The front struts may wear prematurely, resulting in poor handling and/or a rough ride. Struts may also be diagnosed as leading. When replacing front struts on 2007 - 2009 vehicles, the jounce bumper should be inspected. If it is found to be a one-piece black rubber part, it should be replaced with a newly designed jounce bumber end dust shield.
The Front Struts May Wear Prematurely on Dodge Caliber
Average mileage: 74,208 (10,800–144,000)
62 people reported this problem
31 people shared problem details
This problem just started again I had it fixed once and it is happening again are there any recalls for this problem
2008 Dodge Caliber88,900Visitor
Replaced busings & control arms both sides for last couple years... this year it's the struts. gonna drive it into the ground & get anything but Dodge.
2007 Dodge Caliber102,000Visitor
Same problem. Struts went bad prematurely, had to have both front strut assemblies replaced at 102,000 miles. also had to replace both lower control arms because of wear. Expensive fix for a vehicle that has only 102,000 miles.
2009 Dodge Caliber72,000Visitor
Dead struts, need to replace.
2008 Dodge Caliber144,000Visitor
Front struts are worn.... squeaky sounds from front end and rough handling
I have had to replace the front ball joints twice and I bought the car at 60k who knows if the previous owner had to replace also but that's an expensive repair every 30k miles. :(
2009 Dodge Caliber26,000Visitor
blown front struts on car used only for short in-town commuting. Only 26,000 miles, and tires completely worn, too. 26,000 miles on a set of Firestones OEM... will never own Firestones again.
At 40.000 miles the driver side strut was leaking.ended up replacing both front struts
I've had to fix my front end suspension three times in three years. It's cost me a total of about 3000 and it's still not working.
2007 Dodge Caliber40,000Visitor
Left front strut worn sway bar links worn left inner and outer tie rods worn strut boots and bearing worn now bad tire on left
2007 Dodge Caliber100,000Visitor
HAD TO REPLACE THEM
2008 Dodge CaliberVisitor
I hear a bumping noise when I drive even when I hit the small pot holes
2009 Dodge Caliber45,000Visitor
In the last 2 years have done replaced, ball joints, bushings, struts, tie rods all 4 , and control arms, that's just to name some of the problems I've had. Car now has 55,000 miles on it and back in the shop again for front end wheel problems this is crazy.
2008 Dodge Caliber63,330Visitor
Was told today that struts (all 4) and tie rods are shot and need to be replaced immediately.
2012 Dodge Caliber35,000Visitor
at a speed of 70 mph. my 2012 caliber would vibrate if there was a bump in the road.
2007 Dodge Caliber85,000Visitor
ride became very bouncy, and rocky, kids described it as a "roller coaster". replaced struts
2010 Dodge Caliber46,000Visitor
I bought my car at 44k miles, i then took it to shop because ride was very bumpy and loud. Mechanic informed me right passenger struts needed to be replaced. Buying from a reputable car sales company never thought that would pass their used vehicle inspection.
2007 Dodge Caliber127,000Visitor
Replaced both control arms over a Period of 6 months. Fixed a back right bearing 6 months later. Now, 2 months later I've recovered from the bearing and am replacing my front struts. Possibly more, depending on what the shop finds out on Monday. Quotes range from $600 - $800.
2008 Dodge Caliber58,000Visitor
Had to replace both front struts and control arms within 4 months of eachother
floats bad over bumps and weak braking.What all should i get replaced,and can i do it myself ??...
replaced both front struts&bushings.still have the same rattle noise.
Car is making a "creaking" noise when slowing down and taking off. Started to make noise after...
Noise existed. Have replaced struts, and all moving joints. sway bar links not broken and fee...