The Front Struts May Wear Prematurely on Dodge Caliber

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.

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Average mileage: 74,425 (11,012–130,000)
3 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009
45 people reported this problem
20 people shared problem details
2008 Dodge Caliber88,900
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.
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2009 Dodge Caliber26,000
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.
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2007 Dodge Caliber40,000
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
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2009 Dodge Caliber72,000
Dead struts, need to replace.
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2007 Dodge Caliber100,000
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At 40.000 miles the driver side strut was leaking.ended up replacing both front struts
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2007 Dodge Caliber127,000
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.
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. :(
2008 Dodge Caliber58,000
Had to replace both front struts and control arms within 4 months of eachother
2007 Dodge Caliber97,000
Front right strut bushing worn. Replaced the strut.
Front strut. coil. broken. pasd.side
2007 Dodge Caliber100,000
Took vehicle in to rotate tires and was notified the struts was blown. Had to replace struts and jounce bumper. Car was riding routes and bottoming out when going over rough roads.
2007 Dodge Caliber69,000
struts tie rods this is awful no more dodges
2007 Dodge Caliber42,000
mechanic told me strut valves leaked and needed to be replaced
2007 Dodge Caliber67,000
Left front seal ab boot rubber broke down and leaked
2007 Dodge Caliber60,000
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.
2007 Dodge Caliber45,000
Driver side strut - replaced
Had problem at about 50000 but pushed it till now since dint drive often
2007 Dodge Caliber50,000
Blown struts
2007 Dodge Caliber47,000
Both struts leaking.
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