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2009 Dodge Journey repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (18%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 341 repairs.
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2009 Dodge Journey

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Dodge Journey in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Apr 2012 - May 2012
Apr 2012

61380 mi

C $100
My Shifter is very stiff. Dealer removed shifter cable and freed up shifter shaft to valve body. Did not fix the problem 
May 2012

61380 mi

C $150
Dealer replaced shifter bezel 23-023-020 
Dodge Journey in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

62000 mi

C $750
Exhaust 
Dodge Journey in Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

13000 mi
Mygig would not read cd's or dvd's. Dealer replaced radio. 
Dodge Journey in Oregon, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

9000 mi
I came home from a trip to the coast, a couple of days later a light came on and they had to replace a part in the steering wheel. 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Dodge Journey in Great Britain
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

3000 mi
Noticed coolant water gone from top up tank. Dealer admitted problem with a leak, after all, water was gone/! Couldnt find reason. Topped up and sent on our way. On unlocking the car it instantly set off the horn and alarm. The key transmitter did not stop it. It would not reset. It would not unlock. But the alarm went off constantly. Thank goodness it wasn't in the evening. Car was immobile. 
Dec 2009

6000 mi
Water all gone from cooling tank again. Confirmed a leak somewhere. 
Jan 2010

6600 mi
Cooling fan on constantly even in minus 10c when starting car first time in morning. Engine never got hot, fuel economy suffered.  Rear brakes sticking on when reversing after overnight stop. Car has handbrake assist but this was not that. 
Feb 2010

7200 mi
Tyre valve has plastic shaft and it shattered. No spare with vehicle only some tyre goo to fix puncture. No good as no tyre valve left. Towed to dealer and replaced. 
Mar 2010

7800 mi
Plastic tyre valve split effectively making the car undriveable as no spare on this car. 
Oct 2010

17000 mi

£20
Locks seize and alarm set off on pressing key fob. Can't do anything and alarm keeps going. Only way is to disconnect battery which rests the system. One key fob now not working. 
Dodge Journey in Portugal
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Apr 2012

27240 mi

€600
Problem with oil cooling system 
Dodge Journey in Finland
Aug 2009 - Dec 2015
Jan 2014

78120 mi
Ignition key unit and steering lock unit failure to act. Renewed both. The steering wheel lock failed, and the igniton lock had to be renewed in conjunction. Plus two new keys. 
Dec 2014

86800 mi

€500
Battery went empty because of corrosion on battery cables.This was discovered only on the second visit. 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Dodge Journey in Finland
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

1240 mi
Not starting when outside temperature below -20 C. Could be a battery charger problem. The engine must be warmed up by other means when located in extreme cold areas. (diesel) 
Oct 2010

19840 mi
It was a wiring/plug problem, bad contact or a lead cut. 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

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

Dodge Journey in Arizona, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2014
Jul 2010

10000 mi
Noise while turning. Ended up being sway bar bushings. Replaced under warranty at dealer. The dealer also performed a recall transmission flash. 
Apr 2011

19000 mi

US $50
Front brake pads and rotors failed at only 19K miles. Replaced under special Dodge N/C Journey extended warranty. I paid a $50 deductible. 
Dodge Journey in Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2012
Sep 2010

34000 mi

US $150
worn rear pads?? 
Feb 2011

48500 mi

US $233
EGR Valve Failure 
Apr 2011

53200 mi

US $80
New Front rotors/ pads not replaced > 1/2 left 
Nov 2011

73000 mi

US $70
Overhead console compartment inoperable. Sprung open. 
Dodge Journey in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

25000 mi

US $169
brakes 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2009 - May 2015
Jul 2010

17360 mi
Replaced rotors and front pads. 
Jan 2011

27280 mi
Radio kept freezing. New software installed. Problem seems to be fixed. 
Jun 2011

34100 mi

C $540
Replaced front rotors and pads under warranty. Replaced rear rotors and pads, not under warranty. 
Sep 2011

39680 mi
Replaced faulty wire near/at starter. Vehicle would not start at times. 
Dec 2011

40300 mi
Front windows would not operate nor the side mirror controls nor the door lock/unlock buttons from the driver's arm rest controls. Rear windows did operate from driver's controls. 
Apr 2012

45880 mi
Replaced the antenna as it broke off. 
Jun 2012

48360 mi

C $660
Won't start at times. Try again short time later starts. Replaced starter - still happened. Dealer does not know why! 
Aug 2013

66960 mi
Pulsating when breaking. Replaced all four rotors and break pads. For Free! Fourth time since owning vehicle. 
Jul 2014

79340 mi
Overheated and loss coolant. Dealer could not find any leaks or issues. Been fine since. 
Aug 2014

83080 mi

C $393
Replaced front rotors and pads for the fifth or sixth time. 
Sep 2014

84940 mi

C $400
Replaced rear pads and rotors. Coolant leak. Replaced rad and thermostat. 
Dec 2014

88660 mi

C $1500
Replaced the battery. 
Dodge Journey in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2015
Jan 2009

3010 mi
Warranty repair: Antenna broken in car wash 
Jun 2009

8727 mi
Warranty repair: Chill Zone Door would not open. 
May 2010

16500 mi
Temp. spare tire would not hold air. Never used, never lowered from car. Valve stem replaced. 
Jun 2011

