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#18 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [msims734]
Dec 19, 2012 (3:40 pm)
I also bought a 2011 Caliber mainstreet.My tires started cupping at around 8000 mi.I took it in they advised me to rotate more often.Of course I did. then all four tires were cupped.So, what was cupping the front end problem or a back end problem.I was told the back schocks were bad by a tire dealer.The another tire dealer told me it was just poor quality of the car. Dodge told me they couldn't find anything.Meanwhile the road noise was driving me mad.I replaced the tires muself and had an alignment.The car ran quite no road noise but, when I hit the smallest of bumps.It sounded like bare metal parts hitting together.I took it back to dodge and told them to get to the problem and tell me the truth.They changed out the left and right lower arm controls and the noise stopped.By the time I went through all this I had 22000 mi. on the car.I decided I would not go through this again so, I traded it in on a 2013 Hundai Sonata.Now I enjoy a nice quiet ride.
good luck with yours.
#19 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [msims734]
Feb 26, 2013 (10:47 pm)
I have a 2012 Caliber and I have the same problems and noises. I have 21000 miles on it and the noises didnt start until 18000. I have taken it numerous times and have had all kinds of parts replaced and the noise is still there and It Is Not Normal!
#20 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [cqueen]
Mar 07, 2013 (3:11 pm)
Do what I just did and traded it in.. I've seen so many posts about a ton of different problems that will continue until u do get rid of it..
#21 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [nomoredodges02]
May 14, 2013 (9:23 am)
Wow..I have been going through this exact same thing. Just bought new tires due to "cupping;" but, noise is already back and it hasn't even been a month yet.
#22 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [nomoredodges02]
May 23, 2013 (7:02 am)
I have the same problem. I took mine in at 18,000 miles complaining of excessive road noise and creaky suspension. The dealership replaced the rear struts and lower control arms. Noise never went away. Took the car in again at 29,000 miles complaining of the same issues, dealer replaced trailing arms; noise still never went away. Now at 55,000 miles, my rear tires are scalloped (i.e. there is no tread on the insides) indicating a rear end out of alignment; need to replace the struts again because they are leaking... So this will be my third pair of rear struts in ONLY 55,000 miles which is absolutely unacceptable!! I will also need another set of rear lower control arms, and front upper and lower control arms! And on top of that new rear tires, but that isn't as big of a deal. My advice don't buy this car and hopefully Chrysler customer service and I can work out some kind of deal.
#23 of 31 Car all over the road?
Aug 28, 2013 (5:28 am)
My 2010 dodge caliber has been scaring me since last winter. It skates across the road, back and forth. It sways. It feels like its un controllable. Tires appear ok. Even ware on them. The back end squeaks like an old chuck wagon from the back end. Its summer now and it still feels jumpy in the road. Any idea what I should look out for. This car scares me?
#24 of 31 Re: Car all over the road? [rivalbossmam]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Aug 28, 2013 (2:55 pm)
Definitely sounds like a rear suspension problem... could be as simple as a blown shock, or could be more involved. But definitely have the rear suspension checked as quickly as possible.
KCRam - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Host
#26 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [msims734]
Aug 28, 2013 (7:05 pm)
I have a 2012 Caliber and I am going through the same thing! Creaking noise in the front along with clunks, rattles, squeaks like metal on metal. It started around 18,000 miles and it now has 24,000. I have had front struts replaced and something on the front brake calipers. They said the noise is gone and it isn't!! I ma SO at my witts end and I don't know what to do! I am hearing these noises in the rear as well now. I seriously REGRET buying this car!
#27 of 31 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [tesilou]
Aug 31, 2013 (4:18 pm)
I had a 2012 caliber mainstreet.My tires started cupping by 8000 mi.The dealer couldn't find a problem.Just said you need to rotate the tires more often.I tried a few tire dealers.They told me to try a different make automobile.Due to the rotations all my tires became cupped and the noise was horrendous.I replaced the tires the road noise went away but, there was a noise of metal clanging under the car that I didn't hear before because of the tire noise i guess.They replaced the control arms on the front and I immediately traded the car for a 2013 Hyundai.I now have 12000 mi. on it and have a noise similar to the tire noise on the caliber.But, the service techs. cannot hear the noise.So,I must have better hearing at 75yrs. old than the much younger service tech.