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.
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Caliber Blown struts
Dodge Caliber Problem
Average Mileage: 52,500 mi (26,000 mi - 71,000 mi)
At 40.000 miles the driver side strut was leaking.ended up replacing both front struts
Visitor, 2009 Dodge Caliber, 26,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2007 Dodge Caliber, 42,000 mi
mechanic told me strut valves leaked and needed to be replaced
Visitor, 2007 Dodge Caliber, 67,000 mi
Left front seal ab boot rubber broke down and leaked
Visitor, 2007 Dodge Caliber, 60,000 mi
Clunking noise in right front of vehicle. Right front strut bad, replaced both front struts. Replaced both dust covers and jounce stops according to TSB for front strut replacement.
Visitor, 2007 Dodge Caliber, 45,000 mi
Driver side strut - replaced
Had problem at about 50000 but pushed it till now since dint drive often
Visitor, 2007 Dodge Caliber, 50,000 mi
Visitor, 2007 Dodge Caliber, 47,000 mi
Both struts leaking.