28000 mi
Sunroof began leaking TSB for drains done-still leaked. New glass & frame installed all fixed 
Aug 2011

31000 mi

US $7
Passenger side low beam head-lite socket melted. It appears that a faulty connection in an aftermarket head-lite bulb, the ground side, was loose causing an overheat condition which melted part of the socket. New socket and bulb installed. 
Nov 2011

33700 mi
new rotors warped replaced under warranty 
Jun 2012

39000 mi

US $100
Headlight switch dimmer failed. 
Mar 2015

63000 mi

US $100
EGR valve and EGR valve sensor 
May 2015

65000 mi

US $100
Both rear shocks, control arm, r side attaching arm, springs, bushings 
Jun 2015

65000 mi

US $15
Windshield washer nozzle broke due to being brittle from engine heat 
Sep 2015

67000 mi

US $650
Radiator started leaking Heater hose was leaking after radiator repair. Entire assembly had to be replaced. 
Dodge Journey in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2015
Feb 2010

12400 mi
Growling noise when transmission shifted into 3,4 & 5 gears at light acceleration in traffic. After driving vehicle with transmission technician, he determined noise was exhaust related. He re-aligned the exhaust pipes and the noise has disappeared. 
Nov 2012

39500 mi

US $190
3X left front brake would apply for no reason & heat up brake. Removing power from Integrated Brake Unit would release brake. Replace L rotor,pads,caliper. Will replace L,R speed sensors. Don't trust Brake Unit & it is temp. unplugged. 
May 2013

42000 mi
Left front brake applied for no reason-only after electrical power removed from ABS would brake release. Dealer,with concurance from Chrysler, replaced ABS module and hydraulic unit. 
Dodge Journey in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

21000 mi
Engine ticking almost since new. Told by 2 different dealerships engine just cold. Replaced rocker arms and intake valves under warranty. Also front passenger window sticks. 
Feb 2010

22500 mi
Replaced rocker arms and relapped intake valves. Ticking since almost new, problem discounted by 2 dealers. They finally took notice when in for window problem. 
Dodge Journey in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

30000 mi
Transmission failure. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Mar 2013
Mar 2010

20460 mi

C $600
Brakes wear only 5-10% left on pads Sunroof leak was repaired 
Dec 2012

67580 mi
Battery leak and Acid Damage to battery case 
Dodge Journey in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2012
Dec 2010

11115 mi
Driver power window not working right, new module and door switch. all under warranty. Front brake service under warranty 
Nov 2011

19000 mi

US $50
Brakes had bad viberation for the second time since new. One again the dealer replaced rotors and pads. 
Mar 2012

23000 mi

US $400
Rear brakes - Replaced Rotors and pads due to sever viberation. 
Dodge Journey in Virginia, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2011
Mar 2008

1000 mi
Brake Light Switch replaced - brake lights not lighting until pedal depressed 3/4 inch. Replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2008

2000 mi
Airbag light remaining on after initial start up when ambient temp less than 50 F. Dealer flashed PCM with updates. 
Mar 2011

45000 mi
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 Indiana, United States
Aug 2008 - Aug 2015
May 2010

29000 mi

US $120
Front brake pads replaced at 29,000 Rotors ok, rear ok. 
Dec 2013

80000 mi

US $100
Sunroof leak, had drain tubes cleaned. 
Aug 2015

101000 mi
Ignition recall 
Dodge Journey in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2014
Apr 2012

68000 mi

US $1100
Coolant system collapse. Made it short distance to home, refilled with water, then quarter mile to shop. Replaced all hoses and radiator. 
Oct 2013

98300 mi

US $1200
Radiator for the second time, water pump, timing belt, thermostat, coolant, oil flush and change. WaterPump stopped working Radiator cracked because of heat lost coolant overheated more and burnt oil. This is the second time for radiator 
May 2014

108700 mi

US $380
Front Brakes 
Aug 2014

124700 mi

US $780
Trans seemed to be slipping. Transmission service including fluid flush. Diagnostic showed multiple issues and during inspection ABS sensor damaged producing error lights. Update: flush probably unnecessary. Intermitenly would not start. After turning key you would just get a click. Dealer could not replicate until I went back and the car would not start again. Shook the shifter and the car started. Dealer thought it was loose ground wire. Key fob replacement. FOB basically fell apart after a year. The outer frame seperated so it would not stay attached. Then electrical function stopped. Update: There is still an issue with the FOB staying in the ignition. 
Sep 2014

132000 mi

US $750
Control arms need to be replaced ASAP. 
Nov 2014

132700 mi

US $500
Sensor failed a third time. 
Dec 2014

133000 mi

US $530
Replace all brakes engine sounds as if missing and power loss. Tune up suggested. 
Dodge Journey in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

75000 mi

US $369
Breaks squeaky 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

124000 mi

C $500
Engine light on. remote car starter would not work. Code indicated Manifold tuning valve faulty 
Dodge Journey in Indiana, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

7500 mi
Sunroof was leaking through the overhead mirror and light areas. Took car in and told me that the drain hose from the sunroof was clogged. They used compressed air to clean it out. 
Dodge Journey in Arizona, United States
- Sep 2008
May 2008

