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: 74,587 (10,800–144,000)
64 people reported this problem
This problem just started again I had it fixed once and it is happening again are there any recalls for this problem
2008 Dodge Caliber 88,900 mi, Visitor
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.
I hear a bumping noise when I drive even when I hit the small pot holes
Two front struts are worn out. Is there a recall on the 2007 Caliber Dodge SXT?
2007 Dodge Caliber 102,000 mi, Visitor
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 Caliber 72,000 mi, Visitor
Dead struts, need to replace.
2008 Dodge Caliber 144,000 mi, Visitor
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. :(
2007 Dodge Caliber 40,000 mi, Visitor
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
2009 Dodge Caliber 26,000 mi, Visitor
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
2009 Dodge Caliber 45,000 mi, Visitor
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.
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.
2008 Dodge Caliber 63,330 mi, Visitor
Was told today that struts (all 4) and tie rods are shot and need to be replaced immediately.
Replaced struts 2 yrs ago.
2012 Dodge Caliber 35,000 mi, Visitor
at a speed of 70 mph. my 2012 caliber would vibrate if there was a bump in the road.
2007 Dodge Caliber 85,000 mi, Visitor
ride became very bouncy, and rocky, kids described it as a "roller coaster". replaced struts
2010 Dodge Caliber 46,000 mi, Visitor
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 Caliber 100,000 mi, Visitor
HAD TO REPLACE THEM
2007 Dodge Caliber 92,000 mi, Visitor
Front shots were SO loud and bouncy. Also. Rear too but not as bad.