Last post on Sep 08, 2008 at 5:38 AM
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Dodge Caliber, Performance Mods, Wagon
#28 of 37 Re: Dodge Caliber: Changes You'd Like To See [bigtsr]
Oct 01, 2007 (9:45 pm)
2 - I've never had so much space between dash and windshield before. It's easily twice other cars I've had, and they were in the same class. So I find it really hard to believe that the amount of space between steering wheel and windshield is necessary. Heck, I've had full size cars with less space in that area. It's cosmetic, and it's a pain in the tail to keep clean.
3 - I'm not particularly short, 5'6", and from the driver's seat must lean over far enough to open the glove box that I can just barely still see the road (a shorter dash would have solved this). Doing so is obviously a Very Bad Idea while the car is in motion. So my sunglasses live in the area above the radio. I also keep a keyfob in the car because I routinely park in a restricted-access garage. That'd get hopelessly lost in a huge glove box, so there is an advantage to small little storage areas.
As I said, I'm nitpicking. I'm happy with my Caliber.
#29 of 37 complain ...sigh- complain...
Feb 19, 2008 (2:54 pm)
cruiz control- is what i got use to using on another vehicle.
yes ...yes the parking brake lever should be on floor- awkward place- duh
power seats- have bad arthritis n that- very hard to reach n... keep changin the place of it- from previous drivers-
am 5'2 - husband is .. 5'9...
no leg room in back of when he is driving.
WE did have a dodge grand caravan05- stow away seats- traded it for this.
altho- def. have no complaints on the $$ it has saved us for the - gas...
we travel about ... 20hrs or so- in BC.
With the van- it cost us a whopping - 180 one way.
now it costs us- like ... 80 one way!
tru too- about side mirrors- should be able to FOLD in- when needed.
fix'n or even awknowledging the many many complaints about the ...BLIND SPOTS!!
i try put in many letters bout this- cuz they seem to say --- EACH n everytime that they do not get any other ...similar problems being reported... sigh
i am laways terrified coming up to intersections.
too many times I get --- hands shakin at me- or terrified pedestrians...
sum- seem to pop up outta nowhwere... run in front of me
the psgr side has no control of windows- are evn blocked from opening the windows or closing unless driver does that.
yes it is good- when you have kids- but c'mon...
DRIVER already has ...to keep eyes on roads- not the window control.
my main complaint is about the ... service and the tone that I get.
Seems to me- they want me to think that i am the ONLY one that has these complaints.
** I would like to see a strap or handle on the liftgate to make closing it easier.
** ahhh that also would have tendency of gettin ...caught- dirty... in the way- no?
seats are uncomfy on long trips.
again- have bad arthritis.../ fibromyalgia... n lupus- LUCKY ME huh haha
so this is not good- as I said I take long trips- that are about... anywhere between 17-20hrs one way
ya when we went to the dealer- he said yes there is ... cruiz control- on them.
none has it
DODGE- are not good ppl to deal with. am not happy... dont get me wrong lmao
yup- dont get me wrong- an UNHAPPY dodge customer.
if i bring it in- beinga lease- how much are they gonna freakin run up my milage??
using it- up- i saw one time- nuther vehicle ownner sayin just that- that they had to elave it in shop- (was not dodge) jus making comment for you to keep eye on your ... KMs as you drop it off for servicing...
NICE lookin vehicle- NAWT talkin bout CALIBERS...lol --- sum1 will need your kool ride for a hunny that needs to be impressed....lol
Anyhooooo - not a fan of dodge reps.
#30 of 37 Re: complain ...sigh- complain... [unhappy13]
Feb 22, 2008 (4:09 am)
Both of my Calibers, SXT and R/T had cruise control. It has to be added at the factory, it doesn't come standard unfortunately.
Aug 13, 2008 (7:12 pm)
How about a FUNCTIONAL roof rack - not some plastic peice of crap!!!
A real roof rack with adjustable crossbars that can be set to nearly the entire entire length of the roof. Something capable of hauling say a 17-foot canoe or kayak. Now add some real tie-down points front and back to better sescure the boat to the top of the car.
This isn't rocket science. Just build a FUNCTIONAL car. But I guess the guys in the design department would rather give us extras like illuminated cup holders or air conditioned glove compartments. What BONEHEADS!!!!!
Aug 29, 2008 (11:29 pm)
Has anyone had this problem? On a hot and humid day, the air conditioner will have condensation flow down into the 6 disc changer, and cause the whole thing to give off an "error" message until it's dry. How about this one. What genius decided it was a good idea to have a cream ceiling with no screen for the sun roof? The ceiling in the back of my caliber is disgusting because all the dirt just flows in and sticks. Or for those of you that have a manual, does your car jerk when on cruise control, and going down hill to maintain speed? I've had both of my dodges just shut off while idling. Anyone had that?
#33 of 37 Re: problems [general13]
Aug 30, 2008 (8:24 am)
Although I have not experienced the humidity problem with the cd
changer I would say there is a possibility that youe evaporater drain
hose is blocked/pinched.
The hose drains out just below the gas pedal and there have been
several posts about it but usually you also can detect dampness
at floor level under the carpet.
#34 of 37 Re: problems [general13]
Sep 03, 2008 (9:50 am)
I have that problem but not on a Caliber, as I traded mine in but on another Dodge a Ram truck. Someone that works with my husband said he had to same problem on his Dodge vehicle. The fix is to run your fan to dry to the condensation.
It's apparently a Dodge design flaw.
#35 of 37 Re: problems [caliberchic]
Sep 03, 2008 (4:39 pm)
Caliberchic I have to disagree with your comment re design flaw,
if it was indeed the reason for the original post"humidity/cd changer"
there would droves of posts regarding it.
The crux of the matter is the fact that that under certain locality conditions
the evaporeter does not dry sufficiently when you turn the car off with AC/Defrost
cycle running or just terminated.This usually results in a musty smell upon start
up again and you solution to "run the fan" will help eleviate this complaint.
The amount of humidity needed to effect the changer which is designed/built
with average humidity parameters would in my opinion require that the evap
collection/drainage system is not working and Chrysler needs to get it's act
together and solve this owners problem
#36 of 37 Re: problems [bigtsr]
Sep 08, 2008 (5:08 am)
Ok agreed, then it would be a design flaw of the collection/drainage system...they need to design or install one that works properly.
Odd thing is that my husbands CD player didn't work from start up, it had been sitting over night with no AC/Defrost running. I wonder where the condensation came from in that case?
I would imagine we'd see more posts about this issue but it's hard to say how many owners use their CD players vs the radio or satellite, and how many use them in the perfect conditions to duplicate the issue. I know if it were happening to my vehicle I would never know because I use XM in my Dodge.
#37 of 37 Re: problems [caliberchic]
Sep 08, 2008 (5:38 am)
Good points about usage-I would think poor installation of the drain
by an assembly line worker could be the cause or again poor sealing
of the cowl/dash area on the assembly line which has been the subject
of a few posts on the net,irregardless it's not right and should be addressed
to each owners satisfaction.