1100 mi
Rear windshield wiper power harness had come unplugged on delivery to the dealer. We had our first rain and it didn't work. Dealer repaired it. 
Sep 2008

9300 mi
Power Steering TSB repair. The power steering pump was making a whining noise on acceleration and left hand turns. Dodge ordered a new pump and replaced for free. 
Dodge Journey in Georgia, United States
- Jan 2009
Jan 2009

300 mi
3-5 minute delay btwn starting engine and when the radio, lights, windshield wipers, power windows etc turning on. It happens irregularly. 
Dodge Journey in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Apr 2015

104300 mi

US $780
Water pump failed and damaged the timing belt. The metal y-pipe that splits to the heater core also failed. Timing belt was improperly installed, requiring additional repair. Replace all brake pads and rotors. 
Oct 2015

106700 mi

US $200
Ridiculously warped rotors... Again. 
Dodge Journey in West Virginia, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2015
Jan 2015

65700 mi

US $145
Dead battery required jumping several times. Roughly two year old battery. Replaced battery. Had to be done at dealer due to the poor serviceability of the battery. 
Apr 2015

67500 mi
Coolant overflow reservoir leaking. Required replacement. 
Nov 2015

73000 mi
Coolant system leaking 
Dodge Journey in Iowa, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2015
May 2012

95000 mi

US $400
replaced brake pads, rotors and calipers. 
Dec 2012

108000 mi

US $135
starter cranked slow 
Jul 2013

117300 mi
turned rotors 
Nov 2014

137000 mi

US $60
Rotors were warped. Replaced with new. 
Mar 2015

149000 mi

US $150
Replaced rotors with another brand, can't seem to find any that don't warp. Tried different brake pads 
Nov 2015

154000 mi

US $600
Replaced struts and shocks 
Dodge Journey in Alabama, United States
Apr 2008 - Aug 2010
May 2008

1000 mi
Slight rattle at higher speeds coming from right front of the vehicle. 
Oct 2008

6000 mi
TSB performed. Didnt know when taking the car in there was one though. 
Dec 2009

25000 mi
Rear door lock quit working 
Dodge Journey in Georgia, United States
Feb 2009 - Jan 2016
Nov 2012

49000 mi
Recall repair to fix defective door wiring harnesses, showed up because of airbag warning light and found there was a recall for it. 
Dec 2015

89000 mi

US $350
Radiator core leaking, required radiator to be replaced. 
Dodge Journey in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2015
Feb 2013

49000 mi

US $300
Replace fuel injectors 
Jul 2015

82000 mi
Replaced ignition module 
Dodge Journey in Illinois, United States
Jul 2011 - May 2015
Jun 2014

88000 mi

US $400
Caliper sticks and burns pads up 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Sep 2012
Jun 2011

16740 mi
Driver door seal split 
Dodge Journey in Georgia, United States
Dec 2009 - May 2012
Aug 2009

2500 mi
Plastic screen at base of windshield (wiper area) was loose from factory. Dealer tried to reinstall but was unsuccessful. Finally replaced part (after weeks on backorder)and original problem of vibrating noise went away. 
Mar 2010

28000 mi
Right front wheel had loose inner wheel well plastic flapping at speeds above 50mph. Dealer placed foam bumpers to prevent rattle. 
Oct 2011

86000 mi

US $320
Inner & outer tie-rods were worn out and had to be replaced. 
Mar 2012

100000 mi

US $450
Water pump leaking 
Dodge Journey in Indiana, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2012
Mar 2009

15000 mi
MyGig radio system (REN) model was not working properly, would sometimes not play DVD and would shut off and restart randomly 
Sep 2009

17000 mi
MyGig system malfunctioning again 
Oct 2009

18300 mi
Whining noise while turning to the left. Dealer replaced power steering resevoir per TSB that had been issued. They also installed rear-hatch latch/shim per TSB 
Jan 2010

21000 mi
Installed MyGig software update 15 March 2010, so far so good. MyGig System acting up again, wont read DVD, slow to eject disc. Next day, its working OK again 
Mar 2010

25000 mi
MyGig System acting up again in January, wont read DVD, slow to eject disc. Next day, its working OK again. In March installed software update. So far, so good. 
Apr 2010

25500 mi
Vehicle would randomly die while running, dealership flashed the PCM with newer software. No other issues at this time, 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - May 2013
Oct 2008

17980 mi
Strut Bearing punctured by Strut Spring Bearing is made entirely of PLASTIC 
Jan 2009

23560 mi
R&R WIN module. 
Jul 2009

37820 mi

C $150
warped rotors 
Jun 2010

57660 mi
seized front caliper 
Jun 2011

67580 mi
Both front wheel bearings replaced as a result of previous seized caliper causing bearing to overheat & dry out 
Jun 2012

88660 mi
Had no Back Up Lights Wire Harness had to be replaced as wires had broken where the harness runs from the roof to the tailgate. 
Apr 2013

107880 mi

C $220
R & R front and rear pads & rotors 
Dodge Journey in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2008 - Dec 2011
Jun 2009

12400 mi
alarm activated periodically when using remote entry fob to unlock doors. Corrected with flash to wireless control module no start, let sit for one mnute and will start. Reprogrammed both keys to skim. Successful no audio message on mygig entertainment, U0011 fault, corrected connections under hood, reset IOD, successful hard shifting in 6 spd auto trans, corrected by flashing PCM/TCM makes noise when left turning, could not replicate. Problem returned three days later. To return to dealer. Suspect steering pump. 
Oct 2009

