Dodge Caliber Problem Report
Dodge Caliber No start or no crank due to theft system wireless control module
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.
'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. - kusty
I had this problem and can easily be fixed by locating the ingnition fuse, pulling it out and putting it right back in. This resets the anti theft ignition lock which is sometimes sensitive to static electricity. Do not buy a new control module!!! - Visitor
no start no crank one day yes one day no dealer can not pinpoint problem. happened at dealer also - Visitor
dealer could not fix or find cause - Visitor
2011 Caliber, turn on, key sticks in on position and cranks, no fire in engine. - Visitor
had new key cut and programed, took car home and after two days nothing , won't start no power to the starter - Visitor
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
same no start or no fuel or sounds click even not turn over it wireless control module that problem it suckers from dodge - Visitor
No crank and no start. I have only had it a year and a half and this is the second time I'm getting it fixed for this problem. - Visitor
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
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
It was temporarily reset - took it to a dealer for the WCM they did not feel the WCM needed to be replaced - Visitor
I was driving along the highway with my family and my car was shutdown without any warning and the the very risky part is im doing a changing lane and theres a car on the back of my car were almost hit, i was so shaky because my two kids and my wife is with me, i bring it into the dealership ang the technician adviser told me that they need to replace the switch ignition the thhey said the car is ready i pay $685 something then i go to the highway to go back home and im confidence that the was fixed already im running 100 kph then my car was shutdown again and i was almost hit by the who followed me,i call the technician adadviser to know that my car was shut down again,then he ask me to bring back the car it takes almost two days before they call me and they said theres and engineering to take a look at the car to figure out whats wrong into my car and then they call me again they need to replace the power control module and it cost me $900 plus tax i was so upset the rip me off i was so broke, Im not a money maker.... - Visitor
My car will not start. I am on my 3rd battery. It will start for a while and then seems to drain the battery. Everything works, radio, lights, door chimes but no engine turn over...now the 3rd battery is in and cables unhooked and covered until I am ready to drive, then I hook cables on and hope for the best. Carry a battery booster with me at all times. UPDATE:... So I replaced the battery, decided to keep the cables hooked up after reading almost a 100 reviews, I removed the fuses and put them back in for the ignition and the anti theft system (I actually took out all the fuses and put them back in, just to be on the safe side)...working so far, been two weeks. If I have the issue again, I will try the panic button for sure, then the lock/unlock door button if the panic button fails to do the trick. Hope this helps...I do believe because of all the very cold weather we've been having in Canada, the fuse did have static electricity. - AMel07
diagnosis at this time but not repaired - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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