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2008 Dodge Caliber

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2008 Dodge Caliber Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Water leaks from the headliner may be cause by damaged sun roof drain tubes.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

A no crank or no start condition may be the result of a theft system fault. Our technicians tell us that replacing the wireless control module should correct this issue.

Brakes -- Verified

Vehicles equipped with 4-wheel disk brakes have had a parking brake adjustment added to their 30K interval service.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

A whistle sound may be noted while driving from the left side. Modifications to the outside mirror assembly may be necessary to correct this issue.

2008 Dodge Caliber Questions and Answers

hawkeyeward, 2008 Dodge Caliber, Port Huron, MI

Have the above code and I have the detail of what the code is but not sure on how to diagnose and repair the problem. Could anyone assist me on this repair.. Thanks

lmhe, 2008 Dodge Caliber, Sierra Vista, AZ

Where can I get the transmission fluid checked and changed other than donovan dodge at a lower cost.

Visitor, 2008 Dodge Caliber, Charleston, WV

we cant get the tire off of our dodge caliber to change a flat how do we remove the tire? Is there something special we have to do?

hawkeyeward, 2008 Dodge Caliber, Port Huron, MI

What is the procedure to adjust the rear brakes and the parking brake lever correctly on my Dodge Caliber SXT? Thanks

MMNB, 2008 Dodge Caliber, Beverly Hills, CA

this light has come on four times now. The fix from the dealer has included:
Blaming the service company for using the wrong oil
Doing a software upgrade
Ordering parts from the USA , I am in NZ an...

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2008 Dodge Caliber Reviews

Sorry about entry here, but could not find a place to enter a tip. 2008 Caliber 'No Start' issue concerning security module. This has happened to me once and no more since today. Pulled neg. cable for 10 min. and still had issue. So, for giggles I hit the panic button, then inserted key, turned to engine start position and she purred. Then the panic button depressed again. Tried both keys that came with the car twice and no problems. Hope this can help someone else. Let us know. Thanks forum!

I love my 2008 Caliber. I haven't had any major problems with it until now.I bought it brand new and all I'd had to fix so far are the tire locks,which were optional. I am having problems with the battery. It had a dirty post and It would hesitated to start. I have since cleaned it and made sure there isn't any corrosion around the battery.It seems that the problem got worse now. When I try starting it,it goes completely dead. I have to try starting it a couple of times before I get it going. I had the battery checked a couple of months ago and I was told that the battery was in great shape. I really hope it's not the alternator because that would really SUCK! Any suggestions on what it could be or what I should do?

My 2008 Dodge Caliber is currently in the shop for the third time. The ETC light starting coming on and off about two months ago. I brought the car to the dealer in Long Island City on Northern Blvd two weeks ago when my sun roof was leaking causing extreme flooding and showers inside the vehicle and because the car began to make noise in the engine area. In addition, I asked them to check the ETC. After three days, they replaced the alternator and belt tensioner and my fixed leaky sunroof. The warranty covered the alternator only. I picked up my car and the the following day the sun roof leaked again after it rained. The alternator seemed to be ok. I called the dealer regarding my sunroof. They told me to bring it back. At this time I asked them to check the ETC again. I left the car and they "did not get to it" that day. I picked up the car and decided to bring it back at another time. Finally, two weeks later, the ETC light remained on constantly, the car would not accelerate and shaked uncontrolably. I just heard from the main tech today. He ordered and replaced the PCM (power control module) but is unable to determine where the problem is. My battery died while in the shop and I still don't know if my sunroof has been fixed. My car has been at the shop since Tuesday last week. It is Thursday of the following week. You can do the math. Every time I call them, they drag their feet and have no update for the vehicle. Someone please help me find a means to an end.

I will NEVER buy another Dodge product. So far I've had 2 major replacements (a module of some kind, ball joints) and it has less than 55,000 miles. The rear defroster and cruise control doesn't work and either the water pump or the alternator is going bad. TOO much money!

Bad vehicle choice nothing but problems....I own the 2008 caliber. I'd never buy another Dodge product. If your looking to purchase this vehicle re-think it.

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