Ball Joint Problems of Dodge Caliber
Dodge Caliber owners have reported 20 problems linked to ball joint (under the suspension category).
#1 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
The car is a 2007 Dodge Caliber. My husband and I purchased the car in 2007 and it had about 40,000 miles on it. About 1. 5 years later we had to do the suspension and shortly after, the ball joints. The mechanic that looked at the car said everything on the car went bad way too fast. When we called Dodge, they said there were no recalls on the car, but surprise, we now have to get the front done again!!!! I have seen this and numerous other sites that also have complaints about this car. I emailed and will call back Dodge tonight. If nothing is done I will go to the local media to have them help with this. Something has to be done before someone gets hurt. This ball joint issue occurred August 9, 2012.
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#2 - Ball Joint problem of the 2008 Dodge Caliber
The car involved is a 2008 Dodge Caliber. The VIN of this Caliber is 1B3HB28C98_. At 41000 miles, our 4 year old vehicle, should not have needed new ball joints. Research tells me Dodge has been very aware of a problem for years, but have not done any type of a recall. All I can say is thank god we found the problem before we went to the mountains. This problem occurred on Mon., Jul. 23, 2012.
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#3 - Ball Joint problem of the 2008 Dodge Caliber
VIN of the vehicle was 1B3HB78K48_. The ball joints have prematurely worn out on our 2008 Dodge Caliber. At 40,000 miles I also had to replace the tie rod ends and the brake pads. It was Friday, June 22, 2012 when this ball joint issue happened.
#4 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
The car is a 2007 Dodge Caliber. Reversed out of parking spot put car in drive and nothing happened. Turns out my tie rod and ball joints on passenger side basically fell apart. Garage said other side is just about ready to go too. Thankfully I was only pulling out of a parking spot. . . 5 minutes later and I could have been wrapped around a telephone pole. Been looking online to find many people also have had this problem. This should really be looked into further!. This ball joint issue occurred March 5, 2012.
#5 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
My sisters 2007 Dodge Caliber only has only 32236 miles on it and the ball joints need replaced already, it cost 800 dollars to replace them, I looked on line and everybody that has a 2007 Caliber is having the same problem there should be a recall on the ball joints, just look on line and u will see how many people are having trouble with the ball joints, how many complaints does it take to have a recall done, thank you for your time, please just e mail me back thank you. The failure date was Friday, Mar. 2, 2012.
#6 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
The vehicle was a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The vehicle had a failure of the front end parts, tie rod ends, ball joints. Paid to have it repaired last year and now it has happened again, only this time both sides. I now have 85,000 miles on the vehicle. This is just ridiculous. There should be a recall on this product. It was 04/29/11 when this ball joint issue occurred.
#7 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1B3HB48B87_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2007 Dodge caliper. The contact stated that the front ball joints failed, causing the front end of the vehicle to bounce when being driven. The contact stated that the front tie rods were replaced a year prior to the most recent failure. The failure mileage was 38,000 and the current mileage was 42,000. This ball joint issue occurred 08/23/2011.
#8 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1B3HE78K57_. The reporting person owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that the vehicle was being service for routine maintenance when he was advised that the front ball joints on each side were fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that a recall would be issued for the failure in the near future. The failure mileage was 57,000. The failure date was Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011.
#9 - Ball Joint problem of the 2008 Dodge Caliber
The vehicle was a 2008 Dodge Caliber. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1B3HB48B68_. Had my tires rotated and the mechanic showed me how much my ball joints were wore out at only 50000 miles. Dodge Caliber 2008 model. This ball joint issue occurred Sunday, April 3, 2011.
#10 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
2007 Dodge Caliber requied ball joint replacement at 71,100. Vehicle was serviced regularly and was correctly aligned. This ball joint problem happened on Jun. 23, 2011.
#11 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
In febraury 2011, I had my 2007 Dodge Caliber r/t serviced and tired rotated, at this time firestone told me that I have bad ball joints and need them replaced, it only had 46,000 miles on it. I had it replaced and nopw I am having trouble with it again. Someone needs to investagate this and get it in for a recall before someone gets really hurt. The failure date was February 6, 2011.
#12 - Ball Joint problem of the 2008 Dodge Caliber
The car involved is a 2008 Dodge Caliber. I have been told by the dealership that, the front axils and, ball joints on my car are in need of replacement. I have talked to several other Dodge Caliber owner's that have had the same problem. What do I need to do?. It was Thu., Nov. 18, 2010 when this ball joint issue happened.
