2008 Dodge Caliber Reviews and Owner Comments

2008 Dodge Caliber owners review and rate their 2008 Dodge Caliber.

2008 Dodge Caliber (10 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
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Electrical & Lights
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Heating & Air Conditioning
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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.
I bought this car NEW and mostly its been back in the shop every few months. I ABS Light has come on 3 times and the sensor had to be replaced. I'm constaly having a Gas Cap Light come on for Evaporator Leak. Since the gas cap dosn't come with the warrenty I've replaced it 4 times now yet the sensor keeps happening, and the only way to reset it. is go to the Dealer. This is rediculis.
Horrible car have nothing but problems with it .. the 2007 dodge caliber had a major recall on the electronic throttle control they should have quit making it then because my 08 has the same problem with the actuator motor ... hate hate this car paid more in repairs on it than i bought the car for and that was 10,000
solid car just very expensive when it comes to repairs i know you get what you pay for but you can only get dealer prts so the problem with just happen again after about the same amout of miles
Purchased new in 2008 (45,000)-front strut replacement is needed already. When I originally purchased car I questioned the gas meter reader. Anything measuring over 1/2 tank seemed as if it was used up very quickly. They did not find anything at first and then told that it was a glitch and something dodge may recall on vehicles later. Mistake to have whatever coating for the outside and inside of the car the dealership offered. Some sort of wax. Since most of the inside of car is plastic I guess with the heat form sun it is lightly sticky and all the dust adheres. Does not wipe off completely with cleaning. I feel the same with a previous comment with a 2.0L DOHC the pickup is horrible. My daughters 2006 Saturn Ion has better pickup.
good little car, great on gas, but not the car of my dreams.