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#136 of 165 Thank You for your help, im not the only one!!
Sep 26, 2011 (7:52 am)
I have had my car into the dealer several times over the past year for my eletric throttle light coming on, hesitation at acceleration, failing alernator tests etc. So this last time I took it in, they cleaned my battery and said the hesitation was caused by corrosion. Ha!! Last weekend I hit the acceleration and I got nothing but puttering, spped wouldn't top over 10MPH but RPMs were flying. Shut off car, wouldn't start, wouldn't turn over...I had power elsewhere BUT not at start. Three times I tried and finally it kicked in and started, drove for a bit and then again...same problem. Took it to a local shop, he was "lost" had NO idea what was wrong but said transmission...hahhaa the kicker, I flipped it 102K miles right now which means no warranty...thanks Dodge I will NEVER BUY ANOTHER DODGE EVER!! See what happens with governmental bailouts, quality takes a backseat!!
#137 of 165 Re: Dodge Caliber Transmission
Oct 07, 2011 (1:21 pm)
My 2007 Caliber was making a subtle "tinging" noise when I accelerated. I took it to a mechanic who said the transmission needs replacing.
The dealer agreed and said it's 100% covered by my warranty. However, they would not provide a loaner vehicle. I called Chrysler's customer service (800) 992-1997 and before the day was over they'd called the dealer and instructed them to give me a loaner and Chrysler would cover the cost for 10 days up to $35/day.
They were so helpful and even gave me a "case manager," which made me wonder: How widespread is the problem with the Caliber transmissions?
#138 of 165 Messed up Caliber
Nov 09, 2011 (2:34 pm)
I bought my 07 Dodge Caliber about a year ago, with about 60k miles on it. About 7-8 months later I took it to Perry Ford, where I had bought my car, they told me there is nothing wrong with it, about a couple of weeks later had called Perry Ford and they told me there is noting wrong with the car, I did it a total of four times, until today I went back and they told me to take it to the Dodge dealer, so I did. I talked with the service guy and he told me that the thing with CVT transmissions is that we would have to get a new one all together so, mostly all places won't work on them. It happen too often to be just a tune-up, when I sit at a long red light the car will hesitate, or my RPM will drop, sometimes the transmission will slip. So hopefully they replace it and I can get my money worth.
#139 of 165 2007 SXT transmission
Nov 15, 2011 (10:34 am)
Hi all -
I have an 07 (bought just BEFORE the powertrain warranty was offered - UGH) and it has about 55,000 miles. It was making the winding/warbling noise when accelerating/decelerating and then wouldn't turn over one morning. Towed it to the dealership since it was easy and they recommended a transmission replacement even though they couldn't for sure say that's what caused the problem. It also magically was starting again.
I took it to a local transmission shop and they're doing the RDI right now after they observed it slipping - I'll update when I hear the news..
#140 of 165 Re: 2007 SXT transmission [inkvisitor]
Nov 16, 2011 (12:13 pm)
Just got the call - according to this place the replacement parts needed are the primary pulley (slider), belt, torque converter, and overhaul package totaling $4200 for new parts and almost $3500 for rebuilt.
The dealership I originally took it to quoted about $4000 for putting in a new transmission.
I'm just waiting now because I need to find another option (besides pushing it off a cliff...).
#141 of 165 Re: Dodge CVT transmissions [simplysusan]
Nov 21, 2011 (2:03 pm)
i personally hate these new transmissions. i was driving the nissan versa for a bit, it was so much better on gas than my caliber, but the transmission drove me insane. the caliber has one too but its not as obnoxiously annoying as the nissan was. my 2011 caliber heat has crappy gas milage as well. honestly, if it wasnt for how the car feels to drive and how much i love how it looks, i wouldnt have bought it because its a dang gas hog.
#142 of 165 Re: 2007 SXT transmission [inkvisitor]
Nov 30, 2011 (8:18 am)
Final outcome - over $3k later I got it back and sold it immediately. At least it's out of my life now!
#143 of 165 caliber whining noise in engine during acceleration
May 10, 2012 (5:07 am)
Im new to forum but need advice. I have dodge caliber 115000 miles making a whining noise in engine when I accelerate starts at 25 mph only happens in gear. Not in park or neutral have heard possible cvt or some kind of bearing in cvt. Im getting nervous any ideas does get louder as I accelerate but soon as I let off gas no matter the speed noise dies down.
#144 of 165 Re: caliber whining noise in engine during acceleration [logansrun129]
May 10, 2012 (11:23 am)
Sounds like the cvt. Mine made a similar sound at 50k miles. Luckily I had an extended warranty. Still they could only find a used transmission.
Aug 01, 2012 (5:59 am)
had to replace trans at 28000 mi. 1 year ago !! Yesterday back to dealer for another trans 35000 mi. good car for sale reasonable offer accepted !