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Dodge Journey Problems and Repair Histories

274 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Dodge Journey. 129 of these members (47.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 335 repairs to Dodge Journeys--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Dodge Journey problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Dodge Journey problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Dodge Journey problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Dodge Journey repairs by problem area

18% of the Dodge Journey repairs were to the engine, 13% to the transmission, 20% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 335 repairs.

Dodge Journey repair cost distribution

Of the Dodge Journey repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 47% between $100 and $499, 33% between $500 and $999, and 11% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 36 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Dodge Journey problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Dodge Journey in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008    
0 Brake Light Switch replaced - brake lights not lighting until pedal depressed 3/4 inch. Replaced under warranty. 
2000 0 Airbag light remaining on after initial start up when ambient temp less than 50 F. Dealer flashed PCM with updates. 
45000 0 all idiot warning lights on the dash began to cycle on and off with the wipers activating every 5 seconds even though they were manually turned off. Research showed the problem is with the CAN C bus. Car out of warranty so we traded it. 
Dodge Journey in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
1000 0 Slight rattle at higher speeds coming from right front of the vehicle. 
6000 0 TSB performed. Didnt know when taking the car in there was one though. 
25000 0 Rear door lock quit working 
 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Dodge Journey in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
1000 0 Crunching in front axles, bad vibration in trans on left turns, very bad burning gear oil odor. 
1000 0 Terrible odor enough to cause nausea & headaches, Chrysler District Manager claims its a normal new car smell that will go away. {It's getting worse}. Grinding & vibration on left turns still there. Going back to dealer service dept. on 07/07/08 
2000 0 Dealer found apparently used gear oil in power transfer unit {transfer case} that was causing odor. Gear oil was replaced. Unknown if problem will recur. Engine developed a knock at 2000 miles,dealer replaced complete engine assembly with authorization of Chrysler district manager. I have only put 200 miles on car since I got it back so I don't know if problem has been corrected. 
8000 0  
 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Journey in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
1000 0 An earlier recall had not been performed prior to my purchase of the vehicle. There was a problem with a brake sensor. My understanding is that the car thought I was constantly using the brakes. 
 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
1240 0 Faulty brake fluid level switch 
16120 0 The pto drive for the awd had a seal leak. The seal could not be replaced, so the complete unit was replaced. The replacement drive had a different part number. Manufactured by Gertrag. 
 

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