Dodge Caliber owners have reported 8 problems related to frame rust (under the structure category).
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that the cross member and sub frame were rusted and corroded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who discovered that there were holes and rust all over the frame and cross members. As a result, the cross members, the sub frame, and the frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 87,701.
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The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that the front and rear of the sub frame was rusted. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who confirmed the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.
Went to get car inspected and the mechanic found our crossmember frame was rusted out. It is only 5 yrs old and has 63000 miles, unheard of. Next step contact Dodge see what they can do to help us get this repaired, right now car is unsafe to drive.
Noticed rusted subframe with big hole. We knew it needed to be replaced. No particular reason for the erosion other than the way the vehicle is designed. Vehicle is only 6-7 years old. This type of erosion is usually only seen on old vintage vehicles. A few days ago, we ran over a hidden pot hole and the subframe is completely broken apart. Now car is completely unsafe to drive. This car was poorly designed in this area. The company should recall the subframe to replace and install a rerouting piece for the ac to drip on and bypass dripping on the frame.
My 2007 Dodge Caliber was taken to my mechanic where it was found that the main subframe had rusted through in multiple places. The car is only 6 years old and has approximately 76,150 miles. I called Chrysler and mentioned it. Customer service stated that they would only provide cost assistance if I had the work done at a Chrysler dealership. The car was taken apart and on the lift at my preferred mechanic. I had my mechanic provide the service. I did receive a quote from a local Chrysler dealership it would have cost me $ 850. 00. My mechanic did the service for $ 650. 00. Chrysler has refused payment. This subframe components is rusted through in three locations. After only 6 years, this doesn't seem acceptable on a major front end component.
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber rt. The contact stated that the rear and front sub frames were completely corroded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician diagnosed that the sub frames needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 61,000. Updated 01/14/lj the consumer stated the front and rear sub frame was severely rusted. The consumer has since traded the vehicle. Updated 01/16/14.
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The contact stated that he was concerned that the rear lower sub frame could fail due to a failure that the previous owner experienced. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who confirmed that the sub frame was rusted and corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.
Extreme rust on front subframe. Part is weakened and integrity is doubtful. Mounts lower control arm. Failure would affect suspension, drive train, brakes and result in loss of steering, brakes and power to drive wheels.
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