19220 mi
left inner tie rod worn. replaced complete steering rack as no one makes inner tie rod for this model yet. 
Mar 2010

24800 mi

C $450
rear pads changed at 35,000 kms. Front pads and rotors replaced at this visit. Pads wearing too fast causing damage to rotors. 
Dodge Journey in Virginia, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

12000 mi
Replaced power steering resevoir. 
Jan 2009

15000 mi
CD disc changer stopped working, have ordered a replacement radio. 
Mar 2009

18000 mi
Replacement radio was installed. 
Dodge Journey in Mississippi, United States
Apr 2008 - Oct 2010
Nov 2008

11000 mi
Grinding while making hard left turns. Turned out to be power steering fluid resevoir...too small. Ordered larger resevoir...fixed problem Cowl screen on windshield was rattling at highway speeds. Dealer order new cowl with additional clips. Problem fixed. Squeaking coming from driver's side rear wheel well. I hear it on every bump, but was told three seperate technicians could not replicate sound.  
Mar 2009

17000 mi
TIPM (totally integrated power module) had a short in it causing it to go dead while driving. Squeak in rear driver's side wheel well. New bushings were ordered and installed. Knock or tick in engine. Was told they could not replicate.  
Dodge Journey in Delaware, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2010
Jul 2009

11000 mi
tapping noise, lifters and intake replaced 
Dodge Journey in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Feb 2011
Aug 2009

30000 mi

US $120
Needed to replace the rear brake pads. I replaced the rear pads and had the rotors turned at the same time. Upon inspection I had to replace one rotor because it was warped beyond what could be milled off. 
Dec 2009

37000 mi
DVD/CD Player locking up and hard drive not working. Power steering reservoir replaced again due to leaking. The pump and reservoir were replaced last year by the same dealer 
Feb 2011

54000 mi

US $100
Radio not functioning properly. The dealership had already replaced 4 times prior to this trip. 
Dodge Journey in New Brunswick, Canada
May 2008 - Mar 2012
Sep 2009

26040 mi
At first, the air bag warning light would come on when I made a right turn. After a week or so, it started coming on when I made either a left or right turn. I took the problem to one dealer and then a second dealer who fixed it. 
Oct 2009

27280 mi
The air bag light dinged and lit up, mostly when I was making a right turn. It would come on and go out a few seconds later. New sensor switches were ordered and installed and the problem was repaired. 
Mar 2010

32240 mi

C $367
Had to replace rear rotors and brake pads due to wear.  
Aug 2010

40880 mi
Was hearing an unusual noise at times when turning left. Dealer replaced the power steering unit which was under warranty. Only had this problem fixed now for two days and I think the noise is gone. 
Sep 2011

55800 mi

C $586
Brake problem due to wear. Shoes and front rotors replaced with lifetime warranty now in place. 
Dodge Journey in New Brunswick, Canada
Aug 2008 - Jun 2010
Dec 2008

3100 mi
Door lock/alarm problem diagnosed, TIP module ordered. Oil change. TIP module replaced (problem apparently solved). Diagnosed steering noise on left turns. Steering pump ordered. Steering pump replaced, problem solved.  Return of door lock problem. (Alarm problem, apparently unrelated, was fixed by earlier repair.) diagnosed, door latch ordered. I will return in January to have door latch replaced. 
Jan 2009

3720 mi
Left rear door latch would not lock consistently and was replaced. Fixed.  Power steering pump reservoir replaced as per "Rapid Response" (TSB) Brake system switch ordered as per TSB 
Feb 2009

4340 mi
Replacement of brake fluid level switch. 
Jul 2009

8060 mi
Rubber seal at bottom of windshield had puckered and vibrated loudly at highway speeds. Wiper cowl assembly replaced. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Apr 2010
Nov 2009

24180 mi
Rough shifting transmission, severe clunking during gear engagement. Outer Tie rod end loose. Replaced and alignment completed under warranty. 
Feb 2010

26040 mi
Front windows, mirrors and door locks would not work from drivers door. Drivers door would not lock/unlock electrically. Took a week to get the door control module in. While replacing defective module, wiring problems weere found, repair took 8 hrs 
Dodge Journey in Maryland, United States
May 2008 - Jan 2009
Jul 2008

5000 mi
Dent on rear pass door opening.. 
Dodge Journey in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2011
Aug 2009

18000 mi
Rough shifting. 
Oct 2009

21000 mi
Rough shifting. Much better now, though still not 100 percent satisfactory. I believe it is a design issue having to do with torque management and transmission shifts. 
Feb 2010

26000 mi
Airbag light was on. Turned out to be a failed accelerometer, and a chafed/cut wire. 
Apr 2010

29700 mi
Premature rear brake wear. Found a stuck caliper pin. Replaced both calipers, but dealer did not (yet) replace the caliper bracket and pin that stuck. Will be following up with dealer. 
Jul 2010

33000 mi
rattle at highway speeds caused by loose windshield washer hose at left front fender 
Dodge Journey in Maryland, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2013
Sep 2008

