 112016

Caliber

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal impact crash with a guardrail face. There was airbag deployment but neither occupant was buckled. Seatbelt pre-tensioner fired and pulled the D-ring out of the B pillar. This potential issue did not appear to have an impact on occupant injuries.

- Findlay, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 172010

Caliber

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph she crashed into another vehicle. During the crash the vehicle was destroyed and the seat belt unlatched causing the contact to fall into the passenger seat. The air bags did not deploy. The contact suffered injuries to the left side of her body. The contact had not called the manufacturer and stated that the seat belt shouldn't have unlatched. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 46,000.

- Dexter, MO, USA