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Ball Joint Problems of Dodge Caliber



Dodge Caliber owners have reported 25 problems related to ball joint (under the suspension category).

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2008 Dodge Caliber 1
Failure Date: 08/25/2014

When I got an oil change, the mechanic did an inspection and said the ball joints and tie rods should be replaced as they were showing wear and play. When he let the car down and saw the mileage was 26,700 he said that the parts should not have gone bad unless I was off roading the car. The car is driven 4 miles round trip on paved maintained roads daily at 30 mph. And on occasionally at expressway speeds of 55mph. I took it to the Dodge dealer who said there is no recall or known complaints on this vehicle. I bought the car new in 2007 when they came out.

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car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2008 Dodge Caliber 2
Failure Date: 05/28/2014

Ball joint separation on the drivers side.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 3
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

I have a 2007 Dodge Caliber rt. This car has 52000 miles at 7 years old. My car sits in a garage and is well maintained. I recently replaced the tires on the car and found that both ball joints were in need of replacing to the point that the tires couldn't get balanced. I don't think that this is supposed to happen on a car with 52000 miles.

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car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2008 Dodge Caliber 4
Failure Date: 10/19/2013

Have issues with both front struts, both ball joints, and both inner and outer tie rods. While driving you can feel shaking and vibrations. Also steering is starting to become bad because of this issue. There needs to be a recall on this before an accident occurs and someone gets seriously injured or killed.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 5
Failure Date: 08/09/2012

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.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2008 Dodge Caliber 6
Failure Date: 07/23/2012

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.


car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2008 Dodge Caliber 7
Failure Date: 06/22/2012

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.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 8
Failure Date: 03/05/2012

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!.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 9
Failure Date: 03/02/2012

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.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 10
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

The contact 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.


 
car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 11
Failure Date: 08/23/2011

The contact owns 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.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 12
Failure Date: 06/23/2011

2007 Dodge Caliber requied ball joint replacement at 71,100. Vehicle was serviced regularly and was correctly aligned.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 13
Failure Date: 04/29/2011

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.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 14
Failure Date: 04/11/2011

Suspension - ball joints had to be completely replaced. 2007 with 50,000 miles would not pass inspection.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2008 Dodge Caliber 15
Failure Date: 04/03/2011

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.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 16
Failure Date: 02/22/2011

The contact owns 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.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 17
Failure Date: 02/06/2011

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.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 18
Failure Date: 02/01/2011

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).

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2008 Dodge Caliber 19
Failure Date: 11/18/2010

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?.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 20
Failure Date: 09/20/2010

Ball joint failure at 50,000 miles. Wore out tires . Replaced ball joints and tires.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 21
Failure Date: 09/01/2010

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!.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 22
Failure Date: 05/16/2010

The contact owns 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.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 23
Failure Date: 04/12/2010

Unexplained failure of both ball joints at 45800 miles.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 24
Failure Date: 10/18/2009

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.

car image   Ball Joint problem of the 2007 Dodge Caliber 25
Failure Date: 06/04/2008

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact indicated that while having maintenance performed, the contact was informed that both tie rods and ball joints were defective and needed to be replaced. The contact indicated that the vehicle was repaired for the same defect on multiple occasions but the problem recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 19,000.