4000 mi
NOISE WHEN TURNING LEFT-DEALER INSTALLED INNER WHEEL WELL PINS-NOISE GONE SO FAR 
Oct 2008

6000 mi
Noise began after a week or so. I took info about tsb into the dealer and they ordered the part 
Dodge Journey in California, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

37000 mi
Front brake pads. Rear brakes still have 25%. 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

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

Dodge Journey in Saskatchewan, Canada
Dec 2012 - Nov 2013
Feb 2013

17540 mi

C $981
Car would not start, not turn over, just dead. Battery was replaced 2 months earlier. After diagnosis, replaced the starter. Had them REALLY CLEAN the body ground for the negative battery cable. Car has been good now for a while 
Dodge Journey in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Feb 2013
Mar 2009

16000 mi
Rear bumper seperating from body of the car.Third trip to the dealer for the same problem. 
May 2009

18000 mi
Back bumper separating from car. Also gaps in front bumper near head lights. Transmission hard shifting from park to drive and park to reverse. Dealer has no idea what is causing problem. 
Jul 2009

21000 mi
Driver side automatic window motor replaced. Window was scraping when moving up or down. 
Feb 2013

77000 mi
We blew thru 10 sets of brake pads and 6 sets of rotors in 5 years and 75000 miles. Dodge has decided it is no longer going to honor its extended warranty...so we got a lawyer and took action. 
Dodge Journey in Montana, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

55300 mi

US $118
Time to replace rotors and pads on front at 55,000. Screamer had not yet activated but it was close. We have had no brake problem and I consider this routine service. 
Dodge Journey in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - Jul 2013
Jan 2013

65700 mi

US $200
Power transfer unit needed to be replaced. 
Dodge Journey in Iowa, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

1000 mi
Car went dead when driving at 70mph on interstate. Dealer replaced fuse and considered it fixed. Car died 1 hr after leaving dealer. Couldn't restart. Dealer tried replacing fuses like last time but it didn't work. Found a loose wire and tightened it up. 
Dodge Journey in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2011
May 2008

1000 mi
Crunching in front axles, bad vibration in trans on left turns, very bad burning gear oil odor. 
Jun 2008

1000 mi
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 
Jul 2008

2000 mi
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. 
Dec 2008

8000 mi
 
Dodge Journey in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

107000 mi
With no real symptoms the car sort of popped out of gear when putting in reverse from a stopped position. A few miles down the road a noise started, drove to a shop where I was told it was the bearings ready to break thru? Had it towed 
Dodge Journey in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

100 mi
Wiring plug for window control panel on driver's door was not fully seated. Mechanic popped out the control assembly and correctly fastened the connector 
Aug 2008

3000 mi
1st service oil change. Car was also checked for left hand turn noise (cavitation) Overfilling the power steering reservoir corrected the problem 
Dodge Journey in Virginia, United States
- Jan 2011
Jan 2011

14583 mi

US $1500
dealer has had car for over a month, claims head is warped. Looked up car history and there was other bouts of car overheating and repairs being made (8064 Mi.) before I owned it so warranty wont be covering this.  
Dodge Journey in Illinois, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Sep 2008

4000 mi
Noise when vehicle made left turn. Power steering pump needs to be slightly over filled to solve. 
Dec 2008

8000 mi
Problems with REU unit. 
Feb 2009

12000 mi
Problems with REU radio not working at intermittant times. Noise while making left turn, modified power steering pump. 
May 2009

17000 mi

US $55
New front brake pads, rotors turned 
Jul 2009

20000 mi
Replaced rack and pinion steering 
Aug 2009

20000 mi
check engine light came back on a day after dealer supposedly repaired a malfunction. 
Jan 2010

29000 mi
check engine light on, they flashed the computer, lasted a few days, light back on 
Feb 2010

31000 mi
Front rotors warped, replaced rotors and pads. As of April 13, front rotors feel warped again. 
Apr 2010

33000 mi
Case cracked on PTO, car was undrivable. Third time REU radio unit replaced. 
Oct 2010

45000 mi

US $55
Repaired 
Nov 2010

45500 mi
Air bag light was on, replaced wiring harness 
Dodge Journey in Indiana, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

77000 mi

US $250
Brake calipers failed causing them to have to be replaced on the left rear. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008 - Oct 2010
Oct 2008

5580 mi
Radio stopped working after app. 15-20 minutes of operation. 
Nov 2009

21700 mi

C $600
Front Brakes were worn out 
Feb 2010

25420 mi
Air Bag light stayed ON. Replaced broken wire in driver door near hinge where harness comes into door. 
Dodge Journey in New York, United States
Jun 2008 - Dec 2010
Sep 2008

2000 mi
No audio on am/fm/sat/nav system. Replaced am/fm/sat/nav MyGig. 
Aug 2010

19000 mi
All wheel drive transfer case leaking oil. 
Dec 2010

20000 mi
Transmission bad. No replacement transmission available. Car taken in on 11/29/10. Traded it in on 12/23/10. No more Journeys for this family! 
Dodge Journey in Florida, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

38000 mi

US $425
Right front wheel bearing replaced. 
Dodge Journey in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2015
Aug 2011

32000 mi
Water had entered the tranfer case via the vent. Another 'taller' vent was installed. Problen fixed. Fluid had come out the original vent and was falling on the exhaust pipe causing a smell! 
Dodge Journey in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jan 2011
Mar 2010

