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.Google+
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Dodge Caliber No start or no crank due to theft system wireless control module
Dodge Caliber Problem
Average Mileage: 63,250 mi (20,000 mi - 109,555 mi)
'No Start' but will crank. Had been in 3 yrs. ago leaving us stranded but luckily warranty was still good. This morning it happened to my wife at home. After work I disconnected the neg. cable for about 10 min. and had no success with starting. So for giggles I hit the panic button (to engage the security system) and inserted key to the start position. It started and I hit the panic button again to deactivate it. Worked like a charm and both factory keys worked. Hope this helps someone. I'm a mechanic by trade and have checked for TSB's since I had the issue before. I'm happy with the car in general, but will probably never by this type again. My main source now is the Ram 1500 sport 5.9, wife gets the Caliber.
Visitor, 2010 Dodge Caliber, 20,000 mi
no start no crank one day yes one day no dealer can not pinpoint problem. happened at dealer also
Visitor, 2007 Dodge Caliber
had new key cut and programed, took car home and after two days nothing , won't start no power to the starter
Visitor, 2008 Dodge Caliber, 98,000 mi
I was parked in a lot with my car running and it just shut off. A day later it would not even turn over, however the radio and lights still worked. This happened once before and my mechanic had to replace the relay wires. Now it is doing it again!!
Visitor, 2007 Dodge Caliber, 68,450 mi
same no start or no fuel or sounds click even not turn over it wireless control module that problem it suckers from dodge
Visitor, 2009 Dodge Caliber, 96,000 mi
starts sometime but not others going in to the shop again. After reading reports tried the unlock button opened and closed driver door and it started. Looing for a new car and not a Dodge
Visitor, 2010 Dodge Caliber, 46,000 mi
Took to dealer, they said the car was not reading the Sim Key, and said it was the key. They charged me $286, I told them it made no since, because both keys did not work. They said no this is the problem. Guess what it is in the shop again same problem.
Visitor, 2009 Dodge Caliber, 70,000 mi
It was temporarily reset - took it to a dealer for the WCM they did not feel the WCM needed to be replaced
Visitor, 2008 Dodge Caliber, 24,000 mi
Battery would go dead. Was being drained when shut off. Car would continue to run after key was turned "off" and removed from ignition. Was advised it was a shorted wireless control module and car would actually be trying to start when in the off position. Great security option. Cost was $400 to replace at dealer. Original key was still able to be used. Cost for key replacement if necessary would have been $160.