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2008 Dodge Caliber Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2008 Dodge Caliber based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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

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.

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.

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 condition.

The AC compressor may be damaged during cold weather conditions due to refrigerant "slugging." Our technicians tell us that the repair involves replacing the AC compressor and the condenser.

A whistle sound from the left side may be noted while driving. Modifications to the outside mirror assembly may be necessary to correct this issue.
A metallic rattle sound from the liftgate while driving over bumps may develop. Our technicians tell us that replacing the liftgate bumpers should correct this issue.
Vehicles equipped with 4-wheel disk brakes have had a parking brake adjustment added to their 30K interval service.