6200 mi
Transmission was leaking oil. Could smell burning smell after driving 300+ kms. PTU unit had to be replaced.  
Dec 2010

16740 mi
Grinding sound turning left Engine rattle Horn works intermittently 
Dodge Journey in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2014
Aug 2010

34000 mi
Transmission was leaking and back up camera was not working. 
Sep 2010

35000 mi
They ordered a new back up camera and it still did not work. They had to order a wiring harness and I couldn't keep going back and forth with the car. Once fixed they delivered the car to my house. 
May 2011

44000 mi
Transmission fluid leak. Seal on the passenger side where the drive shaft comes out of the transmission. 
Dodge Journey in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2011
Jun 2009

7000 mi
Smelled burnt oil in the passenger compartment, noticed a small oil leak in the driveway and had a very hard downshift that caused white smoke to billow out from under the hood. Dealer replaced faulty PTO unit and reflashed PCM. 
Dodge Journey in Colorado, United States
Jan 2010 - Nov 2010
Mar 2010

5000 mi
front end sound when driving 
Dodge Journey in Indiana, United States
Apr 2008 - Sep 2014
Jun 2010

23000 mi
25 amp fuse in circuit related to airbag deployment/fuel shut off. 
Jul 2011

36000 mi

US $50
Low freon, needed 1 1/2 lbs. 
Mar 2013

54000 mi

US $50
leaking from both front and rear diffentials 
Dodge Journey in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2009
Mar 2009

10000 mi
After rocker arms where changed 2 times, engine was changed 3 times, O2 sensors were changed multiple times, KEY FOB was changed. After third replacement engine, the dealer returned it and said it was good to go, car broke down on way home. Bought back. 
Dodge Journey in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

27000 mi
AWD transfer case made a whining noise for a few days and then failed on the side of the road. 
Oct 2009

25000 mi
AWD transfer case failed. needed to be towed in and was in the shop for 5 weeks. 
Dodge Journey in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2009 - May 2012
Dec 2009

11000 mi
Gasket replaced for powertrain unit. 
Dodge Journey in Michigan, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2013
Apr 2011

39000 mi

US $1650
Increasingly loud grinding noise, awful odor, movement sluggish. Dealer found water in AWD unit. I never drove car through water. New AWD unit installed. Car 2800 miles out of warranty; I am second owner & have owned for 1 year. 
Jun 2011

41000 mi

US $532
Grinding noise when making left turn, first noticed 2010, previous dealer could not fix. Found cause of problem on this web site! Larger power steering fluid reservoir ordered & installed; no more noise. 
Mar 2012

48000 mi
Intermittent squeal in right front brakes, ended as soon as I tapped the brakes. Loose housing? Broken bolt? Mechanic could not find a problem; service manager told me it was just the way the brakes are. Haven't heard the squeal since. 
Jan 2013

53700 mi

US $517
When car taken in for replacement of rear brake pads & rotors, was told that both rear axle seals and the PTU seal were leaking and needed replacement. I've never had to do this in other cars I've owned with many more miles on them. 
Apr 2013

55000 mi

US $210
Diagnosed problem with EGR valve - needed replacement. Bill would total $680. Not done paying for January repair (nearly $1,000)! Decided I had had enough; traded car for certified pre-owned Ford Escape. Warranties mean a lot. 
Dodge Journey in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2008 - Dec 2014
Jan 2010

9300 mi
Right Front axle seal leaking and dripping on exhaust. Not a major leak but noticed when I did an oil change 
Mar 2014

25420 mi
Right front axle seal and then 540 kms later new garage floor soaked with tranny fluid. Towed back to dealer said it was output shaft seal......same thing if your mechanically inclined. This is 6th seal. Just replaced seal again lol dealers 
Dodge Journey in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Mar 2012

42000 mi

US $434
Transfer case leaking oil, gear damage, replace transfer case 
Apr 2012

42000 mi

US $220
front wheel bearing 
Dodge Journey in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2015
May 2009

4000 mi
Emergency Brake Cable broken, ordered. Still waiting on the part. 
Aug 2009

9000 mi
I was told at dealer in napa that my e-brake cable was broken when i took it in for repair. I took it to a shop in princeton, wv and was told it wasn't broken it just had became disconnected from a latch, so they reattached it.  
Dec 2009

11000 mi

US $30
Took car in for preventative maintenance and oil change & they noticed the front brake pads were worn & needed replaced. It was still under warranty. They said there were two recalls that they were not able to do, NAV software update & wheel alignment. 
Jul 2010

16300 mi

US $230
All 4 rotors needed turned on the machine. Care would vibrate left and right when applying the brakes. 
Nov 2011

32000 mi
I have always had an issue with cruise control not maintaining speed or suddenly downshifting causing rpms to go in the red. They discovered a repair bulletin and it fixed the problem. 
Dec 2011

34000 mi
Water was pouring from the upper center console. Repair shop never told me what parts the water doctor repaired. They didn't know.... 
May 2013

45000 mi

US $715
Violent shaking when putting on brakes and knocking sound at same time. Had to get new rotors, pads, callipers, and tie rod to front end brakes. 
Oct 2014

