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#17 of 22 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [msims734]
Nov 26, 2012 (5:40 pm)
Well, i bought my 07 2 yrs ago and omg i have changed the shocks and struts after 6 months and now then need changed again.. I found out that caliber are prone to needing them done after i had them changed the first time.. wish i never bought this car..
#18 of 22 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [msims734]
Dec 19, 2012 (4:40 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 22 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [msims734]
Feb 26, 2013 (11:47 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 22 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [cqueen]
Mar 07, 2013 (4:11 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 22 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [nomoredodges02]
May 14, 2013 (10:23 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 22 Re: 2011 caliber mainstreet [nomoredodges02]
May 23, 2013 (8:02 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.