The Front Struts May Wear Prematurely on Dodge Caliber

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 77,445 (10,800–145,000)
5 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, more2012
84 people reported this problem
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This problem just started again I had it fixed once and it is happening again are there any recalls for this problem
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.
Same problem. Struts went bad prematurely, had to have both front strut assemblies replaced at 102,000 miles. also had to replace both lower control arms because of wear. Expensive fix for a vehicle that has only 102,000 miles.
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
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. :(
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.
In the last 2 years have done replaced, ball joints, bushings, struts, tie rods all 4 , and control arms, that's just to name some of the problems I've had. Car now has 55,000 miles on it and back in the shop again for front end wheel problems this is crazy.
I've had to fix my front end suspension three times in three years. It's cost me a total of about 3000 and it's still not working.
I bought my car at 44k miles, i then took it to shop because ride was very bumpy and loud. Mechanic informed me right passenger struts needed to be replaced. Buying from a reputable car sales company never thought that would pass their used vehicle inspection.
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.