58700 mi

US $187
Drivers door window module replaced. Window was stuck. 
Feb 2015

60700 mi
Whining while driving, Power Takeoff Unit needed replaced. 
Jun 2015

63000 mi

US $90
Water would pour on me upon acceleration from between the windshield and drivers side window. Also, back passenger side door had water inside. Water doctors found that my drain tubes were not facing correct direction. 
Dodge Journey in Saskatchewan, Canada
Dec 2009 - Dec 2015
Feb 2009

620 mi
Front Brake caliper clips were missing, replaced and brakes were checked to make sure no undue wear and tear on brake pads, rotors. 
May 2009

6200 mi
Power windows/mirrors and door locks stopped working, were told part was on Backorder and the dealer would not get it until August. Nothing was done, we were told we would get a call when they got the part in(power control module drivers 
Jun 2009

7650 mi
Service Dept called and told me they were taking a power control module out of another Journey on the lot, this was after waiting almost a month with no power windows. I called Chrysler Canada and that is the only reason they agreed to swap 
Dec 2009

16049 mi
Power Steering Leak Return line cracked and line was leaking fluid. Replaced Return line gear to cooler. Vehicle was in shop for 2 days, as they had to order in the part. 
Jan 2010

17360 mi
Rear Pinion Seal blew, Journey undriveable, 5 day shop stay they had to order the seal, then had a hard time filling up the rear transfer case with oil. Vehicle smells like burnt gear oil now. 
Feb 2010

17670 mi
Power Steering Intake hose cracked, all the fluid drained out, could not be driven had to be towed to the shop, replaced hose, and vehicle is being detailed to remove the burnt oil and power steering fluid smell. 2 days in shop 
Jul 2010

21660 mi
Noticed cupholders had water in them, as well as the overhead console sunglass holder. Sunroof was 1/2 " out of alignment causing a water leak. Wind forced the seal up and water would get in. Sunroof re-aligned and checked for leaking. 
Sep 2010

26040 mi
Sirius Radio stopped working, radio has to be replaced, dealer ordering in a new radio system as they could not reset the Sirius 
Nov 2010

27900 mi
Replaced Sirius Radio, finally!! 
Jan 2011

31620 mi
Rear Axle seal is leaking, just waiting for the parts to come in Once again my power steering hoses and pump are causing problems, rather then wait for the vehicle to be undriveable they are replacing when it goes for rear axle work.  
Feb 2011

32220 mi
Rear Seal replaced,  as well as power steering hoses. 
Jun 2011

35960 mi
Front axle seal is leaking, boot is cracked, they ordered the part in, as well as 2 other parts it needs for a recall, once all the parts are in they will repair 
Jan 2012

52440 mi
Repeat trip, has been replaced before.... driver control module for power windows, locks, and mirrors 
Feb 2012

53940 mi
PTU needed to be replaced. Since replacement it has been in the shop 4 times. Transmission slips, rough shifting, hesitation. Dodge says it is fine. 
Mar 2012

58280 mi
PTU was overfilled causing some issues. Transmission fluid replaced as it was dirty. Still having hard shifting issues Shift selector needed to be replaced. Transmission still not working correctly. Tech put gear knob on backwards. Gear shifter knob put on correctly. Re-checked the transmission. Still shifting rough. But no codes or previous faults showing on computer scan. Not Happy at all with the 3 dealers we have dealt with. 
Sep 2012

81840 mi

C $235
outer tie rod on passenger side had to be replaced 
Feb 2013

91440 mi

C $1100
Both front wheel bearings and hubs failed...resulting in a tow and day in the shop. Both front bearings and hubs replaced, as well as a 4 wheel alignment 
Nov 2013

102300 mi

C $970
Both outer tie rods had to be replaced. I noticed a clunk in front end, was in for an oil change, discovered both needed to be replaced. as well as both rear axle seals which were leaking. 
Apr 2014

109120 mi

C $1135
Struts both front and strut supports had to be replaced Power steering leak. Return line cracked. Rear diff seal leaking both were replaced 
Jun 2014

110360 mi

C $700
Tie rod inner passenger replaced. 
Aug 2014

116560 mi
New starter. Power window module for drivers side. 
Oct 2014

120860 mi

C $150
Replaced the coolant reservoir after it cracked in the middle and leaked coolant on driveway. 
Oct 2015

142180 mi

C $60
Heat shield rusted out and was hitting drive train. Didn't cause any issues other than an annoying noise. 
Nov 2015

145480 mi

C $900
Wheel bearing- left rear seized up & couldn't be removed with puller, had to replace the spindle as well as the bolts melted on. I noticed this issues months & months ago, mechanics told me it was tires on pavement or I was hearing things! 
Dodge Journey in Washington, United States
Sep 2009 - Nov 2011
May 2011

24000 mi
hinge on door popped when opened. Also had a tire valve that was loose. 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Journey in Ohio, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2014
Feb 2010

20000 mi
Wiring harness in passenger door making intermittent contact with motor - causing intermittent operation.  
Dec 2011

62000 mi

US $100
Vehicle would not start all the time. Wireless Ignition Module was most likely the issue. WIN module replaced. 
Jan 2012

64000 mi

US $200
Win Module replacement did NOT fix the intermittent start. Changing spade connectors to starter solenoid. TSB is noted. Starter Replaced. So far issue is resolved. 
Jun 2012