#13 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
The vehicle is a 2007 Dodge Caliber awd. The VIN of the problem Caliber is 1B3HE78K17_. Unexplained failure of both ball joints at 45800 miles. It was Monday, April 12, 2010 when this ball joint issue happened.
#14 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
At approximately 23,700 miles, my 2007 Dodge Caliber rt had to have both front ball joints replaced (Chrysler reimbursed for the ruined front tires that had been put on 9 months before due to this problem). Within a few weeks after the ball joints were replaced, I started hearing a noise like something lose in the front driver's side tire area. Upon having my annual inspection at the beginning of March, my mechanic told me I have a busted drivers' side strut. There is only a little over 25,000 miles on this car and this is two major problems with the suspension in less than 6 months! I keep reading of similar problems and am wondering if this is something that Dodge/chrsyler is going to fix via recall (of course, the strust started making the noise within weeks of coming out of my basic 3 yr/36,000 mile coverage - I am now into extended coverage with a deductible). This problem occurred on February 1, 2011.
#15 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
I have a 2007 Dodge Caliber sxt that I have owned for almost 2 years. I was told by a mechanic today that the ball joints on the front need to be replaced because they are dangerously defective and if they break while I am driving, they could cause a fatal accident. I was also told that ball joints should not be worn out on a car that is 2 years old and one with 41,000 miles on the odometer. He said that the ball joints were likely defective at the time of manufacture. The front tires can be freely moved and jiggled when the car is parked in the driveway with little effort. I have gotten no help from my local Dodge dealer in replacing the defective ball joints and am forced to risk my life every time I drive the car until I can afford the repair which will cost between $500 and $1,200. Because the parts were likely defective at the time of manufacture, I suspect that all other Dodge Calibers manufactured at the same time with the same parts have the same problem and the owners are simply unaware that their vehicles are dangerous to drive. This issue happened on Sun., Oct. 18, 2009.
#16 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
I own a 2007 Dodge Caliber sxt. In early 2009 I was told by my dealership that the right lower balljoint needed to be replaced and that it was very dangerous to drive my vehicle. My car only had 45,000 miles on it. I took it elsewhere to be replaced. As of September 2010, the dealership advised me that the left lower balljoint now needed to be replaced as well as the front fea that contains the recently replaced rt ball joint. My car only has 77,000 miles on it. I took it to another mechanic which advised me that ball joints should not have to be replaced this early on. I then did research and found others with the same issue. There are no recalls and I think this is a defect that lies within Dodge. They are putting people's safety at risk!. It was 09/01/2010 when this ball joint issue occurred.
#17 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
The vehicle is a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1B3HB48B87_. Ball joint failure at 50,000 miles. Wore out tires . Replaced ball joints and tires. This problem occurred on September 20, 2010.
#18 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
The owner has a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an abnormal banging when driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to a repair facility where the contact was informed that the driver side ball joint was defective and would at some point, fail. The ball joint was replaced. The contact stated that the passenger side ball joint then failed January 11, 2011. The contact was able to secure an appointment to have the passenger side ball joint repaired. The manufacturer was contacted but no assistance was offered. The current mileage was 70,000 and the failure mileage was 50,000. It was May 16, 2010 when this ball joint issue happened.
#19 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
Crash was involved with the Dodge Caliber. The vehicle involved is a 2007 Dodge Caliber. While driving approximately 5 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed. The contact exited the vehicle and noticed the front driver side wheel was detached from the vehicle. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the ball joint detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired. The contact also stated the same ball joint was replaced two months prior to the incident by the authorized dealer. The failure and current mileages were 43,000. It was February 22, 2011 when this ball joint issue happened.
#20 - Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Dodge Caliber. VIN of the vehicle was 1B3HB48B37_. Suspension - ball joints had to be completely replaced. 2007 with 50,000 miles would not pass inspection. This ball joint problem happened on Mon., Apr. 11, 2011.
Other Suspension related problems of Dodge Caliber:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||24|
|Ball Joint problems||20|
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||18|
|Front Suspension problems||6|
|Suspension Noise problems||3|
|Front Suspension Hub problems||2|
|Front Suspension Lower Control Arm problems||2|
|Sway Bar problems||1|
|Strut Failure problems||1|
|Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems||1|