AC Compressor Damaged Due to "Slugging" Condition on Dodge Caliber

The AC compressor may be damaged during cold weather conditions due to refrigerant "slugging." Our technicians tell us that the repair involves replacing the AC compressor and the condenser.

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Average mileage: 101,918 (30,000–173,455)
2 model years affected: 2007, 2008
15 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
At five years old, the car's compressor blew up, thus locking up the car and now it does not run. The car is made where you can not by pass the air compressor with the belt, thus causing major money problems to fix. I still owe a lettle less than $4,000.00 on this car. It is a shame that Dodge products seem to fall apart faster than your payment schdule to pay for it. I see why they call them Dodges. One should dodge buying this product. I should have learn from my first experiance with a Dodge Shadow, bought new and within the first year the bolt in the door rusted and when it was opened the door dropped down and buckel the whole front driver's side of the car. They said there were no recalls for that, but I saw Dodge Shadows everywhere with the same problem.
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2008 Dodge Caliber89,000
the ac just quiet blowing cold air, worked fine one minute then nothing. detect small ticking noise
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2007 Dodge Caliber134,000
Was told that my AC Compressor wasn't "turning off" need a new one. Car went in because of clicking noise that started 4 days before. Also about same time there was a "whining" sound when the car decelerated that could be heard through the vents.
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2008 Dodge Caliber78,000
RATTLING NOISE UNDER THE HOOD, WHINING SOUND WHILE DRIVING. MECHANIC SAYS A/C NEEDS REPLACED & VERY EXPENSIVE. RECOMMEND ANYONE WITH A CALIBER UNDER THIS MILEAGE GET RID OF IT WHILE YOU CAN.
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2007 Dodge Caliber99,000
A/C Compressor has a chunk blown out of it.
2007 Dodge Caliber173,455
My AC compressor blow out in pieces ...
2007 Dodge Caliber90,000
complete a/c system replacement. do not do it piece by piece - too expancive! got to do it all!
2007 Dodge Caliber74,652
Loud rattling. Took it to a repair shop and was told I need to replace the a/c compressor. Said there was a TSB released regarding this issue.
2007 Dodge Caliber168,000
The AC compressor blew up while my son was driving the car. I had the compressor repaired, now I need to replace the freon
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