73000 mi

US $100
Alternator was replaced due to pulley bearing failure. Started making a LOUD roaring noise and shredding clutch material. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

7440 mi
Left Tire Rod End Issue. 
Dodge Journey in Missouri, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
Apr 2014

135000 mi

US $300
Worn struts 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Dec 2015
Jan 2011

49600 mi
mirror visor cover broke-made of plastic (cheap) 
May 2011

57040 mi

C $700
no start because of electrical problem. Wire to starter replaced at cost of $300!!!! $30 for wire & $270 for labour!!!! This is ridiculous. cam sensor not working, was replaced  
Dec 2013

101060 mi

C $1050
replaced front end wheel bearings 
Mar 2014

105400 mi

C $1000
all 3 pulleys, lower drive belt,upper drive belt,engine serpentine drive belt all were cracked because made of plastic alternator broken 
Jul 2014

110940 mi

C $500
resonator was cracked open, a seam came apart 
Nov 2014

116360 mi

C $700
Intake manifold was cracked -mechanic mentioned that this was a common problem with dodges since it was a poor grade plastic 
Dodge Journey in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2014
Jun 2011

55000 mi

US $157
intermittent no start condition - believe to be fault in ignition switch/relay system - dealer could not duplicate intermittent condition so no repair initiated. 
Aug 2013

97000 mi

US $600
replace leaking coolant manifold 
Mar 2014

110000 mi

US $500
replace serpentine belt, idler, tensioners, alternator 
Dodge Journey in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

1000 mi
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. 
Dodge Journey in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2012
Oct 2009

6000 mi
overhead light and sunglass fixture broke and was replaced..and...trim piece connector that holds down carpet on door still broken and was replaced 
Jan 2010

11400 mi
Cloth gray seats stain badly with rain water or snow if not wiped immediately despite being scotch-guarded three times. Dealership detailed the car and then applied Chrysler protective fabric guard via warranty to see if this would remedy the problem. 
Jul 2010

22000 mi
seat covers stained easily even with simple rain water. dealership replaced all covers to my satisfaction. problem has not resurfaced in 3 weeks. 
Aug 2011

34000 mi
car would not crank. towed. started at dealership after computer flash front brake service notice. new pads and rotors installed at no cost rear brake caliper was deemed frozen. new rear brakes and rotors installed under warranty. seat adjustment lever does not work. parts to be ordered and installed under warranty 
Sep 2011

36000 mi
seat adjuster replaced - N/C 
Dodge Journey in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2016
Sep 2014

68000 mi
ECU failed. Dodge replaced it under the emissions warranty. 
Jul 2015

75700 mi

US $600
Alternator made grinding noises. 
Sep 2015

77000 mi

US $1500
Throttle body was broken. 
Dodge Journey in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

12000 mi
Power mirrors stopped working. 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

1240 mi
Faulty brake fluid level switch 
Jul 2009

16120 mi
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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2008.5 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Dodge Journey in Great Britain
Feb 2010 - Dec 2015
Jan 2013

44300 mi
tpms valve/sensor failure 
Dec 2014

62000 mi

£1400
Clutch plates were almost non-existent, gave no warning, just a loud BANG as I went from 2nd to 3rd, Journey just stopped. Dual mass flywheel damaged by the worn clutch had fractured, then failed, destroying all within, plus the bell housing section. 
Oct 2015

73000 mi

£800
Lack of power when traversing hills etc...a recently replaced diesel filter had become blocked or some reason... drained, changed and all good to go, had a recall work down whilst sorting the engine issue.. 
Nov 2015

74500 mi

£960
caliper failure 
Dec 2015

76000 mi

£300
new pads and front rotors 
Dodge Journey in Great Britain
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

362 mi
blown intercooler hose, factory known issue, had to wait ages for repair as part had no number as car too new in europe to have been given a part number - waited a couple of weeks with no Vehicle... 
Mar 2009

362 mi
at collection car had fuel gauge problems, always read EMPTY.. required loads of sensors etc and even the entire fuel gauge module!!!!! 
Dec 2009

9000 mi
headlights moving when they wanted and always misaligned, pointing to the floor, and DPF filter problems... and other electrical issues 
Jan 2010

10000 mi
The WIM and ELV computer modules failed, car unable to be started as keys not recognised, total vehicle shut down. Also a manufacturer fix was instigated for the headlights. DEAD LOCKS NOT RELEASING WHEN UNLOCKING THE VEHICLE AND NOT BEING ABLE TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE VEHICLE, NEEDED SEVERAL ATTEMPTS OVER A FEW HOURS BEFORE THEY RELEASED. 
Feb 2010

12000 mi
AS THE VEHICLE HAS NO SPACE SAVER TYRE JUST AN AIR COMPRESSOR AND ATTACHED CAN OF TYRE SEALANT, THE SEALANT WENT OFF IN THE TRUNK SPACE ALL BY ITSELF WHEN I WAS DRIVING ALONG, VERY MESSY TRUNK TO BE CLEANED AND DEVICE REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY 
Mar 2010

12000 mi
The entire car dead locked everything,dealer had to force entry also kept having electrical malfunctions, vehicle now replaced by Chrysler Uk and Dealership for new replacement 

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2009 Dodge Journey Repair Histories

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