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#193 of 219 CRACK IN FRAME OF 2010 DODGE CALIBER
Apr 14, 2011 (5:33 pm)
Took 2010 Caliber in for a recall on the gas gage and was told that there was a crack in the frame inbetween the driverside front and passanger door. I was then told that it was from hitting a pot hole and that it would not b covered under the warranty. Mind you, I bought this car at the end of April in 2010. But because there is 30,000 miles on it, the warranty was voided. So, instead of allowing me to pay to get it fixed, they forced me into a 2011 Dodge Caliber and stuck with the payments for it. Not sure what to do. I reside in SC and we don't see to many pothols around here for it to crack my frame, especially inbetween the doors on the driverside. If I would have hit a pothole, I would have had to break something else like the axil rod, etc...
Any suggestions on what to do???????
#194 of 219 Re: 07 Dodge Caliber [armywife10]
Apr 14, 2011 (7:45 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 2007. I am at about 72,000 miles. My engine light comes on and I go to have it checked and they also tell me it is the fuel sensor and I did not tighten my fuel cap tight enough. When I drive in the city I hear the knocking noise but if I am on the highway it goes away. I do not know what to do. Have you gotten any information on this?
#195 of 219 Possessed 07 Caliber
Jun 14, 2011 (9:50 pm)
So I bought my 07 Caliber in Jan 08. I have had no problems with it until about a month ago. I was taking my boys to school and the check engine light came on, I took it to a garage and had their computer hooked up to it. They told me it needed a tune-up and that spark plug #3 was misfiring. I was told that it would be alright to drive it. Shortly after being told this, a couple hours later, there was a terrible knocking coming from my engine. I took it to another garage and was told the same thing about it needing a tune-up and was told that should fix it. I changed out the spark plugs and replaced the pcv valve and still had a nasty knock. The knock seemed to get worse in 2nd or 3rd gear than when it was just idling. The today, to make my day just wonderful, I went to start my car and it refused to start. Had the battery checked and found it was dead. While checking the battery (they keys were not in the ignition in fact they were not even in the car) the auto door locks were trying to activate. At this point the battery cables were NOT connected to the battery. After cleaning the terminals and reconnecting the cables, tried to start it to see if maybe there was just a bad connection, and the windshield wipers came on, but no one touched the switch for them. Has anyone else had any issues like this? I am worried if I put a new battery in these possessed car it will fry the new battery as well.
#196 of 219 Dodge CXT 2007 Caliber
Jun 17, 2011 (5:35 pm)
Okay so my caliber was having engine issues. It would start up but all the lights inside would start flashing and would get up to 25-35 mph and then just die on me. When I took it in to the local dodge dealership they told me that the ECM and harness is what needs to be fixed. They said the ECM was covered under warranty but the harness would be 1100$ to fix because it looked like it had been soldered in attempt to fix it. The car has never been in the hands of someone who "knows about cars" always a professional and the only thing I've ever had done to it was a new battery and to have it looked at for this problem. Has anybody else had this problem with the harness and if so what did you do to keep from having to pay that much money to get it fixed. They said that they could replace the ECM but with out fixing the harness it would just burn through another ECM and create more problems. It was bought brand new in florida by my dad and then given to me in 09' and has been used but not enough to create a huge problem like this. Any help would be greatly appreciated .
#197 of 219 Re: 2007 Dodge Caliber sounds like a diesel but isn't [knockonwood007]
Jul 18, 2011 (3:17 pm)
I too have a 2007 Dodge Caliber. When my knocking engine noise started, it was around 75000 miles. I have had it to the garage several times for that. Well, when it comes back with no answers, there is always something new. I now have a flashing check engine light when we first start the car and when it is completely stopped. The light when hooked to a computer says that it is a Cylinder #2 Misfire. It was suggested to change the plugs and ignition coils so I did that. Still having issues. Just got it back from the garage and they say that they still do not know the issue. Any suggestions would be great. Ready to get rid of this car but it is almost paid for.
#198 of 219 caliber problems
Jul 21, 2011 (8:38 am)
I have an 07 caliber, has been great until this morning. I went to start it and it acted like it was gonna start then didn't. The engine light then came on but it started after the 2nd attempt. Now It will not gain speed. I can floor the gas pedal and it literally takes several minutes just to get up 10 mph. I don't know much about cars but 10 mph flooring the gas is not normal. Any thoughts on what it might be cuz I don't wanna go to a dealership with no direction, I'll get way screwed outta my money that way.
#199 of 219 2008 Dodge Caliber cought on fire
Jul 21, 2011 (3:10 pm)
Anyone have any problems with the 2008 dodge calibers catching on fire. I was driving mines as normal down the highway... it only had 90k miles on it.. all of a sudden i start seeing smoke coming from the cigertte lighter... next thing i know the smoke turn into fire and lucky i pulled off the road into a rest area and yelled for help got out the car and the whole caliber burn up... what would you do in a situation like this .. because im thinking about going agaisnt dodge but its so hard for me to find a lawyers.. bc they only want to help people that has been injuryed and no one was hurt. As far as insurance goes they tried to get me and say i wasnt covered and i could have sworn i signed up with direct depsoit but they have no records of it and i check my last stated and no money had came out.. so i understand i may be still stuck paying off a car, also i contact dodge to have them come look at the car and they told me since there wasnt a recall on my model and the car fax was good wasnt nothing for them to do about what happen... but i feel like this if i havent had no mechanical work dne to this car nothing like this should happen.. everything in this car is factory... can someone help me out here
#200 of 219 Re: Spark Knock [cinglemom]
Jul 21, 2011 (3:18 pm)
when u get a change read my post and let me know what u think i should do
#201 of 219 Re: Possessed 07 Caliber [bearscht]
Jul 28, 2011 (6:19 pm)
I had this issue with my 2002 KIA. I was driving home and the power door locks went up and down by themselves the whole drive. I had to boost the car frequently as the battery would not hold a charge. A new alternator fixed the problem. However I also had a bad ground.
Drawing to much power without charging causes issues with battery and alternator. (ie using the chill zone or stereo while the engine is not running at the beach for the day)
The issue with my car may be totally different but maybe not. Worth a look!