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2009 Dodge Journey Repair Histories

140 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2009 Dodge Journey. 89 of these members (63.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 319 repairs to 2009 Dodge Journeys--an average of 2.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2009 Dodge Journey repairs by problem area

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2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

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

Dodge Journey in Maryland, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2013
6000   Noise began after a week or so. I took info about tsb into the dealer and they ordered the part 
Dodge Journey in Maryland, United States
May 2008 - Jan 2009
5000 mi   Dent on rear pass door opening.. 
Dodge Journey in Virginia, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2011
1000 mi   Brake Light Switch replaced - brake lights not lighting until pedal depressed 3/4 inch. Replaced under warranty. 
2000   Airbag light remaining on after initial start up when ambient temp less than 50 F. Dealer flashed PCM with updates. 
45000   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
Apr 2008 - Aug 2010
1000 mi   Slight rattle at higher speeds coming from right front of the vehicle. 
6000   TSB performed. Didnt know when taking the car in there was one though. 
25000   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 New York, United States
Jun 2008 - Dec 2010
2000 mi   No audio on am/fm/sat/nav system. Replaced am/fm/sat/nav MyGig. 
19000   All wheel drive transfer case leaking oil. 
20000   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 Illinois, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
4000 mi   Noise when vehicle made left turn. Power steering pump needs to be slightly over filled to solve. 
8000   Problems with REU unit. 
12000   Problems with REU radio not working at intermittant times. Noise while making left turn, modified power steering pump. 
17000 US $55 New front brake pads, rotors turned 
20000   Replaced rack and pinion steering 
20000   check engine light came back on a day after dealer supposedly repaired a malfunction. 
29000   check engine light on, they flashed the computer, lasted a few days, light back on 
31000   Front rotors warped, replaced rotors and pads. As of April 13, front rotors feel warped again. 
33000   Case cracked on PTO, car was undrivable. Third time REU radio unit replaced. 
45000   Repaired 
45500   Air bag light was on, replaced wiring harness 
Dodge Journey in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2011
1000 mi   Crunching in front axles, bad vibration in trans on left turns, very bad burning gear oil odor. 
1000   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   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. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008 - Oct 2010
5580 mi   Radio stopped working after app. 15-20 minutes of operation. 
21700 C $600 Front Brakes were worn out 
25420   Air Bag light stayed ON. Replaced broken wire in driver door near hinge where harness comes into door. 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Journey in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
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. 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
1240 mi   Faulty brake fluid level switch 
16120   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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